My Chemical Reunion confirm Japan show as part of live comeback

They're off to Osaka...

My Chemical Romance have confirmed that they’ll head to Japan next year to play a show as part of their live comeback.

The ‘Black Parade’ emo icons will head to Osaka’s International Exhibition Center on March 28 for a special show supported by Download Festival.

They’ll be supported by Jimmy Eat World at the show, which comes a day before they headline the entire leg of Download Japan.


Meanwhile, MCR frontman Gerard Way recently said the band’s reunion may not have happened if they had left it any longer.

Having confirmed their comeback in late October 2019, Way reportedly considered it to be the “right time” to return after an eight year absence.

“I spoke to Gerard [Way] about the reunion a little bit recently and he said it felt like it was the right time,” said Geoff Rickly, the frontman of rockers Thursday.

Rickly, whose band will support MCR at their first comeback show in LA later this month, added: “One of the things he said was, ‘I don’t know if it would have happened if it wasn’t now.’ And I got what he meant by that.”

The band also recently shared their first photo since reforming – a black and white picture which shows MCR sat on the floor in a rehearsal space.


Last month, news of their reformation also prompted their seminal album ‘The Black Parade’ to re-enter the Billboard 200 charts.