My Chemical Romance reveal Download plans

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My Chemical Romance will return to their own identities at Download tonight (June 8), Gerard Way has revealed.

NME.COM caught up with the MCR frontman in advance of the band’s forthcoming headlining slot at teh festival at Donington.

Yet after touring the world under the alter-ego of The Black Parade, Way promised that tonight would see a return to their real selves.


He said: “I don’t think we’re gonna play as The Black Parade tonight. You’re gonna get My Chemical Romance.”

Watch the interview now in which Gerard reveals all about tonight’s headline slot and next week’s show with Muse at Wembley Stadium.

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