by / December 2nd, 2010 /

My Chemical Romance – The O2, Dublin

My Chemical Romance bring their Danger Days World Contamination tour to The O2, Dublin on Wednesday 16th February. Tickets are on sale from this Friday, December 3rd at 9am.

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets €33.60 inclusive of booking fee

In person: from 100 Ticketmaster outlets nationwide
24hr hotlines: Tel: ( ROI ) 0818 719 300/ ( NI ) 0844 277 4455
Buy online: www.Ticketmaster.ie

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

For fans who can’t wait to get their hands on tickets this Friday a limited number of tickets will be available through a special MCD Pre sale will be made available this Wednesday – 48 hours before they go on general sale. For more information see www.mcd.ie

My Chemical Romance have just released their new album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. The Jersey band had conquered the globe with their platinum-selling third album, the bombastic and bleak The Black Parade, but two years of touring took their toll. Every night the band strapped on their monochromatic uniforms, show after show frontman Gerard Way inhabited the skin of the album’s protagonist, the sickly, spiteful “Patient.” In every country visited, thousands of fans flocked to stadiums but with them came disturbing stories of violent confrontations on the city streets, of persecution based solely on their choice of clothes and professed passion for My Chemical Romance. By the time the band reached its professional peak – headlining Madison Square Garden in the spring of 2008 – they were personally exhausted.

And so The Black Parade was laid to rest. But not with a Busby Berkeley-esque funeral, like the one seen in MCR’s breakthrough video for “Helena” a few years back. No, it died suddenly and without ceremony.

Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys is the album My Chemical Romance have been building towards their entire, nearly decade long career. From soaring sentiment (“The Only Hope for Me is You”) to bare-knuckled brawling in the streets (“DESTROYA”) it defies lazy labels and demolishes expectations. Beholden to no scene, credo or code it’s a rock’n’roll album from the future aimed directly at the dead-hearted present. “Next year it’ll be ten years since we’ve been together,” Frank says, “that’s a long time to stay in one shade. And I think if you’ve been a fan of our band for a long time then you need these different feelings in your life, these different emotions to come through. And I know that because it’s what we need right now.”

“Black Parade was asking for a lot of misery and punishment. Danger Days is asking for a big hyperspace adventure,” Gerard explains, finally, with a wink. “We’re not saying we deserve it. We’re just asking.”

Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys out now and available.

Tickets for My Chemical Romance are on sale this Friday, 3rd December at 9am.