SOURCE: Reprise Records

August 08, 2005 21:38 ET

My Chemical Romance Receive Fifth MTV Video Music Award Nomination

Band Nominated for Viewers Choice Award

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 8, 2005 -- It was announced today that Reprise Records' My Chemical Romance was nominated for their fifth MTV Video Music Award in the Viewers Choice Category for the video for their single "Helena." The additional Viewers Choice nomination raises the bar, placing these MTV newcomers in the esteemed company of today's musical luminaries.

On July 25th, My Chemical Romance's video for "Helena" received nominations in the Best Rock Video, Best New Artist In A Video, the MTV2 Award and Best Choreography In A Video for their hit "Helena." The video was directed by Marc Webb.

My Chemical Romance's "Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge" was released on June 8, 2004 and debuted at the top of the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. The band has received extensive media attention both on television and in print press, performing their hits on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "Late Show with David Letterman," "Last Call with Carson Daly" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live"; and gracing the covers of Alternative Press and Spin as well as being prominently featured on the pages of Blender, Rolling Stone, Revolver, Guitar World and Bass Player. The band has also had multiple appearances on Fuse's "Daily Download" and their videos remain in heavy rotation on the channel. My Chemical Romance won the "Who's Next" contest on Yahoo! in August 2004, and recorded Sessions@AOL earlier this year.

The band was featured on MTV's highly acclaimed series for new music, "Discover and Download," which led to an appearance on TRL's "Spankin' New" Music Week. A current TRL darling, My Chemical Romance's video for "Helena" has stayed at the top of the TRL playlist for many consecutive days. They were also the first band to be selected for MTV's groundbreaking "10 Spot Drop," and performed on the 2$ Bill concert from Buffalo earlier this year.

The band continues as a headlining act on the Vans Warped Tour through the middle of August and will embark on their first ever headline tour this fall.

August         (Warped Tour Dates)
8th             Charlotte, NC        Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
9th             Virginia Beach, VA   Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
10th            Bristow, VA          Nissan Pavilion
11th            Scranton, PA         Montage Mountain Amphitheatre
12th            Camden, NJ           Tweeter Center at The Waterfront
13th            New York, NY         Randall's Island
14th            Englishtown, NJ      Old Bridge Township Raceway Park
15th            Northampton, MA      Three County Fairgrounds

September      (Headlining Dates)*
15th            Columbus, OH         PromoWest Pavilion
16th            Cleveland, OH        Scene Pavilion
17th            Detroit, MI          EMU Convention Center
18th            Chicago, IL          UIC Pavilion
20th            St. Paul, MN         Myth
21st            Milwaukee, WI        The Rave/Eagles Club
22nd            St. Louis, MO        The Pageant
23rd            Grand Prarie, TX     Nokia Live
24th            San Antonio, TX      Sunset Station
25th            Houston, TX          Reliant Arena @ Reliant Park
27th            Phoenix, AZ          Mesa Amphitheatre
28th            San Diego, CA        SOMA
29th            San Diego, CA        SOMA

2nd             San Jose, CA         San Jose Events Center
3rd             Reno, NV             Silver State Pavilion at Reno Hilton
5th             Orem, UT             McKay Events Center

*  more dates to be announced

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