SOURCE: Reprise Records

December 18, 2006 20:07 ET

My Chemical Romance Announce 2007 U.S. Headlining Tour Dates

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 18, 2006 -- Reprise Records' My Chemical Romance will launch their first extensive tour in support of their Number One Rock album, the RIAA gold-certified, "The Black Parade." The U.S. arena tour, produced by Art Show -- a national touring division of Goldenvoice -- will kick off in Manchester, NH at the Verizon Wireless Arena on February 22, 2007. Fans will be able to purchase a limited number of tickets in a special fan-club presale starting today by visiting http://mcrblackparade.ducatking.com/. The official on sale date for tickets will be Saturday, January 6, 2007.

"The Black Parade," an epic theatrical concept album about mortality, has been named "Album Of The Year" by Blender Magazine, stating, "My Chemical Romance transcended the cliché... to craft a grandiose epic that just might make them the biggest band in the world." Rolling Stone says, "'The Black Parade' is the best mid-Seventies record of 2006, a rabid, ingenious paraphrasing of echoes and kitsch from rock's golden age of bombast."

The week after its release, "The Black Parade" claimed the Number One spot on SoundScan's Rock, Alternative, Top Albums Retailers, Indy/Small Chain, Internet, and Digital Album Charts. It also shot to Number 2 on Billboard's Top 200 album chart, selling more than 240,000 copies its first week of release. The first single, "Welcome To The Black Parade," has enjoyed eight weeks at the top of the Alternative / Modern Rock Radio Charts in the U.S. and the singles chart for two consecutive weeks in the UK.

My Chemical Romance's upcoming tour dates with Rise Against are as
follows*:

2/22/2007  Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena
2/23/2007  Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum
2/25/2007  Philadelphia, PA - Liacouras Center
2/26/2007  Cleveland, OH - Wolstein Center
2/28/2007  Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
3/1/2007   Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
3/2/2007   Topeka, KS - Kansas Expo Center
3/3/2007   Lincoln, NB - Pershing Auditorium
3/4/2007   Denver, CO - Magness Arena
3/6/2007   Salt Lake City, UT - The E Center
3/7/2007   Las Vegas, NV - Orleans Arena
3/9/2007   Phoenix, AZ - Jobing.com Arena
3/10/2007  Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
3/11/2007  Anaheim, CA - Arena at the Anaheim Convention Center
3/13/2007  San Diego, CA - ipayOne Center
3/14/2007  Fresno, CA - Selland Arena
3/15/2007  Oakland, CA - ORACLE Arena
3/16/2007  Reno, NV - Lawlor Events Center

*more dates to be announced
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