SOURCE: Reprise Records

February 02, 2007 19:44 ET

My Chemical Romance Announce Second Leg of 2007 U.S. Headlining Tour

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 2, 2007 -- Reprise Records' My Chemical Romance have added a second leg to their first extensive tour of the U.S. in support of their Number One Rock album, the RIAA gold-certified, "The Black Parade." The first leg of the arena tour, produced by Art Show -- a national touring division of Goldenvoice -- kicks off in Manchester, NH, on February 22nd, with support from Rise Against, and concludes March 16th in Reno, NV. The second leg begins April 14th in Houston, TX, with support from Muse until May 8th, and concludes on May 22nd in Portland, Oregon. Several shows on the first leg -- including The Forum in Los Angeles and the Arena at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim -- are already sold out.

For this second leg, fans will be able to purchase a limited number of tickets in a special fan-club presale beginning February 2nd by visiting http://mcrblackparade.ducatking.com/. The official on-sale date for tickets will be February 10th.

"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," 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. The second single, "Famous Last Words," is fast on its heels, and the video for the song quickly shot to Number One on MTV's "TRL."

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

My Chemical Romance tour dates with Muse:
4/14 Houston, TX - Reliant Arena
4/15 Dallas, TX - Edgefest*
4/16 San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
4/18 Pensacola, FL - Pensacola Civic Center
4/19 Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
4/22 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Bank Atlantic
4/24 Atlanta, GA - Gwinnett Center
4/25 Nashville, TN - Nashville Municipal Auditorium
4/26 Charlotte, NC - Cricket Arena
4/27 Washington, DC - Merriweather Post Pavilion
4/28 Williamsburg, VA - William and Mary Hall
4/29 State College, PA - Bryce Jordan Center
5/1  Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
5/2  Pittsburgh, PA - Petersen Events Center
5/6  Portland, ME - Cumberland Civic Center
5/8  Worcester, MA - DCU Center
5/20 Vancouver, BC - V Fest*
5/21 Seattle, WA - WaMu Theatre*
5/22 Portland, OR - Memorial Coliseum*

*denotes festival date or support act TBA
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