SOURCE: Reprise Records

February 29, 2008 09:00 ET

My Chemical Romance Announce Spring U.S. Tour Dates

Last American Shows Before Platinum-Selling Rock Band Begin Work on New Album

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - February 29, 2008) - My Chemical Romance, who traveled the globe last year in support of their platinum-selling album "The Black Parade," will return to the U.S. in March for a month-plus tour -- the last series of dates before the band take time off to write a new album. The tour, which features support from Billy Talent and Drive By, begins March 28th in Tempe, AZ, and will hit mid-size theaters across the country. My Chemical Romance made a deliberate decision to play more intimate venues this time around after spending months of performing in U.S. arenas on the Projekt Revolution tour with Linkin Park and Taking Back Sunday over the summer.

"We are really excited about the tour," the band said in a statement posted on its website ( "Our good friends Billy Talent and Drive By are coming with us. We could not think of a better tour to go away from 'The Black Parade.' We wanted to come to these places. We selected them. We wanted to get away from big shows for a while. When we started this thing, we could feel you guys right in front of us. It is time for that to happen again."

My Chemical Romance is also putting the finishing touches on an upcoming CD/DVD titled "The Black Parade is Dead!," which was filmed over several weeks in October 2007.

Released in October 2006, "The Black Parade" shot to No. 2 on Billboard's Top 200 album chart, selling more than 240,000 copies its first week of release. The album was hailed by critics and has spawned four Modern Rock smash singles, including the latest, "Teenagers," which hit the No. 1 spot on MTV's "TRL."

My Chemical Romance tour dates with Billy Talent and Drive By:

3/28 Tempe, AZ @Tempe Beach Park
3/29 Tuscon, AZ @Rialto Theatre
3/30 Las Vegas, NV @The Joint
3/31 Las Vegas, NV @The Joint
4/3 San Francisco, CA @Warfield
4/4 San Francisco, CA @Warfield
4/6 Irvine, CA  @Bamboozle Left
4/8 Portland, OR @Crystal Ballroom
4/9 Portland, OR @Crystal Ballroom
4/11 Salt Lake City, UT @Great Salt Air
4/14 Denver, CO @Fillmore Auditorium
4/15 Kansas City, KS @Memorial Hall
4/17 Chicago, IL @Congress Theatre
4/18 Chicago, IL @Congress Theatre
4/19 Detroit, MI @The Fillmore at State Theatre
4/20 Detroit, MI @The Fillmore at State Theatre
4/22 Cleveland, OH @The Agora Theatre
4/28 Austin, TX @Stubb's
4/30 Birmingham, AL @Sloss Furnace
5/2 Memphis, TN @Beale Street Festival
5/3 St. Louis, MO @Pageant
5/4 Columbus, OH @Lifestyle Pavillion
5/6 Philadelphia, PA @Electric Factory
5/7 Philadelphia, PA @Electric Factory
5/9 New York, NY @Madison Square Garden (with Drive By & Taking Back
*more to come

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