My Chemical Romance played new single ‘The Foundations of Decay’ for the first time ever at their first UK show in 11 years.
The ‘Welcome To The Black Parade’ rockers performed at The Eden Project in Cornwall on Monday night (16.05.22) for their first UK concert since 2011, and the first anywhere since their comeback gig in Los Angeles in 2019.
The band kicked off the night with the live debut of ‘The Foundations of Decay’, having stunned fans by releasing the track out of nowhere last week.
The group – made up of Ray Toro, Frank Iero and brothers Gerard and Mikey Way – also treated fans to tracks from their ‘Conventional Weapons’ compilation, including only the second ever performance of ‘Make Room!!!!’, as well as first time renditions of ‘Surrender The Night’ and ‘Boy Division’.
The latter kicked off the show-closing encore, which also featured ‘I’m Not Okay (I Promise)’ from 2004’s ‘Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge’, and ‘Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys’ anthem ‘The Kids From Yesterday’.
The rest of the setlist spanned their entire career, with ‘Our Lady of Sorrows’ – which featured on 2002 debut ‘I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love’ – appearing alongside fan favourites like ‘Teenagers’, ‘Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)’, ‘Thank You For The Venom’, ‘Vampire Money’ and ‘Helena’.
The band will return to The Eden Project for a second night on Tuesday (17.05.22) with more UK days coming this month in Milton Keynes, Warrington, Cardiff and Glasgow.
After the UK run, MCR will move onto Europe and North America before playing in Australia and New Zealand in 2023 as their comeback rolls on.
The group are yet to reveal whether or not ‘The Foundations of Decay’ is a one off single or the precursor to their first album since 2010’s ‘Danger Days’.