My Chemical Romance postpone North American reunion tour to September 2021 amid pandemic
The band is also offering refunds for those unable to attend
My Chemical Romance have announced to reschedule their North American tour due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The band was slated to play a string of reunion shows this year before Covid-19 hit the US, but now fans will have to wait for next year with the earliest confirmed date set on September 8, 2021.
Sharing the new dates with an Instagram post, the group wrote, "As a band, we are deeply aware of the profound problems and crucial issues the world is facing right now. These issues are all life-changing, and we have them in the forefront of our minds on a regular basis. All of our focus should be on making the world better in every way we can." They added, "We would never want to distract from the challenges we are facing right now, but we feel it is the right thing to let people know that we have rescheduled our shows, so that we can offer people a refund on tickets in these difficult financial times."
Pointing followers to their website for the entire tour date list, My Chemical Romance added, "All tickets will be honored for the new dates," stating that ticketholders can get refunds at point of purchase "if you are unable to attend". The band concluded on a personal note saying, "It is a long time away, and there is so much for all of us to do to make the world a better place in the interim. We cannot wait to play for you. Take care of each other and yourselves. We will see you soon. xoxo MCR."
The new tour will kick off at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and will end with a four-night residency at the Forum in Los Angeles on October 11, 12, 14 and 17. My Chemical Romance will also make stops in their 2020 trek in Toronto, Brooklyn, Boston, Detroit, St Paul in Minnesota, Chicago, Atlanta, Newark in New Jersey, Sunrise in Florida, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Tacoma in Washington, Oakland and Las Vegas.
Meanwhile, Chicago's Riot Fest with My Chemical Romance as a headlining act is also postponed to September 2021, according to Rolling Stone.