18 October 2014 @ 11:45 am
Blog Post: Gerard  
Jersey or Bust

See you in NJ at Starland Ballroom on October 22! http://www.axs.com/events/253464/gerard-way-tickets

 
 
17 October 2014 @ 09:38 am
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Gerard will be playing at Jose Cuervo Salon in Mexico City on November 14th! Tickets go on sale Monday at 12PM! http://ticketmaster.com.mx/

To see Gerard's performance on Conan, go here

To see pictures of Gerard's show at the Troubadour go here.
 
 
15 October 2014 @ 06:07 pm
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Catch Gerard on The Conan O’Brien Show tonight on TBS! http://teamcoco.com/schedule/2014-10-13/wednesday
 
 
15 October 2014 @ 11:36 am
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Stockholm & Helsinki!

Just added! More info soon, stay tuned to Lola’s Twitter for on sale times and more.

02/03/15
Klubben
Stockholm, Sweden
Tickets: http://www.livenation.se/

02/05/15
The Circus
Helsinki, Finland
Tickets: http://www.lippupalvelu.fi/
 
 
13 October 2014 @ 05:50 pm
Blog Post: Gerard  
New European shows added!

Psyched to announce the following shows! Stay tuned for more info!

01/14/15
Armazem F
Lisbon, Portugal
Tickets: http://www.armazemf.com/

01/15/15
Joy Eslava
Madrid, Spain
Tickets: http://www.livenation.es/artist/gerard-way-tickets

01/16/15
Sala Apolo
Barcelona, Spain
Tickets: http://www.livenation.es/artist/gerard-way-tickets

01/18/15
La Trabendo
Paris, France
Tickets: http://www.avosbillets.com/home

01/20/15
Birmingham O2 Academy
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Tickets: http://www.gigsandtours.com/search/?q=gerard

01/21/15
Southampton O2 Guildhall
Southampton, United Kingdom
Tickets: http://www.gigsandtours.com/search/?q=gerard

01/24/15
Melkweg
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tickets: http://www.melkweg.nl

01/25/15
Gloria
Cologne, Germany
Tickets: http://gloria-theater.com/programm/25-01-2015/gerard-way

01/27/15
Heimathafen Neukolln
Berlin, Germany
Tickets: http://www.eventim.de/gerard-way

01/28/15
Lucerna Music Bar
Prague, Czech Republic
Tickets: http://www.musicbar.cz/

01/30/15
Proxima
Warsaw, Poland
Tickets: http://www.ebilet.pl/

02/01/15
Pumpehuset
Copenhagen, Denmark
Tickets: http://www.billetlugen.dk/da/event/gerard-way

02/02/15
Vulkan Scene
Oslo, Norway
Tickets: http://www.billettservice.no/

02/06/15
Glavclub
St Petersburg, Russia
Tickets: http://www.glavclub.com/buy-ticket.html

02/07/15
Glavclub
Moscow, Russia
Tickets: http://ponominalu.ru/
 
 
09 October 2014 @ 11:34 am
Blog Post: Gerard  


Here’s some video from the recent signing at Hot Topic in Hollywood. You can also check out Lola Lovesu's page where there are literally hundreds of photos from the event!
 
 
30 September 2014 @ 10:06 am
Blog Post: Gerard  


My new album Hesitant Alien lands today. You can pick up at copy on iTunes, Amazon, GerardWay.com, or anywhere else that sells music. Thank you for your continued support and I’m looking forward to seeing you on tour.
 
 
28 September 2014 @ 10:32 pm
Blog Post: Ray  
Fight.
September 28, 2014

Got to do something really incredible yesterday. Was at Container Park in Las Vegas for the Karaoke For The Kure event run by the fine people at Because Of Ezra, an incredible charity organization who's goal is to cure childhood cancer. Kyle and Robyn Matthews shared the heartbreaking story of their son Ezra, who lost the battle to cancer at the age of 2. Earlier that same year, they lost another child due to complications in a premature birth. The loss of a child is hard to contemplate, but losing two in one year? Unfathomable. And yet Kyle and Robin have found a way to continue on, and turn what could (and rightly should) have been an experience that stops you from ever wanting to wake up, into a battle with the formidable monster called cancer.

And how do they fight?

With positive energy. With song and dance. With love.

Each year they organize this event around Ezra's birthday. To laugh and sing. To let the joy of music fill their hearts as it did Ezra's until his last days. And to celebrate the will to fight in the countless children that have been diagnosed with this horrible disease.

Truly inspiring, and an experience I won't soon forget.

Fight.

http://becauseofezra.org
 
 
27 September 2014 @ 07:31 pm
Blog Posts: Gerard  
"Hesitant Alien" Album Stream

Stream the full album below (here)! Also, Gerard will be doing a special Q & A with fans on his Facebook page tomorrow at 3PM PST. (Mod note: go to his facebook to see his answers.)

Pre-order Hesitant Alien on iTunes.


Vacation Vinyl & Hot Topic Signings!

LOS ANGELES/HOLLYWOOD: Gerard will be doing some signings next week, details are as follows:

Vacation Vinyl – Tuesday September 30th – 5:30pm

Come down to Gerard’s favorite neighborhood vinyl shop, Vacation Vinyl to celebrate the release of “Hesitant Alien” with Gerard. He’ll sign your copy of “Hesitant Alien” and you can help create a custom art piece to commemorate the album release!

Vacation Vinyl
3815 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
http://vacationvinyl.com/

Hot Topic Hollywood & Highland – Saturday October 4th – NOON

Gerard will be signing copies of his new album “Hesitant Alien” at Hot Topic Hollywood & Highland! Beginning Friday 9/26 purchase a “Hesitant Alien” cd + t-shirt bundle at the Hollywood & Highland location and you will receive a wristband that guarantees the opportunity to meet Gerard on 10/4/14.

Also, LOLA will be making a special appearance at this event. Take your picture with LOLA and enter to win a pair of tickets to see Gerard live on Tuesday 10/14 @ The Fonda Theater!

Hot Topic – Hollywood & Highland
6801 Hollywood Blvd #345
Hollywood, CA 90028
 
 
11 September 2014 @ 09:52 am
Blog Post: Ray  
Sampled.
September 11, 2014

Spending some time with the family up in Northern California. Really beautiful here. Love the trees.

Getting a bit of work done as well. Took me a while, but I finally got a handle on my new string samples. On a good recommendation, I went with Audiobro's LA Scoring Strings. There are a ton of features that I still haven't fully grasped yet, but the default settings were set up in a way to get me composing quickly. The sounds are impressive, much better than the Logic strings I was using before. I would love to get a real string section to record, but that ends up getting really expensive, so this is the next best thing.

As I was working, I constantly found myself in awe of the classic composers, creating grand symphonies with nothing but quill, paper, and an unending imagination. To have been able to hear the end result in their minds before a note had actually been played is astounding to me. Today, we can poke at MIDI staves and hear in an instant how the parts stack up, and if something isn't right, a few clicks here and a time stretch there will have each section singing in harmony.

Boy, do we have it lucky these days...
 
 
06 September 2014 @ 10:37 pm
Blog Post: Gerard  
New Shirt, New Project

Something I wanted to do this album was to invite some of my favorite and most personally influencial comic artists to create shirts and posters. Well the first one is complete!

Gilbert Hernandez, one part of the legendary family that created Love And Rockets was kind enough to agree to being a part of this project with me.

My first exposure to Love And Rockets was through my best friend in elementary school, Anthony. His sister, Sharon was a drummer and a photographer, and she went to SVA in New York (years later, she would help me get into SVA by photographing my portfolio). I looked up to her tremendously.

She knew Anthony and I were really into comics- his favorites were Wolverine and Iron Man, I was a general X-Men fan, but my favorite was Longshot. But Sharon introduced us to Underground or Indie comics, and the one that had the most impact was Love And Rockets. I remember asking, “What’s it about? Do they have powers?” and she told me no not really, it’s about life, and music, and what happens to these friends. It took me a minute to fully grasp the concept of a comic book that didn’t involve super powers, but once I did I was hooked on all of it, and found out about some really cool music too.

So this is a big honor for me to be able to have Gilbert make the art. And I also get to color the poster! Hopefully that part comes out good and we can stick to it- I’m still learning the digital color thing. But the idea is to have the shirts and posters available online as well as on tour. I wanted to do one of these posters per tour, and sold at the shows. So I think when we look back in a year there will have been some very cool art along the way.

Here is a look at the mockup

 
 
06 September 2014 @ 12:33 pm
Blog Post: Frank  
OFFICIAL JOYRIDING VIDEO NOW LIVE!

hell-oh friends,

the official video for joyriding by frnkiero andthe cellabration and directed by ghost+cow films has now been uploaded to the b.calm youtube page. please subscribe and enjoi.

xofrnk



Warning: Video contains blood.
 
 
03 September 2014 @ 05:14 pm
Blog Post: Ray  
I'm Cured.
September 03, 2014

I am happy to say I have been cured of an extremely debilitative disease. I have suffered its destructive effects for about a decade, but I finally feel I am free of its hold on me. This dreaded disease is called...

Demo-itis.

I've always had a hard time moving on from demos. I mentioned in a prior post about my love of rough mixes, and it is a similar thing. Demos have a certain character. The performances are usually not rehearsed, so you are creating in the moment as tracking happens. Sometimes scratch vocals, while not being perfectly sung or in time, have a level of spontaneity that can't be recaptured. So when you go to re-track songs in the endless pursuit of capturing a great performance AND a clean recording, it can be hard to pull yourself away from the demos you have been living with, in my case, for months.

So on Thursday and Friday, when I went in to track with Tom, Chris, Tim, and Jamie, I decided to keep an open mind. I knew I needed the parts I had written to be played with better sounds and awesome players, but I also knew that creatively I was tapped on these songs, so getting new ideas was welcome and necessary.

I couldn't have been happier with what everyone brought to the sessions. The path to finishing each song was different. Sometimes we replaced sounds, and sometimes we kept the old sounds. On some songs, a hybrid version of my parts with the guys' ideas worked best, while other times completely new ideas worked incredibly well.

Now on to the players...

Tom Rasulo, the assistant at the studio, is a mother f'er of a drummer and percussionist, and he brought a great balance of energy, groove and technique to the tracks.

Chris Chaney played bass, and took the parts I had played to another level. Doug kept talking about it, but there is such a difference between how a guitarist plays bass and how a true bassist plays. Sometimes the parts were exactly the same, but the feel was completely new and fresh. Also, Chris is an old school player and plays bass with his fingers, which gives a warm and fat character to the bass. It is really how the instrument is meant to be played.

Tim Pierce did the Tim Pierce thing and was fast and awesome. The parts he improvised are now so integral to the songs, I can't imagine how they sounded before. On some songs, I didn't even know what I was looking for, but he seemed to find something that sat right in with the energy of the song. He was also super accommodating. When a part he was trying wasn't working, he went back to his house to get some different instruments to find the sound I was looking for.

Jamie Muhoberac put the final sprinkling of awesome dust on the tracks, adding great counter melodies, piano, and his trademarked samples that he's personally been creating since he was a child.

I want to thank all of you, Chris, Tom, Tim, Jamie and Doug, for bringing your talents to my project. The songs are getting better and better, and that would not have happened without you all.

I was sick, but now I am cured.

And the best news?

We're just getting started...
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28 August 2014 @ 01:37 pm
Blog Post: Ray  
I'm fucking stoked.
August 28, 2014

Yeah.

Starting up tracking again after a few days off. I feel the pulsating energy in the air. Firing off like a billion electrons. Sparks and atoms cascading upon each other in an electric waltz.

I'm fucking stoked.
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26 August 2014 @ 01:54 pm
Blog Post: Ray  
The Lonely Tree
August 26, 2014

Waiting for a drop to drink.
Arms are falling bare.
Drying up inside this shell
With no one left to care.

Chipping at my hardened skin
The dirt scrapes at my knees.

Life can be a bitter thing
When no one cares for me.

Always wondered what it's like
To live outside these walls.
Birds and bees and pretty wings
Sing songs to wake them all.

Colors green, wish I could see
The long and grassy plain.
Blades between my gnarled feet
Feel soft and cool like rain.

Sail across forever sea
In trails of blue and white.
Yellow, red, and orange too.
My eyes weep at the sight.

To the sky, my heart takes flight
Aloft on mountain breeze.
Tiny brushes paint the hills
with pine and evergreen.

But here I stand
amongst the stone
and gravelly debris.

Life can be a bitter thing
When no one cares for me.
 
 
26 August 2014 @ 11:04 am
Blog Post: Frank  
STOMACHACHES RELEASE DAY!



dear friends,

stomachaches by frnkiero andthe cellabration. is now available. thank you to everyone who came out to vintage vinyl last night, and to all of the staff. you made us feel at home, and we really had a blast. i hope you all enjoy the record, and i look forward to seeing you all at a show soon.

keep the faith, and savor the now. xofrnk

Mod Note: Get it on iTunes, Amazon, or order a physical copy here.
 
 
26 August 2014 @ 11:01 am
Blog Post: Gerard  
U.S. Shows Announced!

Gerard is playing a string of headline shows in the U.S. in October. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, August 27.

10/12/14 San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore)

10/13/14 West Hollywood, CA (Troubadour)

10/14/14 Los Angeles, CA (The Fonda Theatre)

10/17/14 Philadelphia, PA (Trocadero Theatre)

10/19/14 Boston, MA (Paradise Rock Club)

10/20/14 New York, NY (Irving Plaza)

10/22/14 Sayreville, NJ (Starland Ballroom)

10/23/14 New York, NY (Webster Hall)

Ticketing and on sale info here: http://www.gerardway.com/tour

Pre-order Gerard’s debut album Hesitant Alien now at http://hesitantalien.gerardway.com/ and also on iTunes and Amazon. Hesitant Alien lands September 30.
 
 
 
19 August 2014 @ 04:20 pm
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"Hesitant Alien" available for pre-order NOW!!

Gerard’s debut album, Hesitant Alien, lands September 30th and you can pre-order the exclusive deluxe bundle now.

The Hesitant Alien Deluxe Bundle includes a t-shirt, a limited edition Hesitant Alien handmade zine (only 5k printed), and the album. The first 2,000 orders will also receive a Hesitant Alien button pack. All orders will get an instant download of the new songs “Action Cat” and “No Shows.” Click HERE to pre-order now.

Hesitant Alien is also available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon.

Watch the new music video for “No Shows” now at http://hesitantalien.gerardway.com [below]

Be seeing you.



For "No Shows" lyrics go here.
 
 
15 August 2014 @ 10:13 am
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Video - 8/15/2014