06 October 2014 @ 04:32 pm
Millions Video  
 
 
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.
 
 
 
10 September 2014 @ 10:27 am
Making of No Shows  
 
 
27 August 2014 @ 10:43 am
Blog Post: Gerard  


Tickets go on sale today at 12PM local time!

10/12/14 San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore) Buy Tickets
10/13/14 West Hollywood, CA (Troubadour) Buy Tickets
10/14/14 Los Angeles, CA (The Fonda Theatre) Buy Tickets
10/17/14 Philadelphia, PA (Trocadero Theatre) Buy Tickets
10/19/14 Boston, MA (Paradise Rock Club) Buy Tickets
10/20/14 New York, NY (Irving Plaza) Buy Tickets
10/22/14 Sayreville, NJ (Starland Ballroom) Buy Tickets
10/23/14 New York, NY (Webster Hall) Buy Tickets
 
 
26 August 2014 @ 01:50 pm
No Shows Video Commentary  
The director of "No Shows," Jennifer Juniper Stratford, did a director's commentary video for "No Shows." View it 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
Blog Post: Gerard  
"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
Blog Post: Gerard  
Video - 8/15/2014

 
 
08 August 2014 @ 11:10 pm
Gerard Way makes surprise live solo debut at Warner Bros. Summer Sessions  
Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way made a surprise appearance at Warner Bros. headquarters in Burbank for their the final installment of their Summer Sessions concert series today.

Read the rest and see pictures from the event here.
 
 
03 August 2014 @ 08:53 am
Blog Post: Gerard  
GERARD WAY TO RELEASE DEBUT SOLO ALBUM, HESITANT ALIEN, ON SEPTEMBER 30TH ON WARNER BROS. RECORDS

Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way will release his debut solo album, entitled Hesitant Alien, on September 30th via Warner Bros. Records. The new album will be available for pre-order at all digital retailers beginning Tuesday, August 19th. Exclusive album bundles will also be available for pre-order on GerardWay.com on the same date. Fans who pre-order the album will receive the track “No Shows” instantly as a free download. The music video for “No Shows” will also be released on August 19th. Please see below for the full track-listing.

Working with producer Doug McKean, Way knew immediately what he wanted Hesitant Alien to sound like. “I wanted to make the small things sound big,” he says. “My intention was to make 100 percent uncompromised art, using the currently least radio-friendly instrument, the guitar. I knew there would be lots of fuzz pedals. I knew I would play Fender instruments. I knew I would look at who my guitar heroes were in art school, Mary Timony and Carrie Brownstein, and I drew a lot of influence from shoe-gaze and Britpop. I want the record to sonically galvanize people.” Hesitant Alien was mixed by Tchad Blake (Arctic Monkeys, Black Keys).

Lyrically, Way wrote about what he knew at the time, “which was struggle, beginnings, finding a newness in the mundane and the abstract,” he says. “I looked to the Britpop poets like Jarvis Cocker and Damon Albarn, drawing upon every day life. I also experimented with the abstract, and looked at Frank Black’s work both with the Pixies, and as a solo artist. There was no concept and no call-to-arms.

Fans will get their first listen to some of the songs on Hesitant Alien when Way performs his first solo shows at the Reading and Leeds Festivals in England. He will perform at Reading on August 22nd and at Leeds on August 23rd.

track listing, image, and song preview behind the cut )
 
 
03 August 2014 @ 08:49 am
Blog Post: Gerard  
The Zine - 7/29/14

One of the things I learned over the years is that projects grow and change, and you need to be prepared to change with them, providing a new structure for them to stand on.

About 4 months ago, one of the ideas kicking around was a special edition version of Hesitant Alien, and like usual- it was ambitious (maybe a little overly so) and elaborate. Lola played a key element in it, but as time went on and deadlines loomed, the complex nature of the boxed set required more lead-time than we had. And I would rather get my music out there than wait around for factories to turn around art-objects. I also felt that, for this particular album, since I had already done so many things differently than in MCR, I would also handle the launch differently.

Easy peasy pumpkin peasy.

Read the rest here.
 
 
23 July 2014 @ 09:06 am
Blog Post: Gerard  
PHOTO - July 22, 2014


Working it out
 
 
17 July 2014 @ 09:42 am
Second Half of Gerard's Interview with Kerrang  
Go here. Transcript below the scans.
 
 
 
11 June 2014 @ 01:01 pm
Blog Post: Gerard  
Download “Action Cat”!

Join the mailing list and get a download of “Action Cat”: http://bit.ly/actioncat *

You can also get it on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/actioncat

or hear it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbk72F10Vgo

*If you are already signed up to the mailing list you will need to sign up again for the free download. You will not receive duplicate emails, no worries. After you sign up, check your email for the download.


Mod Note: Declaring amnesty on the posts I've missed int he last few weeks. Regular posting to resume now.
 
 
05 May 2014 @ 01:27 pm
Blog Post: Gerard  

Click through to visit his new website.


I am beyond thrilled to finally have a place to share everything I make.

I imagine you’ll see/hear everything from blog posts to images, art, drawings, music, big projects and small projects, looks into things, under things, behind things, and in front of them. This will also be the place to come for news on anything related to my ride into the next part of my life. I’d rather just start moving so I’d like to say thank you for stopping by, check me out on twitter @gerardway and please follow my friend, traveling companion, and news-broadcaster Lola on twitter, @lolaplusg for updates and info.

Oh, this is probably the best place to announce it so-

I am continuing full-steam into comics, art, and more importantly to some of you- music. I am pleased to let you know I am now signed as a solo artist Warner Bros Records. My album is near completion, and you should expect to hear things in the near future, even today actually- with a brief snippet of what is to come. I am excited. It’s starting again-

G