25 February 2012 @ 09:02 am
Interview and tour diary from Coup de Main  
Interview: MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE is "for f***ing life".
Written by Shahlin Graves | Friday, 24 February 2012 23:24



MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE guitarist FRANK IERO is standing side-of-stage watching Best Coast's set at the Auckland Big Day Out. He applauds at the end of every single song, squinting thoughtfully in appreciation of the band, with frontman GERARD WAY joining him for a few minutes before it's time for the pair to prepare for their own set on the festival's main stage. Likewise, their band-mate RAY TORO has also been taking advantage of the day's sights and sounds, being quick to tweet his appreciation of a fellow band on the tour: "Vaccines on at BDO. Sound great!"

interview (+4 photos) )

Dear friends, what follows is a few weeks of our lives in digital form. These photos were taken between the days of January 17th 2012 and February 6th 2012, as we toured the great lands of New Zealand and Australia respectively. As brothers we roamed these grand terrains. Friends were made, enemies slain, pie faces devoured with a quickness and fury. We are better men because of these (mis)adventures, but i must warn you... some of these images cannot nor will not be unseen.
enjoi at your own risk.
no worries. xofrnk

tour diary (+29 photos) )
 
 
10 October 2011 @ 01:00 pm
Blog Post: MCR  
Tour Blogger: Honda Civic Tour Miami
Monday October 10, 2011 | Posted by: MCR


The drive out to Cruzan was filled with anxiety and all kinds of useless negative thoughts clouding my head. But after driving for what felt a year but was only an hour or so, my sister arrived at the venue. After collecting our tickets and photo pass, I was instantly greeted by Nicole, whom I was meeting for the first time after running the South Florida MCRmy together since March. The area outside the amphitheater was hustling and bustling with a large crowd of people of all ages who were just as excited as I was as they got their Honda Civic Tour air brush tats, band merch, and other goodies I wanted to snag so badly. But alas, I had to prepare myself, for in less than thirty minutes or so, I'd be photographing my heroes.

The rest of the photographers and I were escorted to the press pit, and I held fort on Ray's side. I looked back to the diverse crowd, and as the countdown for My Chem commenced, I felt my heart stop.

I positioned my camera high, determined to capture the essence of MCR as they put on an awesome show. Still, an eternity of mental preparation couldn't have readied me for all the emotion I felt as the guys walked on stage. They instantly jumped into NaNaNa, and the crowd went insane, singing the words right back to Gerard full force.

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10 October 2011 @ 12:36 pm
Blog Post: MCR  
Tour Blogger: Honda Civic Tour Albuquerque, New Mexico
Monday October 10, 2011 | Posted by: MCRM

By. Taylor

September 29, 2011. Four months to the day since my very first My Chemical Romance concert and this time, my dreams of photographing them during concert were coming true. The atmosphere of the Honda Civic Tour show and the concert I attended in May of 2011 were very different things, and I'm glad I got to experience both.

Arriving at The Pavilion in Albuquerque, New Mexico, I honestly did not see a vast number of kids who looked to be big MCR fans. However, the ones I did see were dedicated beyond belief. I saw multiple fans dressed as Killjoys and many more than that wearing shirts and jackets from other MCR tours. Unfortunately, due to the timely process of receiving my press pass and having it confirmed, I was unable to take pictures of any of these awesome fans.

After I received clearance for my press pass, we were brought into the venue by the media director who was so helpful in showing us around the venue since we had never been there before and also giving me direction for what to do when it came down to go into the photo pit.

When the media director left us at our seats, we were very eager for the show to start. I had heard many good things about Matt & Kim, and I was very excited to see them live. They did not disappoint me, they were very talented and I enjoyed their set a lot. I don't know, though, if they were exactly fitting for the audience of My Chemical Romance and Blink-182 fans, so there were times during their performance when crowd enthusiasm was at low.

Towards the end of Matt & Kim's set I started to get butterflies as I knew it would soon be time to travel to the photo pit and photograph my favorite band while they performed, something that had been on my bucket list for years. When Matt & Kim finished playing I made my way to pick up my camera and then followed my escort to the entrance of the photo pit. It was about to happen, and I was beyond nervous.

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07 October 2011 @ 09:53 pm
Blog Post: MCR  
Tour Blogger: Honda Civic Tour Houston
Friday October 7, 2011 | Posted by: MCR

by. Emily

We were all satisfied with My Chemical Romance’s presentation… I’ve said that a lot, My Chem gives great shows like this and others.

Before the doors opened, there were many people outside. I wasn’t formed in the line, because I was waiting by the box office for my photo pass and tickets. I thought, I was going to be nervous, but I was really relaxed.

Once all were inside the place, they were buying merchandise of the bands. I wanted to buy a t-shirt but the line was too long, so I decided to start taking pictures.

There was a diversity of ages among Blink-182's fans and My Chemical Romance’s fans.

7:50 Other photographers and I walked to the stage (exactly between the stage and the barricade). At that moment, I felt like a professional photographer, it was incredible (best moment of my life). The photographers and I were waiting for MCR to enter.

I have to say this experience is different than being in the audience. When you are taking pictures so close to them, you can see hidden expressions and hear their voices talking about the next song; it is hard to explain. I didn’t pay attention to the first 2 songs, I mean, I was listening to them but not exactly. I was focused on shooting the best photos of Frank, Ray, Mikey and Gerard.

When they started playing “Planetary Go”, the crowd started dancing and jumping like never. I was so excited when they started playing “Our Lady Of Sorrows”. The best songs of the night were “Helena”, “Famous Last Words” and" Welcome to the Black Parade”. I can say that because, I heard the crowd singing every single word of those songs. Jarrod Alexander was playing drums like he was the drummer of MCR for a long time ago. The drums sounded AWESOME and I noticed He was having so much fun.

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27 September 2011 @ 07:55 pm
Photos from HCT Charlotte, North Carolina, 09/20/2011  
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23 September 2011 @ 06:50 pm
Photos from HCT Virginia Beach, Virginia, 09/18/2011  
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23 September 2011 @ 05:42 pm
Photos from HCT Camden, New Jersey, 09/17/2011  
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23 September 2011 @ 05:41 pm
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23 September 2011 @ 04:14 pm
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16 September 2011 @ 10:05 am
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11 September 2011 @ 09:36 pm
Photos from HCT Indianapolis, Indiana, 09/10/2011  
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11 September 2011 @ 09:20 pm
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11 September 2011 @ 09:07 pm
Photos from HCT Des Moines, Iowa, 09/08/2011  
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08 September 2011 @ 09:11 pm
Photos from HCT St. Paul, Minnesota, 09/07/2011  
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08 September 2011 @ 06:56 pm
Photos from HCT Denver, Colorado, 09/04/2011  
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08 September 2011 @ 06:11 pm
Photos from HCT Salt Lake City, Utah, 09/03/2011  
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04 September 2011 @ 09:19 pm
Photos from HCT Seattle, Washington, 09/01/2011  
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04 September 2011 @ 08:54 pm
Photos from HCT Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 08/31/2011  
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30 August 2011 @ 07:40 pm
Photos from Rock En Seine, Paris, France, 08/28/2011  
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30 August 2011 @ 09:26 am
Photos from Leeds Festival, Leeds, UK, 08/27/2011  
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