Yes, you read that right. This is not a drill. There is a new My Chemical Romance song for you to savour!
The video for The Foundations of Decay has already been viewed over a million times. Likely on repeat, to really take it all on. After such a long delay, fans have been rewarded with a six-minute run time, replete with decisive drums and blistering guitars. It has a fantastic mix of introspection followed by a bombastic chorus, with classic Gerard Way vocals that bring back all the feels.
Lyrically, we’ve gone from The Black Parade to “your last crusade.” It’s about changing, aging, and giving up, while surrounded by blood, death, and the decay of the title.
My Chemical Romance UK tour
My Chemical Romance fans were already hyped this week as it’s FINALLY time for the postponed UK tour dates.
- 16 May, 2022 – Eden Sessions, St. Austell, Cornwall with Frank Turner
- 17 May, 2022 – Eden Sessions, St. Austell, Cornwall SOLD OUT with Lost Alone
- 19 May, 2022 – MK Dons Stadium, Milton Keynes with special guest Placebo, Lost Alone, and Aviva
- 21 May, 2022 – MK Dons Stadium, Milton Keynes with special guest Placebo, Barns Courtney, and Cassyette
- 22 May, 2022 – MK Dons Stadium, Milton Keynes with special guest Placebo, Starcrawler, Charlotte Sands
- 27 May, 2022 – Victoria Park, Warrington with Frank Turner, Starcrawler, and Crawlers
- 28 May, 2022 – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff with Starcrawler, and Lost Alone
- 30 May, 2022 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow SOLD OUT with Starcrawler
As many fans will be going to multiple dates after waiting so long, it’s a good time to introduce you to the support acts.
This is an interesting one because Frank Turner sells out his own massive shows. He’s considered one of the hardest working touring musicians in the UK. However, he’s also keen to support (both metaphorically and literally) bands that he enjoys across a range of genres.
This song is not emo in the early 2000s sense, but as far as we’re concerned it’s one of the most emotionally powerful songs of our times.
LostAlone recently reformed after a hiatus since 2014 – and what a way to celebrate their return!
We’ve always had such a kinship between our bands, so I was over the moon when they asked us to join them for some of these huge shows. My Chemical Romance fans are some of the most passionate and welcoming audiences I’ve ever played to, so I’m excited to meet them again.’Steven Battelle, vocals/guitars
Placebo were HUGE when they launched in the 90s. For the benefit of younger My Chemical Romance fans, here is their massive hit single that was every in 1997. For the benefit of those in their formative years when the song came out, it might be an eye-opener to read the lyrics that you innocently sang in the schoolyard!
Self-proclaimed ‘Queen of Outsiders,’ AViVA (not to be confused with the insurance company of the same name) has earned over two billion streams so far.
Barns Courtney played in several bands, including SleeperCell, before launching his solo career. He’s opened for huge artists like The Who and Ed Sheeran, and had his music featured on games and TV.
Cassy Brooking, who performs as Cassyette, blends pop, rock, and electro-pop with a goth/emo/Harley Quinn aesthetic.
Starcrawler formed in 2015, but their brand of glam-punk rock is heavily influenced by the 70s and 80s.
Crawlers describe themselves as ‘genre-less and genderless’ so it’s best if you make your own mind up by listening for yourself!
We recently featured Charlotte Sands for her vibrant examination of what you can lose when you’re growing up.
After all of that, excuse us while we raid the MCR back catalogue. All together now: “Long ago/just like the hearse you died to get in again…”