- 08 Mar 22
The American rockers join the growing list of acts who have cancelled concerts due to the ongoing war in Ukraine.
My Chemical Romance will be altering its tour dates to exclude concerts scheduled for Russia and Ukraine.
The band announced on social media last night that while the dates have officially been cancelled, stating: “We hope to be able to play for the fans there soon”.
With deep regret, My Chemical Romance is cancelling our Ukraine and Russia shows in June, 2022. We hope to be able to play for the fans there soon.
— My Chemical Romance (@MCRofficial) March 7, 2022
The dates that have been cancelled include shows in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and the Ukrainian capital of Kiev that is currently under siege from Russian forces.
After disbanding in 2013, My Chemical Romance announced North American and European reunion tours in January of 2020, only to have the shows postponed until 2022 due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
The group is now among the ever-growing list of musicians and bands who have cancelled shows in Ukraine and Russia amidst the ongoing conflict.
Green Day recently pulled a show at Moscow’s Spartak Stadium over the Russian invasion, saying, “With heavy hearts, in light of current events we feel it is necessary to cancel our upcoming show in Moscow at Spartak Stadium. We are aware that this moment is not about stadium rock shows, it’s so much bigger than that.”
Like My Chemical Romance, Green Day also saw these tour changes as temporary: “We also know that rock and roll is forever and we feel confident there will be a time and a place for us to return in the future."