After playing just one reunion show in December 2019 and then having their 2020 tour plans halted by the pandemic, My Chemical Romance were finally able to kick off their big return last night in England. The emo icons took the stage at the Eden Project in St. Austell and played through a tremendous 21-song set that began with the live debut of their massively heavy new song, "Foundations of Decay," and worked its way throughout their entire back catalog, playing a couple other songs live for the first time and returning to many beloved favorites.
In addition to "Foundations," which they surprise-released last week, marking their first new song since 2014, the band also played the Conventional Weapons songs "Boy Division" and "Surrender the Night" for the first time ever. Black Parade album cut "This is How I Disappear" got its first live nod since 2010 (a few years before they officially broke up in 2013), and the rest of the set was all the expected bangers from Three Cheers, Bullets, Black Parade and Danger Days.
See the full setlist below courtesy of Setlist.fm and see video of the triumphant performance above and below via YouTube.
My Chemical Romance May 16th setlist:
The Foundations of Decay (Live debut)
Give 'Em Hell, Kid
This Is How I Disappear (First time live since 2010)
You Know What They Do to Guys Like Us in Prison
Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)
Famous Last Words
Surrender the Night (Live debut)
Our Lady of Sorrows
Thank You for the Venom
Welcome to the Black Parade
Boy Division (Live debut)
I'm Not Okay (I Promise)
The Kids From Yesterday