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Gerard Way / November 2014 UK Tour

 
By on Thursday, 25th September 2014 at 8:30 am
 

Gerard Way, formerly of My Chemical Romance fame, has announced his first solo tour of the UK for this November, including a date at London Koko. The tour is in support of Way’s solo album ‘Hesitant Alien’, which is due out on Monday, the 29th of September. Our recent review of the album’s first single, ‘No Shows’, is right here. You can also check out a very brief teaser for the album below the tour date listing. Tickets for the following shows will be available starting tomorrow, the 26th of September, at 9 AM.

Wednesday 5th November 2014 – Manchester Ritz
Thursday 6th November 2014 – Oxford Academy
Friday 7th November 2014 – Glasgow ABC
Sunday 9th November 2014 – Cardiff University Students’ Union Y Plas
Monday 10th November 2014 – London Koko

[youtube]http://youtu.be/9LYw-vlTSdo[/youtube]

 

Single Review: Gerard Way – No Shows

 
By on Friday, 29th August 2014 at 12:00 pm
 

Words by Jennifer Williams

Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way and his crazy legs return to music with the shimmery Britpop influenced-single ‘No Shows’ from his forthcoming debut solo release ‘Hesitant Alien’.

For over a decade, Gerard Way helmed one of the most beloved and occasionally reviled bands of recent years. After the release of their fourth studio album ‘Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys’ in 2010, things started to go downhill for the group and Way pulled the plug. In an interview with NME, he had two choices: “Break the band or break me.” The release of’ No Shows’ follows on the heels of free download track ‘Action Cat’.

In ‘No Shows’,Way drops rock ‘n’ roll excess, returning to his art school roots. The video for the single sees Way and his backup band The Hormones performing on Pink Station Zero, which looks like Top of the Pops from outer space, with club kids from 1984 dropped in for good measure. It is as awesome as it sounds. Way, looking sharp in his suit and tie and Kool-Aid coloured hair, shows off incredibly spastic legs that you aren’t sure if he is trying to dance or having tremors.

I was pulled in straight away by its glam rock riff and airy harmonies, and all of a sudden it feels like 1994. Things shift a bit midway through the track, taking a detour into shoegaze country; the crisp guitars get the full fuzz pedal treatment. One thing that hasn’t changed is those epic one-liners when he sings coolly, “it’s not love if it’s just fucking”. Don’t know how well his plan to reboot Britpop in America is going to work out. I suppose we will find out in a month’s time.

9/10

New Gerard Way single ‘No Shows’ is out now. Way’s solo album ‘Hesitant Alien’ is out the 30th of September on Warner Brothers Records.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsDSIEq7O08[/youtube]

 

Video of the Moment #949: deadmau5 and Gerard Way (of My Chemical Romance)

 
By on Saturday, 1st September 2012 at 6:00 pm
 

deadmau5 and My Chemical Romance‘s Gerard Way join forces in a spoof of UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) tv show in this promo video for ‘Professional Griefers’. This would make far better television than what all those UFC, WWE, etc. shows. Watch it all unfold below. (I’m suspicious that the mischievous robot cat is an electronic rendering of none other than Joel Zimmerman’s own cat Professor Meowingtons.)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr2Bc5qMhE4[/youtube]

 
 
 

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