The Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Def Leppard + Mötley Crüe, Etc. Tours Among Top Grossing Tours Of 2022

Billboard have shared their list of the top grossing tours of 2022. You can check that out HERE. Notably, the following rock artists made the list:

  • No. 6 The Rolling Stones: $179,349,815 million / 20 shows / 949,454 attendees
  • No. 7 Red Hot Chili Peppers: $176,998,650 million / 31 shows / 1,465,881attendees
  • No. 8 Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe: $173,474,649 million / 35 shows /1,313,207 attendees
  • No. 17 Guns N’ Roses: $93.3 million / 27 shows / 1,088,227 attendees
  • No. 20 My Chemical Romance: $87,926,378 / 55 shows / 714,563 attendees
  • No. 26 Iron Maiden: $76,147,773 million / 47 shows / 984,488 attendees
  • No. 36 Trans-Siberian Orchestra: $54,649,313 million / 98 shows / 767,442 attendees

Concert Review: My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, And Surfbort In Oakland, CA

Last night (October 5) I attended My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, and Surfbort’s show at Oakland Arena in Oakland, CA and it was definitely a night to remember.

Surfbort opened the show with a killer performance. The band helped set the tone for the evening with a high-energy display of punk rock. Vocalist Dani Miller was especially energetic and even jumped into the crowd at several points without missing a beat. Some highlights from their set included “Les Be In Love” and “Big Star.”

After Surfbort, it was time for Taking Back Sunday to take the stage. The band put on a fun show and looked like they were having a blast themselves, which is always cool to see. They really helped crank up the nostalgia factor, which is a perfect way to warm up a crowd for MCR. Some highlights from their set included “Cute Without the ‘E’ (Cut from The Team)” and “MakeDamnSure.”

As soon as Taking Back Sunday wrapped up, it was time for the band everyone waited over two years to see, My Chemical Romance. The group have been tearing it up on their reunion tour and the Oakland show was no exception. They exploded onto the stage with their latest single “The Foundations Of Decay” as the crowd screamed with joy. From there, the band started powering through classic tracks like “Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)” and “Give ‘Em Hell, Kid.” The group were firing on all cylinders as they brought everyone back to their high school and middle school years with a career-spanning set that leaned heavy on songs from “Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge” and “The Black Parade.” It was a nice escape from the unprecedented times we currently find ourselves in and helped cement the reasons why My Chemical Romance were always there for emo kids during their darkest days. Some highlights from the performance included “Welcome To The Black Parade,” “Teenagers,” “Vampires Will Never Hurt You,” “Mama,” “I’m Not Okay (I Promise),” and “Helena.”

Watch My Chemical Romance Perform “The World Is Ugly” For First Time In 14 Years

During their August 23 show in Nashville, TN, My Chemical Romance performed “The World Is Ugly” live for the first time in 14 years. You can see fan-filmed footage of that below. This news comes after the group recently performed “Bury Me In Black” and “This Is The Best Day Ever” for the first time in over 15 years.

Watch My Chemical Romance Perform “Bury Me In Black” And “This Is The Best Day Ever” For The First Time Since The Early 2000s

During their August 20 show at the Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, OK, My Chemical Romance performed “Bury Me In Black” for the first time since 2003 and “This Is The Best Day Ever” for the first time since 2005. You can see fan-filmed footage of those tracks below:

My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way Pays Tribute To The Late Riley Gale (Power Trip) During Milton Keynes, UK Show

During My Chemical Romance’s May 21 show in Milton Keynes, UK, singer Gerard Way paid tribute to late Power Trip vocalist Riley Gale. You can see footage of that below, courtesy of Alternative Press. Notably, Way also mentioned that he wanted Power Trip to join My Chemical Romance on their current tour.

Watch My Chemical Romance Perform “The Foundations Of Decay” Live For The First Time

During My Chemical Romance’s May 16 show in Cornwall, UK, the band performed their latest single “The Foundations Of Decay” live for the first time. You can see fan-filmed footage of that below. Notably, the band also performed “Surrender The Night” and “Boy Division” live for the first time. You can find footage of those tracks below as well.

My Chemical Romance Add More Shows To Upcoming Reunion Tour, Recruit Thursday, Turnstile, Devil Master, Youth Code, Etc. To Open On Select Dates

My Chemical Romance have announced the revised schedule for their upcoming reunion tour. The band have added some more dates to the trek, while also cancelling their shows in Russia and Ukraine. Furthermore, they have also confirmed that Badflower, Devil Master, Dilly Dally, GHÖSH, Kimya Dawson, Meg Myers, Midtown, Nothing, Shannon And The Clams, Soulglo, Surfbort, Taking Back Sunday, The Bouncing Souls, The Homeless Gospel Choir, The Lemon Twigs, Thursday, Turnstile, Waterparks, and Youth Code will be opening on select dates.

Tour Dates:

2022:

Europe/UK:

05/16 St. Austell, UK – Eden Project
05/19 Milton Keynes, UK – Stadium MK
05/21 Milton Keynes, UK – Stadium MK
05/22 Milton Keynes, UK – Stadium MK
05/25 Dublin, IRE – Royal Hospital Kilmainham
05/27 Warrington, UK – Victoria Park
05/28 Cardiff, UK – Sophia Gardens
05/30 Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
06/01 Paris, FRA – AccorHotels Arena
06/02 Rotterdam, NET – Rotterdam Ahoy
06/04 Bologna, ITA – Sonic Park Fest 2022
06/06 Munich, GER – Olympiahlle
06/07 Budapest, HUN – Budapest Park
06/09 Warsaw, POL – Progresja Scena Letnia
06/11 Prague, CZE – Prague Rocks 2022
06/12 Berlin, GER – Velodrom
06/14 Stockholm, SWE – Gröna Lund
06/21 Boon, GER – Kunstrasen Bonn Gronau

North America:

08/20 Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center (feat. Turnstile and Dilly Dally)
08/21 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center (feat. Turnstile and Dilly Dally)
08/23 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena (feat. Turnstile and Dilly Dally)
08/24 Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center (feat. Turnstile and Dilly Dally)
08/26 Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena (feat. Turnstile and Soul Glo)
08/27 Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena (feat. The Bouncing Souls and GHÖSH)
08/29 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center (feat. Meg Myers and Devil Master)
08/30 Albany, NY – MVP Arena (feat. Meg Myers and Waterparks)
09/01 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena (feat. Meg Myers and Waterparks)
09/02 Montreal, QC – Centre Bell (feat. Meg Myers and Waterparks)
09/04 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena (feat. Meg Myers and Waterparks)
09/05 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena (feat. Meg Myers and Waterparks)
09/07 Boston, MA – TD Garden (feat. Thursday and Badflower)
09/08 Boston, MA – TD Garden (feat. Thursday and Badflower)
09/10 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center (feat. Thursday and Badflower)
09/11 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center (feat. Thursday and The Lemon Twigs)
09/13 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena (feat. Thursday and The Lemon Twigs)
09/15 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center (feat. Thursday and The Homeless Gospel Choir)
09/16 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
09/20 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center (feat. Thursday and The Homeless Gospel Choir)
09/21 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center (feat. Midtown and The Homeless Gospel Choir)
09/23 Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival
09/24 Sunrise, FL – FLA Live Arena (feat. Midtown and The Homeless Gospel Choir)
09/27 Houston, TX – Toyota Center (feat. Midtown and Devil Master)
09/28 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center (feat. Midtown and Devil Master)
09/30 Denver, CO – Ball Arena (feat. Youth Code)
10/02 Portland, OR – MODA Center (feat. Youth Code)
10/03 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome (feat. Kimya Dawson)
10/05 Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena (feat. Surfbort)
10/07 Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena (feat. Youth Code)
10/08 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10/11 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum (feat. Youth Code)
10/12 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum (feat. Shannon And The Clams and Dilly Dally)
10/14 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum (feat. Meg Myers and Nothing)
10/15 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum (feat. Thursday and The Homeless Gospel Choir)
10/17 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum (feat. Midtown and Waterparks)
10/22 Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young
10/23 Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young
10/29 Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young

2023:

Australia/New Zealand:

03/11 West Springs, NZ – The Outer Fields at Western Springs
03/13 Brisbane, AUS – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
03/14 Brisbane, AUS – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
03/16 Melbourne, AUS – Rod Laver Arena
03/17 Melbourne, AUS – Rod Laver Arena
03/19 Sydney, AUS – Qudos Bank Arena
03/20 Sydney, AUS – Qudos Bank Arena

My Chemical Romance Announce More UK Shows

My Chemical Romance have added several more UK dates to their upcoming reunion tour. You can find the band’s updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

2022:

05/16 St. Austell, UK – Eden Sessions
05/17 St. Austell, UK – Eden Sessions
05/19 Milton Keynes, UK – Stadium MK
05/21 Milton Keynes, UK – Stadium MK
05/22 Milton Keynes, UK – Stadium MK
05/24 Dublin, IRE – Royal Hospital Kilmainham
05/27 Warrington, UK – Victoria Park
05/28 Cardiff, UK – Sophia Gardens
05/30 Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
06/04 Bologna, ITA – Sonic Park Fest
06/16 St. Petersburg, RUS – Ice Palace
06/17 Moscow, RUS – Park Live Festival
06/19 Kiev, UKR – U Park Live
06/21 Bonn, GER – Kunstrasen Bonn Gronau
06/22 Bonn, GER – Kunstrasen Bonn Gronau
08/29 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
09/05 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
09/07 Boston, MA – TD Garden
09/11 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
09/13 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
09/15 St Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
09/20 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
09/21 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
09/24 Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
09/27 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
09/28 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
09/30 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
10/03 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
10/05 Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
10/07 Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
10/11 Inglewood, CA – The Forum
10/12 Inglewood, CA – The Forum
10/14 Inglewood, CA – The Forum
10/15 Inglewood, CA – The Forum

2023:

03/11 Auckland, NZ – Outerfields
03/14 Brisbane, AUS – Entertainment Centre
03/17 Melbourne, AUS – Rod Laver Arena
03/19 Sydney, AUS – Qudos Bank Arena