The wait is finally over, 16 years after their last performance in New Zealand, My Chemical Romance (aka MCR/My Chem) return to Aotearoa.
Selling out stadiums across the globe and providing the soundtrack of a generation, Live Nation is beyond excited to welcome My Chemical Romance, exclusively to New Zealand to perform at The Outer Fields, Western Springs, Auckland on Saturday, March 11.
We are also proud to announce the reformation of New Zealand’s own Goodnight Nurse for one-show only, bringing to an end their indefinite hiatus which lasted 13 years, along with New Zealand four-piece Miss June and Lips, who complete the imposing ‘rock’ line up.
Limited tickets, all GA, are available through livenation.co.nz
Formed in Newark, NJ, My Chemical Romance made its debut in 2002 with the independently released album I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love. The band signed to Reprise Records the following year and made its major label debut with 2004’s Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, now 3x certified Platinum. The album contained the Platinum hit “I’m Not Okay (I Promise),” the Gold-certified “Helena,” and “The Ghost of You.” Rolling Stone hailed the 3x Platinum The Black Parade as one of the top albums of 2006. Lead single “Welcome to the Black Parade” topped both Billboard’s Alternative Songs tally and the UK Official Singles chart and is now 3x Platinum. The band toured extensively behind the album – appearing as characters from The Black Parade – and released the live album The Black Parade is Dead! in 2008. Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys was released in 2010 and topped Billboard’s Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts. It was followed by a series of singles later released as Conventional Weapons in 2013.
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Since pausing their union, Goodnight Nurse band members Joel Little, Jaden Parkes and Rowan Crowe branched out to forge incredibly successful music industry careers of their own. As Grammy-winning music producers, record company executives and recording artists, their own projects have become far more successful than Goodnight Nurse ever were.
Often touted as New Zealand’s answer to US pop-rock bands Green Day and Blink 182, Goodnight Nurse throughout their successful nine year career toured New Zealand and Australia continuously, released two NZ Top 5 albums and five NZ Top 40 singles.
“We started making music again to have fun with our friends and just for the simple joy of doing it. Playing these songs live again takes you right back to that feeling” says drummer Jaden Parkes.
However, don’t get too hopeful for a full-blown Goodnight Nurse reunion. At this stage the support slot for My Chemical Romance is a one-time thing.
Miss June harness jagged, noisy guitars filtered through the unrivalled stage presence of lead singer Annabel Liddell, unafraid, unapologetic and ready to wake up the music scene. Liddell joined by Jun Park, Chris Marshall and Tom Legget have built a reputation for fierce, formidable, head-spinning live shows.
Described as “some unholy union between Sonic Youth and Le Tigre”, Miss June have caught the attention of acts like The Foo Fighters, Shellac, Wolf Alice and Idles, who have all eagerly harnessed their support on stage.
Miss June released their debut album “Bad Luck Party” in 2019, toured relentlessly around the world in support of the album which received rave reviews and are now planning the release of their eagerly awaited sophomore album this year.
Lips is a four-piece band led by Steph Brown and Fen Ikner who won the coveted Silver Scroll award in 2012 for their debut single “Everything to me”. The band subsequently released 2 EPs and several singles, garnering praise from online publications such as The Needle Drop and The New LoFi, before disappearing into the world of theatre and film for several years. (In brief: they toured internationally as musical directors and performers in the award winning musical stage play Daffodils, and later oversaw the musical direction and score for a feature film version of the play starring Kimbra and Rose McIver.)
In 2019, eager to get back to playing original music, Lips recruited two superstar musicians, Ruby Walsh and Maude Morris to join their band, and they released “Guilty Talk” a single mixed by UMO’s Kody Nielson, which went to Number 1 on New Zealand’s Student Radio Network.
In 2020 Lips finished their long awaited debut album “I don’t know why I do anything”, released July 16, 2021, which was nominated for the Taite Award for Best Album. They toured across Aotearoa and also performed a live set for the famed LA “School Night” as part of their ongoing series “School Night at home”.
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE
Plus Goodnight Nurse, Miss June and Lips
THE OUTERFIELDS, WESTERN SPRINGS, AUCKLAND
SATURDAY, MARCH 11
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