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Jun 6, 2011

REVIEW: Losing the Chemistry (WARNING - negative review)

The House of Blues appeared to be quite the seventh grade hot spot on Friday — The Mandalay Bay filled with fans waiting to see My Chemical Romance, Circa Survive and The Architects. But riding on the tail of their newly released album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, one thing is clear. MCR’s World Contamination Tour undoubtedly needs some 21+ shows.

When a band releases a new album, it’s common that they’ll play mostly songs from it. But when said album isn’t as good as what they’ve released in years past, then you as a concert-goer are left with mostly unsavory songs. Missing from the show were many songs from previous albums, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love, and Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge. There were a few gems, though, especially “Hang ‘em High”, “Vampires Will Never Hurt You” and “I’m Not Okay (I Promise)”, all off of their first two records. As a fan of the older My Chemical Romance releases, the current show left me feeling rather disappointed in their performance, despite the energy.

Intermittently, Gerard Way’s (vocals) social commentary brought a different element to the show. Known for his attitude and quirky personality, nothing at this point should come as a surprise, even those peculiar moments where Way imitated a cat.

But overall, this wasn’t an extremely enjoyable concert.

A note to The Killjoys (who are devout MCR fans), leave the screaming and fanatical behavior at home. We don’t need to hear how hot Gerard is, we already know.

And when Way himself has to come on stage to tell fans “There’s no fighting at a ‘My Chem’ show,” you risk sending the crowd into flashbacks of a middle school eighth-grade dance.
Minus the crowd and setlist, MCR’s chemistry is still there, but the environment left a lot to be desired. In the future, save your money and stick to the CD experience.


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