My Chemical Romance delay Australian / New Zealand tour until March 2023


Australia’s live music comeback in 2022 looks uncertain as My Chemical Romance delay tour until 2023 due to concerns over border restrictions and ‘indoor venue capacity limits’


Several international artists including Justin Bieber and The Killers have announced stadium tours of Australia and New Zealand for next year.

But there are now fears these tours may not go ahead after a major American rock band postponed its 2022 shows until 2023, citing concerns over border restrictions and indoor venue capacity limits.

My Chemical Romance was set to perform Down Under in March but announced on Thursday the dates would be rescheduled to 2023 due to the unpredictable Covid situation. 

Australia's live music comeback in 2022 looks uncertain as My Chemical Romance delay tour until 2023 due to concerns over border restrictions and 'indoor venue capacity limits'

Australia’s live music comeback in 2022 looks uncertain as My Chemical Romance delay tour until 2023 due to concerns over border restrictions and ‘indoor venue capacity limits’

The New Jersey band, which reunited in 2019 after a six-year hiatus, said in a statement: ‘Due to the uncertainty regarding international border restrictions and indoor venue capacity limits, to ensure that we can honour every ticket purchased the My Chemical Romance tour dates scheduled to take place in March 2022 have now been rescheduled.

‘All existing tickets remain valid without the need for exchange. Ticket holders unable to attend the rescheduled dates can obtain a refund from their point of purchase. Refund requests must be received by 5pm, Friday 10 December.’

The rescheduled dates are: Outer Fields in Auckland on March 11, 2023; Brisbane Entertainment Centre on March 14, 2023; Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on March 17, 2023; and Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney on March 19, 2023.

My Chemical Romance was set to perform Down Under in March but announced on Thursday the dates would be rescheduled to 2023 due to the unpredictable Covid situation

My Chemical Romance was set to perform Down Under in March but announced on Thursday the dates would be rescheduled to 2023 due to the unpredictable Covid situation

While the news will be disappointing for My Chemical Romance fans, it also doesn’t bode well for Aussie music lovers in general.

Several major acts are set to tour Australia in 2022, including The Killers, Justin Bieber and Kiss, and it remains to be seen whether they will also postpone their tours due to similar concerns about border restrictions and venue capacity limits.

My Chemical Romance was supposed to perform at the Download Festival in Melbourne and Sydney in early 2020, but this event was cancelled when the Covid pandemic reached Australian shores.

Several major acts are set to tour Australia in 2022, including The Killers, Justin Bieber and Kiss, and it remains to be seen whether they will also postpone their tours due to similar concerns about border restrictions and venue capacity limits. Pictured: Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance performing in Paris in January 2015

Several major acts are set to tour Australia in 2022, including The Killers, Justin Bieber and Kiss, and it remains to be seen whether they will also postpone their tours due to similar concerns about border restrictions and venue capacity limits. Pictured: Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance performing in Paris in January 2015

Coming soon:  The Killers are scheduled to tour Australian in late 2022

Coming soon:  The Killers are scheduled to tour Australian in late 2022

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