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My Chemical Romance announce new UK date after Milton Keynes gig sells out in 30 minutes

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 24/01/2020 Emma Clarke
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My Chemical Romance have just added another Milton Keynes date after their first UK gig sold out in just 30 minutes.

Earlier this month, MCR confirmed they would be making a quick pitstop in Blighty, announcing a Milton Keynes concert on June 20.

The news came after a series of cryptic tweets and the announcement that Gerard Way, Ray Toro, Mikey Way and Frank Iero would be reuniting for a series of US gigs.

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Owing to the fact the first gig sold out within half an hour, My Chem have since confirmed an additional date in Milton Keynes - much to the delight of fans nationwide.

Taking to Twitter, the band wrote: "This is incredible. Thank you all so much. We have announced a second show," revealing they will play again the following night on June 21.

Tickets are available on Ticketmaster now.

Prices range from £49.50-£295, depending on the package.

Viagogo has already launched tickets for resale way above the original price.

Getty © Getty Getty Those who were lucky to bag themselves tickets to the concert have been sharing their delight online.

One Twitter user wrote: "My bank account hates me but I'M GOING TO SEE MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE AHHHHHHHHH."

Another couldn't quite believe their luck: "I wanna cry. I’m actually gonna see My Chemical Romance again."

A third commented: "I CANNOT BELIEVE I AM SEEING MCR I'M CRYING."

Others experienced issues with the website, given the size of the queues and demand:

Another fan reported issues with the venue's disabled access line:

My Chemical Romance broke up on March 22, 2013, releasing an official statement saying: "Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing.

"We've gotten to go places we never knew we would. We've been able to see and experience things we never imagined possible.

"We've shared the stage with people we admire, people we look up to, and best of all, our friends.

"And now, like all great things, it has come time for it to end. Thanks for all of your support, and for being part of the adventure."

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