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My Chemical Romance will headline Riot Fest 2020

My Chemical Romance at the House of Blues
Photograph: Lizz Kannenberg

When emo-punk rockers My Chemical Romance reunited for the first time in seven years to perform in Los Angeles last December, rumors swirled about where else the group might play in 2020. This morning, frontman Gerard Way and company revealed that the band will serve as the headlining act on Saturday, September 12 at Riot Fest—a festival with a reputation for booking long-awaited reunions (The Replacements, Misfits, Jawbreaker).

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My Chemical Romance's Riot Fest gig is the third date on a larger North American tour that kicks off in Detroit and will take the band to cities like Boston, Atlanta, Brooklyn and Las Vegas. The last time MCR played Chicagoland was all the way back in 2011, when the band shared a bill with Blink-182 (who, coincidentally, topped last year's Riot Fest lineup) at what is now the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater in Tinley Park.

If you want to lock down your ticket to Riot Fest, the festival is offering early bird three-day passes for $140 as well as an assortment of more expensive VIP options. And don't expect any more early lineup announcements—organizers are promising to reveal the full slate of acts sometime this spring. 

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