!DEAD!, the premier North East tribute band of 2000s post-hardcore group My Chemical Romance, are headed to Norfolk and Richmond, Va. this August to close out summer with a pair of loud Labor Day Weekend gigs at The NorVa and The National. The group from Harrisburg, Penn. established themselves as a MCR tribute act this past spring, and look to bring their own spin on the former band to fans up and down the east coast.
Since the state of emo has cooled down since bands like My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boy were dominating the mainstream charts back in the first decade of the new millennium, it’s up to bands like !DEAD! to keep the spirit of the now disbanded rock group alive as the 2010s begin to come to a close.
Members of the original group have been pretty busy in the own worlds since disbanding in 2013. The band’s singer, Gerard Way, recently announced that he’ll be bringing his "Umbrella Academy" comic book series to the small screen with a Netflix series in 2018. The band's guitarist, Frank Iero, has also stayed busy since parting ways with his former bandmates. The guitar player set off on a European and North American tour in the first few months of 2017 with his new band, The Patience.
Tickets for the shows at The NorVa on Sept. 1 and The National on Sept. 2 are on sale now, and can be purchased by clicking the links below.