My Chemical Romance pay tribute to Power Trip’s Riley Gale at Milton Keynes show

At their Milton Keynes gig last night (May 21), Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance paid tribute to Riley Gale, the late Power Trip frontman.

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Gale, an American theater giant, passed away in August 2020. His family later asked fans to donate to the Dallas Hope Charity, a local organization that Riley was very passionate about. blood. The huge amount of donations resulted in the opening of a new transitional home for LGBTQ youth, named after Gale. The Riley Gale Memorial Library had also opened a month earlier, housed in the foundation’s Dallas Hope Center.

Last summer, a charity was set up in Gale’s name. The Riley Gale Foundation will support LGBTQ+ organizations, animal rescues and mental health initiatives, and will be managed by Gale’s family, with all proceeds from the fund This will be distributed to those in need.

Speaking to fans at the Milton Keynes show, Gerard Way talked about the hat he wore at the show and how the production rehearsed for the tour, with a friend of his saying that the hat made he remembers Gale.

Then Way talked about Gale. “They will be one of the bands that will open for us… or at least I will ask. They could have said, “Fuck no,” which I fully respect, but I have a feeling they could have said yes. “

Way added: “They’re a great damn band… rest in peace you bastards Riley!”

During the band’s second night at MK Stadium (May 20), Way paid tribute to MCR fans who have passed away in the past two years since it was originally set to play. this location.

The driver raised a flag with the names of deceased MCR followers at MK Stadium after a fan passed it on to him.

“So this is crazy, this is our third show, we played two shows and I think it was the first night we had a good time and I talked about how it’s been two and a half years and how it feels and things like that,” Way told the crowd.

“And it dawned on me after the second show, that there’s a group of people who might be going to these shows that aren’t here with us anymore. And I think it was yesterday that a friend of mine told me that there were some people on the internet who had the best list they could of the names of the people who were going to come to the concerts. “

The MCR curator then raised the flag so the crowd could see the names of the deceased.

My Chemical Romance Eden performing at Cornwall's Eden Project. Credit: Frances Beach for NME
My Chemical Romance Eden performing at Cornwall’s Eden Project. Credit: Frances Beach for NME

Throughout their reunion days to date, the band has played a mix of hits, fan favorites and poignant cuts, also performing two songs for the first time.

My Chemical Romance kicked off their one-on-one date Monday night (May 16) at the Eden Project in Cornwall, marking their first show in 11 years.

In a five-star review, NME “They’re safe now as one of the biggest rock groups to emerge in the last 20 years but if the band is worried about the status of their newfound formation, they won’t show it,” said. Tonight’s show is fearless, loose and rough. It really feels like anything could happen, given the rebellious and ambitiously playful My Chemical Romance channel. “This is so special and amazing,” Way said, immediately out of our mouths. “

Any remaining tickets for MCR’s MK gig, as well as their other UK and Ireland dates this month, are still on sale here. You can check out the band’s upcoming tour dates below.

May 2022
22 – MK Stadium, Milton Keynes
24 – Royal Kilmainham Hospital, Dublin
25 – Royal Kilmainham Hospital, Dublin
27 – Victoria Park, Warrington
28 – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
30 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow My Chemical Romance pay tribute to Power Trip’s Riley Gale at Milton Keynes show

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