“It has been a long time, Los Angeles,” Way said. “Thank you for being here tonight. We didn’t know if this was ever gonna happen again, so thank you guys for showing up. It feels good being here with you tonight in this place.”

The pit area got wild for “Thank You for the Venom” and “Give ‘Em Hell, Kid” and there were some sweet dance moves happening with “House of Wolves.” Some fans groaned when the band played songs off its most recent album, 2010’s “Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys.” Sure, it’s not as black and biting as the earlier material, but it’s solid content and slower songs like “Summertime” and “S/C/A/R/E/C/R/O/W” are as awesome as the more upbeat “Na Na Na” off that record. All of it sounded amazing live Friday night. My Chem still had the grit for songs like “Teenagers,” and Way let out the beast on “You Know What They Do to Guys Like Us in Prison” and was joined by Sara Taylor of Youth Code, who snarled and growled right alongside him.

“This is fun. We’re having fun,” Way said mid-set. It sounded a bit like a self pep talk, but those in attendance didn’t seem to have any doubts. This didn’t feel like a forced reunion or a money grab; it all felt very genuine. And based on the crowd response, these guys are more than welcome back. [Los Angeles Daily News]

After announcing their reunion on Halloween, My Chemical Romance played their first show in seven years at Los Angeles' Shrine Expo Hall on Friday night (12/20). The venue, at 6,300 capacity, was on the smaller side for the band, and unsurprisingly, tickets sold out almost immediately after going on sale. Some fans who lined up early to get in were rewarded with MCR blankets, handed out by Gerard and Mikey Way, Ray Toro and Frank Iero, as you can see in the video below:

Check out video from MCR's set, and their setlist, below. Next up for the band are some overseas festival dates, and shows with Jimmy Eat World.

MCR's old pals Thursday opened Friday night's show, and their set included a cover of The Buzzcocks' "Every Fallen in Love?" performed with Saves the Days's Chris Conley

Setlist: My Chemical Romance @ The Shrine Expo Hall, 12/20/2019 (via)
I'm Not Okay (I Promise)
Thank You for the Venom
Give 'Em Hell, Kid
House of Wolves
Summertime
You Know What They Do to Guys Like Us in Prison (with Sara Taylor of Youth Code)
Make Room!!!!
Our Lady of Sorrows
Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)
Sleep
Mama
I Don't Love You
DESTROYA
Teenagers
S/C/A/R/E/C/R/O/W
Famous Last Words
The Kids From Yesterday

Encore:
Vampire Money
Helena

Encore 2:
Welcome to the Black Parade