1.London Calling

1/5

My Chemical Romance kicked off their world tour in support of their November 22 album, Danger Days: the True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, Saturday night at London's Hammersmith Apollo. With a 22-song set, the band debuted new material, a new drummer, and frontman Gerard Way's flame-red hair-do!

Photo: (From Left: Gerard Way, Frank Iero)

Setlist:
"Na Na Na"
"Thank You For The Venom"
"Dead"
"Desolation Row"
"Planetary (Go!)"
"I'm Not Okay (I Promise)"
"Give 'Em Hell, Kid"
"Knives"
"I Don't Love You"
"You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison"
"The Only Hope For Me Is You"
"Honey, This Mirror Ain't Big Enough For The Two Of Us"
"This Is How I Disappear"
"Welcome To The Black Parade"
"Helena"
"Mama"
"Teenagers"
"The Ghost Of You"
"Famous Last Words"
"Sleep"
"Cancer"
"The Kids From Yesterday"

2.London Calling

2/5

My Chemical Romance kicked off their world tour in support of their November 22 album, Danger Days: the True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, Saturday night at London's Hammersmith Apollo. With a 22-song set, the band debuted new material, a new drummer, and frontman Gerard Way's flame-red hair-do!

Photo: (From Left: Gerard Way, Frank Iero)

Setlist:
"Na Na Na"
"Thank You For The Venom"
"Dead"
"Desolation Row"
"Planetary (Go!)"
"I'm Not Okay (I Promise)"
"Give 'Em Hell, Kid"
"Knives"
"I Don't Love You"
"You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison"
"The Only Hope For Me Is You"
"Honey, This Mirror Ain't Big Enough For The Two Of Us"
"This Is How I Disappear"
"Welcome To The Black Parade"
"Helena"
"Mama"
"Teenagers"
"The Ghost Of You"
"Famous Last Words"
"Sleep"
"Cancer"
"The Kids From Yesterday"

3.Riot Rock!

3/5

With Mike Pedicone, formerly of Arizona hardcore outfit the Bled, behind the drum kit, MCR kicked off the set with Danger's searing new single, "Na Na Na." Dressed in the Mad Max-style get-ups for their new album, the band played three other newbies -- "Planetary (Go!)," "The Only Hope For Me Is You," and "The Kids From Yesterday."

Way, Pedicone, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, and bassist Mikey Way performed plenty of classics, too, including their epic "Welcome To The Black Parade," plus their cover of Bob Dylan's "Desolation Row" from the Watchmen soundtrack.

Photo: (From Left: Mikey Way, Frank Iero, Gerard Way)

4.New Sound

4/5

For Danger Days MCR teamed with producer Rob Cavallo, who helped them expand on their sound. "We put up a lot of rules about the songs we could write and what the sound was supposed to be for this record," Toro recently told SPIN. "But Rob took all those walls down for us and was like 'You know what? The sky's the limit, just write great music and use your creativity.'"

Photo: Mikey Way

5.Art Is a Weapon

5/5

On Danger Days, Way (above) sings about the social alientation felt by a group of outsider characters called the Killjoys. "The overall theme in the music is finding a sense of freedom and using creativity and art as the weapon, as opposed to worrying about the end result," Toro told SPIN.

MCR are currently on tour in Europe. North American dates are expected soon. See the band's itinerary here.