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GERARD WAY WON'T PLAY MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE SONGS AT FIRST OFFICIAL SHOWS

Former My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way said that his first official live shows this coming weekend (August 22nd and 23rd) at the Reading & Leeds Festivals in the U.K. probably won't feature any songs from his old band. Way explained to NME, "There was a moment when I was weighing up the options, but it just doesn't feel like the right time yet. I didn't feel this strong urge to do it."

Way admitted that he probably wont dip into My Chem's back catalog very much as time goes on, saying, "I also wouldn't want to false advertise, I don't think it's the sort of thing I'm going to be doing a lot. If it does happen in the future it will be because it's the right thing to do."

My Chemical Romance broke up in 2013 after 12 years and five studio albums.

Way will release his debut solo effort, titled Hesitant Alien, on September 30th. The disc is available for pre-order now.

A video for the first single, "No Shows," has just been released.

Way told Rolling Stone about the new disc, "When I was in art school, I worshipped Britpop . . . So it's almost like this solo record is a re-education of what I was into before My Chem."

Way has yet to announce U.S. tour plans behind Hesitant Alien.

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