“How have the last two-and-a-half years been for you guys?” asks Gerard Way, half-sarcastically, a couple of songs into My Chemical Romance’s huge comeback show at Cornwall’s spectacular Eden Project. “Well, we’re here! And we’re very, very happy to be here with you tonight. Let’s play some fuckin’ rock music…”
The frontman doesn’t spend too much time chatting onstage tonight, instead letting the momentous occasion (and, more importantly, the music) do the talking. But when he does – whether it’s about staying hydrated, needing a hairbrush or light-heartedly admitting his final note in Famous Last Words sounded “like shit” – the 6,500-strong crowd hang off his every word, perhaps hoping the frontman will lift the lid on what else the reunited emo heroes have planned now they’re an active band again. But no, this is all about tonight – their first UK show in a decade – and reconnecting with a fanbase who have been missing them every single day since their hiatus.