After playing their first New York show in over 10 years at Elmont's UBS Arena in August, My Chemical Romance's long-awaited reunion tour hit Brooklyn for a pair of shows at Barclays Center on Saturday and Sunday (9/10 & 9/11). We went to Sunday night's show, where the air was thick with anticipation leading up to the band's entrance, with chants of "MCR!" filling the air. When they did take the stage, the crowd erupted, singing and screaming along. Their energy stayed high the whole night, and at one point the band paused the show to ask people to take a couple of steps back, and to hand out water bottles.
Both nights opened with My Chem's first single in nearly a decade, this year's "The Foundations of Decay," and both included lots of hits, including "Helena," "Welcome to the Black Parade," "Teenagers," and "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)." Saturday was Mikey Way's birthday, and, prompted by Gerard, the crowd sang to him. Sunday night wrapped up with "Desert Song," their first time performing it since 2008; find video of that below, along with both nights' setlists.