GERARD WAY NEW SINGLE ‘MILLIONS’ OUT NOVEMBER 17TH ON REPRISE
“Spectacular… The world needs rockstars. And Gerard has proven himself one of the best.” – Kerrang!
“Reinvents himself with shades of Britpop and Bowie… Gerard Way has wiped the slate clean and started afresh, with invigorating results.” – NME
“A confident, swaggering set of songs packed with joie de vivre.” – The Guardian
“Unashamed scuzzy brilliance.” – DIY
The return of former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way is quickly gaining momentum. Glowing reviews for his Britpop-inspired solo debut album ‘Hesitant Alien’ were soon followed by a strong chart position, while his triumphant shows at the Reading and Leeds Festivals were followed by the announcement of a headline tour which sold-out immediately.
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His renaissance continues with the November 17th release of his new single ‘Millions’. A rush of melody that filters Sixties pop through Nineties indie, ‘Millions’ was produced by Doug McKean, mixed by Tchad Blake (Arctic Monkeys, The Black Keys) and features backing vocals courtesy of Gerard’s brother Mikey Way.
“I wanted to make the small things sound big,” explains Gerard regarding the direction he took on ‘Hesitant Alien’. “My intention was to make 100 percent uncompromised art, using the currently least radio-friendly instrument, the guitar. I knew there would be lots of fuzz pedals. I knew I would play Fender instruments. I knew I would look at who my guitar heroes were in art school, Mary Timony and Carrie Brownstein, and I drew a lot of influence from shoe-gaze and Britpop. I want the record to sonically galvanize people.”
Gerard Way will return to the UK next month to embark upon his debut sold-out tour and will return in January for a recently added date at the O2Brixton Academy – more shows will be announced imminently.
November – SOLD-OUT
5th – Manchester, Ritz
6th – Oxford, O2 Academy
7th – Glasgow, O2 ABC
9th – Cardiff, University Students’ Union – Y Plas
10th – London Koko
23rd – London, O2 Brixton Academy (ADDED DATE)
Tickets for the Brixton show are on sale now, priced at £26.50.