Recently, My Chemical Romance have had a habit of bringing back songs that have long been absent from their setlists, as their runs in the UK and Europe have seen them release a host of deeper cuts. Now they’re digging deep again for the start of the US leg of their reunion tour by performing “Bury Me in Black” for the first time since their December 14, 2003 concert at Irving Plaza in New York City.
Last night (August 20), the emo/alternative rock band from New Jersey took the stage at the Paycom Center (in Oklahoma City) to kick off the North American leg of their 2022 Reunion tour. After opening with “The Foundations of Decay” — which was released in May 2022 as their first new post-reunion track — they released “Bury Me in Black.”
My Chemical Romance, “Bury Me in Black” live in Oklahoma City
Longtime fans will recall that “Bury Me in Black” was never included on a studio album; instead, it was only ever released as a demo which appeared as the B-side to the 2004 single “I’m Not Okay (I Promise)”. Thus, its placement here was quite unexpected, demonstrating how obscure and expansive the band’s current setlist is.
In fact, “Bury Me in Black” wasn’t the only notable inclusion at last night’s concert. Setlist.fm reports that MCR also brought back “This Is the Best Day Ever” (from their 2002 debut album, I brought you my bullets, you brought me your love), which they had not performed live since October 2005.
My Chemical Romance, “This is the Best Day of My Life” Live in Oklahoma City
These additions come just months after their May and June 2022 dates in the UK and Europe., during which they resurrected “It’s not a fashion statement, it’s a death wish”, “Mastas in Ravenkroft”, “Cemetery Drive” and “Tomorrow’s Money” after several years of these songs lying dormant.
Beyond that, MCR offered a revised release for “Sleep” and dedicated “The Ghost of You” – from 2004 Three cheers for sweet revenge – to producer Doug McKean (who passed away earlier this year).
You can see the full My Chemical Romance setlist from the performance below. Plus, you can grab your tickets for the remaining dates of their Reunion 2022 tour. here.
My Chemical Romance Setlist – August 20, 2022 – Oklahoma City, Okla.
“The Foundation of Decadence”
“Bury Me in the Dark”
“Give them the hell, kid”
“Money of Tomorrow”
“Mastas of Ravenkroft”
“Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)”
“It’s the best day of my life”
“Welcome to the Black Parade”
“Our Lady of Sorrows”
“Famous Last Words”
“I’m not fine (I promise”)