Frank Iero Shirt Honors Texas Shooting Victims at My Chem Show

Although they may be halfway around the world, news of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas reached My Chemical Romance in time for guitarist Frank Iero to make a shirt for him. pay tribute to him on stage.

The guitarist donned a shirt that simply said “19 children, 2 adults”, commenting on the death toll accumulated when 18-year-old Salvador Ramos entered school in Uvalde. While many other Iero peers commented on social media, the guitarist let his clothes do the talking as he performed on stage at Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin, Ireland.

Iero had posted photos of the children who were killed in Tuesday’s tragic shooting to his Instagram Stories, while concluding the post with a message that read, “My son is 10. This disgusting madness must stop. My heart is broken. for families. How can this continue to happen without any attempt at real change?”

That’s not the only fashion statement the band have made so far during the European leg of their reunion tour. Earlier in the race, singer Gerard Way was seen wearing a blood-splattered white suit.

Death unfortunately played a part in the tour despite it being barely a week old. Last Saturday (May 21) police were called to investigate after a body was found in a car parked on one of the grounds used for My Chem’s Milton Keynes Bowl shows. Police had said the death was ‘unexplained and unsuspicious in Milton Keynes’, adding: ‘As such it is not being treated as a crime’.

Additionally, the band honored My Chemical Romance fans who were no longer with us by sharing their names in a fan-made flag that was passed down to the band.

However, the tour was more than recognition of deadly moments. Fans were treated almost every night to new surprises in the band’s setlists. So far, songs “Tomorrow’s Money” and “Mastas of Ravenkroft” have debuted live (along with current single “The Foundations of Decay”), and tracks such as “It’s Not a Fashion Statement, It’s a Deathwish” and “Headfirst for Halos”, among others, returned to the sets after long layoffs.

My Chemical Romance will continue their European tour with a finale on June 18 in Bonn, Germany, before performing in the United States on August 20 in Oklahoma City. See all of their scheduled dates and get ticketing information here.

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