Enlarge Gerard Way by NRK P3, via Flickr. Riley Gale by Amanda Hatfield for Brooklyn Vega.

Watch: My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way Honors Riley Gale Onstage, Says He Wanted to Bring Power Trip On Tour


Right now, My Chemical Romance are doing right by metal. Back in March, it was announced that Philly satanic sleaze-thrashers Devil Master would be opening for them at several shows on their upcoming tour. Now, the band have honored late Power Trip frontman Riley Gale during their live show, and have even said that they wanted to take the band out on tour.

As reported by Metal Hammer, during Saturday night’s show at Milton Keynes Stadium, one of three sold-out shows at that venue, MCR frontman Gerard Way spoke to the crowd about the hat he was wearing, and how it had reminded a friend of Gale…

“I’d brought all this crazy shit to wear on tour, and during production rehearsals, I was wearing this, and this fucking hat. And my friend Beemer here took some pictures, and he goes, ‘Power Trip!

“I was so inspired by that fucking dude. They were gonna be one of the bands that were gonna open for us…or I was gonna ask at least. They could have said, ‘Fuck no’, which I would have been totally respectful of, but I have a feeling they might have said, ‘Yes.’ Because my friend Sarah was friends with RIley.

“They were a great fucking band… rest in peace Riley motherfucker!”

This is very sweet, and good on Way for giving Riley a shout-out. Though between us, dude, with all due respect to your band — not my thing, but hey, one of the biggest bands in the world, props — going on after Power Trip would’ve been a death sentence. Those dudes scorched the earth.

Anyway, check out Way’s tribute below, and catch My Chemical Romance at one of their upcoming dates, with their Devil Master shows highlighted:

Aug. 20 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Paycom Center (new date)
Aug. 21 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center (new date)
Aug. 23 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena (new date)
Aug. 24 – Cincinnati, OH @ Heritage Bank Center (new date)
Aug. 26 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena (new date)
Aug. 27 – Belmont Park, NY @ UBS Arena (new date)
Aug. 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center – DEVIL MASTER
Aug. 30 – Albany, NY @ MVP Arena (new date)
Sep. 01 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena (new date)
Sep. 02 – Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Centre Bell (new date)
Sep. 04 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ Scotiabank Arena (new date)
Sep. 05 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ Scotiabank Arena
Sep. 07 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Sep. 08 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden (new date)
Sep. 10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center (new date)
Sep. 11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Sep. 13 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
Sep. 15 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Sep. 16 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
Sep. 20 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Sep. 21 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Sep. 23 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
Sep. 24 – Sunrise, FL @ FLA Live Arena
Sep. 27 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center – DEVIL MASTER
Sep. 28 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center – DEVIL MASTER
Sep. 30 – Denver, CO @ Ball Arena
Oct. 02 – Portland, OR @ MODA Center (new date)
Oct. 03 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
Oct. 05 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena
Oct. 07 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
Oct. 08 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
Oct. 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
Oct. 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
Oct. 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
Oct. 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
Oct. 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum (new date)
Oct. 22 – Las Vegas, NV @ When We Were Young
Oct. 23 – Las Vegas, NV @ When We Were Young
Oct. 29 – Las Vegas, NV @ When We Were Young

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