Gerard Way kicks off his tour at legendary Fillmore with a stellar performance

Posted: October 13, 2014 in Concerts, music, New Music, New Release, San Francisco, Tour
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Gerard Way kicked off his tour in San Francisco earlier this evening at the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco. The iconic venue which is covered in posters and pictures of many of the amazing artists that have graced that very stage such as Foo Fighters, Jim Morrison, Janis, Grateful Dead, Green Day, Slash, just to name a few. This night, the magic and beauty on the stage was created by none other than Gerard Way. The venue was packed and there were fans who waited in line most of the day, as they happily took their place on the barrier in front of the stage. The opening band was The Eeries whom we saw perform at Aftershock Festival. They were awesome and their sound reminded me of a blend of Nirvana and Beck. Check out some killer photos by our Rockin Ryan of their set:

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Next up was the headline set by Gerard and the crowd went wild in anticipation as the slightest movement on the stage would have them errupt in cheer. Several times the roadies were the recipient of the loud screams as the made sure everything was ready for an amazing night. The band came out in their matching white dress shirts and ties, all sharply dressed and ready to conquer the set. Gerard took the stage in his dapper attire and the entire venue was filled with loud cheers and screams. Everyone was so excited to witness and be part of Gerard‘s first solo tour and he exceeded any and all expectations we might have had. He completely blew everyone away with his performance. He has such an intense passion when he sings that you are just captivated by his magnetic charm.

Gerard’s vocals carry such emotion and it is no wonder that so many fans feel such a connection when he sings. He brings out the complete honesty in his music, which is somewhat lacking in today’s music scene.  Song after song, the crowd sang along and raised the energy to insurmountable levels. He pleased everyone with playing crowd favorites such as Brother, Millions, Maya the Psychic, Drugstore Perfume and much more. Check out a sneak peek of photos from his set by our Rockin Ryan:

We will be bringing you a full slide show of more photos later this week so stay tuned. We just needed to make sure you got your fix of Gerard Way!   Also be sure to pick up his album, Hesitant Alien which is out now and available on iTunes here. Check the dates below and see if he is coming to a venue near you:

  Date Venue Location
Oct 13 Troubadour West Hollywood, CA
Oct 14 Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Oct 17 Trocadero Theatre Philadelphia, PA
Oct 19 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
Oct 20 Irving Plaza New York, NY
Oct 22 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
Oct 23 Webster Hall New York, NY
Nov 05 The Ritz Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 06 O2 Academy Oxford Oxford, United Kingdom
Nov 07 O2 ABC Glasgow Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nov 09 Cardiff Stidents’ Union Cardiff, United Kingdom
Nov 10 Koko London, United Kingdom
Jan 23 O2 Academy Brixton London, United Kingdom
Feb 21 Soundwave Festival Adelaide, Australia
Feb 22 Soundwave Festival Melbourne, Australia
Feb 28 Soundwave Festival Sydney, Australia
Mar 01 Soundwave Festival Brisbane, Australia

Also make sure to visit his website since he just announced more dates for the European tour to include Germany, Spain, Denmark and more!

In case you missed it, check out the recently released colorful retro video for his song Millions. I love it!:

Make sure to visit his social media sites and stay up to date on his latest news.

~ Marisol

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Comments
  1. saw it with my daughter – her first concert! Loved it

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