My Chemical Romance will play UK gig just days before Glastonbury

 My Chemical Romance will play UK gig just days before Glastonbury

My Chemical Romance have revealed they will return for their first UK show since the band split in 2013 on Saturday 20th June 2020, just days ahead of Glastonbury which begins on Wednesday 24th June.

The sole UK gig announced in a series of European dates will be at the Milton Keynes Stadium, with a poster from GigsandTours suggesting no presales will take place with general ticket sales beginning at 9am this Friday, 24th January. Standing tickets will be priced at £75 + fees with seated tickets ranging from £45 to £85.

Fans have speculated the band could appear at Glasto’ since they reformed to play a series of comeback shows last year. With MCR yet to play in Europe since their reformation, today’s announcement of a UK show has been hotly anticipated for months. The hype spiked in the last fortnight when a cryptic video posted to My Chemical Romance social media channels hinted at a June return to the UK, with Stagedoor.FM likening one of the symbols to Glastonbury Tor.

My Chemical Romance shared this video just after 3am this morning, confirming the gig in Milton Keynes and sparking speculation from fans:

Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift were confirmed as the Pyramid Stage headliners for Saturday and Sunday before Christmas. Ahead of the announcements, Taylor Swift was the bookmakers’ favourite headliner while The 1975 were considered fourth most likely by Sky Bet.

In addition to Paul McCartney, Wolf Alice and Diana Ross are the only other artists officially confirmed for the festival’s line-up, though Mike Skinner and Carl Cox have ‘self-confirmed’.

Aerosmith appear to have self-confirmed by mistake in an email newsletter sent out to fans. Supergrass are strongly-rumoured after reforming in September to perform at Pilton Party, a ‘thank-you’ event for the local community organised by Glastonbury.

The 1975 named “headlining Glastonbury” as their ambition while featuring on Radio 1’s Future Sounds with Annie Mac last week, but said they’re “busy this year”, fuelling rumours the Cheshire band could appear in 2021.

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Glastonbury 50, the book commemorating the festival’s 50th-anniversary, was named as a ‘Book of the Year’ by The Times for 2019. It previously ranked third in the Sunday Times Bestseller List for hardback non-fiction books.

The book is authored by organisers Michael and Emily Eavis and contains hundreds of photos from the festival and celebrity contributions.

In an alternative chart released by Amazon, Glastonbury 50 placed 10th among all non-fiction books after its first week of sales. The book had recently sold out in some stores, but festival organisers confirmed today the second print run had now arrived and all stores should be restocked soon, if not already.

Glastonbury’s 50th-anniversary will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June 2020.

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