My Chemical Romance Re-Boycotting Arizona? WTF?

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My Chemical Romance may be re-boycotting Arizona over SB 1070.

Yesterday we pointed out that the band had formerly joined The Sound Strike during the height of the outrage over our state's crazy immigration law, SB 1070. Then they announced a date at Tempe's Marquee Theatre (without any comment) and someone took their name off the Sound Strike's official artist list.

Today that concert date has disappeared from their site, as you can see in the above screenshot. The date also does not appear on the Marquee Theatre's site -- though it may never have been added.

Oh, and several links to boycott-related blog posts on the band's website seem redirect to: http://www.mychemicalromance.com/site-maintenance/

Hmmmmmmm. Seems there may be some internal conflict here! Maybe even a little flip-flopping!

We'd love to sort everything out for you but we have still have not received any response to e-mails and a phone call to the band's publicist, TJ Tauriello at Warner Bros. Records. We've also reached out to Javier Gonzalez, spokesman for The Sound Strike, to ask if he has any information about the status of the band.



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6 comments
reeblite
reeblite

you know?  this is sill the most exciting live band in the business...they headlined for 84,000 at reading leeds festival last august...gerard way is so far, probably the best lyricist of the 21st century.  that said, pearce is out of office, he won't get voted back in, brewer won't be voted back in, arpio is on his way out, he won't win again, sooo, this band should do some type of huge fundraiser/charity type festival,  something big,nationally  televised with others at the fairgrounds in tucson to make it up to all their fans and do something positive.  the message and vibe they exude, they will save the world...or at least help.

Concerned Citizen
Concerned Citizen

Arizona has trampled peoples' rights so any outcry needs to be heard. Arizona's leadership shot itself in the foot. Thank Senator Pearce/CCA and Gov. Brewer.

Guest
Guest

I used to be obsessed with this band from ages 13-16. Completely embarrassed by it now... even more embarrassed with their action on boycott.

Gerard
Gerard

They were probably boycotting because it was the cool thing to do at the time. Then they totally forgot about it and went back to their "high moral standards." They suck anyways.

Lenni Rosenblum
Lenni Rosenblum

Well that's just ridiculous. Shows don't get booked by mistake, just like people don't forget that they're boycotting something.

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