My Chemical Romance are promoting a fabric face masks to raise funds for coronavirus relief.
The masks, dubbed “My Chemical Romance Desert Screening Device Face Masks”, at the moment are obtainable on the band’s official store for $14.99. Funds from the masks will go to the MusiCares COVID-19 relief fund.
The product description explains that the masks had been the brainchild of their manager Lauren Valencia, who died of cancer last year.
It continues, “We had these masks made to keep you dust-free in the desert, a show that never happened, never will, a protection that then seemed timeworn.”
This appears to trace that the masks had been supposed to mark My Chemical Romance’s rumoured inclusion on the Coachella 2020 lineup. Ultimately, the band had been absent from the ultimate 2020 lineup.
The webstore additionally notes that the My Chemical Romance masks are fabric face masks, “not N95 nor anti-microbial”. It asks patrons to “use them responsibly” and comply with tips from the CDC on correct utilization of fabric masks.
On Instagram, guitarist Frank Iero mentioned, “We hope they [masks] can provide a fraction of the good LV shared with the world.”
This initiative follows a number of bulletins from My Chemical Romance as they undertake numerous efforts to keep in contact with followers as they self-isolate.
Iero has been offering guitar tutorials of a few of the band’s greatest hits for followers caught at house, whereas frontman Gerard Way lately launched a collection of previously unreleased solo songs he dubbed ‘Distraction Or Despair’.
There isn’t any phrase as to whether or not the band’s reunion tour dates for the UK and Europe, slated to run from June to July, will equally be pushed again. My Chemical Romance are additionally scheduled to tour the United States in September and October.