My Chemical Romance Are Selling Masks With Proceeds Benefitting COVID-19 Relief

All proceeds will benefit the Recording Academy’s MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund

April 17, 2020
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On their website, My Chemical Romance is selling face masks originally designed to protect fans at a concert in the desert that ultimately never happened.

All proceeds from sales of the masks will go to the Recording Academy’s MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. The fund helps those in the music industry who have been affected by the coronavirus.

“We are living in strange times, alienating times, scary times,” a statement on their website reads.

“These masks were the brainchild of our beloved Lauren Valencia, who died before this madness, not of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the older evil that is cancer. 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. And here we are, with these masks, as though Lauren was prescient or we were unknowingly waiting for the right time……”

The masks are being sold for $14.99 a piece and come with a disclaimer: “These are fabric face masks. They are not N95 nor anti-microbial. Please use them responsibly.”

My Chemical Romance is set to take part in one of the biggest reunion tours of the year. However, that may be in jeopardy due to COVID-19. With shows in Australia, New Zealand, and Japan already canceled, their summer European dates and fall North American dates may soon follow suit.

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