During the 2000s and early '10s, few rock bands displayed more concert power than My Chemical Romance, also colloquially known as MCR. The New Jersey emo-punk group was a ferocious live act full of intensity: Frontman Gerard Way was mesmerizing in the way he used dramatic, heart-on-sleeve gestures and vocal flourishes, while his bandmates slashed through songs like a powerful garage-rock band full of aggressive energy. During the peak of their popularity, My Chemical Romance toured with a who's-who of rock and punk bands, including Rise Against, Thursday and Alkaline Trio. In 2005, the band performed on the inaugural Taste of Chaos tour, opened for Green Day and co-headlined the Warped Tour. Two years later, My Chemical Romance appeared on Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution tour alongside acts such as Placebo and Taking Back Sunday. Headlining gigs at festivals such as Reading and Leeds also followed in subsequent years.