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Frank Iero speaks about Australian bus accident

Frank Iero

After a severe traffic accident left him hospitalized in late 2016, Frank Iero is finally on the mend and back in action, and will be performing songs off of his recently released album, Parachutes, to a sold-out crowd at Monty Hall in New Jersey on February 4th.

 In an exclusive interview with MTV.com, Iero opened up about his recent trauma, and how its affected his take on his approach to life. “I have a hard time allowing myself to believe there is a higher power doing things behind the scenes, but I tend to think things do happen — even the shitty things — for some reason,” he says. “In time, I will feel more grounded. For now, I’m existing. That’s something, in that moment, that I didn’t know I would be doing.”

 Iero also spoke in-depth about the album, explaining, “The record is called Parachutes because I started thinking about life, how we’re put here without asking to be,” he says. “It’s like being pushed out of a plane…Some of us are lucky enough to find people and things that bring us joy along the way that act as a parachute, slowing that ride down, and you’re able to enjoy the fall.”

 After Frank Iero & The Patience’s performance next month, they’ll be off to play throughout Europe and Russia for the rest of February and March; full tour dates are below. Parachutes was released on October 28th via BMG and can be purchased here.

UK/EU/Russia Tour Dates:

Feb 4 – Monty Hall – Jersey City, NJ

Feb 11 – Limelight – Belfast, UK

Feb 12 – Vicar Street – Dublin, Ireland

Feb 14 – O2 ABC – Glassgow, UK

Feb 15 – O2 Ritz – Manchester, UK

Feb 16 – O2 Forum Kentish Town – London, UK

Feb 17 – Rock City – Nottingham, UK

Feb 18 – UAE – Norwich, UK

Feb 20 – Luxor – Cologne, GER

Feb 21 – Lido – Berlin, GER

Feb 23 – Ampere – Munich, GER

Feb 24 – Club Cann – Stuttgart, GER

Feb 25 – Tivoli Vredenburg – Utrecht, NL

Mar 8 – Sentrum Club – Kiev, UA

Mar 10 – Zvezda – Samara, RU

Mar 11 – Yotaspace – Moscow, RU

Mar 12 – MILO Concert Hall – Nizhniy Novgorod, RU

Mar 14 – Teleclub – Ekaterinburg, RU

Mar 15 – Angar – Omsk, RU

Mar 16 – Otpusk – Novosibirsk, RU

Mar 18 – Centr – Krasnojarsk, RU

Mar 20 – Rock ‘n Roll Pub – Irkutsk, RU

Mar 22 – Velicano – Khabarovsk, RU

Mar 23 – SanRemo Hall – Vladivostok, RU

Mar 25 – Rock Bar – Krasnodar, RU

Mar 26 – StereoBaza – Rostov On Don, RU

Mar 27 – AURA – Veronezh, RU

Mar 29 – Cosmonavt – Saint Petersburg, RU

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