Emo rock icons My Chemical Romance have announced their long awaited comeback. After an abrupt break up in 2013 and several false alarms, fans of the band have finally gotten what they wanted. And on Halloween no less!
After clearing their Instagram and posting several cryptic icons to their story, the band posted a photo detailing their return. It was revealed that the group will reunite on Friday, December 20th at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles.
Prior to this news, fans speculated heavily on a possible comeback. Lead singer Gerard Way spoke about the band at Los Angeles Comic Con. He stated the band became his therapy in the early 2000s.
In an interview with NME from February of this year, Way discussed what led to the band’s initial break up.
“It wasn’t fun to make stuff any more. I think breaking up the band broke us out of that machine,” Way noted. “We definitely get offers regularly to reunite – it’s a constant thing…It’s flattering, it’s really nice of people…I miss playing with the guys, but I don’t think so.”
Well, it seems the tables have turned now and it’s finally the right moment for MCR to rise again.
With the massive popularity of Way’s Netflix series Umbrella Academy, which is based on his graphic novel series of the same name, the band has earned legions of new fans. Despite being inactive for so many years, the MCR fandom is still massive and devoted to the group.
Tickets for their December 20th show in LA will go on sale November 1st. It is unclear if there are plans for additional shows or new music following the single show. However, it does mark the first time My Chemical Romance will play together since 2012.
Check back soon as more details develop.