My Chemical Romance is officially reuniting for the first time since 2012
It's sure been a busy couple of weeks for My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way.
That's because, as it turns out, in between presumably fending off the many thousands of stunned reactions to the frankly startling revelation that he's Joe Rogan's cousin, he's been plotting the comeback of one of the most beloved alt-rock bands of the 2000s, My Chemical Romance.
Incredibly, Joe Jonas seems to have had the scoop on MCR reforming for quite some time:
You heard that right; your fast-track ticket to the ultimate walking alone on a gloomy day/staring out of a bus window into the drizzle soundtrack is returning for the first time since 2012.
As you can see from their suitably on-brand Instagram post, the band is set to perform at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles, California on Friday, December 20. An early Christmas present if ever there was one.
Way back in 2013, frontman Gerard Way posted a note to fans in which he explained that My Chemical Romance had reached its end. He finished the note thus:
“My Chemical Romance is done. But it can never die. It is alive in me, in the guys, and it is alive inside all of you. I always knew that, and I think you did too. Because it is not a band—it is an idea.”
And suffice to say, fans are extremely excited at the prospect of the band's impending reunion.
Tickets for the live show will go on sale later today. You can find a countdown to sales opening, and buy your tickets, right here.
My Chemical Romance is best known for their unique brand of melodic alternative rock music, and for hits like Welcome to the Black Parade, Helena, Teenagers, I'm Not Okay and Famous Last Words.