After spending 7 years apart, emo icons My Chemical Romance (MCR) announced a reunion show on December 20th in Los Angeles California at the Shrine Expo Hall.
On October 31st the band released an official poster with the information regarding the reunion, branded with a stone woman in an embrace with an angel and the slogan, ” Return”.
— My Chemical Romance (@MCRofficial) October 31, 2019
My Chemical Romance is an alternative rock band that formed in New Jersey in 2001. They released four studio albums; I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love (2002), Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge (2004), The Black Parade (2006) and The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys (2010).
The band reached global fame after the release of The Black Parade which peaked at #2 on the Billboard chart in 2006. My Chemical Romance had a large impact on pop culture in the 2000’s with the height of the “emo” sub-trend. The band has toured worldwide and have played an array of festivals.
In March 2013 MCR announced they were going to disband with a short post on their website that read:
“Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing. We’ve gotten to go places we never knew we would. We’ve been able to see and experience things we never imagined possible. We’ve shared the stage with people we admire, people we look up to, and best of all, our friends. And now, like all great things, it has come time for it to end. Thanks for all of your support, and for being part of the adventure.”
In February of this year frontman Gerard Way opened up in an interview about the split, he said that it just wasn’t fun making stuff with the band anymore.
The Warner Archives | No. 3 pic.twitter.com/SGykdyCzp9
— My Chemical Romance (@MCRofficial) September 22, 2016
Since breaking up in March 2013, the members of My Chemical Romance have all lead successful careers; Gerard Way’s ‘Umbrella Academy’ was adapted into a Netflix series, Mikey Way has released his “Collapser” comic book and Frank Iero and Ray Toro have continued making music.
Despite their blossoming solo careers, fans have been waiting patiently, for any sign of a My Chemical Romance reunion. In June, Joe Jonas told KISS Breakfast Radio Show that the Jonas Brothers heard that My Chemical Romance was rehearsing next to them in New York. The rumor caused mass excitement among fans until Frank Iero of My Chemical Romance squashed the rumor in July, slandering Joe Jonas and his band.
Joe Jonas faced backlash from MCR fans but it is now apparent that he wasn’t lying about hearing the band rehearsing and he may have even spoiled the reunion.
can someone apologise to Joe Jonas on behalf of the entire fandom
— Caz (@Caz_Hill_) October 31, 2019
The tickets for the show went on sale on Friday, November 1st, for $149 USD and sold out instantly on the AXS site.
— My Chemical Romance (@MCRofficial) November 1, 2019
Fans took to Twitter in triumph and failure the hour the tickets went on sale, some claimed to have waited in line for tickets only to be told they were sold out within the first minutes of being released.
Me when I got to my place in line for MCR tickets after hours of waiting just to see it’s sold out. pic.twitter.com/U78zlesmFe
— Parker James (@ParkerToyne) November 1, 2019
The fans who were able to secure tickets seemed to be an anomaly among My Chemical Romance fans, only 6,300 seats were available for the all-ages, Los Angeles show and fans from all over the world fought for tickets.
so.. for shits and giggles i tried to get MCR tickets. then for shits and giggles i carted 2. then for shits and giggles i went thru the whole process. and uhhh… now i guess i’m going to go see mcr 🤯 pic.twitter.com/msVyIiRFMM
— [¬º-°]¬ (@justroberrt) November 1, 2019
Alongside the tour announcement, My Chemical Romance have released a new merch line, embedded with stone angel and the phrase, “Return”. The collection features t-shirts, bomber jackets, sweaters and stickers commemorating the band’s reunion. The band has rebranded its social media and website in light of the reunion.
Fans are unsure whether or not this show is lone-standing or will be followed with a tour. Either way, the My Chemical Romance reunion has been the most anticipated and hyped concert announcement of this decade.
If you’re just as hyped about the reunion as I am, make sure you break out the black eyeliner and This is My Chemical Romance, on Spotify.
Featured Image Via My Chemical Romance Facebook