By: Nina Grenga
NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- I can still vividly remember my mom’s Subaru speakers announcing the breakup of My Chemical Romance six years ago as my poor emo-wannabe heart shattered. Luckily, on Oct. 31 2019, myself alongside all of Twitter erupted over the surprise return of the well-loved band.
My Chemical Romance tweeted out their return to the stage with the message, “Like Phantoms Forever…” and a link to their reunion show. Selling out instantly, the band is set to perform in the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles, C.A. on Dec. 20 2019.
Along with their L.A. show, in March of 2020, My Chemical Romance is set to headline the Download Music Festival in Australia, with following acts such as Deftones and Jimmy Eat World. They also scheduled another concert in New Zealand with several guests including Jimmy Eat World, Midnight Youth and Miss June.
Shocked by the overwhelming response upon their return, the band tweeted out the following,
“It is truly unbelievable to us the happiness we have experienced the past two days. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for the warm welcome back. We truly did not expect this. See you soon. Xoxo, MCR.”
Not only did their tickets instantly sell out, Billboard has since reported that the American rock band’s album “Welcome to the Black Parade,” has made its way back to the top 200 chart.
Funny enough, this past June, member of the Jonas Brothers, Joe Jonas, nearly ruined the surprise of MCR’s return. Jonas revealed in an interview to UK’s Kiss FM Breakfast Show, that he had heard that MCR had been rehearsing in a neighboring recording studio to the Jonas Brothers in New York. This speculation though did not grasp much traction as it was hard to believe for most.
Yet here we are, in 2019 with My Chemical Romance back, with millions of fans still finding it hard to believe.