My Chemical Romance on TRL in 2005
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My Chemical Romance Reunion Set For L.A. In December
Today, Halloween got a little spookier, as My Chemical Romance resurrected themselves from the grave of our favorite emo CDs. The New Jersey emo greats announced they will be performing together for the first time in seven years at the Shrine Expo Hall on Dec. 20. Tickets for the show—only one date has been announced at this time—go on sale tomorrow, Nov. 1.
The news was posted to their website and to their no-longer-dormant Instagram account, the latter which included the message: "Like Phantoms Forever...," a nod to their first EP, 2002's Like Phantoms Forever. Their last new music was released back in 2010, with their fourth studio album, Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys.
Back in 2013, countless black-lined lids teared up when My Chemical Romance announced their breakup after 12 years of theatric punk-pop greatness. At the time, lead vocalist Gerard Way shared a lengthy, poetic letter about the decision:
"Since I am bad with goodbyes. I refuse to let this be one. But I will leave you with one last thing—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," the note concluded.
Rumors of a MCR reunion first began bubbling this summer, when Joe Jonas, alongside the recently reunited Jonas Brothers, poured gasoline on the rumor mill during a June interview. "I've got some dirt. My Chemical Romance apparently were rehearsing next to us in New York recently… I thought they broke up, so I don't know."
Well, don't forget: My Chemical Romance is inside of you all of us. It can never die.
Tickets to the reunion show go on sale tomorrow, Fri., Nov. 1 at 12:00 p.m. PST.