My Chemical Romance announce reunion

My Chemical Romance
Photo: Neil Krug

After many years of speculation and rumours, it has finally been confirmed that the American rock band My Chemical Romance will be reuniting. After six years on hiatus, they will perform on Dec. 20 in Los Angeles.

In 2012, My Chemical Romance performed their last show. Almost a year later, Gerard Way, frontman of the band, posted a long announcement detailing the band’s end. Now, after nearly six years, it was confirmed that the band will be reuniting. The comeback show will take place at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles California on Friday, December 20. Tickets will go on sale November 1 at 12:00 PT and can be found here.

The band released their last album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys back in 2010. Four years later, Gerard Way debuted his debut solo album Hesitant Alien.

It still remains a mystery however, whether the band will also be performing at European festivals next year.

You can see the announcement below:

My Chemical Romance

My Chemical Romance are an American rock band formed in 2001. The band released its debut album I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love a year later and since then they recorded three more albums. Their third album The Black Parade came out in 2006. It was a huge success, receiving very positive reviews from the media at the time. For many, this album is also considered to be one of the greatest rock albums of the 2000s. The band’s music style is often categorized as alternative rock and emo with punk rock elements. However Gerard Way has publicly often rejected the term “emo”. In 2010, the band released their last album before announcing an indefinite hiatus three years later.

Fun fact: Gererd Way, lead singer and co-founder of the band, created and wrote a comic book series called The Umbrella Academy in 2007, which was recently adapted as a Netflix series.

For more information you can visit the band’s official website.