My Chemical Romance returns to stage

Popular rock group makes triumphant return after breaking up in 2013.


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Lead singer Gerard Way front My Chemical Romance at Wembley Stadium.

Aly Sadowniczak, Entertainment Editor

It’s Halloween night, 2019. You receive a notification on your phone as you eat candy and watch horror movies in your costume that reads: “My Chemical Romance is back after being broken up for 6 years!”

A reunion show, set for December 20th, 2019 in Los Angeles, California, was announced.

To the dismay of many, tickets quickly sold out.

For any hardcore MCR (My Chemical Romance) fan, this came as a shock, but it made sense. Their last album, “Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys,” tells the story of a group of rebels (the Killjoys), who fight against an evil corporation that controls the people. But most importantly it takes place in a post-apocalyptic California, in 2019.

My Chemical Romance didn’t just break up the band on March 22, 2013, but instead they broke the hearts of fans across the world.

Consisting of New Jersey natives Frank Iero, Ray Toro, and brothers Gerard and Mikey Way, My Chemical Romance was unstoppable in the early 2000s, especially during the popularity of the emo/pop punk scene.

Their breakup meant the end of an era.

The remaining emo bands went on to make pop music that they veiled as “alternative rock” (*cough* Panic! at the Disco *cough*).

As it turns out, the breakup might be a blessing in disguise. My Chemical Romance didn’t want to sell out like other bands had been doing. After releasing their major concept album “Danger Days” in 2010, they knew it was the best to go out with a bang.

With MCR buried 6 feet under, the members raised their family, treated their addiction problems, and worked on solo projects, most notably being Gerard’s comic series turned Netflix show, “The Umbrella Academy”.

Behind the scenes, they met in a recording studio in 2017 to rehearse in preparation for their public reunion.

My Chemical Romance has since announced shows all across the world, and are headlining multiple major music festivals. They’ve sold out all 19 American dates, including our very own Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia this September that is now sold out.

“Look Alive, Sunshine”, My Chemical Romance is back together!