Killjoys, make some noise ... because My Chemical Romance is reuniting for a reunion concert in December 2019.
The alternative rock band which rose to popularity during the emo wave of the 2000s announced their return to the stage Thursday afternoon, to the delight of fans worldwide.
After over a decade of performing, My Chemical Romance announced its break-up in 2013 with a statement on their website.
“Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing… And now, like all great things, it has come time for it to end,” the band said.
After the band’s breakup, each of the four band members released music through solo ventures. Lead singer Gerard Way also produced a Netflix adaptation of his Eisner award-winning comic book series, “The Umbrella Academy.” The first season premiered in February 2019 and was met with mostly positive reviews from critics. A month later, Netflix greenlit a second season.
The band first showed signs of renewed life in 2016 when they rolled out a cryptic campaign in celebration of the band’s 3x multi-platinum RIAA certified offering, “The Black Parade.” Fans speculated the announcement would be a reunion tour up until the band released a statement.
“We've been really touched and blown away by the response to the teaser trailer,” the statement on their website read. “We are not touring and there is no reunion planned - only a release for the anniversary of The Black Parade.”
Rumors were sparked again by singer Joe Jonas during an interview on the KISS FM Breakfast show when he said he saw the band practicing in New York. Guitarist Frank Iero denied the claims at the time.
Tickets for the one-off Los Angeles performance go on-sale Nov. 1 at 12:00 p.m., with prices starting at $149.50.