The hotly anticipated My Chemical Romance reunion is in full swing as the band confirm that their former drummer, Jarrod Alexander, is returning.
The band, who recently announced their first live shows since their split in 2013, will play a major headline performance at Los Angeles’ Shrine Expo Hall venue on December 20th. Following that, MCR have announced that they will play more shows in New Zealand, Australia, and Japan. Gerard Way and Co. confirming the shows will take place early next year as they visit some of the world’s best festivals.
My Chemical Romance’s frontman Way, clearly emotional about the impending reunion, said that the spirit of the band “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.”
Having made the reunion announcement, fans have been speculating about who the band will bring back as the drummer, a position that has been interchangeable since the departure of long-time drummer Bob Bryar in March 2010.
Now though, the band have confirmed to Billboard that their former drummer Jarrod Alexander will be returning to the role. Furthermore, an Editor’s Not confirmed: “This article has been edited to note that Jarrod Alexander will be the drummer for My Chemical Romance’s reunion show.”
The band have now taken to social media to share their gratitude at the welcomed fan reaction to the announcement. They used their Instagram account to share a few notes of gratitude to their fans.
“It is truly unbelievable to us the happiness we have experienced over the past two days,” the post said. “From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for the warm welcome back. We truly did not expect this. See you soon. Xoxo, MCR.”