Subscribe to our newsletter

Credit: Pat Loika

My Chemical Romance were surprised by the reaction to their reunion show


When My Chemical Romance announced that they would make fans’ dreams come true and were set to have a reunion show in Los Angeles, they couldn’t have imagined the outpouring of emotion.

The group haven’t performed together since 2012 but that hasn’t stopped them cementing and gaining further fans. The Parade is still full and ready to go whenever MCR see fit, it would seem.

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.”

It follows Gerard Way being recently involved with Kevin Smith’s Clerks 3 as well as a slew of notes on MCR. One such note saw Way liken forming the band in the noughties as tantamount to having therapy.

He suggested that he and Mikey Way had formed the band to recover from PTSD following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. “So 9/11 happens, and I pick up the guitar again and I write ‘Skylines And Turnstiles’, and then I called Otter [Matt Pellissier, MCR drummer] and then I called Ray [Toro, guitarist], and we got Mikey [Way, MCR bassist] in – and we just started building this momentum,” Way commented.

“It became my therapy from the PTSD that everyone had experienced from 9/11, and processing that.”