Over the weekend Alt Press ran a story headlined with, “Are My Chemical Romance planning a tour?,” based on the following evidence:
The band’s site was updated with an “MCRX TOUR” announcement, and the description reads: “Check back soon for more details on the upcoming tour.”
We’re freaking out a little bit. (OK, we’re freaking out A LOT.)
This damn line on their website causes a freakout every few months.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the website has had that same blurb on it for years. Here it is in October of 2016.
If and when My Chemical Romance return, given everything we know about the band, I’d have to imagine it’ll be a well thought out and produced announcement.1
My Chemical Romance have shared a variety of outtakes from their music video shoots on YouTube.
My Chemical Romance have posted up their The Black Parade Is Dead! film on YouTube.
My Chemical Romance’s Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys has been certified gold.
Gerard Way recently talked with iNews:
“It’s a tricky thing, because you have four guys that really get along, and I think we all fully understand each other now and love each other,” he says.
“We all got together recently and it was wonderful – we didn’t even talk about the band or playing shows again. I don’t know if anything will happen in the future, but what I do know is everyone has a really great life right now.”
Gerard Way recently talked with PopBuzz:
Well I now have a studio. I have this, like, compound type situation where I have a place to record live music and I have a place to record music in a control room and then a place to work on my art projects and my comics. I just kind of, right now, have so many comics due and so many comics to write that I’ve just been doing that. I’ve been trying to fit music in but I’ve just started to kind of write music. So that’s starting, it’s at a very early stage.
My Chemical Romance’s performance of “Every Snowflake Is Different (Just Like You)” on Yo Gabba Gabba! has been released on a new compilation album from the television show. You can stream the song on Spotify and Apple Music.
Gerard Way talked to Billboard about his upcoming work with comics, and mentioned in passing a little about My Chemical Romance:
“I wouldn’t count (a reunion) out, but at the same time everybody’s doing stuff in their lives now that they’re really enjoying,” Way says. “In some ways I don’t really miss it; It had gotten so big it was very unwieldy. It took a toll on my mental life and personal life. The thing I’m happiest about right now is everybody’s relationships with each other are really strong. That’s more important than anything else to me.”
And a second solo album:
Way is also starting to eyeball a second solo album, with “a bunch of stuff I’ve written over the past couple of years” already in motion. “I’m just about to seriously figure out my schedule in terms of how many weeks I’m writing comics and how many weeks I’m writing music,” Way explains. “There’s a plan to put something out; I don’t know when that’ll come, but the process is starting.”
Mikey Way sat down with Billboard:
The band ended, and I was going through a divorce at the same time. I do the most stressful things in clumps. The way I knew how to deal with that, through life, was to self-medicate so that’s what I did. The tail end of My Chem was so dark for me — I was in a fog. Life caught up with me at that point, and I was getting by. I was in the ocean with the water by my lips. I was trying to stay up and I was failing. I had always self-soothed through narcotics from an early age.
Moose Blood’s cover of My Chemical Romance’s “I Don’t Love You” is now up on Spotify and Apple Music.
Twenty One Pilots performed their cover of My Chemical Romance’s “Cancer” live last night. Some fan-shot footage has found its way online.
Gerard Way has posted an update on his website for his plans in 2017. It looks like we’ll be getting some new music along with all the other creative shit Gerard always thinks up:
Music—I’ll start with my music. I am always writing music, I am very lucky that way—there is always an idea and something that inspires me, even if it takes me a minute to figure out what I want to say, which is what really creates the space between releases. I am about to convert a structure on our property into a recording studio, which actually won’t take a lot of work as the space is already pretty perfect. Great drums sounds and church ceilings. Secret echo chambers. I look forward to making some really weird stuff here, and mine for the really hard to get diamonds.
Gerard Way and Steve Aoki have teamed up for a new remix of “Welcome to the Black Parade.” The song is available on Spotify and Apple Music.
Ray Toro of My Chemical Romance talked with NME about reunion rumors and the unexpected reaction to their that teaser video they posted earlier this year.
“I feel like that took everybody aback,” Toro told NME about the rumours. “I don’t think we realised how dramatic that teaser trailer was. We were just looking for a cool way to announce the 10th anniversary – and we were all just blown away by the reaction.”
Toro continued: “It makes you feel really good, because you know so many years later your work is still appreciated and it’s finding a new audience. One of the things we hear a lot that is that people who weren’t even born when that album or when the band first started are somehow into us. I remember when I was in high school, listening to The Misfits. You’d never get to see them live back then but it ends up getting passed down and becomes almost mythical in a sense, so I think that’s pretty cool if that does happen with My Chem.”
Frank Iero was hospitalized after an accident in Australia. He recently tweeted that he is “pretty banged up but miraculously alive and in stable condition.”
The former guitarist of rock group My Chemical Romance was hospitalized in a serious condition Thursday after being hit by a bus while unloading his van in Australia. […]
Local police said a bus ran into the back of the van while it was being unloaded by three men in downtown Sydney. Two of the men were stood at the back of the vehicle when the bus collided with them. They were taken to hospital and a serious but stable condition, the third man escaped serious injury, police added.
Rock Sound will be releasing a tribute album for My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade. The album will contain covers from the likes of Moose Blood, State Champs, Twenty One Pilots, and others. The album comes with every physical copy of the September 14th issue of the magazine.
My Chemical Romance have shared “The Five of Us Are Dying” on Spotify and Apple Music. The song is an early version of “The Black Parade” and comes from their upcoming tenth anniversary release of the album of the same name.
My Chemical Romance will release The Black Parade / Living With Ghosts (10th Anniversary Edition) on September 23rd. The bundle is now up for order on the band’s website.
Comicbook.com spoke with Gerard Way and Jon Rivera about “Young Animal” the DC Comics imprint he’s in charge of. There is a small mention at the end about the whole teaser ordeal from the past week.
The video, I don’t really like to talk about just because we’re not that involved in it, and to be honest we didn’t realize that there wasn’t additional information coming out with that, which is why we asked the label to clarify.