Rumor: Is there a My Chemical Romance reunion happening?

According to a recent interview to the Jonas Brothers, Joe Jonas talked about a possible reunion of the New Jersey band, My Chemical Romance that has been separated since 2013, and that have had rumors about a reunion ever since the separation was announced through social media by the band’s front man Gerard Way.

What Happened?

The band from New Jersey was formed in 2001, it all happened from one moment to the other, according to Gerard Way, singer, and leader of the group started to write songs after the events of 9/11, that dragged him into a really dark place. He said it was a way to filter out his emotions and what it made him feel.

With the time the band grew and recorded their first album just three months after being formed. A couple of years later and a bit mature, they released their second album Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, that gave us songs such as “Helena”, “I’m not okay” and “The Ghost of You”. This brought them into the public eye, to the point that in just about a year it was certified platinum, and they started to be the opening act to Green Day’s American Idiot Tour.

On October 23, 2006 the band released The Black Parade, and to be honest, it doesn’t matter how much we’ve grown since that record came out, we all sing “Welcome to The Black Parade.” If not look for the video of Post Malone singing it at the top of his lungs.

The album was a total success, and the single was the band’s first UK No. 1 on the charts. The band toured around the world with Atticus and other groups in order to promote their album.

A memorable one was in 2010, in a Wembley Stadium full of people, to watch to the game between two of the San Francisco 49ers and the Denver Broncos, two outsiders among the NFL Super Bowl favorites, MCR played two songs, among fireworks and other gimmicks.

Before, in 2009, the band announced in their website that they were going back to the studios for a fourth studio album that came in 2010, called Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, and then in 2014 the band released Conventional Weapons, an album which songs would be available on the band’s website, two at the time.

However, on March 22nd, 2013, the band surprisingly announced their breakup through their website and social media.

Joe Jonas Leaked it

After this little recount, we come back to 2019. Coincidence or not it all happened during the day in which Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, an album that had songs like the iconic “Helena,” turned 15 years old. The celebration of this record´s birthday left us with the necessity of fixing our eyeliner. But Joe Jonas, non-other that the second oldest Jonas brother, was the one that made the news regarding My Chemical Romance.

Sophie Turner’s husband and also lead singer of DNCE said that he had something to say in an interview made by Kiss FM to the brothers. He added that they had seen Way and company rehearsing a few songs while they were in New York. Although to this day, no one has come up to confirm or whether deny this information.

Let’s not forget either that there have been multiple attempts to get the iconic Emo band back together. They were invited in multiple occasions to many festivals, and they were even asked to be a part of the 25th anniversary of the Warped Tour this current year.

During an interview with The Guardian, now 41 year old Gerard Way spoke openly about the last few months with the band and the reasons of the separation, disclosing that there were never disputes inside the band, and that at the time “they felt like being on a machine” and that it was a lot of pressure that they were not enjoying.
Despite that, Way is not closed to the idea of getting back together, “If we get back, I think we’d feel totally different, we’d not be in this ‘machine’, and the music we’d make would not be up for debate”.

Now he is writing the comic book adapted by Netflix Umbrella Academy. Way is back to his roots with comics, so let’s see what happens in the future with one of the bands that made the 2000’s rock out.

Author: Jorge Ramos

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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