UPDATE 22/07/16 9:45am AEST: My Chemical Romance have finally responded to those pesky reunion rumours.
UPDATE 21/07/16 11am AEST: Sources for EW have revealed that My Chemical Romance will be re-releasing their 2006 album The Black Parade. The record, which on it’s own went platinum and debuted at #2 on the Billboard charts, will be boosted with a stack of unreleased material.
UPDATE 29/07/16: Holy shit, MCR have released The Five Of Us Are Dying (the early Welcome To The Black Parade) cut and it’s massive!
ORIGINAL STORY: Defunct New Jersey emo and alt-rock outfit My Chemical Romance might be defunct no more, with the band today posting a juicy teaser video featuring a mysterious date and a new logo containing the letters ‘MCRX’, leading fans to consider the group might be reuniting for the 10th anniversary of their 2006 album The Black Parade.
MCR’s ‘MCRX’ teaser video (below) features a melody from the song Welcome To The Black Parade, and comes as the band also reveal the mysterious date of 23rd September 2016, which comes just under 10 years since The Black Parade‘s release, which was on 23rd October 2006.
The band’s Twitter and Facebook profile photos have also been updated, while their website has seen a slight redesign and is now offering merchandise with the new MCR logo, which you can check out below alongside the ‘MCRX’ teaser video and a bunch of reactions from around the music community.
My Chemical Romance split up in 2013, after being a band for 12 years. Over 25,000 fans later petitioned the band for a farewell world tour, but that is yet to become a reality.
In 2014, MCR released the final track they ever recorded together, titled Fake Your Death, which was initially intended for an incomplete and unreleased fifth album which would have been the follow-up to 2010’s Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys.
Then, in June this year, MCR frontman Gerard Way revealed he’s going to begin writing new music later this year, but didn’t reveal who that music would be intended for.
Watch: My Chemical Romance ‘MCRX’ Teaser
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— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) July 20, 2016
when @MCRofficial announces they're coming back then it's a good day
— Tyler Smyth (@tylersmyth) July 20, 2016
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