My Chemical Romance return—get all the reunion details here

They said it would never happen and then it did. At 2 p.m. ET, activity began on a new Instagram account for My Chemical Romance.

The posts surfaced shortly after fans began speculating Frank Iero’s Instagram post was about more than the weather.

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it’s reported that it’s going to rain in new jersey tomorrow, washing out all Halloween festivities…” Iero posted. “Guess we’re gonna have to find something else to do.”

Today, the band’s Facebook page changed their profile picture to a black candle.

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The same image surfaced on their Instagram stories for the new account, @mychemicalromance but with “ex. 1: Clarity” added to the corner.

The band followed up the posts with three more images, instead of Clarity, they used Courage, Sacrifice and Devotion. They then posted a fifth image with their initials, pulling together the four other images as part of the design.

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The Instagram story posts came after a rumored post on Amazon Music that has since been reportedly deleted.

There were also new merch items that went live on Warner Records’ UK store that have since been deleted but were also screenshotted just after going live.

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Twitter has created an emoji with #MyChemicalRomance where a black candle appears at the end.

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Sources are confirming with AltPress that a secret event is being held at Hot Topic Hollywood where black candles and red roses are adorning the room. There is signage currently covered that is still to be revealed. Attendees have also received black boxes that they aren’t permitted to open just yet, seen below.

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At exactly 3 p.m. ET, the band ended the hour of speculation by posting to their Instagram page, “Like Phantoms Forever…Tickets on Sale Friday 11/1/19 at 12:00 PM Pacific”


Unlike the 2016 speculation coupled with the band’s social media postings that ended up being a The Black Parade rerelease, they’re finally back. With the return post, they shared a ticket link for their show being held Dec. 20 at Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles.

Gerard Way posted the same statue image to his Instagram, writing “California 2019.” Iero followed it up with the same followed by Mikey Way echoing it as well. Ray Toro has not yet posted. (UPDATE: Toro posted the same image and caption a few hours later at 6:53 p.m. ET.)

This will mark their first show since breaking up March 22, 2013. After releasing their last album, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, on Nov. 22, 2010, MCR played what was believed to be their final show May 19, 2012 at Bamboozle in their home state of New Jersey. Check out a clip of them playing “Welcome To The Black Parade” at that show below.

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According to, the band closed out that final set with “Helena,” which you can see below thanks to fan-shot footage.

My Chemical Romance has also launched a new round of merch (the same that reportedly went live too early on Warner’s UK store), featuring return-related text and the images posted to their Instagram story.

The attendees at the Hot Topic event all received tickets for the “MCR Return,” which you can view photos of below courtesy of Sleeping With Sirens guitarist Nick Martin.

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[Photo via Instagram/nodirectioncasa

The Hot Topic tickets read, “Come one come all to this tragic affair,” which fans started speculating could be significant.

“Tickets to the return show given out have “come one come all to this tragic affair” at the top. This was the first line of The Black Parade, and the line that opened the show announcing that album. That feels significant.”

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Word is now coming in that the band will be embarking on a tour following the Los Angeles show. Two sources have confirmed with AltPress. Updates to come.

More on the My Chemical Romance reunion

Rumors of a My Chemical Romance reunion have run rampant since the emo staples disbanded in 2013.

Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman revealed he attempted to get the band back together for the tour’s 25th anniversary shows to no avail.

However, one rumor took major traction thanks to Joe Jonas. Yes, the Jonas Brother member claimed to have heard the band rehearsing.

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The brothers appeared on the KISS FM Breakfast Show June 7 to discuss their new album, but during the interview, Joe Jonas dished some dirt that is definitely toying with our emotions.

Joe claims that while they were rehearsing in New York, MCR were apparently there rehearsing right next to them.

“I’ve got some dirt. My Chemical Romance apparently were rehearsing next to us in New York recently, which I thought they broke up, so I don’t know.”

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Shortly after, blink-182’s Mark Hoppus jokingly took credit for a Motion City Soundtrack announcement, suggesting the MCR would be next.

With Joe Jonas and Hoppus getting our hopes up, Frank Iero finally addressed the rumor nearly a month later.

Upon the initial Jonas tease, the realistic side of the fanbase chalked it up to a possible Future Violets practice session, along with other theories. However, Iero squashed the rumors in an interview with the Asbury Park Press ahead of the Atlantic City Warped Tour.

When asked about My Chemical Romance, Iero denied Joe’s report of the shared practice space. While Iero denied that anything was currently in the works, he left the door cracked for a victory lap someday.

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“I survived a bus accident, so anything is possible,” Iero said.

Less than a week later, Iero seemed to be poking fun at the situation even more in a new Instagram video. Iero appears to be mocking Joe, wearing black tape over his eyebrows. In the video he says the following:

“I got a little dirt for you. A little scoopy poop. Apparently, the Ramones are playing down the hall from us in Moscow. Thought those guys were supposed to be dead or something. Don’t know what that’s about,” Iero said.

At the end of July, Iero addressed Joe’s claim yet again during an interview on the Zach Sand Show.

“I don’t understand why you would do an interview about your band and talk about someone else’s band…

I think they’re trying to rebrand their band as a real rock band and they’re trying to mention as many rock bands and trying to get like synonymous with other things and people aren’t gonna forget that you’re a Disney band bro, sorry it’s not gonna happen.”

You can watch the full interview below.

Reunion talk from the members ceased until then—until now. Read the full reunion story here.

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