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After years of waiting, My Chemical Romance fans are ready to paint it black and take it back as the doors open for the band’s long-awaited and highly anticipated reunion show! Fans who arrived early blessed our timelines with pictures of MCR return merch and a trailer with new symbols possibly hinting at new music.

With so much excitement surrounding a sold-out show, security took extra precautions to combat ticket scalpers. From iconic sing-alongs to receiving blankets from MCR themselves, the MCRmy have spent anywhere from a few hours to a few days bonding as they wait in line for this historical emo moment.

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Prior to tonight’s event, Twitter users were warning fans of the potential chaos that could come with such a large event.

As Tuesday night rolled around, fans began lining up and camping out outside of the Shrine. According to fans in attendance, the venue honored the number system set up by those there.

Last night, fans who stuck it out were surprised with My Chemical Romance Devotion blankets handed out by the band themselves.

As the sun came up, the excitement in line continued to grow as fans quickly became friends.

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As the time for doors drew near and the line continued to grow, a sudden jump forward in the line lead to a bit of drama and attempts at cutting the line.

As the line continued to grow, lack of room quickly became a problem.

Now, after what has felt like an eternity of waiting, doors are finally open and fans are making their way to the barricade!

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Brace yourselves MCRmy, history is underway!

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The teasing didn’t stop after the band made their official return announcement on Halloween. As fans worked to regain their composure in the days following, the band then confirmed Jarrod Alexander would be joining them on drums for the return.

Alexander first began playing alongside the band midway through the 2011 Honda Civic Tour. He hopped on after former touring drummer Mike Pedicone (who replaced Bob Bryar after his 2010 departure) was accused of stealing. Alexander played with the band for the subsequent gigs including their final show at Bamboozle in May 2012 where they replaced Honda Civic tourmates blink-182 a week out due to Travis Barker’s emergency tonsillectomy.

Following their 2013 disbandment, Alexander continued to work with the individual members on solo efforts. He drummed on frnkiero and the cellabration’s Stomachaches and Ray Toro’s Remember The Laughter. Alexander also plays on Gerard Way’s solo debut, Hesitant Alien, and as the drummer of his backing band, the Hormones. He also appeared on some of the frontman’s most recent solo material including “Dasher” with the Regrettes’ Lydia Night and a cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “A Hazy Shade of Winter” with Toro for The Umbrella Academy.

Shortly after Alexander’s return confirmation, MCR revealed Thursday would be joining the reunion show as support. The two bands’ history stretches way back, with Thursday frontman Geoff Rickly producing MCR’s 2002 debut, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love. Rickly recently discussed with AltPress his role in mentoring the band and how their major-label signing ahead of Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge decision bummed him out.

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The following week, My Chemical Romance shared their first photo together since announcing their reunion. Toro, Gerard and Mikey Way and Frank Iero sat in front of a drum kit at a rehearsal that apparently took place a few days prior. There was no additional information available in the caption, but the collective world of emos appreciated a fresh photo. You can see their new post below.

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The following month, My Chemical Romance sent fans into a frenzy again. Sixteen days ahead of their return to the stage, the band took to social media to tease a new image. With posts few and far between, anything shared from the band account has continued to pump fans up, and a chandelier-filled hallway was no different.

The official My Chemical Romance account shared a black-and-white image of a hallway adorned with chandeliers and open doors. The image is exactly what you expect, adding a filter to the Shrine Expo Hall. You can see a nearly identical photo here.

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With the image was the phrase “Sedecim Diebus…” which translates directly to “16 days” in Latin. Fans responded to the image with excitement and begging for a U.S. tour. Others started joking and theorizing what it meant past the literal interpretation as other imagery theories have emerged. Check out some of them here.
Following tonight’s big return, the band will head to Australia, New Zealand and Japan in 2020. Check out the full list of dates below with tickets here.

Dates:

03/20/20 – Melbourne, AU @ Melbourne Showgrounds (Download Melbourne)
03/21/20 – Sydney, AU @ Parramatta Park (Download Sydney)
03/25/20 – Western Springs, NZ @ The Outer Fields at Western Springs
03/28/20 – Osaka, JP @ INTEX Osaka
03/29/20 – Download Festival, JP @ Makuhari Messe Event Hall

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