The internet is still buzzing after My Chemical Romance hit us all with a G-note and announced their return. With the band’s reunion show selling out almost instantly, fans have been on edge with speculations and theories as to who would be making an appearance at next month’s gig.
Now, it looks like Billboard has official confirmation on who will be filling the role as MCR’s drummer.
On Oct. 31, Halloween was overshadowed by the return of the Black Parade. After the creation of an official My Chemical Romance Instagram and a series of cryptic teasers, MCR announced their long-awaited return.
It didn’t take long for fans to notice that former MCR drummer Jarrod Alexander had also shared the reunion teaser photo to his Instagram.
While the other members of MCR captioned their posts with “California 2019,” Alexander left his caption blank.
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To backtrack, Alexander joined My Chemical Romance in September 2011, filling in on their Honda Civic tour run. He continued with the band through their final show at Bamboozle Festival, going on to help Gerard Way, Ray Toro and Frank Iero with their respective solo projects after the hiatus.
Fans quickly began speculating if Alexander could be the one filling in on drums for the band’s upcoming gigs.
I’m pretty sure the drummer is gonna be Jarrod Alexander
— 𝖆𝖓𝖆𝖎𝖗𝖔 击 MCR LPM (@poisonoustyler) November 2, 2019
My thoughts are Jarrod Alexander…but it could be anyone.
— My Chemical Fancast 🕯 (@ChemicalFancast) October 31, 2019
his name is jarrod alexander, he posted the reunion post as well
— 击 kris 击 (@MaestosoIero) November 2, 2019
Take the tucker drumming for mcr comment with a grain of salt… i kno jarrod alexander is mcrs drummer
— chemicals? in my romance? more likely than you thi (@futurevioIents) November 8, 2019
Now, Billboard has added an Editor’s Note to one of their articles, confirming that Alexander will be playing the reunion show.
“Editor’s Note: This article has been edited to note that Jarrod Alexander will be the drummer for My Chemical Romance’s reunion show.”
Further confirmation was given via Billboard staff writer Chris Payne’s twitter.
“My Chem’s label rep confirmed to me that Jarrod Alexander will be the band’s drummer for the reunion. (This is maybe news?) Pre-breakup, he’d been their most recent of several touring drummers after Bob Bryar left in 2010.”
My Chem’s label rep confirmed to me that Jarrod Alexander will be the band’s drummer for the reunion. (This is maybe news?) Pre-breakup, he’d been their most recent of several touring drummers after Bob Bryar left in 2010. Anyway I updated this: https://t.co/BZPBKyumhD
— chris payne (@cpayneonaplane) November 7, 2019
So far, Billboard has confirmed Alexander for the 2019 reunion show. However, there’s currently no confirmation if he will be joining MCR for their 2020 gigs.