Welcome to the Black Charade, anyone?
We’re just kidding — My Chemical Romance certainly got its fans going Wednesday by teasing some sort of event on Sept. 23; on Thursday (July 21) they confirmed they’re not actually getting back together (like many were quick to hope), but they’ve got to feel good about the reception they’d get if they ever did.
What actually is coming is some sort of 10-year anniversary re-release of their highly successful third album Welcome to the Black Parade. The band took to its official Twitter account to clarify the ambiguous video: “We’ve been really touched and blown away by the response to the teaser trailer,” they wrote, before asserting they have no tour or reunion planned this time around.
Thank you so much for the love. pic.twitter.com/3wv6G7CXIk
— My Chemical Romance (@MCRofficial) July 21, 2016
At any rate, here’s to hoping some good stuff comes out of the vault for the re-release MCR has up its sleeve. Welcome to the Black Parade was one of the most popular albums to come out of the 2000s emo and pop-punk boom, and the frenzied response to the video certainly confirms there are a lot of people who still feel passionately about it.
My Chemical Romance formally broke up in March 2013, a little less than a year after playing what remains its final show: 2012’s Bamboozle fest. The last MCR studio album was 2010’s Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. Frontman Gerard Way released a solo album in 2014 and last month, Billboard caught guitarist Frank Iero’s performance at Shadow of the City Festival.