Here’s a throwback to all the millennials that were totally into emo back in the early 2000s! It was announced yesterday on October 31, 2019, that My Chemical Romance is making a triumphant return! And it was announced on Halloween of all days!
Yes! The spooky shock rock band with dark and looming emotional lyrics has announced a reunion accompanied by a live performance on December 20th in Los Angeles at the Shrine Expo Hall! So bust out your all-black clothes and eyeliner and get ready to experience a wave of nostalgia greater than anything you’ve experienced within the last 6 years!
Back in June, Nick Jonas (yes, him of all people) commented that he heard MCR practicing next to them in a sound stage in New York. Up until this point the band has discarded the rumors, likely to keep this reunion under wraps. I know I’m glad they did because this came as a total shock to me and my 14-year-old self!
With this in mind, it’s also important to consider that this year marks the 15th anniversary of their sophomore album “Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge”, which paved the way to their current success and popularity as musicians. I distinctly remember the day the album was released and walking from my grandparent’s house to Target to purchase it. I think I may still have the disc around somewhere, likely incredibly damaged from time and repetitive play.
What I remember most fondly about this band is discovering them on a website that is likely not used by teens anymore called PureVolume. Their first record ‘I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love’ contained lyrics such as, “And if the sun comes up will it tear the skin right off our bones?”This came from a song that is essentially a love letter to vampire lore and films (no, not Twilight) and I was completely sold on them.
My Chemical Romance brought me the angsty teen music that was edgy enough for a 14-year-old boy but also emotional enough to make me feel like being depressed and having anxiety made me “less of a man”. They also made me feel okay for being totally into spooky stuff like Halloween and Horror movies.
Ticket prices were announced at a whopping $150 and tickets were available for sale here. However, tickets are now SOLD OUT. The website did say to check back at a later date to see if additional tickets are added closer to the concert time. It’s also looking like there are tour dates for 2020! So get ready to fork out the dough and sing your emotional nostalgic hearts out because even 15 years later, I’m still Not Okay! Trust me!