My Chemical Romance schedule reunion show for December

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Well, guys, after six years (yes, it’s been that long), My Chemical Romance has finally decided that it’s time to get the band back together and hit the stage once more.

On Thursday (Oct. 31), which also happened to be guitarist Frank Iero’s birthday, the New Jersey-founded band took to social media to confirm the news. Things started out as they usually do with the band’s social media accounts being wiped of all previous posts.

Soon, new posts started to appear on the profiles, which made way for all those rumors mills to kick into high-gear again. While everyone was busy trying to decipher what was going on, the group dropped the bomb.

A reunion show. In Los Angeles. In December.

Oh yeah. The MCRmy is ready.

My Chemical Romance will formally reunite on Dec. 20 at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles. Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday, Nov. 1, at 3 p.m. EST/noon PST.

May the odds be ever in your favor because it looks like the real Hunger Games is about to begin.

Check out the band’s official announcement below.

Speculations of a reunion or a one-off show have been running rampant for several years. Sadly, most of them resulted in stupid sales pitches that weren’t very well received by fans. (Does anyone remember the Black Parade reissue debacle in 2016?)

This news does come as a surprise to some because, in past interviews, the question of a reunion was always side-stepped. Earlier this year, Joe Jonas had come out and said that My Chem was recording new music to which Iero was quick to respond in a not-so-nice manner.

Looks like Jonas almost spilled the massive beans.

Listen: Gerard Way and Ray Toro join forces for ‘Happy Together’ cover

My Chemical Romance may or may not get back together one day, but until that time, fans have been a given a little treat for their jet black hearts. On Friday (Feb. 8) former bandmates Gerard Way and Ray Toro reunited for their second covers collaboration. This time around, the duo gave their own spin to the Turtles’ 1967 track, “Happy Together.” Listen to the collaboration above.

The “Happy Together” cover is the second song Way and Toro have collaborated on in the past month. Back in January, they surprised fans by recording their version of Simon and Garfunkel’s 1968 track, “A Hazy Shade of Winter” (can be seen above). The Simon and Garfunkel cover is predominately featured in the first full trailer for Netflix and Way’s upcoming series “The Umbrella Academy.”

As per the description that accompanies the songs, both tracks will be featured in the upcoming series which is set to premiere next Friday, Feb. 15, on the streaming giant.

The series will star Ellen Page, Robert Sheehan (“Misfits”), Tom Hopper (“Game of Thrones”), Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castaneda, Aidan Gallagher, and Mary J. Blige.

Fans of Way’s music have had to wait some time for the musician to head back into the recording studio as he has been a little preoccupied with “The Umbrella Academy.” Late last year, Way promised fans new music and he delivered.

In October he released “Baby You’re a Haunted House” followed by “Getting Down the Germs” in November. In December, he paid homage to Christmas and one of Santa’s lesser-known reindeers with “Dasher.”

Listen: Gerard Way gets down with the ‘Germs’ on new song

After surprising fans with a new spooky song just in time for Halloween, Gerard Way has returned with yet another new track for his loyal followers. On Friday (Nov. 16), the former My Chemical Romance frontman unleashed the lyrics video for his second new tune in a month. Titled “Getting Down the Germs,” the track features Way’s former band mate Ray Toro on drums and guitar while flutist Sara Andon also contributes to the new song.

As with all his other solo releases including his debut album Hesitant Alien, Way enlisted producer Doug McKean to take over production duties.

“I had really been wanting a song that featured the flute prominently for quite some time,” Way explains in a statement about the surprise addition of a flute on the new song.

He continues: “It sits in there perfectly, like it was made to pay the song a visit.”

Listen to “Getting Down the Germs” above.

“Getting Down the Germs” comes several weeks after Way released his first new song in four years, “Baby, You’re a Haunted House.” Way released his debut solo album, Hesitant Alien, in September of 2014.

In a post on Facebook earlier this year, Way revealed that he had plans to work on new music every Friday. If the debut of these two new songs is any indication, then fans should anticipate some more new jams before 2018 comes to a close.

Recently, Way’s music has taken a backseat to his comic book series, “The Umbrella Academy.” The hit series will be making its transition from the pages of a book to the small screen in 2019.

During a panel at New York Comic Con in October, it was confirmed that the show will make its long-awaited debut on Netflix in February of 2019.

Ray Toro Releases Song to Honor Leelah Alcorn

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Former My Chemical Romance guitarist Ray Toro has released another new song from his solo project.
The new song is titled, “For the Lost and Brave.”

Along with the song, Toro released a message on his website about the song in which he reveals he had held back releasing the song on countless occasions, but decided to release it now that he released to honor of 17-year-old transgender teenager, Leelah Alcorn, after she committed suicide this past Sunday.

Read his statement below.

“I wrote this song about a year ago, waiting to release it on my record when it was complete. There have been many times that I’ve almost put it out, but have always found a reason to hold it back. But lately there seems to be so much hate and misunderstanding in this world.

As I’m sure many of you felt after reading the news of young Leelah Alcorn taking her own life, my heart sank. I felt sick. Yet another young life gone because of not being heard, not being understood, and not being unconditionally loved for who they truly were. After hearing her story, and reading her final Tumblr post, I finally felt it was time to share the song.

It is time we learn to accept each other for who we truly are. Being seen, heard, and truly loved as our authentic selves is something we all want, and something we all deserve.”

For those interested in an update on Leelah’s story, a private burial was reportedly held for her today because her spineless jellyfish parents were scared of all the backlash they have received from the public after her suicide and even more so after her mother went on national television and continued to refer to her by not only her given name but also using male pronouns.

As for Toro, this will be the third song he has released since announcing his plans to become a solo artist back in August.

Former My Chemical Romance Guitarist Launches Own Solo Music

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Another day and another former My Chemical Romance member has announced a new solo projects.

As of now, all the former members with the exception of guitarist Ray Toro have revealed plans to continue with music on their own, though we are still waiting on bassist Mikey Way’s side project Electric Century to reveal an official release date for their debut record.

For the past few days, Toro had been teasing things on Instagram including a photograph of some HTML codes, confirming that at least a website for him was underway.

Today, Toro launched his website which featured an announcement that he will be entering the studio with producer Doug McKean, who just so happened to be the producer of former bandmate, Gerard Way’s upcoming solo album, Hesitant Alien (way to keep it in the “family,” guys).

Aside from the announcement, the guitarist also shared two demo clips as well as a song titled, “Isn’t That Something?”

His announcement and demos can be found over at his website, RayToro.com as well as his new social media platforms.

Check out the demos below.

Your move, Mikey.