Well guys, it looks like a Black Parade ten-year anniversary tour is not in the future. A day after making headlines after posting a cryptic clip on their website, My Chemical Romance has responded to the many speculations. On Thursday (July 21), the New Jersey-founded band took to Twitter and Facebook to announce that the video was teaser trailer for a reissue of their chart-topping record, The Black Parade. After the video was posted, fans went on a serious frenzy, sharing theories about what the 34-second clip meant. The general consensus, and hopes, were that the band will hit the road for a ten-year anniversary tour for the album.
“We’ve been really touched and blown away by the response to the teaser trailer,” the band’s short statement on their social media accounts read. “We are not touring and there is no reunion planned – only a release for the anniversary of The Black Parade. Thanks so much for continuing to keep MCR in your minds and hearts.”
As expected, many fans have taken to social media to express everything from anger about the “trolling” understanding as to why they would prefer not to tour behind the album. The news of the reissue was reported early Thursday morning by Entertainment Weekly. The entertainment publication had gotten confirmation from “inside sources” that the band’s teaser trailer was for a reissue of The Black Parade which would feature previously unreleased demo tracks.
Back in 2006, Alternative Press sat down with The Black Parade producer Rob Cavallo, who confirmed that there were so many demo tracks that the band was interested in releasing an alternative version of the hit record. “We did go to the limit when it came to arranging. There were extra arrangements of songs that we decided not to put on the record. There’s another arrangement of ‘Cancer’ that’s just loaded with all these different keyboard things. [We came to] the realization that we had too many songs and that we were going to have to cut some.”
The Black Parade was released on Oct. 23, 2006 and became the band’s highest charting record, earning the number two spot on the Billboard 200 chart. As announced by the band, The Black Parade reissue will be released on Sept. 23, 2016; an exact month before the record’s tenth anniversary.