My Chemical Romance Trends After Cryptic Messages and Show Announcement Signal Band Reuniting

My Chemical Romance gifted fans with a special Halloween treat Thursday afternoon. After a series of cryptic changes to their logos across social media, the emo legends have shared an announcement that they will play a show at Los Angeles' Shrine Expo Hall in December. After the band's breakup in 2013, this is the first announcement that the band will perform live with a show seemingly titled, "Like Phantoms Forever." Fans have taken to Twitter to express their excitement.

Like Phantoms Forever...
Tickets on Sale Friday 11/1/19 at 12:00 PM Pacific

— My Chemical Romance (@MCRofficial) October 31, 2019

The Los Angeles show will be the band's first since 2012. Following their breakup, My Chemical Romance released a greatest hits album titled May Death Never Stop You and a tenth anniversary reissue of their classic album Welcome to the Black Parade. Each member of the band has released solo material, and lead singer Gerard Way created the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy.

Unbridled excitement seemed to be the general mood online. SiriusXM and KROQ personality Kat Corbett tweeted, "My little emo black heart is beating so fast right now." Party company Emo Nite shared both their love of the band and memes in writing, "moth memes aren't dead and neither is mcr."


My little emo black heart is beating so fast right now!

— Kat Corbett (@KatCorbett) October 31, 2019

moth memes aren't dead and neither is mcr #mychemicalromance

— Emo Nite (@emonitela) October 31, 2019

Others were quick to note the pertinence of the announcement coming on Halloween. Radio Times journalist Benjamin Cook wrote "PRAISE BE TO THE GODS OF HALLOWEEN!" SiriusXM station Alt Nation called it an "Emo Halloween-O Miracle." VICE editor Jill Krajewski called the move "emo as hell."


— Benjamin Cook (@benjamin_cook) October 31, 2019

my chemical romance reforming on halloween is emo as hell

— Jill Krajewski (@JillKrajewski) October 31, 2019

Some were quick to joke about the unlikely reunion. Blink-182 frontman Mark Hoppus took credit for the reunion, after having told fans the split was his fault in 2013. Others also joked how the announcement has caused them to revert right back to their emo phases, heavy eyeliner and jet-black hair included.

Re: My Chemical Romance. I told you.

— mark hoppus (@markhoppus) October 31, 2019

Me yesterday - “I’m 23 now. I think I may have finally outgrown my 00’s emo phase”

Today - #mychemicalromance reunion

Me today -

— Callum Read (@Callum_Read96) October 31, 2019

Many also referenced Joe Rogan's recent podcast with director Kevin Smith, where he revealed that he's related to Way. One fan wrote, "Joe Rogan reunited My Chemical Romance." Another fan tweeted that he doesn't believe that the news is merely a coincidence. Smith tweeted that he'd be at the show, along with lyrics to "Welcome to the Black Parade."

“When I was... A young boy... My Father... Took me into the city... To see a marching band.” I’ll be there on 12/20! @MCRofficial is back and all is right with the world again!

— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) October 31, 2019

In a thread, author and poet Hanif Abdurraqib expressed the other question that is on many fans' minds: Will there be new music? Abdurraqib wrote, "I'm hopeful that they can create some new music that weaves in well with/pushes forward the legacy of songs they've already built."

Tickets for the Los Angeles concert go on sale Friday at noon.

My Chemical Romance pictured before the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards. Theo Wargo/WireImage

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