My Chemical Romance is no longer a band, we all know that. Whether or not you want to accept it is another thing entirely.
There are quite a few fans all over the world who are longing to see the band get back together, and when they released a teaser video in 2016 to announce the 10 year anniversary edition of “The Black Parade” it took on a life of its own.
Immediately fans began talking about the possibility of a 10 year anniversary tour, but ultimately the teaser was meant to do nothing more than promote the re-release of the album.
Frank Iero recently opened up about the crazy reaction to the video during an interview with Dan Patrick for Off The Seton Path, and he explained that MCR was just trying to be theatrical.
“So what happened was, we wanted to do a 10-year anniversary release of it, and we had some demos left over and some songs that didn’t make the record and we were like, ‘Oh, cool. We’ll put it all together,” Iero says. “Every year, we meet and have a barbeque kind of thing. We’ll have the barbeque, kids will hang out and we’ll discuss business for the next year. And we were like, ‘Oh, that would be really cool. We should do a little teaser trailer for it. Alright, that’s what we’ll do.’ So, we told the lady what we wanted, and they made this trailer, and we released it. And all of a sudden we were like, ‘Oh, wait. Everyone’s real confused.’ We were always a theatrical band. So we wanted to continue in that fashion, but when you’re not a band any longer, it’s probably harder to do that. We didn’t realize.”
So, it still doesn’t sound like a reunion is in the cards right now, but it’s nice to know My Chemical Romance still gets together for an annual BBQ.
H/T Rock Sound