The band, which split up over three years ago, could be re-issuing their 2006 album 'The Black Parade' in a deluxe edition.
Just over three years after they suddenly called it a day, rock favourites My Chemical Romance have teased a possible reunion with a cryptic return to social media this week, which contained a short video and a new-look logo.
A 30-second clip, featuring the piano intro from the group’s 2006 hit ‘Welcome to the Black Parade’, was set to the image of a single flag flapping in the wind. The clip ends with the date ‘9/23/16’ – which many overjoyed MCR fans initially took to be the release date for a potential new album.
Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance
However, a source later told Entertainment Weekly on Wednesday (July 20th) that it would be the date for a deluxe re-issue of the band’s 2006 album The Black Parade, featuring unreleased demos.
It’s the first tweet to appear on My Chemical Romance’s official Twitter page since April 2015, and the date in question is precisely a month before the 10-year anniversary of The Black Parade, the record that crossed the band over to the mainstream.
The band, hailing from New Jersey, formed in 2001 and released four studio albums together, selling millions around the world, plus a singles album Conventional Weapons and a greatest hits album following their split.
My Chemical Romance notoriously announced their break-up in March 2013 in a statement penned by its lead singer, Gerard Way.
“We were spectacular. Every show I knew this, every show I felt it with or without external confirmation,” Way wrote back then, “and all of the things that made us great were the very things that were going to end us… My Chemical Romance is done, but it can never die. It is alive in me, in the guys, and it is alive inside all of you.”