My Chemical Romance Reveal Supporting Act For Los Angeles Reunion Show

My Chemical Romance have revealed that Thursday will be joining them at their December 20 reunion show at The Shrine in Los Angeles, CA. In other news, Billboard have also confirmed that Jarrod Alexander (ex-The Suicide File, etc.) will be handling drumming duties for My Chemical Romance, who now have several dates booked:

12/20 Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Expo Hall
03/20 Melbourne, AUS – Download Festival
03/21 Sydney, AUS – Download Festival
03/25 Western Springs, NZ – The Outer Fields
03/29 Tokyo, JAP – Download Festival

My Chemical Romance Announce New Zealand Show

My Chemical Romance will be performing at The Outer Fields in Western Springs, NZ on March 25. Jimmy Eat World, Midnight Youth, and Miss June will open. This is My Chemical Romance’s fifth reunion show to be announced. Here’s their current schedule:

12/20 Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Expo Hall
03/20 Melbourne, AUS – Download Festival
03/21 Sydney, AUS – Download Festival
03/25 Western Springs, NZ – The Outer Fields
03/29 Tokyo, JAP – Download Festival

Gerard Way On The Possibility Of A My Chemical Romance Reunion: “I Miss Playing With The Guys, But I Don’t Think So”

During a recent interview with The Guardian, Gerard Way discussed the possibility of a My Chemical Romance reunion once again. The frontman said they do “get offers regularly” and that he does “miss playing with the guys,” but he doesn’t think it will happen.

Way said the following about the “Danger Days” sessions and the issues that started to arise:

“When things start to succeed and go really well, that’s when a lot of people start to have an opinion and that’s when you run into struggle. Everybody had a fucking opinion about what MCR should be. So it made it difficult to figure out what direction to take next. You get caught up in this trap of ‘Is it ever gonna be good enough?’”

He continued:

“It wasn’t fun to make stuff any more. I think breaking up the band broke us out of that machine.”

Way also said that band wasn’t needed anymore since the world was changing, especially during the President Obama-era. He also added the following when asked if they are needed in the current political climate:

“That’s stuff I thought about when the world started to get super fucked-up again. It definitely came into my head, but I’d changed so much as a person. I didn’t know how I’d fit into it any more, I didn’t know how the band would fit into it any more. But you’re right, the world is definitely in need of something positive.”

He continued:

“We definitely get offers regularly to reunite – it’s a constant thing. It’s flattering, it’s really nice of people … I miss playing with the guys, but I don’t think so …”

Gerard Way On My Chemical Romance: “I Think My Chem Will Always Be There For Us If We Want It”

Gerard Way was recently interviewed by iNews, and talked a bit about My Chemical Romance. The band probabaly won’t reunite in the foreseeable future, but he did say it “will always be there for [them] if [they] want it.”

Way said the following about trying to follow up “The Black Parade”:

“It was tough on all the guys. We scrapped records, spent millions of dollars and we were touring on this record, and it didn’t feel like the world needed My Chem anymore.”

He also talked about needing a break:

“I’m able to read the writing on the wall pretty clearly, and I was like, ‘Nobody really needs us now—I think it’s time to finish.”

He also discussed how great the band worked together:

“It’s a tricky thing, because you have four guys that really get along, and I think we all fully understand each other now and love each other.”

He further added the following about hanging out with the other members recently.

“We all got together recently and it was wonderful—we didn’t even talk about the band or playing shows again. I don’t know if anything will happen in the future, but what I do know is everyone has a really great life right now.”

As for the band’s future, he said:

“I think My Chem will always be there for us if we want it, but it adds a layer of stress. When something gets really big like that, it’s hard on you for many reasons, and it’s very stressful, so I wouldn’t want to disrupt anybody’s life right now.”

Mastodon, Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park, Etc. Albums To Get New Vinyl Picture Disc Releases

Warner Bros. and Reprise have announced the release of various picture discs from multiple artists. Those albums include Mastodon’s “Blood Mountain,” “Crack The Skye,” and “The Hunter,” Green Day’s “Dookie” and “Revolution Radio,” My Chemical Romance’s “I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love” and “Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge,” Linkin Park’s “Minutes To Midnight,” and more. You can find those HERE. Some are available now, while others will be released at a later date.

Gerard Way Says He “Wouldn’t Count Out” A My Chemical Romance Reunion

Gerard Way was recently interviewed by Billboard about his work in the comic world, and was asked about the possibility of a My Chemical Romance Reunion. He responded with the following:

“I wouldn’t count [a reunion] out. At the same time, everybody’s doing stuff in their lives now that they’re really enjoying. In some ways I don’t really miss it. It had gotten so big it was very unwieldy. It took a toll on my mental life and personal life. The thing I’m happiest about right now is everybody’s relationships with each other are really strong. That’s more important than anything else to me.”

Way went on to say he did work with with My Chemical Romance guitarist Ray Toro on two songs called “Into the Cave We Wander” and “Pogi’s Cavern” for his “Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye” book. He also said he is thinking about making music for other releases on his Young Animal imprint:

“I was really inspired. I had tried the comics/music thing before The Killjoys. That didn’t quite work in terms of how I feel how artistically connected and successful they were, and a lot of that was because the music part with MCR overshadowed the book. This feels more natural; I just do it when I’m inspired. I like doing things that are accurate to the world of the comics. That’s really fun. And we talk about doing a whole Young Animal record, so we’re working on that right now.”

Lastly, he also talked about putting together another solo album:

“I’m just about to seriously figure out my schedule in terms of how many weeks. I’m writing comics and how many weeks I’m writing music. There’s a plan to put something out; I don’t know when that’ll come, but the process is starting.”