Okay, let’s take a moment to breathe.
Fans believe that legendary, teenage angst icons My Chemical Romance may be returning with new music! For good reason, too! Just a few days ago, lead singer of the band, Gerard Way posted a suspicious photo, darkly lit photo without a caption on his personal Instagram account. There are no hashtags nor is there any context to the image – but this is not Way’s first time posting such images.
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Way posted a very similar statue back in July – before the band announced that they would be reuniting. His most recent photo features what seems to be a white statue, obscured by the fiery, blurred image of what looks like a crow/palm fronds. Online, fans are losing their minds as they draw comparisons between his initial post and the most recent one – claiming that this could signify a new MCR-related project. Amongst the comments on the picture from fans are:
“THE TIME HAS COME EVERYBODY STAY CALM THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”
“Don’t do this, don’t give me hope.”
“It’s like you spend all your free time finding new ways to torture your fans.”
Meanwhile, the group also employed the statue imagery in their announcement for their first reunion concert earlier this year, using the winged Pasquale Rizzoli sculpture alongside the caption, “Like Phantoms Forever…”.
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As a band, we are deeply aware of the profound problems and crucial issues the world is facing right now. These issues are all life-changing, and we have them in the forefront of our minds on a regular basis. All of our focus should be on making the world better in every way we can. We would never want to distract from the challenges we are facing right now, but we feel it is the right thing to let people know that we have rescheduled our shows, so that we can offer people a refund on tickets in these difficult financial times. All tickets will be honored for the new dates. If you are unable to attend, refunds are available at your point of purchase. All rescheduled tour dates can be found here: https://www.mychemicalromance.com It is a long time away, and there is so much for all of us to do to make the world a better place in the interim. We cannot wait to play for you. Take care of each other and yourselves. We will see you soon. xoxo MCR
The group, faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, was forced to reschedule their Spring 2020 reunion tour to Fall 2021 and have added two festivals to their appearance list (Riot Fest in Chicago and Aftershock in California). Thankfully, despite the delays, the group hasn’t been idle. The 43-year-old Way, in particular, has reportedly registered two unreleased songs with BMI Repertoire, the largest music rights organization in the U.S. that allows musicians to collect revenue and royalties on tracks uploaded. Amongst the two is the track ‘Emily’, initially shared back in 2016 as part of My Chemical Romance’s 10-year-anniversary reissue of ‘The Black Parade’.
As of yet, none of the members have responded to nor commented on the rumours.
*Cover image credits: Instagram / @mychemicalromance