My Chemical Romance
After 12 years, four albums, and innumerous tours, My Chemical Romance has officially broken up. The band took to their official website last night to break the news.
The group members released the following statement:
"Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing. We've gotten to go places we never knew we would. We've been able to see and experience things we never imagined possible. We've shared the stage with people we admire, people we look up to, and best of all, our friends. And now, like all great things, it has come time for it to end. Thanks for all of your support, and for being part of the adventure."
My Chemical Romance released their fourth studio album, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, on November 22nd, 2010. The album was #1 on Billboard's Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts, while reaching #8 on the Billboard 200, in addition to being named one of Rolling Stone's "30 Best Albums of 2010." NME praised it as "the best rock record of the year," while Alternative Press stated that "MCR have fully followed their own larger-than-life creative vision." Danger Days was the follow-up to 2006's The Black Parade, which shot to #2 on Billboard's Top 200 album chart, sold more than 240,000 copies in its first week of release, and spawned four Modern Rock smash singles.
Gerard Way, Frank Iero, Ray Toro, Mikey Way, Bob Bryar, and Matt Pelissier.