My Chemical Romance is officially breaking up.
The band made the announcement on their official blog. After countless tour dates and several albums, the group has decided to part ways.
“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,” My Chemical Romance said in its official statement on the matter.
The band continued, “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.”
Gerard Way, Ray Toro, Mikey Way, and Frank Iero released their debut album I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love back in 2002. However, it was the 2006 effort The Black Parade that brought them mainstream success. The platinum album peaked at number two on the Billboard 200.
“There were so many emotions, but when people seemed to like it, we had this great sense of relief,” Iero told Newsday back in 2007. “We performed it to the best of our abilities, and we were all so proud of each other when we finished.”
My Chemical Romance was founded in New Jersey back in 2001. The band released a total of four albums over the past 12 years. Their most recent studio release was the 2010 effort Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. The band continued to tour in support of the album in 2012.
The band’s decision to split has prompted a number of its fans to address the situation on Twitter.
man. so bummed my chemical romance is breaking up. were a huge part of my life when i was younger. one of the last true rock bands.
— Alexander DeLeon (@alexanderdeleon) March 23, 2013
The words ‘My Chemical Romance broke up’ shouldn’t even be allowed to be in the same sentence
— *2001-2013* (@entertainingdan) March 23, 2013
I love that My Chemical Romance has trended all night with silly One Direction. What a sad day for music. Your music will be missed </3
— BryanStars (@BryanStars) March 23, 2013
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