My Chemical Romance will be reissuing their third album The Black Parade for its 10th anniversary. The band confirmed on Twitter, however, that the reissue is not indicative of any tour or reunion plans.
A source confirmed the reissue to Entertainment Weekly after a cryptic teaser video was posted on the band’s social media yesterday with a flag bearing a cross waved in the wind as the opening piano part to “Welcome to the Black Parade” played. The video also revealed a release date for the then-mystery project of September 23rd. As fans raced to guess what the teaser indicated, the band posted a note on their Twitter with the caption “Thank you so much for the love” that confirmed they would not be reuniting this year.
My Chemical Romance released the theatrical Black Parade in October of 2006. The rock opera told the story of a cancer patient who experiences his death in the form of a parade and continues to reflect on his existence in the afterlife. “Welcome to the Black Parade” was the band’s first and only Top 10 single and the album itself went platinum, establishing MCR as one of the biggest rock bands at the time.
In 2013, the band decided to call it quits after 12 years and four albums together. Their final release was 2010’s Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, and even though Danger Days was not technically a rock opera it still maintained the band’s penchant for a theme with the protopunk-influenced songs loosely telling the tale of the Killjoys fighting against a deadly corporation.