Happy Halloween to everyone whose teen hearts are squealing with joy. Welcome to the Black Parade - one more deliciously emo time.
It's time to paint your nails black and grab your black eyeliner. My Chemical Romance is back, baby! After uploading a sneaky series of updates to all their social media profiles, the official band for emos everywhere has announced a monumental comeback concert. That means Gerard Way, band frontrunner and former teen heartthrob of all emo kids, will be returning to the stage to rock out to some killer guitar solos and welcome you to the black parade, once again. Billboard confirmed the news on Thursday. If your teen heart isn't screaming a shrill shriek right now, we might just have to revoke your emo card.
Now, you officially have permission to freak out. We know there were some false alarms in the past. After all those heartbreakingly untrue rumors about a reunion over the past few months, we know it's not easy to trust again. But this time, it is real and it is happening. Here's how we know. To begin with, though Instagram didn't exist when My Chemical Romance was the band to listen to, they recently launched an official page. Then, they made several updates across all their social media profiles. Finally, the band posted an image of a statue (?) with the word 'RETURN' scrawled across it. But the most important detail, of course, was the date and location printed on the right-bottom side of the image: Friday, December 20th, 2019. Shrine Expo Hall, Los Angeles, California.
Cue the squealing. My Chemical Romance stated in the caption of the post, "Like Phantoms Forever... Tickets on Sale Friday 11/1/19 at 12:00 PM Pacific." You know what that means, right? You can purchase your tickets for their comeback concert, like, RIGHT NOW. If your emo heart has shattered into (deep and dark) confetti, you're definitely not alone. Thousands of people are right there with you. Some even commented about their excitement - though we're not quite sure how they managed to type out anything coherent through all that excitement.
Plenty of Instagram users, of course, tagged their friends in order to experience the adrenaline rush together. Others decided to randomly belt out the lyrics of their favorite My Chemical Romance songs. One user, who had previously suspected that the band was reuniting, seemed to have an emotional breakdown and commented, "F*ck, I'm crying, I can't. It was all true! I was right all those months ago! I'm f*cking sobbing. It was worth staying alive for. They're back, CAN YA HEAR ME?!" Another user stated, "ASSEMBLE, EMOS." You heard 'em, folks. Time to get your hands on the most important tickets of your lifetime. Click here to rock out to your favorite emo band later this year.