My Chemical Romance split
- Bang Showbiz
- 23 March 2013
My Chemical Romance have announced they have split up after 12 years together
My Chemical Romance have split up.
The Grammy nominated rockers, who released four studio albums, have announced they have decided to go their separate ways after 12 successful years together.
A statement posted on the band's official website on Friday night (22.03.13) reads: "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."
The New Jersey group - which includes members Gerard Way, Ray Toro, Mikey Way, and Frank Iero - released their first studio album in 2002 but their biggest success was their 2006 record 'Welcome To The Black Parade', which topped the charts in the UK.
Frontman Gerard told fans that he is not sad about the band breaking up and tweeted: "Beyond any sadness, what I feel the most is pride."
In September 2011 the group sacked their drummer Michael Pedicone, after accusing him of stealing from them, and replaced him with former Suicide File drummer Jarrod Alexander.
Michael later admitted he had "made a tremendous mistake".