My Chemical Romance announce reunion for LA show

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The punk band choose Halloween to circulate the news on social media of a live gig on 20 December

My Chemical Romance

The quintessential sad boys of punk, My Chemical Romance, have delighted black-eyeliner-loving millennials everywhere with the news that they are reforming.

For the first time since 2012, the band will get back together – at least briefly – to perform a live gig in Los Angeles on 20 December.

The band chose Halloween, perhaps aptly, to circulate the news via an announcement on their official social media accounts, which had been given a facelift earlier this week.

“Like phantoms forever,” the band said on the posts, including a picture of a statue of two angels with the word “RETURN” alongside information about the performance and a link to ticket sales points.

My Chemical Romance formed in 2001, developing a fanbase initially through social media network MySpace before hitting commercial success with their second album, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge.

Their third album, The Black Parade, released in 2006, was their most popular and critically successful. Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys was the last album the band released before they split.