My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade Re-Enters Billboard 200
Even before the gigantic announcement of their live reunion this coming December, My Chemical Romance were perpetually in and out of the Billboard charts. Only earlier this year, the band’s sophomore album Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge re-entered the Billboard 200 at #191, signaling its return for the first time in over a decade. But now, with the reunion announcement having reignited fan interest around the glob, MCR fever has taken over the world. Case in point, it’s now been reported that the band’s 2006 smash hit The Black Parade has re-entered the Billboard 200 for the first time in two years.
Chart-watching site Chart Data tweeted the following update earlier this morning, announcing the band’s return to the coveted Billboard 200:
Obviously, the My Chemical Romance reunion is bigger than anyone could’ve ever expected. After announcing their first gig since 2012, the reunion escalated, so that now the band are also headlining the Download festival in both Australia this Marchand Japan later in 2020. New details continue to emerge every day: earlier today, the band’s live drummer was revealed for their reunion gig, while only this weekend emo hardcore crew Thursday was announced as the opener for MCR at their LA gig.
Of the many people who have been surprised and delighted by the public response to the reunion have been My Chemical Romance themselves, who posted the following statement expressing both their gratitude — and their amazement — at the outpouring of love and support they’d seen: “It is truly unbelievable to us the happiness we have experienced over the past two days,” the band said in a statement. “From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for the warm welcome back. We truly did not expect this. See you soon. Xoxo, MCR.”
We’ll continue to hope, pray, and wonder about the possibility of full U.S. and UK tours until we hear definitive proof that they will or won’t happen. Until then, prepare for MCR to dominate your life for the next couple of months.
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