As Twitter geeks out about the present day lining up with the future from “Blade Runner,” the past is getting an equal surge into the now. Rage Against the Machine and My Chemical Romance and have both announced, or hinted at, reunion shows. In a time when EDM and casual hip-hop have taken over, the world could use a little dose of hardcore, goth (but definitely not emo) rock.
My Chemical Romance’s Black Parade Is Coming to Los Angeles
Ladies get your chains out, fellas, get your mascara out, MCR is coming to town. Led by Gerard Way, the rock band of oft-disputed genre, announced a reunion show called “Return” on December 20 at the Shrine Expo Hall.
MCR announced their split in 2013, releasing a statement saying, “like all great things, it has come time for it to end.” Butler would go on to create the comic book series “The Umbrella Academy,” which would eventually become a Netflix series (giving the entertainment giant an unlikely boost as the streaming wars heat up).
Luckily for My Chemical Romance fans, sometimes great things come back, and sometimes Twitter reacts in hilarious ways. From a mind-blow moment from Oprah:
To a bunch of Michael Scott memes:
Perhaps none are more fitting than this video of a teenager screaming MCR lyrics in a cemetery:
And, of course, there was a fair warning to all stores selling mascara in Los Angeles:
Starting off at $149.50 a ticket, millennials will be opening their notoriously tight wallets for the reunion show. Tickets went on sale today, and they’re already sold out:
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