The news that My Chemical Romance were reuniting was met with fever pitch excitement from the ’00s emo-punk fans that are most likely all grown up and out there in the real world now. So it’s no surprise that this solitary L.A. date sold out fast. Still, it’s an important event for many so it’s worth talking about (and you can probably find a ticket on the secondary market for the price of a small island). Frontman Gerard Way released a solo album in 2014, but of late he’s been far more busy working on his comic books, notably the excellent The Umbrella Academyseries that was turned into an equally excellent Netflix series. But rest assured, by the time the band hits the stage at the Shrine, they’ll all be ready.
My Chemical Romance plays at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, December 20 at the Shrine Auditorium.