Following the attacks on September 11th, 2001 singer Gerard Way and drummer Matt Pelissier of Newark, New Jersey were inspired to start a band. They quickly recruited Ray Toro as their lead guitarist and Gerard's younger brother Mikey Way joined the band on bass. Several months after joining forces, guitarist Frank Iero jumped onboard and the band began building a following on MySpace. They released their first album, "I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love" in 2002 through Eyeball Records, but soon switched over to Reprise Records where they put out their platinum album "Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge" in 2004. This album gave audiences some of the band's most popular singles of all time, including "Helena," "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" and "The Ghost of You."
In 2006, My Chemical Romance unveiled their triple platinum album "The Black Parade," which featured celebrated singles "Welcome to the Black Parade," "Teenagers," "Famous Last Words" and "I Don't Love You." This album earned the band their one and only Grammy nomination for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package. Following the release of their third album, the band went on a 133 show world tour but held off putting out another album for several years. The fourth album, "Danger Days: The True Lives of Fabulous Killjoys" debuted at number 8 on the Billboard 200 in 2010, giving fans singles "Na Na Na" and "Sing." By 2013, the group shocked listeners worldwide when they announced their breakup, revealing the news on their website. In the years following, the band members worked on solo projects, with Gerard Way releasing his solo album "Hesitant Alien" in 2014. Way also put his energy into his comic book series, "The Umbrella Academy," which he began writing in 2007. Way has since released 24 issues and his comic was adapted as a television series by Netflix in 2019.
On Halloween of 2019, the band announced they would be reuniting for a North American tour in 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the concerts were postponed to 2021. In honor of the band coming together once more, take a look at some of our favorite My Chemical Romance tattoos in the gallery below. Then let us know your favorite MCR song in the comments section on social media.