My Chemical Romance call it quits

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After twelve years and four albums together, My Chemical Romance are parting ways. The rock favorites announced their break-up on their website Friday.

“Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing,” said the band in a statement. “We’ve gotten to go places we never knew we would. We’ve been able to see and experience things we never imagined possible. We’ve shared the stage with people we admire, people we look up to, and best of all, our friends. And now, like all great things, it has come time for it to end. Thanks for all of your support, and for being part of the adventure.”

My Chemical Romance’s most recent release was 2010’s Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. The album, which debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200, followed their 2006 acclaimed rock opera album The Black Parade. Last October, the band began digitally releasing two songs a month for five months from the recording sessions the band did in 2009, which they dubbed the “Conventional Weapons”.

In a separate and lengthy message to fans via Twitter, frontman Gerard Wat concluded, “Since I am bad with goodbyes. I refuse to let this be one. But I will leave you with one last thing – My Chemical Romance is done. But it can never die. It is alive in me, in the guys, and it is alive inside all of you. I always knew that, and I think you did too. Because it is not a band – it is an idea.”

Their last performance in Massachusetts was at the Comcast Center in Mansfield as part of the 2011 “Honda Civic” tour with Blink-182.

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