My Chemical Romance have officially split.
No reason has been given for the breakup, but the band posted this message on their website last Friday:
"Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing. 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 hit their peak in 2006 with the single "Welcome To The Black Parade" which became their highest charting song when it reached no. 44 in the Billboard Hot 100. In the UK it reached no. 1 of the official UK chart.
Singer Gerard Way posted the following message to his twitter account following the announcement:
Beyond any sadness, what I feel the most is pride. twitter.com/gerardway/stat
Gerard Way (@gerardway) March 23, 2013
Will you miss My Chemical Romance? Can anyone guess why they decided to call it quits? Post your reaction to the announcement in the comments.