My Chemical Romance are an American rock band from Newark, New Jersey. My Chemical Romance were formed in 2001 by singer, songwriter, musician, and comic book writer Gerard Way (born April 9, 1977 in Summit, New Jersey), bassist, and Gerard’s brother, Mikey Way (born September 10, 1980 in Newark, New Jersey), lead guitarist Ray Ortiz (born July 15, 1977 in Kearny, New Jersey) and rhythm guitarist Frank Iero (born October 31, 1981 in Belleville, New Jersey). My Chemical Romance released their first album I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love in July 2002. My Chemical Romance scored a UK Official Chart Number 1 single in 2006 with the song Welcome To The Black Parade, which featured on their triple platinum album The Black Parade. My Chemical Romance originally broke up in 2013, announcing their reunion in late 2019.