It’s been over five years since My Chemical Romance called it quits. Five terrible years of pain and longing. Ever since that fateful day in 2013, we’ve been holding out for a slither of hope that the band will once again slip back into those iconic black military jacket. It looks like we weren’t the only souls fanging for a reunion.

Warped Tour director Kevin Lyman has today revealed that he attempted to get the band back together for Warped Tour’s 25th-anniversary shows.

As Alt Press points out, one fan on Twitter asked Lyman whether the band reuniting for Warped’s Atlantic City Date was a possibility.

“@KevinLyman If we can get my chemical romance back together can we please get the[m] at warped tour Atlantic City??”

To which, Lyman, in all his infuriating vagueness, replied: “I tried.”

Lyman continued to elaborate on his comments, sharing:

“It would have been epic to have them. Remember the first time I saw them, they were travelling in a van. They played both warped and taste of chaos that year and every show was special.”

Last month, Gerard Way quashed our hopes and dreams of a My Chemical Romance reunion. In an interview, Way detailed the driving force behind the band calling it quits.

“It wasn’t fun to make stuff any more,” he explained. “I think breaking up the band broke us out of that machine.”

“When things start to succeed and go really well, that’s when a lot of people start to have an opinion and that’s when you run into struggle.”

He continued,  “We definitely get offers regularly to reunite – it’s a constant thing,” he concluded. “It’s flattering, it’s really nice of people …”

“I miss playing with the guys, but I don’t think so…”

Whilst “I don’t think so” doesn’t exactly spark hope in any of us, we’re grateful that the word “never” was not thrown into the equation.

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