After bassist Mikey Way took his break from My Chemical Romance earlier this year, it's guitarist Frank Iero's turn to take his. Iero is forced to miss the band's U.K. tour that will soon end on Saturday, November 17, due to a family illness.
The band that is comprised of five personnel is now down to 3 original members since drummer Bob Bryar also took a rest after a wrist injury earlier this year. Commenting on this vocalist Gerard Way said, "We've been through a lot of stuff on this record, dealt with life situations and stuff. Ultimately it's gonna be a little different and look a little different, but we're ready for this."
During the tour, Iero will be replaced by Matt Cortez who stood in for Mikey when he went hiatus. Gerard also hinted that "a friend of ours named Pete who plays in another band" is also prepared for Iero's temporary replacement. The original guitarist is expected to make a return before the band hit Australia and Asia leg starting from November 28.
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Meanwhile, it has been reported that the band will pull 'Mama' as the next single from their 2006 album 'The Black Parade'. The music video is reportedly directed by Gerard himself and will be premiered anytime soon.