My Chemical Romance bassist Mikey Way is temporarily leaving the band to spend time with his new wife.
The band will continue with a replacement.
Mikey was married on March 8 to fiance Alicia Simmons at
Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Way’s brother and My Chemical Romance
frontman Gerard served as best man.
Writing on their official website mychemicalromance.com,
Gerard said: “The band has decided to give him and his wife a much
needed break from the road to start a life and have a proper honeymoon
and do all the things a newlywed couple should do.
“I’m very proud to announce my brother’s recent marriage.
Watching him grow up into a man and finding love makes me the happiest
brother alive. I know this is upsetting news, as it is for us, but we
will continues to tour with a temporary replacement until he has
situated himself in his new life.”
There was no mention of how long the bassist would be away from the band.