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.
The name of his replacement has not been given.