This weekend, the band issued the following statement on their website:
"Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing. We've gotten to go places we never knew we would. We've been able to see and experience things we never imagined possible. We've shared the stage with people we admire, people we look up to, and best of all, our friends. And now, like all great things, it has come time for it to end. Thanks for all of your support, and for being part of the adventure."
Without much of an explanation, without a reason why, the band I have loved with all my heart since the day I first heard them is gone.
Anyway, if you are interested this is a pretty good In Memoriam post from MTV. Needless to say I will be doing some pretty obsessive MCR googling over the next few days to see what other reactions or reasons might surface. In the meantime, I will leave you with a few of my favourite videos: