My Chemical Romance‘s touring drummer, Michael Pedicone, has been let go after he was caught stealing from the band after a recent performance in Auburn. Guitarist Frank Iero released the following statement:
Some shit happened last night and before the blogosphere gets all crazy with false statements and ridiculous opinions we want the true story to come from us… But please listen close because this is the only time we are ever going to talk about this. The relationship between My Chemical Romance and Michael Pedicone is over. He was caught red handed stealing from the band and confessed to police after our show last night in Auburn, Washington. We are heartbroken and sick to our stomachs over this entire situation. The band has no intention of pressing charges or taking this matter any further than we have to. We just want him out of our lives. The people who play in this band are a family, and family should not take advantage of each other like he did. We are currently moving forward, and hope to have a new drummer in place for our show in Salt Lake City, Utah. The show must go on.
My Chemical Romance is currently on tour with Blink-182 on the Honda Civic Tour in support of their current release Danger Days. They will be coming near our area at the Camden, NJ stop at the Susquehanna Bank Center on September 17.