My Chemical Romance bassist — and frontman Gerard Way's little brother — Mikey Way will be taking a brief leave of absence from the theatrical New Jersey rock collective to get to the business of being a good husband.
In a posting to the band's Web site this week, Gerard Way expressed his elation at his baby bro's recent nuptials and said, "The band has decided to give he and his wife a much needed break from the road to start a life and have a proper honeymoon and do all of the things a newlywed couple should do."
The posting made no mention of just how long Way would be away from My Chemical Romance.
Mikey Way was reportedly married March 8 to fiancee Alicia Simmons. The pair were wed backstage at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas before the band's gig that same evening. An ordained minister officiated over the ceremony, and Gerard Way served as his brother's best man. Legally, Mikey could not have all the band's members as his best men, although Way had originally intended it that way.
"I'm very proud to announce my brother's recent marriage," Way wrote on the site. "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 continue to tour with a temporary replacement until he has situated himself in his new life."
My Chemical Romance have not announced who'll be filling in for Mikey Way, but the band's Black Parade Tour with support act Muse is expected to run through May 22 in Portland, Oregon (see "My Chemical Romance Bring The Black Parade To Life: John Norris Reports"). The tour's expected to stop next in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Sunday.