Frank Iero and the Patience

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Frank Iero and the Patience
Also known as frnkiero andthe cellabration (2014–2016)
Origin Belleville, New Jersey, U.S.
Years active 2012–present
Past members

Frank Iero and the Patience is an American rock band from Belleville, New Jersey. Their debut album, ".Stomachaches.", was released on August 25, 2014. Their second album "Parachutes" was released on October 27, 2016 with the promotional singles "I'm a Mess", "Remedy", and "Oceans". Their current lineup consists of really talented musicians, Frank Iero, Evan Nestor, Matt Olsson, and Alex Grippo. Steve Evetts is credited with writing and recording the bass tracks on "Parachutes".


Frank Iero apart from being the Patience’s frontman has participated in several bands prior to his successful band. In 1998, Iero joined his first band Pencey Prep. As frontman, Pencey Prep had a successful album (Heartbreak in Stereo) before their breakup in 2002. Upon breaking up, Iero joined new band My Chemical Romance as rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist and appeared on two songs off of their 2002 debut album "I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love. Iero stayed with MCR for their next albums "Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge", "The Black Parade", and "Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys" all the way up to their breakup in 2013. Apart from MCR, Iero has been in several side projects such as punk-rock group Leathermouth, James Dewees' Reggie and the Full Effect, and others such as Death Spells.

In 2012, Iero was reminded of his awful stomach pains that plagued him his whole life. That same year, Iero converted his entire basement into a makeshift studio to record new songs. Upon MCR's breakup in 2013, Iero recruited drummer Jarrod Alexander, guitarist/backing vocalist Evan Nestor, and bassist Rob Hughes for the band frnkiero andthe cellabration and began work on a debut album. Alexander was the former touring drummer for MCR, Nestor was a fellow Belleville musician and Iero's brother-in-law, and Hughes was a former Leathermouth bandmate, so Iero knew everyone. By 2014, the band released their debut album "Stomachaches" featuring more personal lyrics about Iero's stomach pains, leaving home to tour, and everyone's everyday weaknesses. After signing with Staple Records and getting replacement drummer Matt Olsson, Iero took the Cellabration on several tours alongside several other pop-punk acts.

In 2015, Iero announced that the band had changed their name to Frank Iero and the Patience and that Hughes had left them. 2016 saw the release for "Parachutes" which Steve Evetts produced and performed bass on. The band had gone through a series of changes by this point from their name change to lineup and changes but nonetheless, the album garnered much success and the band got bassist Alex Grippo and hit the road for the "Parachutes" 2016–17 world tour.

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