Fall Out Boy returns with an anticipated new album
The band breaks out from their hiatus with the hope of saving rock ‘n’ roll
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The pop-punk veterans of Fall Out Boy recently announced a return to realm of music making, lifting the indefinite hiatus status dating back to November of 2009.
Their comeback includes a new album, Save Rock and Roll, that’s due out in May. The band has also mentioned an upcoming tour throughout the United States.
After releasing their new single “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up),” the band released the following statement on their website:
“[W]hen we were kids, the only thing that got us through most days was music. It’s why we started Fall Out Boy in the first place. This isn’t a reunion, because we never broke up. We needed to plug back in and make some music that matters to us. The future of Fall Out Boy starts now. Save rock and roll … ”
For the past three years, the members of Fall Out Boy have been making music through numerous side projects. Guitarist Joe Trohman and drummer Andy Hurley formed the heavy-metal band The Damned Things as well as several other groups.
Lead singer Patrick Stump released his debut solo album in 2011, titled Soul Punk. Uniquely, it was a major departure from the usual Fall Out Boy sound. Stump’s major influences, Prince and Michael Jackson, can be felt through the music. Prior to the album’s release, he also released a six-song EP, Truant Wave, for download on iTunes.
During the hiatus, Fall Out Boy bassist, Pete Wentz, formed the electronic experimental group called Black Cards. The group released an EP, Use Your Disillusion, along with a couple of mixtapes. However, they have failed to produce a full-length album. Black Cards was originally formed as a four-person group, but it has since readjusted to a DJing duo.
Get ready, fans, because Fall Out Boy’s evening out with Las Vegas is set to take place on June 15. They will be playing both new material and familiar favorites at the House of Blues inside the Mandalay Bay.
Tickets already went on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, selling out within only 10 minutes to fans who waited in line all morning. But that’s not to say that there aren’t a few floating around on other ticket agency sites or Craigslist for those who missed out.
All of this excitement makes me feel like I’m in middle school all over again, with little to no worries or responsibilities other than innocently courting girls and listening to From Under the Cork Tree.
It’s time to “Dance, Dance,” ladies and gentleman, because Fall Out Boy is finally back on the music scene.