New single already available on iTunes.
Great news for all of you Fall Out Boy fans out there who never let the cruel sting of reality get in the way of hopes towards an eventual cash out reunion because, yes, the band has finally ended their indefinite hiatus – and even have a new single to boot!
That’s right, the multi-platinum Grammy-nominated Fall Out Boy announced yesterday in their home town of Chicago that they are back in business and kindly directed our attention towards iTunes where we can pick up their latest single, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up).”
They celebrated the event in classic “this is a new beginning” style by burning their back catalog in a bonfire at the site of the original Disco Demolition Night in 1979 (now U.S. Cellular Field) and emphatically announced that they are here to ‘Save Rock and Roll,” which is also the name of their new album.
“Rock and roll to me represents an attitude,” said bassist and main songwriter Pete Wentz. “It represents something inside you. That’s why we got into playing music. That’s why I wanted to be in the band. So you can take it as an ironic thing or you can take it the way it is. We just wanted to do something that was fun and dangerous for us. We didn’t need to do the band again, we wanted to do it because it was fun.”
“Obvious and safe doesn’t seem that rock and roll to me,” added guitarist and lead singer Patrick Stump.
Fall Out Boy’s fifth studio album Save Rock And Roll will be released on May 7th, 2013, the 10th anniversary of Fall Out Boy’s first full length studio album in 2003, Take This To Your Grave. It’s their first new studio album since Folie Á Deux in December 2008.
And what reunion would be complete without a good old fashioned follow-up tour? The Save Rock and Roll U.S. tour kicks off one week after their May 7 album release in Chicago at the Riviera Theatre.
SAVE ROCK AND ROLL TOUR DATES:
» 5/14 — Chicago, IL at Riviera Theatre
» 5/16 — Milwaukee, WI at Rave
» 5/17 — Columbus, OH at LC Pavilion
» 5/21 — Pittsburgh, PA at Stage AE
» 5/22 — Detroit, MI at The Fillmore
» 5/24 — Toronto, ON at Sound Academy
» 5/25 — Montreal, QC at Metropolis
» 5/26 — Boston, MA at HOB
» 5/28 — Niagara Falls, NY at The Rapid Theatre
» 5/29 — New York, NY at Terminal 5
» 5/30 — Philadelphia, PA at Electric Factory
» 5/31 — Washington, DC at 9:30 Club
» 6/1 — Charlotte, NC at Fillmore
» 6/2 — Atlanta, GA at Tabernacle
» 6/4 — Orlando, FL at HOB
» 6/5 — Miami, FL at Fillmore
» 6/7 — Houston, TX at Bayou Music Center
» 6/8 — Dallas, TX at Palladium
» 6/9 — Austin, TX at Stubb’s
» 6/11 — Phoenix, AZ at Marquee
» 6/13 — Los Angeles, CA at Wiltern
» 6/15 — Las Vegas, NV at HOB
» 6/16 — San Francisco, CA at Fox Theater
» 6/18 — Portland, OR at Roseland
» 6/19 — Seattle, WA at Sodo
» 6/20 — Vancouver, BC at Commodore Ballroom
» 6/22 — Salt Lake City, UT at In the Venue
» 6/23 — Denver, CO at Ogden
» 6/25 — Kansas City, MO at Uptown Theatre
» 6/26 — Minneapolis, MN at Myth
» 6/28 — St. Louis, MO at The Pageant
» 6/29 — Indianapolis, IN at Egyptian Room
»6/20 — Nashville, TN at Ryman Auditorium