Fall Out Boy announce ‘Flappy Bird’ clone, ‘Fall Out Bird’

February 10, 2014 by Philip Obenschain

Fall Out Boy announce ‘Flappy Bird’ clone, ‘Fall Out Bird’

If you own a smartphone, chances are you've heard of Flappy Bird, a simple mobile game which spiked to unexpected success in recent weeks. Unhappy with the amount of attention and pressure the game's success incurred, Vietnamese creator Dong Nguyen abruptly pulled Flappy Bird from the App Store and Google Play over the weekend.

Among those upset about the game's untimely demise? Fall Out Boy. In Flappy Bird's honor, the rockers have announced their own clone of the game dubbed Fall Out Bird, which will arrive on both Google Play and the App Store as soon as it is approved. Little else is known about the game, though it appears to simply be a Flappy Bird knockoff featuring the members of FOB.

Below, check out a teaser, screenshot, and statement from the band:

"rome wasn’t built in a day, but this game was. in the spirit of Fall Out Boy Trail, we bring you Fall Out Bird. coming this week to Google Play and The App Store (as soon it’s approved). shoutout to the OG Flappy Bird, RIP"

Fall Out Boy fans must be extra excited or Flappy Bird fans must be jonesing for their fix, because shortly after the game's announcement, it became a worldwide trending topic on Twitter.

Though not a direct sequel, Fall Out Bird serves as something of a spiritual successor to Fall Out Boy's previous foray into video game knockoffs: 2009's Fall Out Boy Trail.

You can catch the band on tour this summer for the Monumentour, a co-headliner with Paramore, and, prior to that, on the Save Rock And Roll arena tour of Europe. Check out a full list of dates below:

Feb 28 - Palacio Vistalegre Arena - Madrid, Spain ^
March 1 - Palau Sant Jordi - Barcelona, Spain ^
March 2 - Le Phare - Toulouse, France ^
March 4 - Rockhal - Luxembourg, Luxembourg ^
March 6 - Le Zénith-Arena - Lille, France ^
March 7 - Palladium - Cologne, Germany ^
March 8 - Heineken Music Hall - Amsterdam, Netherlands ^
March 11 - Ancienne Belgique - Brussels, Belgium ^
March 12 - Le Zenith - Paris, France ^
March 15 - Motorpoint Arena - Cardiff, Wales ^#
March 16 - NIA - Birmingham, England ^#
March 17 - Phones 4 U Arena - Manchester, England ^#
March 18 - Olympia Theatre - Dublin, Ireland #
March 20 - Wembley Arena - London, England ^#
March 21 - Metro FM Arena - Newcastle, England ^#
March 22 - The SSE Hydro - Glasgow, Scotland ^#
May 23 - Estadio Malvinas - Buenos Aires, Argentina
May 24 - Centro de Eventos Chimkowe - Santiago, Chile
June 14 - Download Festival - Donington Park, UK
June 19 - Xfinity Theatre - Hartford, CT #@
June 21 - Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre - Wantagh, NY #@
June 22 - Xfinity Center - Mansfield, MA #@
June 24 - Saratoga PAC - Saratoga Springs, NY #@
June 25 - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre - Toronto, ON #@
June 27 - Susquehanna Bank Center - Camden, NJ #@
June 28 - PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ #@
June 30 - Bank of NH Pavilion - Gilford, NH #@
July 2 - Darien Lake PAC - Buffalo, NY #@
July 3 - First Niagara Pavilion - Burgettstown, PA #@
July 6 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - St. Louis, MO #@
July 8 - DTE Energy Music Theatre - Detroit, MI #@
July 9 - Klipsch Music Center - Indianapolis, IN #@
July 11 - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre - Chicago, IL #@
July 12 - Bunbury Fest - Cincinnati, OH #@
July 13 - The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel - Nashville, TN #
July 18 - Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD #@
July 19 - Hershey Park Pavilion - Hershey, PA #@
July 22 - Walnut Creek Amphitheatre - Raleigh, NC #@
July 23 - PNC Music Pavilion - Charlotte, NC #@
July 25 - Cruzan Amphitheatre - West Palm Beach, FL #@
July 26 - MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre - Tampa, FL #@
July 27 - St. Augustine Amphitheatre - St. Augustine, FL #
July 29 - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach - Virginia Beach, VA #@
July 30 - Aaron’s Amphitheatre @ Lakewood - Atlanta, GA #@
Aug 1 - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - Houston, TX #@
Aug 2 - Austin360 Amphitheater - Austin, TX #@
Aug 4 - Concrete Street Amphitheater - Corpus Christi, TX #@
Aug 5 - Gexa Energy Pavilion - Dallas, TX #@
Aug 7 - Isleta Amphitheater - Albuquerque, NM #@
Aug 8 - Ak-Chin Pavilion - Phoenix, AZ #@
Aug 10 - Zoo Amphitheatre - Oklahoma City, OK #@
Aug 12 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Denver, CO #@
Aug 13 - UCCU Center - Orem, UT #@
Aug 15 - Cosmopolitan - Las Vegas, NV #
Aug 16 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Irvine, CA #@
Aug 17 - Sleep Train Pavilion - Concord, CA #@

# with New Politics
^ with The Pretty Reckless
@ with Paramore

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