UPDATE: February 4 at 6:01 p.m. EST
Fall Out Boy have announced, via BBC Radio One that they will be playing the UK's Reading and Leads Festivals on August 23 and 25.
UPDATE: February 4 at 12:31 a.m. EST
Fall Out Boy have just posted the following photo from one of their Chicago radio appearances. Follow the band instagram "fobhiatusisover."
UPDATE: February 4 at 11:40 a.m. EST
Check out our review of the new Fall Out Boy Single, "My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)"
UPDATE: February 4 at 9:48 a.m. EST
Though the information released about Save Rock And Roll is sparse for now. Artist/producer Butch Walker, who worked with Fall Out Boy most notably on 2007's Infinity On High just tweeted that the band had been working on their new material in his studio.
UPDATE: February 4 at 9:16 a.m.
We have added additional North American summer tour dates to the original post. View them below. Tickets for those Save Rock And Roll North American tour dates will go onsale February 8 and 9.
UPDATE: February 4 at 9:05 A.M. EST
The band are currently talking to Chicago's Q87.7 Tune in now.
(Note: This broadcast has now ended.)
ORIGINAL POST: February 4 at 8:48 a.m EST
Fall Out Boy have announced that they will release a new album titled Save Rock And Roll on May 7 (US) this year in addition to tour dates and a new song. The album is available for pre-order via the band's website.
A message from the band:
"when we were kids the only thing that got us through most days was music. its 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..."
Watch the music video and listen to Save Rock And Roll's first single, "My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light 'Em Up)" below:
2/4 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean (On Sale 10am EST)
2/5 New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall (On Sale 9am CST)
2/7 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy (On Sale 10am PST)
2/25 London, UK @ Underworld
2/27 Paris, FR @ Nouveau Casino
3/1 Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu
3/25 Sydney, AUS @ Metro Theatre
3/27 Melbourne, AUS @ Palace Theatre
Save Rock And Roll North American Tour
5/14/13 - Milwaukee, WI -Rave
5/16/13 -Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
5/17/13- Columbus, OH -LC Pavilion (indoor)
5/21/13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
5/22/13- Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
5/24/13- Toronto, ON- Sound Academy
5/25/13- Montreal, QC- Metropolis
5/26/13- Boston, MA - HOB
5/28/13- Niagara Falls, NY- The Rapid Theater
5/29/13- New York, NY - Terminal 5
5/30/13- Philadelphia, PA- Electric Factory
5/31/13 - Washington, DC- 9:30 Club
6/1/13- Charlotte, NC- Fillmore
6/2/13- Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
6/4/13 - Orlando, FL- HOB
6/5/13- Miami, FL- Fillmore
6/7/13 - Houston, TX- Bayou Music Center
6/8/13- Dallas, TX - Palladium
6/9/13 - Austin, TX - Stubb's
6/11/13- Phoenix, AZ- Marquee
6/13/13 - Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern
6/15/13 - Las Vegas, NV - HOB
6/16/13 - San Francisco, CA - The Fox Theater
6/18/13- Portland, OR- Roseland
6/19/13- Seattle, WA - Sodo
6/20/13 - Vancouver - Commodore Ballroom
6/22/13 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
6/23/13 - Denver, CO - Ogden
6/25/13 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre
6/26/13 - Minneapolis, MN - Myth
6/28/13 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
6/29/13 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room
6/30/13- Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
UPDATE: February 4 at 5:30 p.m. EST
Check out additional posts from the band members below:
You can take a breath now. #lightemup— Pete Wentz(@petewentz) February 4, 2013
fobhiatusisover: when we were kids the only thing that got us through most days was music. its why we started… tmblr.co/ZgUoaydNkjRh— Pete Wentz(@petewentz) February 4, 2013
The Chicago quartet—vocalist/guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist/lyricist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman and drummer Andy Hurley—saw their breakout 2003's debut full-length Take This To Your Grave, released on Fueled By Ramen, practically paved the way for a new pop-punk movement in the early ‘00s. The band went on to sign to Island Def Jam, where they released three additional full-lengths: From Under The Cork Tree (2005), Infinity On High (2007) and Folie a Deux (2008), along with a greatest hits compilation, Believers Never Die (2009) and a live album Live In Phoenix (2008).
In 2009, the band’s momentum halted and they announced an “indefinite hiatus” that would follow their tour with Blink-182, Panic! At The Disco and Weezer. They claimed they needed time to “decompress,” but never diminished hopes that they would return some day.
"Everybody wants us to say that we’re breaking up, but we’re just trying to figure things out, " Stump told Ultimate-Guitar in 2009. “We’ve been doing that for seven years hardcore. I think it’s a way for us as a band to kind of decompress. It will all work out.”
During FOB's hiatus, the band members pursued different projects. Stump released an EP, Truant Wave and his debut solo album, Soul Punk in 2011. Wentz started a reggae-rock project with singer Bebe Rexha called Black Cards, who toured but released no official recordings. Trohman formed the Damned Things with members of Anthrax and Every Time I Die, releasing 2010's Ironiclast as well as teaming up with bassist Josh Newton (ETID, Shiner, Reggie And The Full Effect) in the post-punk outfit With Knives. In addition to playing with Trohman in Damned Things, Hurley embraced his hardcore roots in Enabler and FocusedxMinds and gigging with Earth Crisis.
Fall Out Boy made their AP cover debut in issue #193 (August 2004) and have since graced the cover on four other occasions including October 2005 (AP 207), February 2007 (AP 223) and December 2008 (AP 245).
With this announcement and the impending tenth anniversary of Take This To Your Grave, the band's return to the spotlight--based upon fan reaction--propels their reconvening to be one of the most exciting music events of 2013.