To backtrack, yesterday, the band unveiled the new song as a part of the gigantic Hella Mega announcement with the previously mentioned bands.
The three bands announced a massive stadium tour (after teasing it) for the summer of 2020. They all three also announced new albums and dropped new songs.
Fall Out Boy dropped “Dear Future Self (Hands Up)” featuring Wyclef Jean, their second new track this year after Lil Peep and iLoveMakonnen collab “I’ve Been Waiting.” The new track will appear on their upcoming Greatest Hits: Believers Never Die – Volume Two out Nov. 15 via Island. FOB previously released Volume One in Nov. 2009. Preorders are available here.
The band then appeared on Beats 1, where Pete Wentz revealed he bought an ice cream truck that they painted to match the single artwork for the new song.
“I bought an ice cream truck yesterday,” he said. “We’re going to drive that around and put out some Fall Out Boy ice cream. I have a guy like this, that procures the ice cream truck for me. And – Yes, that’s true. Because sometimes I feel like we’ll be talking – like me and Patrick will be talking. And it’s like, well fuck it – like we could even like do like an ice cream or something. You know? It doesn’t have to be an album. And then the next thing you know, you’re trying to buy the ice cream truck.”
He then went on to talk about how he plans on working with someone knowledgable about the food industry. This is to ensure the truck is successful and up to health codes. He also talked about how the entire ice cream truck relates to the new track.
“In relation to the song, there’s nothing sadder than when you see an ice cream that has come off the cone, and is on the ground. Like, that’s the saddest,” he said. “I want to do a whole Instagram of those. They’re really sad. There’s no tour plan. But I’m going to take it around my neighborhood, at least.”
Then, the three bands performed a pop up show in Los Angeles to celebrate the big announcement. However, before the show, Wentz parked the truck outside Whisky A Go Go on Tuesday Night to serve fans ice cream. See some of the posts below.
— Fall Out Boy (@falloutboy) September 10, 2019
— jac (@falloutboottyy) September 11, 2019
— Hella Mega Band Trash (@idkhbutimtrash) September 11, 2019
— anonymous wombat (@crystalpanics) September 10, 2019
Also, to fit with the theme, the band dropped the “Dear Future Self (Hands Up)” video that’s full of the whole band eating ice cream. It’s a bit trippy, but it’ll definitely make you want to go out for a cone.
Check out the new video down below!
As previously stated, Fall Out Boy, Green Day and Weezer just announced a massive tour. It kicks off June 13 in Paris and will run throughout Europe, the U.K. and North America with the Interrupters as support. Green Day will be prefacing the tour with solo appearances in Europe and Asia.
American Express members can purchase beginning Monday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. local time through Thursday, Sept. 19 at 10 p.m. local time. Other presale options are available here.
The general public can purchase tickets beginning Friday, Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. local time at Ticketmaster.com. VIP packages will be available next week.
What do you think of Pete Wentz buying an ice cream truck? Do you like the new Fall Out Boy video? Sound off in the comments down below!
Green Day dates:
03/08 – Singapore, SG @ Singapore Indoor StadiUM
03/11 – Bangkok, TH @ Impact Arena
03/14 – Manila, PH @ Mall of Asia Arena
03/17 – Taipei, TW @ Taipei Arena
03/20 – Hong Kong, CN @ Asia World Expo
03/22 – Seoul, KR @ Jamsil Indoor Gym
03/25 – Osaka, JP @ Intex
03/27 – Tokyo, JP @ Makuhari, Messe
03/24 – Moscow, RU V Spartak Stadium
05/27 – Helsinki, FI @ Suvilhati
05/29 – Stockholm, SE @ Tele2 Arena
05/31 – Alesund, NO @ Colorline Stadium
06/03 – Berlin, D [email protected] Wuhlheide (with Weezer)
06/10 – Milan, IT @ Ippodromo San Siro (with Weezer)
06/13 – Paris, FR @ La Defense Arena
06/14 – Groningen, NL @ Tadspark
06/17 – Antwerp, BE @ Sportpaleis
06/21 – Vienna, AT @ Ernst Happel Stadium
06/24 – Glasgow, UK @ Bellahouston Park
06/26 – London, UK @ London Stadium
06/27 – Huddersfield, UK @ The John Smith’s Stadium
06/29 – Dublin, IE @ RDS Arena
THE HELLA MEGA TOUR with Weezer and Fall Out Boy
07/17 – Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park
07/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Oracle Park
07/24 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park
07/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium
07/28 – Commerce City, CO @ DICK’s Sporting Goods Park
07/31 – Arlington, TX @ Globe Life Field
08/01 – Houston, TX @ Minute Maid Park
08/05 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
08/06 – Jacksonville, FL @ TIAA Bank Field
08/08 – Atlanta, GA @ SunTrust Park
08/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field
08/13 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
08/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PNC Park
08/16 – HERSHEY, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
08/19 – Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
08/21 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park
08/22 – New York, NY @ Citi Field
08/24 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
08/27 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
08/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park