Fall Out Boy has released its first new album in five years and is following this exciting reunion in the recording studio up with Fall Out Boy tickets for a 17-date summer tour. From September 5 to September 29, 2013 the band will tour the United States, heading from coast to coast and hitting most major markets.
The album Save Rock and Roll is doing well on the charts, where it peaked at number one, and in sales. So, it is difficult to believe these 17 shows will be the only chance to listen to the single “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)” and the rest of the top 10 hits. Expect to hear more news about a far more expansive tour, perhaps one that will take them around the world or one that will match them up with a big band from these guys prime.
Fall Out Boy formed in Chicago just after the turn of the 21st century. Formed by kids who liked to navigate the hardcore punk scene in the city, they had a distinct problem: they were not hardcore enough to a real part of the scene. So, the band went to work crafting a sound many have come to love and the sound that brings thousands out with Fall Out Boy tickets to concerts and tours. Yes, the band built its success on hardcore instrumentation with pop lyrics.
This intriguing combination helped lead singer and rhythm guitarist Patrick Stump, bass guitarist and primary songwriter Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley dominate the local rock scene before catching the big break with the success of From Under the Cork Tree in 2005. This was the second album from Fall Out Boy. They had released Take This to Your Grave on the indie label Fueled by Ramen two years prior, This debut album ultimately went gold, but only because of fanfare after the group had become a success.
This success came after the songs “Sugar, We’re Goin Down” and “Dance, Dance” entered the Top 10 on the singles charts and went platinum at the very least. Suddenly Fall Our Boy was headlining tours, but they were also enduring increasingly vehement criticism. Still, the group released several more hit songs and a couple more hit albums. But, after the success of the songs “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race” and “Thnks fo th Mmrs” off Infinity on High and “I Don’t Care” off Folie a Deux, the band went on a long hiatus.
Five years after suddenly taking a break, after each band member had a chance to try a solo career or a side project, Fall Out Boy reunited. The first album from this reconvening is Save Rock and Roll. With this new album they were sure to feature the signature sound, but also took chances. For instance, the lead single “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark” the guys were embracing modern hip hop and club music. Of course, this was just a little experiment. Fall Out Boy is not going to drop its instruments and its love or irony anytime soon.