Fall Out Boy back together

Fall Out Boy in concert. From left to right: Joe Trohman, Peter Wentz, Patrick Stump.

Photo taken by Joel Telling/Creative Commons.

Fall Out Boy in concert. From left to right: Joe Trohman, Peter Wentz, Patrick Stump.


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Three long years have passed for Fall Out Boy fans. Last Monday was the end of what seemed to be an infinite hiatus.

Fans haven’t heard anything from the group since 2009 when Fall Out Boy announced their break, shortly after the release of their fifth studio album, “Folie A Deux”.

Patrick Stump, lead singer of the punk rock outfit tweeted early on Monday morning, a link to the Fall Out Boy website and nothing else. The site had a music video of their new single “My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light Em Up)” and announcements for their upcoming album and accompanying tour.

The band refuted reunion rumors to the very last moment. Pete Wentz, bassist and back up vocalist, told the Chicago Tribune only 48 hours before the big reveal, “Don’t hold your breath that it’s happening.” He tweeted immediately after the release, “You can take a breath now.”

Without the responsibly of Fall Out Boy, members began to pursue their individual musical interests. Stump released his solo album “Soul Punk” in 2011 in which he explored his interests in R&B. Wentz went on to make ska/electropop enthused music as DJ duo Black Cards and also began writing for a book now entitled “Gray”. Members Joe Trohman, lead guitarist, and drummer Andy Hurley used the time to create the heavy metal band The Damned Things who released their debut album “Ironiclast” in 2010.

Now that Fall Out Boy’s focus is back onto their most popular endeavor, the band’s sixth studio album “Save Rock And Roll” is scheduled to hit stores on April 15 and 16. A tour has also been kicked off with the first show in their hometown of Chicago on the day of the announcement. They are following up with shows in New York and LA within the following week. Dates for a summer North American tour were also listed and the tickets go on sale this Friday and Saturday. The band is scheduled to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Feb. 13.

With their single quickly climbing to the top of the iTunes chart within hours of its release and their shows selling out at an accelerated pace, Fall Out Boy is being thrown back to the heights of their fame faster than anyone could have anticipated.

This article has been update to reflect newly development information in regards to the release date of their next album. 2/15/2013 5:08 p.m.