Despite their best efforts to eliminate the rumors that they were going to reunite, Fall Out Boy has in fact come back together for more musical endeavors.
The band announced on Monday morning that they were making a comeback with a new album titled “Save Rock and Roll.” The full album is set to be released on May 7 and is available for presale on their website now.
Along with the new album also comes a tour. FOB has also released tour dates beginning May 14 in Milwaukee. The tour does include a stop in Phoenix at Marquee Theatre on June 11, but sadly, no stop in Tucson. Tickets for the tour go on sale Feb. 8 and 9.
A single from their new album has been put out to reignite the flame in the love for FOB. The song, titled “My Songs Know What you Did in the Dark (Light Em Up),” is already number two on the iTunes top charts as of today. It is currently only topped by Macklemore’s song, “Thrift Shop.” (Which quite honestly has been overplayed about two months too long if you ask me.)
Several comments and tweets band members made denying an upcoming reconciliation over the past three years the band has been on hiatus made hopeful fans crushed.
The rumors for their reunion began on Jan. 25 when PropertyofZack leaked the information. More suspicion began to spiral when a DirectTV listing showed FOB performing on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Feb. 13.
Guitarist Joseph Trohman tweeted this on Jan. 25, denying the rumors that were spiraling around the Internet:
The rumors are still untrue, unreal & totally outta this world! *shreds gnar, does surf's up hand signal*. Seriously, it's not going down.
— Joseph Trojamun(@trohman) January 25, 2013
Bassist Pete Wentz also denied the rumors that the group would be coming together in an interview he did with the Chicago Tribune. When asked about the reunion in the article, Wentz said:
“I’d say…don’t hold your breath that it’s happening.”
Luckily for the FOB fans of the world, the time has finally come for these rumors to become reality. The band released this statement on their website about their reunion:
“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...”