Let’s dance, dance like it is 2006. After a three and a half year hiatus, fans can finally say that Fall Out Boy is back and the band seems to be stronger than ever. Although rumors of the band’s return had been circulating, the pop-punk rockers denied any such reunion. However, on Super Bowl Sunday, the band announced that the break was over.
The Grammy-winning foursome is comprised of singer/gui- tarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, drummer Andy Hurley and guitarist Joe Trohman. The release of the band’s new single, “My Songs Know What You Did in The Dark (Light Em Up),” and accompanying music video, gained more than three million views in less than four days on YouTube. Fall Out Boy revealed the band was performing a show at the Subterranean in Chicago on its pre- miere night leaving crazy fans to fight for the few tickets that were offered at the small venue.
Fall Out Boy also announced a U.S. tour for the spring. Most of the shows sold out. I myself tried to score tickets for the New York show but with even with a presale code, the tickets were already sold out within a few hours. This month, Fall Out Boy is touring in Europe and Australia.
The band stated on its website, “When we were kids the only thing that got us through most days was music. It’s 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…”
The band’s hiatus started in 2009, 11 months after the release of the fourth album, “Folie A Deux,” which, according to many Fall Out Boy fans, was an overall flop. Weeks before this announce- ment, the Boys came out with a greatest hits album, “Believers Never Die,” in which the band released a new song entitled “From Now on We Are Enemies.”
Fans can pre-order the new album via the band’s website www.falloutboyrock.com. The album drops in April.