There doesn’t seem to be any actual fallout from Fall Out Boy’s four years off.
As promised, band members Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump, Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley are back from their “indefinite hiatus,” announcing Monday that they’ll head out on a reunion tour and release their fifth studio album “Save Rock and Roll” on May 7.
“When we were kids the only thing that got us through most days was music,” FOB said in a statement. “It’s why we started Fall Out Boy in the first place.”
Kicking off the tour in their hometown Chicago on Monday night the band will continue making stops in the states with shows planned in New York on Tuesday and Los Angeles on Thursday before heading to Europe, MTV News reported.
The long awaited reunion eases the panic fans felt when the band announced their break in 2009.
After a four-year break, Fall Out Boy reunites for a tour and the release of their fifth studio album, 'Save Rock and Roll.'
“It’s weird because, if you look it up in the dictionary, ‘hiatus’ is a synonym for ‘a break,’” Wentz said in a 2009 MTV interview to clarify rumors that Fall Out Boy was done for good. “We’re on a break that doesn’t have a definite ending. There’s no ending date. I’m making a new term for it: we’re decompressing right now.”
The musicians took advantage of their time off: Stump released an R&B-influenced solo album, “Soul Punk,” in 2011, while Wentz performed several shows with Black Cards, the electropop side project he formed.
Meanwhile, Trohman and Hurley joined a hardcore supergroup, The Damned Things, that also included Anthrax’s Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano and Every Time I Die’s Josh Newton and Keith Buckley.
Fall Out Boy is reuniting in time to release a new album for the 10th anniversary of their 2003 debut, “Take This To Your Grave.”
“This isn’t a reunion because we never broke up,” the band said in Monday’s statement. “We needed to plug back in and make some music that matters to us. The future of Fall Out Boy starts now.”