Fall Out Boy back to “save rock and roll”, touring Aus

It’s the news you’ve all been waiting for: After three very long (and very dark) years Fall Out Boy have returned from hiatus. Not only that, but they’ll be touring Australia in March.

The Chicago pop-punk act unexpectedly regrouped last night, dropping a new single, the Maroon 5-ish ‘My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)’ and details of a new album, the humbly titled Save Rock and Roll (out May 7). The follow-up to 2008’s Folie á Deux, it marks the 10th anniversary of the band’s seminal debut Take This To Your Grave.

Posting on their website last night, the band – Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley – were quick to point out that while they haven’t played together in five years, this wasn’t a reunion per se. “When we were kids the only thing that got us through most days was music,” the statement read. “Its (sic) 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.”

During their time apart, Patrick Stump released a solo album, guitarist Joe Trohman and drummer Andy Hurley formed a side project called The Damned Things with members of Anthrax and Every Time I Die and Pete Wenz dabbled in dubstep under the name Black Cards.

Fall Out Boy will embark on a world tour following the release of Save Rock and Roll, including dates in the US, Europe and two Australian shows: March 25 at Metro Theatre in Sydney and March 27 at the Palace Theatre in Melbourne. Watch the video for ‘My Songs’ below, which was shot in the band’s hometown of Chicago.

Fall Out Boy Australian tour dates 2013:

Monday, March 25 – Metro Theatre, Sydney

Wednesday, March 27 – Palace Theatre, Melbourne