Fall Out Boy’s Joe Trohman won’t be taking part in the band’s UK tour

Guitar tech Ben will fill in for him during the UK dates

Fall Out Boy’s Joe Trohman won’t be joining the band on their forthcoming UK tour.

The band are gearing up for a UK and European arena tour in the spring, kicking off with a date at Birmingham Arena on March 27.

Talking to the Real Life Sci-Fi podcast, Trohman explained as he and his wife are expecting their second child imminently, he won’t be joining the band on tour. The band’s guitar tech Ben will fill in for him during the UK dates. You can see the full Fall Out Boy tour dates below.

March

27 – Birmingham Arena, Birmingham
28 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
29 – Manchester Arena, Manchester
31 – The O2, London

April

3 – Zénith, Paris
4 – AFAS Live, Amsterdam
6 – Max-Schmelling-Halle, Berlin
7 – Mehr! Theater, Hamburg
8 – Zenith, Munich
10 – Mitsubishi Electric Halle, Düsseldorf
12 – Forest Nationa, Brussels

Earlier this week, Fall Out Boy announced that they are to headline and curate an anti gun violence benefit concert later this month.

The group’s show will take place at The Anthem in Washington D.C., with bassist Pete Wentz expressing his and the band’s frustration at the lack of action following the Parkland shooting in Florida last month. “This is a time for action,” says Wentz. “We need to support the Parkland teens, and kids across the country. We have their backs, and we must demand our lawmakers do more to end this gun violence crisis.”

G-Eazy and BeBe Rexha are set to perform, with appearances from the Stoneman Douglas High School survivors and other surviving victims of gun violence. Additional guest appearances are yet to be announced.