'Save Rock And Roll' will now be released in April
Fall Out Boy have announced that they will release their new album, titled ‘Save Rock And Roll’, one month earlier than planned.
The band, who reunited earlier this month, were initially due to release the album in May. However, the band have decided not to keep fans waiting and will now release the album on April 15, three weeks ahead of schedule. Releasing a statement via their official website, Fall Out Boy wrote: “So when we got this all rolling we didn’t expect it to be so crazy. But we weren’t kidding when we said we had the album done – so why wait? It means the world to us the way you have welcomed us back. Save Rock and Roll now out early, April 15/16 worldwide.”
Watch the video for the first track to be taken from it, ‘My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)’, which features the rapper 2Chainz, below.
Fall Out Boy, who were on an official hiatus, released their last album in 2008. Lead singer Patrick Stump released his solo album ‘Soul Punk’ in 2011 while bassist Pete Wentz started new band Black Cards. However, in a statement posted on their official website, the US emo group explained that they “needed to plug back in and make some music that matters”.
The statement reads: “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.”
Alongside the new single and album, Fall Out Boy also revealed a string of US tour dates. UK fans will get a chance to see the band live in February, however, when they perform live at the Underworld venue in Camden, north London on February 25.
Fall Out Boy have released five albums to date, including 2005’s ‘From Under The Cork Tree’ which featured the singles ‘Sugar, We’re Going Down’ and ‘Dance Dance’.