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Fall Out Boy Is Back

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Millersville chapter.


Fall Out Boy is back, and they’re on fire! After a hiatus, the band is back with vengeance with their new single “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light ‘Em Up)”

On November 20th, 2009, the band made an announcement that they would be going on an indefinite hiatus. When I heard the news, I was depressed. They were one of the bands I consistently listened to, even though they changed their sound every once in a while with each album. I remember singing along to “Dance, Dance” and “Thanks for the Memories.”  When the band broke up, those things really were memories.

So, why did they break up anyway? Well, all of the members wanted to pursue their own careers. The guitarist, Joe Trohman, and the drummer, Andy Hurley, formed a heavy metal super group with members from another band. The bass guitarist, Pete Wentz, formed an electropop band with another singer. And the lead singer, Patrick Stump, released his own album. I was actually quite fond of it; I listened to a lot of his songs on repeat in the beginning on my senior year in high school. These projects weren’t very successful.

The members were still friends. It’s not like there was an epic argument with a drunken fist fight late at night in a bar that made the whole band break up. They just wanted to try something new and concentrate on that. After the multiple failures of new music launches, the band decided to get back into the studio.

On February 4th, 2013, Fall Out Boy officially announced they we’re getting back together. No more hiatus! To celebrate the reunion, the band lit up all their past records in a bonfire. Why burn your own records? I don’t know. But it must have meant something special because they went to the original location of 1979’s Disco Demolition Night in their hometown of Chicago.  The band announced both a new album and a tour. The album, titled Save Rock and Roll, is expected to be released on May 7th, the 10th anniversary of their first album release. The tour, also titled Save Rock and Roll, will kick off in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 14th.

The tour will span across the entire United States and will hold concerts in Japan and the United Kingdom. The newly announced tour has already sold out. As stated by a friend on Facebook “The Fall Out Boy tickets were sold out in 10 seconds”! Wow, that really says something. If you still have a small ray of hope to score tickets, here are a few of the concert dates that are local:

5/17 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion

5/21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

5/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

5/31 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

*To see the full concert list, go to http://www.falloutboyrock.com/

So my review of the new song? I LOVE IT! I’ve listened to it so many times on repeat, I can’t even count. A few days later, I got so excited when I heard the song for the first time in the shower. Yeah, I’m that person who gets excited when a new song is on the radio. Below I’ve included a link to the new song which also serves as the music video. The video is real bad-ass. It features rapper 2-Chainz and a few girls burning various instruments and Fall Out Boy records in a bon-fire. Added bonus: a flame thrower is in the video! The video is eerily similar to what the band did when they announced their reunion. Hmmm, was it a promotion strategy?

Want to hear the new song? Go here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkIWmsP3c_s