There doesn’t seem to be any actual fallout from Fall Out Boy’s four years off.
Fall Out Boy unveiled plans for a new album and world tour on Monday, three years after the pop punk band’s four members announced a hiatus to pursue solo projects.
“This isn’t a reunion,” the band said on its website, “because we never broke up.”
“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.”
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.
“My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)” is the Chicago group’s first new music since “Alpha Dog,” from their 2009 Greatest Hits compilation. The new tune is packed with stadium-sized theatrics and Patrick Stump’s scorching wail.
The band was always proud of their hometown, that’s why they shot the video at the site of the original Comiskey Park, the location of the infamous Disco Demolition Night in 1979.
The boys are wasting no time in celebrating their get back, with an intimate show Chicago on Monday night at Subterranean, followed by another in New York on Tuesday at Webster Hall Studio and a third in Los Angeles on Thursday at the Roxy.
Similar small venue shows will follow in London, Paris, Berlin, Sydney and Melbourn, writes MTV News.
The record also marks the 10th anniversary of the band’s debut full length, Take This to Your Grave.
It will be their first LP since 2008’s Folie á Deux. During their hiatus, the musicians have focused on solo project, reports the Rolling Stone.
Patrick Stump released his solo debut, Soul Punk, in October 2011, and Pete Wentz has kept busy with his electro pop project Black Cards.
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 soared to fame in 2005 with the album “From Under the Cork Tree.” Hit songs like “Sugar, We’re Goin Down” and “Dance, Dance” mixed energetic guitars and angst-ridden lyrics.
The group released two more albums in 2007 and 2008 but went on an indefinite hiatus in 2009.
The news of the band’s hiatus set off a wave of panic among FOB fans back in 2009.
“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 band’s members include bassist and lyricist Pete Wentz, vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, guitarist Joe Trohman and drummer Andy Hurley.