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NEW HEADING 1
Sophomore Slump or Comeback of the Year?
February 13, 2013James F Byrnes Freshman Academy
On Monday, February 4, 2013, Fall Out Boy (Patrick Stump, vocalist, guitarist, Pete Wentz, bassist, Joe Trohman, guitarist, Andy Hurley, drummer) announced that their four year hiatus had come to a close. That same night, they performed a show in Chicago, IL featuring songs from all of their previous albums. This show sold out within minutes.
On November 20, 2009, the pop-punk band, Fall Out Boy, had announced an “indefinite hiatus” only four days after releasing a compilation album, titled Believers Never Die. Previous to their hiatus, Fall Out Boy had released two small label studio albums, four studio albums on a major label, two compilation albums, one live album, three EP’s, 17 singles, 18 music videos, six soundtracks, and two tribute albums.
The band created a tumblr, fobhiatusisover.tumblr.com, and updated their website, falloutboy.com, at 9 AM, the same time that they announced their return, and the same time their new single, My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up) was released on iTunes.
Their new album, Save Rock and Roll, is scheduled to release on May 6, the tenth anniversary of their first album, Take This To Your Grave.
There had been upwards of five rumors in the past year of their possible return from credible sources, such as Keltie Coleen and Beau Bokan, all of which the band vehemently denied.
Patrick Stump and Pete Wentz, singer and bassist of Fall Out Boy, said they denied the rumors because the band never broke up; they just weren’t touring. They wanted their comeback to be a surprise.
Fall Out Boy is launching a Save Rock and Roll tour in May. They will be coming to the Fillmore in Charlotte on June 1. Tickets go on sale February 9 at 10 AM. The cost will be $35 plus $12 dollar fees for general admission. The doors open to the public at 7 PM, and the show starts at 8 PM. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com**.
Adia Fielder, an eighth grader, had this to say about Fall Out Boy’s return: “Well, first, I burst into spontaneous tears in the middle of study hall, and then I started budgeting for tickets. Overall, I was just super excited.”
Fall Out Boy has been nominated for 22 music awards and has won 16 of those. They have a worldwide fanbase, and have attempted to break the record of band touring the most continents in 2008/2009. They went to six out of seven, but were unable to go to Antarctica due to weather complications.
**Tickets are now sold out