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Never Trust A Band: FALL OUT BOY are Liars…

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As someone that has worked in the music business off-and-on for over two decades, please listen to me: NEVER TRUST A BAND. They flip-flop (I’m looking at Rob Zombie on this one). They offer vague responses (I’m looking at my favorite band of all-time, FAITH NO MORE on this one). And in some cases, they flat-out lie. Example? Local boys to these parts (that’s near Rock Father HQ here in Illinois), FALL OUT BOY are back. Yes, it’s 100% official… just 48 hours after bassist Pete Wentz told the Chicago Tribune “don’t hold your breath that it’s happening.”

fobsingleGuitarist Joe Trohman also denied the news on Twitter last month after a website broke the “exclusive news” that the FALL OUT BOY reunion was happening. It’s the type of back-and-forth that drives writers, journalists, bloggers, and fans absolutely bonkers. But you know what? FALL OUT BOY did something that few can claim these days: They wrote and recorded a new album (SAVE ROCK AND ROLL, due May 7) without the news leaking until recently. The new single hit iTunes this morning (get it right here!) and the video for “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em’ Up)” can be seen below…

My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light Em Up) - Single - Fall Out Boy

I have many FALL OUT BOY stories from my days running the Gurnee Mills Sam Goody back in the day… including around the release of their first full-length album, TAKE THIS TO YOUR GRAVE… which was released on May 6, 2003 – yes, 10 years ago.

The band has also posted Tour Dates, starting with some special shows:
2/4 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean (On Sale 9am CST)
2/5 New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall (On Sale 10am EST)
2/7 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy (On Sale 10am PST)
2/25 London, UK @ Underworld
2/27 Paris, FR @ Nouveau Casino
3/1 Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu
3/25 Sydney, AUS @ Metro Theatre
3/27 Melbourne, AUS @ Palace Theatre

SAVE ROCK AND ROLL TOUR on sale February 8th & 9th:
5/14/13 – Milwaukee, WI @ Rave
5/16/13 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
5/17/13 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
5/21/13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
5/22/13 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
5/24/13 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
5/25/13 – Montreal QC @ Metropolis
5/26/13 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
5/28/13 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
5/29/13 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
5/30/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
5/31/13 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
6/01/13 – Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore Charlotte
6/02/13 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
6/04/13 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
6/05/13 – Miami Beach, FL @ Fillmore
6/07/13 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
6/08/13 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
6/09/13 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre
6/11/13 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
6/13/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
6/15/13 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
6/16/13 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
6/18/13 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
6/19/13 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
6/20/13 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
6/22/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
6/23/13 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
6/25/13 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre
6/26/13 – St Paul, MN @ Myth
6/28/13 – St Louis, MO @ Pageant
6/29/13 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National
6/30/13 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium

What do YOU think of the new FALL OUT BOY jam?  

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