After a three-year break, the emo-punk group return with a new album and tour

By Kevin O'Donnell
Updated February 04, 2013 09:25 AM
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What fallout?

After a three-year break, during which time it wasn’t clear whether they had officially split up, Fall Out Boy announced they’re getting the band back together.

A press release Monday said, “‘My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)’ is the first single from Fall Out Boy’s new album, Save Rock and Roll, which will be released globally on May 6/7, 2013, the 10th anniversary of Fall Out Boy’s first full-length studio album in 2003, Take This To Your Grave.”

The release also states: “In conjunction with today s news, Fall Out Boy will play three intimate one-night-only club dates for their fans this week, starting tonight in Chicago (Subterranean), tomorrow night in New York City (Webster Hall Studio), and Los Angeles (Roxy) on Thursday night (Feb. 7). The Save Rock and Roll tour kicks off May 14 in Milwaukee, Wis., at the Rave (tour dates to follow).”

In a statement, the group said: “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 ….”

In 2010, Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump revealed they were taking a break from their band – thought it didn’t seem to be an official split at first.

“As far as I know, Fall Out boy is on break,” Wentz said at the time. He later Tweeted, “A hiatus is forever until you get lonely or old, [and] I don’t plan on either.”

Singer-guitarist Patrick Stump, meanwhile, said he had left the group and wouldn’t get back with his crew unless something changed in “my head or my heart – not my wallet.”

Even without the band, life has been good for Patrick Stump. Last October, he married longtime girlfriend Elisa Yao in Chicago. Wentz, meanwhile, split up with wife Ashlee Simpson and has recently moved on with girlfriend Meagan Camper.