LOS ANGELES Feb 4 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
"This isn't a reunion," the band said on its website,
"because we never broke up."
The new album, "Save Rock and Roll," will be available
worldwide on May 6-7. A tour kicks off Monday night in Chicago.
A new song, "My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light
Em Up)," is available on iTunes.
"When we were kids the only thing that got us through most
days was music," the band's website statement said. "We needed
to plug back in and make some music that matters to us. The
future of Fall Out Boy starts now."
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 band's members include bassist and lyricist Pete Wentz,
vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, guitarist Joe Trohman and
drummer Andy Hurley.
(Reporting By Nichola Groom; Editing by Bill Trott)