Fall Out Boy reveal new album ‘M A N I A’, video for ‘Young And Menace’ & tour dates

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Following a week of enigmatic posts and buzz across social media, multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated Chicago band Fall Out Boy dropped a new song called “Young and Menace” today, which is available NOW on all digital service providers. The band also released the song’s music video – watch here:

“Young and Menace” – written and produced by Fall Out Boy – is the first taste of new music off the band’s forthcoming seventh studio album M A  N   I    A, out September 15th 2017 on Virgin EMI UK/DCD2 Records. M A  N   I    A is available for pre-order now at https://falloutboy.lnk.to/mania.

“There’s a lyric in the song, ‘trying to send the world a message, I was young and a menace,’ that reminded me of growing up in the suburbs of Chicago. I didn’t look like anyone there or feel like anyone – I felt like an outsider in my own town. It wasn’t until I discovered punk rock and that community that I realized I did fit in somewhere in this word – with the other people who didn’t fit in,” says Fall Out Boy bassist & lyricist Pete Wentz of the reasoning behind the song’s title. “It’s hard to rationalize rage – it’s hard to quantify anxiety… this song does neither. It embraces the wave of those emotions.”

Of the video, Wentz describes the protagonist’s journey to explore the world outside one she’s previously known. “The concept is the idea of a movie like Elf, where he realizes maybe he isn’t an elf after all, but ours has less comedic elements and more real world implication. She realizes that maybe she is human after all – but maybe the line between us and monsters is blurrier than we think…”

The band will embark on a 20-city US arena tour this Autumn, kicking off in Cleveland, OH on October 20th and travel through cities such as Detroit, Philadelphia, Boston, Brooklyn, Atlanta, Oakland and San Diego before concluding in Phoenix, AZ on November 18th. Special guest for the tour will be announced at a later date. In addition, $1 of every ticket of the tour will go towards the band’s newly launched Fall Out Boy Fund which will support a number of charities in the Chicago area. For more information, please visit www.falloutboy.com/tour.

M A  N   I    A is the follow-up album to the band’s platinum-certified sixth studio album American Beauty/American Psycho, which debuted at #2 on the UK Official Albums Chart and #1 on the Billboard Top 200 upon its January 2015 release. Hailing from Chicago, Grammy-nominated Fall Out Boy – Patrick Stump (vocals/guitar), Pete Wentz (bass), Joe Trohman (guitar) and Andy Hurley (drums) – has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone, Kerrang, NME and other prestigious publications. Last year they headlined Reading & Leeds, one of the UK’s biggest festivals and received rave reviews from fans and critics. They have performed on Saturday Night Live, The Today Show, America’s Got Talent, The Voice, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and many more. More information can be found at www.falloutboy.com

Pre-order M A  N   I    A: https://falloutboy.lnk.to/mania

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FALL OUT BOY – 2017

​US AUTUMN​

 TOUR

*All dates and venues subject to change

Date

City

Venue

Friday, October 20

Cleveland, OH

Quicken Loans Arena

Saturday, October 21

St. Louis, MO

Scottrade Center

Sunday, October 22

St. Paul, MN

Xcel Energy Center

Tuesday, October 24

Detroit, MI

Little Caesars Arena

Wednesday, October 25

Toronto, ON

Air Canada Centre

Friday, October 27

Boston, MA

TD Garden

Saturday, October 28

Brooklyn, NY

Barclays Center

Sunday, October 29

Philadelphia, PA

Wells Fargo Center

Thursday, November 2

Fairfax, VA

EagleBank Arena

Friday, November 3

Charlotte, NC

Spectrum Center

Saturday, November 4

Atlanta, GA

Philips Arena

Sunday, November 5

Tampa, FL

Amalie Arena

Tuesday, November 7

Houston, TX

Toyota Center

Wednesday, November 8

Dallas, TX

American Airlines Center

Friday, November 10

Denver, CO

Pepsi Center

Sunday, November 12

Seattle, WA

KeyArena

Tuesday, November 14

Oakland, CA

Oracle Arena

Wednesday, November 15

San Diego, CA

Viejas Arena

Friday, November 17

Inglewood, CA

The Forum

Saturday, November 18

Phoenix, AZ

Talking Stick Resort Arena

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