Multi-platinum Grammy-nominated rock superstars Fall Out Boy is set to return to Australia for four mammoth shows in 2018.
FALL OUT BOY emerged as the biggest underground band in the early 2000’s with the release of their debut album, Take This To Your Grave, a seminal pop-punk classic. But it was the release of their second studio album, From Under The Cork Tree, that catapulted them to global superstardom with unprecedented fanfare. Since then, FALL OUT BOY have released six chart-topping albums, amongst a string of smash hits.
FALL OUT BOY has remained as brave and bombastic as ever to fans both new and old, selling out arenas across the globe and continually releasing genre-defining classic album after classic album. True to form, FALL OUT BOY continue to push the boundaries as they experiment with their sound on the release of their forthcoming seventh studio album, M A N I A, with frontman Patrick Stumpenthusing, “This record is most off-script we’ve gone…I want to invent something new”.
‘Young and Menace’ and its follow-up, ‘Champion’, are the first two singles off their forthcoming album which is their most adventurous and ambitious to date. The record is an ode to what the band does best – reinvent themselves. This time around FALL OUT BOY set out to unite both the personal with the political, mixing lyrics that are poignant and nostalgic with a heavy dose of cultural commentary.
‘Young and Menace’ reflects on what bassist Pete Wentz describes as “real world implication”, whilst ‘Champion’ pays homage to the rock roots of the band, as frontman Patrick Stump chants victoriously on behalf of all underdogs, “If I can live through this I can do anything”. Both singles are a taste of what’s to come, with success and critical acclaim already praising M A N I A.
“(Young and Menace is) some of the edgiest material the group has released in their decade-plus career.” – Substream Magazine
“‘Champion’ is an anthemic track that already sounds like a stadium hit.” – Billboard
FALL OUT BOY remind us why they’re one of the greatest thriving rock bands whenever they hit the stage. The volume and energy of their floor-filling, sing-a-long anthems are intensified, as the flair and theatrics of each member urge a stadium of fans to express themselves and fist pump in solidarity.
“They’ve perfected their stage presence. Guitar swings, punk jumps, mixed in with a setlist full of likeable hits’’ – Reverb
“Fall Out Boy has always shown a flair for the dramatic, and their performance last night…no exception.” – Rolling Stone
Joining FALL OUT BOY will be Brisbane’s very own vibe-punks WAAX. Following the release of their punchy five track ‘Wild & Weak’ EP earlier this year, the five-piece sold out shows across the country and have since become seasoned favourites on triple-J and radio nationwide. Helmed by the formidable and ferocious Marie DeVita, WAAX is a live force to be reckoned with.
FALL OUT BOY — Patrick Stump (vocals/guitar), Pete Wentz (bass), Joe Trohman (guitar) and Andy Hurley (drums) — have cemented their position as bona fide rock superstars and one of rock music’s biggest-selling bands. Now, FALL OUT BOY are heading back Down Under with a new album in tow and they’re ready to cause M A N I A.
FALL OUT BOY, M A N I A will be available Friday 15th September via DCD2 / Universal
Pre-Order M A N I A here
FALL OUT BOY FAN PRE-SALE BEGINS: MONDAY 17 JULY – 11AM AEST
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GENERAL PUBLIC TICKETS ON SALE: THURSDAY 20 JULY – 9AM LOCAL
WEDNESDAY 28 FEBRUARY – RIVERSTAGE, BRISBANE – Licensed All Ages
FRIDAY 2 MARCH – QUDOS BANK ARENA, SYDNEY – Licensed All Ages
SATURDAY 3 MARCH – MARGARET COURT ARENA, MELBOURNE – Licensed All Ages
MONDAY 5 MARCH *Public Holiday – RED HILL AUDITORIUM, PERTH –
Licensed All Ages
For more information: http://selecttouring.com.au/tours/fall-out-boy/
Presented by Select Touring & Blue Murder