Music Matters: Fall Out Boy reunites to ‘Save Rock and Roll’
Published: Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 17:03
It is a great day for many 20-somethings when it comes to music. Destiny’s Child finally made its comeback performance during the Super Bowl halftime show, and the big announcement rock music fans, myself included, have been waiting for: Fall Out Boy finally announced its reunion.
After three years of band members doing their own thing, Fall Out Boy announced information for its new album “Save Rock and Roll.” The album is scheduled to be released May 7 alongside a full U.S. tour and a new music video for the first single “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up).” For those wondering — yes, the band is coming to Orlando.
The group will be playing at the House of Blues on June 4.
I am not going to lie: when I woke up to this great news, the 17-year-old-fangirl inside of me was very excited. There have been rumors of a Fall Out Boy reunion for some time and it is really hard to get your hopes up. I mean, I still have my hopes up for an *NSYNC reunion but I know that is not going to happen (at least not anytime soon). I remember the first time I saw Fall Out Boy at the Hard Rock Live back in 2005. It was a blast.
I understand that the members needed a break. When the band announced its hiatus in 2009, I was devastated, not to mention their solo endeavors were not much to talk about. During Fall Out Boy’s separation, guitarist Joe Trohman and drummer Andy Hurley joined and formed numerous side projects. Bass player Pete Wentz formed Black Cards and singer/guitarist Patrick Stump did his own solo music. Stump’s solo music was not bad, but I would be lying if I said all of their side projects were good.
With all this being said, I would love to hear from fellow Fall Out Boy fans. Are you planning on attending the show? Are you looking forward to the new album? Any great memories at a concert or conversation with a member of the band? For those who have not heard of Fall Out Boy, or even if you have, check out the new music video. I can’t wait to hear the band’s new music and I will be waiting right by my computer Saturday morning to buy tickets to the show.
Stephany Nagy is a weekly music blogger for the Central Florida Future and a senior journalism major at UCF. Stephany’s blog, “Music Matters,” will be updated on the Variety section’s Tumblr (varietycff.tumblr.com) and the CFF homepage (www.centralfloridafuture.com) every Wednesday.