this album is one that is particularly close to us. we recorded it in secret from the music industry, critics, and even our fans. an artists first record sounds the way it does because it is often made without expectations. this is not our first record. but because of the way we went about making this one in the shadows it is with out a doubt the first record in a new chapter of fall out boy. we made this music for ourselves and no one else at the end of the day. this is meant be played loud, with the windows down on summer nights. four friends with our backs to each other fighting in the darkness against anything and everything that is out there. we bowed our heads, took a knee and plugged back in. from the first strings to the last shouts- this is us. these incantations are meant to conjure realness, to unlock whatever the rock and roll is inside each of you- in each of us. put on your headphones, turn it up- this is what we have spent the last year and a half making. most importantly, thank you for wishing or waiting- because with out you, the most important piece, this record would never have been made. so we figured you have waited long enough… with out further ado, please listen closely:
save rock and roll out april 15th & 16th worldwide, preorder on iTunes for $7.99.
learn the songs and come sing along on the save rock and roll arena tour.
9/5 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun - (Tickets)
9/6 - Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Arena - (Tickets)
9/7 - Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center - (Tickets)
9/8 - Philadelphia, PA @ Liacouras Center - (Tickets)
9/10 - Fairfax, VA @ Patriot Center - (Tickets)
9/11 - Cleveland, OH @ Wolstein Center - (Tickets)
9/14 - Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills - (Tickets)
9/15 - Toronto, ON @ Echo Beach at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre (on sale 4/12 10am)
9/18 - Broomfield, CO @ First Bank Center - (Tickets)
9/20 - Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center - (on Sale 4/19 at 10am PST)
9/21 - San Francisco, CA @ America’s Cup Pavilion - (Tickets)
9/22 - San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center - (Tickets)
9/25 - The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - (Tickets)
9/26 - Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prarie - (Tickets)
9/28 - Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore - (Tickets)
9/29 - Tampa, FL @ USF Sun Dome - (Tickets)
World’s Most Beautiful Abandoned Places
Italian product manager and web designer Francesco Mugnai recently added a collection of images to his blog touting some of the most beautiful images of abandoned spots and modern ruins that he’d ever seen. The images Mugnai has captured come from empty castles, shuttered power plants, and dilapidated churches around the world. From a sunken yacht in Antarctica to a forever-closed amusement park in Japan, these images all make up a sort of anti-phoenix; rather than rising as new from the ashes, these husks remain preserved in decomposition, forcing viewers to confront the strange beauty of ruination.