As it’s become almost expected in the increasingly digital-driven music industry, Fall Out Boy has posted an online stream of each of its highly-anticipated fifth album, Save Rock and Roll, one week ahead of the album’s official release date of April 16. Click here to listen.
Tracks from the new album were posted individually on FOB’s official SoundCloud account. They confirm collaborators like Courtney Love on “Rat A Tat” and Detroit rapper Big Sean on “The Mighty Fall.” The title track even features none less than Sir Elton John. Talk about an epic comeback – no surprise considering this is Fall Out Boy’s first album of new material since 2008′s Folie Á Deux.
“Rock and roll to me represents an attitude,” bassist Pete Wentz said in an exclusive interview with Chicago radio station B96. “It represents something inside you. That’s why we got into playing music. That’s why I wanted to be in the band. So you can take it as an ironic thing or you can take it the way it is. We just wanted to do something that was fun and dangerous for us. We didn’t need to do the band again, we wanted to do it because it was fun.”
The band, already set to embark on a theater jaunt starting May 14 in Milwaukee, recently announced a fall arena tour of America. Launching on September 5 in Uncasville, CT, Fall Out Boy will hit Brooklyn’s Barclays Arena (Sept. 7) and Anaheim’s Honda Center (Sept. 20) along the way before wrapping up in Tampa, FL on September 29.
Last week, Fall Out Boy also revealed the video for second Save Rock and Roll single “The Phoenix,” in which frontman Patrick Stump is dismembered and his bandmates kidnapped.