A day after announcing the end of a three-year hiatus, Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz called the group's "Save Rock and Roll" the "best album we've ever made."
The pop-punk quartet unveiled its plan to save the world's rock music Monday, announcing the new album and a world-wide tour, which kicked off Monday in Chicago, reports Reuters.
"This isn't a reunion because we never broke up," the band posted on its website. "We needed to plug back in and make some music that matters to us."
Wentz took to the Internet Tuesday, saying the "Save Rock and Roll" doesn't sound like any other Fall Out Boy record, but it "sounds exactly like fall out boy in 2013."
He and frontman Patrick Stump had gotten together 9 or 10 months ago, Wentz said, but it wasn't until recently that the group put together something they really liked.
"When we got together more recently we felt like we had written a few of the most compelling and heartfelt songs fall out boy has ever written," Wentz said in a Q&A on his website.
"Save Rock and Roll" drops on May 7, though you can buy the group's first single "My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light Em Up)" on iTunes.
Here's the "Save Rock and Roll Tour" dates:
- May 14: Milwaukee (Rave)
- May 15: Chicago (Riviera Theatre)
- May 17: Columbus, Ohio (LC Pavillion)
- May 21: Pittsburgh (Stage AE)
- May 22: Detroit (The Fillmore)
- May 24: Toronto (Sound Academy)
- May 25: Montreal (Metropolis)
- May 26: Boston (House of Blues)
- May 28: Niagara Falls, N.Y. (Rapid Theater)
- May 29: New York City (Terminal 5)
- May 30: Philadelphia (Electric Factory)
- May 31: Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
- June 1: Charlotte, N.C. (Fillmore)
- June 2: Atlanta (Tabernacle)
- June 4: Orlando (House of Blues)
- June 5: Miami (Fillmore)
- June 7: Houston (Bayou Music Center)
- June 8: Dallas (Palladium)
- June 9: Austin (Stubb's)
- June 11: Phoenix (Marquee)
- June 13: Los Angeles (Wiltern)
- June 15: Las Vegas (House of Blues)
- June 16: San Francisco (The Fox Theater)
- June 18: Portland, Ore. (Roseland)
- June 19: Seattle (Sodo)
- June 20: Vancouver (Commodore Ballroom)
- June 22: Salt Lake City (In the Venue)
- June 23: Denver (Ogden)
- June 25: Kansas City, Mo. (Uptown Theatre)
- June 26: Minneapolis (Myth)
- June 28: St. Louis (The Pageant)
- June 29: Indianapolis (Egyptian Room)
- June 30: Nashville (Ryman Auditorium)