Fall Out Boy End Hiatus, ‘Save the Rock and Roll’ Tour Starts May 14

Fall Out Boy is back with a new album and a new tour, and the group is not being humble about their return.

Both the album and the tour are called “Save Rock and Roll.” The tour kicks off May 14 at the Rave in Milwaukee, and the band is scheduled to stay on the road in North America until a show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on June 30. The group will also make a stop its hometown of Chicago before heading on to Toronto, Montreal, New York, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Las Vegas, Seattle, Vancouver, Denver and St. Louis among others.

Following those dates, the band will play the Reading and Leeds festivals in the UK on August 23 and August 25.

“When we were kids the only thing that got us through most days was music,” the group wrote on its website. “It’s why we started Fall Out Boy in the first place. This isn’t a reunion because we never broke up. We needed to plug back in and make some music that matters to us. The future of Fall Out Boy starts now. Save rock and roll…”

The band got things started with a show at the relatively intimate Subterranean Club in Chicago last night, February 4. The group also will play small shows in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Berlin, Sydney and Melbourne over the next two months before they embark on the extensive tour.

“I told you we were gonna come back!” said singer Patrick Stump from the stage at the Chicago show, according to Rolling Stone. “Why didn’t you believe me?”

The group also released a new song onto iTunes called “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up).”

The band went on an indefinite hiatus in 2009 as the members focused on side projects.