Folks, rumors go around about FOB reunions on a weekly basis, they are not to be trusted. Girls on Tumblr, and trolls on Twitter know nothing. Remember that.
According to Beau Bokan of Blessthefall, however, this time it’s f’real. Here is the tweet sent by the singer this evening:
Sources have confirmed Fall Out Boy are writing a new album. You heard it here first. *screams inside*
— Beau Bokan (@beauknows) August 2, 2012
I’ve personally been putting the pieces together for a few months, so I’m thinking Mr. LIGHTS might just be correct.
It’s no secret that the solo endeavors of Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump have not gone as well as either have hoped. Patrick wrote back in February (in response to this piece) a blog detailing the lack of respect he received for the last FOB tour as well as his own solo project. He wasn’t feeling the love anymore. Pete started up Black Cards, gained 3 members, then scaled back to two. Every release has been delayed and the mixtapes didn’t go over that well. Joe and Andy each have had several projects to keep them busy in the harder punk area, but all signs have been pointing to a reunion.
In fact, there was talk of a New York reunion show that reached my ears last spring. A show promoter whispered this to me at a show and my jaw nearly dropped. Now, I’m thinking that could be happening sooner than ever. If Beau is correct, I think we can expect a Fall Out Boy Reunion (in the form of a show, multiple shows, or otherwise within the next 12 months.
I surely hope so…
We’ll keep our ears peeled. If any of you catch wind of anything, be sure to email us and let us know.
P.S. Think about how much crud Pete’s been through in the past few years. This record would rule.
UPDATE: Patrick says it’s a rumor and a rumor alone. Don’t lose hope folks, it could still be happening. Besides, he denied an album, not a tour.
@luisfuckshitup Another day, another rumor
— Patrick Stump (@PatrickStump) August 2, 2012
You’d hope a dude like
@beauknows would know better than to spread rumors. No FOB records are being written. Real source. You read it here.
— Joseph Trohman (@trohman) August 2, 2012