Back in April, Fall Out Boy dropped a new, EDM-heavy track called “Young and Menace” and said its new studio album was coming in September. The song never caught on like past Fall Out Boy hits, and two months later, the band countered with “Champion,” a track much more in the vein of the 2014 smash “Centuries.”
Now, with the Sept. 15 release date of M A N I A fast approaching, Fall Out Boy has opted for a little more time to fine-tune the sound of its seventh studio album.
M A N I A (yes, that’s how they’re styling it) has been pushed back to a Jan. 19 release date, according to a Twitter post from vocalist-guitarist Patrick Stump. “The album just isn’t ready, and it felt very rushed,” he admitted. “I’m never going to put a record out I genuinely don’t believe is as strong or valid as the one that came before it and in order to do that we need a little bit more time to properly and carefully record solid performances.”
According to the post, Stump and his bandmates talked things over and came to the collective decision to push back M A N I A.
However, Fall Out Boy’s touring plans are not changing. Fall Out Boy’s previously announced fall tour is still on, and it will begin Oct. 20 in Cleveland, Ohio, as scheduled. For now, the band has North American shows planned through mid-November, along with Australia and New Zealand shows for February in March. Stump ended his letter hinting at a U.K./Europe tour.
Read the whole post below:
— Patrick Stump (@PatrickStump) August 3, 2017