A week after leading fans on a Chicago scavenger hunt, Fall Out Boy has made good on its promise of unveiling something big. Today (April 27), one of the last rock bands standing on Top 40 radio shared “Young and Menace,” the first single off a new album called M A N I A, out Sept. 15.
Yes, M A N I A — caps lock, odd spacing and all — that’s how it’s officially styled, according to a press release from the band. It’s Fall Out Boy’s seventh studio album and it’s coming out on the band’s longtime labels, Island Records and DCD2 Records. It follows 2015’s American Beauty/American Psycho, which produced the Hot 100 hits “Centuries” and “Uma Thurman.”
Watch the music video for “Young and Menace” below. On the new track, FOB pushes its usual thunderous, guitar-driven hooks aside for big breakdowns in the style of an EDM bass drop — oh, and a casual homage to Britney Spears’ “Oops I Did It Again.” After testing the waters of electro-tinged rock and flashy samples on their first two post-comeback albums, it appears Fall Out Boy version 2.0 has finally gone all in.
So what are Fall Out Boy’s chances of scoring another hit? Subscribe to Billboard’s new podcast #AlternativeFacts — we’re going live with a new episode today that breaks down the band’s recent success on the charts. Here’s last week’s premiere episode, all about Paramore’s return with new song “Hard Times.”
And finally, Fall Out Boy also announced fall tour dates to coincide with the new music. A pre-sale begins May 1; the general public gets access May 5. One dollar of each ticket sale will go towards the brand new Fall Out Boy Fund, which supports various charities in the Chicago area.
Find the tour dates along with the new album art below.
October 20: Cleveland, OH (Quicken Loans Arena)
October 21: St. Louis, MO (Scottrade Center)
October 22: St. Paul, MN (Xcel Energy Center)
October 24: Detroit, MI (Little Caesars Arena)
October 25: Toronto, Ontario (Air Canada Centre)
October 27: Boston, MA (TD Garden)
October 28: Brooklyn, NY (Barclays Center)
October 29: Philadelphia, PA (Wells Fargo Center)
Nov. 2: Fairfax, VA (EagleBank Arena)
Nov. 3: Charlotte, NC (Spectrum Center)
Nov. 4: Atlanta, GA (Philips Arena)
Nov. 5: Tampa, FL (Amalie Arena)
Nov. 7: Houston, TX (Toyota Center)
Nov. 8: Dallas, TX (American Airlines Center)
Nov. 10: Denver, CO (Pepsi Center)
Nov. 12: Seattle, WA (KeyArena)
Nov. 14: Oakland, CO (Oracle Arena)
Nov. 15: San Diego, CA (Viejas Arena)
Nov. 17: Inglewood, CA (The Forum)
Nov. 18: Phoenix, AZ (Talking Stick Resort Arena)