Or, "I Went To The Fall Out Boy Pop-up Store And Didn't Even Get A Song Written About Me".
(Pic by Pamela Littky)
Are you excited about Fall Out Boy’s new album, So Much (For) Stardust, coming out this Friday?
Well, you can have the opportunity to score an array of brand-new and exclusive merchandise, music, and more at a free pop-up store appearing for one day only at Melbourne’s Oshi Gallery in Collingwood this Sunday, 26 February.
From 12 to 5 pm, fans can celebrate all things Fall Out Boy on the weekend of their first album since 2018’s M A N I A. Sign up for the Facebook event here.
Fall Out Boy began signalling their return at the beginning of December by taking out a full-page advertisement in The Chicago Tribune newspaper, with "FOB8" - teasing their eighth album - and the phrase "if you build it, they will come" printed.
Since then, the This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race group sent out postcards to fans on their mailing list, which sent them to this URL. In a Christmas gift to fans, Fall Out Boy kept up the teasing with a claymation celebration by Mr Oz - known for his work in Marvel’s Venomverse.
Never miss a story! Subscribe to our newsletter
In mid-January, Fall Out Boy announced the release date of their eighth album, So Much (For) Stardust, the arrival of a new single, Love From The Other Side and the announcement that they re-signed with Fueled By Ramen/Elektra.
Love From The Other Side found Fall Out Boy fully embracing rock music again. There are energetic guitars, drums, bass, and fully-charged vocals from Patrick Stump. The good news is that it doesn't feel watered-down or phoned in; it's a genuinely exciting rock song from the American band in 2023.
A week later, they released a second single; Heartbreak Feels So Good.
So Much (For) Stardust was produced by Neal Avron, who the band worked with on the beloved holy trinity of 2000s-emo: From Under The Cork Tree, Infinity On High, and Folie à Deux.
The new album will be distributed internationally by Fueled By Ramen/Elektra and by Warner Records in Australia. Their reunion with Fueled By Ramen/Elektra arrives 20 years after the band were connected with the label and released their 2003 debut album, Take This To Your Grave.
Pre-order your copy of So Much (For) Stardust here.