Save Rock and Roll

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Save Rock and Roll
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 15, 2013 (United Kingdom)
Recorded2012; Los Angeles, California
GenreAlternative rock, pop rock, synthrock
Length41:37
LabelIsland
ProducerButch Walker
Fall Out Boy chronology
Folie à Deux
(2008)
Save Rock and Roll
(2013)
PAX AM Days
(2013)
Singles from Save Rock and Roll
  1. "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light 'Em Up)"
    Released: February 4, 2013
  2. "The Phoenix"
    Released: March 24, 2013
  3. "Young Volcanoes"
    Released: April 8, 2013 (via Soundcloud)
  4. "Alone Together"
    Released: May 2013

Save Rock and Roll is a studio album released by Chicago punk rock group Fall Out Boy on April 12, 2013 under Island Records in the United States. The album was produced by American singer and songwriter Butch Walker. It is the band's fifth album and first album since the release of Folie à Deux in December 2008. The band went on an indefinite hiatus in late 2009, parting ways to endure in solo projects and super groups. In 2013, the band returned with the first single "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light 'Em Up)", released on February 4, 2013, accompanied with a music video, peaking at number-twenty six on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The video featured rapper 2 Chainz. The band announced the Save Rock and Roll tour in May through June in support of the album. This fall, the band is set to go on their comeback Save Rock and Roll Fall Arena Tour in September with pop punk band Panic! at the Disco and rapper Big Sean.

On March 24, 2013, the band released the promotional single "The Phoenix", along with a music video. The song debuted and peaked at number-eighty on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. They followed it up with the release of the second promotional single, "Young Volcanoes" released on April 8, 2013, also accompanied with a music video, which premiered on April 18 on YouTube.

Background[change | change source]

In 2009, following two nationwide tours and the release of a greatest hits compilation, the members of Fall Out Boy decided to take a break. The band's decision stemmed from disillusionment with the music industry and the constant promotion of fourth record Folie à Deux. The band's, specifically bassist/lyricist Pete Wentz, every movement had become fodder for gossip in tabloids, and lead vocalist/guitarist Patrick Stump recalled that "We found ourselves running on fumes a little bit -- creatively and probably as people, too."

On February 4, 2013, the band called off the hiatus announcing a new single, new album, and a new tour.

Track listing[change | change source]

  1. "The Phoenix"
  2. "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light 'Em Up)"
  3. "Alone Together"
  4. "Where Did the Party Go"
  5. "Just One Yesterday" (featuring vocals from Foxes)
  6. "The Mighty Fall" (featuring rapper Big Sean)
  7. "Miss Missing You"
  8. "Death Valley"
  9. "Young Volcanoes"
  10. "Rat a Tat" (featuring vocals from Courtney Love)
  11. "Save Rock and Roll" (featuring vocals from Elton John)
Bonus track
  1. "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light 'Em Up)" (featuring 2 Chainz) (2 Chainz remix)

Arena tour[change | change source]

Save Rock and Roll Arena Fall Tour
Tour by Fall Out Boy
Associated albumSave Rock and Roll
Start dateSeptember 5, 2013
End dateSeptember 29, 2013
Legs1
Shows16
Fall Out Boy tour chronology
Believers Never Die Part Duex Tour
(2009)
Save Rock and Roll Arena Fall Tour
(2013)

Fall Out Boy did a concert tour in support of the album. It consisted of 16 shows in September 2013. The opening acts were Big Sean, who assists on the track "The Mighty Fall" on the album, and Panic! at the Disco.

Other websites[change | change source]

  • Garland, Emma (2009-08-20). "ATP! Album Review: Fall Out Boy - Save Rock And Roll". Alter The Press!.
  • Gil Kaufman (February 4, 2013). "Fall Out Boy Reunite, Will Save Rock And Roll In May". MTV News.
  • Kia Makarechi (April 15, 2013). "Fall Out Boy On Save Rock And Roll, Working With Elton John And Why Everything Is Different This Time Around". The Huffington Post.