Is Fall Out Boy a sophomore slump or comeback of the year?  With their latest album “Save Rock and Roll” debuting at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 chart and iTunes chart in Singapore, Fall Out Boy has fired up its loyal fans and proved naysayers wrong.

In 2009, the quartet took an indefinite hiatus to embark on rather diverse musical projects. Andy Hurley and Joe Trohman explored their heavy metal side with The Damned Things, Pete Wentz formed the electropop act Black Cards with singer Bebe Rexha, and Patrick Stump released his solo debut Soul Punk with the hit “Spotlight (Oh Nostalgia)”. Although it was a much-needed break for them, none of their individual projects reached the success of Fall Out Boy.

Four years later, Fall Out Boy has hit back hard with their fifth album (featuring guest appearances by Elton John, Courtney Love and Big Sean) veering towards pop rock anthems, instead of their previous punk rock songs. Although they sound noticeably different, the band has to be commended for its ability to stay relevant and still bring something new to the table. Initially, they were unsure of how long-time devotees would respond to the new album. However, the lead single “My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light Em Up)” and other infectiously catchy tunes like “Where Did The Party Go” have been well received by fans and critics alike.

With their promise to save rock and roll, Fall Out Boy is definitely the band to look out for. Be sure to catch them live when they return to Singapore!

Live! Empire presents
Fall Out Boy Live in Singapore 2013
Fort Canning Park
Tuesday, 6 August 2013
Fort Canning Park
$110 (Standard)

Tickets available at all authorised SISTIC outlets.