Fall Out Boy So Much (For) Stardust
- Alternative |
- Emo |
- Pop Punk |
Release Date: March 24, 2023
Label: Fueled By Ramen
Grammy Award-nominated and multi-platinum selling rock band Fall Out Boy return with their eighth studio album, So Much (For) Stardust, the band’s first new album in more than five years.
So Much (For) Stardust marks a homecoming for Fall Out Boy on multiple fronts. The first of which found the band reuniting with renowned producer Neal Avron, whom they’ve worked with on three previous albums - From Under The Cork Tree, Infinity On High, and Folie à Deux.
On working with Avron for this record, Patrick Stump notes: “Neal not only taught us how to make records, but has a unique capacity to really take time and focus on a record. We thought it was a no-brainer to work with him again, on a record where that was very important to us, and he was gracious enough to agree to work with us.Technology has made it really easy to make records much more quickly these days. There’s nothing wrong with that, and that spontaneity can be exciting,” Stump continues. “But we wanted to get back to the way we used to work. We wanted to make a record that was really lovingly crafted and deliberate and patiently guided – like someone cooked you a delicate meal. I’m not a very proud guy, but I’m pretty proud of this record.”
Additionally, So Much (For) Stardust is released on Fueled By Ramen/Elektra, Fall Out Boy’s first album with their original label since their 2003 debut album Take This To Your Grave, which celebrates its 20th anniversary in May. “Our band has been an ongoing art project for twenty years and we know there have been many inception points along that journey,” says FOB’s Pete Wentz. “We wanted to create an album that merged those points together – something new, but carved from our foundation. Fueled By Ramen and Elektra seemed like the perfect home for this.”
Fall Out Boy have cemented their position as one of rock music’s biggest-selling bands. Their seventh studio album, M A N I A, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in January 2018 and garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Album. The record marked the band’s third consecutive and fourth overall No. 1 album respectively and featured the global smash “The Last Of The Real Ones. In 2015, Fall Out Boy released their platinum, sixth studio album American Beauty/American Psycho, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and peaked at No. 1 on iTunes in more than 22 countries upon its January 2015 release. The album’s first two singles, “Centuries” and “Uma Thurman,” have been RIAA-certified 4x and 2x platinum respectively. American Beauty/American Psycho followed the band’s gold-certified album Save Rock And Roll, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on iTunes in 27 countries upon its April 2012 release and features the hits “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” and “Alone Together.” Save Rock And Roll was the band’s second No. 1 debut. In addition, the platinum selling Infinity On High topped the chart in 2007 which followed multi-platinum breakthrough album From Under The Cork Tree, released in 2005.
In the Summer of 2021, Fall Out Boy embarked on The Hella Mega Tour alongside Green Day and Weezer, playing live in front of over one million fans on a sold-out global stadium tour and marking the first time the three bands had headed out on the road together. The U.S. leg included numerous sold out stadium gigs – including renowned venues like Chicago’s Wrigley Field, Boston’s Fenway Park and Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium. Critical and fan acclaim poured in, with USA Today hailing it “the most stacked line-up of any rock tour in 2021,” Billboard noting that each night was “serving up a buffet of hits in front of one of the largest concert crowds,” and Rolling Stone calling it “wildly entertaining.” The tour was nominated for both Major Tour of the Year and Best Rock Tour at the Pollstar Awards in 2021.