Straight from Chicago, Island recording group Fall Out Boy – named one of the “10 Artists To Watch” by Rolling Stone – has completed work on its hotly anticipated major label debut album From Under The Cork Tree, already tipped off as one of the “Most Anticipated Releases of 2005” by Alternative Press (AP) in its annual “Most Anticipated” issue (January). MTV also picked them as one of the bands to watch in 2005.
From Under The Cork Tree, produced by Neal Avron (New Found Glory, Everclear, Yellowcard), is set for release May 3rd. The first single is “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down,” which impacts radio in April.
The upcoming release follows the band’s 2003’s cd Take This To Your Grave released on Fueled By Ramen. The album has sold over 200,000 copies to date and yielded back-to-back #1’s on FUSE’s Ovenfresh, “Dead On Arrival” and “Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy.”
From Under The Cork Tree will be released as Fall Out Boy wrap up headlining duties on the “Fueled By Ramen & Friends” Tour with Gym Class Heroes and The Academy Is… The 7-week, 38-city marathon cross-country tour schedule will also feature Midtown and Silverstein on select dates (please see itinerary below). For Fall Out Boy, the “FBR” tour comes on the heels of a sold out U.K. tour, opening February 19th at the Cockpit in Leeds, and concluding February 26th at Charlotte in Leicester. Following their U.S. headline tour and album release, Fall Out Boy will be joining the punk rock elite on the main stage of the 2005 Vans Warped Tour.
Meanwhile, Take This To Your Grave has become an industry phenom over the past two years, holding the #1 spot on the influential AP Reader’s Chart for months. The magazine went on to vote Fall Out Boy the #2 most under-rated band of 2003, and one of “100 Bands You Need To Know For 2004,” before putting them on the cover of last August’s issue.
Fall Out Boy has taken their “thoughtful, andrenalized punk rock…(Rolling Stone)” on the road logging over 550 tour dates in two years. The band has established an incredibly dedicated fan base touring with top acts such as Taking Back Sunday, Blink 182, Yellowcard, Less Than Jake and many others. In addition, their impressive sales figures and press buzz will help catapult Fall Out Boy to the next level with From Under The Cork Tree. States the New York Daily News, “This Boy is voted most likely to succeed.”
“FUELED BY RAMEN & FRIENDS” TOUR STARRING FALL OUT BOY
With Gym Class Heroes, The Academy Is…
(…plus at different times, Midtown And Silverstein)
April 5 Minneapolis, MN The Quest
April 6 Des Moines, IA Skate North
April 7 Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Club (The Rave)
April 8 Urbana, IL The Canopy
April 9 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
April 10 Wilmington, DE Kahuna Concert Hall
April 12 Norfolk, VA The Norva
April 13 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
April 14 Jacksonville Beach, FL Freebird Caf
April 15 Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Factory
April 16 Orlando, FL House of Blues
April 17 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
April 19 Nashville, TN Rocketown
April 20 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
April 21 Reading, PA The Silo
April 22 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
April 23 Lewisburg, PA Uptown Nightclub
April 24 Boston, MA Avalon
April 28 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
April 29 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club
April 30 Asbury Park, NJ The Bamboozle 2005 (Mainstage)
May 1 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance