Green Day to embark on a ‘Hella Mega’ tour with Weezer, Fall Out Boy

The good news?

Green Day, Weezer, and Fall Out Boy ARE totally hitting the road together for a massive (and epic) tour.

The bad news?

The tour isn’t happening until summer 2020.

Cue the groans of fans across the world.

On Tuesday (Sept. 10), the California punkers finally confirmed what fans have been speculating for a week or so. Dubbed the “Hella Mega” tour (a worthy name, if we say so ourselves), the upcoming trek will find Green Day, Weezer, and Fall Out Boy sharing the mantle of headliners while the Interrupters will play the role of supporting act throughout the long journey.

The lengthy outing will include shows in the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States, and Canada during the summer months of 2020.

“It’s kind of a Green Day idea. And we talked about how we weren’t really wanting to do stadiums and do something that was like [a] throwback to Monsters of Rock Tour. There was, of course, Fall Out Boy and Weezer and now we’re stoked,” Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong tells Zane Lowe on his Apple Beats 1 show.

Tickets for the “Hella Mega Tour” go on sale next Friday, Sept. 20, at 10 a.m. local time.

Watch the ridiculously creepy announcement video for the tour here.

The “Hella Mega” tour will be in support of Green Day’s recently announced new album, Father of All… (its official title is Father of All Motherfuckers). The record, their 13th full-length LP, is due out Feb. 7, 2020, via their longtime home of Reprise/Warner.

To coincide with all the announcements, the group has unleashed the album’s first single and title track “Father of All…” Listen to the new song above.

According to Armstrong, Green Day’s new album is going to be relatively short, clocking in at under 30 minutes.

“[The album] is only 26 minutes long, so it’s the shortest record we’ve made, I think since Dookie or Insomnia,” the frontman told Lowe.

“I realized I hate long songs.”

Father of All… is the follow-up to 2016’s Revolution Radio.

Later this month, the trio will release their new graphic novel Last of the American Girls (yes, it’s named after a track from their eighth studio album, 21st Century Breakdown). The book is due out Oct. 29 through Dey Street Books.

Like Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy have some new tunes on the way. Weezer is set to drop their 14th studio album Van Weezer in May 2020 while Fall Out Boy will release a complication album titled Greatest Hits: Believers Never Die – Volume Two in November.

THE HELLA MEGA SUMMER 2020 TOUR feat. GREEN DAY, WEEZER, AND FALL OUT BOY

June 13, 2020 – Paris, France @ La Defense Arena
June 14 – Groningen, Netherlands @ Stadspark
June 17 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Sportpaleis
June 21 – Vienna, Austria @ Ernst Happel Stadium
June 24 – Glasgow, Scotland @ Bellahouston Park
June 26 – London, England @ London Stadium
June 27 – Huddersfield, England @ The John Smith’s Stadium
June 29 – Dublin, Ireland @ RDS Arena
July 17 – Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park
July 21 – San Francisco, CA @ Oracle Park
July 24 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park
July 25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium
July 28 – Commerce City, CO @ DICK’s Sporting Goods Park
July 31 – Arlington, TX @ Globe Life Field
Aug. 1 – Houston, TX @ Minute Maid Park
Aug. 5 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
Aug. 6 – Jacksonville, FL @ TIAA Bank Field
Aug. 8 – Atlanta, GA @ SunTrust Park
Aug. 11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field
Aug. 13 – Chicago IL @ Wrigley Field
Aug. 15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PNC Park
Aug. 16 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
Aug. 19 – Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
Aug. 21 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park
Aug. 22 – New York, NY @ Citi Field
Aug. 24 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
Aug. 27 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
Aug. 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park

Listen: Weezer release new song from Patrick Stump-composed soundtrack

Weezer may have spent most of the summer playing their epic cover of Toto’s “Africa” around the country, but now the group is giving fans something new and original for the fall months. On Thursday (Sept. 20), the California-founded band unleashed a new, synth-pop tinged song titled “California Snow.” Though the new track may seem like a nice surprise single from the group who just recently took the stage at Riot Fest, the track was actually put together for an upcoming new film.

“California Snow” will reportedly be featured on the soundtrack for Spell, a thriller released by Crush Pictures, a division of the band’s management firm. The score for the forthcoming record was written and composed by Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump. As if having a song on the soundtrack wasn’t enough, it looks like Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo will even have a cameo in the film.

According to a post on the band’s official Twitter account, Cuomo will play a therapist who’s “ready to help you solve all your thorny problems.”

“[Rivers] lends his voice as the therapist & he’s ready to help you solve all your thorny problems. Clearly the only prescription to make anyone better is a new song,” the band’s post reads.

Listen to “California Snow” above.

Spell follows Benny (Barak Hardley), a troubled 30-something American on a surreal journey through the Icelandic wilderness following the sudden death of his fiancée.

Spell will debut on Sunday, Sept. 23, at the LA Film Festival.

Last week, Weezer made headlines when Riot Fest organizers announced that they were one of three acts slate to replace Blink-182 at the annual music festival (Taking Back Sunday and Run the Jewels were also confirmed). During their set, the quartet paid homage to Blink by performing their own version of “All the Small Things.” Watch the performance here.

Watch Patrick Stump become a power-hungry director in ‘Bishops Knife Trick’

It’s been months since anyone has really heard anything from Fall Out Boy. Between the new album, touring, and their privates lives, it’s safe to assume thing shave been crazy. Well, there’s no need to worry any longer because the quartet have returned.

On Tuesday (July 24), the Chicago-founded band unleashed the music video for their latest single, “Bishops Knife Trick.” Unlike many of their previous music videos, this one only features frontman Patrick Stump, a band of llamas, and some crew members. The five-minute clip features Stump playing the role of a power-hungry, rude, micromanaging music video director who is not impressed by the band.

If the premise of the clip sounds and looks oddly familiar, then you would be on to something; it’s a clear ode to their music video for 2007’s “Thnks Fr Th Mmrs.”

About four minutes into the clip, two of the llamas get into a massive fight and are swiftly kicked off the soundstage. Instead of calling it a day, Stump goes over to the piano and finishes the song (and then struggles to turn off the camera). For fans of the band, it’s funny to watch Stump, one of the nicest people you could possibly meet, screaming and losing his head over this llama band not listening to him.

Watch the music video for “Bishops Knife Trick” above.

“Bishops Knife Trick” is featured on Fall Out boy’s recently released record, MANIA. MANIA was released in January and swiftly earned the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart. Though the reviews were mostly mixed, MANIA went on to become Fall Out Boy’s fourth number one album.

In support of the album, Fall Out Boy previously announced plans to hit the road for a massive fall time tour. Against the Current, Every Time I Die, Gym Class Heroes, nothing,nowhere, L.I.F.T., and State Champs will all open for the four-piece during select days of the tour. The complete tour itinerary can be seen below.

MANIA 2018 NORTH AMERICAN FALL TOUR DATES:

Against The Current:

Aug. 29 – Uniondale, NY – NYCB Live, Home of The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Aug. 31 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Sept. 01 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium

Every Time I Die:

Sept. 06 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Van Andel Arena

Gym Class Heroes:

Sept. 11 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Sept. 12 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
Sept. 14 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Sept. 16 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center

nothing,nowhere.:

Sept. 21 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
Sept. 22 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Center
Sept. 23 – Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
Sept. 25 – El Paso, TX – UTEP Don Haskins Center

L.I.F.T:

Sept. 26 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Arena
Sept. 28 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sept. 30 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center

State Champs:

Oct. 02 – Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena
Oct. 05 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
Oct. 06 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
Oct. 09 – North Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
Oct. 10 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center

Opener TBA:

Sept. 02 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
Sept. 04 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Sept. 05 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
Sept. 29 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
Oct. 03 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
Oct. 07 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Fall Out Boy to headline March for Our Lives benefit concert

A month after the senseless shooting at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Fla., the students have become the vocal spokespeople for gun control and school safety. Following the shooting, the students were quick to join forces to speak out against gun violence and organize the March for Our Lives march which will take place later this month.

While the students are doing their part to speak out against the government, entertainers are doing their part to help them out. In conjunction with the flagship March for Our Lives march in Washington D.C., Fall Out Boy have announced plans to headline the Stay Amped concert the night before the protest.

On Tuesday (March 13), the Chicago-founded band, who all happen to be fathers, announced their plan to hold a benefit concert hours before all those marchers take to the streets of D.C.

“This is a time for action. We need to support the Parkland teens, and kids across the country,” Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz said in a press statement. “We have their backs, and we must demand our lawmakers do more to end this gun violence crisis.”

Joining Fall Out Boy on the bill will be G-Eazy, Bebe Rexha, Lizzo, and other unannounced surprise guests.

Proceeds from the Stay Amped benefit concert will go to two anti-gun violence organizations; Everytown for Gun Safety and Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence.

Everytown is the largest gun-violence prevention organization in the United States while Giffords was formed after former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in an attempted assassination in 2011. Since the assassination attempt, Giffords has been advocating for stricter gun laws.

“Music brings people together, fuels our energy and offers us inspiration. It’s for those reasons music played such an important role in my recovery,” Giffords said. “I’m thrilled that the night before students take to the streets to march in communities across the country, this concert will provide an opportunity for us to gather and show support for the activism of young people and to encourage them to stay loud as they demand a safer future.”

Tickets for the Stay Amped concert will go on sale beginning this Wednesday, March 14, at 10 a.m. ET on Ticketfly.

The Stay Amped benefit concert announcement comes weeks after Parkland/Coral Springs-founded band New found Glory announced plans to hold their own benefit show in Pompano Beach, Fla. in May. Last week, rock-centric music festival Fort Rock announced plans to offer 50 percent off discounts on all general admission weekend passes as long as you sign the Students Fighting Guns Since Adults Won’t petition, take a screenshot of the signed petition (or forward the confirmation email), and send it to a specific email.

Watch Fall Out Boy spoof infomercials for new music video

With a little over a week before the release of their brand new album, Fall Out Boy has given fans something to hold them over during the next few days. On Thursday (Jan. 11), the Chicago-founded band unleashed the music video for their latest single, “Wilson (Expensive Mistakes).” Staying true to their philosophy of never taking anything too seriously, the music video finds the band running their own infomercial channel where they sell a slew of old memorabilia and even themselves.

The items that the band can be found selling include, but are not limited to frontman Patrick Stump’s suit from the “Dance, Dance” music video; Stump’s hand from the “Youngblood Chronicles”; Holy Water that is priced at $899.99, but reduced to $56.99; a limited supply of Fall Out Boy fidget spinners; and Franklin the sheep from the cover of Infinity on High.

As if the random items being sold weren’t wacky enough, the infomercial also lists the guys as items that are up for sale. If you purchase Stump for the prices of $736.99, you get a free fedora. Like all infomercials, there’s a phone number given throughout the video for viewers to call and purchase an item of their choosing.

As opposed to it being a fake number, viewers can actually call the number which will direct to them to an automated voice messaging system. The voice messaging system then allows the caller to pre-order the album or even hear a funny joke. How about that for a fun spin?

Watch the music video for “Wilson (Expensive Mistakes)” above.

“Wilson (Expensive Mistakes)” will join previously released songs “The Last of the Real Ones,” “Young and Menace,” and “Champion” on MANIA. After pushing back the release date of the album, MANIA will finally see a release date of Jan. 19. Pre-orders for MANIA are currently available on the band’s website here.

Fall Out Boy celebrate Día de los Muertos in new music video

After spending the last week teasing fans about their brand new music video, Fall Out Boy has followed through and released the clip. On Wednesday (Nov. 15), the Chicago-founded band unleashed their Día de los Muertos-inspired music video for “Hold Me Tight or Don’t.”

The three-and-a-half minute clip finds the four-piece performing in the middle of a Día de los Muertos celebration. The four-piece is not only seen surrounded by beautifully dressed attendees, but also participating and interacting with the people. For those not familiar with Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), it is not the Mexican equivalent of Halloween as many believe it to be. Instead, the multi-day holiday (it takes place on Nov. 1 and 2) focuses on family and friends gathering to pray for and remember those who have died and help support their spiritual journey.

Watch Fall Out Boy’s music video for “Hold Me Tight or Don’t” above.

During a recent show in Dallas, Fall Out Boy all but confirmed the release of the Brendan Walter and Mel Soria-directed music video. The band was photographed performing on platform that was decorated as a marquee and the letters FOB at the top. On the marquee, the location and date was printed at the top while the date “11/15” and “HLD ME TGHT OR DNT” was printed below that.

Then, on Tuesday (Nov. 14), the band posted “On Wednesday, we’ll honor the dead. HOLD ME TIGHT OR DON’T midnight ET worldwide” confirming what fans had speculated when the image from the Dallas show was posted.

“Hold Me Tight or Don’t” will join previously released song “The Last of the Real Ones,” “Young and Menace,” and “Champion” on Fall Out Boy’s upcoming new album MANIA. Originally scheduled to be released on Sept. 15, 2017, Fall Out Boy recently confirmed that their seventh studio album will see a release date of Jan. 19, 2018. Pre-orders for MANIA are currently available on the band’s website here.

Currently, Fall Out Boy is in the middle of their “MANIA” North American tour. Tonight, the group will perform at the Viejas Arena in San Diego, California. The complete itinerary for the “MANIA” North American tour can be seen here.

Watch Fall Out Boy’s llama-centric video for ‘The Last of the Real Ones’

After breaking the news to fans that their new album will no longer see a fall 2017 release date, Fall Out Boy has decided to pay their fans back for their patience by unveiling another new song from the record. On Thursday (Sept. 14), the Chicago-founded band unleashed the music video for their new single, “The Last of the Real Ones.” The almost-four-minute clip begins with a red Ford Mustang pulling onto a dark, deserted dirt road with only the headlights illuminating the area. From the vehicle emerge two llamas (not real llamas) as they make their way to an undisclosed area nearby.

As the camera shifts, the viewer watches as the llamas light a fire on the ground before turning around to walk back to the awaiting vehicle. As the llamas return to the car, they open the trunk to reveal Fall Out Boy bassist, Pete Wentz, bounded and gagged in the trunk. Things don’t end well for the musician as the llamas take a shovel and begin to beat him with it. Check out the music video for “The Last of the Real Ones” above.

Earlier this week, the band posted a cryptic, eight-second clip on social media which left fans scratching their head momentarily. The clip featured a white card with the word MANIA printed at the top and the line “I wonder if your therapist knows everything about me?” written in the middle. As it turns out, the line is a direct lyric from the at-the-time-not-confirmed new song.

“The Last of the Real Ones” will join “Young and Menace” and current single “Champion” on Fall Out boy’s upcoming new album, MANIA. Instead of being released this Friday (Sept. 15), MANIA will now be released on Jan. 19, 2018.

In addition to the new song, the bans also announced on Twitter the official launch of their Fall Out Boy Fund. The purpose of the fund is to help out their hometown of Chicago by giving back. When tickets for the group’s upcoming “MANIA Tour” went on sale in April, the four-piece revealed that $1 from every ticket sale would go towards their fund. According to their social media page, their first mission is to provide over 20,000 elementary school kids with food education. The mission will be a joint effort between the band and Oakland food start-up, Back to the Roots. For more information about the Fall Out Boy Fund, head on over to the band’s website here.

In support of MANIA’s release, Fall Out Boy previously announced tour dates which will find the band performing across North America during the months of October and November. The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Listen to Fall Out Boy’s new tune ‘Champion’

After promising fans a brand new song off their upcoming album, Fall Out Boy has kept their promised and released their new tune. On Thursday (June 22), the Chicago-founded band released their second single off M A N I A, “Champion.” Earlier this month, bassist Pete Wentz took to Instagram to give fans a little bit of  background on the new jam. As it turns out, the tune was inspired by the 1984 fantasy-drama, “The Neverending Story.”

“I really started to think that this one really reminds me of this moment in ‘The Never-Ending Story.’ It always stuck out to me as a kid- first they’re like ‘wait you’re just a kid lol we need a warrior,'” wrote the musician on his social media page.  “Then they’re like ‘ok you’ll do I guess you’ll do’ and then ‘no one can help you and if you don’t do this our entire world dies, so no pressure.'” Listen to “Champion” here.

“Champion” will join lead single “Young and Menace” on Fall Out Boy’s upcoming seventh studio album. M A N I A is set to be released on Sept. 15 with pre-orders currently available on the band’s website here.

In support of the new album, Fall Out Boy previously announced a massive tour scheduled to take place later this year. The “M A N I A tour” will kick off on Oct. 20 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland and wrap up almost a month later on Nov. 18 at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.

Before embarking on their North American tour, Fall Out Boy has announced a special show that will be held at the House of Blues in the group’s hometown of Chicago on Sept. 16. Due to the size of the venue, the band has launched a Verified Fan registration to ensure that fans will first access to tickets. More information about that can be found on the band’s website.

In addition to the Verified Fan registration, the group has also revealed that $1 from every ticket sold will go towards the Fall Out Boy Fund. The band created the fund as a way to give back to charities in Chicago.

Fall Out Boy announces new record with new song and massive tour

Last week, Fall Out Boy began to tease that something big was on the horizon. At the time, the band had promised all would be revealed on Friday, April 28. Feeling in a giving mood, the four-piece updated fans the following day that the big reveal would be a done a day earlier. On Thursday (April 27), the Chicago-founded band kept their promise and unveiled a slew of good news.

Sending out a mass email to their legion of followers, the band unveiled that they will be releasing their seventh studio album in the fall. The new record will be titled M A N I A and is set to hit stores on Sept. 15. While they did confirm the release date, the band did slip in that more surprises will be unleashed between now and then.

In addition to announcing the new record, the group also unveiled the music video for its lead single; a track titled “Young and Menace.” Sounding very “unlike Fall Out Boy,” as many fans have pointed out, the new song does give the impression that the band is trying to expand their sounds from what we are accustomed to hearing. While the audio version of the track would have been enough, FOB unveiled the official music video to accompany the song’s debut. Watch “Young and Menace” above.

Because announcing a new record and debuting a new song wasn’t enough for Fall Out Boy, the guys also announced a massive North American tour to coincide with the album’s release. The “M A N I A Tour” will kick off on Oct. 20 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland and wrap up almost a month later on Nov. 18 at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix. Tickets will officially go on sale beginning next Friday, May 5. For those who want to get their hands on tickets first, Fall Out Boy is giving those a special opportunity to do so.

If you pre-order M A N I A before Sunday (April 30), you will be given a pre-sale code to purchase tickets and VIP packages beginning Monday (May 1) at 10 a.m. local times. As a special bonus treat, Fall Out Boy has reduced the price of their album bundles until Sunday. Then on Monday, prices will be raised. the group has also announced that  $1 from every ticket sold will go towards the Fall Out Boy Fund; a fund to give back to their hometown of Chicago. For more information about the tour or the new album, head on over to Fall Out Boy’s website while the full list of tour dates can be seen below.

M A N I A is the follow-up to the group’s lukewarm-received sixth studio album, 2015’s American Beauty/ American Psycho.

FALL OUT BOY’S M A N I A TOUR DATES:

Oct. 20 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
Oct. 21 – Saint Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
Oct. 22 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Oct. 24 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
Oct. 25 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Oct. 27 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Oct. 28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Oct. 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Nov. 2 – Fairfax, VA @ EagleBank Arena
Nov. 3 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
Nov. 4 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
Nov. 5 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
Nov. 7 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Nov. 8 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Nov. 10 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Nov. 12 – Seattle, WA @ KeyArena
Nov. 14 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
Nov. 15 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
Nov. 17 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
Nov. 18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena

Fall Out Boy give iconic ‘Ghostbusters’ song a face lift

Fall Out Boy have been a little quiet since their ‘Wintour is Coming’ tour wrapped a while back, but now, they’re back in action. On Thursday (June 23), the Chicago-based band released their contribution to the Ghostbusters soundtrack. The group joined forces with Missy Elliot to give the film’s iconic song a major face lift. Check out the Fall Out Boy/Missy Elliot version of “Ghostbusters (I’m Not Afraid)” below.

Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliot will be in good company on the upcoming soundtrack. Walk the Moon, 5 Seconds of Summer, Elle King, Wolf Alice, Pentatonix, Jeremih & G-Eazy will all contribute songs for the upcoming album. Pre-orders for the soundtrack are currently available on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play. Those who pre-order the album ahead of time will get an instant download of this track. The Ghostbusters soundtrack is set to hit store on July 15, the same exact day the film is slated to hit theaters.