Exclusive: Pete Wentz And Patrick Stump On What's Next For Fall Out Boy

Are Fall Out Boy working on a follow-up to 2018's M A N I A anytime soon? We ask Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump…

Exclusive: Pete Wentz And Patrick Stump On What's Next For Fall Out Boy
Jonathan Weiner

Ahead of the release of Fall Out Boy's new greatest hits album – Believers Never Die: Volume Two – on November 15, Kerrang! have welcomed the pop-rock titans to the cover of the magazine once more for an epic, extensive chat about the entirety of their post-hiatus life.

As well as delving into music from 2013's Save Rock And Roll, 2015's American Beauty/American Psycho and last year's M A N I A, we also decided to ask the band what else was to come in regards to future material – and both Patrick Stump and Pete Wentz had plenty to say.

“We’ve had a lot of talks," revealed Patrick. "There’s two schools of thought. One is that you have a record cycle, you put out records and then you go on tour and blah, blah, blah. That’s a very ‘business’ thing. And there’s the other school, which is you wait to be inspired, you experiment, and you discover. I feel like at this point we have the luxury of choosing, and I’m personally choosing to be inspired. Look, I flat out don’t want to be in my 70s, on a bus playing stadiums – I don’t want to be The Rolling Stones. But if Pete has lyrics that are that compelling, I will. That’s exactly what the interplay is. At this point, I’m kind of waiting around for those kind of songs. And we have the bubblings of them…”

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“Really?" replied Pete. "I don’t I want to say we have the bubblings of anything, because I don’t think there are. If there are bubblings, they are known only to Patrick!”

“I mean, they could be many, many years off – I don’t know," Patrick answered. "I really don’t know what it’s going to take, but I do know that the next record we put out, or whatever we do next, it’s going to be something that we really care about. And it’s something that we’re going to spend a lot of time on.”

Pick up the new issue of Kerrang!, on sale now, to read the full interview.

One thing that is for certain is that we'll get to see Fall Out Boy live next year as part of the Hella Mega Tour with Green Day and Weezer. Tickets are on sale now.

Catch them at the following:

June 2020

13 Paris, France, La Defense Arena,
14 Groningen, Netherlands, Stadspark
17 Antwerp, Belgium, Sportspaleis
21 Vienna, Austria, Ernst Happel Stadium
24 Glasgow, UK, Bellahouston Park
26 London, UK, London Stadium
27 Huddersfield, UK, The John Smith’s Stadium
29 Dublin, Ireland, RDS Arena

July 2020

17 Seattle, WA, T-Mobile Park
21 San Francisco, CA, Oracle Park
24 San Diego, CA, Petco Park
25 Los Angeles, CA, Dodger Stadium
28 Commerce City, CO, DICK’s Sporting Goods Park
31 Arlington, TX, Globe Life Field

August 2020

1 Houston, TX Minute Maid Park
5 Miami, FL Hard Rock Stadium
6 Jacksonville, FL TIAA Bank Field
8 Atlanta, GA SunTrust Park
11 Minneapolis, MN Target Field
13 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field
15 Pittsburgh, PA PNC Park
16 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
19 Detroit, MI Comerica Park
21 Washington, DC Nationals Park
22 New York, NY Citi Field
24 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
27 Boston, MA Fenway Park
29 Philadelphia, PA Citizens Bank Park

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