Pete Wentz Says New Fall Out Boy Album Feels ‘Important’

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Fall Out Boy’s seventh studio album, MANIA, is finally here and it’s a very “important” album to the group.

After three years without a new record, the group, which is made up by Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump, Joe Trohman, and Andy Hurley, has released MANIA (it dropped today), and while there are a lot of great records to choose from, Wentz reveals there is something extra special about this one.

“For a lot of reasons, this is not a record we could have made five or 10 years ago,” Wentz told Kerrang! as a part of their cover story. “But I also think that this was one that came from a place of a lot of… I wouldn’t say tension exactly, but with having to scrap it and push it back, this was a record that feels important and it’s one we went through a lot to make.”

The band’s hard work and dedication to this album has definitely paid off now that the product is finally out there. Plus, Fall Out Boy has just announced that they are going to tour for this record, so clearly they’re proud of the record and fans are too.

“Later this year The #MANIAtour is hitting cities across America & we’re bringing @machinegunkelly along for the ride,” the band tweeted after announcing that they will be heading home — to Chicago — to perform at Wrigley Field while on tour and it’s big news.

To make this day even better, Fall Out Boy announced which guests would be joining them on the road including Machine Gun Kelly, Against the Current, Gym Class Heroes and more. To see which cities (in addition to Chicago) the band will be playing their MANIA tracks in this year, click here.

MANIA dropped today, January 19, 2018.

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