Earlier this month, Fall Out Boy teased their fans with the #isMANIAdoneyet trending globally, before they finally confirmed a “YES” and announced the full tracklisting, see below. This week, Fall Out Boy surprise their loyal fans with a brand-new single, “HOLD ME TIGHT OR DON’T” and the news that they are returning to Europe for an arena tour, kicking off on 27th March 2018 in Birmingham and wrapping up in Brussels on 12th April.
“HOLD ME TIGHT OR DON’T” is the fourth song to drop from Fall Out Boy’s eagerly anticipated seventh studio album M A N I A which is released on January 19th 2018. “HOLD ME TIGHT OR DON’T” receives its radio premiere this afternoon on Scott Mills Radio 1 show, and Pete Wentz will call into the show from California where they are in the midst of their M A N I A North American tour.
The video, directed by Brendan Walter and Mel Soria, also premieres today and can be viewed now on YouTube and Vevo. It’s a love story embedded in a colourful and vibrant celebration of Dia de los Muertos. “HOLD ME TIGHT OR DON’T” is the fourth glimpse inside M A N I A, coming on the heels of global streaming hit The Last Of The Real Ones which dropped in September. The album can be pre-ordered now from https://falloutboy.lnk.to/mania. Fall Out Boy have also announced the tracklisting for the album:
1. Young & Menace
3. Stay Frosty Royal Milk Tea
4. HOLD ME TIGHT OR DON’T
5. Last of the Real Ones
6. Wilson (Expensive Mistakes)
8. Heavens Gate
9. Sunshine Riptide (feat. Burna Boy)
10. Bishops Knife Trick
Also today, Fall Out Boy have announced the European leg of their M A N I A tour. The Fall Out Boy album pre-order starts on 22nd November at 9am, the artist mailing list presale opens on 23rd November at 9am and then the general on sale is from 9am on 24th November. Tickets can be purchased from www.falloutboy.com/tour. The tour includes 4 dates in the UK, including The O2 in London on the 31st March 2018.
Ahead of the tour, Fall Out Boy visit Europe for three very special, intimate shows. The dates sold out in seconds and will see the four-piece visit Stockholm, Berlin and London. In the UK, they will get up close and personal with their lucky fans at Electric Brixton.
Full European tour dates (* M A N I A European tour):
8th January – Berlin Lido
10th January – Stockholm Debaser
11th January – London Electric Brixton
27th March – Birmingham Arena*
28th March – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena*
29th March – Manchester Arena*
31st March – London The O2*
3rd April – Paris Zénith*
4th April – Amsterdam AFAS Live*
6th April – Berlin Max-Schmelling-Halle*
7th April – Hamburg Mehr! Theater*
8th April – Munich Zenith*
10th April – Düsseldorf Mitsubishi Electric Halle*
12th April – Brussels Forest National*
Fall Out Boy are Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley. The Grammy-nominated four-piece hail from Chicago and are one of the world’s most successful rock bands. M A N I A is the follow up to the band’s platinum-certified sixth album American Beauty / American Psycho which debuted at #2 on the UK Official Albums Chart and #1 on the Billboard Top 200 upon its January 2015 release.