FIRST SINGLE “I DONT CARE”
FALL OUT BOY HEADLINES “ROCK THE VOTE BALLOT BASH” IN DENVER, ON FIRST NIGHT OF DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION
Fall Out Boy’s “Beat It” nominated for Best Rock Video at 25th annual MTV VMAs
(August 26, 2008 – New York, NY) Multi-platinum three-time MTV VMA-winning Island Records group Fall Out Boy have officially announced their upcoming new third Island album FOLIE A DEUX, to be released on November 4th 2008. The band told a packed audience about the release last night at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, when they headlined the “Rock the Vote Ballot Bash.” FOLIE A DEUX was produced by Neal Avron at The Pass Studios in Los Angeles. The first single will be the track “I Don’t Care.” Radio dates to be announced shortly.
For FOLIE A DEUX, Fall Out Boy spearheaded a politically charged group that unveiled cryptic “Big Brother” type messages in order to support and ignite a democratic process. Impressively, the creative album roll-out garnered over 1 Million impressions in just one week online across literally hundreds of websites such as absolutepunk.net, friendsorenemies.com, Live journal communities and many other popular music websites, including the band’s own site, www.falloutboyrock.com. “This roll-out was started to engage people and let them tell their own stories. We came up with the beginning and the end, while the rest happened organically.” says FOB bass player Pete Wentz.
Meanwhile, Fall Out Boy‘s cover of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” has been nominated for Best Rock Video at this year’s 25th annual MTV VMAs. The worldwide cablecast takes place live from Paramount Studios in Hollywood, on Sunday night, September 7th at 9:00 p.m. (Eastern).
Since their first major market headlining North American arena tour in spring 2006, Chicago’s Fall Out Boy – Patrick Stump (vocals/guitar), Pete Wentz (bass), Joe Troh man (guitar), and Andy Hurley (drums) – have appeared on the covers of Rolling Stone, Spin, Blender, and Alternative Press and have performed on NBC’s The Today Show, Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Late Night with Conan O’Brien, CBS’s The Late Show with David Letterman, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live and more.