After releasing two tracks — “Champion” and “Young and Menace” — to mild fanfare, Fall Out Boy is pushing back the release date of the album, M A N I A.
Originally slated for a September 15 debut, the boys will use the next few months to iron out the recordings, with the EDM-driven “Young and Menace” proving to be a bigger departure from their signature style than anticipated.
According to a Twitter post issued by vocalist-guitarist Patrick Stump, Fall Out Boy’s seventh studio album will now make its big debut next year, on January 19. “The album just isn’t ready, and it felt very rushed,” he told his fans. “I’m never going to put a record out I genuinely don’t believe is as strong or valid as the one that came before it.”
As the post explains, the members discussed the issue and collectively decided to push back “M A N I A”’s release date.
“…The truth is, we just want the record to be better than we can make it in the next couple weeks and it will require a little more time,” Stump continued.
Fans will be happy to hear that the album’s new release date will not affect the band’s upcoming fall tour, which will go ahead as planned. It is set to kick off on October 20 in Cleveland, Ohio.
The band will tour North America through to mid-November. The boys are set to tour Australia and New Zealand in February and March of next year.