Since the day Fall Out Boy announced their hiatus in 2009, rumours were already flying about a possible reunion, and only 3 weeks ago, the band confirmed; Fall Out Boy were back. With a new single (My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark) a new album announced for April 15/16, and 3 European club dates including our very own London, their incredibly loyal fan base could not believe their luck. And neither could HTS when we arrived at Camden Underworld on Monday evening, hearts pounding with anticipation, and fear that we were about to get crushed by the other 499 avid fans waiting to get into the venue. Standing in the crowd inside, you could tell it was about to get sweaty, emotional, and brutal. All ages, all genders, all “stereotypes” were present, all connected by the fact that we fucking love Fall Out Boy. Suddenly, 8:30pm was upon us, and so were FOB. Welcomed on stage by Jay Z (“Thriller”) Pete, Patrick, Andy and Joe catapult onstage to (obviously) a frenzy of screams and fists, and a surge forward. Leading into “I Slept With Someone in Fall Out Boy (etc)” and “A Little Less Sixteen Candles”, Pete announces in between that “you’ve angered our nanny, he’s on stage a lot” referring to his huge bodyguard, a reminder that this is a band who’s key member (Pete, even though we think they’re all fabulous) is still very, very famous. This may be a small show, but FOB are in no way small time.
The 22 song set never falters, including hits from Take This To Your Grave (who’s 10 year anniversary is in May) From Under The Cork Tree, and their most commercially successful album, Infinity on High. What is so important though, is the effect they still have on their fans, the caring they show, and in turn, the songs they choose to play; the ones they never play. “Some of the best times of my life have been with this band” gushes Wentz, and later gets all emosh on us with the sentiment that; “don’t let anyone tell you that one song can’t change your life because it can”. This is what separates Fall Out Boy and their fans from other fan bases, the connection between them, even after 4 years. You Me At Six are spotted on the balcony, proving further just how important this reunion show is to EVERYONE. The 2 hours fly by, the jumping and most pits climax, and 21 songs later, we’re reaching the end of the encore, and “Saturday”, and this reviewer crowd surfs to the front (about 4 rows, I like a good view), ruins her knee on landing, and when being guided back into the crowd, high fives Pete Wentz on her way past, who has a huge grin on his face. The hiatus was clearly a dark time for all four guys, and we’re so happy that “the break’s over”…
(Would have been 5 stars but the pole in the middle of the floor in Camden Underworld is a BITCH and that annoyed us thoroughly, soz.)
Today 49 new bands were announced for Download Festival 2013! With overseas acts added as well as home grown talent, this is definitely the announcement we’ve been waiting for. Full list below.
- Papa Roach
- Rise To Remain
- Gogol Bordello
- Escape The Fate
- Blitz Kids
- Uriah Heep
- Dir En Grey
- After The Burial
- The Ghost Inside
- Blacklist Royals
- Red Fang
- Naked Flame
- The Algorithm
- Sacred Mother Tongue
- Bury Tomorrow
- Cancer Bats
- Brutality Will Prevail
- Emperor Chung
- Sonic Boom Six
- States of Panic
- Bleed From Within
- Hill Valley High
- Astroid Boys
- I Divide
- Rat Attack
- Hang The Bastard
- Heart of a Coward
- Glamour of the Kill
- Silent Screams
- The First
- Uncle Acid and the Dead Beats
Slam Dunk fever has taken over, as we prepare for the first event of the festival season! SD has spread it’s wings this year with not only North (Leeds) and South (Hatfield) but also Glasgow, Cardiff and Midlands (Wolverhampton).
There have been a few announcements already, not exactly culminating in excitement from Slam Dunk fans, but we have news for you. It’s about to get a whoooole lot better. We’re doing our research, and that plus a very interesting “leaked” Slam Dunk poster mean we can now predict:
- Billy Talent. There have been rumours circulating on forums that they are going to “headline” (probably the second stage), and their tour schedule does work around this, with a date in Luxembourg (so already in Europe) on the 8th of May, and no more dates until June 21. So they could even work in a Slam Dunk pre-tour?
- Cartel. Just released single “Uninspired” to great reviews, new album out in March, and a Q&A with fans on Absolute Punk that said they WERE coming back to the UK this year. They always go down a storm at Slam Dunk, also, we found this picture on Twitter, that even if it is photoshopped, is pretty much right.
This poster also “reveals” more bands who aren’t on the first poster. Including Cancer Bats, Twin Atlantic, Don Broco and The Xcerts. Photoshopped and fake or not, this is an accurate prediction of the kind of bands who usually DO play SD.
We aren’t saying this is real, but if it is: you heard it here first bitches.
Little is going on in Camp MCR (forgetting the Mikey Way cheating scandal) but what we do know is about as rumour-heavy as FOB’s reunion. But that did happen…
Conventional Weapons Number Five was released this week, marking the end of the “lost album” releases from 2009. So where does that leave My Chem now? With a fanbase wanting more. As usual. Also, sidenote, how do they expect to not tour CW without fan retaliation? Just sayin’. We crazy.
SO… what do we know about MCR5? There’s a tumblr/twitter rumour that it’s coming out in 2014. Wrong. They wouldn’t risk another 4 years without an album, which it would be since Danger Days came out in 2010, after Black Parade in 06.
It has to be this year guys, they were posting pics all summer of them in the studio.
Gerard Way’s interview with Kevin Smith revealed MCR5 is “dark” and they WERE going to be in costume again, and were meeting with Black Parade designer Colleen Atwood.
Now on to something you may not know…
Twitter is almost as full of MCR fans as Tumblr, but we found this lurking in the deepest recesses of Twitter, an MCR5 theory with actual evidence (credit to twitter.com/b0bbryar, ur gd girl)
The scrubs/hospital/bandages thing is VERY interesting. But is that a bit too much like the Patient/Black Parade?
Well, that’s all we have. Let’s not give up hope guise! RT/reblog/share/ETC.
Tonight at 7:35pm, Zane Lowe man announced the next 6 bands for Leeds & Reading Festivals.
1: HEADLINER: Biffy Clyro (said it was an honour to close the festival, so Sunday at Reading?)
2: MAIN STAGE: System Of A Down
3: MAIN STAGE: Bring Me The Horizon. Oli sounded really impressed on the phone to Zane…
4: MAIN STAGE: Jake Bugg
5: MAIN STAGE: Foals
6: FALL OUT BOY!
@OfficialRandL just tweeted “@OfficialRandL: Tune into @zanelowe on @BBCR1 from 7pm TONIGHT! http://t.co/6Fr53Ll8″
Rumours include Biffy Clyro & Fall Out Boy (of course)
According to PupFresh (http://bit.ly/XRzowd) FOB will be announcing their reunion at 8am CST (2pm GMT/London) today!
“There are rumblings that Fall Out Boy will make the announcement about returning from hiatus at 8AM CST on Chicago radio station, Q87.7.”
Listen to Q87.7 here: http://www.q877.com/
Since the news first broke on propertyofzack last week that there was a FOB reunion (and tour) in the works, and it had been CONFIRMED, we haven’t been able to stop ourselves constantly googling the band for more rumours.
So here’s the FULL AND LATEST roundup of what’s going on FOB-side. Including, an announcement, TODAY?!
Let’s not go into how many times a year we hear “FOB are getting back together!” from a tweet and all go mental; it’s too painful. But this time, it’s for real. I’m not just trying to convince myself, either. Zack Zarrillo broke the news first, and if you don’t believe him (which is happening…) here’s a comprehensive blog post of how he came about this news, so there.
MOVING ON. Here’s the latest compiled evidence that this is happening, and fast! (Ignore Joe Trohman)
- Fall Out Boy look set to appear on Jimmy Kimmel, Feb 13th, as guests and performers. New info from here seems to suggest they will be playing a new track, and a classic.
- Rahul Kukreja, who apparently has something to do with a Jakartan music festival called Rockaway, seems to have an in, and posted a few days ago that “Fall Out Boy are announcing something huge next week”. Hmm.
- The Chicago Tribune had a chat with Pete Wentz at his bar on Saturday and he tried to be coy. But he’s in Chicago and that’s enough right?
- FUN. did a tweet. Saying they had an announcement on Monday. About touring, presumably. Which could mean they are support. Or just a coincidence. But they are both on Fueled By Ramen!
- Brian Diaz, FOB’s guitar tech, tweeted this: “off to ORD. It’s been 3 years since we’ve all been in the same room together. Stoked to see friends”. Then tried to cover up his mistake by tweeting this: “I don’t work for FOB. Haven’t for years. I Used to live in Chicago. Here visiting friends. Sorry ” We’re smarter than we look, Diaz! We know you’re all together in Chicago!
- No Country For Old Nashville posted a story yesterday saying a great number of things including:
- Kimmel is ON.
- FOB are PLAYING A SECRET SHOW IN NYC ON TUESDAY 5TH. No “time or location, hence the secret”. Ok.
- FOB apparently got together a few months ago to write and rehearse in LA. No word on recording though but it’s enough time to produce a few tracks surely.
- According to this site, there will “definitely be a tour” following the band’s reunion announcement. Cleverly, they’re saying it’s around the TTTYG 10 year anniversary date in May. Obviously.
- Here’s the best part: they can “exclusively confirm from sources close to the band, that Fall Out Boy are officially set to announce their comeback tomorrow, Monday, February 4. It could be midnight, morning, or during the day.”
TECHNICALLY, today is Monday, so we’re waiting with baited breath at HTS HQ. In the mean time, RT/reblog/share this post on Facebook and TELL EVERYONE.
Our third and final video from our tour diary with Reckless Love is here, and it’s crazy! We get the rare chance to film the boys backstage as they get ready for the show, and follow them on stage for their incredible intro. We also chat to Pepe and Hessu about the future, tour memories, and The Spice Girls!
Here at Hit The Scene we had the pleasure of joining Reckless Love on a few of their tour dates this October, you may have already seen the Nottingham videos, so here’s the second instalment of our tour diary, it’s Manchester!
Here at Hit The Scene we love merry metallers Reckless Love, and couldn’t resist the chance to catch up with the guys on their UK tour this month. We hit Nottingham on Saturday to chat about tour habits, play some games and take a look at their digs. Check them out below…
Catch us on tour with them in Manchester and Leeds before the month is out! More videos to come. In the meantime, anything you want to ask the boys, post on our Facebook page! And like for more videos from RL!
There’s still time to see the boys in action:
15th – Club Academy – Manchester – www.kililive.com
16th – The Fleece – Bristol – www.bristolticketshop.co.uk
17th – Sub 89 – Reading – www.wegottickets.com
18th – Barfly – London – www.bristolticketshop.co.uk
20th – Cockpit – Leeds – www.lunatickets.co.uk
21st – Academy 2 – Oxford – www.bristolticketshop.co.uk
23rd – Cavern – Exeter – www.seetickets.com
24th – The Haunt – Brighton – www.seetickets.com
25th – Barfly – London – www.ticketweb.co.uk