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Lead singer, Patrick Stump, of Fall Out Boy recently spoke with Billboard.com in regards to a possible new album. Infinity On High is nearly 9 months old and is already platinum, but Patrick said they have “an album worth of material”, but don’t expect a fifth album any time too soon. Stump continued to say “I don’t really feel like we’re done with this one yet, I feel like it’s still in its cycle. There’s a lot of songs on it I’m really proud of. I don’t think we have one really monster hit on this record like “Sugar,” but there are a lot of really strong individual songs. If a song is effective enough it’ll work as a single, and I think we have a lot of effective songs that aren’t necessarily monsters.”
In regards to the new material, Stump says the music is taking them in “some very different directions. There’s lots of really bizarre ideas on there, everything from folk to … actually, I was experimenting with piano phases, like Steve Reich, the composer. There’ll be some weird stuff, but at the end of the day, it’s probably just gonna be a pop record.” Even though they have new material, he also stated “There’s always something that hits me, like a sense of urgency — NOW is the time for an album — and we’re not there yet, I just get this kind of wanderlust of some kind to go back into a studio. It’s always a very defined point.”
Fall Out Boy has recently started touring with Cute Is What We Aim For, Plain White T’s and Gym Class Heroes on the Young Wild Things tour. Patrick Stump has kept busy lately, helping produce Cobra Starship‘s new album as well as working with Gym Class Heroes on their upcoming album. Outside of music he also recently filmed an episode of Law & Order, due to air in February 2008.
The Plain White T?s hit a triumphant milestone in their career as the band hits gold for the first time with their newly certified-gold album, Every Second Counts!
The success doesn?t stop there, contributing to the gold-selling status, ?Hey There Delilah,? the T?s most recognizable song continues to make hit rounds reaching the No. 1 slot on the Billboard Hot 100 and reaches it?s third week at #1 on the iTunes Top Songs Chart.
Fans of the T?s can also catch the boys on the T.V. screen with a special appearance on The Today Show and Live with Regis and Kelly on August 1st, as well on the July 23rd and August 13th episodes of GREEK, the new ABC Family series in which the band has recurring roles. The show airs Mondays on ABC Family 9/8c and encores on the ABC network Fridays at 9/8c.
The band continues to tour in support of their gold headlining the 2007 mtvU Summer Concert Series at Six Flags as part of their nationwide tour with new tour dates to follow in their upcoming tour with Fall Out Boy.
Check out the current headlining dates below:
7/17 Sarasota, FL Summer Jam @ The Hall
7/20 Costa Mesa, CA Pacific Amphitheatre
7/22 Nashua, NH Pheasant Lane Mall
7/26 Wheaton, IL DuPage County Fair
7/27 Agawam, MA Six Flags New England (mtvU)
7/28 Langhourne, PA Oxford Valley Mall
7/29 Jackson, NJ Six Flags Great Adventure
7/30 Appleton, WI Fox Cities PAC
8/3 Eureka, MO Six Flags St. Louis (mtvU)
8/4 Glen Allen, VA Virginia Center Commons
8/9 San Antonio, TX Six Flags Fiesta Texas
8/10 Austell, GA Six Flags Over Georgia (mtvU)
8/11 Englewood, CO KTCL?s Big Gig at Coors Amphitheater
8/12 Omaha, NE Memorial Park Festival
8/17 Gurnee, IL Six Flags Great America (mtvU)
8/18 Lafayette, IN Tippecanoe Mall
8/19 Kansas City, MO City Market
9/12 San Francisco, Ca Bimbo?s
9/14 Notre Dame, IN Legends of Notre Dame
10/6 Valdosta, GA Wild Adventures