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Fall Out Boy has returned to the music scene after their 4-year "indefinite hiatus," they announced Monday.
The band, consisting of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley, is best known for their songs "Sugar, We're Goin Down" and "Dance, Dance."
"When we were kids the only thing that got us through most days was music," said the group in a statement announcing their comeback, according to MTV News.
"It's why we started Fall Out Boy in the first place," the group continued. "This isn't a reunion because we never broke up. We needed to plug back in and make some music that matters to us. The future of Fall Out Boy starts now. Save Rock And Roll."
When the band dismantled in 2009, they made it clear that they were not breaking up, but just taking time apart and focusing on other projects, reported New York Daily News.
Today, FOB is working on their fifth album and preparing for a tour, and they are not wasting any time getting performances started. The tour kicked off in their hometown of Chicago on Monday, with FOB scheduled to visit New York on Tuesday and Los Angeles on Thursday before heading to Europe, according to MTV News.
The first single from their new album "My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light 'Em Up)" hit iTunes on Monday.
Furthermore, FOB's album, entitled "Save Rock And Roll," is scheduled for release on May 7, exactly 10 years since the release of their 2003 debut album, "Take This To Your Grave." The album will be the group's first release of new material since December 2008's "Folie A Deux."
FOB fans have flooded Twitter and other social media sites with posts about their excitement over the band's announcement.
"Can't stop listening to Fall Out Boy's new song," wrote Patch. "It's so good!"
McKenzie posted, "Apparently Fall Out Boy is actually back I thought I dream tweeted all of that."
"Extremely happy that fall out boy have a new cd that comes out in May I LOVE THEM," wrote Gabbie.
"The fact Fall Out Boy are back together keeps giving me little moments of euphoria," wrote Rynne.
Listen to FOB's new song on YouTube here.