Fall Out Boy announce intimate show at Band on the Wall this month to celebrate new album

It's one of just two special shows. One had to be in Manchester — no brainer.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 6th March 2023

American rock and pop-punk icons Fall Out Boy have not only confirmed a new album is on the way, they have also announced two intimate shows out of nowhere — one being right here in Manchester.

Behind some of the biggest emo and pop-punk tracks of the 2000s such as ‘Thnks fr th Mmrs’, ‘Sugar, We’re Going Down’ and ‘This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race’, the band reunited in 2013 after a long hiatus and despite making plenty of music since then, it’s been five years since we’ve heard new stuff.

Announcing their new project back on 18 January, the long-standing Illinois outfit have since released the tracklist for their eighth studio album, So Much (For) Stardust — including a surprise feature from actor Ethan Hawke — and the reveal came with another added surprise.

Despite regularly filling arenas, headlining numerous festivals down the years and packing out every show they put on, Fall Out Boy have decided to announce two seriously intimate shows in London and Manchester. We’re talking 500-cap rooms here, people.

Playing our beloved Band on the Wall on 15 March and London’s Heaven the following night, the two smaller-venue shows will act as a kind of album launch party before the album actually releases on 24 March.


They will serve as somewhat of a warm-up for the massive arena shows they will be playing on the UK leg of their tour later this year, with the band due to play the AO Arena on 29 October.

These two Manchester dates will be very different vibes but both are sure to sell out within the blink of an eye. We fancy your chances of grabbing an arena spot but you’ll nearly all the luck you can get to grab a ticket for Fall Out Boy at Band on the Wall.


If The 1975‘s intimate Gorilla gig is anything to go by, it’s going to be quite the mad scramble.

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While general sale tickets don’t go live until 8 March at 10am, fans who pre-order the new album from the band’s UK site before 2pm GMT on Tuesday 7 March will get exclusive access to the two dates.

Once again, So Much (For) Stardust drops on March 24 and the European leg of their full tour kicks off on 27 October in Warsaw, Poland, before arriving in Britain for a run of shows in Leeds, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, London and finally Cardiff on 4 November.


Get your jet-black fringes and fedoras at the ready, we’re gonna dance, dance like Uma Thurman (sorry)…

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Featured Image — Fall Out Boy (via YouTube/IG)/Band on the Wall/Brandon Taylor (via IG)