"We are Americans, this affects us all."By Scott T. Sterling

Fall Out Boy took to their website last night (April 15) to announce that they would be donating the proceeds from their Boston area show this fall to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

“As you guys all know we’ve been beyond excited for today to come and normally this would be a day of celebration with the release of our new album,” reads the statement, referencing the fact that their comeback album, Save Rock and Roll, is scheduled to be released today (April 16). “In light of the events in Boston yesterday we’d like to send our thoughts and prayers to the victims and everyone affected.  “We’ll be donating the proceeds from our upcoming Boston show from the fall tour at Tsongas Arena to the victims. Hopefully these songs will make some people feel better today. We are Americans, this affects us all.”

Fall Out Boy’s show at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, MA, is scheduled for September 6. At press time, tickets were still available for the concert. It will be the second date of the band’s fall arena tour, which begins on September 5 in Uncasville, CT, crisscrossing the country before winding up in Tampa, FL, on September 29.

As previously mentioned, Save Rock and Roll is out today (April 16), though fans got a taste of the album last week when the band posted it for streaming. Collaborators include Courtney Love on “Rat A Tat” and Detroit rapper Big Sean on “The Mighty Fall,” while the title track features none less than Sir Elton John.


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