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Emo Rockers back in the UK
Fall Out Boy are heading to the UK to Save Rock and Roll.

The American quartet has regrouped and will be back in Britain for a six-date tour between March 15 and March 22. They play Birmingham NIA on Sunday, March 16.

Fall Out Boy Save Rock and Roll
Saving Rock and Roll: Fall Out Boy

Following a three year hiatus between 2010 and 2012 group members got back together to record their fifth studio album, Save Rock and Roll. Explaining the move the band said: "When we were kids the only thing that got us through most days was music. It's why we started Fall Out Boy in the first place. This isn't a reunion because we never broke up. We needed to plug back in and make some music that matters to us.''

Hailing from Chicago, Fall Out Boy formed in 2001, with the current line-up of Patrick Stump (vocals/guitar), Pete Wentz (bass), Joe Trohman (guitar) and Andy Hurley (drums) releasing debut album, Take This To Your Grave, in 2003. Their next two albums, From Under The Cork Tree and Infinity On High, confirmed them as favourites of the emo-rock scene.

Fall Out Boy Save Rock and Roll
Emo faves: Fall Out Boy

After 2008's Folie à Deux album was not greeted by universal acclaim the foursome took time out to work on separate projects, none of which proved particularly memorable. In 2012 the first tentative steps were taken to reconvene and in 2013 the Save Rock and Roll album and single My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up) were announced.

Fall Out Boy Save Rock and Roll
Hot stuff: Fall Out Boy burn their records (pic: Pamela Littky)

To promote the occasion the band were pictured burning copies of their back catalogue at Chicago's Comiskey Park, the location of Disco Demolition Night in 1979 when disco discs were destroyed as a protest against the dance craze.

Fall Out Boy's 2014 UK tour dates:

March 15: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff;
March 16: NIA, Birmingham;
March 17: Phones 4 U Arena, Manchester;
March 20: Wembley Arena, London;
March 21: Metro FM Arena, Newcastle;
March 22: The SSE Hydro, Glasgow.
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Why? Return of Fall Out Boy
When: March 16, 2014
Phone: 0844 338 8000
Where: NIA, Birmingham
Cost: £31.20 plus fees
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