Patrick Stump addressed the future of Fall Out Boy responding to a question posed on his blog earlier this month. The frontman had told NME fans wouldn’t have to wait more than two years for a reunion, but apparently his response was not fully understood. Stump, who is currently working on his debut solo album ‘Soul Punk’, writes:
That quote is way taken out of context. As is the implication that I “Don’t want to do Fall Out Boy when I’m 40,” (which is literally not a quote of mine). All I meant by any of it is that I don’t want to wait until I’m 40 to do another Fall Out Boy record, and if it takes that long, then I won’t do one. I am confident that we’ll have a record out sooner than later but there are currently no plans, no “2 years”, no “6 years”, no parameters. It might happen later than any of that, it might happen sooner. It is literally, as it’s always been, an indefinite hiatus. We never did breakup, we’re still friends, and we still would like to make music together.
That said, I’d like to formally put this issue to rest. I think I’ve talked about it enough in the past two years and if anything it’s silly talking about hypotheticals in detail. Who knows? I promise I will let everybody know as soon as there are concrete plans or if anything changes, but from here on until Fall Out Boy does have actual news, I’m going to just not talk about it.
That’s not saying anything negative or sour about the ongoing appreciation of Fall Out Boy fans, I’m very honored to be a part of something that has such a dedicated audience, I’ll see all of you if/when the band works on a new record or tour. Until then though, I’m just gonna shut up about it and focus on Soul Punk and hopefully ongoing tour.