Fall Out Boy, Ben Lee Headline Latest Australian Tour Announcements

Plus original Pennywise members announce rescheduled April tour.

Robert Whiteby Robert White

Punk outfit Fall Out Boy have reunited after a long hiatus and announced a new album, set to drop mid-2013, to coincide with an Australian tour.

The group has been on a break since finishing a greatest hits tour two years ago, but via their official website the band announced a new studio album Save Rock And Roll to be released in May.

In addition, Fall Out Boy will visit Australia for the first time since 2009, stopping at Sydney’s Metro Theatre on Monday 25th of March and Melbourne’s Palace Theatre two nights later.

The band claims that their two year break had always been a temporary measure.

“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. The future of Fall Out Boy starts now. Save Rock And Roll…,” states the official FOB website.

Ben Lee will do a three-stop tour of Australia, playing two gigs in Byron Bay and another in Sydney is early April.

Lee, a Sydney-born, LA-based singer/songwriter, has an upcoming album,Ayahuasca: Welcome to the Work, due for release and will be donating 100% of the album’s profits to charity.

Californian punk veterans Pennywise have been forced to postpone their Australian tour late last year and have since brought back original vocalist Jim Lindberg. As part of the 25th anniversary, the group kicked off a reunion tour in January and will now visit Australia in April.

Touring with punk rock legend Face To Face, Pennywise arrive in Perth on April 2, before playing shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

UK punk rockers Funeral For A Friend will also be embarking on a massive Australian tour, hitting up just about everywhere as they play 10 sets across the nation.

The Welsh group’s Casually Dressed & Deep In Conversation is considered one of the landmark punk records of the 2000s. Their seveth studio album, Condul,was released in January.

Europe’s ‘Must See Live Band’ of 2012, DeWolff, announced an Australian-only, double CD release of their first two studio albums, Strange Fruits and Undiscovered Plants and Orchards/Lupine as a precursor to their national tour.

Their East Coast tour kicks off in March visiting Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne.