Fall Out Boy

Photo: Pamela Littky

After three years of silence, the Chicago quartet Fall Out Boy shocked the pop-punk world in February with news. They were back—with a new single, a new album (Save Rock and Roll, out April 16), and a tour (to hit the Riviera on May 16).

The boys, now men (average age: 30), have kept a tight lid on review copies, but an early online stream of the album revealed a more mature sound. For one, Elton John guests on a track.

Then there was a secret show at Subterranean in February, which RedEye music writer Jessica Galliart says sounded “complicated,” adding, “Pete Wentz writes the lyrics, and he is incredibly immature. But he’s gone through a lot with ex-wife Ashlee Simpson.” Sugar, we’re growing up?