Fall Out Boys Save Rock and Roll debuts #1!
Multi-platinum Grammy®-nominated group Fall Out Boy earn their second career #1 Soundscan debut this week, as SAVE ROCK AND ROLL (released April 16th on Decaydance/Island Records) enters the Billboard 200 albums chart at #1 on first week sales of 153,700 copies.
Outside the U.S., SAVE ROCK AND ROLL is this week’s top iTunes worldwide story, entering at #1 in 27 countries including Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and South Africa. The album entered at #2 in another 13 countries including the UK, Australia, Austria, Ireland, Brazil, and Russia. In all, the album entered inside the Top 10 in 60 countries including Norway, Argentina, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, France, India, and Poland.
Since the February 4 launch of SAVE ROCK AND ROLL, “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” and the tour, the band has been releasing an 11 part video series entitled "Save Rock and Roll: The Young Blood Chronicles,” and most recently launched the third part, “Young Volcanoes.”
“Well in advance of SAVE ROCK AND ROLL’s arrival, Fall Out Boy created a genius campaign to maximize the critical and commercial impact their new album would have,” said Steve Bartels, President & COO, Island Def Jam Music Group, “and it worked every step of the way. It is a solid tribute to the creativeness and versatility of the Island staff that such eclectic and varied music projects by Fall Out Boy, Bon Jovi and Justin Bieber have all debuted at #1 this year – and there’s more on the way!”
Fall Out Boy recently earned raves at Coachella when they joined 2 Chainz on stage for the remix version of “My Songs….” They also lit up the internet with their take on classic moments from Spinal Tap on Conan. Next they perform on The Tonight Show on May 6 (11:35pm NBC).
Fans and the media have been raving about Fall Out Boy and SAVE ROCK AND ROLL:
"... life is more fun with Fall Out Boy than without them.”- Rolling Stone
“I think most of us have been frantically aware that rock ‘n’ roll absolutely needs some saving of late—so leave it to lovable rockers Fall Out Boy to come to its rescue!” - Yahoo
“Fall Out Boy really might just save rock and roll with this.” - Newsday
"Fall Out Boy have put together another amazing body of work," said David Massey, President of Island Records. "We anticipated a real appetite for them in the marketplace, but our expectations of both the band and their fans have been surpassed. It's a real testament to the special connection between them, their ability to instantly ignite the passions of this dedicated fanbase. The title of the record is quite appropriate: Fall Out Boy has created a monument on the musical landscape that’s been missing for some time."