by Sarah James
This morning, Chicago based rock group, Fall Out Boy, released the newest single off their upcoming album MANIA. The song, “The Last of the Real Ones” is the third single to be released in promotion of their seventh studio album, which was originally going to be released this month but has been pushed back until January 19th.
In addition to the release of the single and related music video, Fall Out Boy also announced the launching of their charity, the Fall Out Boy Fund. The fund is starting as “a way to give back to Chicago,” and the band is beginning by donating to Back to Roots. Back to Roots is an organization that provides gardening and food education to kids in the Chicago area, and with the donations from Fall Out Boy, Back to Roots will be able to give 20,000 elementary school kids an organic gardening kit and the knowledge to grow their own food.
Fall Out Boy isn’t stopping there; they’re also bringing the Fall Out Boy Fund on the road with them. The MANIA tour starts next month, and during the course of the tour, the band wants to work with charities local to the cities they visit. To accomplish this, they are launching the “The Champion of the MANIA Tour,” which is a contest of sorts where people can nominate members of their community who work to make the world a better place. Winners will receive two tickets to their local Fall Out Boy show, and the band will be donating money to a charity of the winner’s choosing. One dollar from every ticket sold across the tour will also be going towards the Fall Out Boy fund.
Emily is a Telecommunications (Film and Media Studies) major minoring in Japanese and Professional Writing in Emerging Media. Emily writes film and gaming reviews.