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Whilst in town to play the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas shows at the weekend, pop punk elder statesmen Fall Out Boy and Brendon Urie chatted to Billboard and revealed some of their plans for the coming year.

Pete gave us a peak at details of their upcoming Wintour, beginning in February.

I'm really excited to play "Irresistible" because this is our first time playing the new album inside in arenas so it's going to be a completely different stage show. We went out and saw The Weeknd and saw a bunch of dudes who are taking it to a whole other level, like Michael Jackson in the Pepsi commercial level. So fuck it, we might have to burn Patrick Stump.

Pete Wentz to Billboard

Pure fire. There will also be a new "Irresistible" video featuring a great deal of make up work apparently!

Pete also sang the praises of their opening act AwolNation, almost worried about how good they are going to be.

It’s a challenge, but challenge is good. It’s what we always would do when we would go out and open for bands - you try and beat them and steal the crowd. So we appreciate that.

Pete Wentz to Billboard

Brendon meanwhile looked ahead to the release of Death Of A Bachelor

It's cool 'cause in the past I was writing most of everything, but this time it was actually all me and I got to record every instrument on this album, except for the horns, which was a huge deal for me. I did drums, background vocals and the background vocals I was playing different characters, I was doing operatic Queen stuff for songs like "Victorious" and "Emperor'sNew Clothes" That was just a lot of fun.

Brendon Urie to Billboard

We also got the details on one of the unheard tracks.

There’s a song called “The Good, The Bad And The Dirty” that I started writing just as a task trying to relate all the people I’ve met over the last decade of touring, trying to put them all in a song. Then I realized I praise a lot of people a lot of times, but sometimes it gets real. I don’t get along with everybody and so I wanted to talk about that. That just crept up on me because it didn’t happen until I wrote the chorus. [I was like,] “Ooh, that’s kind of brutal, I like it.”

Brendon Urie to Billboard

You can read the full interviews with the boys here and here.

Looking forward to next year!


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