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Fall Out Boy Falls In on Today Show to Promote New Album, Tour (video)

Singer and guitarist Patrick Stump fronts Fall Out Boy, which appeared this morning on the Today show. The band played songs off their new album. (Photo: ScreenCap)

Singer and guitarist Patrick Stump fronts Fall Out Boy, which appeared this morning on the Today show. (Photo: ScreenCap)

Andy Hurley, Joe Trohman, Patrick Stump and Pete Wentz, also known as “Fall Out Boy,” stormed Manhattan this morning for a performance on the “Today” show. Rockefeller Center was overrun by their fans. The band played three songs off their new album American Beauty/American Psycho.

Some fans camped out all night in the plaza to get a good look at the band, which released their sixth studio album, also known as AB/AP, in January.

The album includes their multi-platinum hit “Centuries,” which they played along with “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark” and “Uma Thurman.”

They also talked about their plans to tour this summer in support of the album with rapper Wiz Khalifa. The match up may seem odd because of the different styles, but band members said it works.

“When our band goes out on a summer tour we kind of think about someone who has the same vibe as us, but brings something completely different,” said Wentz. “It was fun two nights ago when we started it.”

The band is playing mostly second tier cities and will bypass New York City. The closest venues are in Holmdel, NJ, Darien Center, NY, Saratoga Springs, NY, Wantaugh, NY and Hartford, Conn.

The band will tour in North America through August and will head overseas for a tour of Europe in the Fall.

The boys also shot down a rumor that they were working on a collaboration with Aussie pop/punk band Five Seconds of Summer. No truth to it, although the “Today” show staff was apparently clueless about it.

Check out the videos below; they include an interview and three songs. Let us know your thoughts and be sure to follow IM on Twitter for the latest music news.

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