As the release of their latest studio record looms, pop-punk rockers Fall Out Boy (FOB) have announced plans for a variety of U.S. performances...

As the release of their latest studio record looms, pop-punk rockers Fall Out Boy (FOB) have announced plans for a variety of U.S. performances in December, as well as more world tour dates for 2009. FOB’s next show is scheduled for tonight (December 1) at The Basement in Columbus, OH, with more U.S. dates booked through December 21 at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA.

The December 1 show and a December 3 concert at Creepy Crawly in St. Louis, MO, are stops on FOB’s special club concert series. The rockers announced the first shows of the series earlier in the fall.

Next year opens with jaunts in Japan and Australia, with a single stop in New Zealand. Afterwards, a recently announced European tour opens with a run of four UK shows. The outing opens with a March 5 concert at Manchester Evening News Arena in Manchester, England, and continues across the mainland through a March 23 gig at AB in Brussels, Belgium.

Tickets for the December 1 and 3 club shows are available to the public on the day of the event only, with limited presales available through the band’s official fan club, Overcast Kids. In addition, presales for the 2009 European tour begin on the site today (December 1), with a limited number of Early Entry and Meet & Greet tickets also available.

The band’s fifth studio album “Folie à Deux” is slated to hit store shelves on December 16, after the rockers opted to delay its original November 4 release so as not to detract from the seriousness of Election Day in the U.S. In October, the band released a statement explaining, “Six months ago we thought it would be a fun idea to release our album on Election Day, but this is not the election to be cute.”

So far, the album has received positive ratings from Blender, as well as from British publications The Observer and Rock Sound. The album features guest appearances by a number of major recording artists, including Elvis Costello, Lil Wayne, Kanye West and Debbie Harry.

Fall Out Boy’s previous record, 2007’s “Infinity on High,” peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and was RIAA-certified Platinum a little more than a month after its release.

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Fall Out Boy itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

December 1Columbus, OHThe Basement
December 2Chicago, ILChicago Theater
December 3St. Louis, MOCreepy Crawl
December 4Seattle, WAParamount Theater *
December 6Denver, COOgden Theatre *
December 8Los Angeles, CATroubadour
December 12Orlando, FLHouse of Blues *
December 14Detroit, MIFillmore *
December 20San Diego, CAEpicenter
December 21San Francisco, CAGreat American Music Hall
February 5Osaka, JAPZepp
February 6Nagoya, JAPDiamond Hall
February 7 – 8Tokyo, JAPStudio Coast
February 15Perth, AUSChallenge Stadium
February 17Adelaide, AUSAdelaide Entertainment Center
February 18Melbourne, AUSRod Laver Arena
February 20Brisbane, AUSBrisbane Entertainment Centre
February 21Sydney, AUSAcer Arena
February 23Auckland, NZEVector Arena
March 5Manchester, ENGManchester Evening News Arena
March 6London, ENGThe O2 Arena
March 7Cardiff, WALCardiff International Arena
March 8Brighton, ENGThe Brighton Centre
March 10Paris, FRALe Zenith De Paris
March 11Bordeaux, FRAL’Espace De Medoquine
March 13Madrid, SPAPalacio Vista Alegre – The Center
March 14Montpellier, FRALe Zenith de Montpellier
March 15Milan, ITAPalasharp
March 17Vienna, AUSGasometer
March 18München, GERTonhalle
March 20Cologne, GERPalladium
March 21Berlin, GERColumbiahalle
March 22Strasbourg, FRA Le Zenith De Strasbourg
March 23Brussels, BELAB

* holiday shows