fall out Boy guitarist and founding member Joe Trohman He then returned to the group. several months gap from the group to focus on mental health. The guitarist announced his return on social media on Monday.
“Hi guys, I’m officially back!” he wrote. “I want to thank everyone for the love and support as I take some time to focus on my brain and be healthy for my family, friends and myself.”
He also thanked Ben Young, the band’s longtime guitar technician, who filled his place after the hiatus. Trohman announced his sanity break in January, shortly after the band announced their eighth album, “So Much (for) Stardust,” and their new record deal with Fueled by Ramen/Elektra Records.
“I also want to thank Ben Young for filling in the shows I missed – he’s a true gentleman and scholar,” he added. “I’m looking forward to getting back into action and can’t wait to take everyone on tour this summer!”
The band begins their North American tour with Bring Me the Horizon in support in their hometown of Chicago on June 21 and heads to Japan and Europe for their headline dates later in the year.
In his January announcement, Trohman wrote: “Neil Young once exclaimed that it is better to be burned down than destroyed. But I can tell you frankly that burning is terrible. Without revealing all the details, I must explain that my mental health has deteriorated rapidly in recent years.
“So I’m going to take a break from work, which sadly includes being away from Fall Out Boy for a while, in order to get lost and never come back. It hurts me to make this decision, especially as I’m releasing a new album that fills me with so much pride (the sin I’m most proud of).” gives.”