It’s official. Say goodbye to Fall Out Boy until 2011. The band will finish up their tour with Blink 182 on October 4th, then take the year 2010 off, MTV reported Thursday (August 13th). Bassist Pete Wentz confirmed the long-rumoured decision.
Only one thing would get him back to work next year, Wentz says: An invitation to play the first live show ever on the Principality of Sealand. The tiny island nation off the coast of England is the domain of an eccentric British broadcaster and retired Army major who declared himself Prince of Sealand. There, he happily prints his own money and fires on any vessel that approaches. “I wanna play the first fest in Sealand,” Wentz told MTV. “The only thing I’m worried about is that the dude may shoot us. And I know we’ll be paid in native currency. We’ll be like, ‘We want 1 million Sealand bucks,’ and he’ll be like, ‘I’ll double it. I’ll give you 2 million,’ because the dude is just printing them!”
Fall Out Boy’s song I Don’t Care is up for Best Rock Video at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards. It’s their fifth nomination. They’re up against Paramore and Green Day in the category.
On September 2nd, a Fall Out Boy comic book will debut. Wentz penned the storyline, set in a cyberpunk dystopian future.