The band is trying to avoid a messy split by taking an extended break from each other.
Pete said, "We were doing this hard for seven years. We were going promo, tour, tour, recording, promo, tour, world tour, and there's no way to not get burned out when you're doing that, and rather than let the band implode and not like each other... we were like, 'Let's take a break from this and step away and everybody kind of get out all their personal ideas'.
"We're all in different lanes so we're able to support each other and we're probably tighter as friends now... I think that Fall Out Boy has a better chance now of doing something in the future than ever."
The question is, do people still go to Fall Out Boy concerts? While they're taking a break, they should really consider a name change. Or a career change. Either or.