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Fall Out Boy Rocks Massachusetts

FOBFall Out Boy performed a sold out show at the Tsongas Center on Friday night (9/6). The Save Rock and Roll tour is the band’s first arena tour since their four-year hiatus. Twenty-One Pilots and Panic! At the Disco opened for what became an incredibly memorable show.


The lights dimmed, the white curtain dropped, screams erupted and the four members of Fall Out Boy were revealed wearing black masks. They begun the night with a song off their new album, Save Rock and Roll, called ‘The Phoenix.’


Directly after that, the band went into two older songs, ‘I Slept With Someone In Fall Out Boy And All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me’ and ‘A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More ‘Touch Me’’, off of their second album, From Under the Cork Tree.


A more popular song, ‘This Ain’t a Scene, It’s An Arms Race’ was played next. After, every member left the stage except for guitarist, Joe Trohman. Trohman showed what he could do on the guitar center stage with a very impressive guitar solo that got the crowd amped up for the next set of songs.


After the Fall Out Boy hit, ‘Sugar We’re Going Down,’ an immense amount of gigantic black balloons were sent into the crowd to be knocked around like a beach ball. This is when the band went into another new song, ‘Young Volcanoes.’ The balloons and  ‘Young Volcanoes’ catchy lines, got the crowd singing along and dancing with the band.


“We’re going to do something a little different.” bassist, Pete Wentz then announced to the crowd. Front man, Patrick Stump, sat down at a white piano that appeared at the top of the stage, and the band performed a cover of “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk. Still at the piano, Stump went into the ballet “What A Catch, Donnie” off of their album Folie A Deux. About halfway through the song, Stump changed paths and started playing the song “20 Dollar Nosebleed”. Front man of Panic! At the Disco, Brendon Urie, joined the band on stage to add some additional vocals.


Fall Out Boy disappeared off stage for a few minutes while a video played on stage. After the video, Stump, Wentz, and Trohman appeared at the center of the arena with some acoustic guitars. The pair played and sang ‘I’m Like A Lawyer With the Way I’m Always Trying to Get You off Me ‘Me & You’’ and oldie but goodie ‘Grand Theft Autumn/Where is your Boy?’


FOB2It was a nice change for the band to change locations for a bit so the audience who were closer toward the back of the venue had a chance to be close to the band. Not to mention it was a great opportunity to hear Stump’s voice raw with just an acoustic backing him up. He did not disappoint.


Once the three left to go back to the main stage, drummer Andy Hurley filled the void by performing a drum solo. Once reunited, the band played about three more songs until their last one, ‘My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light ‘Em Up).’


The band exited the stage, but the show was not over. After chanting “Fall Out Boy!” for a few minutes, the four came back on stage for an encore performance. ‘Save Rock and Roll’ was performed first. At this time, the band had a collage of famous rock stars from the past in the background. Next they played, ‘Thnks fr th Mmrs.’ Lastly, as always, the band finished with a song off of their album Take This To Your Grave, known as “Saturday”. The band gave it their all, even in their last song.


Despite the hiatus, the band did not miss a beat. Instead, they seemed to have come back stronger and better than ever. It was clear throughout the show that the audience was highly engaged, as well as the band. The four-year wait was worth it.


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