Recently returned – I’ll refrain from using reunited, as they never officially split – pop punk giants Fall Out Boy created quite the frenzy when they ended their 3 year hiatus. Their new album “Save Rock and Roll” debuted at number one on the charts in 27 countries, including the US. Shortly after its release, Fall Out Boy embarked on the “Save Rock and Roll Tour” to support the album, marking the band’s first tour since 2009.
The “Save Rock and Roll Tour” rolled into Boston, Massachusetts Sunday night, and brought a circus like atmosphere with it. Fans begun lining up as early as 3am Sunday morning, and by 5pm the line for entry had wrapped so far around House of Blues, the staff had to extended the line into the alleyway behind the venue, a first for the crew at House of Blues.
A lengthy wait for many fans finally came to an end just after 9pm when the white curtain in front of the stage dropped to reveal Fall Out Boy launching into “Thriller” from their 2007 album “Infinity On High”. Fall Out Boy mixed and matched songs from all eras of the band the entire night. Just 5 songs into their set, they began rolling out the new material by playing “The Phoenix”, followed up by the classic Fall Out Boy track “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race”.
The band soon slowed things down a bit, for the closest thing to a ballad Fall Out Boy has in their arsenal “What a Catch, Donnie” and then “Hum Hallelujah”, the latter of which was dedicated to the people of Boston in honor of their perseverance though tough times. Other classics such as “Sugar, We’re Going Down” and “Dance, Dance” would follow, as the loyal Fall Out Boy fans shouted the lyrics to each song as the band played on. As the main set came to a close, they showcased their comeback single “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light ‘em Up)”.
With the hysterical crowd begging for more, they returned to the stage with vocalist Patrick Stump on the keyboard for the piano driven “Save Rock and Roll” which featured images of legendary rock stars displayed on the screens behind the band. They then thanked fans for the memories with their well known track “Thanks for the Memories” off “Infinity on High”. Of course, no Fall Out Boy concert would be complete without playing “Saturday” as the final song of the encore, and this night was no different. Throughout the night Fall Out Boy was a force on stage, rolling through their set as if they had never left.
There was no rust on the gears for the members of Fall Out Boy. Vocalist Patrick Stump still shines with his smile and upbeat attitude onstage that brings the crowd together. Pete Wentz took his roll as frontman of the band once again, entertaining the crowd with his statements all night long. The more quiet, but still forceful, backbone members of the band, Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley, kept the band on pace with their precise instrumental talents. With their loyal fan base returned, and their music taking over the charts all over once again, Fall Out Boy showed they are back, and they are here to stay this time.
They will continue the entirely sold out club tour into the end of June, and return for a full scale tour of mid-sized arenas in the fall. You can purchase tickets for the fall arena tour by visiting the band’s website.