Fall Out Boy
Opening Act: None
February 7, 2013
West Hollywood, CA
By: Nevra Azerkan
Rating: [The Breakdown]
Six very long years later and the Fall Out Boy hiatus has officially come to an end. Collective sighs were heard all over the world and the race to buy tickets to three come-back shows was on when the guys made the announcement on February 4th, 2013. Of course the shows went on to sell-out within seconds of going on sale. So I was not surprised when I encountered mayhem outside The Roxy on the day of the Los Angeles show.
The line was insane and there was even a separate line of people who were hoping for last minute tickets. Doubt any of them had much success, but who knows. After getting in I was delighted to a packed house of fans and of course some celebs including Cassadee Pope and Jay and Silent Bob (random, I know).
Let’s get to the good stuff. The moment the guys took the stage everyone was ecstatic and they jumped right into the music. There was a bit of small talk in between songs (mostly to get people to back away from the stage), but mostly they kept playing all their hits. After all, they had to fit in over 20 songs. Yep, they played all the favorites and then some. As expected they also threw in their new track, “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” and it was unbelievably awesome. These guys have not lost their touch and they gave the crowd exactly what they wanted: the best damn show they could. So for everyone hoping to catch them on tour starting in May, the answer is: Yes, get those effin’ tickets now.
Their jam-packed set list included (mostly in order): “Thriller” (Michael Jackson cover), “I Slept With Someone in Fall Out Boy And All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me”, “A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More ‘Touch Me’”, “Dead on Arrival”, “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race”, “Nobody Puts Baby In The Corner”, “Me and You”, “Tell That Mick He Just Made My List Of Things To Do Today”, “Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy”, “Hum Hallelujah”, “Dance, Dance”, Medley (“Honorable Mention”, “America’s Suitehearts”, “Lake Effect Kid”, “Alpha Dog” and “Calm Before The Storm”), “What A Catch, Donnie”, “The Take Over, The Breaks Over”, “I Don’t Care”, “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)”, “Sophomore Slump or Comeback of the Year”, “Beat It” (Michael Jackson cover), “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down”, “Chicago Is So Two Years Ago”, and “Thanks For The Memories”.