Fall Out Boy rocked PPG Paints Arena last night blending their early 2000s punk-rock sound with their modern-day digital alternative for a 23-song, 90-minute extravaganza. The band played songs starting with its 2003 debut album, Take This to your Grave, up to its most recent EP, Lake Effect Kid. This was the band’s first Pittsburgh show in PPG PaintsArena.
There never seemed to be a dull moment throughout the night; with each song seamlessly carrying it’s momentum into the next. The stage itself extended through the center of the arena giving fans a chance to see the band up close. A second stage was attached directly across from main one which rose into the air during the middle of the set and carried all 4 band members Patrick, Pete, Joe and Andy above the crowd for 3 songs. The video board really brought out the mood and message of each song as well as the pyrotechnics used throughout the show.
Loud flash bangs were heard during the chorus of almost every song. The fans felt the heat when fire shot from bass player Pete Wentz’s bass guitar during “The Phoenix” and “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark” as well as various parts of the stage.
Fall Out Boy announced in April that rapper Machine Gun Kelly would join them on the tour but this was no huge surprise because back in 2015, Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa joined Fall Out Boy for the “Boys of Zummer” tour.
Overall Fall Out Boy delivered an explosive high energy performance playing their power house arena anthems and punk rock classics.