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Fall Out Boy visits Pittsburgh for show at PPG Paints Arena

Written By Caitlin Stoner, For The Globe

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Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, rock band Fall Out Boy made an appearance here in Pittsburgh at PPG Paints Arena on Wednesday, Sept. 5.

Promoting their album released earlier this year, the band headed to Pittsburgh early on their list of dates for their second leg of the M A N I A Tour which started in Uniondale, New York on Aug. 29 and ends in New Orleans, Louisiana on Oct. 10.

Known for their songs with odd titles, the band opened with 2008 hit “Disloyal Order of Water Buffaloes,” which was just the beginning of the 24 song set list the band had in store for their fans.

They didn’t just perform, they put on a show. The band had all kinds of interaction with fans throughout the show last night. Flames and fireworks were set off throughout the show adding to the pyrotechnics of the show. The band’s drummer, Andy Hurley, also showed off his skills during a drum solo about midway through their set.

The band also had some colorful editions to their show by including graphics on a large display screen behind them on stage. Displays included scenes from the movie “Big Hero 6”, as Fall Out Boy has a single called “Immortals,” emojis spinning around on screen, famous actors and actresses, including Uma Thurman, to go with the band’s song named after her and even scenes from the wildly popular video game, “Fortnite.”

With their large discography they have built up for themselves over the years, they still easily played songs off every album they have released, starting with the album “Take This to Your Grave,” released in 2003. Vocalist Patrick Stump also showed off his wide vocal range singing in both very low and high pitches throughout the night.

While the crowd was interactive throughout the entire show, things got even louder when bassist Pete Wentz ripped off his jean jacket to reveal the Pittsburgh Penguins jersey he was wearing underneath during their final song, “Saturday.”

The show opened with Every Time I Die, a heavy-metal band, putting on a very intense and high energy show for the crowd, winning over their mostly unfamiliar audience towards the end oftheir set when they performed a song featuring Panic! At the Disco’s front man Brendon Urie.  Urie was not present to perform the song, however, the crowd was a bit more interested once they heard a familiar name come up.

Following Every Time I Die, rapper Machine Gun Kelly performed. The crowd was very involved during the set with fans cheering and singing along the entire time.

Across all acts, the show was energetic and intense, bringing together music lovers from all genres.










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