Fall Out Boy Rock Secret Show in NYC
Mon, 06 Mar 2006 14:58:50
A night before an appearance on Saturday Night Live alongside Natalie Portman, double-platinum rockers Fall Out Boy made an incognito appearance at New York’s intimately sized Knitting Factory, giving fans a rare chance to get up close and personal with the arena-filling band. Listed on the bill as “Saved Latin” (a Rushmore shout-out), Patrick Stump and company banged through hits like “Sugar, We’re Goin Down” and “Dance, Dance” (on which they were joined by My Chemical Romance’s Mikey Way), as well as material from their previous albums.
Despite the trick name, the show sold out within 48 hours, and the crowd was so enthusiastic that it took lead vocal duties on a number of songs. Fall Out Boy played a full set, working the audience throughout -- throwing water bottles and encouraging fans to call friends who wished they were at the show. The only cloud came when talkative bassist Pete Wentz had to berate an a testosterone-fueled meathead in the crowd; otherwise, it was pure partytime.
Next up, Fall Out Boy are embarking on a not-so-secret national tour with All-American Rejects and Hawthorne Heights, running from March 15 through May 13. A new single, “A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More ‘Touch Me,’” is being readied for release, along with an expanded reissue of From Under The Cork Tree, boasting five rare tracks (three B-sides and two remixes). The tour may also include a couple of songs from the next album, which is already written and scheduled to be recorded this summer.
-- The ARTISTdirect Staff