The Academy Is... Bassist Adam Siska Joins Fall Out Boy at Wrigley Field

By Taylor Fields

September 10, 2018

Chicagoans stick together. During Fall Out Boy's hometown Chicago concert at the city's famous Wrigley Field, the band brought out surprise guest, The Academy Is... bassist Adam Siska.

Siska took over playing pass for FOB's Pete Wentz during the band's performance of "Saturday," while Pete got closer to fans in the crowd during a stage dive. Afterwards, Siska took to Instagram to reflect on the Wrigley Field performance and how Fall Out Boy has personally impacted him. He wrote:

"Thanks to @petewentz and Fall Out Boy for inviting me out to play with them at Wrigley Field tonight. Meeting those guys in 2002 absolutely changed my life, and I’m honored to have been a part of a special event like this one."

But that wasn't all the excitement to go down during Fall Out Boy's Chicago "Mania Tour" stop. The guys also posed for a picture with the World Series trophy, as the entire stadium full of fans posed in the background along with them. The band wrote on Instagram of the moment, "Still on a high from playing Wrigley Field last night. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you Chicago ."

Fall Out Boy's Chicago roots were on full display throughout the entire show. When they performed their song "Grand Theft Autumn" from their 2003 album Take This to Your Grave, the band's Patrick Stump told the crowd a story about how he wrote the track, and then dedicated the performance to Wrigley Field. According to Billboard, he said, "This song is going to be really crazy to play at Wrigley, because I wrote it in my apartment on the corner of Roscoe [St.] and Hoyne [Ave.]. Pete and I used to jog by here, but I wouldn't spring for jogging shorts, so I just did my jeans, I was jogging in my jeans."

The guys were also joined at Wrigley Field by other fellow Chicago band Rise Against. According to Billboard, Pete Wentz said of Rise Against and how far both bands have come, "It is really wild to think that us and Rise Against were playing in basements 17 years ago in the suburbs. We’ve waited to play with the guys in Rise Against for years and years and years. It’s pretty special that we were able to do it here at Wrigley Field."

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