Fall Out Boy Plays Nostalgic Career-Spanning Set at Intimate Seattle Show
By Taylor Fields
November 12, 2019
Ahead of the release of their second Greatest Hits album, Fall Out Boy gave fans in Seattle an intimate show they'll never forget featuring all of your favorite FOB songs from over the last 16 years of releasing albums.
Ten years after dropping their first Believers Never Die: Greatest Hits album, the band is releasing their second compilation of hit anthems Greatest Hits: Believers Never Die — Volume 2 on November 15th. The album showcases several of the band's biggest hits from the past ten years, including "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)," "Centuries," "Champion," "Uma Thurman," and more. The album also includes their newest song "Dear Future Self (Hands Up)," which features Wyclef Jean.
During their exclusive Seattle show, the band not only performed their new single, but also treated fans to a nostalgic set full of their biggest hits including "Sugar, We're Goin Down," "Thnks fr th Mmrs, "This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race," and more.
Fall Out Boy also talked about their new Greatest Hits album, their upcoming "Hella Mega" Tour with Green Day and Weezer in the spring of 2020, and more. The band's Pete Wentz described their Greatest Hits albums as an "appetizer sampler." He said, "Greatest Hits is kind of like when I go into a restaurant with my family and we'll just do the sampler. Just like chicken fingers and tater bombs and jalapeño poppers that aren't too spicy, don't worry. That's what it represents to me."
On their new collaboration with Wyclef, Wentz explained that he misses the Fugees, and described how talented Jean is. He said of the new song, "I think that he has a tremendous sense of melody and kind of out there ideas that really made sense that ... Fall Out Boy has never had a straight ahead song that sounds like it should be on the radio. You know, like they're always weird a little bit, which is, it's cool. It's great to be the weird kid in the lunch room."
The "Hella Mega" tour kicks off in Seattle in July 2020, and Patrick Stump said of the upcoming joint trek, "I feel like we've been doing this long enough. You figure you had all the surprises, there [are] not anymore surprises. And somehow we're going to play with Green Day and Weezer. That is crazy. We did a tour announcement show in LA, and I got to see them from like this far away and, you know, all of a sudden you're 15 and you're like, 'Oh, this is awesome!' So, I didn't know that I was going to do that or be that excited, and I think that's going to be every night for me."
Tickets to the "Hella Mega" Tour are available now.
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"My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)"
"Dear Future Self (Hands Up)"
"Sugar, We're Goin Down"
"Thnks fr th Mmrs"
"I Don't Care"
"This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race"
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