Chicago veteran rockers, Fall Out Boy, brought a lot of heat to Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis recently when their M A N I A tour made a stop. With the show featuring pop-punk staples State Champs — as well as Machine Gun Kelly as support– on October 7th, Indianapolis came alive with amazing displays of pyrotechnics.
Fall Out Boy hit on an array of their musical journey through early and mid-2000s with songs such as “Sugar, We’re Going Down” and “Dance, Dance” — both songs having gone double platinum from the record From Under the Cork Tree — along with “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race” and “Thns Fr Th Mmrs” off their 2007 release Infinity on High, which debuted at #1 on Billboards 200.
After a hiatus from 2009-2012, Fall Out Boy came back strong in 2013 with a more diverse sound with Save Rock and Roll. Lead Vocalist, Patrick Stump, wowed fans with his best Elton John voicing while playing the piano during Save Rock and Roll‘s title track.
Fall Out Boy brought out a little bit of a generic production display with use of emoji’s displayed on a full stage LED panel, but where the show lacked in some graphics, it was made up for in sparks and fire emanating from every point imaginable on stage. Bassist Pete Wentz brought fire to the stage, literally, from the head of his bass like a flame thrower. The show continued with several songs off their American Beauty/American Psycho release, including “Uma Thurman,” which brought a montage of movie scenes of the iconic actress herself.
The evening continued on with several songs from the band’s latest release, M A N I A, which hit the music scene on January 19th and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 — making it the bands 3rd consecutive and 4th chart topping debut overall. The band introduced “Lake Effect Kid” to Indianapolis, which serves as the title-track to an EP released in August 2018, while also appearing on the CitizensFOB Mixtape: Welcome to the New Administration back in 2008.
Check out some photos below from the evening: