JAM Magazine Concert Reviews

March 9, 2016
Madison Square Garden
New York, NY USA
Review by Olivia Amaral
Photos by Olivia Amaral

Fall Out Boy - Fall Out Boy, Pvris

The Boys Are Back In Town!

Technically it may be spring in the US but as soon as Fall Out Boy takes the stage, winter (or should I say wintour) is coming. Complete with icy mountain imagery and fake snow, Fall Out Boy transforms any venue - including the world's most famous one, Madison Square Garden.

Pvris kicked off the night and successfully got the crowd excited. As I looked around in awe of the 18,000+ concert goers I noticed one thing - as far as I could see, there was not a single person (whether they were a young, new generation of Fall Out Boy fans or parents chaperoning the night out) was in their seat.

Pvris, a relatively new band (forming in 2012) from Lowell, Massachusetts, recently started to get the wide spread attention that they deserve. With hits like "My House," "White Noise" and "Smoke," the three piece set the stage on fire. You can hear their most recent album, White Noise (released in 2014), on iTunes and Spotify.

As Awolnation took the stage, I admittedly didn't know what to expect. I was familiar with their hit song "Sail" but hadn't heard much else from the electronic rock band. The five piece band from LA shocked me with their lively stage presence and catchy songs. The lead singer, Aaron Bruno, never kept still. His constant dancing kept the audience entertained and created a fun, carefree environment. His movement on stage inspired many fans to dance along with him. You can hear their most recent release, Run (released March 2015), on iTunes and Spotify.

Finally, the lights dimmed and the (faux) snow began to fall. Kicking off their set with a fan favorite, "Irresistible," Fall Out Boy made their way to the stage. It's no surprise that the rock band from Chicago was able to sell out the legendary venue with ease. Pete Wentz and Joe Trohman continuously engaged with the excited fans as Patrick Stump blew everyone away with his incredible vocals.

During the third song, "The Phoenix," Patrick made his way down the catwalk in order to perform closer to the fans there. I have seen Fall Out Boy countless times and I can honestly say they always leave me in awe. The band, who formed in 2001 (and took a brief hiatus 2009-2013) is dedicated to improving their skills and making each show better than the last. You can catch the #WintourIsComing tour across the US until May 27 and hear their most recent album, American Beauty/American Psycho (2015) with all their previous releases on iTunes and Spotify.

Fall Out Boy Setlist:
Sugar, We're Goin Down Swinging
The Phoenix
Hum Hallelujah
Along Together
The Take Over, The Breaks Over
The Kids Aren't Alright
This Ain't A Scene It's An Arms Race
Disloyal Order of Water Buffaloes
Save Rock and Roll (David Bowie Tribute)
Fourth of July
Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy
Uma Thurman
Dance Dance
American Beauty/American Psycho
Jet Pack Blues
I Don't Care
Thnks Fr Th Mmrs
My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark