Fall Out Boy returns to Singapore for the third time after a 4 year hiatus. Fresh from their break since 2009, the some say Emo, some say Pop-Punk Rock, band returns with ‘Save Rock And Roll’, an album which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Charts.
At a press conference prior to the concert, Pete Wenz describe the hiatus as a maturing experience in his own words, “I feel like we all became fully men.”. Thus, it was a wonder if the band’s legion of then pubescent teenagers would have grown out of the emo punk rock phase when the band last played.
Arriving at the concert venue at the Fort Canning Park, we were greeted with a snaking line all the way round the hills of the park with what seemed to be a new generation of worshipping pubescent teens. When the doors finally opened at 7 p.m, the crowd trudged through into the grounds and quickly made a beeline to the front of the stage.
Starting fairly on time, the band must have been wary of their fans’ curfew times. They got to a good start playing their hit ‘Thriller’ and it was evident that the band’s formula was to anchor their new hits together with their old classics such as “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s An Arms Race,” “Hum Hallelujah,” “Dance Dance,” and mixing it up with their new hit, “Phoenix”.
The 1.5 hour long concert never missed a beat and the fans incessant singing along proved that as boys or men, Fall Out Boy were focused on their mission of saving rock and roll.
When the band returned for the encore, they paid homage to Michael Jackson with their cover of “Beat It” to a rapturous response from the crowd. “Thnks fr th Mmrs,” followed before the night was ended with “Saturday”.
The Save Rock and Roll concert was indeed a breather from the series of indie rock, hipster music concerts of late. We’re certain that Fall Out Boy will be back soon again to preach their cause.
Thnks fr the Mmrs Fall out Boy.
- Fadhli Fadzil @mfbmf
Photo Credit to Marcus Lin
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