LIVE: Fall Out Boy, Perth – 5 March, 2018

LIVE: Fall Out Boy, Perth – 5 March, 2018
Red Hill Auditorium, Perth; Monday, 5 March, 2018
Reviewed by Melanie Scrafton

Red Hill hosted the last show from Fall Out Boy’s Australia’s MANIA tour, supported by Brisbane’s WAAX. One of my favorite venues, because of its location and wonderful views, there isn’t a bad seat in the house at Red Hill Auditorium.

The guys came on stage with a full screen video backdrop and a quality lighting show for maximum effect. The venue was close to capacity and the punters fully charged for this show after good feedback from their other Aussie shows, and so the Perth – Fall Out Boy adventure began.

The set list was a nostalgic journey over the last 17 years as well as an exposé of their latest release. Streamers cascaded down on a delighted crowd inside the mosh, second song in – it’s like the boys wanted to hit the show running. Bassist Pete Wentz played the role of mouthpiece for the band, impressed by the location and the fact that there were actual real wild kangaroos hopping through the bush, close and easily viewed from the band room.

There were so many stand-out moments during this show: Centuries rocked the crowd like the anthem it has become; Patrick Stump playing solo on the mini grand piano Young and Menace; a short Drum Solo when Andy Hurley showed off his talent with a cute cover mega mix.

Wentz disappeared from the stage only to reappear elevated at the very back of the venue, for Dance, Dance & Wilson. He had time to run back on stage whilst some Lama mascots threw out T-Shirts to the fans.

Momentum only grew from then till the end of the show, with classic tracks mixed with new tracks from MANIA. Champion was performed to a video backdrop honoring the late Princess Diana, an emotive and confronting tribute.

Fall Out Boy sounded great, they engaged their fans, they performed well and their new material fits them. This show was a ‘Show’ but they still connected to the crowd and enjoyed themselves. I honestly walked out of that show with the biggest smile on my face, thank you Fall Out Boy, for those memories – pun intended.

Set List:
Hum Hallelujah
Sugar, We’re Going Down
Stay Frosty Royal Milk Tea
Save Rock and Roll
The Last of the Real Ones
Young and Menace
Drum Solo
Dance, Dance
Wilson (Expensive Mistakes)
I Don’t Care
This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race
Hold Me Tight or Don’t
Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy
Thanks for the Memories

Uma Thurman
My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)

LIVE: Fall Out Boy, Perth – 5 March, 2018

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