Since the day Fall Out Boy announced their hiatus in 2009, rumours were already flying about a possible reunion, and only 3 weeks ago, the band confirmed; Fall Out Boy were back. With a new single (My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark) a new album announced for April 15/16, and 3 European club dates including our very own London, their incredibly loyal fan base could not believe their luck. And neither could HTS when we arrived at Camden Underworld on Monday evening, hearts pounding with anticipation, and fear that we were about to get crushed by the other 499 avid fans waiting to get into the venue. Standing in the crowd inside, you could tell it was about to get sweaty, emotional, and brutal. All ages, all genders, all “stereotypes” were present, all connected by the fact that we fucking love Fall Out Boy. Suddenly, 8:30pm was upon us, and so were FOB. Welcomed on stage by Jay Z (“Thriller”) Pete, Patrick, Andy and Joe catapult onstage to (obviously) a frenzy of screams and fists, and a surge forward. Leading into “I Slept With Someone in Fall Out Boy (etc)” and “A Little Less Sixteen Candles”, Pete announces in between that “you’ve angered our nanny, he’s on stage a lot” referring to his huge bodyguard, a reminder that this is a band who’s key member (Pete, even though we think they’re all fabulous) is still very, very famous. This may be a small show, but FOB are in no way small time.
The 22 song set never falters, including hits from Take This To Your Grave (who’s 10 year anniversary is in May) From Under The Cork Tree, and their most commercially successful album, Infinity on High. What is so important though, is the effect they still have on their fans, the caring they show, and in turn, the songs they choose to play; the ones they never play. “Some of the best times of my life have been with this band” gushes Wentz, and later gets all emosh on us with the sentiment that; “don’t let anyone tell you that one song can’t change your life because it can”. This is what separates Fall Out Boy and their fans from other fan bases, the connection between them, even after 4 years. You Me At Six are spotted on the balcony, proving further just how important this reunion show is to EVERYONE. The 2 hours fly by, the jumping and most pits climax, and 21 songs later, we’re reaching the end of the encore, and “Saturday”, and this reviewer crowd surfs to the front (about 4 rows, I like a good view), ruins her knee on landing, and when being guided back into the crowd, high fives Pete Wentz on her way past, who has a huge grin on his face. The hiatus was clearly a dark time for all four guys, and we’re so happy that “the break’s over”…
(Would have been 5 stars but the pole in the middle of the floor in Camden Underworld is a BITCH and that annoyed us thoroughly, soz.)
Today 49 new bands were announced for Download Festival 2013! With overseas acts added as well as home grown talent, this is definitely the announcement we’ve been waiting for. Full list below.
Slam Dunk fever has taken over, as we prepare for the first event of the festival season! SD has spread it’s wings this year with not only North (Leeds) and South (Hatfield) but also Glasgow, Cardiff and Midlands (Wolverhampton).
There have been a few announcements already, not exactly culminating in excitement from Slam Dunk fans, but we have news for you. It’s about to get a whoooole lot better. We’re doing our research, and that plus a very interesting “leaked” Slam Dunk poster mean we can now predict:
Little is going on in Camp MCR (forgetting the Mikey Way cheating scandal) but what we do know is about as rumour-heavy as FOB’s reunion. But that did happen…
Tonight at 7:35pm, Zane Lowe man announced the next 6 bands for Leeds & Reading Festivals.
1: HEADLINER: Biffy Clyro (said it was an honour to close the festival, so Sunday at Reading?)
2: MAIN STAGE: System Of A Down
3: MAIN STAGE: Bring Me The Horizon. Oli sounded really impressed on the phone to Zane…
4: MAIN STAGE: Jake Bugg
5: MAIN STAGE: Foals
6: FALL OUT BOY!
@OfficialRandL just tweeted “@OfficialRandL: Tune into @zanelowe on @BBCR1 from 7pm TONIGHT! http://t.co/6Fr53Ll8″
Rumours include Biffy Clyro & Fall Out Boy (of course)
According to PupFresh (http://bit.ly/XRzowd) FOB will be announcing their reunion at 8am CST (2pm GMT/London) today!
“There are rumblings that Fall Out Boy will make the announcement about returning from hiatus at 8AM CST on Chicago radio station, Q87.7.”
Listen to Q87.7 here: http://www.q877.com/
Since the news first broke on propertyofzack last week that there was a FOB reunion (and tour) in the works, and it had been CONFIRMED, we haven’t been able to stop ourselves constantly googling the band for more rumours.
So here’s the FULL AND LATEST roundup of what’s going on FOB-side. Including, an announcement, TODAY?!
Our third and final video from our tour diary with Reckless Love is here, and it’s crazy! We get the rare chance to film the boys backstage as they get ready for the show, and follow them on stage for their incredible intro. We also chat to Pepe and Hessu about the future, tour memories, and The Spice Girls!
Here at Hit The Scene we had the pleasure of joining Reckless Love on a few of their tour dates this October, you may have already seen the Nottingham videos, so here’s the second instalment of our tour diary, it’s Manchester!
Here at Hit The Scene we love merry metallers Reckless Love, and couldn’t resist the chance to catch up with the guys on their UK tour this month. We hit Nottingham on Saturday to chat about tour habits, play some games and take a look at their digs. Check them out below…
Hailing from California, THE STORY SO FAR are one of the most exciting bands on the circuit right now. They made their mark in style, playing some amazing shows in the UK earlier this year including Slam Dunk festival and are returning to our shores this November for a handful of headline shows and to support NEW FOUND GLORY and also take a slot at Warped Tour UK in London.
Continue reading for dates…