Amidst a massive co-headling tour with Paramore, alt-rockers Fall Out Boy will be making a solo stop TONIGHT at Nashville’s Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel (Paramore are absent from this one, presumably due to Fontanel’s size) for their first large-scale Nashville show since their surprise 2013 comeback (the rockers did, however, play The Ryman and Rocketown last year). Out in support of their Butch Walker-produced fifth album, Save Rock and Roll, Fall Out Boy have been relentlessly touring the planet since last summer, managed to drop an impromptu hardcore punk album with help from Ryan Adams in the fall, and released 11 music videos which effectively amount to a short film. Far removed from their emo and pop punk beginnings, the band are a force to be reckoned with, and one worthy of your attention whether you’re into the scene they emerged from or not. Tickets for tonight are still on sale, and you can find out more below.
FALL OUT BOY
Formed in 2001 in suburban Chicago, Fall Out Boy first exploded onto the national scene with their 2005 sophomore release, From Under the Cork Tree. After quickly becoming the poster boys for a new wave of mainstream pop punk and emo, the group proceeded to defy expectations and push their sound in a progressive and more broadly encompassing direction on subsequent releases. Though they spent several years on hiatus following 2008’s Folie a Deux, the band returned with a better focus, tighter sound, and broader appeal last year, effectively becoming the biggest carryover from the mid-00’s pop punk scene (despite abandoning most elements of the sound; a musical virtue that has aided in their perseverance). Though some could argue Fall Out Boy’s strengths did not lie in their live performances in earlier years, the band have become tighter and better than ever since reemerging, providing a spectacle and energy that rock and roll is largely lacking in this day in age. Old fan or new, you don’t want to miss them, especially not in a setting as spectacular as Fontanel.
Hailing from Denmark, poppy alt rockers New Politics have become a regular fixture on the road with Fall Out Boy over the past year. Best known for their hits “Harlem” and “Tonight You’re Perfect,” the trio are a less complex but infinitely fun choice to get things warmed up.
Fall Out Boy and New Politics will perform TONIGHT, July 13, at The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel. The show is all ages, begins at at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), and tickets are available for $45.