Fall Out Boy kicked off their Boys of Zummer tour with Wiz Khalifa last night in Camden, NJ at the Susquehanna Bank Center to thousands of fans and critical praise. The DCD2 Records/Island Records artists played a 90-minute set featuring songs from their hit album American Beauty/American Psycho as well as favorites from previous records.
“The cross-pollination of the two genres worked,” Billboard raved of the tour’s double bill, commenting that Fall Out Boy “came out with all guns blazing… and owning the audience from the second they launched into their opener.”
Continuing to expand the boundaries of live performance, fans in the back were given an unexpected thrill when the band took an underground tunnel to the venue’s lawn and played an acoustic set consisting of “Immortals” and “Young Volcanoes.”
Fall Out Boy’s custom wardrobe kits for the tour were created exclusively for the band by Lot, Stock and Barrel with an overarching concept of creating an elevated and thought-provoking wardrobe kit that was both functional and engaging. All artwork features lyrics and symbology associated with American Beauty/American Psycho. The collection features three unique vintage-inspired graphic t-shirts hand printed on LS&B vintage over-dyed t-shirts as well as Made in The USA denim vests, four pocket utility shirts and black lightweight bomber jackets specially produced by Feltraiger from New York City. The band premiered some of the items during their performance of “Uma Thurman” on Late Night with Seth Meyers on June 8.
Fans can catch Fall Out Boy performing on The Today Show’s summer concert series tomorrow morning on NBC before the tour’s next stop in Holmdel, NJ on June 13 at the PNC Bank Arts Center.
The Boys of Zummer tour will continue through 35+ cities across North America including Chicago, Toronto, Nashville, St. Louis, Atlanta, Dallas and Las Vegas before concluding at Los Angeles’ famed Hollywood Bowl on Aug. 10. The show also features sets by DJ Drama and openers Hoodie Allen and DCD2 Records labelmate MAX performing his hit single, “Gibberish,” among other songs.