The rumours have been flying around all week after a cheeky tweet posted by the band, but today it was confirmed that Fall Out Boy will indeed be returning to New Zealand in March next year.
It will have been 3 years since our favourite Chicago pop-rockers were last here for Westfest – the short-lived festival that died with the demise of Australia’s Soundwave Festival in 2016 – when they return and take the (outdoor!!) stage at Waitakere’s Trusts Arena on March 7th, and they will most certainly be welcomed back with open arms by fans both old and new.
The tour will commence in Australia 6 months after the release of their upcoming album MANIA (out September 15th), before finishing up right here in NZ. Fall Out Boy gives their all to every performance, and while they are basically all living that dad life now, they haven’t lost any of the magic or the energy that has always made them stand out among the masses. Prepare yourselves for a stunning night of rock meets pop as the New Zealand Summer draws to a close, I promise there isn’t a single better way to bid farewell to the sunshine.
Since the tour is in support of MANIA, we can expect a setlist filled with new tracks, and while many fans will have seen the band live before, there’s nothing quite like seeing a song performed for the very first time. As it stands right now, we’ve been treated to 2 singles off the record, Young and Menace and Champion, and while opinions on the tracks – which are a far cry from anything most of us expected – are mixed, there’s still no doubt that this is the same Fall Out Boy we fell in love with all those years ago with Take This To Your Grave.
Tickets go on general sale on July 20th at 9am, with a Ticketek presale taking place from July 18th at 9am through to July 20th at 8am (or earlier if the presale allocation sells out!).
You can get your tickets right here.