Fall Out Boy finds familiar faces at Milwaukee Warped gig
When the Warped Tour rolls into Milwaukee's Marcus Amphitheater on Sunday, June 19, Chicago's Fall Out Boy will be among the most anticipated acts.
The powered punk-rock quartet includes drummer Andy Hurley, a UWM grad from Menomonee Falls. Although the band has only been around for four years, Fall Out Boy already has much to be excited about.
The band released its major label debut, "From Under the Cork Tree," in May, and the compliments have been rolling. Rolling Stone has named the group one of its "10 Artists to Watch." The album debuted at #1 at Tower Online.
"Last year, it was hell," bassist/lyricist Pete Wentz says of the Warped Tour. "The shows were awesome, but the heat was crazy.
"It's a war of attrition because we traveled around in a van last year," Wentz adds. "But this year, we have a bus, so it's much better. We're really excited about Warped Tour this year. It's cool because older punk and newer punk get the chance to meet. The Offspring and The Transplants; it's just awesome."
The Milwaukee show is more than just a gig for Fall Out Boy, though.
"Our parents come to Milwaukee and catch our show," Wentz adds. "It's great to see the family."
Here are a few of the other bands on the long list of Warped Tour acts:
The Offspring -- This Southern California punk band has had its share of the spotlight throughout its long career. Though some songs have drifted out of the classic Offspring style and into the land of pop, the heart remains. The band releases a greatest hits album on June 21, which features the song "Can't Repeat."
The Transplants -- Formed in 1999, this group was an experiment that turned out better than members Tim Armstrong, Travis Barker and Rob Ashton had ever imagined. Armstrong had already had success with Rancid and Baker the same with Blink-182. Combing their musical forces allowed The Transplants to have an already mature punk sound.
Dropkick Murphys -- When Dropkick Murphys formed in 1996, it wasn't a serious effort. The band wanted to just have some fun playing in basements. They release "The Warrior's Code," a new album, on June 21.
Matchbook Romance -- Once known as The Getaway, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.'s Matchbook Romance is currently working on their follow-up to "Stories & Alibis."
wow these chicks are whacked. ps- that band sucks majorly
Clairee said: oops.. forgot to add my email... firstname.lastname@example.org... you guys should totally come... and bring PATRICK... lol ~claire
Clairee said: I cannot believe FALLOUT BOY was in milwaukee on June 19th... that is like 2 hours away from me... AND to top it off... my birthday was on June 21st... It would have been a perfect birthday present... I am so mad at myself for missing you guys... DANG! Well... Come to Stevens Point to visit me! I just want you guys to know... I love Patrick... and my cousin LOVES PETE...ok well...im leaving now... I love you patrick, clairee
aspiring young rock chick!?! said: all i got say is if ya dont lik fall out boy then wat crap do ya lik. fall out boy ar due to b big and let me say they will b hott just like pete is...great band and great music.
Newbomb Turk said: Dropkick Murphys & the Riverboat Gamblers are really the only stand-outs in the Warped line-ups. Local band Red Knife Lottery also. The rest of the pop-punk-puke-poop can truly be flushed.
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