Fall Out Boy Bring Pyro-Filled "M A N I A" Show To Packed AFAS LIVE
For the European âM A N I Aâ tourleg, Fall Out Boy are joined by Fueled By Ramenâs Against The Current, fronted by the charming Chrissy Costanza. We got to the venue on time to see Against The Current warm up the crowd for the main event of the evening.
Against The Current released their debut record âIn Our Bonesâ back in 2016 and have been in The Netherlands numerous times prior and during the âIn Our Bonesâ tour cycle. All of their shows here were headliner shows, so weâve seen the band perform in small venueâs, but havenât yet seen what the band are capable of in such a massive setting. A fair share of FOB fans were familiar with Against The Current and their songs and they even premiered two brand new tracks live. Both the old and the new tracks were played in a stellar fashion and it made us very excited for the bandâs new material. Chrissy Costanza knows how to entertain a crowd, whether big or small and danced her heart our on stage while maintaining high quality vocals. Her dance moves and vocals reminded us of a young Hayley Williams and that is a comparison we donât take lightly. Keep tabs on this band, as theyâre moving to higher grounds sooner or later!
Enough about the past... letâs move on from American Psycho/American Beauty era to the new era: âM A N I Aâ.
Everyone with somewhat functioning ears know that Fall Out Boy are a stellar live band, weâve known this for ages. Patrick Stumpâs voice is one that comes along once per decade and his live vocals are just as enchanting as the ones on the albums. Pete Wentz is the charisma behind the band and obviously plays his part in the tracks splendidly, but also invests time in between of tracks to speech and interact with fans. Drummer ... knows what heâs doing and besides playing the Fall Out Boy tracks without a hinch, is also capable of rocking a fast-paced heavy metal song behind the drumset as he showcased on his brief drum solo. Guitarist Joe Trohman couldn't be present at the current tour, as he and his wife recently welcomed a new addition to their family into the world!
Fall Out Boy continued their mixture of tracks from all eraâs with the classic âSugar, Weâre Goin Downâ which commenced with a loud bang caused by fireworks near the roof. This continued, with effects on the screens, fireworks, pyro, confetti cannons as the band raced through some of their best hits including âCenturiesâ, âImmortalsâ and the new âM A N I Aâ tracks âThe Last Of The Real Onesâ and âStay Frosty Royal Milk Teaâ.
The special effects surrounding the bandâs stellar performance maintained throughout the whole set and reached its peak nearing the end of the show, as âMy Songs Know What You Did In The Darkâ took the pyro game to the level thatâs comparable to what I assume what the 7th layer of Hell looks like (in the best way possible).
Long story short, if you get the opportunity to see Fall Out Boy on one of the remaining shows on the âM A N I Aâ tour, take it and get ready to be amazed. Check out all the photos from Fall Out Boy and Against The Current in the galleries by Eva van Kuik below!