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Fall Out Boy’s Sold Out Chicago Homecoming Show Rocks Intimate Venue Tour

May 21, 2013 4:20 PM

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CHICAGO, IL – THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013: Fall Out Boy performs live at The Riviera Theatre in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Danielle Clasing / B96 Chicago)

CHICAGO, IL – THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013: Fall Out Boy performs live at The Riviera Theatre in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Danielle Clasing / B96 Chicago)

CHICAGO, IL – THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013: Fall Out Boy performs live at The Riviera Theatre in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Danielle Clasing / B96 Chicago)

CHICAGO, IL – THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013: Fall Out Boy performs live at The Riviera Theatre in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Danielle Clasing / B96 Chicago)

By Danielle Clasing

After announcing their reunion after an indefinite hiatus this February live at B96/Chicago, Fall Out Boy’s remarkable comeback brought them to their hometown once again for a sold-out show at the intimate Riviera Theatre on Thursday night.

Fall Out Boy bassist/lyricist Pete Wentz took the time to acknowledge the band’s roots during the set. “We’ve been really lucky to be in this band. We rep Chicago around the world,” Wentz shared. The performance featured songs from their entire career, opening the show with “Thriller” from their 2007 album Infinity on High.

They will continue their small venue tour until they hit the bigger arenas this fall. A few days ago FOB announced that they’d be coming back to the Windy City to headline Riot Fest in September.

In their years apart they’ve matured and their new-found sincerity shone through to their loyal fans. The energy in the theater from the floor all the way up to the balcony was a reminder of how intense the fan connection can truly be; endless sweaty, cheering bodies moving to the thumping bass and flashing lights.

Read the rest of this review at b96.cbslocal.com!

See photos from Fall Out Boy’s sold out Chicago homecoming here.

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