Monumentour, the co-headlining tour starring alternative rock bands Paramore and Fall Out Boy, is already in full swing. Haven’t gotten your tickets yet because you don’t know if you want to go? Here’s five reasons why you should splurge and buy a ticket to one of this summer’s hottest concert tours.
1. It’s all your middle school dreams come true.
Remember the good old days when all you listened to was Paramore’s RIOT! and Fall Out Boy’s From Under The Cork Tree? You’ll be able to hear songs from both of those albums, all in the same night. Whether you want to rock out to “Misery Business” or scream the lyrics to “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down” with your best friend, you’ll be able to relive the golden years of early-2000s pop punk.
2. New Politics & LOLO.
Every great tour needs great opening acts, right? Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz recently expanded his record label, Decaydance, rebranding it as DCD2. Along with the expansion, he signed two new artists: former Broadway actress Lauren Pritchard (now going by the stage name LOLO) and Denmark/Copenhagen-based rock band New Politics. If you attended Fall Out Boy’s reunion tour last summer, you may remember New Politics as the support act. Whether it was the breakdancing or the backflips, the trio sure knows how to pump up a crowd. LOLO, featured on Panic! At The Disco’s hit single “Miss Jackson”, joins New Politics onstage to cover the P!ATD hit and duets with Fall Out Boy during “Just One Yesterday”. Read more about the expansion of Decaydance Records here.
3. Two words: drum off.
Fall Out Boy lead singer Patrick Stump wasn’t initially the lead singer of the pop punk group. Originally, he auditioned for drums, but was later coaxed into providing lead vocals for the band. With drums being his personal favorite and primary instrument, this summer is the first he’s able to show his talent onstage in front of fans. Stump and Fall Out Boy drummer Andy Hurley battle it out onstage, in the form of a dual drum cover of Slayer’s “Raining Blood”.
4. Paramore’s very own Jeremy Davis.
Paramore bassist Jeremy Davis took off a few months on “daddy duty” to take care of his newborn baby girl. Due to his brief departure, Paramore became two, leaving frontwoman Hayley Williams as the only original member of the rock group…only for a few short months. What better way to welcome Jeremy back into touring by playing amphitheaters all summer?
5. The shenanigans.
From confetti to balloons to actual fire, Monumentour has been proved to be Fall Out Boy and Paramore’s best shows yet. And with the two biggest alternative rock groups of the decade touring together, there’s bound to be pranks, collaborations, and even some onstage performances together. Hayley Williams performed onstage with Fall Out Boy back in January to promote the tour, so maybe Fall Out Boy will join Paramore onstage for a little “Misery Business”. Who knows, right?
Monumentour makes its way to Phoenix on August 8th at Ak-Chin Pavilion. All tickets for the show can be purchased on Livenation, over the phone or in person at the Ak-Chin box office. Don’t miss summer’s hottest tour stopping through the Valley, and Paramore and Fall Out Boy’s first time back in the Valley in over a year.