Fall Out Boy's Feb. 5 concert at New York City's Webster Hall was both a celebration of the past and a glimpse into the future, as the band effortlessly blended older material with selections from their forthcoming Save Rock and Roll record, which is due out May 7.
More than three years had passed since the last time Fall Out Boy graced a New York City stage, and the sold out Webster Hall show proved that concertgoers in the Big Apple sorely missed the pop punk stylings of Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump and company.
Drawing heavily from 2003's iconic Take This to Your Grave, Fall Out Boy revved up the crowd with classic gems like "Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy" and "Calm Before the Storm," before delivering fan favorites "Dance, Dance" and "Sugar, We're Goin Down," from 2005's From Under the Cork Tree.
Surprisingly, there was no letdown in intensity when the band performed "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up), Fall Out Boy's first new song since 2009's "Alpha Dog." The New York City crowd appeared to know all the words, and embrace the new tune with open arms and ears.
Fall Out Boy also played another new song from Save Rock and Roll, a catchy, melodic number called "Light Em' Up."
Fall Out Boy, who went on hiatus in 2009, is back with a new album, new tour and new attitude.
Save Rock and Roll will be out in stores across the United States on May 7.
The Save Rock and Roll record also marks the tenth anniversary of the band's iconic debut full length, Take This to Your Grave.
"When we were kids the only thing that got us through most days was music. It's why we started Fall Out Boy in the first place," the band explained via Tumblr. "This isn't a reunion because we never broke up. We needed to plug back in and make some music that matters to us."
Fall Out Boy will be back in the New York City area on May 29, as they are set to play at Terminal 5.
Tickets for Fall Out Boy's Terminal 5 show have not yet gone on sale.