The Save Rock and Roll Tour, featuring Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, and Twenty One Pilots, made a stop at a sold-out Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday, September 5, 2013. The venue started to fill up well before the first band began their set. The floor was packed with fans, many who arrived early in the morning to secure a spot up-front by the stage to be as close as possible to the bands.
Alternative pop duo Twenty One Pilots made their way on stage donning skeleton masks and proved to be a great start to the energetic evening. The two-man band features Tyler Joseph as lead singer and Josh Dun as drummer. Their album “Vessels” was released earlier this year. They concluded their set by saying to the crowd “We’re Twenty One Pilots and we’re the opening band.” The screaming cheers from the crowd were a telling sign that the band is on their way to headlining their own tour very soon.
Next to perform was Panic! at the Disco. The band’s dressy outfits complemented their on-stage presence. Brandon Urie’s vocals and highly energetic stage presence only served to lift the crowd further off their feet. The performance was above and beyond anything that the eager crowd expected. Panic! at the Disco is set to release their fourth studio album, “Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!” on October 8th. The record’s first single, “Miss Jackson”, was released in July.
The crowd went crazy when Fall Out Boy hit the stage wearing black ski masks. Bassist Pete Wentz’s energy and charismatic stage presence really got the fans pumped up for the set. Patrick Stump sung each song with soulful full-throated passion, and at times the crowd sang even louder. Impressive as each of these individual talents are, it’s apparent the gelling of their personalities and the band’s mission comes together to make the songs soar in concert. Fall Out Boy’s fifth studio album, “Save Rock and Roll”, was released on February 5th of this year and sold 154,000 units in its first week to become the band’s second No. 1 album. The album’s lead single “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)” scored a top 15 position on the charts.
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