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Wintour Is The "Irresistible" Tour Of The Year (A Show Review)

Check out the show review of what could arguably be one of the best tours of 2016: Wintour, with Fall Out Boy, Awolnation, and PVRIS.

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Fall Out Boy kicked off their USA shows of the Wintour this week in. Here we'll review the first US stop of the tour, at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, FL.


Anomie Rose / Azalie Duque

The first of three bands on this tour to get on stage were PVRIS. It's a usual phenomenon for the first band to play to an arena/venue that isn't entirely filled; however, this did not stop or slow them down by any means. The group did some of their biggest songs off their album White Noise whilst pumping the crowd along to jump and clap to the rhythm when appropriate. They also performed their latest single "You and I" which elicited a positive reaction from the crowd. Lynn's vocals were as powerful as ever, and their performance only confirmed the suspicions and rumors regarding PVRIS: 2016 will be the year they conquer.


Anomie Rose / Azalie Duque

After the female-fronted band tore down their set-up, the next group to take the stage was Awolnation. And "take the stage" they did. Awolnation's set was a peculiar one, with almost seizure-inducing light strobes and a trippy background. Some songs were particularly intense with a kind of "screamo" tinge to it. They covered their basic hits, to which people swayed along and shook their bodies accordingly. They also played their song "Woman Woman" which they released a video for earlier the same week the tour began. After a killer drum solo by drummer Isaac Carpenter, the group "burned it down" to make way for the final and highly anticipated act...

...Fall Out Boy

Anomie Rose / Azalie Duque

By the time FOB got on stage, all the seats and the GA pit were completely filled. And the best part was that the attendees ranged from 6 year-olds to 40+ year-olds (who went without kids!)

Honestly, what better way to start out your set than by reminding your fans how "irresistible" you are? From their song that has probably gotten at least a dozen different videos for it (not literally, but there have been a few different renditions made), the band's set list really spanned out. They covered a lot of songs from American Beauty/American Psycho, such as AB/AP, "Centuries," "Uma Thurman," "Fourth of July," and many more. Of all the AB/AP songs played, "Novocaine" was probably the strongest one that really grasped the entire sold-out venue. Some of the more popular tunes from the previous album were also played. While "Phoenix" and "Save Rock and Roll" were absolutely phenomenal, the one that has everyone screaming in their seats was "Alone Together." There's something about relating to a bunch of other "troubled souls" that don't know where they're going that just moves the people.

Arguably, the best parts were the many #fbf the band gave the crowd by going back to their roots and playing their originals from Infinity On High and From Under the Cork Tree.

The encore that incorporated actual flaming barrels of doom (okay maybe not of doom) and included two songs--"My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light Em Up)" and "Saturday"--was the cherry on top of the whipped cream on top of the heavily iced, delicious cake.

As a fan of Fall Out Boy since my emo preteen years, and having this be my second FOB show, all I--and surely any other fan--can say is

Thnks Fr Th Mmrs, FOB.

Make sure to catch this tour as swings by your neck o' the woods! These are the remaining dates and stops:

March 1 N. Charleston, SC North Charleston Coliseum

March 2 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena

March 4 New York, NY Madison Square Garden

March 5 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Resort Casino

March 6 Syracuse, NY War Memorial Arena at The Oncenter

March 8 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena

March 9 Dayton, OH Wright State University Nutter Center

March 10 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center

March 12 Chicago, IL United Center

March 14 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena

March 17 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena

March 18 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum

March 19 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center

March 20 San Antonio, TX Freeman Coliseum

March 22 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena

March 23 Colorado Springs, CO Broadmoor World Arena

March 25 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena

March 26 Irvine, CA Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre

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