Review: Fall Out Boy And Wiz Khalifa Bring Their Eclectic “Boys Of Zummer” Tour To Town

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(PCM) Proving that any type of genre stereotypes are a thing of the past, Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa brought their eclectic “Boys Of Zummer” tour to the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ. The bill boasted co-headlining sets from both Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa and was rounded out by opening sets from MAX, Hoodie Allen and DJ Drama.

The show kicked off with a blazing performance from MAX, who was just recently named on of MTV’s Artist’s To Watch in 2015 and has earned a tremendous following thanks to the success of his delightfully catchy single “Gibberish”.  Watching MAX perform could be likened to watching a ball of energy grow and explode on the stage, such a fun guy! We had a chance to catch up with MAX prior to his performance to discuss his upcoming album due out this fall, his work with Rancid’s Tim Armstrong, and of course the Boys Of Zummer tour! Full interview below:

The anxious crowd continued to buzz as Hoodie Allen took to the stage and if they were not amped enough after MAX’s high energy performance, Hoodie Allen certainly had them soaring to another level. It was quite apparent that the crowd was eagerly anticipating the evenings headline performances by both Wiz Khalifa and Fall Out Boy.

It is truly amazing to see just how far a performer such as Wiz Khalifa has come over the years. I can clearly remember catching his set back at Bonnaroo in 2010 when “Black & Yellow” was a staple on both the top forty and hip-hop radio stations and seeing just how massive his fan base has become is so inspiring.

Wiz Khalifa’s cool and laid-back vibe appeals to multitude of people and his music has a true cross-genre impact on fans of not only hip-hop, but pop rock as well. As an artist, he has become a hit machine and it was fantastic to hear all over our favorites, old and new, packed into his current set list.

Wiz Khalifa oozes individuality and urges his fans to behave in much the same fashion urging them to always be sure to stay true to themselves. His positive attitude is infectious and it is refreshing to listen to an artist that is actually trying to make us think and feel something within their music.

Wiz Khalifa Set List:
Ass Drop
Black and Yellow
Roll Up
Paperbond
Let It Go
The Race
So High
No Sleep
Work Hard, Play Hard
Taylor Gang
Young Wild & Free
Promises
Staying Out All Night
You And Your Friends
See You Again

To close out the evening, Fall Out Boy burst onto the stage with their mega-hit 2005’s “Sugar, We’re Going Down” and wow, were we in for one heck of an amazing set.  Fall Out Boy have always been one of my favorite bands to catch live, as they literally mesmerize the crowd from the beginning to the bitter end of their performance.  This night was no different!

The crowd was hooked on every note that poured forth from the stage. It was quite apparent that Fall Out Boy put their heart and soul into the performance and the crowd reciprocated with unwavering adoration.  The stage show was phenomenal and the band’s talent shined even brighter when they retreated to a special stage in the back of the venue to perform acoustic versions of both “Immortals” and “Young Volcanoes”, I especially adored the acoustic version of the latter.

After the short acoustic break the adrenaline began pumping stronger than ever as the band plowed through hits such as “American Beauty/American Psycho”, “I Don’t Care”, and current hit “Centuries” before closing out with “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light em’ up)” and “Saturday”.

Fall Out Boy Set List:
Sugar, We’re Goin Down
Irresistible
The Phoenix
A Little Less Sixteen Candles, a Little More “Touch Me”
Thriller
Alone Together
This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race
Immortals
Young Volcanoes
Drum Solo
Dance, Dance
American Beauty/American Psycho
Uma Thurman
Thnks fr th Mmrs
I Don’t Care
Centuries
My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)
Saturday

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