In 2009 the band went on a hiatus. Now they are back and with either a lofty or tongue firmly in cheek aspiration to save rock and roll. The pop/punk band led by Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump had really past their best before date by the time they released their last album, Folie à Deux. Fans will be happy to learn that in the five years since their last album that not much has changed for the band. They continue to do everything full out. It is all at maximum. That kind of musical enthusiasm can go one of two ways – crash and burn or soar. What has changed (and you would have to think that this was a natural progression) is their sound. The band began as a hardcore punk band then moved on to pop punk and have now settled into a more arena pop sound.
They are still a band whose music can best be enjoyed loud and this really lends to their live show. Lead singer Patrick Stump seems to be one of the rare young vocalists who sound the same live as they do on CDs.
The music they make is targeted to the teenage section of the population as it is filled with plenty of love, drama and angst.
-Date: May 25, 2013
-Ticket Purchase: www.ticketmaster.ca
-Ticket Price: $43.15 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 8:00 p.m. (Doors @ 6:30 p.m.)