Mmrs Were Made at Fall Out Boy

Orlando, Florida – If this isn’t your first time seeing Fall Out Boy, they make quite the splash on the second leg of their tour, aptly titled “So Much For (2our) Dust.” If this is your first time seeing Fall Out Boy, you’re in for a treat on this one.

The lineup for this date was one for the true emo kids with younger Gen Zers represented through opener Games We Play, a Floridian pop-punk trio signed to Fueled By Ramen and DCD2, Fall Out Boy frontmen Patrick Stump and Pete Wentz’s record label. Led by Emmyn Calleiro whose songs were not for this reviewer but held value in lyrics speaking of everything from mental health to dating, it reminded me of a time when those songs were written for teenage me (in a good way).

Games We Play Setlist:

  1. Get A Job
  2. The End
  3. Naked
  4. I Hope You’re Happy


Next up was The Maine, a rock band that reinvents itself constantly throughout every era and one that could fairly be considered even genre-neutral depending on their latest release – but one that anyone growing up in the early 2000s alt scene knows from their MySpace-friendly songs like “The Way We Talk”. Needless to say, if you see this band now, you’re going to be amazed by the difference in an exceptionally good way. “Blame” kicked off the set with nothing but pure energy and confidence from the white-clad members. “Loved You A Little,” a collaboration between vocalist Charlotte Sands and punk kings Taking Back Sunday did an amazing job of bridging heartbreak and too-cool-for-emotion vibes that left me adding it to my Spotify playlist before leaving the show.

The Maine Setlist:

  1. blame
  2. Sticky
  3. Slip the Noose
  4. Dirty, Pretty, Beautiful
  5. Black Butterflies & Déjà Vu
  6. thoughts i have while lying in bed
  7. Girls Do What They Want (Brought a fan on stage)
  8. Loved You a Little



Jimmy Eat World was my to-see, and they were not one to miss for fans both new and old alike. The Arizona-based punk legends played numerous songs off their best-selling 2004 album Bleed American, including every early 2000s movie and show’s favorite “Hear You Me” and “Sweetness”, both to a thrilled audience. The confidence with which Jimmy Eat World performs blew my mind, something I can only attribute to years and years of performing. Rock-heavy “My Best Theory” was my favorite, off 2010’s Invented. “The Middle” completed their set, bringing back those feel-good vibes easily.

Jimmy Eat World Setlist:

  1. A Praise Chorus
  2. Big Casino
  3. Sweetness
  4. Something Loud
  5. Lucky Denver Mint
  6. My Best Theory
  7. All the Way (Stay)
  8. For Me This Is Heaven
  9. Work
  10. Let It Happen
  11. Hear You Me
  12. Pain
  13. Just Tonight…
  14. Bleed American
  15. The Middle



Fall Out Boy surprised me with this show, and looking back I’m not sure why. The sold-out Orlando date of this tour held at the Kia Center provided the perfect backdrop to this concert, full of nostalgic fan favorites rarely played at shows like energetic track “Bang the Doldrums” and piano reprise “Golden” off the band’s 2007 record Infinity On High, the album that put the beloved Chicago-origin band back on mainstream music charts after the success of 2005’s From Under the Cork Tree

Fans were rabid after the fiery pyrotechnic-filled performance of “The Phoenix” (featuring a bass flamethrower, of all things) and the band certainly didn’t disappoint. Lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Patrick Stump and bassist Pete Wentz shared the stage equitably with lead guitarist Joe Trohman and drummer Andy Hurley, reinforcing that Fall Out Boy is a band and remains that way. 20+ years of performances didn’t hold them back from giving it their all for fans across all eras of the band, playing early favorites like “Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy” to the radio-friendly “Centuries” and so many more.

One of the highlights of the night had to be when bassist Pete Wentz joined the crowd on a single riser at the rear of the stadium floor to perform bass-heavy smash hit “Dance Dance” to surprised, but delighted fans. If you wanted fanservice, this show gave it to you across the board.

This show served as a reminder that as much as bands change, they can stay the same. Fall Out Boy reminded their fans, both new and old, that they haven’t forgotten their basement punk roots as they catapulted into being one of the most successful rock bands of all time. Well done indeed!

So Much For (2our) Dust continues with various dates before concluding on April 6 at the sold-out Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Fall Out Boy Setlist:

  1. Love From the Other Side
  2. The Phoenix
  3. Sugar, We’re Goin Down
  4. Uma Thurman
  5. A Little Less Sixteen Candles, a Little More “Touch Me”
  6. Homesick at Space Camp
  7. Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy
  8. Calm Before the Storm
  9. This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race
  10. Disloyal Order of Water Buffaloes
  11. Heaven, Iowa
  12. Bang the Doldrums
  13. Headfirst Slide Into Cooperstown on a Bad Bet
  14. Fake Out
  15. Golden
  16. What a Catch, Donnie
  17. Don’t Stop Me Now
  18. So Much (for) Stardust
  19. Baby Annihilation
  20. The Power of Love
  21. Dance, Dance
  22. Hold Me Like a Grudge
  23. Alpha Dog
  24. My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)
  25. Thnks fr th Mmrs
  26. Centuries
  27. Saturday


All Photos: Ashley Rivera Mercado

Show Date: March 15, 2024