UK Dates For Rescheduled Hella Mega Tour Announced

Does everyone remember The Hella Mega Tour? The massive Stadium tour featuring Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer? Well because of COVID it got put back which has happened again and is now going to happen in 2022.

The band have released a short statement for fans, which you can read below:

“Europe + UK. -this past year has been chaotic to say the very least, and while we hoped we’d be able to make the Hella Mega Tour a reality for you this summer, COVID had other plans. With that being said, your shows will now be happening in 2022. Your tickets are good for the new dates, so make sure to hold onto them!

And for all of you in the US, we’re still planning on coming to see you this summer!”

Here’s the dates:

June 2022

24th – London Stadium, London

25th – John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield

27th – VENUE TBA, Dublin

29th = Bellahouston Park, Glasgow

Pete Wentz Of Fall Out Boy Debuts New Radio Show On Apple Music

Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz has revealed that he has a brand new show on Apple Music. 

Titled as Loud And Sad Radio and is co-hosted with Elliot Ingham and will feature a “collection of music, ideas, interests and off the wall randomness that represents the epitome of Pete, including movies, emo, rap, punk rock, classic rock, sneakers, bad jokes, dad jokes, Twitter ephemera, and beyond.”

The first episode is out now and Pete had this to say about it:

“You’ve really got to think about this as moments meeting from divergent courses, somewhere in the realm of the TV show Curb Your Enthusiasm meets the movie Drive. And this is what Loud and Sad Radio is… It doesn’t have to be loud and it doesn’t have to be sad, but there’s some things that just have that vibe. Loud and sad is a vibe to me.”
 

In it he chats about Caddyshack 2, Kim Kardashian’s appearance in the ‘Thnks Fr Th Mmrs’ video, Aerosmith’s ‘I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing’ and Batman as well playing music from the likes of The WeekndLinkin ParkParamore and more!

Check it out via the following link.

Joe Trohman Of Fall Out Boy Announces New Podcast

Fall Out Boy’s Joe Trohman has announced he’s launching a new podcast.

Titled as ‘I Hate Myself with Joe Trohman’ and will focus on in-depth and honest conversations about leading a successful career in music whilst suffering daily with depression and anxiety. 

The first episode is set to air next Wednesday (March 17th) and the first guest is going to be Seth Green. 

Here’s a quick synopsis for the show:

“I HATE MYSELF is a podcast hosted by Joe Trohman, co-founder of Fall Out Boy. This unscripted series features in-depth interviews with celebrities, creators, and other “successful-types,” discussing how mental health has impacted their lives, coping mechanisms they’ve learned, and how they’re able to thrive while living with depression and anxiety.

A clinically depressed “man” with over two decades of psychotherapy under his tool-belt, Joe, along with his co-host, comedy writer Wade Randolph, will be just the tool you’ve always needed for every sad and stressful occasion!”

A trailer for the first episode can be heard here.

Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump & Pete Wetz Are Getting Their Very Own Funko Pop! Figures

Rock just simply doesn’t have enough Funko Pop!’s. That’s it.

There’s some My Chemical Romance ones out in the world I believe, but now we’re getting some more.

Ahead of the Funk Fair, which is taking place on January 19th to 29th 2021, three figures have been teased.

There’s two of Pete Wentz and one of Patrick Sump being released.

Here’s what they look like.

Fall Out Boy To Play Pre-Inauguration Concert Next Week

Next week on the 20th January 2021 Joe Biden will be inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States of America.

On January 17th though, there’s going to be a virtual concert to welcome him in.

The We The People Concert will be hosted by Keegan-Michael Key and Debra Messing and will also feature performances from Wil.I.Am, Ajr and more including Fall Out Boy.

Tickets for the event are available via the following link.

Fall Out Boy, Lights & Tenacious D Announced For Hasbro Livestream

Toy Company Hasbro have announced the details of the upcoming Pulsecon, an interactive livestream.

Alongside toys, speical guests, panels and more, music is set to be a massive part of the event.

This is where Fall Out Boy, Lights and Tenacious D come in as they’ve been announced to be performing and taking part in Q&A’s.

Hasbro Pulse Con will take place between September 25th – 26th 2020.

Rescheduled Hella Mega UK Tour Dates Announced

After postponing the tour dates this year, there was some uncertainty as to whether the UK dates for the Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer joint tour would be going ahead.

After some waiting, it has been announced the new UK dates will take place next year in June 2021!

Here are the dates.

June 2021

26th – John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield

28th – Bellahouston Park, Glasgow

30th – VENUE TBA, Dublin

So, yeah! It’s all going ahead after all! I hope everyone kept ahold of their tickets for this event!

And so that everyone is kept in the loop, here’s one of each band’s latest tracks.

Here’s Green Day with ‘Oh Yeah!’

Fall Out Boy’s ‘Dear Future Self’

And Weezer’s ‘Hero’.

“A Number Of” European Hella Mega Shows Postponed Until Summer 2021

Sadly we knew it was coming. “A number of” scheduled 2020 Hella Mega Tour EU Shows have been postponed until summer 2021.

Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer have posted the news on their social media accounts.

“There’s nothing that makes our bands happier than playing shows, and maybe no other tour that we’ve all been this excited for, but due to the current health crisis, we’re having to postpone a number of our European shows,” read their joint statement.

“We’re just as disappointed as you are, but the safety of our fans, staff and touring crew is our top priority. We’re working hard to finalize dates for the rescheduled shows next summer, so hold on to those tickets.”

“Keep rocking, safely, at home.”

According to the Hella Mega Tour Website, the UK shows aren’t postponed as of yet but check the dates you’re in attendance for to make sure what’s happening with your show.

The tour dates postponed are as follows so far:

June 2020

13th – La Defense Arena, Paris

14th – Stadspark, Groningen, Netherlands

17th – Antwerps Sportpaleis, Belgium

19th – Rock For People, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

21st – Ernst – Happel Stadion, Vienna, Austria

 

Pete Wentz On Idea Of Solo Record: “It would have to feel right.”

With all the musical artists in quarantine at the minute, you have to think that they’re either with family, learning some new skills and possibly putting the ideas to new music at the moment.

This is the case with possibly a few people and now in a recent interview with NME, when in discussion with his recent Cheap Cuts feature, Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz has been talking about the idea of a solo record, for which you can read a small excerpt of the interview below.

“It would have to feel right. I have a space in my head that’s always been more of an album. I have a concept for it, I have a lot of time on my hands and I kinda want to do it. Are we going to be in our houses for another six months? If we are, there’s going to be an album. I also have one other song I want to do with Cheap Cuts. Sonically, it’s an expansion on ‘Check Your Phone’ but thematically it’s about that first five minutes in the morning when you wake up and you’re in that post-dream state.

There’s this bit in the movie Reality Bites where Ethan Hawke’s character talks about seeing his dad after he found out he had cancer. They’d talk about life and he gave Ethan’s character a pink seashell to help explain things. He realised the shell is empty and maybe life is pointless. “It’s all a random lottery of meaningless tragedy in a series of near escapes”, he says. That’s why he enjoys the little things in life, like eating a burger or smoking a cigarette. I think there’s a whole record from that perspective, taking part in these little pieces of life without the consequence. It’s important to not forget those little granular moments of life. To me, there’s a record in that pink seashell.”

Green Days Hella Mega Glasgow Show Just Got Bigger!

You remember that mega tour, Hella Mega, which Weezer, Fall Out Boy and Green Day are all a part of?

Well, good news for all the people who missed out on the Glasgow show because the venue got upgraded!

It was originally meant to go off at Ballouston Park but has now been moved to Glasgow Green!

Original tickets are still valid and additional tickets are available now. Granted this post is coming a day later so if there’s more out there, get on this ASAP!

The Hella Mega UK leg takes place June 24th – 29th 2020.

I’m actually headed to the Huddersfield date of the tour and can’t wait for it to all godown! Hopefully, I’ll see some of everyone there on the day!