Save Rock and Roll and 2015’s American Beauty/American Psycho — easily rank among their best. A new album is on tap in January, so Fall Out Boy is already back out on the road — and donating the proceeds of this Toyota Center stop to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Come for nostalgia, but stay for a band that finally seems to have figured it out.
There’s something to be said for the third act of Fall Out Boy’s career. The first act witnessed the band exploding onto the pop-punk scene and pretty much ruling the pop-rock roost for a few years. The second act was a blend of the band maturing, fracturing and eventually falling apart, only to reunite after some much-needed downtime. Turns out, a little downtime is all Fall Out Boy needed to become the band it always wanted to be. Sure, Pete Wentz and crew may not move the needle the way they once did, but the band’s last two efforts — 2013’s