fall out boy

Fall Out Boy To Tour The UK In October And I Score Max Dad Points

Chicago Pop Punk band Fall Out Boy are on their way to the UK this Autumn for a seven-date arena tour in support of their forthcoming album American Beauty/American Psycho.

The last time Fall Out Boy played a pre-arena-tour club show they took to the stage in balaclavas, like a crack squadron of insurrectionist pop-punks abseiling through the windows of popular culture’s embassy after five years in the wilderness.  Despite lyricist Pete Wentz’s history of drugs, divorce and depression, Fall Out Boy always sounded more like a punk pool party.  It’s probably fair to say that in the search for commercial success FOB are more Pop than Punk these days but their shows are bound to pack a punch.

Last evening saw an excited son bouncing down stairs from the cave that used to be his bedroom asking me to buy tickets for him and three os his pals.  So once again, 9am this morning, saw me glued to an online ticket retailer’s website waiting for tickets to go on sale.  Successful purchase of 4 tickets for the gig in Bournemouth resulted in one happy son, three happy friends and maximum Dad points for moi 🙂  All in all a great mornings work.

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About The Sound of Summer

Hi, I am Alan. I live in Broadstone, Dorset with my wife, Shirley, my son, Ryan and two dogs called Bailey and Jasper. I have recently retired after working in the Armed Forces and in Public Service since 1977 so I now have a bit more time to do the things I love. Music is a huge part of my life and always has been. I have a broad taste in music and can find something to enjoy in most styles of music. I have always been attracted to music which has something to say, is outside the mainstream and is perhaps a bit rebellious. I guess my early influences were late 1970's Punk and new wave bands, especially those who came out of Northern Ireland where I grew up. I loved Stiff Little Fingers, The Undertones, Rudi, Starjets etc but also bands like The Ramones, The Clash, The Jam and so on. I like singer songwriters including Van Morrison, Springsteen, Neil Young & Bob Dylan and in recent years I have become more interested in folk and acoustic music but I also love the sort of high drive energetic Folk/Punk music delivered by bands like The Levellers, Leatherat, Ferocious Dog and many others who frequent the UK Festival scene. I have long since lost the desire to spend my holidays laying around in the sun and these days am much more likely to be found in a muddy field somewhere in the UK during the festival season.

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