Chicago pop-punk heroes Fall Out Boy kicked off their 30-date U.S. tour Friday night at the 5,000-capacity Mesa Ampitheatre. It was an impressive show; bassist Pete Wentz (pictured here) and the boys showed a newfound vigor as they rocked through a 90-minute set heavy on the hits, including "Sugar, We're Goin' Down." Read the full show review here.
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