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The Young Wild Things Tour was a four-band fall 2007 arena concert tour by Fall Out Boy with supporting acts Gym Class Heroes, Plain White T's, Cute Is What We Aim For, and Doug (from November 9 on).

This is Fall Out Boy's biggest tour to date, grossing over $30 million. The tour sold out in five hours, with over 1.5 million tickets sold.[1]

The tour was first announced on the Fall Out Boy website, but instead of the traditional method of announcing tour dates in the same release as the announcement of the tour itself, the bands chose an unusual method. Fans would text a certain number and would be given a code for their state/area. That code would then be entered on a website. After an unknown number of codes were entered, the tour date would be unlocked. The 31-date tour was only held in America, except for two Canadian dates. The tour began on October 18 and ran through December 2.

Inspired by Maurice Sendak's 1963 children's book Where the Wild Things Are, the concert tour included sets designed by artist Rob Dobi, containing images from the book. Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz explained, "Where the Wild Things Are is a great narrative. It encapsulates pretty much every FOB song ever written: You know, tantrums and monster islands and all."[2] "There's also a play on words of the young wild thing idea that everybody has with Hollywood and starlets right now."[3]

Tour datesEdit

Date City Country Venue
October 18, 2007 Columbus United States Schottenstein Center
October 19, 2007 Walker DeltaPlex Arena
October 20, 2007 Rosemont Allstate Arena
October 21, 2007 Champaign Assembly Hall
October 23, 2007 Austin Frank Irwin Center
October 24, 2007 Dallas Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
October 26, 2007 Oklahoma City Ford Center
October 27, 2007 Memphis Mud Island
October 28, 2007 Champaign Assembly Hall
October 31, 2007 Miami Beach Fillmore Miami Beach
November 1, 2007 Orlando UCF Arena
November 3, 2007 Duluth Arena at Gwinnett Center
November 4, 2007 Clemson Littlejohn Coliseum
November 6, 2007 Nashville Nashville Municipal Auditorium
November 7, 2007 Roanoke Roanoke Civic Center
November 9, 2007 Lowell Tsongas Arena
November 10, 2007 Bridgeport Arena at Harbor Yard
November 11, 2007 Fairfax Patriot Center
November 13, 2007 Philadelphia Wachovia Spectrum
November 14, 2007 New York City Madison Square Garden
November 16, 2007 Ottawa Canada Scotiabank Place
November 17, 2007 London John Labatt Centre
November 18, 2007 Rochester United States Blue Cross Arena
November 20, 2007 Auburn Hills The Palace at Auburn Hills
November 21, 2007 Cedar Rapids US Cellular Center
November 23, 2007 Denver Pepsi Center
November 25, 2007 Rio Rancho Santa Ana Star Center
November 26, 2007 Glendale Jobing.com Arena
November 27, 2007 Los Angeles The Forum
November 29, 2007 San Jose Event Center Arena
November 30, 2007 Sacramento ARCO Arena (referred to as KDND 107.9 Jingle Ball Night #1)
December 1, 2007 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
December 2, 2007 Las Vegas Thomas & Mack Center

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Doug's Blog on Myspace Myspace. Retrieved August 5, 2011.
  2. ^ Montgomery, James (August 16, 2007). "Fall Out Boy: Monsters Of Rock? Band's Tour To Have 'Where The Wild Things Are' Theme". MTV News. Viacom. Retrieved May 27, 2011.
  3. ^ https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/pete-wentz-talks-fame-new-fall-out-boy-songs-and-one-hilarious-emo-gag-20070914 Pete Wentz Talks Fame, New Fall Out Boy Songs and One Hilarious Emo Gag] Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 7, 2011.