Blink-182 / Fall Out Boy @ NYC 10/4

October 4, 2009

As Blink-182’s reunion tour winds down, the trio rolled into Manhattan’s Madison Square Garden on a Sunday night with support from Asher Roth and Fall Out Boy. This review serves as a brief supplement to the two prior Blink-182 reviews (Holmdel, New Jersey and Columbia, Maryland) covered by inTuneMusic, so please read those first.

Though I missed Asher Roth (much to my pleasure), I unfortunately missed Chicago quartet Fall Out Boy. One interesting moment during the set, however, came when Blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus shaved Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz’s head. Fall Out Boy’s full set:

Mark Hoppus shaving Pete Wentz's head.

Mark Hoppus shaving Pete Wentz's head.

Sugar, We’re Going Down
A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More Touch Me
Grand Theft Autumn/Where is Your Boy Tonight?
This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race
Headfirst Slide Into Cooperstown on a Bad Bet
I Don’t Care
I Slept with Someone in Fall Out Boy and All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me
Thnks Fr Th Mmrs
Don’t Stop Believing (Journey cover)
Dance, Dance

Blink-182 began with “Dumpweed” and rolled through their entire Greatest Hits album, minus the excellent “M+Ms” and the recently discontinued “Adam’s Song”, removed from the set due to the passing of drummer Travis Barker’s good friend, DJ AM. Without “Adam’s Song”, the band’s set was slightly shorter than previous dates, but still a very solid outing; of course, bassist Mark Hoppus and guitarist Tom Delonge were vulgar yet childishly charming throughout. The full set:

Blink-182 guitarist Tom Delonge

Blink-182 guitarist Tom Delonge

Feeling This
The Rock Show
What’s My Age Again?
I Miss You
Stay Together for the Kids
Stockholm Syndrome
First Date
Man Overboard
Don’t Leave Me
Not Now
Adam’s Song
All the Small Things
Reckless Abandon
Josie (Everything’s Gonna Be Fine)
Anthem Pt. 2

Blink-182 wraps up a few more dates in October and have been working on new material, but the band’s future plans together are currently uncertain.

Thanks to Phil Herring for the Fall Out Boy setlist