Inside Fall Out Boy’s Detroit Return to the Hella Mega Tour After Positive COVID-19 Test

Inside Fall Out Boy’s Detroit Return to the Hella Mega Tour After Positive COVID-19 Test

Fall Out Boy said hello to the Hella Mega Tour again on Tuesday night (Aug. 10) after the group missed three dates due to an unspecified member of their touring crew contracting COVID-19.

The quartet returned to the road at Detroit’s Comerica Park, happy to be rejoining tourmates Green Day, Weezer and The Interrupters.

“This week has been a bit of a clusterf— for our band,” bassist Pete Wentz told the crowd near the start of Fall Out Boy’s hourlong set. “But we appreciate you guys being here with us — maybe us being here with you,” Wentz added before launching into their 2015 Billboard Hot 100 hit “Uma Thurman.”

Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo also celebrated Fall Out Boy’s return to the stage. “Fall Out Boy’s back! Very excited,” Cuomo announced during his band’s set. Noting that Weezer had played “Sugar, We’re Going Down” in their tourmates’ stead, he said, “I’m not gonna do that tonight. It would be weird. Plus, they sing it really awesome.”

Wentz also had an answer for anyone who questions rock ‘n’ roll’s current drawing power. “We decided to challenge that theory and put together the biggest f—ing rock tour this summer,” he said of the Hella Mega outing.

Looking over a crowd of more than 30,000, he noted that “it’s pretty f—ing evident the kids still listen to rock ‘n’ roll!”

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