Fall Out Boy and New Politics to play State Fair

Tacoma News TribuneMarch 31, 2014 

Pop bands Fall Out Boy and New Politics are coming to the State Fair on Sept. 12. Tickets go on sale on Saturday.

Fall Out Boy's recent hit singles, “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” and “Alone Together” have sent their album "Save Rock and Roll" in to the stratosphere.

Meanwhile the Danish band New Politics has had hit singles with “Yeah Yeah Yeah” and “Harlem.”

Tickets to the Friday, Sept. 12 concert are $55 for infield general admission seating and $45 for grandstand general admission seating and include Fair gate admission. Tickets will start selling on Saturday, April 5 at 10 a.m. on the Fair website,
http://www.thefair.com/fun/details/fall-out-boy-with-new-politics or by phone 888-559-3247 daily, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Washington State Fair’s Box Office at 9th Ave SW and Meridian Street on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. A $1 per ticket service fee will be charged for on-site purchases.

Here's more from the announcement:

Fall Out Boy

American pop rock band Fall Out Boy got its start in Wilmette, Illinois, just outside Chicago in 2001. The band had originally started as a pop punk band, formed by Pete Wentz and Joe Trohman. After several tries with drummers, they landed on Andy Hurley. The band recorded their debut album, Take This to Your Grave in 2003.

Fall Out Boy’s major label breakthrough took place in 2005 with From Under the Cork Tree, which went platinum. The album produced two hit singles, “Sugar, We’re Goin Down” and “Dance, Dance.”  Infinity on High reached #1 on the Billboard 200 in 2007, and produced several hit singles, including “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race” and “thnks fr th Mmrs.” Another album followed before they took a hiatus from 2009-2012.

The band got back together and recorded Save Rock and Roll in 2013, producing their second career number one and top 20 single, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light ‘Em Up)” and “Alone Together.” The album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 and #1 on iTunes in 27 countries when it was released in April 2013.

The band has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone, and other prestigious magazines. Fall Out Boy has performed on Saturday Night Live, The Voice, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and many other shows. For further information, visit www.falloutboy.com.

New Politics:

If you blend together punk, pop and electronically induced dance rock, you have the Copenhagen, Denmark band, New Politics.

David Boyd and Soren Hansen wrote songs together for three years for their respective solo albums, finally realizing they would work together well as a group. The duo sent two of their songs to the Danish National Radio P3’s Karriere Kanonen competition in 2009. Of 973 bands entered, they were one of 42 selected to perform. The challenge was that they were not yet an official band. They hired Poul Amaliel to play drums, and made it official. New Politics was one of the top four winners, and play in a major music festival in Denmark.

In signing with RCA, they took the step and moved to New York. They released their first self-titled album, then toured in the US to promote it. In late 2010 Poul Amaliel left the band to move home, and was replaced by Louis Vecchio. In 2013 they released A Bad Girl in Harlem.

New Politics has opened for several tours, and was the opening act for Pink during their “The Truth About Love Tour” in 2013, as well as Fall Out Yoy’s “Save Rock and Roll Tour” that same year. For more information, visit www.newpoliticsrock.com.

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