Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy sent shockwaves across the internet when they announced their Hella Mega tour back in September. Unfortunately due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the first leg of the tour was postponed in Asia this past February.
Speaking with NME, Wentz revealed that up until the COVID-19 pandemic, Fall Out Boy were hard at work getting everything prepped for the stadium tour.
“Two weeks before quarantine began, we got together and rehearsed our set with our staging,” he says. “Our video and our lights because it’s a stadium, so you can’t just do it the week before.”
Unfortunately, Wentz and everyone else involved are now unsure if the tour will continue as planned this year.
“Now it’s like we’re circling waiting to land,” he reveals. “Nobody knows anything and it’s hard because we really want to do this tour.”
Despite the possibility of having to reschedule the tour, all three bands are still determined to make it happen. However, Wentz shared that conflicting schedules and the logistics behind rescheduling a stadium tour could make things difficult.
“It was a hard thing to orchestrate because there are three bands,” he says. “You have to figure out who’s doing what and everyone had to really want to do it.”
For now, the remaining dates are still scheduled to go on as planned. However, Wentz did share that he is unsure about what could happen over the next few months.
“I know as much as you do about what’s going to happen with it.”
Along with his Hella Mega tour update, Wentz revealed this week his plans to potentially release more solo music. After debuting his catchy spoken word track “Check Your Phone” with Cheap Cuts, he said in an interview with NME that he has been working on even more solo material while in quarantine.
Wentz has also been keeping busy during quarantine in other ways. His recent social media Fall Out Boy performance using action figures will hopefully tide some of us over while we wait for more information on the Hella Mega tour.
All information regarding the Hella Mega tour can be viewed here. The full list of scheduled dates is below.
06/13 – Paris, FR @ La Defense Arena
06/14 – Groningen, NL @ Tadspark
06/17 – Antwerp, BE @ Sportpaleis
06/19-20 – Hradec Králové, CZ @ Rock For People 2020
06/21 – Vienna, AT @ Ernst Happel Stadium
06/24 – Glasgow, UK @ Bellahouston Park
06/26 – London, UK @ London Stadium
06/27 – Huddersfield, UK @ The John Smith’s Stadium
06/29 – Dublin, IE @ RDS Arena
07/17 – Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park
07/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Oracle Park
07/24 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park
07/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium
07/28 – Commerce City, CO @ DICK’s Sporting Goods Park
07/31 – Arlington, TX @ Globe Life Field
08/01 – Houston, TX @ Minute Maid Park
08/05 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
08/06 – Jacksonville, FL @ TIAA Bank Field
08/08 – Atlanta, GA @ SunTrust Park
08/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field
08/13 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
08/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PNC Park
08/16 – HERSHEY, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
08/19 – Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
08/21 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park
08/22 – New York, NY @ Citi Field
08/24 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
08/27 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
08/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park
11/08 – Perth, WA @ HBF Park
11/11 – Melbourne, VIC @ Marvel Stadium
11/14 – Sydney, NSW @ Bankwest Stadium
11/17 – Brisbane, QLD @ Suncorp Stadium
11/20 – Dunedin, OTA @ Forsyth Barr Stadium
11/22 – Auckland, Auckland @ MT Smart Stadium
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