Monumentour Gets Hot at Susquehanna Bank Center

The jittery excitement of the crowd at the Monumentour featuring New Politics, Paramore, and Fall Out Boy was unbelievable at Susquehanna Bank Center on Friday night. The energy was described as New Politics would say, “When it gets loud, I turn it up.”

New Politics kicked off the first leg of the show. The three piece band from Denmark visited the venue last fall when they opened up for 30 Seconds to Mars and they were even better this time. Frontman David Boyd’s energy couldn’t be contained as he bounced and danced for their entire set. He wooed the ladies with “Tonight You’re Perfect.” The amount of movement that “Harlem” produced from the entire crowd was amazing. Lolo came out on stage and did a snippet of “Miss Jackson” by Panic! At The Disco, in which she is featured. They ended their set with “Yeah Yeah Yeah” with a blast of massive strands of confetti. New Politics was spot on for the opening act of what ended up being an awesome night.

Paramore’s Hayley Williams, Jeremy Davis, and Taylor York came running out on stage and started with their more recent hit “Still Into You.” Williams who is famous for her ever-changing hair color rocked electric blue with neon attire to match. Between songs, band members expressed thanks and love for the fans. They rocked out to fan favorites like “Misery Business,” “Fast In My Car,” and slowed it down for “The Only Exception.” They even had an extremely lucky fan come up and sing with them. Paramore ended on “Ain’t It Fun” which summed up how the crowd was feeling.

Fall Out Boy hit the stage and it was an immediate spectacle. There was so much pyrotechnic work it’s a wonder that the guys weren’t melting on stage. “Phoenix” was an appropriate start as they rose up through a stage on fire. Their set consisted of mostly new songs on their most recent album Save Rock and Roll, including “Along Together,” “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark,” and “Just One Yesterday.” Lolo made an appearance again for “Just One Yesterday.” Thankfully, they played some older work like “Dance, Dance,” and “Where Is Your Boy Tonight“, to which lead singer Patrick Stump insisted everyone sing every word. Pete Wentz tore up the stage with his bass and goofy faces he made. The Chicago band incorporated their new music with their throwbacks spectacularly and there was nothing to be changed about that show to improve it. Rock on!

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  1. Jennifer Logue

    July 2, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    I LOVE NEW POLITICS!!!!!! What an awesome lineup 🙂

  2. Kyle Ong

    July 2, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    Man I wish I was able to make it, I heard they were amaaaazing!

  3. David

    July 3, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    I love Paramore! I fell in love with their back in college.

  4. Amie

    July 3, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Sounds like they all put on a great show with lots of energy!

  5. Ruby Mora

    July 3, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    After so many years, Paramore and Fall Out Boy are still doing wonderfully! Hopefully they do something similar to Monumentour in the future so I’ll be able to catch it. 🙂

  6. Samantha S.

    July 4, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Ahh! I wish I went!

  7. Samantha S.

    July 4, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Ahh! I wish I could have gone!

  8. Devon O' Connor

    July 31, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    New Politics opened!? Man, that show sounds epic! Wish I’d been there!

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