If you haven't already guessed by the fact that I mention Fall Out Boy in practically every blog post, I am a HUGE FOB fan. I am also eagerly waiting to see them grace the stage of Vector Arena in Feburary.
I also just found out who the support acts are for the FOB tour.
Cobra Starship, Metro Station, and Hey Monday.
And I'm pissed.
A Fall Out Boy tour supported by three wannabe Fall Out Boys.
I can see it now: an entire mosh pit jumping up and down to Metro Station, me standing there giving Mason Musso the finger, me being visciously attacked by cellphone-yeilding MySpace whores. (I mean that in the nicest way possible).
The support acts aren't necessarily bad bands, but I would struggle to call them good bands too. But the real reason I am pissed off with this line up is that they are all similar bands.
It's a fair argument to say that they will make a popular opening act for FOB because they're popular with young girls wearing too much make up (aka FOB's largest demographic), but why not choose groups with a slightly different sound than these pop/punk/techno power houses? At least that way the audience would be opened up to a different kind of music or may hear a band they've never heard of before.
I am honestly getting intensely sick and tired of the copious amounts of "pop/punk" bands making their way onto our ipods these days. I mean, good on the likes of Cobra Starship for getting a record contract and having some form of success, but what we really need on the radio is not less-musically-capable versions of Fall Out Boy, but something different - something less generic.
Although, I suppose a similar thing to the pop/punk wave happens every decade. In the '80s it was heavy metal bands writing heart felt power ballads, the '90s had indie and grunge bands pushing through.
On a lighter note, all said I am still looking forward to seeing FOB work their magic :)