Fall Out Boy helped ignite the opening night of the 2015 Major League Baseball season on Sunday with an on-field, three song set prior to the Chicago Cubs game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field.
It was a natural fit for the band, whose members grew up in the suburbs of Chicago.
“Wrigley Field has always been a magical place to me,” said bassist Pete Wentz. “In some ways I can chart milestones of my life and growing up there —from going to see Andre Dawson and Ryne Sandberg play, to going with the my dad to the one of the first night games they ever had there, to the first time I took the ‘EL’ there on my own for a game with my friends. When our band all lived in an apartment together in Roscoe Village, we used to pass out flyers for shows at the Metro after games. It has been a lifetime dream to get the chance to play at Wrigley Field. We are grateful to MLB for the opportunity and so excited to perform for our hometown crowd.”
Watch the band perform platinum hit “Centuries” on opening day below.