Fall Out Boy have had to move Tuesday night’s concert scheduled for the Mizner Amphitheater in Boca Raton, Fla., to a nearby shed because the city is worried about the “security challenges” that might result from the band playing. (That loud thud you just heard was every wannabe comedian on the Internet cracking the same joke.)
FOB bassist Pete Wentz Twittered about the ban last night, but honestly, the “banned” language made me think that he was sort of playing with the media and its willingness to trumpet whatever drivel celebrity-types spout off, because that’s what he does. (He’s pretty good at it!) But my skepticism proved to be a bit off-base, as an official statement came just a few minutes ago via the band’s MySpace blog:
NEW VENUE FOR 4/21 FOB SHOW
The April 21st Fall Out Boy concert at Mizner Amphitheater has been relocated due to the City of Boca Raton citing security issues. A statement from the city reads “There have been known disturbances associated with one of the bands, “Fall Out Boy”. We anticipate that the concert will generate security challenges”. “I’m not sure what these ‘challenges’ are that they are speaking of” says FOB manager Bob McLynn. “The town said that if we tried to keep the show on we would have to pay an extraordinary amount of money in extra costs”.
Interesting side note regarding those “extra costs”: The theatre which FOB has been barred from is located in a mall (oh, Florida) whose parent company filed for bankruptcy protection yesterday (oh, Florida). Not to say “jeez, that’s how the company’s going to find ways to pay its creditors,” but the timing is just a little fishy.
NEW VENUE FOR 4/21 FOB SHOW [Fall Out Boy's MySpace Blog]