Young Wild Things Tour
The Young Wild Things Tour was a four band fall 2007 arena concert tour By Fall Out Boy with supporting acts Gym Class Heroes, Plain White T's, Cute Is What We Aim For, and Doug (from November 9 on). The tour is Fall Out Boy's biggest tour to date, grossing over $30 million and the tour sold out 5 hours with over 1.5 million tickets sold. It was first announced on the Fall Out Boy website that the tour would be held, but instead of the traditional method of announcing tour dates in the same release as the announcement of the tour itself, the bands decided to choose an unusual method. Fans would text a certain number and would be given a code for their state/area. That code would then be entered on a website. After an unknown amount of codes were entered, the tour date would be unlocked. The thirty one date tour was only seen in America except for two Canadian dates. The tour began on October 18 and ran through December 2.
Inspired by Maurice Sendak's 1963 children's book Where the Wild Things Are, the concert tour and included sets designed by artist Rob Dobi containing images from the book. Commenting on the decision to incorporate elements from the book, Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz explained "Where the Wild Things Are is a great narrative. It encapsulates pretty much every FOB song ever written: You know, tantrums and monster islands and all." "There's also a play on words of the young wild thing idea that everybody has with Hollywood and starlets right now."
|October 18, 2007||Columbus||United States||Schottenstein Center|
|October 19, 2007||Walker||DeltaPlex Arena|
|October 20, 2007||Rosemont||Allstate Arena|
|October 21, 2007||Champaign||Assembly Hall|
|October 23, 2007||Austin||Frank Irwin Center|
|October 24, 2007||Dallas||Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie|
|October 26, 2007||Oklahoma City||Ford Center|
|October 27, 2007||Memphis||Mud Island|
|October 28, 2007||Champaign||Assembly Hall|
|October 31, 2007||Miami||American Airlines Arena|
|November 1, 2007||Orlando||Florida Citrus Bowl|
|November 3, 2007||Duluth||Arena at Gwinnett Center|
|November 4, 2007||Clemson||Littlejohn Coliseum|
|November 6, 2007||Nashville||Vanderbilt Stadium|
|November 7, 2007||Roanoke||Roanoke Civic Center|
|November 9, 2007||Lowell||Tsongas Arena|
|November 10, 2007||Bridgeport||Arena at Harbor Yard|
|November 11, 2007||East Rutherford||Giants Stadium|
|November 13, 2007||Philadelphia||Lincoln Financial Field|
|November 14, 2007||New York City||Madison Square Garden|
|November 16, 20047||Ottawa||Canada||Scotiabank Place|
|November 17, 2007||London||John Labatt Centre|
|November 18, 2007||Rochester||United States||Blue Cross Arena|
|November 20, 2007||Detroit||Pontiac Silverdome|
|November 21, 2007||Cedar Rapids||US Cellular Center|
|November 23, 2007||Denver||Sports Authority Field at Mile High|
|November 25, 20,||Pittsburgh||Heinz Field|
|November 26, 2007||Glendale||University of Phoenix Stadium|
|November 27, 2007||Los Angeles||Dodgers Stadium|
|November 29, 2007||San Francisco||AT&T Park|
|November 30, 2007||Sacramento||ARCO Arena (referred to as KDND 107.9 Jingle Ball Night #1)|
|December 1, 2007||San Diego||Petco Park|
|December 2, 2007||Whitney||Sam Boyd Stadium|
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