One advantage to booking a bill of two rather dissimilar bands is the chance to ensure a large crowd and broaden each of the bands' appeal.
Emo-pop-punk band Fall Out Boy will join Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly on a two-pronged bill at 7 p.m. Sept. 2 in KeyBank Center. Tickets, which go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 29, range from $30.50 to $70.50 and may be purchased at the KeyBank Center box office, online at tickets.com, or by calling 888-223-6000.
Fall Out Boy, which has visited the area in 2015 with Wiz Khalifa and the year prior with Paramore and New Politics, is fronted by Patrick Stump. The Illinois-born band released their seventh studio album, "Mania," today, earning three out of five stars from the Guardian and receiving credit for their "reinvention."
Stump and friends broke out in 2005 with "Sugar We're Goin' Down" and remained relevant until 2009, when the band parted ways until reforming in 2013.
Machine Gun Kelly surged onto the pop radio airwaves with his collaboration with Camila Cabello, "Bad Things," the most marketable track from his 2017 "Bloom" album. The 6'4 rapper has spoken openly - especially in this feature by Rolling Stone - about battling a heroin addiction.
The tour poster might be one of the best things about this show announcement:
JUST ANNOUNCED: @falloutboy is bringing their M A N I A Tour with @machinegunkelly to @keybankctr on September 2nd! Tickets are available Monday, January 29th at 10am! #maniatour pic.twitter.com/jda8dEnrE8
— Live Nation Buffalo (@livenationbuff) January 19, 2018