Fall Out Boy & New Politics

Columbia Bank Concert Series

Friday, September 12

Doors open at 6:30pm
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General Admission - $45 - $55
Concert tickets include Washington State Fair gate admission, a $12.50 value. Tickets required for children 2 years of age and older.

About the Artists

In the past year Grammy-nominated pop band, Fall Out Boy has seen their fifth studio album, Save Rock and Roll reach multiplatinum status, thanks to hit singles, “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” and “Alone Together.” Getting their start in Copenhagen, New Politics has an international following with hit singles, “Yeah Yeah Yeah” and “Harlem.”

Fall Out Boy

American pop rock band Fall Out Boy got its start in Wilmette, Illinois, just outside Chicago in 2001. The band had originally started as a pop punk band, formed by Pete Wentz and Joe Trohman. After several tries with drummers, they landed on Andy Hurley. The band recorded their debut album, Take This to Your Grave in 2003.
Fall Out Boy’s major label breakthrough took place in 2005 with From Under the Cork Tree, which went platinum. The album produced two hit singles, “Sugar, We’re Goin Down” and “Dance, Dance.” Infinity on High reached #1 on the Billboard 200 in 2007, and produced several hit singles, including “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race” and “thnks fr th Mmrs.” Another album followed before they took a hiatus from 2009-2012.
The band got back together and recorded Save Rock and Roll in 2013, producing their second career number one and top 20 single, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light ‘Em Up)” and “Alone Together.” The album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 and #1 on iTunes in 27 countries when it was released in April 2013. The band has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone, and other prestigious magazines. Fall Out Boy has performed on Saturday Night Live, The Voice, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and many other shows. 

New Politics

If you blend together punk, pop and electronically induced dance rock, you have the Copenhagen, Denmark band, New Politics.
David Boyd and Soren Hansen wrote songs together for three years for their respective solo albums, finally realizing they would work together well as a group. The duo sent two of their songs to the Danish National Radio P3’s Karriere Kanonen competition in 2009. Of 973 bands entered, they were one of 42 selected to perform. The challenge was that they were not yet an official band. They hired Poul Amaliel to play drums, and made it official. New Politics was one of the top four winners, and play in a major music festival in Denmark.
In signing with RCA, they took the step and moved to New York. They released their first self-titled album, then toured in the US to promote it. In late 2010 Poul Amaliel left the band to move home, and was replaced by Louis Vecchio. In 2013 they released A Bad Girl in Harlem.
New Politics has opened for several tours, and was the opening act for Pink during their “The Truth About Love Tour” in 2013, as well as Fall Out Yoy’s “Save Rock and Roll Tour” that same year.

Columbia Bank Concert Series

Enjoy the BIG STARS under our Northwest stars! Join us for nightly concerts performed by a star-studded lineup during the Washington State Fair, September 5 - 21, 2014. There is no better place to enjoy the sights and sounds of a show than in the Grandstand at the Washington State Fair, under the beautiful Northwest skies.

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