It was revealed on Wednesday that Fall Out Boy, one of the co-stars of the “Hella Mega” tour, would miss their shows in New York and Boston after a member of the team contracted COVID-19. But on the first night the band was absent from the poster, some of their sidekicks made sure there was still a Fall Out Boy presence in the evening.
The two opening acts, The Interrupters and Weezer, added covers of Fall Out Boy’s “Sugar We’re Goin ‘Down” to their sets, with both acts inviting fans to sing along at different points in their performances. As seen in the fan-shot footage below, the cover of The Interrupters appeared to be a full version of the band while Weezer’s performance simply appeared to be Rivers Cuomo playing guitar without support.
Fall Out Boy revealed on Wednesday that their decision to drop both dates was made “out of caution.” They also added that it was important to note that everyone on the entire tour, both the group and the team, had been fully vaccinated.
In addition to the cover of Fall Out Boy, Weezer also performed his popular version of Toto’s’ 80s hit, “Africa” amid a set of new tracks and their biggest hits. The Switches ‘performance of “Sugar We’re Goin’ Down” came right after another cover when the band performed “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish.
Green Day was the other band on Wednesday in New York, working on covers of KISS’s “Rock and Roll All Nite” and Operation Ivy’s “Knowledge”, which a fan joined on guitar. , during their set.
Fall Out Boy is set to return to the tour during the August 8 show in Washington, DC. You can follow the tour dates and ticketing for each stop here.