Fall Out Boy will headline Major League Baseball’s first Opening Day live musical performance on April 5 at Wrigley Field.
The band will play three songs live on the field before first pitch against the Cardinals. The band’s platinum hit “Centuries” also will be televised live to a national audience on Baseball Tonight, airing on ESPN2 at 6 p.m. CDT, followed by the live broadcast of the Opening Night game at 7 p.m.
Batting practice for both the Cubs and Cardinals will be moved earlier by approximately 30 minutes. Gates at Wrigley Field will open at 4:35 p.m.
“Wrigley Field has always been a magical place to me,” said Pete Wentz, the band’s bassist. “In some ways I can chart milestones of my life and growing up there – from going to see Andre Dawson and Ryne Sandberg play, to going with my dad to one of the first night games they ever had there, to the first time I took the ‘EL’ there on my own for a game with my friends. When our band all lived in an apartment together in Roscoe Village, we used to pass out fliers for shows at the Metro after games. It has been a lifetime dream to get the chance to play at Wrigley Field. We are grateful to MLB for the opportunity and so excited to perform for our hometown crowd.”
Fall Out Boy will also perform its newest single, “Uma Thurman,” as well as the multiplatinum hit “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light ‘em up).”