You didn’t need to be at Wrigley Field to hear Fall Out Boy

Fans or foes of Fall Out Boy could hear the first night of the group’s 25-date tour outside the field from miles away.

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Fall Out Boy performs inside Wrigley Field, during the Chicago kickoff of its So Much For (Tour) Dust tour, Wednesday, June 21, 2023.

Fall Out Boy performs inside Wrigley Field on Wednesday night, during the Chicago kickoff of its So Much For (Tour) Dust tour.

Elliott Ingham

Didn’t get a ticket to Fall Out Boy at Wrigley Field last night? Didn’t matter. You probably still heard them — if you live somewhere nearby on the North Side.

The rock group stopped in Chicago on Wednesday night for a hometown show to kick off its its So Much For (Tour) Dust tour.

The overall sentiment: This is the loudest concert Wrigley’s ever had. Whether that’s true or not, people in Lake View, Ravenswood, North Center, Roscoe Village, Bucktown and Lincoln Park claimed they could hear it from right outside the field to several miles away.

Not everyone was excited for the free concert from afar, making it clear the noise, though ending before midnight, was not welcome.

“The Fall Out Boy concert at Wrigley is so f---in’ loud it needs to end expeditiously,” wrote one user named Andy.

Others were clear. It’s a hometown show (kind of): let them rock.

Based on the neighborhood chatter, you likely could’ve pulled out a chair on your sidewalk and had a free Fall Out Boy experience.

With a 26-song setlist featuring plenty of cuts from recent album “So Much (For) Stardust” — alongside some deeper cuts like “Headfirst Slide Into Cooperstown on a Bad Bet,” the live debut of “G.I.N.A.S.F.S.” and covers of tracks by Journey and Ozzy Osbourne — the group played for an hour and forty minutes, in line with Wrigley’s hard 11 p.m. cut-off on weeknights.

At certain points during the show, loud booms were heard from the field because of fireworks going off with the music. Some neighbors were checking their weather apps thinking a thunderstorm was incoming.

Whether we can expect the summer concert series at Wrigley to be a repeat of Wednesday night’s show, the Wrigleyville/Lake View area may be in for a loud summer.

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