Fall Out Boy still has some tricks up its sleeve as it prepares to bring its Young Blood Chronicles video series to a close in the coming week.
"It will have an ending, but I don't think everybody (in the band) makes it to the ending," bassist Pete Wentz says of the series, which has seen Fall Out Boy's four members abducted and tortured in its first nine installments.
The Young Blood Chronicles, which features videos for each of the 11 songs from the group's 2013 album "Save Rock and Roll," wraps up with an airing of all 11 clips at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 21, on Palladia, including the as-yet-unseen videos for "Miss Missing You" and the album's title track. The latter features a cameo from Elton John, joining Courtney Love, Motley Crue's Tommy Lee and Detroit rapper Big Sean from previous clips.
"Videos have always been a really important part of us as artists and whatnot," Wentz says, "but we wanted to do something that was different and unexpected. I think we wanted to create something that had a narrative but wasn't necessarily hopeful. It's like watching 'Game of Thrones' and the 'Red Wedding' episode; I'm like, 'Whoa! Why are you doing this? Don't kill anymore starts, please...'
"But I think that's fun, creatively, and it's fun for us as artists. We're not gonna be winning Golden Globes or stuff like that for this, but it's a fun exercise that we did if only for the sake of doing it for ourselves."
After the Palladia showing the Young Blood Chronicles will reside online and are also slated to be released as a limited edition DVD. Fall Out Boy, meanwhile, will tour this summer with Paramore, including a July 8 stop at the DTE Energy Music Theatre. Details are available at www.palacenet.com.
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