Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz has told the crowd at Reading that the band will be “back with new music.”
Confirming that their performance at the festival is “the last one for the [American Beauty/American Psycho] cycle,” Wentz then said that the band would return with new material.
The four-piece also paid tribute to David Bowie during their set, with visuals of the late artist and his trademark Ziggy Stardust lightning strike make-up, appearing on the big screen.
Don't take any of this for granted.
— pw (@petewentz) August 20, 2016
Meanwhile, Wentz spoke to the BBC, stating that he never thought the band would be headlining festivals. “I’ve walked by the headliner compound backstage about eight trillion times and now we’re sitting in it,” he said. “It’s pretty spectacular to come here under these circumstances.”
He continued, saying, “I’d be lying if I said I thought we’d be headlining festivals.” Including tonight’s performance, the band have played the festival five times. “It’s been a slow thing,” Wentz explained. “It’s been a fantastic building, learning experience for us.”
Last week, he tweeted “Don’t take any of this for granted”, before telling the BBC that the first time the band played the festival “there were bottles [thrown at them] and stuff.”