A Fall Out Boy concert is a bit too risky for the city of Boca Raton, Florida. The town banned them from performing, citing “security concerns” and “known disturbances associated with one of the [tour’s] bands, Fall Out Boy.” The Palm Beach Post reports the band has moved Tuesday’s show, originally scheduled for Boca Raton’s Centre For The Arts at Mizner Park, to the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre, but it’s still unclear what the specific reasons for the ban even were.
According to Fall Out Boy’s manager Bob McLynn, the town did offer a compromise involving “an extraordinary amount of money in extra costs,” but they decided to switch venues instead.
Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus tweeted at Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz about the incident: “i’m glad boca raton came to their senses,” he said. “good for them, banning your tour! more cities should follow suit…:)” Wentz replied, “i want to be banned around the globe and play from a sandbox in my living room. wait…”
This is the second recent story about a rock related banning in Florida, as late last month we reported that a local Fox affiliate is refusing to air Ozzy Osbourne’s variety show because it was “not keeping with community standards.” Isn’t this the same state where they film all those Girls Gone Wild videos?