STREETERVILLE — Fans are still hoping to squeeze into Metro for The Fall Out Boy homecoming show might get lucky — local radio station Q101 will draw the tickets to callers every half hour until Wednesday.
Giveaway times during the “Fall Out Boy Takeover” are 7am-6:30pm Tuesday and 7am-4:30pm Wednesday.
Fall Out Boy will play the Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., for the first time in nearly a decade on Wednesday.
But tickets to see the local band sold out almost immediately.
Q101 is the only ticketed radio station remaining, station producer Case Lowe said.
Every tenth caller who dials 312-591-8300 at the requested time will win two tickets, Lowe said.
And eight listeners of the Q101 Morning Show, running from 6 to 10 on Wednesday, will also have the “chance of a lifetime” to hang out with the band that afternoon, Lowe said.
Winners will be welcomed Wednesday into the Q101 lounge inside the NBC Tower, 455 Cityfront Plaza Dr., where they can sit while the band is interviewed by afternoon radio host Brian Phillips.
The Fall Out Boy show, part of the Metro’s 40th anniversary celebration, begins Wednesday at 8:30pm. The venue has long been heralded as a rite of passage for Midwestern musicians.
Known for smashing rock hits and keeping skinny jeans trendy, Fall Out Boy formed in suburban Chicago in 2001. Their first show was in the DePaul coffee shop. The band has already made the rounds of the city’s punk scene climbing to the top of the leaderboards in the mid-2000s.
The eighth Fall Out Boy album, So much (for) stardustwill be released on March 24th.
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