Aidin Vaziri | Last we heard from Fall Out Boy, the members of the pop-punk band released their least popular album (“Folie À Deux”) and parted ways to start less-than-spectacular solo projects. Four years later, the group is back together and shaking it off in a big way. Fall Out Boy’s latest album, “Save Rock and Roll,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts, while the single “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)” has notched up double-platinum sales. The group is on a major tour that hits the America’s Cup Pavilion on Saturday. We spoke with bassist Pete Wentz, 34, from the road.
Q: I was looking at the picture of you onstage playing for thousands of people at the Reading festival in England and wondered if you thought you would ever be in that position again?
A: No. I don’t think so. I had a lot of confusing feelings during our break, but I didn’t think about the band a whole lot. It was just simpler not to think about. I just focused on living a normal life. But definitely not – not that. The amount of people at Reading was ridiculous.
Q: I don’t think anybody expected Fall Out Boy to come back that strong.
A: It’s so bizarre. There’s such a fine line between coming back as a revivalist act versus coming back to the second arc in our career. I feel like we’re not there yet.
Q: Most bands in your position would probably be playing casinos at this point.
A: The funniest part is we’re sitting in a casino right now, but we’re playing in the arena.