It seemed like an odd pairing from the day it was announced: 50 Cent and Fall Out Boy, sharing the stage for a spring tour. And so far, things have played out a little unevenly.
[artist id="860639"]Fif[/artist], who was scheduled to appear at a total of five dates on [artist id="1235716"]FOB’s[/artist] Believers Never Die, Part Deux Tour, has made it to the stage for just one of the three gigs that have already taken place. After appearing in Dallas on Friday, he pulled out of Wednesday night’s show in Orlando, Florida, due to “scheduling conflicts,” and although the other date thus far — April 18 in Houston — was canceled due to inclement weather, some are speculating that 50 has dropped off the tour altogether.
So we reached out to Fall Out Boy’s and 50 Cent’s camps to find out what’s up.
“He played the first date [April 17 in Dallas] … then we had to cancel the whole show in Houston, but I saw him there too,” FOB’s Pete Wentz told MTV News in an e-mail. “[The Orlando show] was canceled due to studio obligations. From what I currently know, he’ll be back for the others. It surprised me how easygoing he and his crew was. They put on a great show and the crowd was screaming the whole time.”
FOB manager Bob McLynn added in an e-mail, “He’s doing all the dates. He had to cancel Orlando at the last minute because he had to get back into the studio. He was there in Houston, but we had electrical storms and because it was outdoors the whole show was canceled. He will be at the remaining shows.”
At press time, a spokesperson for 50 Cent’s label, Interscope Records, could not be reached for comment on the tour.
The two remaining 50 Cent/ Fall Out Boy shows are a Friday-night gig at the deliciously-named Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the following night at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland.