The hardest part for Pete Wentz was the waiting. He and his [artist id=”1235716″]Fall Out Boy[/artist] mates knew about the possibility of landing a slot on this summer’s Blink-182/Weezer tour for months, but they had to keep it under wraps, because, well, the thing hadn’t been announced yet .
So Wentz was committed to silence, even though he was bursting at the seams with excitement. But now — thanks to a Rolling Stone article that confirmed the tour (it kicks off July 24 and will run until October, with tickets starting at $20) — he is free to let that excitement loose. Because, as he told MTV News, the Blink tour is a fulfillment of pretty much everything he and the rest of FOB have wanted to do since they first picked up their instruments.
“Pretty much since this band started, we had a list of bands we wanted to meet and hang out with,” Wentz wrote in an e-mail. “[artist id=”783″]Blink-182[/artist] was at the top of that list.”
Seems that Blink-182 are one of the main reasons Wentz decided to start a band, and Blink bassist/singer Mark Hoppus inspired him to choose the instrument he did. So while touring with Blink is the fulfillment of a dream, the friendship he and Hoppus have formed — one that started when FOB shared the stage with Hoppus’ former band, [artist id=”2390015″]+44[/artist], on the 2007 Honda Civic Tour and has since grown to include some serious Twitter sessions and 100 very high-tech Octopus-themed flash drives — is sort of like the icing on a very awesome cake.
“To be touring together this summer is a dream come true for us,” Wentz wrote. “Not just as a band, but as fans and friends too.”