Fall Out Boy and 50 Cent rock the house at Merriweather Post Pavillion
Bringing together one of the best in alternative rock and many up and coming bands of that genre, as well as one of the biggest hip hop stars on the planet—50 Cent and others opened for Fall Out Boy in the FriendsOrEnemies.com Believers Never Die Part Deux Tour stop at Merriweather Post Pavillion. 50 Cent rose to fame with the release of Get Rich or Die Tryin’ in 2003 and The Massacre in 2005—both albums going multi-platinum, selling over 20 million copies combined. Throughout his set 50 showed off his swagger, walking with a limp, and getting the crowd hyped by raising his arms up in unison with G-Unit’s Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo, who performed with him.
The Grammy-nominated pop punk band Fall Out Boy hail from suburban Chicago, as evident by the security guards/drummers dressed in Chicago S.W.A.T. team uniforms—and had their biggest success in 2005 with Under the Cork Tree, which won several awards and has achieved double platinum status after selling more than 2.5 million albums in the United States alone.
Cobra Starship dressed in bright neon clothing and with signs that read “Get Awesome”—mix alternative rock and pop punk with electronic sounds (synthesizer and keytar). All Time Low, a local band from Timonium, MD wore all black and were signed to Hopeless Records in 2006 while still in high school! ATL had very strong independent albums in 2006 and 2007, and their highly-anticipated album Nothing Personal comes out in July ’09.