STREETERVILLE — Fans still hoping to squeeze into Metro for Fall Out Boy’s homecoming show might be in luck — local radio station Q101 will raffle off tickets to callers every half hour through Wednesday.
Giveaway times during “Fall Out Boy takeover” are 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Fall Out Boy is playing the Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., for the first time in nearly a decade Wednesday.
But tickets to see the homegrown band sold out almost immediately.
Q101 is the only radio station with tickets leftover, station producer Case Lowe said.
Every 10th caller who dials 312-591-8300 at the requested time will win two tickets, Lowe said.
And eight listeners of the Q101 Morning Show, 6-10 a.m. Wednesday, will also get a “chance of a lifetime” to hang out with the band that afternoon, Lowe said.
Winners will be welcomed Wednesday to the Q101 lounge inside the NBC Tower, 455 Cityfront Plaza Dr., where they can sit in as the band is interviewed by afternoon radio host Brian Phillips.
Fall Out Boy’s show, part of the Metro’s 40th anniversary celebration, starts 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. The venue has long been heralded as a rite-of-passage for Midwest musicians.
Known for head-pounding rock hits and keeping skinny jeans cool, Fall Out Boy formed in the Chicago suburbs in 2001. Their first show was in the DePaul cafeteria. The band made the rounds in the city’s punk scene before ascending to the top of charts in the mid 2000s.
Fall Out Boy’s eighth album, So Much (For) Stardust, is out March 24.
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