Weezer honored Fall Out Boy during their NYC Hella Mega set with a stripped-down cover

After going down, down in an earlier round, Fall Out Boy was still represented in NYC...
Rivers Cuomo of Weezer
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By , Audacy

After going down, down in an earlier round, being forced to pull out of their Hella Mega Tour stop in NYC due to a member of their crew contracting COVID, Fall Out Boy was still represented on stage with a touching tribute last night.

Weezer singer Rivers Cuomo took some time out of the band's rockin' set to play a stripped-down bit of the 2005 classic "Sugar, We’re Goin Down" since FOB couldn’t make the show - and it was pretty epic, to say the least.

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Fans were rightfully let down after the news came that Fall Out Boy would be skipping the show at New York City’s Citi Field on Wednesday (Aug. 4), after someone in their camp tested positive for COVID-19 and that the band would have to skip their Boston show as a precaution as well.

As Cuomo fumbled through some of the song, he urged the crowd to sing along with him, "louder, so they can hear you" -- and that they did. The entire crowd joined in, shaking the rafters and surely making their support heard wherever the band was hiding out in quarantine.

Upon their announcement about the New York and Boston dates, Fall Out Boy stressed in a post on social media that "everyone on the entire tour, both band, and crew, are fully vaccinated. Each band and their crew have operated in a bubble independently to safeguard everyone as much as possible at each show and in between shows."

Here's hoping everyone makes a full recovery and the band gets back on stage in no time at all. Check out a list of upcoming HELLA MEGA TOUR dates here.

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