Fall Out Boy’s surprise return to the music scene rolls on, as the resurgent rock act will perform live during the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night over NBA All-Star Weekend, marking the band’s first TV performance since their unexpected reunion.
According to MTV News, Fall Out Boy will play their new song, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Day (Light Em Up),” the first single from the band’s upcoming full-length release, Save Rock and Roll, due to hit retailers on May 7. Also performing will be Ellie Goulding and Phillip Phillips, with Nick Cannon hosting the event, which will be televised at 7 p.m. ET, Saturday, February 16, on the TNT network.
“Rock and roll to me represents an attitude,” said Fall Out Boy’s bassist, Pete Wentz, regarding the new album title during a recent interview with Chicago radio station B96. “It represents something inside you. That’s why we got into playing music. That’s why I wanted to be in the band. So you can take it as an ironic thing or you can take it the way it is. We just wanted to do something that was fun and dangerous for us. We didn’t need to do the band again, we wanted to do it because it was fun.”
Ne-Yo and John Legend are scheduled to perform during the NBA All-Star Game pre-game ceremonies on Sunday, February 17. Alicia Keys, still fresh from performing the National Anthem at this year’s Super Bowl, is set to roll out a medley of her hits during halftime of the game.
All of the musical performances during NBA All-Star Weekend will be part of the “Entertainment Series presented by Sean John at Macy’s,” a new partnership between the NBA, Macy’s and Sean John, the clothing and lifestyle brand owned by Sean “Diddy” Combs.
-Scott T. Sterling, CBS Local