Setlist History: Fall Out Boy Kicks Off Nintendo Fusion Tour

The Nintendo Fusion tour was a mix of live music and video game festival that ran from 2003 to 2006. The premise was simple: you’d get to listen to some awesome rock bands and try out Nintendo games at the same time.

In 2005 the tour was headlined by breakout band Fall Out Boy. They had just released their major label debut, From Under the Cork Tree, in May and there was plenty of buzz around their hit single “Sugar We’re Going Down.” As they’d later say in the song “Thriller” from Infinity On High “Last summer we took threes across the board/But by fall we were a cover story ‘now in stores.’”

Fall Out Boy plays "Sugar We're Going Down" at the Nintendo Fusion Tour 2005

On the kickoff date of the tour, September 28, 2005, FOB played a sixteen song set that contained multiple live debuts of songs from FUCT. “Of All the Gin Joints in the World,” “XO” and “A Little Less Sixteen Candles, a Little More ‘Touch Me’” all made their first appearance in a Fall Out Boy live set.

Fall Out Boy setlist - 2005

“A Little Less Sixteen Candles, a Little More ‘Touch Me’” would actually go on to be the third single off of From Under the Cork Tree. While it wasn’t as much of a radio hit as previous singles “Sugar We’re Going Down” and “Dance, Dance,” it’s still well known for being one of Fall Out Boy’s best music videos.

The music video for "A Little Less Sixteen Candles, a Little More 'Touch Me'"

The video features the band as vampire hunters, with bassist Pete Wentz playing a conflicted vampire after his own kind and the one that turned him. It features cameos from other Decaydance bands including Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes, William Beckett of The Academy Is… and Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco.

Fall Out Boy would obviously go on to be a worldwide sensation, with other radio hits, huge tours, a necessary hiatus and a rocking, refreshed reunion. But once upon a time you could hear them play some of their earliest songs while playing a demo of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Bring this tour back, Nintendo, seriously.

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