The band added that their philanthropic efforts would not end in Chicago. Starting in October 2017, they will set out on their The Champion of the M A N I A Tour with a mission to highlight champions of the cities they visit.
Fans can nominate themselves or someone they know that makes a difference in their community using the hashtag #FOBChampion on Instagram. Winners are invited to their city’s show and will get a shout-out from the band during the set. Additionally, winners will get to choose a charity of their choice to receive a donation via the Fall Out Boy Fund.
In the statement, Fall Out Boy says, “Our #FOBChampion campaign is a way to spread a little light during dark times. We want to celebrate people that exemplify kindness, bravery, generosity, and everything else that brings goodness to the forefront.”
This new charitable addition to the M A N I A Tour comes just a few weeks after Fall Out Boy pledged the proceeds of their upcoming Nov. 7 concert in Houston to benefit local Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
Purchase tickets to The Champion of the M A N I A Tour here, and nominate your local “champion” with #FOBChampion on Instagram. Fall Out Boy’s seventh studio album M A N I A comes out Jan. 19, 2018.