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Gym Class Heroes’ Travie McCoy Joins Fall Out Boy On Stage In NYC

Fall Out Boy Travie McCoy
[Photo by: Jamie McCarthy/WireImage]

As Fall Out Boy‘s enchanting So Much For (Tour) Dust draws to a close this weekend on August 6, a special guest and old friend graced the stage last night at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY.

While the band flawlessly sailed through their initial 16 tracks, Gym Class Heroes‘ charismatic frontman, Travie McCoy, joined the ensemble for two cover performances. The first rendition was Gym Class Heroes and Adam Levine‘s 2011 hit “Stereo Hearts,” delivered with an ingenious twist. Fall Out Boy‘s lead singer, Patrick Stump, set the stage with a piano introduction, passionately delivering Levine’s iconic opening lines, “My heart’s a stereo/It beats for you, so listen close/Hear my thoughts in every note/Make me your radio.” Then, McCoy emerged from the wings, eliciting explosive cheers from the crowd. As McCoy claimed the spotlight, the atmosphere ignited, and he began to weave his verses with masterful skill. Taking in the thunderous voices of the crowd singing back at him, McCoy laid a gentle hand on Stump’s shoulder showcasing that their friendship has truly grown over the years.

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After the electrifying collaboration on “Stereo Hearts,” the ensemble, joined by McCoy, seamlessly transitioned into the genre-blending hit “Cupid’s Chokehold” from 2005, which threw the massive crowd into a frenzy. This track, which initially featured Stump as a vocal guest, has solidified itself as a symbol of the strong camaraderie shared between the two groups during their formative years in the music scene. As the collaborative performance came to a close, McCoy exclaims, “It’s so good to see you all, man! It’s so good to be back on stage with my brothers after so many fucking years.”

Continuing, he added, “Before I get out of here, who’s ready to see Gym Class Heroes again?” The crowd responded with enthusiastic cheers, accompanied by a round of applause from the members of Fall Out Boy. McCoy‘s energy was infectious as he further pumped up the audience, posing the question, “Are you sure? Are you positive?”

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Gym Class Heroes have already lined up appearances on the upcoming All Time Low tour this fall and the When We Were Young Festival in October. With these exciting ventures on the horizon, fans are optimistically speculating that this could mark the official return of Gym Class Heroes, possibly even bringing with it new music from the group. We’re keeping our fingers double-crossed!

In the meantime, we’ll be rewatching McCoy and Fall Out Boy’s collaborative performances, which you can check out below.

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