Monday, April 11, 2011

Patrick Stump spotlights solo tracks at intimate New York show

"So I lost a bunch of weight," Patrick Stump announced to some 200 guests at Joe's Pub Sunday night.

"But New York is doing everything it can to bring it all back. You got some good food."

The former Fall Out Boy frontman has indeed shed a few lbs (also: cleaned up his look and gotten a lot more fashion-conscious) in preparation for his 16-date solo tour of small clubs in big cities this spring.

For Sunday's NYC date, Stump rolled up in a pair of white half-calves, fingerless gloves and a bow-tie, rocking all-new material from his debut EP (full album due this summer), and bringing former Taking Back Sunday bassist Matt Rubano along for the ride.

It was an unrestricted, sweaty affair, with Stump alternating between keys, guitar and brief drums during tracks like "Porcelain," "Big Hype," and "Cute Girls." Die-hards in homemade headbands were also treated to a mashup of "Cupid's Chokehold/All of the Lights."

"They might try to tell you how you can live your life," Stump sang, less than three years after FOB headlined Madison Square Garden.

"But don't forget it's your right to do whatever you like, cause you could be your own spotlight."

Check out a clip of Stump performing his single "Spotlight" on Sunday, above.

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