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Watch This 12-Year-Old Crush A Fall Out Boy Drum Cover On America’s Got Talent

Talented young musician Jacob Velazquez wowed the America’s Got Talent judges with his skilful take on Fall Out Boy’s Centuries.

A recent episode of America’s Got Talent took a particularly awesome turn last month as 12-year-old musician Jacob Velazquez knocked out a surprise drum cover of Fall Out Boy’s Centuries towards the end of his audition.

After performing his own original song on the piano at first, Jacob then crosses the stage to unveil a full drum kit as the appropriate opening lyrics – ‘Some legends are told / Some turn to dust or to gold / But you will remember me / Remember me, for centuries’ – of Fall Out Boy’s epic 2014 single ring out. Then, he channels his inner Andy Hurley and absolutely crushes his cover.

Read this: The definitive ranking of Fall Out Boy records by Pete Wentz

What’s even more inspiring than seeing this young rocker wow Simon Cowell and co. is that Jacob has a pervasive developmental disorder, and as he explains to the judges beforehand, “I want to be on America’s Got Talent to show people that just because you have some kind of disability or some kind of diagnosis doesn’t mean you aren’t capable of great things.”

Truly brilliant stuff. Check it out below:

Catch Fall Out Boy on the Hella Mega Tour next year with Green Day and Weezer at the following:

June 2021

9 Vienna, Austria – Ernst-Happel Stadion
20 Paris, France – La Defense Arena
21 Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
23 Groningen, The Netherlands – Stadspark
25 London, UK – Stadium
26 Huddersfield, UK – John Smith’s Stadium
28 Glasgow, UK – Bellahouston Park
30 Dublin, Ireland – venue TBA

July 2021

14 Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park
17 Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium
18 San Diego, CA @ Petco Park
20 San Francisco, CA @ Oracle Park
24 Dallas, TX @ Globe Life Field
27 Atlanta, GA @ Truist Park
29 Houston, TX @ Minute Maid Park
31 Jacksonville, FL @ TIAA Bank Field

August 2021

1 Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
4 New York, NY @ Citi Field
5 Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
8 Washington, DC @ Nationals Park
10 Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
13 Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
15 Chicago IL @ Wrigley Field
17 Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
19 Pittsburgh, PA @ PNC Park
20 Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park
23 Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field
25 Commerce City, CO @ Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

Read this: Pete Wentz on Fall Out Boy, fatherhood and fragility

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Posted on July 7th 2020, 5:47pm
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