Fall Out Boy’s ‘Uma Thurman’ video features paintball, a zebra and more

Have you ever wondered what a typical day is like for the members of rock band Fall Out Boy? In their latest music video “Uma Thurman,” the band members show what their lives are like backstage — well, sort of.

On Fall Out Boy’s official website, the band described the music video as a “fly on the wall look into our life backstage and at home only on steroids.” The music video follows Sarah, a fan who is made the band’s assistant for 24 hours, as she completes a number of tasks for each band member, ranging from the mundane to the bizarre. She picks up coffee, sings karaoke, picks up frontman Patrick Stump’s fake hand, and also walks a zebra and does some serious paintball. In a nod to the song's inspiration, Sarah and Pete Wentz even don black wigs similar to actress Uma Thurman's hairstyle in the 1994 film "Pulp Fiction."

After almost four minutes of bunnies, ducks and Wentz riding a mechanical bull, the music video takes an unexpected twist with a tank crashing into a pickup truck with a sign that says “Article 1, Section 36.03.” The sign is believed to be in reference to the recent Alabama Supreme Court ruling, which does not allow marriage licenses to be issued to same-sex couples in the state. It’s an all-out jab at the legislation, too; the tank, which is adorned with American flags, completely crushes the truck and then returns for a second crushing.

The music video premiered via Fall Out Boy’s official YouTube channel on April 17. As of press time, the music video had racked up about 700,000 views. On the band’s official Facebook page, fans posted a number of compliments regarding the music video. The single “Uma Thurman” is from Fall Out Boy’s latest album American Beauty/American Psycho, as reported previously on AXS.

The Chicago-based band is also headed on tour this summer, with The Boys of Zummer Tour launching June 10 with a performance at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, New Jersey. The band is also touring with Wiz Khalifa and Hoodie Allen. For complete tour dates, check out the band’s website.

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