Formed in 2001, Fall out Boy is an alternative rock band from Wilmette, Illinois. The group’s leader is vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump. The rhythm section consist of popular bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley. Spawning from the Chicago punk-rock scene, Fall Out Boy became a mainstream success in the early 2000s. Their popularity grew as the emo pop sound became more prominent, thanks in part to similar acts, Panic! At the Disco and Black Cards.
In 2003, the group released their first album, Take This to Your Grave. The record didn’t do well commercially; yet, it gained the band a respectable following. After its release, the band toured playing almost every night increasing their popularity. During 2004, Fall Out Boy performed at South by Southwest and the Warped Tour. During a performance, the stage collapsed due to rowdy fans and the band sang their last song of the night with the audience helping. Later in 2004, the group dropped their EP/DVD, My Heart Will Always Be the B-Side to My Tongue. The single garnered the band modest mainstream attention and showcased their maturing sound. After the song reached low on the Billboard charts, Fall Out Boy headed to California to work on their next record.
The band suffered temporary setbacks, after a failed suicide attempt by bassist Pete Wentz. Pressure from their success and upcoming album caused Wentz’s collapse sending him back home to live with his parents. Fall out Boy regrouped, and in 2005 released their follow-up album From Under the Cork Tree.
The record garnered critical and commercial acclaim. The hit single “Suger, We’re Goin Down” reached the top ten on US Billboard charts and launched them into superstardom. Rolling Stones and other critics stated Fall Out Boy created anthems that captivated audiences. The group followed their album with an extensive world tour and a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. During this, time they played with All American Rejects, Hawthorne Heights, and others.
In 2007, after the boys became megastars, they released their fourth album, Infinity on High. The music generated a different mood than their records in the past. It departed from the mainstream sound to add funk and R&B influences. The album flew off shelves upon its release and became even more popular in Australia than the US. By the end of the year, the record sold over 1 million copies. The Honda Civic Tour followed the release, where the group performed with popular acts, Paul Wall and The Academy Is.
One year later, Fall Out Boy dropped their fifth album, Folie a Deux. The record gained modest success; yet, didn’t do as well as their past work. The band followed with a tour in the US and Canada, which helped the album gain platinum status. They ended their tour with a show at the legendary Madison Square Garden.
Since 2010, the group spent most of their time on break and spending time with their families. In 2012, Wentz and Stump met to talk about a new album; yet, nothing ever transpired. Two years later, the duo announced that Fall Out Boys are working on new music.
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