This American rock band came into existence in 2001 in Illinois, Chicago. All the founding members had participated in hardcore punk scenes in the past, and this formed the basis for the foundation of the band. At first, this group was an underground success. Touring the country to reach their fans helped them acquire a solid fan base. They also began enjoying some commercial benefits owing to such efforts.
In time, their breakthrough came in 2005 where they released two singles that were an instant hit. So tremendous was the positive response worldwide that the band members got propelled into stardom. The band released a follow-up album ‘Infinity on High, ’ and this landed them at the top of the Billboard 200, having sold over a quarter million copies in the first week.
The band took a break from 2009 to 2012, owing to a decline in their music quality and citing that they needed to regroup. On resuming performances, they released ‘Save Rock and Roll’ which earned them a top 20 status. Their subsequent albums have also received positive responses, showing that the regrouping was a great idea.
Type of music they play
Fall Out Boy releases songs that fall into different genres ranging from emo, emo pop, pop rock to pop punk.
- Patrick Stump
A founding member of the band, Patrick sings the lead vocals and plays the rhythm guitar.
- Joe Trohman
Also a founding member of the band, Joe plays the lead guitar and sings the backing vocals.
- Pete Wentz
Pete is a founding member, and he is in charge of the bass, the unclean vocals as well as the backing vocals.
- Andy Hurley
Andy joined the band in 2003, and he plays the drums, and he is in charge of percussion.
Fall Out Boy has lost some members along the way. Its previous members are T.J Kunasch, Brandon Hamm, Ben Rose and Mike Pareskuwicz.
Some of the records to their name include Folie A Deux, From Under The Cork Tree, Mania, Infinity On High, Take This To Your Grave, Live In Phoenix, Save Rock And Roll, Live In Tokyo and Welcome To The New Administration amongst others.
tour dates in the UK
Fall Out Boy will make various appearances in the UK in 2018. Their first appearance will be on 11th January at Electric Brixton in London. In March, they will have four performances on the 27th, 28th, 29th and 31st in Arena Birmingham, Motorpoint Arena (Cardiff), Manchester Arena and 02 Arena (London) respectively.
Fall Out Boy is a band you should have your eye on in the years to come as they keep getting stronger with time.