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Fall Out Boy

Fall Out Boy





Band members Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Andrew Hurley, and Joe Trohman first came together in 2001 to form Fall Out Boy.

They debuted with a self-released demo in 2001, following it up in May 2002 with a split LP issued on the Uprising label. The band remained with the label for the release of a mini-LP, Fall Out Boy’s Evening Out with Your Girl, but soon after signed a deal with Less Than Jake drummer Vinnie Fiorello’s label, Fueled by Ramen, while also receiving an advance from Island Records to record a proper debut album.

Take This to Your Grave was released in 2003 and two years later their breakout album From Under the Cork Tree debuted at #9 on the Billboard 200 and spawned two Top Ten hits with "Sugar We're Going Down" and "Dance, Dance." The album went double platinum and earned the musicians a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.

Their second major label album, Infinity on High, also had a successful debut week, reaching #1 on the Billboard 200 and going platinum one month later. Released shortly after in early 2008, the CD/DVD Live in Phoneix documented the band's strength as a flashy live act, while Folie a Deux followed later that year.

This concert premieres on PBS July 23, 2009
(check local listings)

With their stadium rock riffs and anthem choruses, Chicago-based Fall Out Boy offers up unparalleled energy in this Soundstage set. Vocalist/guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, drummer Andy Hurley and guitarist Joe Trohman make up the perfect pop punk quartet. Amidst bass twirling, drum solos, and roaring power chords, Stump delivers strong vocals from start to finish, ricocheting to falsetto and back on recent hits “America’s Suitehearts” and “I Don’t Care.” Other show highlights include “Dance, Dance,” “Sugar We’re Goin Down,” and “Thnks fr the Mmrs.”