If you are looking for the band who created the blueprint for the pop-punk genre beginning in the early 2000s, Fall Out Boy is it. While every member originally started in the punk scene, their collective music took a slightly less hardcore turn. Since their major label breakthrough in 2005, Fall Out Boy has had seven studio albums released, four of which have hit No. 1 in the US and six of which have been in the top 10. They have been nominated and won many awards over the years, including the Alternative Press Music Awards Artist of the Year in 2014 and Best Vocalist in 2016, the Kerrang! Awards Best International Band in 2014, and the American Music Awards Favorite Alternative Band in 2015. In Rolling Stone's list of the top 50 greatest pop-punk albums of all time, Fall Out Boy's debut album, Take This to Your Grave, was rated No. 5 due to its influence on the future of the pop-punk genre.
Fall Out Boy: The "Easy" Project
Fall Out Boy was formed in 2001 in a small suburb of Chicago called Wilmette. Founding members Pete Wentz and Joe Trohman both were already present in Chicago's punk scene, and Wentz was already very well known for his vocals and style in the area. They were tiring of it though, feeling that many of the hardcore punk acts were leaving their political activism behind and instead concentrating on creating mosh pits and breakdowns. They created Fall Out Boy as a project that was to be "easy and escapist." They ended up adding other members with similar musical ideas, and Fall Out Boy was born. Their first performance as a band was at DePaul University, and members say that they were goofy and bad at that point. But they kept on practicing and defining their style. While they went through several members during this time, Pete Wentz knew they had something special, and that something would make them famous. His dedication to success has helped the band hit the top of the pop-punk world.
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How long is a normal Fall Out Boy concert?
If it is just Fall Out Boy playing, they typically run from 2-3 hours. If they have opening acts, the opening acts typically run from 1-1.5 hours, and Fall Out Boy plays for about 1.5-2 hours.
Where is Fall Out Boy playing?
Fall Out Boy has tour dates all over the world. To see if they are playing in your area, look for more details at StubHub.
What does a Fall Out Boy setlist look like?
Some of the songs you can expect to hear at a Fall Out Boy concert include "Disloyal Order of Water Buffaloes," "Sugar, We're Goin' Down," "Uma Thurman," "Stay Frosty Royal Milk Tea" and "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race." Encore songs typically include "Saturday" and "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)."
Who are the members of Fall Out Boy?
Current Fall Out Boy members include Patrick Stump on lead vocals, Joe Trohman on lead vocals, Pete Wentz on bass and unclean vocals, and Andy Hurley on drums. Former members include T.J. Kunash, Brandon Hamm, Ben Rose and Mike Pareskuwicz.
Where did the name Fall Out Boy come from?
Fall Out Boy got its name from The Simpsons character, Radioactive Man.