Fall Out Boy Biography
The Chicago, Illinois USA-based Punk-Pop Emo band Fall Out Boy was formed in 2001 by singer + guitarist Patrick Stumph, guitarist Joseph Trohman, bassist Peter Wentz and drummer Andrew Hurley.
The group quickly recorded a 3-song demo followed by a split-CD and 2002's "Fall Out Boy's Evening Out With Your Girlfriend" on Uprising Records.
The quartet eventually signed a deal with the indie label Fueled By Ramen who released "Take This To Your Grave" in May 2003; they toured the U.S. constantly, sharing stages with many bands like Less Than Jake, Taking Back Sunday, OK Go, Rise Against and American Hi-Fi. At the same time the record climbed the Billboard's Top Heatseekers and Top Independent Albums charts peaking at #11 and #17, respectively.
Fall Out Boy's Island debut disc, "From Under The Cork Tree", was released in May 2005; this album took the band to a new level, it rocketed to #9 on The Billboard 200 Sales chart and hit the top 20 in the U.K. producing two Modern Rock top 3 smashes in "Sugar, We're Goin' Down" and "Dance, Dance", which both also went top 10 in Britain and on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100; the final single, "A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More 'Touch Me'" was another Modern Rock top 40 hit.
The Chicago foursome returned in February 2007 with "Infinity On High", their first #1 album in U.S. but it became a worldwide phenomenon debuting inside the top 3 in such countries as Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. It included the monster hit single "This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race", which quickly shot to #9 on The Hot Modern Rock chart and climbed into the top 3 of The Billboard Hot 100, the Canadian and British Pop charts; "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs" reached the #19 position on The Hot Modern Rock Tracks and was another global hit. "Infinity On High" yielded two more Billboard's Hot 100 entrant: "The Carpal Tunnel Of Love" and "I'm Like A Lawyer With The Way I'm Always Trying To Get You Off (Me And You)" while "The Take Over, The Breaks Over" became a sizeable hit single in Australia where it broke into the top 20.
In December 2008 Fall Out Boy released its fifth studio album, "Folie à Deux" which debuted at #8 on The Billboard 200 and went gold. The first single, "I Don't Care", peaked at #21 on both The Billboard Hot 100 and The Hot Modern Rock charts, while its follow-up, "America's Suitehearts", reached #78 on The Billboard Hot 100.
Less than a year later they put out "Believers Never Die - Greatest Hits", their first compilation of their most popular songs as well as previously unreleased material and demos like the minor hit single "Alpha Dog".
After going on hiatus in November 2009 Fall Out Boy reformed in 2013 to release their sixth studio album, "Save Rock And Roll", in April. The first single, "My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)", peaked at #7 on The Alternative Songs chart while the album went straight to #1 on The Billboard 200.