Borrowing a phrase from Star Trek and taking liberty with it – Fall Out Boy have a knack of venturing into territories where no band has gone before. This is what makes them stand out and this one trait has put them right up there among the most influential alternative rock bands of their generation.
Fall Out Boy came under the spotlight in the mid 2000s and have since gone on to redefine the genre. That has resulted in some breathtaking music.
Now they are on the road for The Mania Tour and fans like always cannot get enough of them. If you want to see them in their element, performing live, then book your Fall Out Boy tickets and be a part of an experience you will not forget for a long time to come.
Early Days and Influences
Fall Out Boy are different. Their music is so diverse that it has had a lot of people scratching their heads when it comes to putting it under a particular genre. They have however been inspired by multiple acts. One of them was the emo group “The Get Up Kids.” Pete Wentz, the founder of Fall Out Boy said in an interview:
"Fall Out Boy would not be a band if it were not for The Get Up Kids."
In addition, they have been inspired by the likes of Metallica, Gorilla Biscuits, Screeching Weasel and Ramones among others. This list of acts probably explains why they just do not stick to one genre and keep on experimenting all the time.
Fall Out Boy were formed in the Windy City by Joe Trohman and Pete Wentz in 2001. Wentz was bit of a celebrity in the underground hardcore punk music scene. He had performed with different bands and then kick started a project of his own on the side with Trohman.
Trohman then met Patrick Stump by chance in a bookstore. Stump would later audition for the band Wentz and Trohman had formed. The audition went well and Stump was added to the line-up. They started off performing on a relatively small scale and shortly afterwards, Wentz began to use social media to promote their music. Some more musicians passed through the line-up and then Andy Hurley came around to record a few songs with them. He has been a part of Fall Out Boy ever since.
They were signed by Fueled by Ramen and the record label released their debut record titled “Take This to Your Grave” in 2003. The record took its time in making. To promote it, Fall Out Boy went on a tour and as they started to get more exposure, the record sales began to improve. Take This to Your Grave was eventually certified gold by the RIAA. On the critical front, it was a massive hit. AllMusic gave it four and a half stars out of five while Alternative Press gave it four stars out of five.
The Big Break
Fall Out Boy had just begun to turn some heads when their next album “From Under the Cork Tree” came out on May 3, 2005. And boy did it make an impact. The album went to the ninth spot on the Billboard 200. It also went on to earn double platinum certification by the RIAA by virtue of selling more than two million copies in the US. The record also went double platinum in Canada and platinum in the United Kingdom.
“From Under the Cork Tree” also received the nod of approval from the critics. AllMusic gave it four and a half stars out of five and Alternative Press did the same. In 2016, the Rolling Stone also put the album on its list of the “40 Greatest Emo Albums of All Time.” Fall Out Boy then toured extensively over the next few months and performed at various award shows and television programs.
Fall Out Boy then released their next album “Infinity on High,” on February 6, 2007. The album went to the top of the US Billboard 200 on its debut. It also went to the number one spot in New Zealand. The album went platinum in the United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Ireland and Canada. It was also certified two times platinum in Australia.
AllMusic, Rolling Stone and Blender gave it three and a half stars out of five. Spin gave it four stars out of five while over at NME it received seven out of ten.
With this, Fall Out Boy had well and truly arrived.
Fall Out Boy then released “Folie à Deux” in December of 2008 and the record went gold in the US and platinum in Australia. They followed that up by releasing “Believers Never Die-Greatest Hits.” The band members then decided to take a break and Fall Out Boy went on a hiatus. They all went to work on different projects for a while.
The Journey Recommences
Fall Out Boy made their return with the album “Save Rock and Roll” on February 4, 2013. The album was recorded in secrecy and it was different from their previous work. It went to the first spot on the Billboard 200 on its debut and charted in multiple countries around the world. The album sold over three million copies worldwide. It was certified platinum in the US while it went gold in the UK and Canada.
It was a massive critical success too. AllMusic and Rolling Stone gave it three and a half stars out of five while Alternative Press gave it four stars. That success prompted a major tour that saw the band perform in the US, Europe and Australia.
Their next album, “American Beauty/American Psycho” hit the music stores on January 16, 2015 and like its predecessor debuted at the top spot on the US Billboard 200. AllMusic gave it three and a half stars out of five while Alternative Press and The Guardian gave it four stars. American Beauty/American Psycho has also been certified platinum in the United States.
Fall Out Boy Tour Tickets
Fall Out Boy are scheduled to release their next album, “Mania” in early 2018. They have already hit the road to promote the record. There is a lot of hype surrounding the impending release of the album and because of that Fall Out Boy tour tickets are in demand. The comeback by the Fall Out Boy has been stunning to say the least and if that is any indication, then Mania will be an album worth waiting for.