Driven by their new studio album “American Beauty/American Psycho,” US pop punk stars Fall Out Boy are set to rock the globe yet again, with a string of live concert dates stretching across late March 2016.
The boys will rock Europe until the end of October, and you should note that the majority of gigs is already sold out. Notable stops include Paris, London, Moscow, Munich, and more.
After playing two shows in the US in December to wrap up the current year, the band will embark on a month long tour of the States in late February 2016. They will pay a visit to many prominent musical centers in the country, including New York, Hollywood, Chicago, New Orleans, San Antonio, Colorado Springs, and many more.
The tour’s final stop has been booked for March 26, live at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA.
“American Beauty/American Psycho” saw its release on January 16 via Island Records.
Fall Out Boy Cheap/Discounted Tickets 2016
Fall Out Boy Schedule 2016
|Feb 26||7:00PM||Hollywood (FL)||Hard Rock Live At The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino|
|Mar 01||7:00PM||North Charleston (SC)||North Charleston Coliseum|
|Mar 02||7:00PM||Charlottesville (VA)||John Paul Jones Arena|
|Mar 04||7:00PM||New York (NY)||Madison Square Garden|
|Mar 05||8:00PM||Mashantucket (CT)||The Grand Theater At Foxwoods|
|Mar 06||7:00PM||Syracuse (NY)||War Memorial At Oncenter|
|Mar 08||7:00PM||Grand Rapids (MI)||Van Andel Arena|
|Mar 09||7:00PM||Dayton (OH)||EJ Nutter Center|
|Mar 10||7:00PM||Louisville (KY)||KFC Yum! Center|
|Mar 12||7:00PM||Chicago (IL)||United Center|
|Mar 13||7:00PM||Saint Paul (MN)||Xcel Energy Center|
|Mar 14||7:00PM||Des Moines (IA)||Wells Fargo Arena|
|Mar 17||7:00PM||Birmingham (AL)||Legacy Arena at The BJCC|
|Mar 18||7:00PM||Memphis (TN)||Fedex Forum|
|Mar 19||7:30PM||New Orleans (LA)||Smoothie King Center|
|Mar 20||7:00PM||San Antonio (TX)||Freeman Coliseum|
|Mar 22||7:00PM||Wichita (KS)||INTRUST Bank Arena|
|Mar 23||7:00PM||Colorado Springs (CO)||World Arena|
|Mar 25||7:00PM||Phoenix (AZ)||Talking Stick Resort Arena|
|Mar 26||7:00PM||Irvine (CA)||Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre|
The story of pop punk superstars Fall Out Boy began in 2001 in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Founded by bassist Pete Wentz and guitarist Joe Trohman, the act was heavily influenced by the city’s fairly obscure and minute hardcore punk scene.
The popular four-piece, consisting of Wentz, Trohman, as well as vocalist Patrick Stump and drummer Andy Hurley, began taking shape the same year, as Trohman met Stump, who was at the time drumming for a local grindcore group called Xgrinding processX.
Following some personnel issues, the band was finally fully forged in 2003 with the arrival of Hurley. The very same year saw the FoB fold releasing their full-length debut album “Take This to Your Grave.” The record achieved a solid success, ultimately selling over 600,000 copies and earning the band the title of “the next big thing” by several notable media outlets.
Two years later, in May 2005, the mainstream success finally knocked on the band’s door, as their sophomore studio release “From Under the Cork Tree” saw the light of day. With 2.7 million units shipped around the globe, it remains the top-selling effort of the group’s catalogue to this day. Hits like “Dance, Dance” and “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down” were among the key factors for making such a feat possible, ultimately shaping the signature stamp of the FOB vibe.
Many described the newfound success as an overnight sensation, and Wentz suddenly became a fixture of tabloid press. Dealing with bipolar disorder since the age of 18, Pete didn’t cope well with the situation, and ultimately tried committing suicide in 2005.
But the FOB train kept a-rollin’. The band released their third album “Infinity on High” in February 2007, selling nearly 1.5 million copies and earning their first No. 1 spot on the US Billboard 200 albums chart. Working with legendary Jay-Z, the group began implementing a wider specter of sounds into their music, most notably the elements of R&B, soul, and flamenco genres.
Wentz married Ashlee Simpson in 2008, and within the same year they had a child, while Fall Out Boy released their fourth album, “Folie à Deux.” Fan reactions were mixed, and the band’s issues began emerging. Stump was having major problems with the band’s “emo” image, Hurley went through “the darkest depression” of his life, while Wentz took his abuse of Xanax and Klonopin to critical levels.
The band had no choice but to go on a hiatus in 2010. Wentz and Simpson divorced a year later, but the Fall Out Boy team kept strong, ultimately returning to the scene in 2013. The same year marked the release of massively successful “Save Rock and Roll.” Branded as one of the strongest comebacks of all time, the album spawned such hits as “Phoenix,” “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark” and many more. No. 1 spot on the charts, massive tours, the boys were indeed back in town once again.
“American Beauty/American Psycho” was released as the band’s sixth studio album on January 20, 2015, proving that the train is still moving full steam ahead. As Mr. Wentz himself once noted, “just because today is a terrible day doesn’t mean tomorrow might not be the best day of your entire life. You just have to wake up and get there.”