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Fall Out Boy

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Fuelled by a love of punk, metal and hip-hop and named after a character from 'The Simpsons', Fall Out Boy rose from the Chicago hardcore scene to become poster boys for the emo generation. Self-released albums and a hefty amount of gigs helped build a large underground following before they released their major label debut album 'From Under the Cork Tree' in 2005.

The combination of Patrick Stump's soaring harmonies, Pete Wentz's heart-felt lyrics and a ferocious punk-pop thrash soon attracted a wider audience with singles 'Sugar, We're Goin' Down' and 'Dance, Dance' both making both the UK and US top ten. As Wentz's relationship with Ashlee Simpson filled the tabloid gossip columns, 'Infinity On High' (2007) became their first US number one album and lead single 'This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race' became a global hit. After their fifth studio album 'Folie a Deux' (2008) and greatest hits compilation 'Believers Never Die' (2009), the band took an indefinite hiatus.

They dabbled with solo careers but decided to reunite in 2013 and after several songwriting sessions that produced songs that they weren't all happy with, they finally settled on a tracklist and released their fifth studio album 'Save Rock and Roll'. The album launched them back into the public eye with its lead single 'My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)' achieving triple platinum status. They toured the US, Australia and Europe before releasing the lead single 'Centuries' taken from their next album 'American Beauty/American Psycho'. 'Centuries' made the top ten of the Billboard 100 with the album topping the 200 giving them their third number one record. They announced their seventh album 'Mania' for 2018.

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