Booking Agent Fall Out Boy
Fall Out Boy emerged in the 2000s as the biggest band in emo-pop. The Chicago quintet attracted tons of teenagers (most of them girls) to their shout-along tunes, which mixed snarky humor and big, deep-feeling choruses. As the decade wore on, Fall Out Boy continued to find new ways to market themselves — from Myspace ads to an FOB-branded video game — as the group began to sell out arenas. Pete Wentz, the band’s heavily mascara’d bassist, songwriter and leader, became something of a celebrity and entrepreneur, marrying Ashley Simpson, starting a clothing company, and signing bands like Panic! At the Disco to his label, Decaydence.
Formed in the Chicago suburb of Wilmette in 2001 Fall Out Boy’s line-up consists of Stump (rhythm guitar and vocals), Wentz (bass), Andy Hurley (drums, ex of Racetraitor) and Joe Trohman (lead guitar) with connections to the area’s hardcore scene. An earlier configuration of the band without Hurley played on the group’s 2002 debut, Fall Out Boy’s Evening With Your Girlfriend. The nine-song collection that displayed lyricist Wentz’s love of wordy titles and pop-culture references, often on the same track, as with “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose (But I’m Going To Give It My Best Shot).”