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Fall Out Boy Merch Early Career
In 2001 the band was formed by Wentz who was known of the hardcore punk rock scene around Chicago in the 1990s and his friend Trohman. The band performed for the first time at DePaul University. The band struggled to settle on a name but eventually settled on ‘Fall Out Boy’ which was based on a character from The Simpsons. The band recorded their first demo tape in a basement but later recorded a proper studio demo in Wisconsin.
Wentz began promoting the band through social media. The band Uprising wanted to release an album with the band, which required them to rush out a number of songs and release the record ‘Fall Out Boy’s Evening Out With Your Girlfriend’. The band was unhappy with the final product. The band toured for two weeks with the band Spitalfield.
The band began shopping around for record labels shortly after the tour and tried to join Drive-Thru Records who offered to sign them to the side label Rushmore, but the band declined. The band was looked at by The Militia Group and Victory Records and signed Bob MycLynn as their manager.
The band was quickly deemed the next big thing following the release of their first album. Prior to the release of their second album the band released the acoustic EP ‘My Heart Will Always Be The B-Side To My Tongue’. Next the band released ‘From Under The Cork Tree’ which was recorded in California. The album was recorded much more slowly than their previous album; Wentz wrote most of the lyrics whilst Stump wrote the music. The band struggled to settle on a sound and scrapped much of their new material whilst developing their new album. A few weeks before they began recording the band scrapped ten of their songs and wrote eight new ones, including ‘Sugar, We’re Goin Down’ which went on to become a hit.
In 2005 Pete Wentz experience an emotional breakdown and attempted suicide. Wentz was struggling as the band was on the brink of major fame and overdosed in the parking lot of a Best Buy which resulted in him getting his stomach pumped. Wentz moved back in with his parents for a short time. The bands album went to number nine on the charts following its 2005 release. The album had two hit singles ‘Sugar We’re Goin Down’ and ‘Dance Dance’. The bands subsequent tour was highly successful and saw them performing in front of 10,000 strong crowds every night. The band’s album earned them a Grammy Award nomination. The album went multi-platinum and Wentz gained a lot of public attention after he talked about his suicide attempt, and nude photos of him surfaced online. He gained more attention when he started a relationship with Ashlee Simpson. The band headlined at the MTV Music Awards
In 2005 and played a number of tour dates alongside bands such as The All-American Rejects, Well-Known Secret, Hawethorne Heights and From First To Last.
The band returned to the studio and released their third album ‘Infinity on High’ in 2007.The album debuted at number one and sold 260,000 copies in its first week. The albums second single ‘This Ain’t a Scene, It’s An Arms Race’ reached number two on the charts. The albums third single ‘Thnks fr th Mmrs’ reached number 11 on the charts. The album went platinum and sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. Fall Out Boy toured with Cobra Starship, The Academy Is.., Gym Class Heroes, Plain White T’s and Cute Is What We Aim For. The tour was very successful and was followed with the live album ‘Live in Phoenix’. The band released a cover of ‘Beat It’ with John Mayer in 2008.