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Fall Out Boy Biography

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Birth Place: Wilmette, Illinois, United States
Years Active: 2001-2009 (Hiatus)
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop Punk, Emo

Fall Out Boy is an American rock band from Wilmette, Illinois, formed in 2001. The band consisted of vocalist-rhythm guitarist Patrick Stump, lead guitarist Joe Trohman, bassist Pete Wentz and drummer Andy Hurley.

With Pete Wentz as the band's primary lyricist and Patrick Stump as the primary composer, Fall Out Boy reached mainstream success with its major label debut, ''From Under the Cork Tree''. Released in 2005, the album won several awards and achieved double platinum status after selling more than 2.5 million albums in the United States alone. To support the album, the band headlined tours around the world in 2005 and 2006.

In 2007 the band released the follow up ''Infinity on High'' to major chart success, reaching #1 on the Billboard 200 and selling 260,000 copies its first week. The lead single, "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race", reached #1 on the Pop 100 and #2 on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100.

On February 2, 2010, the band reportedly broke up although no official press statement was released. Since then, the band has made their status more clear and the indefinite hiatus has been re-confirmed.