Fall Out Boy brings the Wintour with AWOLNATION and PVRIS (pronounced Paris) to Wells Fargo Arena (730 Third Street) in Des Moines on March 14. Tickets for the concert are $29.50, $39.50, and $59.50, and they may be purchased at the Iowa Event Center box office or online here.
Wilmette, Illinois natives Fall Out Boy got their start in 2001 when bassist Pete Wentz and guitarist Joe Trohman wanted to start a side project from their respective hardcore punk bands. They eventually rounded out their lineup with singer/guitarist Patrick Stump and, after a series of failed searches, drummer Andy Hurley. The pop punk quartet released their debut album, Take This to Your Grave, in 2003. While the album failed to chart, it sold well, eventually getting certified gold. Fall Out Boy's sophomore effort, 2005's From Under the Cork Tree, was a break-out success. The album reached #9 on the Billboard 200 and sold more than 2.5 million copies. The album was powered by the twin hits "Sugar, We're Goin Down" (quadruple-platinum) and "Dance, Dance" (triple-platinum), which both peaked in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, Pop, and Alternative charts.
Fall Out Boy has seen nothing but success since. Three out of their next four albums topped the Billboard 200, and every album has been certified gold or higher. Songs like "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race," "Thnks fr th Mmrs," "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)," "Centuries," "Uma Thurman," and "Irresistible" (embedded above), which features Demi Lovato, have been huge chart and record store hits for the band. Their songs have been featured on television and in movies and video games. They have won 25 major awards, and they have been nominated for 28 more.
Despite their annoying overuse of the caps lock button, tourmates AWOLNATION and PVRIS have had their share of success as well. Both of AWOLNATION's full-length studio albums have reached the Top 20 on the Alternative chart. The Los Angeles-based quintet have collected seven Top 20 singles, including the #1 smash "Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)." Massachusetts alt-rockers PVRIS released their debut full-length White Noise in November of 2014. The album only reached #88 on the Billboard 200 in the U.S., but it brought the band international acclaim. PVRIS won both the "Breakthrough Band" award at the Alternative Press Music Awards and the Kerrang! Award for "Best International Newcomer" in 2015.