Chicago’s Fall Out Boy, other big acts to play for Biden inauguration donors
The pop punk band, which has a long history with Biden, will perform along with Carole King, Will.I.AM and James Taylor at the virtual concert.
Fall Out Boy, the Chicago band that owes its existence to Joe Biden, will repay the favor by performing Sunday at a virtual concert for donors to the president-elect’s inauguration.
The “We the People” show also will feature music from Carole King, Will.I.AM, James Taylor, Michael Bivins, Ben Harper and AJR. Second City alum Keegan-Michael Key and “Will & Grace” star Debra Messing will host, and actors Connie Britton, Sophia Bush, Jaime Camil and Kal Penn also will make appearances.
Tickets are available to those who make a donation of any size at the inauguration website.
Now, back to Wentz: The Fall Out Boy bassist and co-founder grew up in Wilmette and attended North Shore Country Day School and DePaul University, has a long history with Biden. His parents met when they both were working for Biden during his first senatorial term, and their subsequent marriage produced a child who would go on to co-create one of the key pop-punk bands of the early 2000s.
In a now-deleted 2008 blog post, Wentz shared a photo has been circulating ever since, showing him as a little boy in the arms of the future vice president.
Fall Out Boy endorsed the Biden-Harris ticket in last year’s general election.