SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Oct. 4, 2013) — The GRAMMY Foundation® (www.grammyfoundation.org) announced today that GRAMMY®-nominated band Fall Out Boy will perform a benefit concert in support of the GRAMMY Foundation’s GRAMMY in the Schools® music education programs on Friday, Nov. 29 at Metro in Chicago. The show also celebrates the Record Store Day limited-edition vinyl release of Pax•Am Days, an album containing eight new furious ’80s-influenced punk songs produced by Ryan Adams. The band will be playing the full release as part of the show. Tickets are available only at metrochicago.com beginning at 12 p.m. ET on Oct. 5. General admission tickets are $46 per person.
“We are so fortunate to have Fall Out Boy lending their time and talents to raise funds for the GRAMMY Foundation,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation. “Not only will their support generate significant resources for us, but they are also helping to give greater visibility to our GRAMMY in the Schools music education programs for high school students and schools.” Save Rock And Roll is the fifth studio album from the GRAMMY-nominated band Fall Out Boy and features the multiplatinum hit “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” and the new hit “Alone Together.” Save Rock And Roll debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 and reached No.1 on iTunes in 27 countries upon its release in April. The album marks the band’s second No.1 debut, following 2007’s Infinity On High. Hailing from Chicago, Fall Out Boy — Andy Hurley (drums), Patrick Stump (vocals/guitar), Joe Trohman (guitar), Pete Wentz (bass) — have appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone and other prestigious publications. They have performed on “America’s Got Talent,” “Conan,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live, “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Show With David Letterman,” “Saturday Night Live,” the “Today” show, “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,” and “The Voice,” among others. The band just finished their second sold-out tour of 2013, performing in arenas in support of Save Rock And Roll.
The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. In recognition of the significant role of teachers in shaping their students’ musical experiences, the GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Academy are partnering to present our first Music Educator Award. Open to current U.S. music teachers in K through college, the Music Educator Award will be given out during GRAMMY Week 2014. For more information about our music education programs, please visit www.grammyintheschools.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, please like “GRAMMY in the Schools®” on Facebook at www.facebook.com/grammyintheschools, follow the GRAMMY Foundation on Twitter @GRAMMYFdn at www.twitter.com/GRAMMYFdn and join us on Instagram @GRAMMYFdn.