Out from under the cork tree, music history was made as Cleartone Artists Fall Out Boy were honored as the first-ever inductees into mtvU’s prestigious “Hall of Wood” last Friday. The new honor celebrates artists who have used the “mtvU Woodie Awards” as a stepping stone to chart-topping success and global stardom, while keeping true to their roots. MTV’s 24-hour college network hosted the 2015 mtvU Woodie Awards at SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas last Friday March 20, following their incredibly nostalgic performance which captured the hearts of the many thousands in attendance.
The boys played “Thanks For The Memories,” “Sugar, We’re Goin Down,” “Centuries,” “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race,”and closed the night with “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light ‘Em Up),” even adding in at the end “Uma Thurman,” a track laden with samples from the television show, The Munsters.
“The Woodies are a part of Fall Out Boy’s story, we’ve been together since the start and we’re excited to be the first inductees to the ‘Hall of Wood.’ It means a lot to us,” said Pete Wentz.
Though the Hall of Wood induction is the first of its kind, Fall Out Boy are certainly no strangers to the mtvU Woodie Awards. The band was honored back in 2004, when they received the Streaming Woodie Award for “Grand Theft Autumn/Where is Your Boy.” Since then, they’ve launched their career without looking back, becoming an internationally acclaimed, platinum-selling success who managed to keep true to their many original fans who helped them get there! Thus, Fall Out Boy was naturally the perfect choice for this Hall of Wood honor. Not to mention, the singer’s name is Patrick Stump! It’s beyond amazing how that worked out.
Late last year, Fall Out Boy launched their 6th studio album, American Beauty/American Psycho, with groundbreaking results, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard charts and peaking at No. 1 in 22 countries. Fall Out Boy’s single, “Centuries,” has already been certified platinum and has more than 80 million streams between YouTube and Spotify alone. The band is currently on a global tour in support of the record.
Be sure to catch Fall Out Boy as they tour their way through the U.S. this summer headlining the Boys of Zummer tour with fellow Woodie Award-winner Wiz Khalifa.
Live footage from their performance Friday
Check out their latest chart-topping single, “Centuries!”