Fall Out Boy Take To Air Guitar In NYC After Police Intervention

The may be rock stars, but Fall Out Boy couldn’t use their celebrity sway with the New York City Police, who prohibited the group from performing a free concert for their fans in Washington Square Park on Tuesday.

The band, who just released their new album, “Folie a Deux,” were attempting to make good on an acoustic performance they had promised their loyal followers when the fuzz stepped in.


“We were told if we picked up guitars, we’d be arrested,” Fall Out Boy bassist, and new dad to baby Bronx Mowgli, Pete Wentz, told “Today’s” Matt Lauer on Wednesday.

According to the New York Times, the reason for the police intervention was because the band did not have the proper permit for a public performance.

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Rather than disappoint the gathered crowd, the rockers performed their song “Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy” a cappella, complete with air guitar.

“It went really great actually,” frontman Patrick Stump told Matt.

However, the guys are hoping to make it up to their Big Apple fans.


“We want to come back and perform on the ‘Today’ show,” Pete said.

“By the way, booked!” Matt quickly replied. “We’re easy.”

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