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Fall Out Boy to Play Record-Breaking Gig in Antarctica


Opting out of the race for most chin-ups in one minute, Fall Out Boy have discovered a more apt route to enter the Guinness Book of World Records: perform on all seven continents in less than nine months, and celebrate with a crowning gig in Antarctica!

To claim the title, which began with a world tour last summer that delivered the quartet to Africa, Asia, North America, Australia, and Europe, the boys will head to South America, perform March 23 in Santiago, Chile, then board a plane bound for King George Island in Antarctica. Once onsite at the scientific observatory, Fall Out Boy, which a website post stated is “working closely with Greenpeace,” will crank out a set to raise awareness about global warming.

Pete Wentz explained to MTV: “Well, I was just sitting around and wrote [FOB’s manager] Bob [McLynn] an e-mail saying, ‘Let’s be the first band to go to all five continents’ — only he wrote me back, ‘There are seven.’ Since then we have been working on it. Lately it’s kind of gone into overdrive though, because after this flight to Antarctica there really aren’t any other ones we could get on until winter ends.”

Added bonus: “Yes, we’ll be seeing penguins,” Wentz said. And, hopefully, the inside of a geography textbook! Jeez! Five continents! Come on, now, Pete.