Fall Out Boy slated to play pre-inauguration concert for incoming President-elect Joe Biden after his parents met working for future President
- We the People is a pre-inauguration concert for President-elect Joe Biden
- After Biden won, Wentz posted a shot of himself as a child being held by Biden
- He called Prez-elect ‘a beacon of empathy, compassion, and kindness’
- Keegan-Michael Key and Debra Messing are set to co-host show
- Lady Gaga will sing the The Star-Spangled Banner
Fall Out Boy is slated to play on We the People, a pre-inauguration concert for President-elect Joe Biden, as his parents met working for the future president.
After Biden beat Trump in November, Wentz posted a throwback shot of himself as a child being held by Biden next to his mother, Dale Lewis Wentz.
‘My parents met working for Joe Biden in the Senate in the 70s,’ he said. ‘To me he is a beacon of empathy, compassion, and kindness.’
The latest: Fall Out Boy is slated to play on We the People, a pre-inauguration concert for President-elect Joe Biden, as frontman Pete Wentz’s parents met working for the future president
Wentz and his bandmates endorsed Biden in his successful bid against Donald Trump, with a moving statement from the band’s Instagram page October 27.
‘This is the most important election of our lifetime, and standing on the sideline is not an option,’ the band said. ‘We endorse Joe Biden. So please, go vote. Lives depend on it.’
Pete opened up about his association to the incoming commander-in-chief to the AP amid the 2008 election when Biden was former President Barack Obama’s running mate.
‘I would not be standing here actually in reality at all because my parents met working for Biden,’ he told the AP in 2008. ‘They met on the campaign, so they have this particular affection for Joe. He came to their wedding. If it weren’t for Joe Biden, I would not exist as a human being.’
Throwback: After Biden beat Trump in November, Wentz posted a throwback shot of himself as a child being held by Biden next to his mother, Dale Lewis Wentz
Fall Out Boy (L-R) Patrick Stump, Andy Hurley, Wentz and Joe Trohman were snapped in LA at the Grammys in 2019
At the time, Wentz also took to Tumblr to endorse Biden with his father Pete Wentz Sr.
The rocker wrote, ‘So I guess it’s a big day for everyone – one way or another no matter what you are thinking. I don’t really want to force my views on anyone. I’m just some guy in a band who doesn’t spell that great much less have a degree in anything.’
He said, according to The Washington Post, ‘So I turned to my dad (has a couple degrees and spells much better, besides he’s a hero to me). Blech enough of that… Here’s what he had to say.’
His father wrote, ‘I have spent the weekend and now working on the Obama campaign. Mom and I met in Washington when we were both legislative assistants to Senator Biden when he was in his first term.
‘I had worked in his campaign and your mother had been in the Foreign Service. We started out as friends and the rest is history.’
The January 18 virtual concert, which will be closed off publicly, will also include appearances from James Taylor, Carole King, will.i.am, with Keegan-Michael Key and Debra Messing co-hosting the proceedings, according to People. Lady Gaga will sing the The Star-Spangled Banner for the show.