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hooks, the album successfully captured the heart of either critics or fans, particularly through its track, "Grand Theft Autumn" which received constant airplay on Fuse and mtvU.
This initial success unquestionably brought Fall Out Boy's name to the surface and soon they embarked on tour with other bands, like Mest, Taking Back Sunday, Less Than Jake, Spitalfield, and American Hi-Fi throughout the rest of 2003. Noticed their potentiality, Island Records consequently offered them a record deal which they eagerly accepted. "With this record, we've got a bigger focus and a grander idea," Pete remarked. "We don't want to disappoint the 200,000 people who are part of a very cult following that hangs onto our every word, and we won't." Prior to their next work under this major company, the band took time to headline the "Believers Never Die" tour over summer 2004 which then was followed by a stint on the "Warped Tour".
Their second piece of work, "From Under the Cork Tree", eventually touched the market on May 3, 2005, and resulted beyond their expectation as the album was able to surpass its predecessor. Satisfyingly sold for more than 70,000 copies in its first week, it certainly propelled Fall Out Boy to reach wider popularity with its extraordinary sound that was responded enthusiastically by their huge fans. In the meantime, one of its track entitled "Sugar, We're Goin' Down" became a hit all over the country, taking number 8 on Billboard Hot 100, even wonderfully entered the top three of Billboard Modern Rock Chart. Another composition, "Dance, Dance" also scored well in the music chart for it managed to be included in the top 40 of Billboard Hot 100 and gained the top spot at MTV's TRL.
Following their successful years, the band went on the "Black Clouds and Underdogs Tour", a pop punk event that featured The All-American Rejects, Well-Known Secret, Hawthorne Heights and From First to Last. They wrote new songs for their new album during the tour. After finishing the trek, they returned to the studio and began recording new tracks for the LP which was eventually announced as "Infinity on High". Powered by single "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race", the album became the band's biggest selling week, selling 260,000 copies to debut at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200. Fall Out Boy then headlined the 2007 "Honda Civic Tour" to promote