Fall Out Boy have been forced to post an apology on their website after using unauthorised images on their recent ‘Young Wild Things’ tour.
Some of the staging visuals and images of the band contained artwork lifted directly from the classic children’s book ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ by Maurice Sendak.
Graphics on the screens at the concerts included Pete Wentz dressed as the main character of the book, Max, with Patrick Stump and the rest of the band dressed as monsters.
Although no action has been taken, the band have stopped using the imagery and have printed a full apology on their website to Sendak.
They write: “As you may have seen in our most recent concerts, we've changed the staging and visuals. We were using Where The Wild Things Are and, unintentionally, infringed on the rights of Maurice Sendak, the author of this timeless classic.
“We have great respect and affection for his book and it was our intent only to pay homage to it, not to infringe any rights. FOB sincerely apologizes to Maurice Sendak for using images from Where The Wild Things Are in our concerts and elsewhere without authorization.”