Fall Out Boy apologize for copyright infringements

Pete Wentz and co are sorry for using children's story

Fall Out Boy have apologised for using “stolen” artwork for their ‘Young Wild Things’ tour.

The jaunt’s artwork (as well as T-shirts and other tour promo items) was inspired by the children’s story ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ by Maurice Sendak.

Each night of the tour, fans saw graphics depicting members of the band as characters from the book.

Pete Wentz was the main character Max, while Patrick Stump, Andy Hurley and Joe Trohman were the imaginary creatures Max envisions within the story.

Posting on their blog, the band wrote: “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.”

Rolling Stone reports that there is no word on whether or not Sendak has taken, or will take, legal action.