As promised earlier this year, Fall Out Boy today departed on a tour to take their hefty media profile to Uganda in the hopes of raising awareness for the charity, Invisible Children. The band recently told MTV about plans to visit Uganda to bring awareness to the plight of displaced children in the Central African nation, which for more than two decades has been suffering from a bloody civil war.
Labelmates Thrice were early supporters of the organization. They discovered the charity while working on the video for "Image of the Invisible." While the video was based on the fictional French film, it brought to the band's attention the plight of the children of Uganda, many of whom are kidnapped from their parents and forced to serve in the rebel armies currently in conflict with the government of the country.
Spokesperson and bassist Pete Wentz recorded a short interview as the band embarked on the trip. Besides joking a little about the trip, Pete discussed what interested people can do to help the charity.