Promotional photos of bands can tend to look the same. However, some bands try to push the boundaries to get the attention of their fans with over-the-top photos that we can never forget, no matter how hard we try.
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Some of our favorites—the Maine, blink-182, Fall Out Boy and more—have taken some questionable photos to promote music videos, tours, new albums and more. Check out these 16 memorable promotional photos of bands that made us do a double take.
When the Maine tried to have cute matching outfits, but it kind of went wrong.
This photo of the All-American Rejects gone fishing.
Who could forget when All Time Low ate bananas in their underwear?
It was hard to pick one blink-182 photo, so we narrowed it down to this beach shot and their cute family photo.
Mayday Parade trying to fight a chicken is a pretty classic image.
This…interesting You Me At Six photo shoot involving a fake mustache and lots of tape.
When Tonight Alive went swimming with all of their clothes on.
Fall Out Boy as sad bunnies is one of our favorites.
Paramore’s tea party shoot was pretty iconic.
Green Day in jail is so punk rock.
We want this shot of Good Charlotte looking as emo as possible on our bedroom wall.
This shot of A Day To Remember as a dodgeball team was pretty legit.
Remember when Forever The Sickest Kids had a house party we all wanted to be invited to?
Panic! At The Disco in animal masks definitely creeped us out.
My Chemical Romance channeling A Clockwork Orange was basically everything.