"We Are Young" by Fun. Is # 1 - And Platinum - In Canada!March 21 2012
<strong><u>â€œWE ARE YOUNGâ€ BY fun. IS #1 â€“ AND PLATINUM â€“ IN CANADA!</u>
fun.â€™s breakthrough hit â€œWe Are Youngâ€ (feat. Janelle MonÃ¡e) has ascended to the No. 1 spot on the iTunes Canada Singles Chart today. Also today in Canada, the track has been certified platinum.
â€œWe Are Youngâ€ is one of the many highlights found on the bandâ€™s newly released Fueled By Ramen album, â€œSOME NIGHTS.â€
The single is further proving a multi-format radio sensation in Canada, scoring Top 5 airplay at Alternative/Modern Rock outlets nationwide. As well, â€œWe Are Youngâ€ was the No. 1 most added song at Pop radio in Canada and doubled its overall audience impressions to more than six million.
fun. will celebrate the blockbuster success of â€œWe Are Youngâ€ with an eagerly awaited performance on CBSâ€™ <u>Late Show with David Letterman</u>, slated for April 23rd. The appearance follows a recent visit to TBSâ€™ <u>Conan</u>.
fun. recently embarked on a hugely anticipated North American headline tour, with three Canadian stops planned â€“ <strong>April 25 at Torontoâ€™s Kool Haus; April 30 at Montrealâ€™s Cabaret du Mile End; and May 1 at Quebec Cityâ€™s Le Cercle.</strong>
Revel & Riot, an organization that promotes LGBT rights, awareness and equality through art, design and education resources, will serve as fun.â€™s official charity partner throughout the spring tour. A specially designed shirt reading â€œItâ€™s all fun. and gay â€˜til someone loses their rightsâ€ is on sale now at all tour dates as well as via the bandâ€™s official webstore, located at <a href = 'http://store.ournameisfun.com'>http://store.ournameisfun.com</a>. All proceeds from sales of the shirt will benefit Revel & Riot. An outspoken advocate for equal rights and marriage equality, fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff recently published the first in a series of blog posts for The Huffington Postâ€™s â€œGay Voices,â€ entitled â€œ<a href = 'http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jack-antonoff/straight-allies_b_1280498.html?ref=gay-voices'>Straight Allies: The Importance and the Realities.</a>â€
Having earned widespread acclaim with their 2009 debut album, â€œAIM AND IGNITE,â€ fun. decided to raise the stakes with â€œSOME NIGHTSâ€ by teaming with noted producer Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, BeyoncÃ©, Drake). The band and Bhasker have worked to evolve the idiosyncratic fun. sound by marrying their robust melodies with elements of hip-hop.
In addition to its spectacular popular success, â€œSOME NIGHTSâ€ has also earned ecstatic critical praise, with <u>Rolling Stone</u> applauding its blend of â€œclassic bubble-pop tunefulness with rococo rock & rollâ€ as well as singer Nate Ruessâ€™ â€œhuge voice, all snarl and Broadway panache.â€ <u>SPIN </u>hailed the albumâ€™s â€œcombination of record-collector bravado and lyrical vulnerability,â€ singling out â€œthe towering, thrilling â€˜One Footâ€™â€ and â€œthe do-the-robot opening-to-the-car-with-the-windows-down anthem â€˜It Gets Better.â€™â€ Perhaps <u>AbsolutePunk.net </u>summed it up best in its 9.5-out-of-10 rave: â€œSOME NIGHTSâ€ is â€œthe bold, adventurous and grandiose album that the Top 40 charts needs right now.â€ <u>NOW Magazine</u> (Toronto) rated the album 4Ns and said â€œSOME NIGHTSâ€ â€œcould be the breakthrough album that propels fun. to the arenas.â€
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North American Tour 2012
21 Dallas, TX House of Blues â€“ SOLD OUT!
23 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre â€“ SOLD OUT!
24 Pomona, CA The Glass House â€“ SOLD OUT!
26 Sacramento, CA Sac State University Union
28 San Francisco, CA The Independent â€“ SOLD OUT!
29 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill â€“ SOLD OUT!
31 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue â€“ SOLD OUT!
31 Sandy, UT Graywhale Entertainment (In Store Event â€“ Free)
3 Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theatre â€“ SOLD OUT!
5 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre â€“ SOLD OUT!
5 Denver, CO Twist & Shout Records (In Store Event â€“ Free)
6 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre & CafÃ© â€“ SOLD OUT!
7 Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club
9 Iowa City, IA The Blue Moose Tap House â€“ SOLD OUT!
10 Omaha, NE The Slowdown â€“ SOLD OUT!
11 Madison, WI The Majestic Theatre â€“ SOLD OUT!
13 Minneapolis, MN The Brick â€“ SOLD OUT!
14 Chicago. IL Vic Theatre â€“ SOLD OUT!
15 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall â€“ SOLD OUT!
18 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection â€“ SOLD OUT!
19 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion â€“ SOLD OUT!
20 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall â€“ SOLD OUT!
21 Boston, MA House of Blues â€“ SOLD OUT!
<strong>25 Toronto, ON Kool Haus</strong>
27 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
27 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
28 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts â€“ SOLD OUT!
<strong>30 Montreal, QC Cabaret Du Mile End
1 Quebec City Le Cercle</strong>
3 Washington, DC 9:30 Club â€“ SOLD OUT!
4 Washington, DC 9:30 Club â€“ SOLD OUT!
5 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theatre â€“ SOLD OUT!
28 George, WA Sasquatch Festival @ The Gorge
29 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
31 Mesa, AZ Mesa Arts Center
5 Flagstaff, AZ The Orpheum
6 Santa Fe, NM Railyard Plaza (free show)
8 Oklahoma City Diamond Ballroom
9 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
11 Covington, KY Madison Theatre
13 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
14 Cleveland, OH House of Blues â€“ SOLD OUT!
15 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
16 New York, NY Terminal 5 â€“ SOLD OUT!
17 New York, NY Terminal 5 â€“ SOLD OUT!