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"We Are Young" by Fun. Is # 1 - And Platinum - In Canada!
March 21 2012

âWE ARE YOUNGâ BY fun. IS #1 â AND PLATINUM â IN CANADA!



fun.âs breakthrough hit âWe Are Youngâ (feat. Janelle Monáe) has ascended to the No. 1 spot on the iTunes Canada Singles Chart today. Also today in Canada, the track has been certified platinum.

âWe Are Youngâ is one of the many highlights found on the bandâs newly released Fueled By Ramen album, âSOME 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, âWe 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 âWe Are Youngâ with an eagerly awaited performance on CBSâ Late Show with David Letterman, slated for April 23rd. The appearance follows a recent visit to TBSâ Conan.

fun. recently embarked on a hugely anticipated North American headline tour, with three Canadian stops planned â April 25 at Torontoâs Kool Haus; April 30 at Montrealâs Cabaret du Mile End; and May 1 at Quebec Cityâs Le Cercle.

Revel & Riot, an organization that promotes LGBT rights, awareness and equality through art, design and education resources, will serve as fun.âs official charity partner throughout the spring tour. A specially designed shirt reading âItâs all fun. and gay âtil someone loses their rightsâ is on sale now at all tour dates as well as via the bandâs official webstore, located at http://store.ournameisfun.com. 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 Postâs âGay Voices,â entitled âStraight Allies: The Importance and the Realities.â

Having earned widespread acclaim with their 2009 debut album, âAIM AND IGNITE,â fun. decided to raise the stakes with âSOME NIGHTSâ by teaming with noted producer Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, 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, âSOME NIGHTSâ has also earned ecstatic critical praise, with Rolling Stone applauding its blend of âclassic bubble-pop tunefulness with rococo rock & rollâ as well as singer Nate Ruessâ âhuge voice, all snarl and Broadway panache.â SPIN hailed the albumâs âcombination of record-collector bravado and lyrical vulnerability,â singling out âthe towering, thrilling âOne Footââ and âthe do-the-robot opening-to-the-car-with-the-windows-down anthem âIt Gets Better.ââ Perhaps AbsolutePunk.net summed it up best in its 9.5-out-of-10 rave: âSOME NIGHTSâ is âthe bold, adventurous and grandiose album that the Top 40 charts needs right now.â NOW Magazine (Toronto) rated the album 4Ns and said âSOME NIGHTSâ âcould be the breakthrough album that propels fun. to the arenas.â

For more news and information, please see www.ournameisfun.com, www.facebook.com/ournameisfun, twitter.com/OurNameIsFun.



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North American Tour 2012

MARCH


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)



APRIL

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 & Café 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!

25 Toronto, ON Kool Haus

27 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights

27 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights

28 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts â SOLD OUT!

30 Montreal, QC Cabaret Du Mile End



MAY

1 Quebec City Le Cercle


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



JUNE

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!