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Fun.'s "Some Nights" Arrives At Last, Featuring The Breakthrough Hit Single "We Are Young (Feat. Janelle Monáe)"!
February 21 2012

fun.âs âSOME NIGHTSâ ARRIVES AT LAST,

FEATURING THE BREAKTHROUGH HIT SINGLE,

âWE ARE YOUNG (FEAT. JANELLE MONÃE)â;

BAND TO PERFORM TONIGHT ON TBSâ CONAN,

HERALDING EAGERLY ANTICIPATED HEADLINE TOUR,

KICKING OFF FEBRUARY 29TH




fun. has announced a flurry of activity surrounding todayâs release of their Fueled By Ramen debut, âSOME NIGHTS.â The album â which includes the hit single, âWe Are Young (Feat. Janelle Monáe)â â is now available in stores and at all digital retailers. fun. will celebrate the release with a live performance on tonightâs installment of TBSâ Conan.

fun. will embark on their upcoming headline trek beginning February 29th at South Burlington, Vermontâs Higher Ground, with dates set through early May (see attached itinerary). fun. will play The Guvernment in Toronto on April 25 and Cabaret du Mile End in Montreal on April 30. Many of the announced dates are already completely sold out, including shows in Maryland, North Carolina, Atlanta, San Francisco, Boulder, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. Today, the band announced additional dates beginning May 29 in Portland, OR running through June 16, with a very special hometown performance at New York Cityâs Terminal 5. A pre-sale for fan club members for these newly announced dates begins on Thursday at 12 PM local time at http://tixx1.artistarena.com/fun/, with general on-sale beginning on Friday, March 2nd at 12 PM local time. For complete details and ticket availability for all dates, please see http://ournameisfun.com/tour.

fun. is teaming with LGBT rights organization Revel & Riot as their official charity partner for the spring tour. Revel & Riot is an organization that promotes LGBT rights, awareness and equality through art, design and education resources. The band collaborated with the organization to design a shirt reading âItâs all fun. and gay âtil someone loses their rights,â and proceeds from the shirt, which is available at tour dates and in the bandâs webstore (http://store.ournameisfun.com/). An outspoken advocate for equal rights and marriage equality, fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff recently published the first in a series of blog posts for Huffington Postâs Gay Voices, titled âStraight Allies: The Importance and the Realities.â

âWe Are Youngâ has proven a major breakthrough for fun. The band was recently named among the nominees for the 2012 mtvU Woodie Awardsâ âBreaking Woodieâ â fans are invited to vote for fun. at www.mtv.com/ontv/woodieawards/2012/breaking-woodie/.

âWe Are Youngâ was also prominently featured in Chevroletâs 2012 Super Bowl XLVI ad campaign promoting the 2012 Chevy Sonic. âStunt Anthemâ can be viewed online at www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuvoSw1TiJ8&feature=youtu.be.

As if all that werenât enough, a companion video for the first track on Some Nights, âSome Nights (Intro)â â directed by filmmaker/photographer Poppy de Villanueve â is premiering today exclusively at IFC.com at http://www.ifc.com/fix/2012/02/premiere:-fun.-some-nights-(intro).

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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, Beyonce, Drake). The band and Bhasker have worked to evolve the idiosyncratic fun. sound by marrying their robust melodies with elements of hip-hop.

âWe Are Young (Feat. Janelle Monáe)â received instant applause upon its arrival last year, with USA Today hailing the âbaroque indie-popstersâ for â(making) a counterintuitive play for the big time, slowing down for the massive sing-along chorus.â

fun. began in 2008 when Nate Ruess teamed up with Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff to meld an array of diverse inspirations into their own irresistible and freewheeling pop songcraft. The band drew immediate attention for their contemporary rethinking of classic 70âs pop, where ornate arrangements and inspired orchestrations meet present-day rock ânâ roll. Fit to burst with richly prolix lyricism and intricate melodic twists and turns, âAIM AND IGNITEâ earned copious critical praise: Paste praised their âbubbly, pop-synth songs,â while The Huffington Post noted that â(fun. has) been quite on a roll since the release of their well-received debut.â

The band followed the albumâs release with a series of well-received live appearances, including numerous headline dates and show-stopping performances at such gatherings as 2011âs Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.

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




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North American Tour 2012

*denotes newly announced date




FEBRUARY

21 Long Beach, CA Fingerprints Records (In Store Event â Free)

22 Chandler, AZ ZIA Records (In Store Event â Free)

23 Philadelphia, PA FYE (In Store Event â Free)

29 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground



MARCH

1 Providence, RI FYE (In Store Event â Free)

1 Pawtucket, RI Lupoâs

2 Towson, MD The Recher Theatre â SOLD OUT!

3 Carrboro, NC Catâs Cradle â SOLD OUT!

7 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre

8 Orlando, FL Beacham Theatre

9 Atlanta, GA Center Stage â SOLD OUT!

10 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Theatre â SOLD OUT!

18 New Orleans, LA House of Blues

20 Houston, TX Warehouse Live Studio

21 Dallas, TX House of Blues

23 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre

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

31 Sandy, UT Graywhale Entertainment (In Store Event â Free)



APRIL

3 Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theatre

5 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre

5 Fort Collins, CO Twist & Shout Records (In Store Event â Free)

6 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre & Café â SOLD OUT!

7 Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club

8 Iowa City, IA The Blue Moose Tap House

10 Omaha, NE The Slowdown

11 Madison, WI The Majestic Theatre

13 Minneapolis, MN The Brick

14 Chicago. IL Vic Theatre â SOLD OUT!

15 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall

18 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection

19 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall

20 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall

21 Boston, MA House of Blues

25 Toronto, ON The Guvernment

27 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights

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

30 Montreal, QC Cabaret Du Mile End



MAY


3 Washington, DC 9:30 Club â SOLD OUT!

4 Washington, DC 9:30 Club â SOLD OUT!

5 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theatre

28 George, WA Sasquatch Festival @ The Gorge

29 Portland, OR Roseland Theater*



JUNE

5 Flagstaff, AZ The Orpheum*

6 Santa Fe, NM Railyard Plaza*

8 Oklahoma City Diamond Ballroom*

9 St. Louis, MO The Pageant*

13 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe at Old National Centre*

14 Cleveland, OH House of Blues*

15 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls*

16 New York, NY Terminal 5*
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