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Fun. Makes History With Grammy Awards Triumph !
December 11 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DECEMBER 11, 2012

FUN. MAKES HISTORY WITH GRAMMY AWARDS TRIUMPH;
MULTIPLE NODS CONFIRM TRIO AS FIRST EVER ROCK BAND
TO RECEIVE NOMINATIONS IN ALL FOUR TOP CATEGORIES;
âiTUNES SESSIONâ NOW AVAILABLE ON iTUNES STORE;
EP FEATURES NEW VERSIONS OF FUN. FAVORITES,
ALONGSIDE EXCLUSIVE VAN MORRISON COVER


fun. is among the most-nominated artists for the upcoming 55th Annual Grammy Awards, earning six total nominations including a prestigious âBest New Artistâ nod. The NYC-based bandâs acclaimed debut (certified platinum in Canada), âSOME NIGHTS,â was nominated as âAlbum of the Yearâ and âBest Pop Vocal Album,â while the worldwide #1 single, âWe Are Young (Feat. Janelle Monáe),â was named in the âRecord of the Year,â âSong of the Year,â and âBest Pop Duo/Group Performanceâ categories. Whatâs more, producer Jeff Bhasker is among the âProducer of the Year, Non-Classicalâ nominees, specifically honoring his work on âSOME NIGHTS.â
The multiple Grammy nominations already assure fun. a place in music history, establishing them as the first ever rock band to score nods in the top four categories: âSong of the Year,â âRecord of the Year,â âAlbum of the Year,â and âBest New Artist.â The 55th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 10th, 2013 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on Global in Canada and CBS from 8-11:30 pm (ET/PT).
fun. will cap their extraordinary year with the worldwide release of an âiTUNES SESSIONâ EP, available exclusively on the iTunes store (link: http://t.co/kclAUMns). Recorded at the storied Capitol Records Studio in Los Angeles, the EP pairs unique versions of âSOME NIGHTSâ favorites like the new single, âCarry On,â alongside a fresh take on âThe Gamblerâ from the bandâs debut album âAim & Ignite,â as well as a truly special cover of Van Morrisonâs classic âQueen of the Slipstreamâ (see attached tracklisting).
An irresistible and indefatigable live band, fun. will celebrate their remarkable 2012 with a very special New Yearâs Eve concert at Las Vegasâ Haze Nightclub at Aria on Monday, December 31st. The bandâs first U.S. trek of 2013 then gets underway January 23rd at St. Paul, Minnesotaâs Roy Wilkins Auditorium and then continues through a sold out February 16th date at Nashvilleâs legendary Ryman Auditorium. Among the tourâs certain highlights is a February 2nd homecoming show on the Great Stage of New York Cityâs world famous Radio City Music Hall â a date which sold out within mere minutes of its announcement. For full details and ticket availability, please see http://ournameisfun.com/tour.
As if that werenât enough, fun. will follow the U.S. tour with an epic international trek that will see them performing in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, the Netherlands, France, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, and the United Kingdom.
fun. recently heralded the release of âCarry Onâ with a stunning performance of the track on NBCâs Saturday Night Live. The songâs companion video â directed by Anthony Mandler (Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Muse) â is already proving an online favorite, drawing over 4 million individual views at Fueled By Ramenâs official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/FueledByRamen.
For more news and information, please see www.ournameisfun.com, www.facebook.com/ournameisfun, twitter.com/OurNameIsFun, and www.fueledbyramen.com.

fun.
on tour 2012/2013
DECEMBER

11 St. Louis, MO Peabody Opera House
12 Portland, OR 94.7's December to Remember â SOLD OUT
13 Broomfield, CO 93.3âs Not So Silent Night â SOLD OUT
14 Dallas, TX KDGEâs How The Edge Stole Christmas â SOLD OUT
31 Las Vegas, NV Haze Nightclub at Aria
JANUARY
17 Middlebury, VT Middlebury College â SOLD OUT
23 St. Paul, MN Roy Wilkins Auditorium
26 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit â SOLD OUT
31 Washington, DC Constitution Hall â SOLD OUT
FEBRUARY
1 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre â SOLD OUT
2 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall â SOLD OUT
5 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
7 Oakland, CA Fox Theater â SOLD OUT
12 Austin, TX Stubbs Bar-B-Q â SOLD OUT
13 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
15 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle â SOLD OUT
16 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium â SOLD OUT
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âiTUNES SESSIONâ
Released December 10th Exclusively On The iTunes Store
Complete Tracklisting

1. Carry On (iTunes Session Version)
2. The Gambler (iTunes Session Version)
3. Some Nights (iTunes Session Version)
4. We Are Young (iTunes Session Version)
5. Queen Of The Slipstream (iTunes Session Version)
6. Stars (iTunes Session Version)
7. It Gets Better (iTunes Session Version