Fun the band is getting ready to rock the stage once again. Don’t forget to get your hands on Fun tickets as soon as you can, as they will surely run out soon.
The band that will be showcased has grown to become one of the most popular ensembles in America. Based in the New York City, Fun was formed in 2008 by Nate Ruess, after he decided to retire from “The Format”, an indie rock band based in Arizona. Ruess was joined by Jack Antonoff and Andrew Dost, past members of bands, Steel Train and Anathallo respectively. Ruess is the lead singer while Antonoff plays the drums and Dost provides the band with diverse talent playing instruments such as guitar, keyboards, trumpet, flugelhorn and the French horn. Over a span of five years, the trio has released two studio albums; “Some Nights” and “Aim and ignite.” Some of the most popular hits that these two albums presented were We Are Young, Carry On and Some Nights.
It was in the month of February 2008, when Ruess decided to establish his own band. He decided to invite two acquaintances and fellow tour band members, Dost and Antonoff to join him. Accepting Ruess’s offer almost immediately, the trio started creating tunes in New Jersey. Most of the singing was done by Ruess himself, while Dost and Antonoff composed music for the tracks. Within a few months, the trio came out with their debut single named “Benson Hedges” that was released in September of 2008, and was provided free to the public over the internet. After this release, the excited ensemble approached record producer, Steven McDonald, to help them with their project and recording began immediately. Their debut studio single was released in 2009 and was called “At Least I’m not as sad as I Used to be” soon after which their debut album came out. The album “Aim and Ignite” was a success and received positive reviews such as being called “pop album of the year 2009” by Drew Beringer of AbsolutePunk.com. Aim and Ignite was included in Sputnikmusic’s list of top 50 pop albums of the year 2009.
We Are Young became the band’s biggest break, topping charts such as Digital Songs, US Billboard Hot 100 and UK Singles Chart. This song has also received four Grammy Award nominations for the year of 2013 in the categories of Record of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Pop Group Performance and Song of the Year. It has also made its way to several other prestigious award institutions such as MTV Video Music Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Q Awards and Teen Choice Awards. Some Nights has also been able to reach the third spot on the Hot 100 Charts and has been nominated for two Grammy Awards, in the categories of Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year, while also receiving a nomination for People’s Choice Award for Favorite Album of the Year 2013.
After their success they decided to hit the road. The band’s very first tour was with the rock band Jack’s Mannequin in 2009, in which they toured throughout the United States. In 2010, the band was seen touring in UK with Rob Kroehler, Will Noon, Nate Harold and Emily Moore. The trio has also toured with the band Paramore on its headlining tour. It was in 2011 when Fun decided to name their sophomore album “Some Nights” with the title track “We Are Young”. Their single has been used in many television series such as Chuck, Glee and Gossip Girl and has been used by multi-billion dollar companies such as Apple and Chevrolet in their commercials.
If you wish to listen to this pop band perform the songs in a live setup, all you need to do is be there for their upcoming concert by buying Fun tickets.