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Bleachers to perform free acoustic set in Detroit

 Musician Jack Antonoff of Bleachers performs onstage during the 22nd Annual KROQ Weenie Roast at Verizon Wireless Music Center on May 31, 2014 in Irvine, California.
Musician Jack Antonoff of Bleachers performs onstage during the 22nd Annual KROQ Weenie Roast at Verizon Wireless Music Center on May 31, 2014 in Irvine, California.
Photo by Christopher Polk

Pop juggernauts Fun. took over the airwaves back in 2012 with earworm anthems like “We Are Young” and “Some Nights”, and as frontman Nate Ruess continues to produce popular music after the highly successful Some Nights, fans may be eagerly awaiting new music from the band. Fortunately, a fellow Fun. member, Jack Antonoff, has satiated this absence and has proven that Fun. is composed of pop single machines that just can’t seem to miss.

Indie pop’s latest sensation may very well be Bleachers, featuring Jack Antonoff of Fun., as the band’s infectious single, “I Wanna Get Better”, has grown in popularity as a pleasant, energetic summer hit. The band has embarked on a national tour and will be stopping by St. Andrews Hall in downtown Detroit next Tuesday, August 26th. Tickets are still available, and if you have not yet checked out their debut album, Strange Desire, you can purchase it here and bask its nostalgic 80’s pop glow – it might just hold you over until the next Fun. release.

If you’re hanging around Detroit before the concert or simply itching for a small intimate show, you can catch Bleachers perform a free acoustic set at MGM Grand’s TAP Sports Bar (1777 3rd Avenue) at 1:30pm on the day of the concert. All ages are welcome, but be sure to arrive early – TAP’s dining rooms hold approximately 100 and 300 people each, and the place will fill up quick. Grab some grub, sip on one of TAP’s 50+ beers, and enjoy the acoustic styling of Jack Antonoff and company in this 89X sponsored event.