FUN. was originally scheduled to play the Crystal Ballroom December 4 as part of 94/7 FM KNRK’s December to Remember concert series. But then it was rescheduled to December 12, and then again to March 20. The original December concert sold out over a month before the show and now the much anticipated concert has become an even hotter ticket since coming off the heels of this year’s double Grammy award winning evening claiming Best New Artist and Song of the Year for We Are Young. The success of their album had also garnished four additional nominations for Record of the Year, We Are Young, Best Pop Duo or Group Performance, Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album Some Nights.
The New Your City based-band is the trio of vocalist Nate Ruess, bassist and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Dost, and lead guitarist and vocalist Jack Antonoff. Forming in 2008, they released a warmly received and praised debut, Aim and Ignite, in 2009. The album was cited by many as what a pop album should sound like and progressive in the best possible way. The album reached 71 on US Billboard Top 200, and charted 20 on Billboard’s US Alternative Albums.
But it was last year’s Some Nights that has indelibly placed Fun. on the pop music map. The first single We Are Young received frequently airplay and was heard on soundtracks for numerous television shows, including used in Glee, and even in commercials for Chevrolet and Apple. The hit went on to set a Billboard.com record, being the first single to date to sell over 300,000 downloads for seven consecutive weeks. The next two singles released from the album, title track Some Night and Carry On, reached number 3 and 20 respectively, on Billboard’s Hot 100 marking platinum sales for both songs. Last month Fun. released the music video, Why Am I the One, as the fourth single from the album.
The band is currently engaged in 79-date world tour that has them Down Under before making their way to Portland next week. They embark on a two month jaunt through Europe, which includes a quick trip back for the Boston Calling Music Festival in May before heading back to Europe for another month. Then it’s back to the States for their summer tour and a slew of music festivals, including a stop at McMenamins Edgefield which is also sold out.
For the fortunate fans who have tickets to the Crystal Ballroom or Edgefield, get ready to enjoy the roller coaster pop ride in the best possible way while having a whole lot of Fun.