After the breakup of The Format in 2008, lead singer Nate Ruess joined up with Andrew Dost of Anathallo and Jack Antonoff of Steel Train to form the indie pop band fun.. The band is based in New York City and has won the hearts of fans all over the world... ... read more
Sep 27 Sat
2014 Global Citizen Festival
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After the breakup of The Format in 2008, lead singer Nate Ruess joined up with Andrew Dost of Anathallo and Jack Antonoff of Steel Train to form the indie pop band fun.. The band is based in New York City and has won the hearts of fans all over the world with their hit 2012 single “We Are Young”. fun. debuted with the release of Aim and Ignite in 2009. The album made it to number 3 on Billboard’s US Tastemaker Albums chart and helped establish fun. as an international pop sensation.
In 2012, fun. released Some Nights, which quickly went Gold selling over 500,000 copies worldwide. The single “Some Nights” shot up on top ten charts around the world and went platinum in the USA. But it was the single, “We Are Young” that became an instant summer hit, launching the members of fun. into global pop stardom. Featuring the vocals of R&B artist Janelle Monáe, “We Are Young” topped the US Billboard Hot 100, Digital Songs, and UK Singles charts. And the single became the first song in history to have over 300,000 weekly downloads for seven consecutive weeks.
fun. won the Teen Choice Awards in 2012 for Choice Rock Group and “We Are Young” won the Teen Choice Awards for Choice Single by a Group. With catchy rock anthems and chart-topping pop hits, tickets to fun. shows sell out fast. When fun. plays live in concert, they tend to pack out entire stadiums with thousands of fans singing along in unison.