fun. Biography & News
Antonoff spins off from .fun
After a fairly quiet 2014, this is not the type of news fans of fun. probably wanted to hear. And what news would that be, exactly? Jack Antonoff is spinning off from the chart-topping band, at least for the time being, and he's recruited some big names for his solo project: Yoko Ono and Lena Dunham.
Antonoff announced he is taking a break (not leaving) the Grammy-winning pop-rock trio to work on the project he's calling Bleachers. In fact, he released the album "Strange Desire" in July, and the lead single "I Wanna Get Better" went all the way to No. 1 on Billboard's alternative songs chart.
It's currently unknown if we'll hear Antonoff sing on any future fun. records, though he told the New York Daily News, "The exciting thing about Bleachers and fun. are that they're different, and they're aesthetically different in many ways. But it's also like my role is very different and that's cool."
While .fun has released some new music this year – namely its "Sight of the Sun" single, as well as the "Point & Light 10" back on Record Store Day – what really got fans excited was the premiere of a brand new song called "Harsh Lights" on "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon."
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Out of many comes Fun. (Created August 16, 2016)
One band's loss is another band's gain, or so it goes with Fun., the band formed as the result of the Format's breakup in 2008. It was frontman Nate Ruess who took his talents for songwriting to Steel Train's Jack Antonoff and Anathallo's Andrew Dost. The result was a trio whose boisterous and lively style has captivated America.
Seriously…look up the word 'fun' in the thesaurus and you might actually come up with a picture of these guys. Their collaborations quickly grew out of Antonoff's parents' living room, and former Jellyfish keyboardist Robert Joseph Manning, Jr. came on board to arrange tracks and help the band complete its first full album. Titled "Aim and Ignite," it bowed with a big pop sound in 2009, and three years later Fun. returned with the sophomore effort "Some Nights."
Best known for its three monster singles "We Are Young," "Some Nights" and "Carry On," Fun. cleaned up at the 2013 Grammy Awards. They captured the Grammy Award for Best New Artist and won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year for "We Are Young." Additionally, the band was a nominee for four other Grammys: Record of the Year, Best Pop Duo or Group Performance, Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album.
Fun. is currently on the road as part of "Most Nights Tour," which kicked off July 6 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Tegan and Sara will be opening almost every show on the tour, which wraps September 26 in Charlottesville, Virginia.
There has been talk of Fun. working on and releasing a new album in early 2014, but no other information has been announced.
|Album name||Release date|
|We Are Young||2011|
|All The Pretty Girls||2009|
|At Least I'm Not as Sad (As I Used to Be)||2009|
|Aim and Ignite||2009|
Past Tour Dates for fun.
fun. Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 09/27/2014 New York NY Great Lawn at Central Park 08/29/2014 Aspen CO Jazz Aspen Snowmass
fun. Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 10/26/2013 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 10/24/2013 New Orleans LA Champions Square 10/12/2013 Mexico City ?? Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez 10/11/2013 Austin TX Zilker Park 10/09/2013 Starkville MS Humphrey Coliseum 10/08/2013 Alpharetta GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park 10/06/2013 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 10/05/2013 New Orleans LA Champions Square 10/04/2013 Austin TX Zilker Park 10/04/2013 Austin TX ACL Live At The Moody Theater 09/28/2013 Bridgeport CT Webster Bank Arena 09/26/2013 Charlottesville VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion 09/25/2013 Raleigh NC Red Hat Amphitheater 09/24/2013 Charleston SC Family Circle Magazine Stadium 09/22/2013 Nashville TN Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater 09/20/2013 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 09/19/2013 Orlando FL The Venue at UCF 09/18/2013 Boca Raton FL Mizner Park Amphitheater 09/16/2013 Tuscaloosa AL Tuscaloosa Amphitheater 09/13/2013 St. Augustine FL Francis Field 09/12/2013 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 09/10/2013 Phoenix AZ Comerica Theatre 09/08/2013 Berkeley CA Greek Theatre - Berkeley 09/07/2013 Santa Barbara CA Santa Barbara Bowl 09/06/2013 Berkeley CA Greek Theatre - Berkeley 09/04/2013 Los Angeles CA Greek Theatre 09/03/2013 Los Angeles CA Greek Theatre 09/01/2013 Seattle WA Seattle Center 08/31/2013 Seattle WA Seattle Center 08/31/2013 Seattle WA Seattle Center 08/31/2013 West Vancouver BC Ambleside Park 08/29/2013 Troutdale OR McMenamins Historic Edgefield Manor 08/28/2013 Boise ID Idaho Botanical Garden 08/27/2013 Stateline NV Harveys Outdoor Arena - Lake Tahoe 08/23/2013 Magna UT The Great Saltair 08/22/2013 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 08/21/2013 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 08/17/2013 Telford Tfw Weston Park 08/17/2013 Chelmsford London Hylands Park 08/17/2013 Chelmsford London Hylands Park 07/23/2013 New York NY Pier 26 - Hudson River Park 07/22/2013 New York NY Pier 26 - Hudson River Park 07/20/2013 Columbia MD Merriweather Post Pavilion 07/19/2013 Philadelphia PA Mann Center for the Performing Arts 07/18/2013 Pittsburgh PA Stage AE 07/16/2013 Rochester Hills MI Meadow Brook Music Festival 07/14/2013 Columbus OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 07/13/2013 Canandaigua NY Constellation Brands Performing Arts Center 07/12/2013 Cincinnati OH Sawyer Point 07/10/2013 Chicago IL Petrillo Band Shell 07/10/2013 Chicago IL Grant Park 07/09/2013 Cleveland OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica 07/07/2013 Ottawa ON Lebreton Flats 07/06/2013 Toronto ON Downsview Park 07/04/2013 Ottawa ON Lebreton Flats 06/27/2013 Milwaukee WI Marcus Amphitheater 06/21/2013 Paris Ile Stade de France 06/14/2013 Landgraaf Lim Megaland 05/25/2013 Boston MA Boston City Hall Plaza 05/25/2013 Boston MA Boston City Hall Plaza 04/25/2013 Bern BE Bierhubeli 04/22/2013 Nottingham Ntt Rock City 04/20/2013 Norwich Nfk Norwich UEA 04/19/2013 Bristol Bst O2 Academy Bristol 04/18/2013 London Lnd Eventim Apollo 04/16/2013 Leeds Yorkshire O2 Academy Leeds 04/15/2013 Edinburgh Edh The Picture House 04/14/2013 Dublin D Olympia Theatre 04/11/2013 Paris Ile Le Trianon 03/20/2013 Portland OR Crystal Ballroom 02/16/2013 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 02/15/2013 Atlanta GA The Tabernacle 02/13/2013 Houston TX Bayou Music Center 02/12/2013 Austin TX Stubbs BBQ 02/07/2013 Oakland CA Fox Theater 02/05/2013 Seattle WA Paramount Theatre 02/02/2013 New York NY Radio City Music Hall 02/01/2013 Boston MA Orpheum Theatre 01/31/2013 Washington DC DAR Constitution Hall 01/26/2013 Detroit MI The Fillmore Detroit 01/23/2013 Saint Paul MN Roy Wilkins Auditorium 01/17/2013 Middlebury VT Middlebury College
fun. Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/14/2012 Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie 12/13/2012 Broomfield CO 1St Bank Center 12/12/2012 Portland OR Crystal Ballroom 12/11/2012 St. Louis MO Peabody Opera House 12/09/2012 Universal City CA Gibson Amphitheatre 12/08/2012 Sunrise FL BB&T Center 12/08/2012 Miami FL Klipsch Amphitheatre At Bayfront Park 12/07/2012 New York NY Madison Square Garden 12/05/2012 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 12/04/2012 Portland OR Crystal Ballroom 12/03/2012 Los Angeles CA Nokia Theatre LA Live 12/02/2012 Jacksonville FL Metropolitan Park 12/02/2012 Jacksonville FL Jacksonville Metro Park 12/01/2012 Saint Petersburg FL Vinoy Park 11/29/2012 Raleigh NC The Ritz 11/28/2012 Norfolk VA Constant Convocation Center 11/18/2012 Elmhurst IL Elmhurst College 11/16/2012 Columbia MO Jesse Auditorium 11/15/2012 Chicago IL Riviera Theatre 11/14/2012 Grand Rapids MI Ladies Literary Club 11/08/2012 East Stroudsburg PA East Stroudsburg University 11/07/2012 New York NY Irving Plaza 11/05/2012 Newark DE University of Delaware 11/04/2012 Rochester NY Gordon Field House 11/03/2012 Rochester NY Rochester Institute of Technology 11/02/2012 Middlebury VT Middlebury College 11/01/2012 East Stroudsburg PA East Stroudsburg University 10/31/2012 Portland ME State Theatre 10/30/2012 New York NY Beacon Theatre 10/30/2012 New York NY Irving Plaza 10/23/2012 Lisbon 11 TMN AO VIVO 10/21/2012 Madrid MD Madrid Arena 10/20/2012 Barcelona ?? Sala Bikini 10/18/2012 Milan CA Alcatraz 10/17/2012 Frankfurt Hesse Batschkapp 10/16/2012 Vienna 9 Indoor Arena (AA) 10/14/2012 Zurich ZH Harterei Club 10/13/2012 Munich BY Theaterfabrik 10/12/2012 Koln NW Gloria Theater 10/10/2012 Paris Ville De Paris La Maroquinerie 10/08/2012 Glasgow Rfw O2 ABC Glasgow 10/07/2012 Manchester Gtm Manchester Academy 2 10/07/2012 London London Wembley Arena 10/06/2012 Dublin D The Academy 10/02/2012 London Lnd O2 Shepherds Bush Empire 09/30/2012 Brussels Bru Ancienne Belgique 09/28/2012 Berlin BE Postbahnhof 09/27/2012 Copenhagen Lille Vega 09/25/2012 Helsinki Esx The Circus 09/23/2012 Oslo John Dee 09/22/2012 Stockholm AB Debaser Medis 09/20/2012 Zurich ZH Komplex 457 09/19/2012 Amsterdam ?? Melkweg 09/02/2012 Edmonton AB Edmonton Northlands Grounds 09/02/2012 Edmonton AB Edmonton Expo Centre 09/01/2012 Calgary AB Fort Calgary 08/31/2012 Saskatoon SK O'Brians Event Centre 08/30/2012 Regina SK Conexus Arts Centre 08/28/2012 Billings MT Shrine Auditorium 08/26/2012 Spokane WA Knitting Factory Concert House 08/25/2012 Redmond WA Marymoor Park 08/24/2012 Portland OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 08/23/2012 Jacksonville OR Britt Pavilion 08/19/2012 Los Angeles CA The Wiltern 08/18/2012 Los Angeles CA The Wiltern 08/17/2012 Los Angeles CA The Wiltern 08/16/2012 Las Vegas NV The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas 08/15/2012 San Diego CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre 08/14/2012 Los Angeles CA Nokia Theatre LA Live 08/12/2012 San Francisco CA Golden Gate Park 08/10/2012 San Francisco CA Golden Gate Park 08/09/2012 Boulder CO Fox Theatre 08/08/2012 Kansas City MO Richard L. Berkley Riverfront Park 08/04/2012 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/03/2012 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/03/2012 Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 08/02/2012 Philadelphia PA River Stage at Great Plaza 07/06/2012 Kinross ?? Balado Airfield 06/17/2012 New York NY Terminal 5 06/16/2012 New York NY Terminal 5 06/15/2012 Pittsburgh PA Stage AE 06/14/2012 Cleveland OH House Of Blues Cleveland 06/13/2012 Indianapolis IN Egyptian Room at Old National Centre 06/11/2012 Covington KY Madison Theater 06/09/2012 Saint Louis MO The Pageant 06/08/2012 Oklahoma City OK Diamond Ballroom 06/05/2012 Flagstaff AZ Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff 06/02/2012 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 05/31/2012 Mesa AZ Mesa Arts Center 05/29/2012 Portland OR Roseland Theater 05/28/2012 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 05/25/2012 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 05/24/2012 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 05/18/2012 Gulf Shores AL Gulf Shores Beach 05/05/2012 Charlottesville VA Jefferson Theater 05/04/2012 Washington DC 9:30 Club 05/03/2012 Washington DC 9:30 Club 04/30/2012 Montreal QC Cabaret Du Mile-End 04/28/2012 Philadelphia PA Theatre of Living Arts 04/27/2012 Clifton Park NY Upstate Concert Hall 04/25/2012 Toronto ON Mod Club Theatre 04/21/2012 Boston MA House of Blues Boston 04/20/2012 Rochester NY Water Street Music Hall 04/19/2012 Columbus OH Newport Music Hall 04/18/2012 Grand Rapids MI The Intersection 04/15/2012 Detroit MI Saint Andrews Hall 04/14/2012 Chicago IL Vic Theatre 04/13/2012 Minneapolis MN Mill City Nights 04/11/2012 Madison WI Majestic Theatre 04/10/2012 Omaha NE Slowdown 04/09/2012 Iowa City IA The Blue Room at the Blue Moose 04/06/2012 Boulder CO Fox Theatre 04/05/2012 Denver CO Bluebird Theater 04/03/2012 Fort Collins CO Aggie Theatre 03/31/2012 Salt Lake City UT In The Venue 03/29/2012 San Francisco CA Bottom of the Hill 03/28/2012 San Francisco CA The Independent 03/24/2012 Pomona CA The Glass House 03/23/2012 Tucson AZ Rialto Theatre 03/21/2012 Dallas TX House of Blues Dallas 03/20/2012 Houston TX Warehouse Live 03/18/2012 New Orleans LA House of Blues New Orleans 03/10/2012 Birmingham AL Workplay Theatre 03/09/2012 Atlanta GA Center Stage Theatre 03/07/2012 Saint Petersburg FL State Theatre 03/03/2012 Carrboro NC Cat's Cradle 03/02/2012 Towson MD Recher Theatre 03/01/2012 Pawtucket RI The Met 02/29/2012 South Burlington VT Higher Ground
fun. Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 12/03/2011 Tampa FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds 11/14/2011 West Hollywood CA Troubadour 11/09/2011 New York NY Bowery Ballroom 04/21/2011 Pomona CA The Glass House 04/17/2011 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/15/2011 Indio CA Empire Polo Field
fun. Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 12/13/2010 Ashland KY Paramount Arts Center 12/11/2010 Atlanta GA The Loft 12/09/2010 Orlando FL The Social 12/08/2010 Fort Lauderdale FL Culture Room 12/07/2010 Tampa FL The Orpheum 12/05/2010 Charlottesville VA Jefferson Theater 12/04/2010 Rochester NY Water Street Music Hall 12/03/2010 Boston MA Royale Boston 12/02/2010 Washington DC 9:30 Club 11/30/2010 Toronto ON Mod Club Theatre 11/29/2010 Montreal PQ La Sala Rossa 11/27/2010 New York NY Webster Hall 11/05/2010 Houston TX House of Blues - Houston 11/04/2010 Austin TX Stubbs BarBQ 11/02/2010 Dallas TX House of Blues Dallas 10/30/2010 Mesa AZ Nile Theater 10/28/2010 Los Angeles CA The Fonda Theatre 10/27/2010 San Francisco CA Great American Music Hall 10/26/2010 Fresno CA starline 10/23/2010 Portland OR Hawthorne Theatre 10/22/2010 Seattle WA El Corazon 10/21/2010 Vancouver BC The Media Club 10/15/2010 Boulder CO Fox Theatre 10/14/2010 Lawrence KS Bottleneck 10/13/2010 Iowa City IA The Blue Room at the Blue Moose 10/12/2010 Des Moines IA Peoples Bar and Grill 10/10/2010 Minneapolis MN Varsity Theater 10/09/2010 Chicago IL House of Blues 10/07/2010 Grand Rapids MI The Intersection 10/05/2010 Columbus OH The Basement 10/03/2010 Cleveland Heights OH Grog Shop 10/02/2010 Millvale PA Mr. Small's Funhouse 10/01/2010 Philadelphia PA World Cafe Live 09/29/2010 South Burlington VT Higher Ground