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."
.fun will perform at the Global Citizens Festival in New York City on Saturday, September 27th. Get your .fun tickets now and help them in the movement to amplify and unite a genieration's call to bring an end to extreme poverty.
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.
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