added: 18 Oct 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
One of this year's hottest band's FUN. have announced details of a UK and Ireland tour, which will take place in April 2013. The run of dates will kick off at Dublin's Olympia Theatre on April 14, following with shows in Edinburgh, Leeds, London (Hammersmith Apollo), Bristol and Norwich, before finishing up at Nottingham's Rock City on April 22. Furthermore, the band's new single 'Carry On' ' the third to be taken from their UK Gold-certified album Some Nights ' releases on November 19.
It's safe to say this year's been a phenomenal one for the New York natives. FUN., made up of Nate Ruess (vocals), Andrew Dost (keys) and Jack Antonoff (guitar), have just completed a sold out UK tour and they've been selling-out shows worldwide for most the year! The band's huge breakthrough single 'We Are Young' became the anthem of summer 2012, after it reached #1 in the UK Official Singles Chart and became the most streamed track on Spotify over the summer months. The official video has received over a staggering 140 MILLION views on the band's YouTube channel and the track has now sold over 8.5 million copies worldwide! The band's latest album Some Nights has now surpassed 1 million sales worldwide.
FUN. have landed themselves an array of big TV appearances over the past year, with performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, David Letterman, Graham Norton, Jonathan Ross and many more. They also racked up a couple of nominations at this year's MTV Video Music Awards in the 'Best New Artist' and 'Best Pop Video' categories. Additionally, the band will be performing at the MTV European Music Awards in Frankfurt on November 11th where they're nominated for 'Best Song', 'Best New' and 'Best Push'.
April tour dates:
April 14 Dublin Olympia Theatre
April 15 Edinburgh Picture House
April 16 Leeds O2 Academy
April 18 London Hammersmith Apollo
April 19 Bristol O2 Academy
April 20 Norwich UEA
April 22 Nottingham Rock City
£15 (£18.50 London)
On sale details: Friday 19 October 2012 @ 9AM