fun. has announced details of their very busy summer schedule, including sold out headline shows, high profile TV appearances, and the arrival of a new single/video from their breakthrough Fueled By Ramen debut, â€œSOME NIGHTS.â€
The jam-packed itinerary gets underway this weekend when fun. teams with Janelle MonÃ¡e for a much-anticipated live performance of their record-breaking #1 hit, â€œWe Are Young (Feat. Janelle MonÃ¡e),â€ on the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, slated for Sunday, June 3rd at 9 pm ET/PT (check local listings).
Monday, June 4th will see fun. visiting ABCâ€™s Jimmy Kimmel Live! for an eagerly awaited performance on the showâ€™s famed Outdoor Stage.
Monday will also see the long awaited debut of the epic companion video to funâ€™s new single, â€œSome Nights.â€ The clip â€“ directed by Anthony Mandler (Jay-Z, Rihanna, Drake, The Killers) â€“ will have its world premiere exclusively on MTV and on www.mtv.com at 3:55 pm ET. In the meantime, fun. fans can get an early taste of the â€œSome Nightsâ€ video via a special teaser, streaming now at Fueled By Ramenâ€™s official YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=W4cGYALks_o.
fun. â€“ who recently adorned the cover of Billboard â€“ will return to TV in late June, including a rare indoor acoustic rendition of â€œWe Are Youngâ€ on the Thursday, June 21st installment of NBCâ€™s TODAY and a Friday, June 22nd visit to NBCâ€™s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The appearances follow a prior array of TV performances, including CBSâ€™ Late Show with David Letterman, TBSâ€™ Conan, and VH1â€™s Big Morning Buzz Live.
The NYC-based band is currently in the midst of a worldwide headline tour, with most dates already long sold out. The trekâ€™s current leg will culminate with a pair of instant hometown sell-outs at New York Cityâ€™s Terminal 5 on June 16th and 17th, following a special performance at Bonnaroo on June 10th. After a brief respite, July will see fun. traveling to London, Scotland, and Australia for a series of headline shows and festival appearances. A new North American itinerary will begin August 2nd at Philadelphiaâ€™s River Stage at Great Plaza. Among the legâ€™s just-announced highlights is an August 19th date at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, added after shows slated for August 17th and 18th proved instant sell outs.
The tour will also feature a number of festival performances, including Lollapalooza (slated for Chicagoâ€™s Grant Park on August 4th), Osheaga Festival Music et Arts (set for Montrealâ€™s Jean Drapeau Parc on August 3rd), and Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival (in San Franciscoâ€™s Golden Gate Park on August 12th). The trek will conclude with two Canadian radio-sponsored festival appearances, X92.9â€™s â€œXFESTâ€ at Calgaryâ€™s Fort Calgary on September 1st and SONiC 102.9â€™s annual â€œSONiC BOOMâ€ at Edmontonâ€™s Northlands Park on September 2nd.
As if all that werenâ€™t enough, fun. is then set to embark on their first-ever full-scale European tour. The September/October schedule features headline dates and festival appearances across the Continent, including shows in the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Luxembourg, Belgium, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and the United Kingdom. For full details and ticket availability, go to http://ournameisfun.com/tour.
NORTH AMERICA 2012
2 Mountain View, CA LIVE 105 BFD @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
5 Flagstaff, AZ Pepsi Amphitheatre â€“ NOTE NEW VENUE
6 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Railyard Park (Free Show)
8 Oklahoma City Diamond Ballroomâ€“ SOLD OUT!
9 St. Louis, MO The Pageant â€“ SOLD OUT!
10 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo 2012
11 Covington, KY Madison Theatreâ€“ SOLD OUT!
13 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Roomâ€“ SOLD OUT!
14 Cleveland, OH House of Blues â€“ SOLD OUT!
15 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE â€“ SOLD OUT!
16 New York, NY Terminal 5 â€“ SOLD OUT!
17 New York, NY Terminal 5 â€“ SOLD OUT!
29 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
2 Philadelphia, PA River Stage @ Pennâ€™s Landing
3 Montreal, QC Osheaga Music et Arts Festival
4 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
8 Kansas City, MO 96.5 THE BUZZ Buzz Under The Stars
9 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre â€“ SOLD OUT!
12 San Francisco, CA Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
15 San Diego, CA SDSU Open Air Theatre
16 Las Vegas, NV The Pool @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
17 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern â€“ SOLD OUT!
18 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern â€“ SOLD OUT!
19 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
23 Jacksonville, OR Britt 2012
24 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
26 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory Concert House
28 Billings, MT Babcock Theatre
30 Regina, SK Conexus Convention Hall
31 Saskatoon, SK The Odeon
1 Calgary, AB X92.9â€™s XFEST
2 Edmonton, AB SONiC 102.9â€™s SONiC BOOM