Out and About: fun.
  • MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012

  • Posted by: Vanessa Wheeler

Photo By Alicia Brown

It was a perfectly sunny afternoon as fun. performed to an energetic, over flowing crowd at the outdoor Radio 104.5 Winter Jam Festival in Philadelphia. Most folks were on their tippy toes to catch a glimpse of the indie pop trio as Front man Nate Ruess exclaimed, "This might be the biggest crowd that we have ever played in front of." They performed songs such as "Carry On" from their forthcoming album Some Nights which is due out 2/21.

In making "Some Nights," their second record, fun. teamed up with heavy hitting producer Jeff Bhasker, who has worked with big names such as Kanye, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Beyonce and Drake. "Some Nights" has inherited a bit of a hip-hop influence to the already catchy melodies.

Their performance wouldn't have been complete without their breakout single, "We Are Young," which features Janelle Monae. Although Janelle Monae was not there to sing her part, the crowd had no problem taking over with the lyrics, turning the popular song into a group sing along. Fun. wrapped up their performance with the laid back tune "Take Your Time," off their debut album Aim and Ignite.

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Check out "Carry On":



And check out fun. when they come to a city near you.

2/29 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
3/01 - Pawtucket, RI @ The Met Cafe
3/02 - Towson, MD @ The Recher Theater
3/03 - Carroboro, NC @ Cats Cradle
3/07 - St, Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
3/08 - Orlando, FL @ Beachem Theatre
3/09 - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
3/10 - Birmingham, AL @ Workplay Theatre
3/11 - Little Rock, AR @ Juanita's Cantina Ballroom
3/20 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Studio Live
3/21 - Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
3/23 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
3/24 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
3/28 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independant
3/29 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
3/31 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
4/03 - Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
4/05 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
4/06 - Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre and Cafe
4/09 - Iowa City, IA @ The Blue Moose Tap House
4/10 - Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown
4/11 - Madison, WI @ The Majestic Theatre
4/13 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Varsity Theatre
4/14 - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
4/15 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
4/18 - Grand Rapids, MI - @ The Intersection
4/19 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
4/20 - Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
4/21 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
4/25 - Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club Theatre
4/26 - Montreal, QC @ Cabaret Du Mile End
4/27 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
4/28 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of The Living Arts
5/04 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
5/05 - Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre
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