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09/07/2013, Santa Barbara Bowl

fun. brought their "Most Nights" summer headline tour to the Santa Barbara Bowl on Saturday, September 7th, along with very special guests Tegan & Sara. It was fun.’s first appearance at The Bowl and they played to a Sold Out crowd.


All Photos: Gary Lambert/

Very Special Thanks: Jesse Lee Weiss         


Fun120.jpgA portion of the ticket sales from the tour will benefit The Ally Coalition, a partnership created by the band and designer Rachel Antonoff, which is devoted to encouraging and inspiring the music, fashion and entertainment communities to take action in support of LGBTQ equality. Each tour stop will showcase the Equality Village, featuring The Ally Coalition as well as other local and national LGBTQ equality organizations. For more information, check out: The Ally Coalition.


fun. performed live at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, held Sunday, February 10th, 2013 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The band, made up of Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost, and Jack Antonoff, tied Kanye West, Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, Jay-Z, and Frank Ocean for the most nominations this year, with six each.


Their first year up for Grammy awards, fun. was nominated for Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "We Are Young," and Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for "Some Nights." They ended the night winning Best New Artist and Song of the Year.  

The band took the stage early in the night to perform "Carry On." The performance featured a rainstorm in the middle of the song.  



"Some Nights" is fun.'s second studio album. While the band's first album, 2009's "Aim and Ignite," received generally positive reviews, it was not nearly as commercially successful as "Some Nights." The three singles off of "Some Nights," the title track, "Carry On," and "We Are Young," helped to bring fun. into the mainstream, leading the band to an appearance on "SNL" and a whirlwind summer tour.  


The multiple Grammy nominations already assure fun. a place in music history, establishing them as the first-ever rock band to score nods in the top four categories: "Song of the Year," "Record of the Year," "Album of the Year," and "Best New Artist."



fun. capped their extraordinary year with the worldwide release of their own "iTUNES SESSION" EP. Recorded at the storied Capitol Records Studio in Los Angeles, the EP (available exclusively on the iTunes Store) pairs unique versions of "SOME NIGHTS" favorites like the latest single, "Carry On," alongside a genuinely special cover of Van Morrison's classic "Queen of the Slipstream."




BowlReports4.jpgThe Santa Barbara Bowl is a 4,562-seat amphitheater, located in Santa Barbara, California.The Santa Barbara Bowl is open for concerts from approximately April through approximately October with an average of about 27 concerts per season.

Booked exclusively by Nederlander Concerts in Los Angeles, the Bowl hosts primarily popular music concerts. With world-class views and amenities, the Bowl is often considered the preeminent stop for both artists and patrons.  


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