Fun Lead

What do gleeks and fans of professional wrestling have in common? In the past week, both groups have been exposed to one of my favorite tracks of 2011, “We Are Young” by the most awesome trio of fun. The track was featured on Fox’s GLEE last Tuesday, subsequently racking up the iTunes downloads, and then this Monday, it was used as a part of WWE Raw‘s Slammy Awards. How’s that for targeting a diverse audience?

To follow up that bit of mainstream marketing, the trio of Nate Ruess, Jack Antonoff, and Andrew Dost has released a new song that makes me want to both sing at the top of my lungs and body slam someone through a table: “One Foot”!

The new track is more expansive and percussive than “We Are Young,” and I immediately followed up listening to it once by listening to it again. Can I just say that my eagerness to hear their new album, Some Nights, has been amped up to notches previously thought nonexistent?! I cannot wait to find out if fun. is able to top the masterpiece that is 2009′s Aim and Ignite with this, their first release on new label, Fueled By Ramen. February 21st can’t come soon enough!

fun. Tour Dates:

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

For more info on fun.:

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