Fun. pencil in "Campus Consciousness"for fall
Following their in-progress world tour, New York City indie rockers fun. will rally for equal rights on a handful of college campuses this fall as part of the Reverb Campus Consciousness Tour.
The trio, comprised of lead singer Nate Ruess, multi-instrumentalist Andrew Dost and guitarist/trumpeter Jack Antonoff, will complete a round of European shows that continue Sept. 19 in Amsterdam and extend through late October.
The college trek, which is co-sponsored by Reverb and Ben & Jerry's and promotes social activism among students, gets underway Oct. 31 in Portland, ME, and ventures through nine other college towns throughout the eastern U.S., wrapping up Nov. 18 in Elmhurst, IL. This marks the second year the outfit has joined forces with the awareness tour, which is focusing on LGBTQ equality on this trip.
"Colleges are fertile ground for activism and change," Ruess said in a press release. "It's exactly where we need to be as we launch our support for LGBTQ equality."
Pre-sale tickets are available now via the band's website.
Fun. released its sophomore set, "Some Nights," in February. The 11-track album, which follows 2010's "Aim and Ignite," is the group's first on the Fueled by Ramen label and peaked at No. 3 on The Billboard 200.
The album's lead single, "We Are Young" featuring Janelle Monae, has topped Billboard's Hot 100 and earned the honor of top-selling track of 2012 to date, according to a press release.
19 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg Max
21 - Hamburg, Germany - Reeperbahn Festival
22 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaster Medis
23 - Oslo, Norway - John Dee
25 - Helsinki, Finland - The Circus
27 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Little Vega
28 - Berlin, Germany - Postbahnhof
29 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Den Atelier
30 - Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique
2 - London, United Kingdom - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
4 - Birmingham, United Kingdom - HMV Institute Library
6 - Dublin, Ireland - The Academy
7 - Manchester, United Kingdom - Academy 2
8 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - ABC1
10 - Paris, France - La Maroquinerie
12 - Cologne, Germany - Gloria
13 - Munich, Germany - Theater Fabrik
14 - Zurich, Switzerland - Club Harterei
16 - Vienna, Austria - Indoor Arena
17 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
18 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
20 - Barcelona, Spain - Music Hall Barcelona
21 - Madrid, Spain - Caracol
23 - Lisbon, Portugal - TMN ao Vivo
**31 - Portland, ME - State Theatre
1 - East Stroudsburg, PA - East Stroudsburg University
2 - Middlebury, VT - Middlebury College
3 - Rochester, NY - Rochester Institute of Technology
5 - Newark, DE - University of Delaware
14 - Grand Rapids, MI - Hoogenboom Center
15 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
16 - Columbia, MO - Jesse Auditorium
17 - Decorah, IA - Luther College
18 - Elmhurst, IL - Elmhurst College