The Format and Steel Train Members Having Fun With New Band

(Big Hassle) Fun, the new project from Nate Ruess, formerly of The Format, ex-Anathallo multi-instrumentalist Andrew Dost and Steel Train's Jack Antonoff, will embark on a 34-date tour with Manchester Orchestra beginning April 21st in Nashville, TN.

Melding a stunning array of diverse inspirations that are vibrant and alive, these three extraordinarily talented musicians have crafted an irresistible debut that rethinks classic 70s pop, where ornate arrangements and inspired orchestrations meet present-day rock 'n' roll. This highly anticipated ingenious debut will be released this coming August via Nettwerk Records.

Due to the overwhelming demand on the bands MySpace page, Fun is offering fans a free download of their song "At Least I'm Not As Sad (As I Used To Be)," a track where Ruess belts extravagantly over a backdrop of festive horns and steel drums. Within the first 24 hours, this stunning song was met with instant excitement, receiving over 80,000 plays on popular websites, blogs and the band's MySpace page.

Fun looks forward to spending most of 2009 on the road, bringing fans their finely wrought chamber-pop orchestrations with guitar-fueled rock 'n' roll that bursts with richly prolix lyricism and intricate melodic twists and turns.

April 21st Exit/In Nashville, TN
April 22nd 40 Watt Athens, GA
April 23rd Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC
April 24th The National Richmond, VA
April 25th Ottobar Baltimore, MD
April 26th The Trocadero Philadelphia, PA
April 29th Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
April 30th Middle East Boston, MA
May 1st Water Street Music Hall Rochester, NY
May 2nd Mr. Small's Theatre Pittsburg, PA
May 3rd Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
May 5th Eagle Theatre Pontiac, MI
May 6th Skully's Columbus, OH
May 7th Mad Hatter Club Covington, KY
May 8th Subterranean Chicago, IL
May 9th Station 4 St. Paul, MN
May 11th The Record Bar Kansas City, MO
May 12th Marquis Theatre Denver, CO
May 13th Avalon Theater Salt Lake City, UT
May 15th El Corazon Seattle, WA
May 16th The Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, BC
May 17th Hawthorne Theater Portland, OR
May 19th Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, CA
May 21st Troubadour West Hollywood, CA
May 22nd Voodoo Stage @ HOB San Diego, CA
May 23rd Club Congress Tucson, AZ
May 24th Clubhouse Tempe, AZ
May 26th Emo's Austin, TX
May 27th The Loft Dallas, TX
May 28th Walter's on Washington Houston, TX
May 29th Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, LA
May 30th Proud Larry's Oxford, MS
May 31st The Bottletree Birmingham, AL
June 2nd State Theatre St. Petersburg, FL
June 3rd The Social Orland, FL
June 4th The Social Orland, FL

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