This year’s Grammy Awards lineup is nothing if not diverse. Recently announced Paul McCartney and Ringo Star will perform alongside Taylor Swift, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, John Legend, Keith Urban, Kacey Musgraves, Carole King, and Sara Bareilles. The crew joins several previously announced artists, such as Katy Perry, Lorde, Robin Thicke, and fun.‘s Nate Ruess. We’ll also see what one can only imagine will be a strange, yet intriguing collaboration between Daft Punk and Stevie Wonder.
Check out the full performance list here, and catch the 56th annual Grammy Awards Jan. 26th on CBS.
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Pop trio fun. has announced their headlining tour this summer with support from Tegan and Sara. The North American tour will begin in Toronto, Canada on July 6 and finish in Charlottesville, VA on September 26. This tour will hit a lot of summer-friendly outdoor venues, some of which are the band’s largest venues to date. Currently, the band is finishing up a tour of the US before heading off to perform for the rest of the world for a few months.
Last night marked President Obama‘s second inauguration ceremony. Among the many celebrities and speeches of the day, we saw spectacular performances by Beyonce, fun., Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson and James Taylor.
Five-time Grammy winner James Taylor was the first to take the stage, with an acoustic rendition of “America The Beautiful.” Kelly Clarkson followed the inaugural address and performed “My Country Tis Of Thee,” while Beyonce closed the performances with “The Star Spangled Banner.”
As the ceremony ended and the Inaugural Ball commenced, Alicia Keys sang her hit “Girl On Fire,” with the simultaneously sweet and awkward title change, “Obama’s On Fire.” Jennifer Hudson provided the soundtrack for the President and First Lady’s dance, as they swayed to a cover of Al Green‘s “Let’s Stay Together” (which the president himself ad-libbed at an event last year). The band fun. then closed the evening with their hit, “We Are Young.” You can view fun.’s performance right here and the rest of the performances after the jump. (more…)
It’s officially awards season. Sure, it can be an obnoxiously gratuitous, self-congratulatory time, but there’s always a little entertaining drama to keep things interesting. Then, of course, there are the performances to look forward to. And now, music enthusiasts, the first batch of performers for the Grammy Awards have made the rounds.
Among this year’s Grammy performers will be first timers The Black Keys and fun., along with Taylor Swift, Mumford & Sons, and Rihanna. All these performers are nominated in various categories, including fun., Mumford & Sons and the Black Keys competing for Album of the Year.
View the full list of nominees right here and don’t forget to tune in as LL Cool J returns to host the 55th Annual Grammy Awards live at 8p.m. EST Sunday, February 10th on CBS.
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Back in December, we brought you the news that Andrew McMahon would be supporting fun. on their upcoming tour dates. Now just a month later, it looks like McMahon has added a few dates to the tour, making for a pretty solid run. The tour kicked off on January 9 in West Hollywood, CA, and will continue through the U.S. before ending in Nashville, TN on February 16. Check out the dates after the jump and get your tickets before they sell out.
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The holidays are a time for friends, family, baked goods, and of course, the release of cover songs from some of your favorite artists past and present. From fun.‘s recent cover of Sleigh Ride all the way back to the days of Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra, our playlist has a little something for everyone.
Listen to our playlist below and let us know your choices for best holiday cover in the comments.
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If it wasn’t exciting enough to hear that fun. would be embarking on a winter tour this January, it has just been announced that the man responsible for Jack’s Mannequin and Something Corporate, Andrew McMahon himself will be hitting the road with fun., for his first solo tour since the retirement of Jack’s Mannequin.
Check out the dates below and get your tickets quickly, before they sell out! Feeling lucky? Enter our #FreeTicketFriday giveaway for a chance to win.
The time has come for every top 40 artist to begin releasing, or at least performing holiday songs. A few albums have already made their way onto shelves, but today’s stream is one you will only find online.
Following a year on top of the pop charts after nearly a decade of cutting their teeth in various alternative bands, fun. are riding high this holiday season with a new cover of the classic, “Sleigh Ride.” The song is taken from an upcoming holiday covers compilation, and the New York trio shines with their usual indie flare throughout the tune. Those interested in streaming the cover can do so, here.
This cover is not the only reason fun. fans have to celebrate as the band also recently released a new video for their Some Nights cut, “Carry On.” You can view the video below:
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