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fun. announce UK tour and new LP

fun.

Story by Jack Foley

NEW York based three-piece fun. have announced details of a nine date UK tour this May, to coincide with the release of their debut album Aim & Ignite on June 7.

The album, released via Hassle Records with exclusive bonus content, will be preceded by the single All The Pretty Girls on May 31.

fun. is what happens when three talented musicians come together to create something altogether new and wonderful.

Nate Ruess, late of The Format, has teamed up with multi-instrumentalist Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff (Steel Train), resulting in their ingenious debut, Aim And Ignite.

The trio melds an array of diverse inspirations – spanning Broadway to The Beach Boys, “Nilsson Schmilsson’ to “Pinkerton” – into an irresistible collection of freewheeling pop songcraft.

Following the band’s week of sold out debut London shows in March, fun. are set to return to our shores to spread their Ben Folds, Shins and Polyphonic Spree reminiscent, uplifting musical vibes across the UK in May.

The dates are (all May 2010):

21 – Liverpool, Shipping Forecast / Sound City
22 – Glasgow, Stag and Dagger
23 – Leeds, Cockpit 2
24 – Brighton, Prince Albert
25 – London, Kings College
27 – Kingston, New Slang
29 – Bristol (venue tbc / Dot to Dot)
30 – Nottingham (venue tbc / Dot to Dot)
31 – Manchester (venue tbc / Dot to Dot)