Fun confirm handful of spring 2013 UK dates

Posted: 16th October 2012
US indie-pop trio follow-up success of Some Nights and recent tour with more shows, on sale Friday 19th October

Some bands seem to love coming to the UK for touring action. Take Fun, for example. Sorry, that should read fun.. With one full stop. The indie-poppers haven't long been on the plane back to the States after their last clutch of shows this month, but plans are afoot for another visit, plus new material and no doubt a mention of The Ally Coalition. This is a human rights non-profit organisation founded by Jack Antonoff and his sister Rachel to promote equality across society, in particular LGTB issues and freedom for all.

But it's Fun's music that's up for scrutiny for their next outing - after chalking up the huge hit "We Are Young" (#1 in the US, here and across Europe), the follow up "Some Nights" almost did the same, emulating its parent album of the same name by hitting #7 in the UK. That'll be reason enough to return, we think. Just how much more do they have in their arsenal? Time to find out.

The shows in April 2013 begin in Edinburgh on the 15th, then Leeds, London, Bristol, Norwich and finally Nottingham. We'll have tickets for all the shows from 9am on Friday - all are expected to sell very quickly.

Meanwhile, the band are currently shortlisted for a clutch of MTV Europe Awards for Best New Act, New Song etc, you name it. Fun must be having fun.

Paul Pledger