TAC & The Ruth Ellis Center
Here’s an update from The Ally Coalition:
"The Ruth Ellis Center provides support to over half the homeless LGBTQ youth in Andrew’s home town of Detroit. They want to help 25% more kids and teens each year by opening a community health center that provides comprehensive medical and mental health services. Everyone who bought a ticket for the Most Nights tour made an automatic $1 donation to The Ally Coalition and 50,000 of those dollars just got donated to The Ruth Ellis Center’s $250,000 community health center campaign. Thank you to everyone who went to a show, we couldn’t have done this without you!"
Learn more about TAC and the Ruth Ellis Center here.
ACL TV Air Date Announced
fun. stopped by the The Moody Theater in Austin on September 13th to record a set for the PBS series Austin City Limits. We just received word that their episode will begin airing Saturday January 18th. Every local PBS station differs a little bit so check your local listings to find out when it airs near you. Need a reminder? Add the ACL event on Facebook. Until then, here’s a preview of “Carry On” from the taping:
Letter From Nate + A Free Live EP
Two years. I’m sitting here on my couch - watching football - Andrew should be here any minute with a pizza - and I’ve been asked to say a little something about the last two years. To be honest, I thought I’d be ecstatic to get home from two years of touring. What was supposed to be just another album and touring cycle, turned into the craziest two years any of us have ever had. If I were to be asked the very unoriginal question of “what was the highlight of it all so far?”, and had to answer it honestly - I would have to say the unwavering support and energy that you guys provided at all of our shows. After all, we never thought any of this would happen…all we ever wanted (at the time) was to continue to play the wild and crazy shows that we had grown so accustomed to at the incarnation of this group. We just thought we would pick up some more fans along the way. Trust me, I will take what its all become…but at the very core of it, it’s a bunch of hard working people spending their hard earned money, dancing and singing along while we have the time of our lives. It’s an incredible thing. And while it can feel and seem so natural for us being on stage (trust me - you should have seen us backstage before we played in front of our first group of 3,000), I don’t think we could have done it if it wasn’t for those original fun. fans, coming to their second or third or fourth concert of ours, and embracing the new people that have come along the way. I’ve always been so proud of the people that come to our shows…it’s an eclectic group, free to be whomever they want, just so long as they sing…loud…and it never felt like anyone had to play “catch up” on how it is at the shows.
So while I’m STILL waiting for Andrew to appear, and I’m enjoying the occasional day off (I can sing again!)…I’d prefer he showed up in a van with Jack, Nattie, Emily, and Will. Cause I’m already starting to get that itch. I miss you guys. And you mean the world to us.
So take this free batch of live songs from the last tour, and try to remember what a great time we had. Enjoy WTF…its nice to see it finally catch an official light of day. And rest up. Cause we will be back in your city before you know it.
All the Love In the World,
1.) Out On the Town (Live)
2.) Barlights (Live)
3.) Carry On (Live)
4.) What The Fuck (Live)
5.) The Gambler (Live)
6.) Some Nights (Live)
Nate and Jack Nominated For Grammy Awards
P!nk’s song “Just Give Me A Reason” (which Nate co-wrote and sang on) received GRAMMY nominations for Song of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance! Sara Bareilles’ song “Brave” (which Jack co-wrote) was nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance and her album that includes “Brave” was nominated for Album of The Year!
Congrats to Nate and Jack + good luck to P!nk and Sara!
FBR Holiday Sale Spot: Outtake #1
Help The Ruth Ellis Center & Win a Signed iPad
Pick up a FUN. <3 TAC water bottle from The Ally Coalition’s web store and you could win a free iPad signed by fun. and Tegan and Sara. All proceeds from the sale benefit The Ruth Ellis Center. Thanks and good luck.
Adopt A Shelter Dog T-Shirt
A Note From Andrew:
"Adopting a dog has brought so much joy to my life. October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month and we want to show our support for two groups we believe in - Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition (BARC Shelter) & A ReJoyceful Animal Rescue - and just give a gentle reminder that there are lots of dogs who need good homes. Check out your local shelter, you might meet your new best friend.”
Get the “Adopt A Shelter Dog” shirt from the fun. web store.
P.S. The faces are Nate, Andrew & Jack’s actual dogs.
Meet The Tour Volunteers
A bus filled with ten awesome fans has been following the tour for the past few days volunteering in each local community and introducing fans to The Ally Coalition. Click here to see their photos and videos from the road. Click here to read about their time and volunteer efforts on the tour.
New Orleans Concert Moved To October 24th
Tomorrow’s night’s concert at Champions Square has been rescheduled to Thursday October 24th on account of Tropical Storm Karen. Between the concert being outdoors and areas around New Orleans being evacuated, we couldn’t risk going through with the show. People who can’t make it on the 24th can get a refund wherever they purchased their tickets. Otherwise, your tickets for tomorrow night will work on the 24th. Sorry for the trouble and we’ll see you soon!
P.S. What is it with storms and fun. concerts in New Orleans?
Fun. Performing At The Bridge School Benefit
fun. will be performing at The Bridge School Benefit Concerts on October 26+27 in Mountain View, CA with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket and more. Learn more about the Bridge School here and get your tickets here.