Last Thursday Nov. 8th, Fun. performed an exclusive acoustic show for the NYC media and a handful of onlookers at the Bowery Ballroom. In a joint promotional event hosted by Ben & Jerry’s and non-profit organization Reverb, fans gathered to support as Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost, Jack Antonoff of Fun. would give an intimate performance while participating in a panel discussion about their upcoming plans for their role in the 2012 Campus Consciousness Tour as well as their newly founded Ally Coalition project.
As the press and guests filled into the main room of Bowery, the trio took the stage and although the set up was simple, their vocals and acoustics were bigger than ever. Having played a sold out show the night before at Irving Plaza, the guys were in high and humble spirits. They started off with their latest single "Carry On" and moved into a sweet rendition of "We Are Young." It was then when things kicked into gear as Nate's vocals became explosive alongside Jack's flawless guitar performance and Andrew's superb piano skills.
"This is just one more thing to add to an incredible year," commented Nate on the bands involvement with the Campus Consciousness Tour. The tour first began back in 2006 and this is the indie pop band's second run promoting it. This year's mission is to provide support of LGBTQ equality.
As the panel ended, the guys took to the stage once again to perform "The Gambler" and closed out the show with "Some Nights." All in good taste, the show was a rare opportunity to catch 2012's breakout stars show their true talent all while promoting a good cause. To learn more about "The Ally Coalition" visit here and to check out the dates for the Campus Consciousness Tour visit here!