fun.'s "We Are Young" Erupts Onto Billboard's Digital Songs Chart With Nearly 50,000 Tracks Sold In One Week

It's been an exciting week for fun. Having already received widespread acclaim for their new single "We Are Young (Feat. Janelle Monáe)," the track burst onto Billboard's Digital Songs Chart this week at #25 with nearly 50,000 tracks sold, bringing their total track sales to nearly 70,000. The breakthrough single is the first off the band's forthcoming sophomore album Some Nights (Fueled By Ramen), which hits stores and digital retailers on February 21, 2012. Additionally, sales of the band's debut album, 2009's Aim & Ignite (Nettwerk) nearly quadrupled this week with over 1,500 copies sold.

The sales numbers come off of a big week of national attention for the band. The December 6th episode of Fox's smash series Glee saw the cast perform their rendition of "We Are Young," followed by the band's own performance of the single on the December 8th installment of Last Call With Carson Daly. These two major hits only added fuel to the rapidly growing fire surrounding radio airplay. "We Are Young" is receiving enormous amounts of early airplay in major markets such as Philadelphia (WRFF), Los Angeles (98.7) and most recently Seattle (KNDD), with the single already reaching #25 on the Alternative Radio Chart this week.

With Some Nights, fun. decided to raise the stakes by teaming with noted producer Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Drake). The band and Bhasker have worked to evolve the idiosyncratic fun. sound by marrying their robust melodies with elements of hip-hop.

The band recently announced a major North American tour in support of Some Nights that launches February 29th in South Burlington, Vermont's Higher Ground. See below for full list of dates and stay tuned for more exciting news from fun. 

Tour Dates:
FEBRUARY
29 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground

MARCH
1 Pawtucket, RI The Met Café
2 Towson, MD The Recher Theatre
3 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
7 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
8 Orlando, FL Beacham Theatre
9 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
10 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Theatre
20 Houston, TX Warehouse Live Studio
21 Dallas, TX House of Blues
23 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
24 Pomona, CA The Glass House
28 San Francisco, CA The Independent
29 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
31 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue

APRIL
3 Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
5 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
6 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre & Café
10 Omaha, NE The Slowdown
11 Madison, WI The Majestic Theatre
13 Minneapolis, MN The Varsity Theater
14 Chicago. IL Vic Theatre
15 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
18 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
19 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
20 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall
21 Boston, MA House of Blues
25 Toronto, ON The Mod Club Theatre
26 Montreal, QC Cabaret du Mile End
27 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
28 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts

MAY
4 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
5 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theatre

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Danielle Romeo | romeo@nettwerk.com