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fun. retruns to iowa city

The name “fun.” is an understatement. The indie pop band, famous for its hit single “We Are Young,” performed a stunning show at Iowa City’s sold out Blue Moose Tap House on Monday, April 9.

fun. played in Iowa City last Monday.

Singer Nate Ruess owned the intimate venue.  The ecstatic tenor bounded and even leapt across the stage with a wild grin, displaying an intense, but charismatic attitude when he demanded the entranced audience “f***ing sing-along.”  His style matched the anthems from fun.’s newest album “Some Nights,” but in performing songs from fun.’s more subdued, older album “Aim and Ignite,” Ruess revealed a quiet, but passionate side.

Ruess is a native of Iowa City, and members of his family were in the back of the crowd for the performance.  Ruess dedicated one of the band’s ballads—“The Gambler”—to his grandmother, whom fans posed for photos with after the song.

This summer, fun. will be performing at Lollapalooza in Chicago’s Grant Park.

-compiled by Joe Wlos

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