In the year since the release of their sophomore album, “Some Nights,” the members of the New York pop-rock trio Fun. have had to make many decisions. With six Grammy nominations for an album that spawned the ultra-catchy hit singles “We Are Young,” “Some Nights,” and “Carry On,” singer Nate Ruess, guitarist Jack Antonoff, and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Dost have conferred on everything from the routing of their sold-out tour to the wardrobe for a recent inaugural ball.
One decision, however, was easy: taking a gig in Cancun at the end of January between Midwest tour dates. “It was the most obvious idea ever,” says Antonoff by phone from sunny Mexico with a chuckle. The trio return stateside shortly to resume their sold-out tour, including a stop at the Orpheum Theatre Friday and a performance at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 10.
Q. How was the inaugural ball? Did you get any face time with the president?
A. We did! We met the president and the first lady, which was a remarkable experience. Meeting the president and playing for the president, especially a president that we really love and are inspired by, that’s like outside of the realm of things you dream about when you’re in a band. You dream about selling out big shows or playing Japan or playing with musicians you love. But playing an inaugural ball for the president? That’s like playing in outer space or something; it just doesn’t add up.
Q. Congratulations on the Grammy nominations. What was it like to get nominated live on TV?
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