Most nights will see Canadian duo Tegan and Sara opening for fun. around the country this summer.
Tegan and Sara will join the New York City band that scored a massive hit with “We Are Young” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the arena outside Harveys Lake Tahoe when their “Most Nights” tour stops in Stateline.
Singer-songwriter Nate Ruess, along with multi-instrumentalist Andrew Dost and guitarist Jack Antonoff, formed fun. out of the ashes of the bands the Format, Anathallo and Steel Train in New York in 2008. After debuting with the album “Aim and Ignite” in 2009, fun. struck platinum three years later with “We Are Young,” the lead single from its “Some Nights” album. The song rose from humble beginnings on radio to promotion on the TV show “Glee,” and even General Motors noticed it, picking up the song for use in a Chevrolet advertisement it broadcast during the Super Bowl XLVI. “We Are Young,” which combines indie-rock earnestness with stadium-filling bombast, ended up charting No. 1 in several countries and earning fun. six Grammy nominations, including wins for song of the year and best new artist.
Fittingly, fun. kicked off the “Most Nights” Tour in support of the Ally Coaltion with Tegan and Sara in Canada, the duo’s home nation. Identical twins Tegan Rain Quin and Sara Keirsten Quin started out writing songs and playing guitar in their hometown of Calgary at the age of 15 in 1995. Since then, the duo has released seven albums, most recently “Heartthrob” last year, and earned numerous awards and appeared in many festivals as a group as well as making guest appearances with a number of other artists individually.
fun. with Tegan and Sara
When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27
Where: Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys