The Format Announces 1st Tour Dates In 13 Years
The Format announced their first tour dates in 13 years. The duo comprised of Nate Ruess and Sam Means will perform in New York City, Chicago and Phoenix.
As AZ Central notes, The Format reunited at Means’ Phoenix-based retail store Hello Merch that was part of a viewing party for their recently distributed 2007 live concert film Live At The Mayan. The Format’s upcoming tour dates include March 20 and 21 at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom, March 27 and 28 at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall and at Phoenix’s The Van Bueren Theater on April 3.
Tickets will be available through a fan presale [code: FORMAT] beginning today (Wednesday, February 5) at 12 p.m. local venue time. A limited allotment of fee-free ticket bundles packaged with a vinyl LP copy of Live at The Mayan will also be on sale at that time. General tickets go on sale on Friday, February 7 at 12 p.m. local time. Purchase tickets via this link for NYC and Chicago and via this link for Phoenix.
The Format’s debut album, Interventions + Lullabies was released in 2003 and its lone follow-up, Dog Problems, arrived in 2006. Ruess and Means put the project on hiatus on February 4, 2008, while the former co-founded fun. with Jack Antonoff of Steel Train/Bleachers and Andrew Dost of Anathallo. In 2013, the trio won the Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Song of the Year for their hit “We Are Young.”