A little bit of rain can’t keep Nate Ruess down.
As the front man of fun., a group known for their pop anthems and roaring choruses, it seems natural that Ruess wouldn’t tone down the energy since stepping out on his own.
Clearly, as the new video for “Great Big Storm” proves, it’ll take more than deluge of water to suppress his enthusiasm, especially when a marching band is involved.
The track is a solid representation of the emotional intensity of Ruess’ songs on the new album, Grand Romantic (out in June via Fueled By Ramen), and his giddy mood in the video for “Storm” reiterates what Ruess told Radio.com in June about the way he was feeling while working on the record.
“I’d say it was just a flow of consciousness,” he said. “I must have just been in a great mood.”
Check out his upcoming tour dates below.
2015 Nate Ruess North American Tour Dates
8/9 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
9/12 – St. Louis, MO @ LouFest
9/23 — Indianapolis @ Egyptian Room*
9/25 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
9/26 – Washington, DC @ Landmark Music Festival
9/30 — Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead*
10/2 – Austin, TX @ ACL Music Festival
10/9 – Austin, TX @ ACL Music Festival
10/15 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre*
11/13 – Providence, RI @ Lupos*
11/14 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom*
11/15 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre*
11/17 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Capitol Theatre*
11/19 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground*
11/20 – Rochester, NY @ Anthology*
11/21 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom*
*Nate Ruess Fall Headline dates
Alyssa Pereira is a music writer, web producer, and pop culture blogger for CBS stations in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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