Pop band fun. to give to Maine marriage equality group

The Bangor Daily News
September 6, 2012

The organization spearheading the campaign in support of Maine’s marriage equality referendum says the pop-rock band fun. will donate proceeds from a Halloween concert to its cause.

Mainers United for Marriage says the New York-based band is playing in Portland on Oct. 31 following a 16-country European tour.

Mainers United campaign manager Matt McTighe says the concert six days before the Nov. 6 election will excite supporters and remind voters what’s at stake when they vote on a ballot question asking if they want to allow same-sex couples to marry.

The band’s first hit, “We are Young,” reached No. 1 on the U.S Billboard Hot 100 chart. Its second hit, “Some Nights,” also cracked the Top 10 on the chart.