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June 16, 2015 10:52 ET

Nate Ruess Unveils "GRAND ROMANTIC"

Eagerly Awaited Solo Debut Arrives Today; High Profile TV Appearances Include NBC's TODAY, CBS This Morning Saturday, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Night With Seth Meyers, as Well as a Special Performance on the 2015 ESPYs; Showcase Tour Includes Sold-Out Dates in NYC, Toronto, and LA as Well as North American Festival Appearances

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 16, 2015) - GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist Nate Ruess is celebrating this week's long awaited release of his debut solo album. "GRAND ROMANTIC" -- arrives via Fueled By Ramen on Tuesday, June 16th.

"GRAND ROMANTIC" -- which premiered last week in its entirety exclusively via VH1 and MTV First -- is highlighted by a number of recently released tracks, including first single "Nothing Without Love", "AhHA", "Great Big Storm" and "What This World Is Coming To (feat Beck)". The unique visualizer video for "AhHa" -- created by Barcelona's Tigrelab -- premiered last week exclusively at Mashable (mashable.com/2015/06/10/funs-frontman-nate-ruess-drops-wild-video-for-emotional-monster-ahha) and can be heard here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWnCnEtUcrE

Meanwhile, "Nothing Without Love" remains an unqualified multi-format success, standing tall among the top 10 on Billboard's "Hot Rock Songs" chart while ascending the top 25 on the "Alternative Songs" tally. In addition, the song's companion video -- directed by Anthony Mandler (fun., Rihanna, Taylor Swift) -- has earned more than 4.6 million views at You Tube alone; "Nothing Without Love" is streaming now at www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssVvkfcL9HI.

Recently named VH1's "You Oughta Know" artist for the month of May, Ruess will celebrate "GRAND ROMANTIC" with a string of high profile TV appearances, including NBC's TODAY "Toyota Summer Concert Series" -- broadcast live from New York's Rockefeller Center -- on Friday, June 19th, CBS This Morning Saturday on Saturday, June 20th (including an exclusive profile), ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday, June 25th, and NBC's Late Night With Seth Meyers  on Monday, July 13th. Ruess is also confirmed to perform at The 2015 ESPYS, where he will join top athletes and celebrities to commemorate the past year in sports and showcase major achievements both on and off the field. The award show will be hosted by comedian, actor and television host Joel McHale and will be broadcast live on ABC Wednesday, July 15, at 8 p.m. ET.

The appearances follow the live TV debut of "Nothing Without Love" on March's iHeartRadio Music Awards as well as recent visits to NBC's The Voice and NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The latter segment -- a very special appearance that features Ruess performing "Nothing Without Love" backed by The Roots -- can be viewed now at www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/segments/127821.

Ruess -- who is of course known around the globe as the singer/songwriter of indie pop supergroup fun. -- will further introduce "GRAND ROMANTIC" with a number of major concert events. Highlights include sold-out headline performances at New York City's Webster Hall on June 17th, Toronto's The Opera House on June 22nd, and Los Angeles' brand new Teragram Ballroom on June 24th, plus top-billed appearances at such festivals as Minneapolis's Basilica Block Party (July 10th), Denver's 93.3 KTCL's Big Gig (July 11th), Philadelphia's Radio 104.5 WRFF Summer Block Party Series (July 12th), San Francisco's Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival (August 9th), St; Louis's LouFest (September 12th), Boston's Boston Calling (September 25th), Washington, DC's Landmark Music Festival (September 26th), and Austin, Texas's ACL Music Festival (October 2nd and 9th). For complete details and ticket information, please see nateruess.com

Last but certainly not least, this week will see Ruess honored with the Songwriters Hall of Fame's prestigious "Hal David Starlight Award," established to honor gifted songwriters who are making a significant impact in the music industry via their original songs. Past awardees include 2014 honoree Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds, Taylor Swift, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo, Drake, Benny Blanco, Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Rob Thomas, and John RzeznikThe 2015 Songwriters Hall of Fame Annual Induction and Awards Dinner will be held Thursday, June 18th in New York City.

For more information, please log on to nateruess.com, www.facebook.com/nateruess, twitter.com/nateruessmusic, instagram.com/nateruess, youtube.com/nateruessmusic, and www.fueledbyramen.com.

GRAND ROMANTIC TRACK LISTING:
1. Grand Romantic (intro)
2. AhHa
3. Nothing Without Love
4. Take It Back
5. You Light My Fire
6. What This World Is Coming To (feat. Beck)
7. Great Big Storm
8. Moment
9. It Only Gets Much Worse
10. Grand Romantic
11. Harsh Light
12. Brightside

NATE RUESS
ON TOUR 2015
* FESTIVAL DATE

JUNE        
17   New York, NY   Webster Hall -- SOLD OUT
22   Toronto, ON   The Opera House
24   Los Angeles, CA   Teragram Ballroom -- SOLD OUT
         
JULY        
10   Minneapolis, MN   Basilica Block Party *
11   Denver, CO   93.3 KTCL's Big Gig *
12   Philadelphia, PA   Radio 104.5 WRFF Summer Block Party Series
         
AUGUST        
9   San Francisco, CA   Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival*
         
SEPTEMBER        
12   St. Louis, MO   LouFest *
25   Boston, MA   Boston Calling *
26   Washington, DC   Landmark Music Festival *
         
OCTOBER        
2   Austin, TX   ACL Music Festival *
9   Austin, TX   ACL Music Festival*

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