Jack Antonoff and Andrew Dost of the
indie-pop band fun say they are committed to passage of gay marriage
referendums in Washington state and Maine.
Fun, which is best known for their hit
single We Are Young, will play a Halloween concert in Portland, Maine
on October 30 in support of the campaign to approve a gay marriage
law in the state.
“It's specifically about a vote they
have going on in their state, so not only are we behind the issue –
we really intend to go and help where we can make a difference by
making some noise, garnering some money and donating some money,”
told Rolling Stone at the MTV VMAs.
The band is also hoping to play a
benefit concert in Washington, where a referendum on a gay marriage
law is on the November 6 ballot.
“We got involved because we care in
the same way we think everyone should care, and more importantly, we
think it should be an issue way beyond the gay community,” Antonoff
said. “It's a little bit of a vibe like, 'It's not my problem if
I'm not gay.' But it should be everyone's problem.”
Also scheduled to perform at the
Freedom To Love Now! benefit concert at Portland's Beacon
Theater are Rufus Wainwright, They Might Be Giants, Toshi Reagon,
John Cameron Mitchell, Justin Bond and Doveman.