First active between 2002 and 2008, the Arizona band features Sam Means and Fun. singer Nate Ruess.
One of the most sneakily influential indie pop bands of the 21st century is giving it another go.
After playing a surprise show last night (Feb. 3) in their native Arizona -- their first gig since 2007 -- the Format has announced a five-date tour starting March 20 in New York.
While the Format might not ring a bell for some, pop fans are most certainly well-acquainted with its frontman, Nate Ruess. After co-writing two masterful, cult-famous albums with multi-instrumentalist Sam Means, Ruess joined up with Jack Antonoff and Andrew Dost to form Fun., whose 2012 album Some Nights produced three top-20 hits, including the Hot 100 No. 1 "We Are Young." Since Fun. went inactive in early 2015, both Ruess and Means released solo albums, leaving Format fans to wonder if the old band was any closer to a reunion.