Pop band fun. to give to Maine gay marriage group

Posted Sept. 05, 2012, at 5:57 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — The organization spearheading the campaign in support of Maine’s gay marriage 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.

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