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The Format

The Format
The Format performing in 2007 at the Opera House in Toronto
The Format performing in 2007 at the Opera House in Toronto
Background information
OriginPeoria, Arizona, United States
Years active
  • 2000–2008
  • 2020–present
Associated acts
Past members
  • Mike Schey
  • Don Raymond
  • Marko Buzard
  • Adam Boyd
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The Format is an American indie rock band formed by Nate Ruess and Sam Means. Their style can be considered a mixture of indie, alternative, punk and folk music, with elements of 1960s and 1970s pop music.[3] Though Means and Ruess are the foremost members of the band, they have played, toured, and recorded with Mike Schey, Mark Buzard, Don Raymond, and for the DVD recording and summer 2007 tour, The Honorary Title's drummer Adam Boyd. The Format chose their name to make fun of the music industry's inclination towards a cookie-cutter "format" for a hit. Formed in 2000, the band announced a hiatus on February 4, 2008.[4] On February 4, 2020, they announced a return from their hiatus for a tour of special shows.[5]

  1. ^ Apar, Corey. "The Format | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved August 24, 2018.
  2. ^ "Fun.: The Billboard Cover Story". 2012-02-03. Retrieved 2020-04-27.
  3. ^ Iwasaki, Scott (2003-11-07). "The Format refuses to stick to a musical format". Deseret News. p. W11.
  4. ^ "News Roundup: Arcade Fire, Gang of Four, Radiohead, the Format". Spin. 2008-02-04. Retrieved 2008-04-10.
  5. ^ Masley, Ed. "Here's what happened when the Format played a surprise reunion concert in downtown Phoenix". azcentral. Retrieved 2020-02-04.