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fun. member Andrew Dost said the tour has been awesome so far.
"It's been such a joy to play for people who are so accepting of new music," he said. "The bands are good. We have a tremendous amount of respect for Jack's Mannequin."
Dost said fun. is on its second tour with Jack's Mannequin, which is enjoying the success of its second album, "The Glass Passenger." The album has sold over 200,000 copies since its release in September 2008.
Jack's Mannequin formed as a side project of Andrew McMahon, the lead singer and songwriter of piano-punk band Something Corporate, when McMahon wanted to write music that wouldn't fit the Something Corporate sound.
He started recording the debut album of Jack's Mannequin, "Everything in Transit," during a hiatus from Something Corporate. "Everything in Transit" was a success, selling over 250,000 records and earning Jack's Mannequin a large following. But McMahon's life was about to change.
McMahon was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia on the last day of recording "Everything in Transit."
Over the next year and a half, he received constant cancer treatment, started the "Dear Jack" foundation for cancer research, and saw the public release of "Transit." In July 2006, McMahon announced he no longer needed treatment and had made a full recovery. McMahon recently released the "Dear Jack" DVD, a documentary about his struggle with leukemia.
Since McMahon's recovery and the release of "The Glass Passenger," Jack's Mannequin fan base has continued to grow, with people gravitating to McMahon's honest songwriting and catchy rock songs laced with piano hooks.
The "Sing For Your Supper Tour" marks the third time McMahon has played at Sacramento State, once with Something Corporate and once with Jack's Mannequin.
"Both shows were great," said Zenia LaPorte, program adviser for Sacramento State's UNIQUE program. "They were very entertaining and did very well attendance-wise."
LaPorte said the show is going to be great.
"Jack’s Mannequin has great energy," she said. "Most wouldn’t think you could do much with a piano, but this guy really rocks it."
Jack's Mannequin and the "Sing For Your Supper Tour" will be in the University Ballroom of the Sacramento State Student Union Thursday at 7 p.m. Tickets are still available, and are $18 for Sacramento State students and $24 for the general public. You can get tickets at the Sacramento State box office, or at tickets.com.