Fitz And The Tantrums Announce Fall Headline Tour
On the heels of "The Walker" - Fitz and The Tantrums' second single to hit No. 1 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart in less than a year - being certified Gold, the Los Angeles-based band announces plans to remain on the road through November 2014. Thefall headline run will kick off on September 2 at Water Street Music Hall in Rochester, NY. Beginning in November, the band will be joined by special guest Big Data on select dates, including an evening at New York City's Terminal 5 (November 12) and a sold-out show at First Avenue in Minneapolis (November 21). See below for itinerary.
Fitz and The Tantrums roll into Chicago this week for a performance on the Lollapalooza Main Stage on Saturday, August 2, and an official Lollapalooza aftershow at the Metro on August 3, which is sold out. While in town, Fitz will be singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" at the Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies game this Thursday, July 31 at Wrigley Field. On August 25, Fitz and The Tantrums will play a three-song set at the Opening Ceremony for the 2014 US Open in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY. The performance will be carried live by ESPN as part of the cable network's comprehensive coverage of the US Open.
"Fool's Gold," the third single from Fitz and the Tantrum's acclaimed album, More Than Just A Dream (Elektra Records), launches at alternative radio on August 12. It can be streamed HERE now. The album's two preceding singles - "The Walker" and "Out Of My League" - have each been certified Gold. Both topped Billboard's Alternative Songs chart -- a feat accomplished by only three other artists in the chart's 25-year history. "The Walker" can be heard in the new Reebok advertising campaign. The official video for "The Walker" was also nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing this year.
"Their debut effort, 'Pickin' Up the Pieces' (Dangerbird), and follow-up, 'More Than Just a Dream' (Elektra), burst with danceable hooks," said The New York Times while USA Today noted, "the Los Angeles sextet is more than ready for the big leagues." "[More Than Just A Dream] folds neon-tinted synthesizers and arena-scaled hooks into Fitz's fiery trademark funk to create a big, bright new groove," said Rolling Stone and Paste praised it as the kind of album "where every single track wants to be a single, even the ballads; the kind that gets catchier and weirder with every spin." "Michael 'Fitz' Fitzpatrick understands what makes a good song...And co-vocalist Noelle Scaggs' charisma overflows," observed the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post observed, "their live show is captivatingly crazy."
Fitz and The Tantrums are: Fitz (vocals), Noelle Scaggs (vocals/tambourine), James King (saxophone), Jeremy Ruzumna (keyboards), John Wicks (drums) and Joseph Karnes (bass).