Fitz and The Tantrums Announce Additional Tour Dates
Fresh off a European tour where Fitz and The Tantrums' new single "The Walker" is featured in a Renault commercial, Vogue's "Hardest Working Band" continues their onslaught with a sold out hometown show at The Palladium in Los Angeles on April 5 and a jam packed summer. Fitz and The Tantrums - praised by The Washington Post for their "captivatingly crazy" live show - will kick off an extensive summer headline tour on June 8 in Hampton Beach, NH. Tickets are on sale now for the run, which will come on the heels of the band's performances at the Hangout Beach, Music and Arts Festival in Gulf Shores, AL (May 16-18) and The Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City (June 6-8). The band will also perform at the Bonnaroo Music Festival (June 12-15). See below for itinerary, which also includes Fitz and The Tantrums spring dates.
The band, which is touring in support of its latest album, More Than Just a Dream (Elektra Records), will perform on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" on April 9 and on "TODAY" April 10. Fitz and The Tantrums' episode of "Live from the Artists Den," filmed at the newly reopened Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, premieres on public television in April. For airdates and a first look at the episode, visit http://artsts.de/1hT40el.
"The Walker," the new single from More Than Just a Dream, is already a multi-format hit - #6 at both Alternative and Triple A formats and #15 at Hot AC - and the track just went to Top 40 radio. Fitz and The Tantrums are featured in Clear Channel's Artist Integration program this month, which increases awareness of new music projects through on-air and online promotional campaigns.
Beginning on Major League Baseball's Opening Day, March 31, "The Walker" will serve as the theme for MLB Network's newest daily studio show "High Heat with Christopher Russo." The video for "The Walker," which was directed by Warren Kommers, has more than 1.3 million views. The track is also heard in the trailer that launched The Oscars' "Here We Go" promotional campaign, which has more than two million views, and The Dairy Council's "Laughing Cow" television ad campaign, which is airing now.
Fitz and The Tantrums - comprised of Fitz (vocals), Noelle Scaggs (vocals/tambourine), James King (saxophone), Jeremy Ruzumna (keyboards), John Wicks (drums) and Joseph Karnes (bass) - played their first show in December 2008 and self-released the EP Songs for a Breakup, Vol. 1 shortly thereafter. Soon the band was appearing on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" and touring with Maroon 5. Their full-length debut, Pickin' Up the Pieces, spent 73 weeks on Billboard's Heatseekers chart, peaking at No. 1, and they were named a "You Oughta Know" artist by VH1.