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, visithttp://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.
The 2013 release of More Than Just a Dream – produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, M83, Depeche Mode, Phoenix) – ratcheted things up several notches. “Out Of My League,” the album’s first single, hit No. 1 onBillboard’s Alternative Songs chart and was one of only eight songs to top the chart in 2013.
The official video has racked up more than three million views to date. USA Today noted, “the Los Angeles sextet is more than ready for the big leagues” while Rolling Stone said the group “is all about irrepressible energy: hopped-up rhythms, shout-it-out choruses, hooted background vocals.” Fitz and The Tantrums have performed on numerous television shows, including “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Conan,” “Good Morning America” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS – UPCOMING TOUR DATES
Support on select dates comes from Atlantic labelmates Night Terrors of 1927 and Sleeper Agent, with others to be announced shortly.
3 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
5 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
16 – Palm Springs, CA @ Tachevah Block Party
25 – Knoxville, TN @ Thompson Boling Arena – Volapalooza
26 -University Park, PA @ Penn State University – IM Field – University Park Campus
2-4 – Memphis, TN @ Beale Street Music Festival
3 – Kansas City, MO @ Kansas City Power and Light District – Outdoor Stage
4 – Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird Nightclub
6 – Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
7 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
9 – Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penn’s Peak
10 – Columbia, MD @ Sweetlife Festival
11 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
13 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
14 – Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre
15 – Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
16-18 – Gulf Shores, AL @ The Hangout Beach, Music and Arts Festival
6-8 – New York, NY @ The Governors Ball Music Festival
8 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
10 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom
11 – Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
12-15 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
13 – Charleston, VA @ Jefferson Theater
23 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
25 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
27 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
28 – Boise, ID @ Boise Music Festival – Expo Idaho
29 – Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theater
2 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
6 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
11 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Music Festival
25 – Tulsa, OK @ Center of the Universe Festival
29 – Des Moines, IA @ Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheatre
30 – Sioux Falls, SD @ The District