Fitz and the Tantrums announce new album, unveil summer tour dates

It’s been a handful of years since Fitz & the Tantrums released their last album, but now it looks like they’re ready to change that. On Friday (March 25), the group confirmed plans to release a brand new album this summer. The new record, their third, will be titled Fitz & the Tantrums and is set to be released on June 10. In anticipation of the new album’s debut, the band has premiered its lead single, “HandClap.”

“Overall, this is an album about desire – the desire for intimacy, for sex, for acceptance on your own terms and the struggle not to compromise,” frontman Michael Fitzpatrick said in a release. “‘HandClap’ is a primal tale of love and lust, a call to arms in the late hours of the night. It’s the X-rated version of ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ happening on a dance floor.”

Listen to lead single “HandClap” below.

In support of the upcoming release, the group will be hitting the road for a North American trek. The tour will kick-off on June 14 at The National in Richmond, VA and wrap up a month-and-a-half later on July 24 at Stubb’s in Austin, TX. For those of us here in South Florida, the group will be heading our way at the end of April/early May for West Palm Beach’s SunFest. The group will perform at the annual event on Saturday, April 30 with their set beginning at 9:45 pm. The complete list of their North American tour stops can be seen below.


June 14 – Richmond, VA @ The National
June 15 – Greensboro, NC @ Cone Denim Arts Center
June 17 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
June 18 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
June 19 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
June 21 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
June 23 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
June 24 – Rochester, NY @ Rochester International Jazz Festival
June 25 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
June 28 – Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird Nightclub
June 29 – Milwaukee, MI @ Summerfest
July 14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
July 15 – Columbus, OH @ PromoWest Festival
July 16 – Kansas City, KS @ Sporting Park Stadium – KRBZ’s Annual Beach Buzz Ball
July 17 – North Birmingham, AL @ Sloss Music & Arts Festival
July 19 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theater
July 20 – Little Rock, AR @ Metroplex
July 22 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s
July 23 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
July 24 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s

Fitz & the Tantrums is the follow-up to the band’s highly successful 2012 release, More Than Just a Dream.


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