Fitz and the Tantrums return with ‘I Just Wanna Shine’

If Fitz and the Tantrums keep treating fans to new songs before their new album drops in September, then there won’t be any songs left. On Monday (July 15), the Los Angeles-founded band unleashed another new track from their upcoming fourth studio album. Titled “I Just Wanna Shine,” the electro-pop act not only unveiled the new tune but also shared its corresponding music video.

The music video follows a teenager as she goes about her daily routine, though it seems to mirror “Groundhog Day” as we witness the same thing over and over again. We watch as she wakes up in the morning, gets ready for the day ahead of her, feeds her younger sibling, checks on her absentee guardian, and skateboards around town.

Every single day, she sets up shop in front of different storefronts to practice her breakdancing but gets kicked out of each of the locations. Not one to be deterred, she persists.

As the video gets close to the end, we watch as she discovers an abandoned building with an open door. She’s finally able to break the mundane cycle and practice without interruptions on the building’s rooftop, overlooking the city.

Watch the music video for “I Just Wanna Shine” above.

Fitz and the Tantrums recently announced that “I Just Wanna Shine” will be featured in Walmart’s official back-to-school campaign, so expect to hear the song everywhere from now through September.

“I Just Wanna Shine” joins “All the Feels,” “I Need Help!,” “Don’t Ever Let Em,” and current radio hit “123456″ on All the Feels. All the Feels is due out Sept. 20 through Elektra Records. Pre-orders are currently available for purchase on the band’s website.

All the Feels is the long-awaited follow-up to 2016’s Fitz and the Tantrums.

In support of the new album, Fitz and the Tantrums are currently on the road with Young the Giant on their massive co-headlining summer tour.

COIN and Alice Merton will open for the bands during the excursion. COIN will play the role of supporting act during the July shows while Alice Merton will play the role of supporting act during the August shows.

The tour will invade the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh on Tuesday (July 16). The full list of tour dates can be found here.

Fitz and the Tantrums to release ‘All the Feels’ in September, share new single

After releasing three singles into the hands of excited fans earlier this year, Fitz and the Tantrums are finally confirming the release of their new studio album. On Friday (June 28), the California-founded act announced their fourth studio effort will see a release time frame of the fall.

Titled All the Feels, the record is due out Sept. 20 through Elekta Records.

Pre-orders for All the Feels are currently available on the band’s website. The pre-order options include special album bundles as well as exclusive new merchandise at the band’s newly re-launched webstore.

“So many highs and lows this last year but we’ll make it through together. We are so excited to finally share what we’ve been working so hard on. ‘ALL THE FEELS’ has all the emotions. We hope you love it as much as we do,” frontman Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick said in a press statement.

To coincide with the new album announcement, Fitz and the Tantrums have released the album’s title track “All the Feels.” Watch the music video for the new track above.

“All the Feels” will join previously released tracks “I Need Help!,” “Don’t Ever Let Em,” and current radio hit “123456″ on the forthcoming release.

All the Feels is the long-awaited follow-up to 2016’s Fitz and the Tantrums.

In support of the new album, Fitz and the Tantrums are currently on the road with Young the Giant on their massive co-headlining summer tour.

COIN and Alice Merton will open for the bands during the excursion. COIN will play the role of supporting act during the June and July shows while Alice Merton will play the role of supporting act during the August shows

Tonight, the groups will take over Express Live! in Columbus, Ohio. The full list of tour dates can be found here while the complete tracklisting for All the Feels can be found below.

ALL THE FEELS TRACKLISTING:

1. “All the Feels”
2. “123456”
3. “I Just Wanna Shine”
4. “Ain’t Nobody But Me”
5. “I Need Help!”
6. “Don’t Ever Let Em”
7. “Basement”
8. “Ready or Not”
9. “OCD”
10. “SuperMagik”
11. “Belladonna”*
12. “Stop”
13. “Dark Days”
14. “Hands Up”
15. “Kiss the Sky”*
16. “Maybe Yes”
17. “Livin’ for the Weekend”*

*appears on digital release only

Fitz and the Tantrums ‘Need Help!’ in new song

Another day. Another new Fitz and the Tantrums single. On Friday (May 3), the California-founded act returned with the music video for their new jam “I Need Help!” The barely-three-and-a-half-minute song was given the black-and-white treatment which seems to focus on the people in it rather than everything around them. The band members and the large array of diverse people are situated on a bare soundstage giving the feeling of isolation with plays into the theme of the new song at least according to frontman Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick.

“This world teaches us to try to do it all on our own and not rely on anybody else. Life is hard and sometimes you just gotta ask for a little help,” he explains in a press statement.

Watch the music video for “I Need Help!” above. The track is currently available for purchase here.

“I Need Help!” joins previously released tracks “Don’t Ever Let Em” and “123456” on the band’s much-anticipated fourth studio album. Though the album has yet to be given a formal name or a release date, fans can assume it will see a spring/summer 2019 release date; just in time for their upcoming tour. The still-unnamed record is the follow-up to 2016’s self-titled.

In support of the yet-to-be-titled record, Fitz and the Tantrums previously announced plans to embark on an extensive summer tour with Young the Giant. The cross-country trek begins on June 12 at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado and concludes two months later on Aug. 16 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center in Las Vegas.

COIN and Alice Merton will open for the bands during the excursion. COIN will play the role of supporting act during the June and July shows while Alice Merton will take over during the August shows.

The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Fitz and the Tantrums are the life of the party in ‘Don’t Ever Let Em’

Fitz and the Tantrums have returned with the latest single off their new studio album. On Wednesday (April 17), the Los Angeles-founded band unleashed the music video for their new tune, “Don’t Ever Let Em.”

The barely three-minute clip finds vocalists Michael Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs in a house littered with evidence of a successful party. Balloons, streamers, used plastic cups, and partygoers scatter the place while Fitzpatrick and Scaggs lounge about the house, singing the song. As night begins to fall around them, the party comes back to life.

Watch the music video for “Don’t Ever Let Em” above. The track is currently available for purchase here.

“Don’t Ever Let Em” joins previously released track “123456” on the band’s much-anticipated fourth studio album. Though the album has yet to be given a formal name or a release date, fans can assume it will see a spring/summer 2019 release date; just in time for their upcoming tour.

In support of the yet-to-be-titled record, Fitz and the Tantrums previously announced plans to embark on an extensive summer tour with Young the Giant. The cross-country trek begins on June 12 at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado and concludes two months later on Aug. 16 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center in Las Vegas.

COIN and Alice Merton will open for the bands during the excursion. COIN will play the role of supporting act during the June and July shows while Alice Merton will take over during the August shows.

The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Twenty One Pilots, Ariana Grande, the Strokes lead Lollapalooza 2019 lineup

Twenty One Pilots, Ariana Grande, and the Strokes are just some of the big-name acts heading to Illinois this summer for Lollapalooza 2019. On Wednesday (March 20), festival organizers unveiled their genre-diverse and lengthy lineup for this year’s festivities.

Joining Twenty One Pilots, Ariana Grande, and the Strokes on this year’s roster are: Childish Gambino, Janelle Monáe, Tame Impala, Kacey Musgraves, Lil’ Wayne, 21 Savage, Tenacious D, Death Cab For Cutie, Gary Clark Jr., The Chainsmokers, Fitz and the Tantrums, Bring Me the Horizon, Bishop Briggs, AJR, Chevelle, Hayley Kiyoko, The Revivalists, Meek Mill, Rüfüs Du Sol, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Flume, J. Balvin, Hozier, and many more.

According to Billboard, a total of 170 acts will perform on one of eight stages during the weekend-long event.

Four-day general admission and VIP passes for Lollapalooza are currently available on the music festival’s website. Like many major music festivals, Lollapalooza will be offering layaway options for those who may be a little strapped for cash at the moment but still want to experience the insanity.

Single-day passes are currently not available, but according to Lollapalooza’s website, they are “coming soon.”

Lollapalooza will return to its longtime home of Grant Park in Chicago. The four-day event will take place during the weekend of Aug. 1 – 4.

Last year’s Lollapalooza included performances by Vampire Weekend the Arctic Monkeys, Jack White, Travis Scott, and more. For now, the full lineup can be found below.

Lollapalooza-2019-Lineup

Watch: Fitz and the Tantrums get dancey in ‘123456’ music video

Spring has barely started, and it already looks like Fitz and the Tantrums are giving us a new song to blast during those dog days of summer. On Wednesday (March 20), the California-founded band released their first new song in almost three years. Titled “123456,” the latest track finds the group sticking to what they do best; catchy, carefree tunes that make you want to get up, dance, and forget about everything around you.

Unlike many of their other songs that just scream “party time,” this new track is a lot deeper in context than its catchy beats and dance-centric music video.

“‘123456’ has a fun and carefree vibe, but it’s actually quite an emotional song personally,” explains Fitz and the Tantrums frontman Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick.

“Before writing the song, I was questioning my talent, fighting off insecurities, and trying to find a way to keep going.  The music to ‘123456’ literally pulled me out of a funk and hyped me up. And so the lyric goes: ‘hyped up ready to go, I got my eyes on the prize, I’m sick of feeling the lows I wanna roll with the highs.’ It was the turning point of the record for me, capturing the moment when optimism, hope, and confidence were found after a dark period as an artist trying to write for this album.”

Watch the music video for “123456” above.

“123456” is the first single off the band’s much-anticipated fourth studio album. Though the album has yet to be given a name or a release date, fans can assume that it will see a spring/summer 2019 release date.

In support of the yet-to-be-titled record, Fitz and the Tantrums previously announced plans to embark on a massive summer tour with Young the Giant. The cross-country trek begins on June 12 at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado and concludes two months later on Aug. 16 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center in Las Vegas.

COIN and Alice Merton will open for the bands during the excursion. COIN will play the role of supporting act during the June and July shows while Alice Merton will play the role of supporting act during the August shows.

The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Young the Giant, Fitz and the Tantrums announce massive co-headlining summertime tour

If you thought your list of summertime concerts was already jam-packed with a slew of tours, Young the Giant and Fitz and the Tantrums have just added another one to that list. On Tuesday (Feb. 19), the two acts formally announced plans to embark on a massive summertime excursion after a few days of teasing.

The co-headlining trek will find the two bands performing at venues across North America throughout June, July, and August. The 34-stop jaunt will include shows in Cincinnati, New York, Boston, Houston, Atlanta, Miami, Charlotte, Seattle, San Diego, and more.

The forthcoming excursion begins on June 12 at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado and concludes two months later on Aug. 16 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center in Las Vegas.

“We’re looking forward to returning to some of these iconic venues and bringing our show outdoors again this summer,” says Young the Giant frontman Sameer Gadhia in a press statement.

He continues: “Our single ‘Superposition’ is about two forces becoming one. It’s a song with a message that’s defied odds and garnered an overwhelming reaction. It’s perfectly fitting, then, that our co-headline concept this summer is about combining two properties. We are excited to see you out there!”

Fitz and the Tantrum frontman Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick adds: “We couldn’t be more excited to take over the summer with our friends Young the Giant on this co-headline tour! This is going to be a big year for Fitz and the Tantrums. We’ve got a lot of exciting news to come that we can’t wait to share with our fans.”

COIN and Alice Merton will open for the bands during the excursion. COIN will play the role of supporting act during the June and July shows while Alice Merton will play the role of supporting act during the August shows.

Pre-sales begin on Wednesday, Feb. 20, while general ticket sales begin this Friday, Feb. 22.

The upcoming summer tour will be in support of both bands’ new set of tunes.

Young the Giant released their latest studio album Mirror Master in October. Earlier this week, the record’s lead single “Superposition” reached the number one spot on the alternative radio chart.

As for Fitz and the Tantrums, the band recently returned to the recording studio to begin working on the follow-up to 2016’s Fitz and the Tantrums.

The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found below.

YTG Fitz Tour

 

Blink-182, Coheed and Cambria, Jack White to headline Bunbury Music Festival 2018

Blink-182, Coheed and Cambria, and Jack White are just some of the bands who make their way to Ohio in early June for this year’s Bunbury Music Festival. On Friday (Jan. 26), the Cincinnati-based music festival unveiled its lengthy and rock band-centric lineup for the 2018 incarnation of the annual event.

Blink-182 spent most of last year on the road touring behind 2016’s release, California, as well as dropping music videos for as many of the record’s tracks as possible. Much like blink, Coheed and Cambria hit the road in the spring of 2017 where they performed their third studio album, Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV: From Fear Through The Eyes of Madness, in its entirety at every show.

As for Jack White, Bunbury is another music festival that the musician will perform at during the summer months. Earlier this month, the former White Stripes frontman confirmed not only the release of his third studio album (Boarding House Reach), but also a lengthy tour which includes all his previously announced music festival appearances.

Joining blink-182, Coheed and Cambria, and White on the bill for the music festival’s seventh year will be Incubus, Royal Blood, Foster the People, Third Eye Blind, Dropkick Murphys, Young the Giant, The Front Bottoms, Peter Bjorn and John, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Fitz and the Tantrums, Misterwives, LANY, and many more.

“We are very excited about the lineup we’ve put together for 2018,” says PromoWest Productions’ Scott Stienecker in a press release. “The caliber, strength and depth of this year’s festival is attributed, in large part, to the city of Cincinnati and its continued support to make this one of the premier boutique musical festivals in the country.”

Tickets for the three-day music festival are currently available with three different ticket options to pick from. For more information, head on over to Bunbury’s website here.

Bunbury Music Festival 2018 is set to take place during the weekend of June 1-3 at the music festival’s usual location along the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati. As with previous years, the festival will encompass the entire area throughout Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove.

For now, the complete lineup for the 2018 incarnation of Bunbury Music Festival can be seen below.

Listen: Fitz and the Tantrums drop new summer jam

Just in time for the summer Fitz and the Tantrums has returned with a brand new song. On Friday (June 23), the Los Angeles-based band surprised fans when they premiered a brand new song titled “Fool.” In addition to the new song, the group has also released its accompanying music video. The over-three-minute clip begins with a young man in his house lip-syncing to the song. As the camera shifts, we see him soon accompanied by his mother.

The viewer watches as his mother does a lot for him including making his breakfast, exercising with him, fawning over him as he plays with a samurai sword, scrubbing his back as he bathes, and then getting upset when he starts to show interest in the girl next door (Fitz and the Tantrums vocalist Noelle Scaggs). Halfway through the clip, mother leaves for the day leaving her poor son alone. Little does she know that instead of waiting for her to return, he’s out living his life with his homies which features the rest of Fitz and the Tantrums. Watch the music video for “Fool” above.

Fool” is currently available on all streaming services. “Fool” will be featured on the upcoming deluxe edition of Fitz and the Tantrums’ 2016 self-titled. Fitz and the Tantrums: Deluxe Edition is set to be released on July 28 and will feature a handful of bonus tracks including previously unreleased live recordings as well as an exclusive remix of “Fool.” In support of the deluxe edition’s release, Fitz and the Tantrums will hit the stage the same day the record is released to perform on the “TODAY” show’s  summer “Citi Concert Series.”

In addition to that, Fitz and the Tantrums’ summer will be spent on the road including headlining dates, festival appearances, and a spot supporting OneRepublic during the 2017 Honda Civic Tour. The group’s touring schedule will kick off this Sunday, June 25, at the Arroyo Seco Weekend in Pasadena, California. After that, they will embark on the Honda Civic Tour which will begin on July 7 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri and wrap up over two months later on Sept. 12 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, Texas. The complete list of tour dates can be seen below.

HONDA CIVIC TOUR 2017 DATES:

July 7 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
July 8 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 10 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheatre
July 11 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
July 13 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
July 14 – Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival
July 15 – Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival
July 18 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
July 19 – Clarkstown, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 21 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
July 22 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
July 23 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre
July 25 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 26 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
July 28 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 29 – Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach Theater
August 1 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 2 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
August 4 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
August 5 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
August 6 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
August 9 – Quebec, QC @ Videotron Centre
August 11 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
August 12 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
August 15 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
August 17 – Saskatoon, SK @ SaskTel Centre
August 18 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
August 19 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
August 21 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
August 22 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
August 23 – Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
August 25 – Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheatre
August 26 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 27 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
August 29 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
August 31 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
September 1 – Chula Vista, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
September 2 – Anaheim, CA @ HONDA Center
September 6 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
September 9 – Englewood, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
September 11 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
September 12 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

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

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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.

FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS TOUR DATES:

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.