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.

Watch Young the Giant outrun a rainy cloud in ‘Heat of the Summer’

If you’re currently in the middle of putting together your rocking Fourth of July playlist, may we suggest Young the Giant’s latest track? On Wednesday (July 3), the California-founded act released the music video for their latest single, “Heat of the Summer.”

The three-and-a-half-minute clip begins on a beach with the camera panning across the sand when it rests upon frontman Sameer Gadhia who has a permanent rain cloud hanging over his head (think Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh).

Throughout the video, we watch as Gadhia tries to find some kind of happiness through small interactions with other people who happen to be his fellow bandmates. We watch as he tries to put on some sunscreen (it ends up being a blob of white), smokes a joint (but things don’t go as planned), enjoys a tiki drink (can’t sign the receipt correctly), and attempts to eat an ice cream cone (it melts).

When he finally thinks he’s about to escape his rainy cloud, it just follows him before it consumes him. When Gadhia becomes one with the cloud, it seems to take him into another world, and all his previous troubles disappear.

Watch the music video for “Heat of the Summer” above.

“Heat of the Summer” joins previously released singles “Simplify,” “Call Me Back,” and “Superposition” on the group’s recently released record Mirror Master. The album, the band’s fourth studio effort, was released in October 2018. In a funny twist, the album peaked at the number 69 spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

In support of Mirror Master, the band is currently on the road with labelmates Fitz and the Tantrums. Their co-headlining tour kicked off last month and included a sold-out show at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. At the time of publication, the tour’s stop at the Edgefield Amphitheater in Troutdale, Oregon was also categorized as sold out.

COIN and Alice Merton were confirmed as the two bands’ opening acts. COIN will play the role of supporting band during the July shows while Alice Merton will take over during the August shows.

Tonight, the musicians can be found at the Stir Concert Cove in Council Bluffs, Iowa. 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.


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

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


Young the Giant extend ‘Mirror Master’ tour into 2019

Young the Giant fans rejoice! The band just extended their current tour into the spring of 2019. On Monday (Oct. 22), the California-founded band formally announced an additional 28 stops for their current North American Mirror Master tour. The second leg of the excursion will begin on Jan. 29 at the Flynn Theatre in Burlington, Vermont and conclude a month an a half later on March 9 at the McDonald Theater in Eugene, Oregon.

Sure, Sure will open for Young the Giant throughout the second leg of the tour. Pre-sale tickets for the newly added shows are currently available. General tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. local time.

The newly added dates are in support of Young the Giant’s recently released record, Mirror Master. The record was released earlier this month through Elektra Records. The record, the band’s fourth studio album, recently peaked at the No. 69 spot on Billboard‘s 200 chart.

According to a press release provided by the five-piece, the album focuses on personal self-awareness and growth.

“Within one single day, we’re all so many different people. Especially with the use of social media, we’re not just living in the now — we’re living on several different timelines simultaneously,” vocalist Sameer Gadhia explained in the press statement.

“A lot of the album came from thinking about how we have all these separations within ourselves that allow us to go about our day. We don’t have to be a certain thing; we can contradict ourselves and show all these different sides of who we are.”

Mirror Master is the follow-up to the group’s 2016 release, Home of the Strange.

For now, the complete tour itinerary for the second leg of the North American Mirror Master tour can be seen below.


Jan. 29 — Burlington, VT – Flynn Theatre +
Jan.30 — Albany, NY – Palace Theatre +
Jan. 31 — Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena +
Feb. 2 — Norfolk, VA – The NorVa +
Feb. 4 — North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center +
Feb. 6 — Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre +
Feb. 7 — Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre +
Feb. 8 — Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre +
Feb. 9 — Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel +
Feb. 12 — Chattanooga, TN – The Signal +
Feb. 14 — Oxford, MS – The Lyric Oxford +
Feb. 15 — Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom +
Feb. 16 — Des Moines, IA – Hoyt Sherman Place +
Feb. 17 — Columbia, MO – The Blue Note +
Feb. 19 — Urbana, IL – Canopy Club +
Feb. 20 — Urbana, IL – Canopy Club +
Feb. 21 — West Lafayette, IN – Purdue University, Elliot Hall of Music +
Feb. 23 — Madison, WI – The Sylvee +
Feb. 24 — St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre +
Feb. 26 — Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre +
Feb. 27 — Saskatoon, SK – Coors Event Centre +
March 1 — Edmonton, Alberta – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium +
March 2 — Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall +
March 4 — Vancouver, BC – Orpheum +
March 6 — Missoula, MT – The Wilma +
March 7 — Boise, ID – Knitting Factory +
March 8 — Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory +
March 9 — Eugene, OR – McDonald Theater +

+ Sure Sure as support

Panic! at the Disco, lovelytheband, Young the Giant to headline 2018 Sharkwrecked at the Riptide Music Festival

It’s been several years since 104.3 The Shark invaded the air waves of South Florida and by the looks of how many artists have made their way down south, they are definitely staying true to their goal of bringing in the biggest rock musicians to one of the most forgotten parts of the country. After spending much of the week dropping hints on their social media accounts in the form of stitching art, South Florida’s only rock radio station announced their much-anticipated lineup for the 2018 incarnation of their annual Sharkwrecked at the Riptide Music Festival.

On Friday (Sept. 7), during their morning show “The Big Mistake,” hosts Ashley O. and Spanish unveiled the complete list of artists who will descend on South Florida during the first week of December for the festival. Day one will primarily feature artists who are currently finding homes on the rock and alternative radio charts.

Headlining the first day of the event will Panic! at the Disco, who earlier this summer unleashed not only their sixth studio Pray for the Wicked by also hit the touring circuit for a massive North American tour. Also taking the stage during the first night of the two-day event will be Sublime with Rome, Young the Giant, Blue October, Cold War Kids, lovelytheband, and Shipwrecked alums the Dirty Heads and Robert DeLong.

While day one’s lineup primarily focuses on artists who are currently appealing to the general masses, day two will feature a more throwback-centric lineup with acts like 311, LIVE, Third Eye Blind, Collective Soul, Sugar Ray, Everclear, and newly added Matt and Kim.

Pre-sale tickets for members of the station’s Chum Club will go on sale beginning next Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m. local time and conclude on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 10 p.m. local time. After that, general ticket sales will begin.

Earlier in the month, the radio station revealed that the one-day event geared towards the younger rock fans had expanded to two days.

Sharkwrecked at the Riptide Music Festival will return to its home of Fort Lauderdale Beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida during the weekend of Dec. 1-2.

The official poster for the event can be seen below.

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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.

Fashion Meets Music Festival Announce 2015 Daily Schedules

Ohio’s Fashion Meets Music Festival is slated to kick off its second year in early September, and with less than a month before the world of music and fashion combine to put on a heck of a show, festival organizers have unveiled the daily schedules for the two day festival.

The official list of artists for this year’s event was released back in March and included a mix of acts from different genres to give everyone a little bit of something to look forward to. Young the Giant, Ludacris, AWOLNATION, Taking Back Sunday, O.A.R, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, St. Vincent, and many more will hit one of the four stages at the festival.

The complete daily line-up for the festival can be seen below, so make sure to plan accordingly so you can see everyone that you want.





The Fashion Meets Music Festival is slated to take place during Labor Day weekend (Sept.5-6) at Columbus’ Arena District. Tickets for the festival are still on sale, but unlike last year, all the events are ticketed; last year there was a mix of ticketed and non-ticketed events which probably led to major headaches.

Lollapalooza Release Webcast Schedule


Lollapalooza is set to be taking place this upcoming weekend at Chicago’s Grant Park and now festival organizers have revealed the artists that will participated during the live webcast of the festival. 

For those not fortunate enough to score tickets to the annual event, live webcasts will take place during the weekend on Redbull. TV. 

The list of artists include: OutKast, the Arctic Monkeys, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Airbourne Toxic Event, Kings of Leon, Interpol, Cut Copy, Jenny Lewis, Childish Gambino, Cage the Elephant, Young the Giant and many more. 

Keep in mind , that some of the performances may coincide with each other, so you might want to start planning accordingly to make the most of your “lost” Lollapalooza weekend. 

Friday, August 1st:
02:00 – Into It. Over It. (3)
02:15 – Wrestlers (1)
02:15 – Courtney Barnett (2)
03:00 – Bombay Bicycle Club (1)
03:00 – J. Roddy Waltson & The Business (2)
03:00 – Brillz (3)
04:00 – Jagwar Ma (2)
04:00 – Perry/Etty vs. Joachim Garraud (3)
05:00 – Interpol (1)
05:00 – Portugal. the Man (2)
05:00 – Blood Orange (3)
06:00 – CHVRCHES (1)
06:00 – Above & Beyond (2)
06:00 – Rudimental (2)
07:00 – Lorde (1)
07:00 – Broken Bells (3)
07:15 – The Glitch Mob (2)
08:00 – Lykke Li (3)
08:30 – Arctic Monkeys (1)
08:30 – Zedd (2)
09:00 – Phantogram (3)

Saturday, August 2nd:
02:15 – Wildcat! Wildcat! (1)
03:00 – Meg Myers (2)
03:00 – Kate Nash (1)
03:15 – Duke Dumont (3)
03:45 – The Temper Trap (2)
04:00 – Vance Joy (1)
04:45 – Grouplove (2)
05:00 – Fitz & The Tantrums (1)
05:15 – Smallpools (3)
05:45 – Manchester Orchestra (2)
06:00 – Gramatik (3)
07:00 – Foster the People (1)
07:00 – Martin Garrix (3)
08:00 – Jenny Lewis (2)
08:00 – The Head and the Heart (3)
08:15 – OutKast (1)
08:45 – Krewella (3)
09:00 – Cut Copy (2)

Sunday, August 3rd:
02:05 – Shy Girls (1)
02:05 – Bear Hands (2)
02:15 – Lindsey Lowend (3)
02:35 – Gemini Club (1)
02:45 – White Denim (2)
03:00 – GTA (3)
03:15 – Bleachers (1)
03:30 – Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (2)
04:00 – Cage the Elephant (1)
04:00 – RAC (3)
04:30 – London Grammar (2)
05:00 – Chromeo (1)
05:00 – Glen Hansard (3)
05:30 – The 1975 (2)
06:00 – The Avett Brothers (1)
06:00 – The Airborne Toxic Event (3)
06:15 – Flosstradamus (2)
07:15 – Childish Gambino (1)
07:15 – Young the Giant (2)
07:45 – Flume (3)
08:30 – Kings of Leon (1)
08:30 – Skrillex (2)
08:45 – Chance the Rapper (3)

Invite some friends over or something as you watch all three channels (hence the 1, 2, 3 next to the artists) simultaneously. 

Lollapalooza begins this Friday, August 1 and wraps up on Sunday, August 3. Nice way to start saying good-bye to Summer 2014.

Bunbury Music Festival Reveal Line-Up


You can tell Summer will soon be here when all the music festivals begin to reveal their line-ups. The Bunbury Music Festival is the latest of these events to reveal who will be on their third annual bill.  Fall Out Boy, Paramore, The Flaming Lips, Fitz And The Tantrums, Young The Giant, New Politics and many more have been confirmed to take the stage. 

Fall Out Boy, Paramore and New Politics will be taking a break from their “MONUMENTOUR” Tour to take the stage at this Cincinnati-based festival due to take place from July 11 through July 13. Tickets for the festival are currently available at Bunbury’s website, but keep in mind that additional headliners will be announced at a future date.

The current line-up can be seen below on the official flyer.