FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED STUDIO ALBUM ON JUNE 10 VIA ELEKTRA RECORDS

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FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED STUDIO ALBUM ON JUNE 10 VIA ELEKTRA RECORDS
ALBUM PRE-ORDER LAUNCHES TODAY
LEAD SINGLE “HANDCLAP” PREMIERES TODAY – STREAM HERE
NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR ANNOUNCED
 
LOS ANGELES, CA – March 25, 2016 – Elektra Records will release the new studio album from Fitz and The Tantrums on June 10. The self-titled album is the follow-up to 2013’s More Than Just a Dream. The album pre-order launched today HERE. Fans who pre-order Fitz and The Tantrums will instantly receive the infectiously electrifying first single, “HandClap.” Deluxe bundles, which include a choice of the album in digital, CD or white vinyl formats paired with an exclusive t-shirt and/or slip mat, can be pre-ordered from Fitz and The Tantrums’ online store. “HandClap” premiered today and can be streamed HERE. The visualizer for the song can be seen HERE.
 
“HandClap is a primal tale of love and lust, a call to arms in the late hours of the night,” says lead vocalist Fitz. “It’s the X-rated version of ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ happening on a dance floor.”
Fitz and The Tantrums will celebrate the album’s release with a North American headline tour that kicks off on June 14 at The National in Richmond, VA and includes a June 21 show at New York City’s Terminal 5. Fans who pre-order the album from Fitz and The Tantrums’ online store will automatically receive a code enabling them to purchase tour tickets on Tuesday, March 29 – before the artist pre-sale and public on sale. The artist pre-sale for tickets begins HERE on Wednesday, March 30, at 10 AM local time. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 1, at 10 AM local time.
The Washington Post called Fitz and The Tantrums’ live show “captivatingly crazy” and Rolling Stone praised the band for its “irrepressible energy: hopped-up rhythms, shout-it-out choruses, and hooted background vocals” in a review of More Than Just a Dream. The New York Times noted, “Their debut effort, ‘Pickin’ Up the Pieces’ (Dangerbird), and follow-up, ‘More Than Just a Dream’ (Elektra), burst with danceable hooks.” The Los Angeles Times said, “Fitz…understands what makes a good song…And co-vocalist Noelle Scaggs’ charisma overflows.”
More Than Just a Dream, which has racked up over 76 million album streams to date, contained the RIAA Gold-certified singles “The Walker” (which was tapped for the 2014 OSCAR ad campaign featuring Ellen DeGeneres and a cast of dancers) and “Out Of My League.” Both songs were multi-format hits, topping Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart at #1 and placing in the Top 5 at Triple A radio and in the Top 15 at Hot AC.
Fitz and The Tantrums’ natural exuberance permeates their new self-titled album, which celebrates walking to the beat of your own drum. Lead singer, Michael Fitzpatrick, says of new record, “We’ve always tried to push ourselves at every turn. For our third album, we continued to challenge ourselves, taking care not to write the same record again.” “Turn It Up,” Fitz exhorts at the top of album opener and first single “HandClap.” The horn-and-beats fueled track captures the exhilarating sense of promise – and danger – that a night out and a new romance hold. The staccato “Complicated” paints a relationship that’s packed with both chemistry and conflict and bursts into an unexpected cheer. Echo and otherworldly keyboards make “Tricky” an intoxicating dance-floor anthem and a warning to any future lover, while “A Place For Us,” the album closer, encapsulates the band’s belief that there is a place in the world for each of us to belong, regardless of our differences.
“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,” explains Fitz.
Fitz and The Tantrums was recorded in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles. Jesse Shatkin (Sia, Matt & Kim) produced eight of the album’s eleven tracks. Fitz produced “Fadeback” while Joel Little (Lorde) produced “Do What You Want” and Ricky Reed (Jessie J) helmed “HandClap.”
Fitz and The Tantrums are: Fitz (vocals), Noelle Scaggs (vocals/tambourine), James King (saxophone), Jeremy Ruzumna (keyboards), John Wicks (drums) and Joseph Karnes (bass).
LINKS
Pre-order album HERE
Pre-order exclusive album bundles and receive early access to tour tickets HERE
Stream “HandClap” HERE
Watch “HandClap” visualizer HERE
Purchase tour tickets HERE
 
FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS – TRACKLISTING
 
1. HandClap
2. Complicated
3. Burn It Down
4. Roll Up
5. Tricky
6. Fadeback
7. Run It
8. Get Right Back
9. Do What You Want
10. Walking Target
11. A Place For Us
FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS – UPCOMING TOUR DATES
April
16 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – 35th Annual Buzzfest
30 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Sunfest
May
21 – Boston, MA @ DCH Hatch Shell – WBOS EarthFest
June
3 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl – KJEE Summer Roundup
4 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre – Live 105 BFD 2016
13 – Norfolk, VA @ Constant Convocation Center – 96x Fest
14 – Richmond, VA @ The National
15 – Greensboro, NC @ Cone Denim Arts Center
17 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
18 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
19 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
21 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
23 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
24 – Rochester, NY @ Rochester International Jazz Festival
25 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
28 – Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird Nightclub
29 – Milwaukee, MI @ Summerfest
July
14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
15 – Columbus, OH @ PromoWest Festival
16 – Kansas City, KS @ Sporting Park Stadium – KRBZ’s Annual Beach Buzz Ball
17 – North Birmingham, AL @ Sloss Music & Arts Festival
19 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theater
20 – Little Rock, AR @ Metroplex
22 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s
23 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
24 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s
26 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
27 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
 
August
18 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
19 – Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
20 – Seattle, WA @ Marymoor Park
23 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
24 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
26 – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
27 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
28 – Missoula, MT @ Big Sky Brewery
30 – Boise, ID @ Summerfield

31 – Jackson, WY @ Pink Garter Theatre

  
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