introducing: fitz and the tantrums
  • FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011

  • Posted by: David Pitz

It started as a humble endeavor. Michael Fitzpatrick, the lanky leader of LA outfit Fitz and the Tantrums, purchased an old church organ from a neighbor and immediately set out on his lonesome to craft some sort of soulful ode to the bygone days when Motown and Stax Records ruled the radio dial. Fitzpatrick would later turn to friend/collaborator James King for a little bit of help, and eventually a fire-breathing, seven piece rhythm and blues section for a whole lot more.

Fast forward a couple years...the radio dial might be dead, but the electrifying throwback Fitz and the Tantrums have bottled up is still very much in demand. Amazingly, the band has shot from the living room to the main stage in only a couple years, sharing bills with the likes of Maroon 5 and Sharon Jones, lumping them at the head of a soul revival that, up until recently, seemed to be powered by the sole efforts of the Daptone label. Add Fitz and their label partners at Dangerbird to the movement. The LA record company released both the band's short, introductory set Songs For A Break Up: Volume 1, as well as their debut Pickin' Up The Pieces last summer.

Since then, the band's been winning their audience on the road, rolling 'round the country with a show that's lead one source to proclaim, "Fitz and Tantrums are not just a band, they're an explosion!". Get hip to the firestorm for yourself. Check out a couple videos below, and don't miss your chance to go ka-pow! as Fitz and The Tantrums do their thing in a city near you.

Fitz and The Tantrums - "Money Grabber"

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Fitz and The Tantrums - "Winds of Change"

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Fitz and the Tantrums on Tour:
March 29, 2011 - San Diego, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
April 1, 2011 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
April 2, 2011 - Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar
April 9, 2011 - Columbus, OH @ LC Pavillion
April 10, 2011 - Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century Theatre
April 11, 2011 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
April 12, 2011 - Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
April 14, 2011 - Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
April 17, 2011 - Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
April 18, 2011 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
April 19, 2011 - Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
April 20, 2011 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
April 22, 2011 - Santa Fe, NM @ Sante Fe Brewing Company
April 23, 2011 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
May 10, 2011 - London, UK @ Borderline
May 24, 2011 - San Jose, CA @ The Blank Club
May 25, 2011 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
May 26, 2011 - Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
May 28, 2011 - Portland, OR @ Portland Rose Festival
May 29, 2011 - George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival
May 30, 2011 - Vancouver, BC @ Venue
June 1, 2011 - Boise, ID @ The Grove Plaza
June 3, 2011 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
June 4, 2011 - Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
June 5, 2011 - Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen

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Fitz and The Tantrums on Myspace
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