Fitz & The Tantrums brings its brand of indie pop to Egyptian Room at Old National Centre in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014, at 8:00pm. Opening act will be electronic music artist Big Data.
Brimming with imagination, energy, and genre-smashing scope, Fitz & The Tantrums defied the odds to become an indisputable phenomenon, a chart-topping, show-stopping modern pop combo unlike any other. Now, with their spectacular Elektra Records debut, More Than Just A Dream (released May 7th, 2013), the Los Angeles-based sextet have ramped up the timeless songcraft and soul sonic force that made them a worldwide sensation to fashion a kaleidoscopic milestone that delivers on the promise of their 2010 breakthrough, Pickin’ Up The Pieces [listen to the smash hit, MoneyGrabber by Fitz & The Tantrums from Pickin’ Up The Pieces on SoundCloud here]. Songs like the impossibly catchy first single, Out Of My League are positively brazen with verve and vivacity, demonstrating all the drama and passion of the band’s famed live shows. From the charged back-and-forth between co-lead vocalists Fitz and Noelle Scaggs to the incontrovertible power of The Tantrums in full flight, More Than Just A Dream is the sound of a great band taking it right to the edge. [view the video for Fools Gold by Fitz & The Tantrums on YouTube here, view the video for The Walker by Fitz & The Tantrums on YouTube here, and view the video for Out Of My League by Fitz & The Tantrums on YouTube here].
“The only rule in making this record was that there were no rules,” says Fitz. “Nobody was allowed to say, ‘We can’t do that.’ We didn’t limit ourselves.”
A longtime studio engineer and aspiring musician, Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick founded Fitz & The Tantrums in 2008, driven simply by “a need to be creative and not lose my mind over a breakup.” He convened an “amazing set of people” – including Noelle, James King (saxophone, flute), Jeremy Ruzumna (keyboards), Joseph Karnes (bass) and John Wicks (drums, percussion) – and quickly recorded the band’s debut EP, Songs From A Breakup, Vol. 1, in his Silverlake home studio. Fitz felt so strongly about the band that he put it all on the line, investing his life savings in the project. Belt buckles were pulled as tight as the band itself, which spent the next year captivating audiences with their outrageously entertaining live set.
“We busted our butts,” he says. “We just kept building a name for ourselves, getting our music out there in a really old school way – playing as many shows as we could, winning over five, ten, fifty people at a time.”
From the studio to the stage, Fitz & The Tantrums give everything they have to anything they do, leaving it all on the floor night in and night out. With its artistic audaciousness and pure pop punch, More Than Just A Dream fully confirms Fitz & The Tantrums are here to stay. [from Fitz & The Tantrums biography]
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Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS
with special guest
Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
502 North New Jersey Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204