Fitz And The Tantrums Announce Album & Tour, New Single "HandClap" Available Now

Fitz And The Tantrums Announce Album & Tour, New Single "HandClap" Available Now






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, toppingBillboard’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).


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




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





16 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – 35th Annual Buzzfest

30 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Sunfest


21 – Boston, MA @ DCH Hatch Shell – WBOS EarthFest


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


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



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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