Fitz & The Tantrums at Marymoor Park August 20

Photo by Joseph Cultice.

Fitz & The Tantrums Get Right Back Summer Tour comes to Seattle

Summer is getting outside and enjoying our one-of-a-kind Seattle weather as often as possible. Outdoor music festivals, BBQs, bonfires, and camping and hiking are just a few of our quintessential summer pastimes. This year has gotten off to a slow start, but the 70 to 80 degree weather the past couple of weeks is hands down better than the 90+ degree weather last year. Come celebrate the last month of summer with a concert on the lawn in King County’s largest, oldest, and most popular park! Fitz & The Tantrums are playing a show in Seattle (more specifically, Redmond) on Saturday, August 20th and amazingly, there are still some tickets left!

Photo by Joseph Cultice.
Photo by Joseph Cultice.

 

Fitz and The Tantrums are an American indie pop and neo soul band from Los Angeles, formed in 2008. The first song that got me hooked on their catchy beats was Out Of My League. Their songs are authentic, relatable, and they continue to release creative, ever-evolving music.

Their latest single, “HandClap”, garnered over a million streams on Spotify on its first week out. “It 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.” “I was searching for something that felt visceral and edgy,” Fitz says. “As soon as that moment happened, I was relieved. It felt like the compass — that theme of letting go and losing control — had been set. And it found its way into the rest of the album.”

 

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.

Fitz and The Tantrums are: Fitz (vocals), Noelle Scaggs (vocals/tambourine), James King (saxophone), Jeremy Ruzumna (keyboards), John Wicks (drums) and Joseph Karnes (bass).

The show is Sunday, August 20th at 6:45 pm. Doors at 6:00 pm. Get your tickets before they sell out!

Fitz & The Tantrums       |        Marymoor Park, Redmond       |          August 20, 2016