New Fitz and The Tantrums LP to drop in October

Photo: Greg Roth

It has been a little over eighteen months since Fitz and The Tantrums released their first critically acclaimed and catchy LP, “Pickin’ Up The Pieces.” The Rock n’ Soul outfit have announced that their 2nd album on the Dangerbird Records label will be available on Tuesday, October 9th.

The six-piece, LA combo have been hard at work in the studio recording and producing the yet to be named disc. Tony Hoffer who has worked with Phoenix and Depeche Mode is at the production helm.

Fitz and company has been keeping their fans updated on the progress of the new record via their website. Fans can also download a free, five-track EP with live cuts and “past favorites.” The EP, which also features a remix of “Breakin’ the Chains of Love,” is available for a limited time.

The band will be playing several shows and festivals this summer, including performances with Dave Matthews Band, Ben Harper and Blues Traveler. (See schedule below) FATT was up in the Northwest last year to play Sasquatch,  Bumbershoot and two shows at The Showbox at the MarketThey will return to the Northwest this summer to play Capital Hill Block Party main stage on Friday, July 20th at 10:45pm.

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Fitz and the Tantrums – Upcoming Tour Dates
6/5 Birmingham, AL @ WorkPlay Soundstage
6/6 Greenville, SC @ The Handlebar
6/8 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
6/9 Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
6/10 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
6/12 New York, NY @ Jones Beach Amphitheater w/Dave Matthews Band
6/13 New York, NY @ Jones Beach Amphitheater w/Dave Matthews Band
6/14 Buffalo, NY @ Thursday at the Square
6/15 Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
6/30 Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl w/Ben Harper
7/1 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl w/Ben Harper
7/3 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
7/4 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/Blues Traveler
7/5 Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads
7/6 Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
7/7 Minneapolis, MN @ Basilica Block Party
7/20 Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
7/22 Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
8/11 San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music Festival
9/6 Amherstburg, ON @ Fort Maiden Park
9/20 Morristown, NJ @ Mayo Center for the Performing Arts
9/21 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
9/23 Gulf Shores, AL @ Deluna Festival
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