Fitz and The Tantrums plot return to Boston

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After rocking Hampton Beach this past weekend, Fitz and The Tantrums have announced plans for a return visit to New England this fall. The indie soul rockers will hit Massachusetts for a night at Boston’s House of Blues on Saturday, November 15. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers Big Data, will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation for $29.50 and $45.

The upcoming tour continues Fitz and the Tantrums support of their sophomore album, More Than Just A Dream. The follow-up to 2010’s Pickin’ Up the Pieces was released in May of 2013. Produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Phoenix), the album was recorded at The Sound Factory in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles. It has been powered by hit singles “Out of My League” and “The Walker” (streaming below).

“There were a lot of chances taken, and a lot of sleepless nights wondering if we had made the right decisions,” said frontman Michael Fitzpatrick in a recent interview with Billboard. “We really wanted to broaden the vocabulary of the band and really try and make a truly cross-genre record that you couldn’t just use one label to define. So all the success that the record’s had is a real vindication and affirmation of those choices to the point where people that were concerned have come to me and said, ‘You know, I wasn’t sure about the choices you were making, but I’ve got to say you knocked it out of the park and we couldn’t have expected all that’s happened for you guys.’ So it’s been really great.”

In a recent interview with C-Ville, keyboardist Jeremy Ruzumna previewed what fans can expect at the band’s live performances. “We are not going to let you sit down,” he said. “Bring a second pair of underwear because you will be sweating your ass off. Every show we do is going to be the highest energy we can give. We leave nothing behind.”

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