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Fitz and the Tantrums will return to the Electric Factory on November 7

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Retro-soul band Fitz and the Tantrums are returning with their high-energy performance to the Electric Factory Novemebr 27th. The septet, led by songwriter Michael Fitzpatrick, released their second studio album More than Just a Dream last year. Following the album release, they did a studio session with the World Cafe.

“The Walker”, off of More Than Just A Dream, was the background to Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscar trailer. “The Walker” is a tribute to the late Dr Marc Abrams who sped-walked around Los Angeles’ Silver Lake neighborhood in short shorts sans shirt every day, as Fitzpatrick told Billboard in May. Earlier this year, the band released an EP of remixes of the song.

Listen to “The Walker” below. Get more information about the show here.

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Watch Fitz & The Tantrums perform “Out Of My League” on Late Night with Conan O’Brien (playing the Electric Factory 11/1)

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Days before kicking off their co-headlining tour with Capital Cities, neo-soul rockers Fitz & The Tantrums, brought their signature spunk to Conan’s stage Wednesday night. The band delivered an excellent rendition of “Out Of My League”, the lead single from their latest album More than Just a Dream, which was released in May. Michael Fitzpatrick’s vocals are even more impressive live and co-lead singer Noelle Scaggs’s charismatic stage presence is quite a sight to behold. Witness the magic below.

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The Week So Far: 12 must-read stories on The Key (incl. Our Griffins, Made in America Festival, Kate Faust)

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Our Griffins‘ Michael Boyd LP is the focus of this week’s Unlocked series [link]

XPN Morning Show host Michaela Majoun highlights the best Fall arts events with her 30 Days of Philly Arts daily feature [link]

Watch Younger Me‘s warpy summer video for “Swimming Pool” [link]

This year’s 215 Festival is set for Oct. 17-20, with a preview night to be held at Port Richmond Books on Sep. 13 [link]

Christopher Paul Stelling stopped by for a Folkadelphia Session [link]

Get to know Ohio’s The Sidekicks, summer tourmates of Hop Along and masters of punk disguise [link]

Revisit this week’s Key Studio Session with musical chameleon Kate Faust [link]

Fitz and the Tantrums announce new Philly show at the Electric Factory on 11/1 [link]

New England’s Magic Man premiered a new song called “Every Day” off of their upcoming You Are Here EP [link]

Get a full recap of Labor Day Weekend’s Made in America Festival with videos, photos and reviews [link]

Listen to XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week, “The It-Switch” by Johnny Marr [link]

Get a free download of Luray‘s “The Wilder” off of the singer-songwriter’s debut LP [link]

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Just Announced: Fitz and the Tantrums and Capital Cities playing the Electric Factory 11/1

FitzandtheTantrumsOn the heels of a lively Made In America set Sunday, pop/soul-outfit Fitz and the Tantrums, whose sophomore full-length More Than Just a Dream came out earlier this year, have just announced that they’ll be stopping in Philly this fall alongside indie-pop duo Capital Cities. The co-headlining bill is scheduled for November 1st at the Electric Factory with Beat Club opening. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, September 7th at noon. More info can be found here and check out the More Than Just a Dream track “Out Of My League”, below.

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Stream the new Fitz and The Tantrums album, More Than Just A Dream, via Hype Machine (playing Made In America)

FitzandtheTantrums We’re about week away from the release of the new Fitz and The Tantrums album, More Than Just A Dream (out on May 7), but you can listen to it now in its entirety at the The Hype Machine. Stream it here. The band will be in town opening for Bruno Mars on June 24th at the Wells Fargo Center and back in town for Made In America over Labor Day Weekend.

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Listen to a new Fitz and The Tantrums song, “6AM” (opening for Bruno Mars at Wells Fargo Center on June 24 and playing Made In America)

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Fitz and The Tantrums release their new album, More Than Just A Dream, on May 7th. Recently the band came in to WXPN to record a session for an upcoming World Cafe. They’ll be in town opening for Bruno Mars at the Wells Fargo Center on Monday, June 24th. They are also playing Made In America over Labor Day Weekend. Below, listen to a new song, “6AM.”

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Made In America announces lineup: Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Haim, Kendrick Lamar, Fitz and the Tantrums, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Public Enemy, Beyonce and more

Here’s the lineup for this year’s Made In America festival.
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MIA Facebook special pre-sale happens Monday, April 15th, 10AM through Tuesday, April 16th, 10PM EST. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 17th at 10AM. Go here for ticket information.

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Bruno Mars, Fitz and The Tantrums playing Wells Fargo Center on June 24th

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Photo by James Mooney
Bruno Mars is playing the Wells Fargo Center with Fitz & The Tantrums (yes, Fitz & The Tantrums) on Monday, June 24th. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 1 at 10am; go here for more ticket information. Fitz and The Tantrums release its new album, More Than Just A Dream is being released on May 7th. Mars, fresh off his incredible performance on the Grammy Awards, released the excellent, hit song filled Unorthodox Jukebox last December.

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Listen to new Fitz & The The Tantrums, “Out Of My League” (new album out in May)

XPN favorites Fitz & The Tantrums return with a new album, More Than Just A Dream, on Elektra Records on May 7th. The first single from the album, “Out Of My League,” builds on their R&B and funk sound. As Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick told Rolling Stone:

“For us, it’s our second record,” Fitzpatrick says, “and we wanted to grow into our sound, as most bands do on their second record. And with that ability to take chances and experiment, we quickly realized the first rule of thumb was that nobody could say that anything was off the table. We couldn’t say, ‘That doesn’t sound like us!’ We’re just going to write songs, write as many as we can, and take as many chances as we want.”

While the band has not announced any tour dates, they will be on tour in support of the new record, with a stop in Philly. More details soon. Listen to the new song below and let us know what you think about it.

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Recent concert announcements: Fitz & The Tantrums, Little Dragon, Chris Robinson and Tinariwen

Some upcoming concerts of note just announced to Philly include:

Little Dragon at Union Transfer – Tuesday October 18th. Tickets
Ritual Union by Little Dragon

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Fitz & The Tantrums w/ Walk The Moon at the TLA – Saturday, November 12th. Tickets

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WXPN Welcomes Tinariwen with Sophie Hunger at the Trocadero – Wednesday, November 16th. Tickets

Tinariwen – Imidiwan Ma Tennam by antirecords

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Chris Robinson Brotherhood at Union Transfer – Sunday, November 20th. Tickets

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