Fitz And The Tantrums Performs Live On ABC’s GMA

Fitz and the Tantrums performed live this morning on ABC’s Good Morning America.  The performance is part of the band’s live schedule in support of its new self-titled record, which was released earlier this month via Elektra Records.  Those that were not near a TV during the band’s performance can see it now here.

 

Courtesy:  ABC/Disney/BBGun Press

Courtesy: ABC/Disney/BBGun Press

 

The band is currently touring in support of its new album and will be in Clifton, Park, NY this Thursday, June 23rd.  The group’s current tour schedule also includes a performance in Charlotte, North Carolina on November 9th at The Fillmore.  Tickets for that and each of the group’s performances can be purchased online here.  More information on the group’s tour is available online now along with the group’s latest news and more at:

 

 

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/fitzandthetantrums

 

 

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Fitz And The Tantrums Performing New Single Live On The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Courtesy:  Elektra Records

Courtesy: Elektra Records

Fitz and The Tantrums will release its new album this summer.  In anticipation of the album’s release, the group is performing the album’s lead single ‘Handclap’ live on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today.

Fitz and the Tantrums is scheduled to perform its new song ‘Handclap’ today live on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.  Audiences should check their local listings for the show’s air time in their market.  The song is the lead single from the group’s upcoming self-titled album.  That record is currently scheduled to be released Friday, June 10th in stores and online via Elektra Records.  ‘Handclap’ is already making waves for Fitz and the Tantrums.  It has been the #1 Most Added for two consecutive weeks on alternative radio stations nationwide.  It is also #15 * on the Mediabase Alternative chart and has reached the Top 5 of Spotify’s U.S. Viral Chart with more than 1.75 million streams.  Audiences can stream ‘Handclap’ online now via Soundcloud now.  The song’s lyric video is also streaming online via the group’s official YouTube channel.  It should be noted that anyone prone to seizures should use extreme caution in watching the video.

 

Handclap Video Grab

 

Fans that pre-order Fitz and the Tantrums now will receive ‘Handclap’ free.  It can be pre-ordered in a number of bundle packages via the group’s official online store.

Along with the group’s performance today on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the group has announced that it will hit the road in support of its upcoming album beginning this Saturday, April 16th in Texas.  The summer tour currently runs through August 31st and includes a performance in Greensboro, NC on Wednesday, June 15th.  The group’s current tour schedule is noted below.  Tickets can be purchased online now here.

 

FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS – UPCOMING TOUR DATES
April
16 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – 35th Annual Buzzfest
30 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Sunfest
June
3 – Santa Barbara, CA @ KJEE Summer Round Up
4 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre – Live 105 BFD 2016
11 – Brooklyn, MI @ Michigan International Speedway – Keloorah Festival
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
July
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 Ballroom
23 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
24 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s
26 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
27 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
 
August
18 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
19 – Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
20 – Seattle, WA @ Marymoor Park
22 – Eugene, OR @ Britt Pavilion
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 @ Knitting Factory Concert House

31 – Jackson, WY @ Pink Garter Theatre

 

More information on Fitz and The Tantrum’s new single and album is available online with all of the latest updates on its tour, latest headlines and more at:

 

 

Website: http://www.fitzandthetantrums.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fitzandthetantrums

Twitter: http://twitter.com/fitzandthetantrums

 

 

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Fitz & The Tantrums Performing Live This Morning On ABC’s GMA

Courtesy:  Elektra Records

Courtesy: Elektra Records

Fitz & The Tantrums will be live on TV this morning.

Fitz & The Tantrums is scheduled to perform live on ABC’s Good Morning America this morning. The group will perform its new single ‘Fools Gold’ on the national broadcast. The performance is scheduled for 8:45am ET. The performance is part of the group’s current North American tour in support of its latest album More Than Just a Dream.

Fans can check out the group’s current tour schedule and get all of the latest updates from the band online now at:

Website: http://fitzandthetantrums.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fitzandthetantrums

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Fitz And The Tantrums Kick Off ESPN Networks’ US Open Coverage

Courtesy:  Elektra Records

Courtesy: Elektra Records

Fitz and the Tantrums will be live at the U.S. Open next Monday, August 25th.

The hit pop group will kick off the ESPN networks’ coverage of the U.S. Open Monday night with a special live performance as part of the annual tournament’s opening festivities. The group is scheduled to perform at 7:45pm ET on ESPN2. The group has posted a video to YouTube to tease its upcoming live performance. It can be viewed online now here.

More information on this and every upcoming live performances by Fitz and The Tantrums can be viewed along with all of the latest news from the group online now at http://www.facebook.com/fitzandthetantrums and http://fitzandthetantrums.com. More Than Just a Dream, the group’s latest full length release, is available now in stores and online. It can be downloaded via iTunes now at https://smarturl.it/fitzdream. To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it. Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

Otherwise Starts Recording Process For Its Latest LP

Courtesy: Century Media Records

Courtesy: Century Media Records

Las Vegas based hard rock band Otherwise has entered the studio to start work on its latest album.

Peace at All Costs will be the band’s second full length release for Century Media Records and third overall full length release. It is being produced by Grammy Award-winning producer David Bottrill (Tool, Flaw, Muse, Stone Sour, Godsmack, Staind, Peter Gabriel) in Las Vegas at Audio Mix House and Vegas View Recording Studios. Front man Adrian Patrick discussed bringing Bottrill on board to man the boards for this record and how much it means to have him on board for the record’s creation. “We’ve always felt different from other bands; not just as performers but as people also,” he said. Being in the studio with an elite producer like David Bottrill, knowing his impressively diverse resume and discerning taste in the artists he chooses to work with, only reinforces our resolve. Our next album, “Peace at All Costs,” will prove what we are capable of.”

The band will take a short break from working on its album next Saturday, April 12th as it is scheduled to take part in Orlando, Florida’s annual Earthday Birthday Festival.

George Cappellini, Sr. (Former VP of Promotion for Geffen Records and VP of Rock Promotion for Elektra Records) co-manages Otherwise. He was very excited in talking to the press about the past, present, and future of Otherwise. “I wanted to work the band to radio after hearing “Soldiers” on Octane,” he said. Fast forward two years later after 200+ shows, two Top 20 Singles, and now being a part of the management team, this band has grown into a powerhouse right before our eyes. You will all hear that on their sophomore album.”

Century Media Records head Robert Kampf has already had a listen to some of the material that fans will get to hear later this year. He put in the simplest terms what he thought of what he heard. He told reporters, After hearing the demos for the new album, OTHERWISE is going to be the future of rock, period.”

All of the latest developments on Peace at All Costs, any new tour dates and more from Otherwise is available online at http://www.weareotherwise.com/home, http://www.facebook.com/otherwiseofficial, and http://twitter.com/weareotherwise. To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it. Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

Fitz And The Tantrums Perform New Single On ‘Ellen’

Courtesy:  BBGun Press

Courtesy: BBGun Press

L.A.-based pop sensation Fitz & The Tantrums performed on The Ellen Show this week.  The group performed its new single, ‘The Walker’ on Degeneres’ talk show as part of her birthday show.  The performance can be viewed online now at http://cdnapi.kaltura.com/index.php/extwidget/openGraph/wid/0_1imrwh3t.  ‘The Walker’ is taken from the group’s new Elektra Records release, More Than A Dream.

To add to the honor of performing for Ellen’s birthday show, the group’s new single was also hand-picked for the trailer for Ellen’s new Oscars trailer. Degeneres is scheduled to host the 2014 Oscars.  The trailer can be viewed online now at http://www.oscars.org/herewego/.  More information on Fitz and the Tantrums is available online now at http://www.facebook.com/fitzandthetantrums and http://fitzandthetantrums.com.

More information on The Ellen Degeneres Show is available online at http://www.facebook.com/ellentv, http://www.ellentv.com, and http://twitter.com/theellenshow.

More information on The Oscars is available online at http://www.facebook.com/TheOscars2014 and http://twitter.com/OscarCeremony.

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Metallica Proves It Still Has Plenty Of “Fuel” On New Concert Soundtrack

Courtesy:  Blackened Recordings

Courtesy: Blackened Recordings

The soundtrack to veteran rock band Metallica’s new live movie/concert Through The Never is another solid live recording from the Bay area rock band. Having come only months after the release of Quebec Magnetic, it might leave some wondering if it’s worth the money. The answer is yes. This compilation of Metallica’s songs is one that fans of the band’s older material will appreciate. That’s because by and large, the songs culled for this soundtrack come more from the band’s earlier records than its more recent releases. The production values on the soundtrack are relatively solid, too. Though hearing all of the explosions throughout the performance, and the massive mechanical breakdown at the show’s end (not to spoil too much), one would definitely be inclined to find a way to experience the movie firsthand when it makes its grand debut after hearing its soundtrack. It’s all enough to make Through The Never a potential contender for a spot on the list of the year’s best new live recordings.

 

The very first thing that audiences will notice about the soundtrack to Metallica’s Through The Never is that the band reached way back in its catalogue to set up this performance. Front man James Hetfield and company take audiences all the way back to the band’s 1983 debut record, Kill ‘Em All for its show. Audiences will love the inclusion of hits such as ‘Hit The Lights’, ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’, Battery, and so many other classic fan favorites. That’s not to say that the band omitted its more modern hits. ‘Enter Sandman’ and ‘Nothing Else Matters’ are both there, too off of the famed “Black Album.” The band even went out on a limb and included from its 1997 album Reload, ‘Fuel’ and ‘The Memory Remains.’ Noticeably absent from the concert were any numbers from St. Anger and Load. Who made the final call on this is anyone’s guess. However, it might have been for the better, considering the mixed reaction that both of those albums received from fans and critics alike.  Making a set list from a catalogue as vast as that of Metallica, it can’t be easy which songs to choose though.  This is especially true considering that the band wanted to make more than just another run-of-the-mill concert documentary.  Keeping this in mind, it makes the set list chosen for the show even more impressive.

 

The set list chosen for Through The Never is sure to impress most of Metallica’s fans base, even being based heavily in its formative years.  Those were the band’s best years.  The set list having been taken into consideration, there’s still another factor to take into account in this live recording.  That factor is the actual performance of the band members.  Suffice it to say that roughly three decades after this legendary act released its debut record, Kill ‘Em All and toured behind it, not one of the band’s original trio of members has lost a single bit of steam.  Guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield still commands the stage with the same swagger that he had in the band’s early days.  The way that he asks the crowd in attendance, “Are you having fun yet?!” shows just how much energy and enthusiasm he has for what he does.  His general interactions throughout the show continue to do so, too.  And drummer Lars Ulrich’s hands and feet move just as fast as any of his much younger counterparts.  This is especially evident when the band blows through ‘Battery’ and ‘One.’  It’s incredible to hear his rapid-fire playing, not missing a single beat.  Even in the slightly more reserved, ‘The Memory Remains’, he shows the extent of his control and how much it adds to even that song.   Kirk Hammett shows why he is still one of rock’s most respected guitarists throughout every solo and every song.  Together with Former Black Label Society bassist Robert Trujillo—the band’s third bassist—the band as a whole impresses nonstop throughout all sixteen songs chosen for the performance.  And since the band currently has no tour dates scheduled, this latest live release is one more wonderful way for Metallica’s legions around the world to enjoy their favorite band live once more.  The concert film’s soundtrack is available now in stores and online.  It can be ordered director from the official Metallica website at http://www.metallica.com/products/metallica-through-the-never-soundtrack-cd.asp.  Fans can also get more information on this release, future tour dates and more from the band on its official website, http://www.metallica.com and its official Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/Metallica.

 

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