FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS RELEASE NEW TRACK “I NEED HELP!”
RELEASES THIRD SONG/VIDEO FROM MUCH ANTICIPATED, FORTHCOMING ALBUM
- Genre : More Music
- Type: News
- Author : Team ARTISTdirect
- Date : Fri, 03 May 2019
Elektra recording group Fitz and the Tantrums have released a third brand new song off their highly anticipated, forthcoming album. “I Need Help!” is available today at all digital retailers and streaming services HERE.
“This world teaches us to try to do it all on our own and not rely on anybody else. Life is hard and sometimes you just gotta ask for a little help,” explains frontman Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick.
“I Need Help!” follows track “Don’t Ever Let Em”, which was released last month alongside an accompanying music video. The multi-platinum band’s latest single “123456” is currently ascending the Alternative radio chart, following back-to-back weeks as the format’s #1 most added song. Watch the song’s electrifying music videoHERE. Released in March, “123456” marked the first new music from Fitz and the Tantrums since 2016’s acclaimed self-titled album, which featured the band’s biggest hit to date, “HandClap”, which has logged more than 400 MILLION worldwide streams while enjoying top 5 chart success at multi-format radio outlets nationwide. Likewise, the 2x-Platinum certified song’s official companion video has amassed more than 80 MILLION views to date on YouTube alone.
This summer, Fitz and the Tantrums will embark on a massive North American co-headlining tour with Elektra labelmates Young The Giant. The cross-country trek kicks off at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO, on June 12, with dates continuing into August, including a special, homecoming show at The Forum in Los Angeles on August 10. Support comes from indie-pop trio COIN (June-July) and indie-alt songstress Alice Merton (August). Full itinerary below. For more details, please visit www.YTGFITZ.com.
Multi-platinum artists Fitz and the Tantrums have quickly grown from independent upstarts to bonafide hitmakers. The LA-based band are looking forward to a big 2019 with the release of the lead single “123456” from their forthcoming album, and a just-announced North American summer tour. Their most recent full length – 2016’s “FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS” – spawned the group’s biggest hit to date, “HandClap” The RIAA-certified 2x Platinum single went top 5 on both the Hot AC and Alternative Radio charts, and also enjoyed major airplay across the country at Top 40. The band has brought the infectious energy of their live shows to the small screen, with nationally televised performances of “HandClap” on ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars,” “Good Morning America,” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” NBC’s “TODAY,” “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “America’s Got Talent,” and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the syndicated “Ellen DeGeneres Show” among others.
Fitz and the Tantrums’ eponymous album followed their breakout major label debut, “MORE THAN JUST A DREAM,” which featured back-to-back Platinum-certified, #1 Alternative Radio singles in “The Walker” and “Out Of My League.” Both singles also enjoyed Top 15 success at Hot AC. The band has performed countless, sold out headlining shows and is always a standout at music festivals around the world, including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and more.
Fitz and the Tantrums are: Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick (vocals), Noelle Scaggs (vocals), James King (saxophone, flute), Jeremy Ruzumna (keyboards), Joseph Karnes (bass), and John Wicks (drums, percussion)