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Fitz & the Tantrums Become Eclectic Before Maroon 5 Tour


11/03/2009
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(PR) Fitz & the Tantrums will perform their soul-drenched pop songs on KCRW's "Morning Become Eclectic" Friday, November 6, prior to hitting the stage that evening at the Echo, in hometown Los Angeles. This will warm up the crooner and his ensemble for their two-week stint opening for pop mainstays, Maroon 5.

The aptly-titled debut EP, Songs For A Break Up: Volume 1, is equal parts Motown to 70s AM, with back-to-back blue-eyed soul jams oozing with sweeping choruses and sultry backing vocals. The five-song collection was described by Crawdaddy as "Full of passionate, catchy tunes, akin to the likes of soul master Wilson Pickett and doo-wop legends the Four Seasons." Spin.com simply pronounced Fitz "a confident crooner," and declared the songs, "Breakin' the Chains of Love," and "Don't Gotta Work It Out," as "two stone-legit, would-be standards."

Perhaps what's most incredible is, all this magic was made with merely a $50 church organ and a two-bit microphone. Wait until he gets to Volume 2.

FITZ & THE TANTRUMS ON TOUR WITH MAROON 5

November 6 Los Angeles, Ca. The Echo *
November 8 Ithaca, N.Y. Cornell Univ.
November 10 Blacksburg, Va. VA Tech
November 12 Fairfield, Conn. Sacred Hearts Univ.
November 14 Lewisburg, Pa. Bucknell Univ. +
November 16 Newark, Del. Univ. of Delaware
November 18 Peoria, Ill. Bradley, Univ.
November 21 San Angelo, Texas Angelo State Univ.
November 22 Wichita, Kan. Wichita State Univ.

* Solo show
+ Guster Support



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