Average Ticket Prices
Who's Bad - The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute $21.11      George Thorogood & The Destroyers $48.24      Jerry Seinfeld $84.95      Gaither Vocal Band $28.41      The Gaslight Anthem $29.90      G-Eazy $26.40      David Gray $52.44      Tobymac $27.67      The Beach Boys $53.23      "Monster Energy Outbreak Tour" $20.64      Santana $85.30      Straight No Chaser $42.74      Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood $39.28      John Fogerty $60.90      George Lopez $52.97      Mother Mother $28.06      The Ghost Inside $17.96      Chris Tomlin $29.98      Justin Timberlake $119.59      Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons $69.79      Gregory Alan Isakov $20.97      Dailey & Vincent $25.95      Robert Earl Keen $35.62      "Vans Warped Tour" $30.92      Jackson Browne $69.61      Above & Beyond $48.11      Keith Urban $43.46      Journey $66.12      Volbeat $40.37      Demi Lovato $46.14      Lewis Black $54.78      Primus $45.19      Keys N Krates $19.72      The Polish Ambassador $20.35      David Sedaris $46.83      The Robert Cray Band $43.19      Ariana Grande $48.36      Jeff Daniels $35.74      The Devil Wears Prada $19.70      Matthew West $27.19      Kari Jobe $27.65      Old Crow Medicine Show $35.55      Lyle Lovett $58.08      Diana Krall $81.87      Jason Isbell $37.13      Sylvan Esso $15.82      Willie Nelson $64.05      Kacey Musgraves $29.69      Celtic Thunder $60.25      James Taylor $71.83      
See all average ticket prices

Hotstar


12:01 AM Friday, 4/8/11 |   |

It may seem like Fitz And The Tantrums came out of nowhere to fill venues big and small in the last three years but, as industry blogger Bob Lefsetz described the band in his “Lefsetz Letter,” the band has been “hiding in plain sight, waiting to break through.”

That’s what singers Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs, saxophonist James King, bassist Joseph Karnes, keyboardist Jeremy Ruzumna and drummer John Wicks have accomplished through a DIY approach to crafting live shows, meeting fans face-to-face or staying in touch through Facebook, Twitter and other social media to keep the buzz growing.

Lefsetz admitted when he first heard Fitz And The Tantrums on Sirius XM, he didn’t “get it.” But the band’s live show, which he described as “a cross between those bands playing in the basement in ‘Quadrophenia,’ ABC, the Average White Band and 60s soul music,” was the slam-dunk.

Fitz himself acknowledged that Lefsetz got it when he said, in a thank-you response for acknowledging the band, “Everyone can steal your music but they can’t steal your live show.”

That’s also what grabbed Iminmusic’s Lisa Nupoff and Brian Klein, the band’s co-managers.

Nupoff said she’d known Fitz for a number of years when he approached her with the EP, Songs for a Breakup Vol.1. She and Klein saw the potential in both the music and the band’s live show.

“Brian and I were floored by the energy, the songs and the chemistry between them,” Nupoff told Pollstar. “We knew there was something special happening on stage and thought we could help expose it to the world.”

Since then, tour slots with Maroon 5, Flogging Molly and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings further upped Fitz & The Tantrums’ profile.

The band is currently headlining in the U.S. through late April, then heads to Europe for a few dates in May before returning to the U.S. for dates through July.


Comments



Recent Hotstars view all RSS

Vic Mensa

June 26, 2015 | 

Cole Swindell

June 19, 2015 | 

Action Bronson

June 12, 2015 |