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Fitz and the Tantrums, St. Paul and the Broken Bones head to town this summer

Fitz and the Tantrums and St. Paul and the Broken Bones will head to downtown’s Live Oak Bank Pavilion this June. (Courtesy photo)

WILMINGTON —  Multiplatinum artists Fitz and the Tantrums announced Tuesday it will hit the road with co-headliner St. Paul and the Broken Bones this summer for a 17-date tour.

It kick offs Jun. 2 in Asheville, N.C, before making its way east Jun. 4 to downtown’s Live Oak Bank Pavilion. Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 21, at 10 a.m.

LA-based Fitz and the Tantrums is made up of Michael Fitzpatrick, Noelle Scaggs, Joe Karnes, James King, Jeremy Ruzumna and John Wicks, all of whom have released four albums hailing their indie-pop sounds. Their debut “Pickin’ Up the Pieces,” in 2010 reached the Number One slot on Billboard. The band followed up with “More Than Just a Dream” in 2013, “Fitz and the Tantrums” in 2016 — containing their most popular song “HandClap” — and “All the Feels” in 2019.

Alabama’s St. Paul and the Broken Bones is an eight-piece soul band, consisting of Paul Janeway (vocals), Browan Lollar (guitar), Jesse Phillips (bass), Kevin Leon (drums), Al Gamble (keys), Allen Branstetter (trumpet), Amari Ansari (saxophone), and Chad Fisher (trombone). They have released three albums since their formation in 2012, including 2014’s “Half the City,” 2016’s “Sea of Noise,” and 2018’s “Young Sick Camellia.”

The band will release “The Alien Coast” on Jan. 28, 2022, including two songs, “The Last Dance” and “3000 AD Mass,” released in 2021.

Tour dates below include support from Seratones during the tour’s first leg (Jun. 1 – 12) and Devon Gilfilian for the second leg (Jun. 14 – 25). 

6/1: Asheville, NC Rabbit Rabbit
6/3: Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater
6/4: Wilmington, NC Live Oak Bank Pavilion at Riverfront Park
6/5: Doswell, VA After Hours Concerts at The Meadow Event Park
6/7: Shelburne, VT Shelburne Museum – The Green
6/8: Portland, ME State Theatre Summer Concert Series at Thompson’s Point
6/10: New Haven, CT Westville Music Bowl
6/11: Asbury Park, NJ The Stone Pony Summer Stage
6/12: Bethlehem, PA Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks
6/14: Canandaigua, NY Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (CMAC)
6/15: Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
6/17: Kettering, OH Fraze Pavilion
6/18: Indianapolis, IN TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
6/21: Kansas City, MO GrindersKC
6/23: Rogers, AR Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
6/24: Des Moines, IA The Lauridsen Amphitheater at Water Works Park
6/25: Council Bluffs, IA Harrah’s Council Bluffs – Stir Concert Cove

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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