Fitz and the Tantrums Bring a Dance Party to Washington, DC

Fitz and the Tantrums
June 18, 2016
9:30 Club- Washington, DC

On Saturday night, fans of all ages lined up outside of the 9:30 Club, waiting to see Fitz and the Tantrums take the stage for their Get Right Back Summer Tour.

The evening started with the opening act, Finish Ticket, a band from California. Their set was upbeat and featured songs from their EP, When the Night Becomes Day. The crowd fell in love with their sound and began dancing and singing along, even if they didn’t know all of the words. Finish Ticket included a cover of When You Were Young by The Killers, which was a real crowd pleaser. Finish Ticket performed a great set and really got the crowd excited for the night ahead.

After Finish Ticket had completed their set, it was time for Fitz and the Tantrums to make their appearance onstage. The fans had been anxiously anticipating this moment for a very long time. Fans of all ages had been talking about what a great show it was going to be and how Fitz and the Tantrums always make the night a lively one. Needless to say, the fans were not wrong.

fitz-15The band came on stage with such high energy which immediately brought smiles to the fans’ faces. They played one of there most famous songs, Out of My League which had everyone in the room moving around and dancing along to the irresistible beat. The band played more songs from their album, More Than Just a Dream, including 6am, Break the Walls, Spark, and more. From their newest album, Fitz and the Tantrums, the band played Complicated, Run it, Walking Target, and Get Right Back. Throughout the show, the lead singers of the band, Michael Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs moved around the stage smiling and dancing all the while. The way they interacted with each other was electric and their perfect harmonies brought even more joy to the room.

Towards the middle of their set, Fitzpatrick  asked everyone in the crowd to put their cell phones away and join them in one big dance party. The crowd happily obliged and danced to a song from their newest album called Roll Up. Shortly after, was an instrumental break led by the band’s saxophone player, James King. The fans cheered him on as he kept playing, while Scaggs danced along to the sound. This portion of the show was followed by more dancing, incredible lights, and singing until the band said goodnight and left the stage.

The fans, who were not ready to say goodbye to such a talented and energetic band, cheered for Fitz and the Tantrums to return to the stage one last time. After a while of waiting, the crowd began a slow clap which led up to lots of cheering, clapping, and loud whistling, which finally brought Scaggs back to the stage. She told the fans to cheer louder to bring the rest of the band back onstage. When the band finally returned, they played their latest hit, Hand Clap. They ended the show with an old favorite, The Walker and left the stage for the last time.

Fitz and the Tantrums is a truly talented group of individuals who put on a great show with lots of dancing, flashing lights, smiles, and laughs. Their incredible energy and lively personalities make their shows a  must see if they are ever in your city.

Review by: Cristina Calderon

Fitz and the Tantrums