Fitz And The Tantrums Perform New Single, “Handclap,” On “The Ellen Degeneres Show”

Fitz and The Tantrums will perform on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” today, giving their new single, “HandClap,” its national television debut. DeGeneres, a longtime fan of the band, was seen dancing to Fitz and The Tantrums’ previous single, “The Walker,” with a troupe of 250 tuxedo clad dancers in the promotional ad for the 86th annual Oscars® telecast.

“HandClap” – the first single from Fitz and The Tantrums self-titled album, set for release on June 10 on Elektra Records – was #1 Most Added for two weeks in a row at Alternative radio and is already #15* on the Mediabase Alternative chart. It climbed into the Top 5 of Spotify’s U.S. viral chart – and within the Top 10 of the Global viral chart – in just a few short days and currently has more than 1.75 million Spotify streams. “HandClap” can be streamed HERE and the lyric video can be seen HERE.

Fans who pre-order Fitz and The Tantrums HERE will instantly receive “HandClap.” Deluxe bundles, which include a choice of the album in digital, CD or white vinyl formats paired with an exclusive t-shirt and/or slip mat, can be pre-ordered from Fitz and The Tantrums’ online store.

Fitz and The Tantrums was recorded in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles. Jesse Shatkin (Sia, Matt & Kim) produced eight of the album’s eleven tracks. Fitz produced “Fadeback” while Joel Little (Lorde) produced “Do What You Want” and Ricky Reed (Jessie J) helmed “HandClap.” It is the follow-up to 2013’s More Than Just a Dream, which has racked up over 76 million album streams to date. The album contained the Gold-certified singles “The Walker” and “Out Of My League. Both tracks topped Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart – a feat accomplished by only three other artists in the chart’s 25-year history.

The band will kick off the “Get Right Back” summer tour on June 14 at The National in Richmond, VA. The North American headline run includes a June 21 show at New York City’s Terminal 5. See below for itinerary. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

Fitz and The Tantrums are: Fitz (vocals), Noelle Scaggs (vocals/tambourine), James King (saxophone), Jeremy Ruzumna (keyboards), John Wicks (drums) and Joseph Karnes (bass).


Stream “HandClap” HERE

Watch “HandClap” lyric video HERE

Check out Fitz and Noelle’s playlist for Glamour HERE

Pre-order album HERE

Pre-order exclusive album bundles HERE

Purchase tour tickets HERE




16 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – 35th Annual Buzzfest

30 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Sunfest


3 – Santa Barbara, CA @ KJEE Summer Round Up

4 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre – Live 105 BFD 2016

11 – Brooklyn, MI @ Michigan International Speedway – Keloorah Festival

13 – Norfolk, VA @ Constant Convocation Center – 96x Fest

14 – Richmond, VA @ The National

15 – Greensboro, NC @ Cone Denim Arts Center

17 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival

18 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

19 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

21 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5

23 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

24 – Rochester, NY @ Rochester International Jazz Festival

25 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall

28 – Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird Nightclub

29 – Milwaukee, MI @ Summerfest


14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

15 – Columbus, OH @ PromoWest Festival

16 – Kansas City, KS @ Sporting Park Stadium – KRBZ’s Annual Beach Buzz Ball

17 – North Birmingham, AL @ Sloss Music & Arts Festival

19 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theater

20 – Little Rock, AR @ Metroplex

22 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom

23 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

24 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s

26 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

27 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre



18 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

19 – Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheater

20 – Seattle, WA @ Marymoor Park

22 – Eugene, OR @ Britt Pavilion

23 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory

24 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre

26 – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall

27 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall

28 – Missoula, MT @ Big Sky Brewery

30 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House

31 – Jackson, WY @ Pink Garter Theatre

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