Orchestral tinged indie-pop trio The Happy Fits – Calvin Langman, Ross Monteith, and Luke Davis – have announced their What Could Be Better2021 headlining tour, which kicks off November 2 in Burlington, VT and wraps on December 15 in Washington, DC. The 31-city tour, in support of the band’s sophomore album What Could Be Better, will make stops at venues across the country including Philadelphia, Boston, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, and more. Minty alt-pop indie rocker M.A.G.S and glitter-emo alt-rock outfit snarls will open.
General tickets will go on sale on The Happy Fits’ WEBSITE on 5/19. A limited number of VIP packages will be available in each city and feature an intimate acoustic set before doors open, a private meet and greet and Q&A with the band, a free signed poster, a What Could Be Better tote bag and record player lapel pin, a personal polaroid with the band, and early access to merch. Full routing below.
Alongside the announcement of the tour, The Happy Fits have released a vibrant new video for “She Wants Me (To Be Happy),” which features frenzied wardrobe swaps, fast-paced set changes, fully-choreographed dance numbers and a kitchen concert, complete with flickering strobes – CLICK HERE to watch. The track, which was originally released on What Could Be Better, surveys the complicated distinction between a love story and a story about love, it illuminates how fatalistic perceptions of unrequited love, and how we choose to define it, can actually roadblock the happiness we crave.
Built on the desire to connect with a world that’s sometimes distant, What Could Be Better is a mission statement that’s meant to be shared, channeling youthful malaise into songs like “The Garden,” “Sailing,” “Two of Many,” and “Hold Me Down” that demand to be sung as a celebration of our collective ability to overcoming the obstacles, barriers and hurdles we all maneuver in our effort to level up morally and emotionally.
Alternative Press, DuJour, PopMatters, Atwood Magazine and others have all signed on to champion the band’s unique, guitar-and-cello rock, with NPR asking “What Could Be Better? I honestly don’t know.” Their vividly-written songs emphasize growing pains and life-changing realizations, which has helped The Happy Fits cultivate an eager and engaged fanbase who have propelled consumption rates through the roof.
In addition to their music, the band regularly connect with their fans through their Twitch channel or YouTube Gaming channel, where they explore the worlds of Minecraft, Among Us, Stardew Valley and Call of Duty (which they recently played with Ryan Key of Yellowcard.) CLICK HERE to catch their weekly live series or add their linktree to your bookmarks.
The Happy Fits Tour Dates:
Nov. 02 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Nov. 03 – New Haven, CT @ The Space
Nov. 04 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry
Nov. 06 – Boston, MA @ Sonia
Nov. 07 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Nov. 09 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
Nov. 10 – Ferndale, MI @Loving Touch
Nov. 12 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
Nov. 13 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Nov. 15 – Des Moines, IA @ xBk
Nov. 16 – St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room
Nov. 18 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
Nov. 19 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Nov. 20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Nov. 22 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
Nov. 23 – Portland, OR @ Holocene
Nov. 26 – Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone
Nov. 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge
Nov. 30 – San Diego, CA @ Voodoo Room
Dec. 01 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Dec. 03 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
Dec. 04 – Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room
Dec. 05 – Houston, TX @White Oak Music Hall
Dec. 07 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
Dec. 08 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Respectables
Dec. 10 – Orlando, FL @ Soundbar
Dec. 11 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Dec. 12 – Nashville, TN @ High Watt
Dec. 14 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
Dec. 15 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd