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Fitz and the Tantrums want to return to “hot, sweaty club messes” for ‘Dream’ 10th anniversary

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Fitz and the Tantrums‘ breakout 2013 album, More Than Just a Dream, which spawned the hits “Out of My League” and “The Walker,” turns 10 in May. Speaking with ABC Audio, vocalist Noelle Scaggs shares that the group has been thinking of ways to mark the milestone.

“We have some ideas [that we] have been throwing at the team that I hope we can pull off,” Scaggs says.

One of those ideas is returning to the smaller venues that Fitz was playing early on their career leading up to the More Than Just a Dream era.

“We came from the era of independent venues like a lot of bands that start their career,” Scaggs explains. “For me, having a moment to revisit that start of our career point, I think, would be a really rad way to create an anniversary thing. It’s still in conversation on what we would actually really do.”

Scaggs also notes that many of those independent venues have had a tough time over the last few years amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It would be really nice to maybe revisit our old school roots and play in those really fun clubs, small venues, just to bring the fans out and have them line up,” she says. “It’s just that kind of reminiscent history of what Fitz and the Tantrums was — hot, sweaty club messes!”

While the 10th anniversary plans remain up in the air, Fitz and the Tantrums will hit the road later this month in support of their new album, Let Yourself Free, which dropped in November. The outing begins January 21 in Portland, Oregon.