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Concert preview: Fitz and The Tantrums brimming with success

Red Butte-bound Fitz and The Tantrums brimming with success.

First Published Jun 27 2014 01:01 am • Last Updated Jun 30 2014 03:45 pm

When you look at the Red Butte Garden schedule, you notice plenty of shows by household names — Santana, Sheryl Crow and so on.

Every so often, and increasingly so, you’ll notice some names that are less familiar — but not for long.

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One of them is the Los Angeles-based Fitz and The Tantrums, a retro-soul band with more than a little of Motown flowing through their veins.

Despite drummer John Wicks’ excitement over selling out Red Butte Garden, he said the band defines success not in ticket sales, but in cultivating its talent.

"Success is getting better," he said in a Tribune interview.

The band’s album sales have grown within the past year upon the success of its sophomore record, "More Than Just a Dream," which was propelled by the popularity of its singles "Out of My League" and "The Walker," both of which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s alternative chart. Tied together with a stage show that is high-energy and elevated by dual singers, Fitz and The Tantrums are preparing to "do something brilliant now" for the sold-out show.

Max Frost & HOLYCHILD opens.

When » Monday, June 30, 7 p.m.

Where » Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Sold out


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