Young The Giant & Fitz and The Tantrums Come To St. Augustine
On Friday, July 19, 2019, Los Angeles indie groups Young the Giant and Fitz & The Tantrums will co-headline The Amp St. Augustine with special guest COIN. This event is presented by X106.5 Jacksonville's Alternative.
California quintet Young the Giant draw upon the members' international roots to forge a worldly blend of summery indie pop and anthemic stadium rock. Originally operating under the moniker the Jakes, the band dove head first into the mainstream in 2010 with the release of their debut LP, which included the RIAA gold-certified hits "My Body" and "Cough Syrup." Subsequent offerings like Mind Over Matter and Home of the Strange continued to hone their eclectic but accessible brand of modern rock, and helped make them both radio and festival favorites, with high-profile appearances at Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, and Lollapalooza, among others.
The band’s second album, the heavier Mind Over Matter, arrived in January 2014, and saw the group make the jump to Warner subsidiary Fueled by Ramen. The album fared well enough to reach number seven on Billboard's Top 200, and Young the Giant toured heavily in support of it over the following two years. In April 2016, they debuted the lead single "Amerika," which appeared on their third effort, Home of the Strange, a substantive collection of songs that ruminated on the group's immigrant history and American identity as a whole. 2018 saw the release of the singles "Simplify" and "Superposition," which landed on their fourth album, Mirror Master.
Led by songwriter Michael Fitzpatrick, Fitz and the Tantrums brew up a retro sound inspired by Motown and Stax Records. Fitzpatrick initially formed the Tantrums as a neo-soul solo project; having purchased an old church organ, he found that it helped inspire his songwriting. While recording a solo EP, he recruited an old college friend, James King, to add horn arrangements to the material. The lineup grew from there, with the Tantrums eventually becoming a co-ed septet. Songs for a Break Up, Vol. 1 marked the group's first release in 2009, and Fitz & the Tantrums headed to South by Southwest the following year, stirring up some industry buzz in the process. In 2010, the band returned with its first full-length effort, Pickin' Up the Pieces, featuring the single "MoneyGrabber."
Their second studio album, the Tony Hoffer-produced More Than Just a Dream, appeared in 2014. The album's lead single, "Out of My League," reached number one on Billboard's alternative chart. In 2016, Fitz & the Tantrums returned with a self-titled third album, featuring production from Jesse Shatkin (Sia, Tegan & Sara), Joel Little (Ellie Goulding, Lorde), and Ricky Reed (Jessie J, Jason Derulo). Included on the album was the lead single "Handclap." The following year, in conjunction with their summer trek with OneRepublic and James Arthur, the group released a deluxe edition of Fitz and the Tantrums featuring a new single, "Fool."
$69.11 – General Admission Pit and Level 100
$49.11 – Level 200, Level 300
$29.36 – Obstructed View
Doors open at 5:00pm, with the show beginning at 6:00pm
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