Fitz & The Tantrums @ SXSW 2010 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Fitz & The Tantrums

L.A. funk-soul band Fitz & The Tantrums are heading out on tour with Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings in May. That's after Sharon Jones & Co. play their sold-out Apollo Theater shows on Friday and Saturday.

After those dates, Fitz comes to NYC for a show at Mercury Lounge on Friday, May 28th. Cheap Seats, who do emo-tinged '60s bubblegum, open. Tickets are on sale.

Fitz's LP, Pickin' Up The Pieces, is due this year, but you can get the band's Songs For A Break Up Volume 1 EP for free on their website. Dominick had great things to say about their SXSW performance, writing, "Their set was something else. Fun all around, tight contemporary Motown dance numbers that had people dancing and singing." He said they were his biggest SXSW surprise.

In related? news, Eli "Paperboy" Reed has a new album and show at Mercury Lounge coming soon too.

Videos of Fitz and his band and all tour dates are below...

"Winds Of Change" Fitz & The Tantrums

FITZ & The Tantrums "Breakin' The Chains Of Love" Live Performance

Fitz & the Tantrums - Don't Gotta Work It Out ( Acoustic Music Video )

Fitz & The Tantrums "L.O.V." Performed Live At Candor Studios

Fitz & The Tantrums - 2010 Tour Dates
May 08 - Charlottesville, Va. @ Jefferson Theatre #
May 09 - Norfolk, Va. @ NorVa #
May 11 - Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat's Cradle #
May 12 - Asheville, N.C. @ The Orange Peel #
May 13 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Center Stage #
May 14 - Nashville, Tenn. @ Cannery Ballroom #
May 28 - New York, N.Y. @ Mercury Lounge
Jun 10 - Silverlake, CA @ Spaceland
Jun 17 - Silverlake, CA @ Spaceland
Jun 24 - Silverlake, CA @ Spaceland
Jul 15 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hammer Museum
# w/ Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings