|THE POST - OHIO UNIVERSITY|
encourages students to ‘lose themselves’ at show
By Anjelica Oswald
The band, formed in 2008
by Michael Fitzpatrick, released its second album “More Than Just
a Dream” in May and has since been on tour with Bruno Mars and
has performed on a variety of talk shows.
“When we’re on
stage, we play and dance like nobody’s watching us, with no insecurity,
so hopefully, college crowds will join us in that mentality,”
he said. “It feels great; you should try it.”
Traveling with a six-piece
band and a crew can be difficult, but everyone gets along well, Wicks
“Being in such close
quarters with the five other band members plus the crew can be very
claustrophobic at times, but we get through it with humor and laughing,”
he said. “It’s the only way to deal with being away from
home and family as much as we are.”
Fitz and the Tantrums have
been traveling with Capital Cities, who is co-headlining the Bright
Futures Tour, since Oct. 20.
“The tour has been
wonderful so far, and audience members can expect a fun show,”
said Sebu Simonian, composer, songwriter and co-founder of Capital Cities,
in an email.
“We always give it
100 percent wherever we perform,” Simonian said.
The Campus Involvement Center
was unable to give the cost of the concert at press time.
The concert is sure to be
an exciting show, said Samantha Caulfield, the student public relations
coordinator for the Campus Involvement Center and a senior studying
excited for the show, and we think it’s going to be a really fun
one,” she said. “Both bands have a lot of great energy.”
Wicks said he hopes the show
helps students escape their daily stress and provides them with an opportunity
to let loose.
“I want them to escape judgment, escape stress, escape sadness, escape inhibitions, escape prejudice and just escape their own overactive heads,” he said. “(I want them to) just lose themselves in the moment.”