Recap: Fitz and The Tantrums Unveiled Memorabilia Case at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Oct. 24
Indie pop group Fitz and The Tantrums unveiled their first-ever memorabilia case at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Friday, Oct. 24. Band members Michael Fitzpatrick, Noelle Scaggs, James King, Joseph Karnes, Jeremy Ruzumna and John Wicks were all on site to reveal the case in front of eager fans awaiting to see the surprise behind the black veil.
Frontman Fitzpatrick acknowledged the crowd and the property stating “Thank you so much for coming out and a special thanks to the Hard Rock for doing this, this is kind of a big dream come true for all of us.”
The display features Fitzpatrick’s trademark leather jacket and striped shirt, Scaggs’ leather jacket, Yamaha bass guitar, Panther keyboard, DW kick drum with signed drumheads and drumsticks, percussion instruments, assorted t-shirts and posters, a menu from the 101 Coffee Shop and a neon heart from the More Than Just a Dream album cover.
After posing for pictures in front of the display, memorabilia curator Beau Dobney opened the case and retrieved a Yamaha guitar for each band member to sign to help commemorate the experience. Then Scaggs and her fellow band members posed for photos with fans.
Fitz and The Tantrums’ debut album, Pickin’ Up the Pieces, received critical acclaim and reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. Rolling Stone deemed them a “band to watch.” Their follow up album, More Than Just a Dream, featured the hit singles “Out of My League,” and “The Walker" which both landed the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Alternative chart.
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