five questions with michael fitzpatrick of fitz & the tantrums

From touring with Bruno Mars to Capital Cities…

by Christian Lavery

For Fitz and the Tantrums, their year couldn’t be going any better. Having released their sophomore album, More Than Just a Dream in early May and following that up by going on tour with the extremely talented Bruno Mars, you wouldn’t think they can do much more to make their presence known. But the indie pop band that got its start by shutting down shows in the Los Angles club scene has no plans of slowing down anytime soon. These guys will be hitting the road again come the fall with Capital Cities for their Bright Futures Tour, and on the way, they’ll be making a few late night appearances – one with Jay Leno on September 19th and another with Conan on October 16th. Yet even amidst the busy schedule of a flourishing band, we were able to catch up with lead singer Michael Fitzpatrick – one of the nicest, most down to earth guys we’ve met - for our favorite five questions.

What was the first live show you went to?

I saw U2 in L.A. on their PopMart Tour.

What was the first record you bought?

I inherited an original copy of the Michael Jackson Off The Wall vinyl.

What was the first car you owned?

It was a Volvo station wagon that was passed down to me.

What was your favorite cartoon/TV show as a kid?

The Roadrunner

What posters were hanging on your bedroom wall in high school?

I was a film fanatic so I had posters of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Pulp Fiction.