Fresh of the release of their second full length-album, Natural Mind
, Asheville-based funk/soul outfit The Fritz
kicks off the southeastern leg of it's fall tour tonight at Chattanooga's Revelry Room
, and the band will grind out the remainder of 2017 up and down the east coast. This run will see the band through a six show run through Florida from early to mid December, before ultimately ending with a big late-night New Year's Eve show with The James Brown Dance Party
at Gramercy Theatre
in New York City. This band have been on a tear in 2017; continuously generating buzz across the festival scene and beyond. See below for a full list of remaining 2017 dates, and make sure to follow the band on Facebook
for all of the latest updates.
After four years of traveling the East Coast, steadily building a reputation as a live act not to be missed, Asheville music ambassadors The Fritz, played a strong year of sets showing thousands of new fans what throngs of Southeastern music lovers have known for years: The Fritz likes to get funky. As much as they take their funk seriously, the band takes it’s rock-honed songwriting just as seriously, but the wellcrafted song is not the only final product in the live forum. Individually, the members of The Fritz are masters of improvisation, carefully weaving their personality into each performance.
While the music may range from hard driving soul to progressive rock, a common thread of The Fritz’s passionate energy reigns true in each show. Whether live or in the studio, the band creates an energetic dance party every time. In March of 2013, The Fritz released Bootstrap, a collection of songs written over their years touring the Southeast. The boys played their biggest year to date in 2015. Completing appearances at festivals such as Wakarusa and Camp Barefoot, they are currently working on their upcoming third audio and video release. New fans and old eagerly anticipate the new music. The Fritz looks forward to a great year in 2016, as they continue their relentless drive to bring intoxicating live music to crowds everywhere.
In March of 2013, The Fritz released their second studio effort "Bootstrap". The album is a collection of songs the band wrote over the past 4 years while traveling the Southeast, steadily building a reputation as a live act not to be missed. As they enter 2014, the band begins pre-production for their next studio album to be recorded in their hometown of Asheville, NC. If fans can't wait for the next studio release they can have their pick of several recent live shows available for free download on their website.
Things have only been getting busier for The Fritz, and the future promises to be exciting. Be on the lookout for the band at venues and festivals throughout the East Coast and Midwest as they continue to bring their relentless drive of intoxicating energy to crowds everywhere.
The Fritz 2017 Tour Dates:
11/3 Chattanooga, TN: Revelry Room ^
11/4 Atlanta, GA: Aisle 5 ^
11/10 Raleigh, NC: The Pour House Music Hall $
11/11 Asheville, NC: Asheville Music Hall #
11/16 Nashville, TN: The 5 Spot ^
11/18 Richmond, VA: The Camel
12/1 Wilmington, NC: The Whiskey
12/2 Charleston, SC: Charleston Pourhouse ~
12/6 Jupiter, FL: Guanabanas
12/7 Boca Raton, FL: The Funky Biscuit ~
12/8-10 Key West, FL: The Green Parrot
12/14 Orlando, FL: The Social +
12/15 Jacksonville, FL: 1904 Music Hall >
12/16 Tampa, FL: Skipper's Smokehouse =
12/31 New York, NY: The Gramercy Theatre *
^ - w/ Dynamo
$ - w/ Bella's Bartok
# - w/ Swift Technique
~ - w/ Goose
+ - w/ Leisure Chief and Oklahoma Stackhouse
> - w/ The Groove Orient and The Bleu Cats
= - w/ Leisure Chief
* - w/ James Brown Dance Party