Fitz and the Tantrums will once again be making your hands clap on Thanksgiving.
The “Out of My League” outfit is set to perform during this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade after previously playing the famed event in 2016. Speaking with ABC Audio, co-vocalist Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick shares what it means to him to be part of an American tradition.
“Anybody that grew up in the States, what do you do on Thanksgiving? You have the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on in the background, and you’re checking in on it, watching it,” Fitz says. “So, I mean, it’s a dream come true. My mother-in-law is over the moon, she’s already got it scheduled for taping to record it and stuff.”
During this year’s parade, Fitz and the Tantrums will be on a Lego float after they were on the King’s Hawaiian float for their first go-round, during which they performed from the top of a volcano.
“We’re so high up on this volcano that we can see right into all these super fancy apartments on Fifth Avenue, and I was, like, ‘Whoa, look at that! Is that a Rothko up there on the wall?’” Fitz recalls. “It was just a surreal experience, and it was really cool to have all these people on the sides so into it.”
“It is really fun,” adds co-vocalist Noelle Scaggs.
However, if they could change one thing about their parade experience this time, it would be the weather.
“It was so cold!” Scaggs laughs.
“I’m hoping that it’s not gonna be as cold this time, but knowing our luck, it’ll be even colder,” Fitz quips.
The 2022 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will air November 24 at 9 a.m. ET/PT on NBC.
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