Fitz and Noelle Scaggs join Morgan Evans for a Philly road trip in the FIAT 500L.
Currently on an extensive US tour across some of the biggest cities in America, Fitz And The Tantrums join writer and comedian Morgan Evans on a quick drive around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the comfort of the new FIAT 500L.
Fitz and the Tantrums hit Philly on their US tour
As Fitz and the Tantrums hit the fifth most populous city in the US for their show at the stunning Electric Factory, singers Michael 'Fitz' Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs decide to take in a bit more of the city on another exciting drive in the back of a FIAT 500L. First stop is Fishtown, a neighbourhood whose strong creative ethic is currently attracting a lot of artists from other areas of the city. Visiting Nic Nacs 4 Peanuts, which sells antiques, toys and old vinyls, Noelle comes across some significant musical gems. 'This is the record that got me into singing', she reveals, brandishing En Vogue's debut single 'Hold On'.
Watch Fitz and Noelle on their Philly tour with the FIAT 500L:
'This is one of the founding cities of America so the history here, you are literally walking by buildings that were built in the 1700s', Fitz explains, as he Noelle and Morgan make their way to specialist sandwich bar Paesano's at the 9th St. Italian Market where they subsequently enjoy a taste of Philly's Italian-American culinary heritage. They also take the FIAT 500L on a scenic drive down Kelly Drive by the Schuylkill River, where the trees at this time of the year are particularly magnificent, and do the customary run up the Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Fitz drew a lot of inspiration for current album 'More Than Just a Dream' from his experiences in hometown LA - notably on 2014 Oscars song 'The Walker', which is a true story about a topless ageing man who used to power-walk around the Silver Lake Reservoir every morning, near where Fitz' home studio was situated - so after his FIAT 500L tour, he'll have plenty to inspire him for album three.
Fitz and the Tantrums continue their US tour through November and December 2014. See their full touring schedule here.
You can stay up-to-date with Morgan Evans and info about the web series that Morgan is doing for MTV at totallymorgan.com or by using @totallymorgan on twitter.
Check out the video for latest single 'Fools Gold':