HIGHLAND PARK, IL – Multiplatinum, Grammy-nominated quintet OneRepublic announced today they will return to Ravinia for back-to-back shows on July 14 and 15 as part of their 2017 tour, featuring support from chart-topping group Fitz & The Tantrums and opener James Arthur, winner of series nine of Britain’s The X Factor.
OneRepublic released their debut recording, Dreaming Out Loud, in 2007. The album included the smash single “Apologize,” which shattered digital sales and airplay records worldwide and received a Grammy nomination. The band’s sophomore album, 2009’s Waking Up, produced three singles: “All the Right Moves,” “Secrets,” and “Good Life.”
OneRepublic’s third studio album, Native, was released in March 2013 and produced the hit singles “If I Lose Myself,” “Feel Again,” “Love Runs Out,” “I Lived,” and their biggest song to date, “Counting Stars,” which reached number one in 54 countries and has sold over 10 million downloads. Native sold over 5 million units worldwide. Their newest album, Oh My My, featuring the hit singles “Wherever I Go,” “Kids,” and new single “Let’s Hurt Tonight,” was released in the fall of 2016 on Mosley/Interscope Records and debuted at number three on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.
Fitz & The Tantrums
Los Angeles–based group Fitz & The Tantrums have quickly grown from independent upstarts to bonafide hitmakers. Their current album, titled Fitz & The Tantrums (on the Elektra label), was released last summer and features their biggest hit to date, “HandClap.” The RIAA-certified gold single has already made the top five on both the Hot AC and Alternative radio charts, and is currently ascending the Top 40 radio charts. Fitz & The Tantrums’ eponymous album follows their breakout major label debut, 2013’s More Than Just a Dream, which featured back-to-back number-one Alternative radio singles in the platinum track “The Walker” and the gold “Out of My League.” Both singles also enjoyed top-15 success on Hot AC. The band has performed countless sold-out headlining shows and is always a standout at music festivals around the world, including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and more. The band’s first full-length album, 2010’s Pickin’ Up the Pieces (released on indie label Dangerbird Records), spent 73 weeks on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart, peaking at number one.
James Arthur was crowned the winner of The X Factor UK’s ninth series in 2012. His debut single, “Impossible,” became the biggest X Factor winner’s song of all time, selling more than 1 million downloads and topping charts for several weeks. The buzz around the Middlesbrough-born singer was different to previous champions. He was regarded as the show’s first credible artist; Arthur not only possessed showmanlike qualities with an incredible, distinctive voice, but he could back up his stage presence with natural songwriting ability. Following two years away from the spotlight, Arthur returned last fall with his single “Say You Won’t Let Go.” The song shot straight to number one in his native UK, where it remained for three consecutive weeks. Last fall, Arthur released his second album, entitled Back from the Edge, which again went straight to number one in the UK. “Say You Won’t Let Go” has topped iTunes charts in more than 20 countries and has since gone on to sell more than 3 million downloads and tally more than 350 million streams on Spotify and a quarter of a billion total views on Vevo/YouTube around the globe.
Ravinia, located just north of Chicago, is North America’s oldest and most diverse music festival, presenting over 140 different events every summer, including the annual residency of the nation’s finest orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. As a nonprofit organization, Ravinia provides arts programs for over 75,000 people in communities within Cook and Lake Counties through its Reach*Teach*Play educations programs. Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute is a summer music conservatory which awards 60–70 fully paid fellowships each year to the most talented young professional musicians from around the world to work with an esteemed faculty and the headliners who frequent the festival.
For information, visit Ravinia.org.