ESPN Music: opening ceremony

Fitz and the Tantrums to play U.S. Open

August, 21, 2014
Aug 21
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Fitz and the Tantrums has come a long way since its critically acclaimed debut album dropped four years ago.

A year ago, the single "Out Of My League" from their second album, "More Than Just A Dream," hit No. 1 on Billboard's alternative songs chart. Monday, the Los Angeles-based indie pop band will add another career highlight when they perform live Monday at the opening ceremony for the U.S. Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

"We're so thrilled to be performing at the U.S. Open," founder and lead singer Michael Fitzpatrick told ESPN Music. "Our music has taken us to many fabulous places, but we never dreamed it would take us to Center Court. We can't wait to be hanging out with the rock stars of tennis."

The opening ceremony will air Monday on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. ET and will feature a ceremony with 1984 U.S. Open champions John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova triggering the lighting of the Empire State Building.

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