Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals with special guests Fitz and the Tantrums
Venue: Virginia Tech Drillfield, Blacksburg
Organizations: Anderson .Paak, Fitz and the Tantrums
Date: Friday, October 11, 2019
Time: 6:30 - 10:00 PM
Event Types: Music
Cost: Free
Virginia Tech and the Virginia Tech Alumni Association presents Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals with special guests Fitz and the Tantrums in concert on Friday, October 11, 2019 on the Virginia Tech Drillfield.

Join us as we celebrate the momentum of Virginia Tech and kick off the university’s 4th Comprehensive Campaign.

Brandon Paak Anderson, better known by his stage name Anderson .Paak, is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist from Oxnard, California. At the 2019 Grammy Awards, Paak won his first Grammy award for Best Rap Performance with the song "Bubblin". He released his debut album, "O.B.E. Vol.1" in 2012 under the name Breezy Lovejoy. He released "Venice" on October 28, 2014 as Anderson .Paak, which was followed by "Malibu", on January 15, 2016.

He was showcased more than any other vocalist on Dr. Dre's album "Compton" as he contributed six songs with a #2 pop hit and also worked with artists Ice Cube, Eminem, Marsha Ambrosius,= and Kendrick Lamar.

Anderson .Paak is regularly accompanied by the band The Free Nationals, who play a variety of instruments such as electric guitar, bass, piano, keyboards and drums and also serve as backing vocalists.


Fitz and The Tantrums are an American indie pop and neo soul band from Los Angeles that formed in 2008 and is led by the band's founder Michael Fitzpatrick. With their lively sonic mix of '80s New Wave, blue-eyed soul, disco, and dance-pop, the band is known for its explosive, no-holds barred live shows.

Their debut studio album, "Pickin' Up the Pieces", was released in August 2010 on indie label Dangerbird Records and received critical acclaim. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. The band has since released three follow-up albums.

Fitzpatrick has said that the band's musical style can be fairly described as "soul-influenced indie pop." He noted that while the band is influenced by the classic songs of the Motown and Stax record labels, the band is not trying to create an exact replica of that music.


DJ Earworm will kick off the festivities off at 6:30 pm.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

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