June 20 2016


Brett Dennen will continue his extensive North American tour this fall. The six-week run of shows will kick off at Santa Cruz’s Rio Theatre on September 14 and includes stops in Tucson, Aspen, Birmingham, Nashville, Atlanta and Philadelphia among many others. The tour also includes performances during both weekends of the Austin City Limits Music Festival. See below for complete tour details.
The tour celebrates Dennen’s acclaimed new album Por Favor, which is out now on Elektra Records and will be available on vinyl starting July 1. Earlier this spring, the acclaimed singer-songwriter stopped by to perform three songs on “CBS This Morning: Saturday Sessions” (watch him play “Cassidy,” “Bonfire” and “I’ll Be On Your Side”). Additionally, Dennen was recently featured on KCRW’s prestigious “Morning Becomes Eclectic” who hails, “his newest batch of tracks reveals a raw vulnerability.”
Por Favor, which was produced by Grammy Award-winner Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell), continues to receive widespread critical praise:
“It’s a thrill to hear Dennen go through this process, uncovering self-truths and forming new questions along the way. Por Favor paves a redemptive journey into a heart that’s not always happy and draws a portrait of a maturing artist mired in shadow pining for daylight…sometimes serene and sometimes fierce, Por Favor nourishes healing assertions and sounds.”—The Huffington Post
 “fuses his folky style of the past with calypso sounds”—The Wall Street Journal
 “…he strips his music down to the barest essentials to create what is easily his most vulnerable and intimate album.”—AllMusic
Por Favor is like listening to Dennen on vacation, somewhere warm and with endless chill and plenty of rum.”—No Depression
“…the album shows Dennen at his most vulnerable, both lyrically and sonically.”
The Bluegrass Situation
Of his intention with Por Favor, Dennen explains, “When you say please, you’re asking something to come into your life. It might mean that you’re weak and need something to make you strong. But you’re admitting to some sort of weakness or some form of humility. Vulnerable was another word that kept coming up when I was making this record. Is there something I’m scared to say? Can I dig a little deeper, reveal a little bit more? How far can I go? That was my direction, and once I got that in place, I started shooting down things that weren’t in that zone.”
Cobb adds, “I worked with Brett because of his beautiful balance of wit and melody. He’s very timeless in his writing and you really can hear his personality in every note he sings. The record was made totally live and we recorded all the vocals live with the band. It really was produced as stripped-down as 
possible—we tried to make every note matter.”
Por Favor is Dennen’s sixth full-length album and his first since 2013’s Smoke and Mirrors. Released to widespread acclaim, Rolling Stone called his most recent record his “strongest effort yet,” while NPR’s “Weekend Edition” described it as “a deeply personal work.” Since his breakout self-titled debut in 2004, Dennen has performed on the “Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “CONAN” and has played to sold-out audiences worldwide.
1. What’s The Secret?
2. Cassidy
3. Stand Up For It
4. Bonfire
5. Strawberry Road
6. Another Life
7. Where We Left Off
8. Burning Spirit
9. Tengboche
10. I’ll Be On Your Side
July 14—Brownfield, ME—Stone Mountain Arts Center*
July 15—Lowell, MA—Boarding House Park*
July 16—Montpelier, VT—Do Good Fest
July 17—Montauk, NY—The Surf Lodge
July 18—Amagansett, NY—The Stephen Talkhouse*
July 21—Washington, DC—9:30 Club*
July 21-24—Trumansburg, NY—Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance
July 22—Newport, RI—Newport Folk Festival
July 25—Indianapolis, IN—Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park†
July 27—Louisville, KY—Louisville Waterfront*
July 28—Ann Arbor, MI—Sonic Lunch
July 29—Kalamazoo, MI—Bell’s Electric CafĂ©*
July 30—Kent, OH—The Kent Stage*
August 20—Littleton, CO—On Tap with KBCO‡
August 20—Breckenridge, CO—Mountain Town Music Festival
September 14—Santa Cruz, CA—Rio Theatre~
September 15—Calpine, CA—Sierra Valley Lodge~
September 16—Lincoln, CA—Thunder Valley Casino Resort#
September 17—San Luis Opisbo, CA—Freemont Theatre~
September 18—Santa Barbara, CA—Lobero Theatre~
September 20—Tucson, AZ—191 Toole~
September 22—Telluride, CO—Club Red~
September 23—Aspen, CO—Belly Up~
September 24—Park City, UT—O.P. Rockwell~
September 25—Missoula, MT—The Top Hat~
September 27—Ashland, OR—Ashland Armory~
September 28—Bend, OR—Tower Theatre~
October 2—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits
October 9—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits
October 10—New Orleans, LA—The Parish~
October 11—Memphis, TN—Minglewood Hall – 1884 Lounge~
October 12—Birmingham, AL—Iron City~
October 14—Nashville, TN—City Winery~
October 15—Carrboro, NC—Cat’s Cradle~
October 16—Asheville, NC—Grey Eagle~
October 17—Atlanta, CA—Terminal West~
October 18—Rocky Mount, VA—The Harvester Performance Center~
October 21—Portsmouth, NH—Music Hall~
October 22—Hartford, CT—Infinity Hall~
October 24—Philadelphia, PA—Union Transfer~
October 26—Toronto, ON—Opera House
October 27—Ann Arbor, MI—Blind Pig~
October 28—Milwaukee, WI—Pabst Theatre~
October 29—St. Louis, MO—Off Broadway~
*with special guest Esme Patterson
†appearing with The Head and the Heart
‡appearing with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
#appearing with The Avett Brothers
~with special guest Lily & Madeleine
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