Brett Dennen announces summer tour behind Loverboy

Brett Dennen announces his summer headlining tour in support of his fourth studio album Loverboy out April 12th through Dualtone Records. The tour kicks off on May 5th at Fitzgerald’s in Houston, TX and continues through June 25th with a show at Fox Theatre in Oakland, CA.  Dennen will also play prestigious venues such as Webster Hall in NYC and Moore Theater in Seattle, WA. See below for full itinerary.

Dennen’s latest album comes in the wake of his critically acclaimed catalogue. NPR has said, “The first time you hear Brett Dennen, it’s his voice that stops you short and makes you pay attention.” Rolling Stone named Dennen one of their “Artists To Watch” and Entertainment Weekly said, “Big talent with a young face and an old soul.”

Loverboy is already receiving early commercial success as the album’s first single “Sydney (I’ll Come Running)” continues to move up the Triple A charts with more than 30 top market stations spinning the track including KCRW-Los Angeles, WXRT-Chicago, KFOG-San Francisco, KMTT-Seattle, WRNR-Baltimore and KINK-Portland. Dennen will also appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live on March 21st, 2011, marking the album’s national TV debut.

For his headlining tour, Dennen has teamed up with Eventful, Inc to give fans the opportunity to “demand” a VIP soundcheck experience in their town.  Three cities will win, however all fans will be entered to win an exclusive one on one hang with Brett at their show. Details at

Fans also have a chance to secure tickets early through Ticketmaster’s pre-sale starting February 8th at 10:00 AM local time and ending on February 10th at 10:00 PM local time.

Those that purchase Loverboy during the presale will receive an advance download of Dennen’s new single “Sydney (I’ll Come Running)” and will have the chance to win Brett’s handwritten lyrics to one of the 13 tracks from the new album. The first 300 purchasers to redeem their codes for the single will automatically receive an autographed copy of the album.

The album will also be available for pre-order through iTunes starting February 15th.

Tour Dates:

*May 5th                                     Houston, TX                                         Fitzgerald’s
*May 6th                                     Austin, TX                                          La Zona Rosa
May 7th                                       Dallas, TX                                          Granada
*May 9th                                        Orlando, FL                                    Beacham Theater
*May 10th                                     Ft. Lauderdale, FL                            Culture Room
*May 11th                                     Tampa, FL                                           State Theatre
*May 13th                                     Atlanta, GA                                        Variety Playhouse
*May 14th                                     Nashville, TN                                       Cannery Ballroom
*May 15th                                     Asheville, NC                                       Orange Peel
May 17th                                     Philadelphia, PA                                   Theatre of Living Arts
May 18th                                     Boston, MA                                          Royale
May 19th                                     New York, NY                                        Webster Hall
May 21st                                     Washington, DC                                    9:30 Club
*May 23rd                                     New Haven, CT                                  Toad’s Place
*May 24th                                     Portland, ME                                        State Theatre
*May 26th                                     Burlington, VT                                      Higher Ground
*May 27th                                    Montreal, QC                                        Café Campus
May 28th                                     Toronto, ONT                                        Opera House
*May 29th                                     Detroit, MI                                         St Andrew’s Hall
*June 1st                                     Louisville, KY                                      Headliners
*June 2nd                                    Indianapolis, IN                                   The Vogue
June 3rd                                       Chicago, IL                                         The Vic Theatre
June 4th                                       Milwaukee, WI                                   Turner Hall Ballroom
June 5th                                       Minneapolis, MN                                Pantages Theatre
June 7th                                       Aspen, CO                                           Belly Up
June 8th                                       Denver, CO                                          Ogden Theatre
June 9th                                       Salt Lake City, UT                            In the Venue
June 10th                                     Boise, ID                                           Knitting Factory
June 11th                                     Spokane, WA                                         Knitting Factory
*June 13th                                     Vancouver, BC                                       Vogue Theatre
*June 14th                                     Seattle, WA                                         Moore Theatre
*June 15th                                     Portland, OR                                        Crystal Ballroom
June 17th                                     Chico, CA                                           El Rey Theatre
*June 18th                                     Los Angeles, CA                                     Orpheum Theatre
*June 19th                                     San Diego, CA                                       House of Blues
*June 21st                                     Tucson, AZ                                          Rialto Theatre
*June 22nd                                     Phoenix, AZ                                        Marquee Theatre 
*June 23rd                                     Las Vegas, NV                                       Silverton Casino
June 24th                                     Reno, NV                                           Knitting Factory
June 25th                                     Oakland, CA                                         Fox Theatre

* Denotes Dawes as opener.