Brett Dennen Hope For The Hopeless Album & Tour
Singer/songwriter Brett Dennen's October release Hope For The Hopeless on Dualtone Music Group/Downtown Music will be followed by a pared-down mini-tour sponsored by organic drink-maker Guayaki Yerba Mate. Tickets are available now for the intimate tour which starts in Portland, OR on November 3 and wraps at New York City's Canal Room November 18. Please see below for a full list of dates. The mini-tour is a return to the smaller venues Brett began playing just five years ago; Dennen and his full band are preparing a larger headlining tour for early 2009.
The tour celebrates the release of Dennen's third album Hope For The Hopeless out October 21. Fans can pre-order through www.brettdennen.net and the first 200 fans to order will receive an autographed album and a chance to win a Martin acoustic guitar hand-painted by Dennen.
This summer, while on the road with John Mayer, USA Today listed Brett among three artists worth arriving early for stating, "these opening acts are the talent before the star storm." Brett's audiences have consistently doubled in size with each return to a city. Adding fuel to the fire is Hope For The Hopeless' first single, "Make You Crazy" featuring Afrobeat king Femi Kuti. It is an infectious, up-tempo song already playing on tastemaker stations across the U.S.
Hope For The Hopeless features an increasingly electric take on Brett's narrative-rich songs and pop, folk, rock and Afro-Caribbean sounds.
The album was recorded at the Village Recorder Studios in Los Angeles with multi-platinum producer John Alagia (John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band). Brett cites inspiration ranging from Fela Kuti's Expensive Shit/Ransome Kuti, to Joni Mitchell's Court And Spark, to The Rolling Stones' Exile On Main St.
10/31/08 Fri Waterfront at The Aloha Tower Honolulu, HI
11/03/08 Mon Doug Fir Portland, OR
11/05/08 Wed The Triple Door Seattle, WA
11/06/08 Thu The Independent San Francisco, CA
11/07/08 Fri The Hotel Cafe Los Angeles, CA
11/08/08 Sat The Hotel Cafe Los Angeles, CA
11/10/08 Mon The Walnut Room Denver, CO
11/11/08 Tue Continental Club Austin, TX
11/13/08 Thu Schubas Chicago, IL
11/14/08 Fri Rams Head Live Baltimore, MD
11/15/08 Sat Tin Angel Philadelphia, PA
11/16/08 Sun Club Passim Cambridge, MA
11/18/08 Tue The Canal Room New York, NY
Brett Dennen "Make You Crazy" on WFUV