Denison will be performing in Germany, Holland, and the UK in May and June. Here is a full list of the tour dates and a great review of his new album from Uncut Magazine.
May 15 – Bochum, DE @ Bochum Bahnhof Langendreer *
May 16 – Göttingen, DE @ Pools *
May 17 – Karlsruhe, DE @ Jubez *
May 18 – Trier, DE @ Exhaus *
May 19 – Hamburg, DE @ About Songs Festival (KNUST) *
May 21 – München, DE @ Kranhalle *
May 22 – Wien, AT @ B72 *
May 23 – Zürich, CH @ Komplex *
May 24 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof *
May 25 – Osnabruck, DE @ Kleine Freiheit *
May 26 – Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu *
May 28 – Münster, DE @ Gleis 22 *
May 29 – Köln, DE @ Gebäde 9 *
May 30 – Hannover, DE @ LUX *
May 31 – Dresden, DE @ Beatpol *
June 1 – Utrecht, Holland @ EKKO
June 3 – London, UK @ The Islington
June 4 – London, UK @ Society Of The Golden Slippers / Blacks (Invite Only Event)
June 5 – Manchester, UK @ The Castle
* w/ Rocky Votolato)
PASTEmagazine.com is featuring a full stream of Denison’s new album!
Listen right here: PASTEMAGAZINE.COM
Please join me for my hometown album release show at one of my favorite Philadelphia venues, Johnny Brenda’s on April 27, 2013. I had so much fun touring with a band this month that I’ve decided to fly everyone back to Philly for this special show. I’ll be joined on stage by members of Noah Gundersen’s band and some of the musicians featured on my album. My long time friends Soporus (formerly of Saxon Shore) will be supporting the show. See you there!
Advance tickets recommended: Johnny Brenda’s
Fifteen years into his musical career, Denison Witmer has recorded a self-titled album, his most direct statement to date.
In a world obsessed with “branding” and constructed media personas, he chose to call his ninth album Denison Witmer because ”I started thinking about the implications of what it’s like to work in an industry where I operate under my own name,” Denison explains. ”And my ultimate goal as a musician is to be honest with people, first and foremost.”
Inspiration for Denison Witmer came from an unlikely source. Listening to the radio, Denison found himself moved by an interview with R.A. Dickey, the major league pitcher whose so-so start convinced him to switch to the difficult knuckleball.
“The knuckleball is a kind of pitch that has absolutely no spin on it whatsoever,” Denison explains, “and you aim at a target, but you really have no idea where it’s going to go.” The learning curve first sent Dickey down to the minor leagues, then to the top of the majors, as he perfected his peculiar art.
Denison’s own peculiar art—like throwing the erratic knuckleball—also means going against the grain, and trusting in forces beyond his control. A composer of subtle, deeply sincere albums in the era of instant mp3s, he wrote this album partly about learning to accept the person, and the artist, he finds himself becoming.
“This is the turning point for me,” he says. ”Even though it’s late in my career, I can feel something moving.”
Denison’s new album “The Ones Who Wait” is out today! You can read more about it on Asthmatic Kitty’s website, stream it in its entirety at Paste Magazine, and buy it at the following online retailers:
Denison recently recorded this Chapel Session for Fuel Friends Blog…
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Welcome to the new Denison Witmer website. I will be releasing my new album, “The Ones Who Wait”, on Asthmatic Kitty Records in February 2012. Follow me on Twitter (@denisonwitmer), come see me on tour, and please stay tuned for more info soon!