SXSW Preview! Brett Dennen’s “Sydney (I’ll Come Running)

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I first saw Brett Dennen many moons ago, opening for my friends ALO in Santa Barbara. It’s hard not to notice him, physically-speaking – he’s a very tall redhead with a babyface. A shy guy who sang pop songs so cute and sweet that they just didn’t seem to match his stature, as strange as that might sound.

But I loved his music right away and, in the years since, he seems to get better and better! KCRW’s Chris Douridas is among his biggest fans and he hosted him for a live performance a couple years back and he had a big hit on our airwaves with “Make You Crazy.”

Jason Bentley has been spinning his new single almost every day on Morning Becomes Eclectic so I’m sure you’ve heard the excellent “Sydney (I’ll Come Running)”

I cannot wait to hear more songs from the new album “Loverboy,” out April 12 on Dualtone Records, and I’m SO excited that he will be performing on March 16 as part of KCRW’s official day showcase at SXSW! See the full lineup here and his other tour dates below!


Tour Dates:

March 16th                                 Austin, TX                                     KCRW Showcase at SXSW!
*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