William Fitzsimmons Announces February West Coast Tour

Illinois based singer-songwriter, William Fitzsimmons, announced he will be hitting the road in February with Over The Rhine for a special solo West Coast run. The tour will launch in Portland, OR on February 10th and bring Fitzsimmons down the coast before it wraps on February 18th in Los Angeles. It will also include a special headlining solo gig at Harlows in Sacramento on February 12th.

William’s latest release, Lions, debuted at #2 on the Top New Artist Albums’ chart, as well as Top 5 on the Folk Albums chart. The career-defining album was produced by Chris Walla (guitarist for Death Cab For Cutie and previous production credits with Tegan and Sara, The Decemberists, The Postal Service and others). In August, Fitzsimmons also released a special EP titled Acoustic Sessions - a collection of stripped down recordings from Lions.

The appeal of Fitzsimmons’ sound is indicative of his unique upbringing and consequent life experience. Born to two blind parents, Fitzsimmons grew up in a home where sound - particularly music - was integral to communication. His parents had an assortment of guitars, pianos and other instruments, and introduced young William to the music of James Taylor, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, among others. For many years, armed with a Master's degree in counseling, he worked as a mental health therapist, and only began recording his songs during graduate school breaks. Fitzsimmons’ music has also been licensed to a wide variety of networks including ABC, NBC, MTV, Lifetime and CW and he has been featured in Billboard, NPR, Rolling Stone, Paste, Spin, NYLON Guys, Musikexpress, Uncut, Q Magazine and American Songwriter Magazine.

Watch the video for “Lion” here:

Complete Tour Dates
** Solo
+ w/ Over The Rhine

02/10/15 - Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater +
02/12/15 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlows **
02/13/15 - Berkeley, CA @ Freight & Salvage +
02/14/15 - Mill Valley, CA @ Sweetwater Music Hall +
02/15/15 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theatre +
02/17/15 - Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern +
02/18/15 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour +
02/20/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Musical Instrument Museum +

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