William Fitzsimmons Celebrates Career High Debut At #3 On Billboard's Heatseekers Chart



“Incredibly talented...” – Q Magazine

"'Gold in the Shadow' is a masterpiece, simple as that." – The Appalachian

"Clearly, the Illinois singer knows there's strength in fragility." – Montreal Gazette

“’Gold In The Shadow’ continues [Fitzsimmons] career-long streak of fantastic records.”
Daily News

"…not only an artist worth catching here, but worth following in the future."
– The Onion

Nettwerk Records and William Fitzsimmons are pleased to celebrate William’s career high album debut, with Gold In The Shadow landing at #3 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, as well as #3 on the Folk Albums Chart, #41 on the Overall Digital Albums Chart and #161 on the Billboard Top 200.

William’s success spreads well beyond the US borders, with a Billboard Top 200 debut in Canada (#163) and top 50 in their Overall Digital Chart. The album has been highly praised by the UK press (4/5 star reviews from Uncut, Music OMH and more), and is expected to debut in the Top 100 in both Germany and Holland later this week.

Fitzsimmons is currently on the road in support of Gold In The Shadow throughout the spring. See below for current headlining dates.

03/23/11 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern (w/ Slow Runner)
03/24/11 - Wakefield, QC @ Black Sheep Inn (w/ Slow Runner)
03/25/11 - Oswego, NY @ Sheldon Ballroom (w/ Matt Pfeifer)
03/26/11 - Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle (w/ Slow Runner)
03/28/11 - Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rose (w/ Slow Runner)
03/29/11 - Sherbrooke, QC @ Theatre Granada (w/ Slow Runner)
03/30/11 - Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square (w/ Slow Runner)
03/31/11 - Keene, NH @ The Starving Artist (w/ Slow Runner)
04/01/11 - New York, NY @ Canal Room (w/ Slow Runner)
04/02/11 - Boston, MA @ The Red Room (w/ Slow Runner)
04/03/11 - Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse (w/ Slow Runner)
04/05/11 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox (w/ Slow Runner)
04/06/11 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live (w/ Slow Runner)
04/07/11 - Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head On Stage (w/ Slow Runner)
04/08/11 - Vienna, VA @ Jammin' Java (w/ Slow Runner)
04/09/11 - Vienna, VA @ Jammin' Java (w/ Slow Runner)
04/10/11 - Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House Music Hall (w/ Slow Runner)
04/12/11 - Charlotte, NC @ Evening Muse (w/ Slow Runner)
04/13/11 - Knoxville, TN @ The Square Room (w/ Slow Runner)
04/14/11 - Atlanta, GA @ Smith's Olde Bar (w/ Slow Runner)
04/15/11 - Birmingham, AL @ Workplay (w/ Slow Runner)
04/16/11 - Savannah, GA @ The Wormhole (w/ Slow Runner)
04/17/11 - Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley (w/ Slow Runner)
04/19/11 - Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe (w/ Slow Runner)
04/20/11 - Conway, AR @ Hendrix College
04/21/11 - Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee (w/ Slow Runner)
04/22/11 - Dallas, TX @ The Loft (w/ Slow Runner)
04/23/11 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's (w/ Slow Runner)
04/24/11 - Austin, TX @ Stubb's Bar-B-Q (w/ Slow Runner)
04/26/11 - Newport, KY @ Southgate House (w/ Slow Runner)
04/27/11 - Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark (w/ Slow Runner)
04/28/11 - Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall (w/ Slow Runner)
04/29/11 - Chicago, IL @ Old Town School of Folk Music (w/ Slow Runner)
04/30/11 - Iowa City, IA @ The Mill (w/ Slow Runner)
05/01/11 - St. Louis, MO @ Firebird (w/ Slow Runner)
05/04/11 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch (w/ Slow Runner)
05/06/11 - San Diego, CA @ Anthology (w/ Slow Runner)
05/07/11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe (w/ Slow Runner)
05/08/11 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent (w/ Slow Runner)
05/10/11 - Eugene, OR @ W.O.W. Hall (w/ Slow Runner)
05/11/11 - Seattle, WA @ Triple Door (w/ Slow Runner)
05/12/11 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios (w/ Slow Runner)
05/13/11 - Vancouver, BC @ Waldorf Cabaret (w/ Slow Runner)
05/14/11 - Kelowna, BC @ Streaming Cafe (SOLD OUT)
05/15/11 - Spokane, WA @ A Club
05/17/11 - Boise, ID @ Nuerolux (w/ Slow Runner)
05/18/11 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge (w/ Slow Runner)
05/20/11 - Denver, CO @ Swallow Hill (w/ Slow Runner)
05/21/11 - Fort Collins, CO @ Avogadro's Number (w/ Slow Runner)

 

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Penny Palmer | ppalmer@nettwerk.com