William Fitzsimmons' New Album 'Lions' Out Now; Streaming On Soundcloud

"He might look like another one of those bearded boys with an acoustic guitar and a sensitive soul, yet the singer-songwriter's latest LP displays subtlety
that distinguishes him." - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"Fitzsimmons...knocks it out of the park with 'Fortune,' a cascading, mysterious
song about a moment at the crossroads." - American Songwriter

William Fitzsimmons' fifth studio album is out now. Lions was produced by Chris Walla (guitarist for Death Cab For Cutie with previous production credits with Tegan and Sara, The Decemberists and The Postal Service, among others) at Hall of Justice in Seattle. On this record, Fitzsimmons' explores his personal changes over the years since 2011's release, Gold In The Shadow.

Leading up to the release of Lions, Fitzsimmons debuted a few tracks from the record. Late in 2013 Fitzsimmons gave listeners the first taste of the record with the premiere of an acoustic version of his track "Centralia" on Paste. He released the first single from the album, "Fortune," in January with a track premiere on American Songwriter and video premiere on The AV Club. Bringing him right up to the release date Fitzsimmons also debuted two other acoustic versions of tracks from the record with "Sister" on The Wall Street Journal and "Took" on Rolling Stone.

Purchase Lions:
iTunes
Amazon

This spring, Fitzsimmons will embark on a North American tour in support of the album. The tour will kick off with two New York shows on April 15 at Littlefield in Brooklyn and on April 16 at the NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts. Along the way Fitzsimmons will stop in major markets like Nashville, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago and play the Houston Free Press Summer Fest on June 1 before ending his tour on June 15 in Cambridge, MA at The Sinclair. See below for a full list of tour dates. To purchase tickets for any of these shows please go here.

Lions Track List:
1. Well Enough
2. Josie's Song
3. Brandon
4. Took
5. Fortune
6. Blood/Chest
7. Hold On
8. Centralia
9. From You
10. Sister
11. Lions
12. Speak

2014 Tour Dates
April
15 - Brooklyn, NY - Littlefield*
16 - New York, NY - NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts*
17 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer*
18 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater*
20 - Washington, DC - The Howard Theatre^
21 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery***
22 - Charlottesville, VA - The Southern*
24 - Raleigh, NC - The Pour House*
25 - Atlanta, GA - Vinyl^
27 - Nashville, TN - Exit In*

May
03 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall^
04 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre^
06 - Iowa City, IA - The Englert Theatre^
07 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center^
08 - Omaha, NE - Waiting Room^
10 - Denver, CO - Daniels Hall @ Swallow Hill^
11 - Boulder, CO - eTown Hall
13 - Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room^
15 - Seattle, WA - The Triple Door (Early & Late show)^
16 - Bellingham, WA - The Wild Buffalo^
17 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret^
18 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge^
19 - Eugene, OR - WOW Hall^
21 - Sacramento, CA - Harlows^
22 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent^
23 - Los Angeles, CA - Largo at the Coronet^
24 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour^
25 - Pomona, CA - The Glass house*
27 - Las Vegas, NV - Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel Casino*
28 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom*
30 - Dallas, TX - The Kessler Theater*
31 - Austin, TX - The Parish*

June
01 - Houston, TX - Free Press Summer Fest
05 - St. Louis, MO - The Gramophone*
06 - Chicago, IL - Old Town School of Folk Music*
07 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark*
08 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club*
09 - Buffalo, NY - Iron Works*
11 - Quebec, QC - Le Cercle**
12 - Montreal, QC - Cafe Campus**
13 - Burlington, VT - Signal Kitchen*
14 - Northhampton, MA - Iron Horse*
15 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair*

*- w/ Leif Vollebekk
^- w/ Ben Sollee
**- An Evening With William Fitzsimmons
***- w/ Jake Phillips

Press contact: 

Danielle Romeo | romeo@nettwerk.com