Stand Up For It,” the latest song to be revealed off Brett Dennen’s anticipated new full-length record Por Favor, is premiering via Relix. The song is available now with album pre-order and can be streamed/shared here: Por Favor will be released May 20 on Elektra Records.

In celebration of the new album, Dennen will embark on an extensive headlining tour this spring and summer as well as several shows supporting The Avett Brothers and appearances at the Hangout Music Festival, Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival and the recently added Austin City Limits. See below for complete details.

Produced by Grammy Award-winner Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson), Por Favor was recorded in Nashville and features ten new songs. The album is receiving early critical buzz from Billboard as well as from The Wall Street Journal, who raves that it “fuses his folky style of the past with calypso sounds.”

Of his intention with Por Favor, Dennen explains, “When you say please, you’re asking something to come into your life. It might mean that you’re weak and need something to make you strong. But you’re admitting to some sort of weakness or some form of humility. Vulnerable was another word that kept coming up when I was making this record. Is there something I’m scared to say? Can I dig a little deeper, reveal a little bit more? How far can I go? That was my direction, and once I got that in place, I started shooting down things that weren’t in that zone.”

Cobb adds, “I worked with Brett because of his beautiful balance of wit and melody. He’s very timeless in his writing and you really can hear his personality in every note he sings. The record was made totally live and we recorded all the vocals live with the band. It really was produced as stripped-down as 
possible—we tried to make every note matter.”


1. What’s The Secret?

2. Cassidy

3. Stand Up For It

4. Bonfire

5. Strawberry Road

6. Another Life

7. Where We Left Off

8. Burning Spirit

9. Tengboche

10. I’ll Be On Your Side


May 6—Nashville, TN—Bridgestone Arena*

May 7—Alpharetta, GA—Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre*

May 8—Charleston, WV—Mountain Stage

May 10—Wilmington, NC—Brooklyn Arts Center†

May 11—Columbia, SC—Music Farm Columbia†

May 13—Cherokee, TX—Cherokee Creek Music Festival

May 14—Greenville, SC—Artisphere Festival

May 15—Fairfax, VA—Eagle Bank Arena*

May 20—Gulf Shores, AL—Hangout Music Festival

May 21—Dallas, TX—Granada Theatre

May 22—Houston, TX—Warehouse Live Studio

May 24—Denver, CO—Gothic Theatre†

May 26—Phoenix, AZ—The Crescent Ballroom†

May 27—Los Angeles, CA—El Rey Theatre†

May 29—Solana Beach, CA—Belly Up Tavern

May 31—San Francisco, CA—Great American Music Hall†

June 1—San Francisco, CA—Great American Music Hall†

June 2—Portland, OR—Wonder Ballroom†

June 3—Seattle, WA—Neptune Theatre†

June 4—Boise, ID—Egyptian Theatre†

June 7—Minneapolis, MN—First Line Music Café†

June 8—Chicago, IL—Thalia Hall†

June 10—Manchester, TN—Bonnaroo

June 11—Charlottesville, VA—nTelos Wireless Pavilion‡

June 12—Pittsburgh, PA—Mr. Small’s Theatre†

June 13—New York, NY—Bowery Ballroom†

June 14—New York, NY—Bowery Ballroom†

July 14—Brownfield, ME—Stone Mountain Arts Center

July 15—Lowell, MA—Boarding House Park

July 17—Montauk, NY—The Surf Lodge

July 18—Amagansett, NY—The Stephen Talkhouse

July 21—Trumansburg, NY—Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance

July 22—Newport, RI—Newport Folk Festival

July 25—Indianapolis, IN—Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park

July 27—Louisville, KY—Louisville Waterfront

July 28—Ann Arbor, MI—Sonic Lunch

July 29—Kalamazoo, MI—Bell’s Electric Café

July 30—Kent, OH—The Kent Stage

September 16—Lincoln, CA—Thunder Valley Casino Resort*

September 30-October 2—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits

October 7-9—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits

*appearing with The Avett Brothers

†with special guest Firekid

‡appearing with Lake Street Dive

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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