Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Announce New Album & Tour, Release Single with Nicki Bluhm
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe have announced that they will release a new studio album, dubbed New Ammo, on February 4 via Stoopid Records. In anticipation of the new record, the funk band released its first single, “My Baby”—which featuring Nicki Bluhm on vocals—on Paste yesterday.
The new release is a marked departure from the more roots-oriented feel of its predecessor, 2009’s Brother’s Keeper, mainly due to the doubling-up of the band’s already blistering horn section and their foray into a heavier rock vibe.
In support of New Ammo, Denson and his crew have also announced a number of winter tour dates. These new shows are in addition to the see their previously announced appearances at Jam Cruise and Costa Rica’s Jungle Jam. KDTU will devote select dates to the Ray Charles Boogaloo Dance Party with Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers and Zach Deputy.
You can check our recent interview with Denson, in which he discusses his Ray Charles tribute shows, here.
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Tour Dates
December 31 – Chicago, IL – Park West ^
January 4-9 Miami, FL – Jam Cruise
January 16-18 Costa Rica – Jungle Jam
January 23 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
January 24 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
January 25 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
January 26 York, PA – Strand Capital ^^
January 28 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall ^^^
January 29 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair ^^^
January 30 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts ^^^
January 31 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club ^^^
February 1 Westbury, NY – The Space at Westbury ^^^
February 13 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
February 14 Ashland, OR – Ashland Armory
February 15 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom *
February 16 Seattle, WA – The Neptune *
February 18 Missoula, MT – Top Hat
February 21 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
February 22 Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater **
February 23 Aspen CO – Belly Up Tavern ***
March 7 San Diego, CA – Belly Up
(^) w/ Robert Walter’s 20th Congress
(^^) w/ moe.
(^^^) w/ Tauk
(*) w/ Dirty Dozen Brass Band
(**) A Ray Charles Boogaloo Dance Party with Zach Deputy
(***) A Ray Charles Boogaloo Dance Party with Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers and Zach Deputy