William Fitzsimmons Announces October Tour; Watch “Better” Video

June 22, 2015 BY Nettwerk

In October, William Fitzsimmons will head back on the road with Jake Phillips for a series of dates following the nearly sold-out tour with Denison Witmer last month.
Partnering with The Bluegrass Situation, Fitzsimmons shares the official music video for “Better” from the mini-album titled Pittsburgh (out now via Nettwerk Records).
“‘Better’ is simply about accepting that you can’t save somebody who isn’t ready to be saved,” Fitzsimmons explains. “Death, abuse, addiction … it doesn’t matter. You do everything in your power, but that can only go so far. It’s not a pleasant place to have to get to, but it’s a necessary one.”
Watch (& Share) The “Better” Live Performance Video: 

Pittsburgh is a collection of seven songs about the city where he was born and raised. Fitzsimmons credits the gift of music to his mother, and consequently his grandmother. In October 2014, his grandmother passed away and during the three days spent putting her to rest, Pittsburgh was formed.

Available only through Spotify, Fitzsimmons will release a deluxe package of the album featuring three acoustic tracks, including a live version taped during last month’s tour (out July 24).  See full track list below.
 ‘Deluxe Album’ Track List:
1. I Had To Carry Her (Virginia’s Song)
2. Falling On My Sword
3. Better
4. Pittsburgh
5. Beacon
6. Matter
7. Ghosts of Penn Hills
8. Ghosts of Penn Hills (Acoustic)
9. Matter (Live Acoustic)
10. Pittsburgh (Acoustic)
Tour Dates:
Fri., 10/9                      Covington, KY @ Madison Live
Sat., 10/10                   Kansas City, KS @ The Record Bar
Sun., 10/11                  Lincoln, NE @ Vega
Tues., 10/13                Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Wed., 10/14                 Ft. Collins, CO @ The Armory
Thurs., 10/15               Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
Fri., 10/16                    Boise, ID @ Neurolux
Sat., 10/17                   Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
Mon., 10/19                 Vancouver, BC @@ Biltmore Cabaret
Tues., 10/20                Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Wed., 10/21                 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Fri., 10/23                    San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Sat., 10/24                   Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Sun., 10/25                  San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Mon., 10/26                 Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom