Saxophonist and bandleader Karl Denson will release a new album with his Tiny Universe outfit, Gnomes & Badgers, in February, and the band has a busy late-2018 and early-2019 schedule planned, including a birthday celebration for Denson in San Francisco in late December.

Denson—who will also be joining The Rolling Stones on their stadium tour next year—will turn 62 on December 27, the day he and his Tiny Universe play Solana Beach, CA’s Belly Up. The following two days, Denson and company will continue the celebration with a two-night run at The Fillmore in San Francisco, featuring Dumpstaphunk on December 28 and Chali 2na on December 29. The band then rings in the new year at Portland, OR’s Revolution Hall on December 30 and 31. (Special guest Ztrip will also be on hand for Denson’s Dec. 27-29 gigs.)

In January, KDTU will also hit stops in Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia, along with setting sail on Jam Cruise 17. See the band’s schedule below. Tickets for the shows can be found here.


Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Tour Dates

December 5  Annapolis, MD – Rams Head Onstage (Evening with)
December 6  Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore ^
December 15  Snowmass, CO – Bud Light HiFi Concert Series
December 27  Solana Beach, CA  – Belly Up #
December 28  San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore #+
December 29 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore #++
December 30  Portland, OR – Revolution Hall *
December 31  Portland, OR – Revolution Hall *
January 10  Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
January 11  Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
January 12  Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
January 14  Miami, FL – Blackbird Ordinary (Jam Cruise Kickoff Party)
January 15-21  Miami, FL – Jam Cruise
January 22  Athens, GA – Georgia Theater ***
January 23  Wilmington, NC – Brooklyn Arts Center ***
January 24  Charleston, SC – The Charleston Pour House ***
January 25  Atlanta, GA – Terminal West ***
January 26  Asheville, NC – Salvage Station ****
July 27  Floyd, VA – Floydfest


^ Co-bill w/ Blackberry Smoke
# Karl Denson’s Annual Birthday Bash
+ w/ special guests Dumpstaphunk
++ w/ special guests Chali 2na & Cut Chemist Collaborative Set
* w/ special guests Swatkins & the Positive Agenda
** w/ special guests Southern Avenue
*** w/ special guests Andy Frasco & The UN
**** w/ special guests Luthi