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UK SINGER/SONGWRITER DECLAN McKENNA PERFORMS ON THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT; FALL TOUR ANNOUNCED WITH THE HEAD AND THE HEART

Declan McKenna performed his viral breakout hit “Brazil” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night.  Check out his performance HERE. This appearance marks the first time Declan performed on US TV with his band.  Declan is currently on tour this summer, and he will head out this fall with The Head and the Heart.  Full tour dates below.  Tickets are on sale now and available for purchase HERE.  Declan recently released his EP, LIAR, which is available on all digital sales providers. LIAR includes his breakout single “Brazil,” and “Paracetamol,” as well as two new tracks, “Bethlehem” and “Howl.”

Download (iTunes): http://smarturl.it/LIAR
Download (Amazon): http://smarturl.it/LIARamazon
Stream (Spotify): http://smarturl.it/LIARStream
Stream (Apple Music): http://smarturl.it/LIARam

Declan performed multiple shows at this year’s SXSW Music Festival to a supportive response.  NPR noted that “he’s already attracting international attention for songs that are thoughtful and socially conscious well beyond his years” while Milk Crater observed, “an indie protégé, this kid is only going to get bigger and bigger.” He followed SXSW up with a sold out show at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City.

Declan was first noticed in the UK for his self-released track, “Brazil,” a catchy song that criticizes FIFA for awarding the 2014 World Cup tournament to Brazil while ignoring the country’s impoverished population.  Named by NME and others as one of the ‘best songs of the past year,’ “Brazil” has continually been gaining traction in the United States. Declan was cited among other noteworthy newcomers on Sirius XM’s Artists To Watch in 2016, and he will be taping an NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert later this summer.

Declan was raised in Hertfordshire UK, a multi-instrumentalist by the time he was a teenager, he began releasing tracks on his bandcamp page when “Brazil” began to attract viral followers in January 2015.  He’s since performed at Glastonbury, after winning their Emerging Talent Competition, as well as Field Day, Latitude, Outside Lands and Reeperbahn Festival among others.  For more information please visit Declan McKenna official website at www.declanmckenna.net.

Summer Tour Dates:
August 4          San Diego, CA             Irenic
August 6          San Francisco, CA        Outside Lands Festival
August 9          Colorado Springs, CO  The Black Sheep
August 10        Denver, CO                 Larimer Lounge
August 13        Kansas City, MO          The Tank Room

Fall Tour Supporting The Head and the Heart:
Oct 13 Minneapolis, MN        Northrop Auditorium
Oct 14 Chicago, IL                  Aragon Ballroom
Oct 15 Nashville, TN               Ryman
Oct 16 Nashville, TN               Ryman
Oct 18 Boston, MA                 The Orpheum
Oct 20 New York, NY              Terminal 5
Oct 22 Washington, DC          Dar Constitution Hall
Oct 23 Philadelphia, PA          The Fillmore
Oct 24 Raleigh, NC                 The Ritz
Oct 26 New Orleans, LA         The Civic
Oct 27 Houston, TX                 White Oak Outside Lawn
Oct 28 Austin, TX                    Stubb’s
Oct 29 Austin, TX                    Stubb’s
Oct 30 Dallas, TX                    Southside Ballroom
Nov 02 Salt Lake City, UT        New Eccles Theater
Nov 03 Boise, ID                      The Morrison Center
Nov 04 Portland, OR               Arlene Schnitzer Convert Hall
Nov 05 Seattle, WA                 The Paramount
Nov 06 Seattle, WA                 The Paramount

LIAR Tracklisting:

  1. Brazil

  2. Bethlehem

  3. Paracetamol

  4. Howl

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  1. Does anybody know who his bandmates are?

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