Declan McKenna, alternative singer/songwriter and socially conscious artist, announces his 40-date U.S. headlining tour, the most extensive tour the 18-year-old Brit has undertaken yet. McKenna will perform in cities including Austin, Nashville, Philadelphia, and Seattle (full dates below) following rapturously received performances at Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, Reading and Leeds Festivals, and the release of his debut album What DoYou Think About The Car? via Columbia Records. Tickets for this tour will go on sale on Saturday, December 9 at 10AM Local Time and will be available here.

Alongside his headlining dates, Declan McKenna will appear at area high schools for an intimate performance and Q&A with local students. McKenna will perform 3-4 songs acoustically, talk about his journey as a young songwriter and how music and performing have shaped his life. As Declan says in a recent Billboard interview: “Quite a big part of the album is about change and being confused… a lot of the headspace I was in was trying to make sense of growing up in a world with loads of crazy things happening.”

Declan McKenna’s debut album What Do You Think About The Car?, a collection of socially aware, melody-heavy indie pop songs, is out now via Columbia Records. The album was featured on NPR Music as a First Listen with NPR Music’s Bob Boilen noting, “Declan McKenna writes about a much bigger world than you or I might expect from a singer who only recently turned 18.” The New York Times also included McKenna’s single, “Humongous” in their weekly playlist, describing Declan’s music as “a strong throwback streak, from his reedy John Lennon-Liam Gallagher vocals to his melodic, midtempo guitar-strumming Britpop productions.” Declan McKenna was also named one of Rolling Stone’s “10 New Artists You Need to Know” for August 2017. The album additionally received universal praise from UK’s Q, The Guardian, DIY and DORK. The album is available here: smarturl.it/CarDL.

What Do You Think About The Car? is the follow up to Declan’s EP Liar released last May. The full-length album was recorded in London and LA alongside renowned producer James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco (Depeche Mode, Arctic Monkeys). The song “Listen To Your Friends” was produced by Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend; the track, “Paracetamol” was produced by Neil Comber; and “Brazil” was produced by Max Marlow. Declan, an adept songwriter and multi-instrumentalist wrote all of the songs and co-wrote “Listen To Your Friends” on the 11-track LP. See below for full tracklist.

Declan McKenna Tour Dates
1/31/18            Austin, TX                               Stubb’s
2/1/18              San Antonio, TX                      Jack’s Patio Bar
2/2/18              Dallas, TX                               Three Links
2/4/18              Memphis, TN                          Growlers
2/5/18              Nashville, TN                          Mercy Lounge
2/6/18              Decatur, GA                            Eddie’s Attic
2/8/18              Tampa, FL                              Crowbar
2/9/18              Jacksonville, FL                      1904 Music Hall
2/10/18            Gainesville, FL                        High Dive
2/12/18            Carrboro, NC                          Cat’s Cradle
2/1/318            Charlottesville, VA                  The Southern
2/14/18            Vienna, VA                              Jammin’ Java
2/16/18            Asbury Park, NJ                     House Of Independents
2/18/18            Hamden, CT                           The Space
2/19/18            Amityville, NY                         Amityville Music Hall
2/21/18            Northampton, MA                   Iron Horse Music Hall
2/22/18            Pawtucket, RI                         The Met
2/24/18            Albany, NY                              The Hollow
2/25/18            Syracuse, NY                         Funk N Waffles
2/27/18            Milvale, PA                              The Funhouse
2/28/17            Akron, OH                               Musica
3/2/18              Newark, OH                            The Ballroom At Thirty One West
3/3/18              Grand Rapids, MI                   The Stache
3/4/18              Lansing, MI                             Mac’s Bar
3/6/18              Indianapolis, IN                       Hoosier Dome
3/7/18              Bloomington, IN                      Rhino’s
3/9/18              Evanston, IL                            Space
3/10/18            Dekalb, IL                                House Café
3/13/18            Burnsville, MN                        The Garage
3/14/18            Lawrence, KS                         The Bottleneck
3/16/18            Ft. Collins, CO                        Hodi’s Half Note
3/17/18            Colorado Springs, CO            The Black Sheep
3/18/18            Boulder, CO                            Fox Theatre
3/20/18            Salt Lake City, UT                  Kilby Court
3/22/18            Seattle, WA                             Vera Project
3/23/18            Eugene, OR                            Wow Hall
3/25/18            Orangevale, CA                      The Boardwalk
3/26/18            Berkeley, CA                          Cornerstone Berkeley
3/28/18            Santa Barbara, CA                 Velvet Jones
3/29/18            San Diego, CA                        Music Box
3/30/18            Santa Ana, CA                        Constellation Room
3/31/18            Phoenix, CA                            Rebel Lounge

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