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Declan McKenna Adds Dates To U.S. Tour Due To Overwhelming Demand

Declan McKenna is adding dates to his extensive 40+ date U.S. headlining tour which begins January 31st in support of his new album What Do You Think About The Car?. Due to demand, shows have been added or upgraded to larger rooms in Decatur, Syracuse, and Evanston (full dates below). Various cites including Austin, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, AZ, and Santa Ana have also sold out quickly (full dates below). Tickets for the tour are on-sale now and available here.

Alongside his headlining dates, Declan McKenna will appear at area high schools in cities on this tour, for an intimate performance and Q&A with local students. McKenna will perform 3-4 songs acoustically, and talk about his journey as a young songwriter and how music and performing have shaped his life. A common theme in McKenna’s music is the role young people play in creating a more equitable society, and through these performances he hopes to empower fellow teenagers and help them realize that their voice matters and that they can create positive change, even if it can feel confusing or hopeless at first. 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.”

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.

What Do You Think About The Car? Tracklist:

  1. Humongous

  2. Brazil

  3. The Kids Don’t Wanna Come Home

  4. Mind

  5. Make Me Your Queen

  6. Isombard

  7. I Am Everyone Else

  8. Bethlehem

  9. Why Do You Feel So Down?

  10. Paracetamol

  11. Listen To Your Friends

Declan McKenna Tour Dates
31 January | Austin, TX | Stubb’s [SOLD OUT]
01 February | San Antonio, TX | Jack’s Patio
02 February | Dallas, TX | Three Links [SOLD OUT]
04 February | Memphis, TN | Growlers
05 February | Nashville, TN | Mercy Lounge
06 February | Decatur, GA | Eddie’s Attic [early show @ 6pm, JUST ADDED]
06 February | Decatur, GA | Eddie’s Attic [late show @ 8:15pm, SOLD OUT]
08 February | Tampa, FL | Crowbar
09 February | Jacksonville, FL | 1904 Music Hall
10 February | Gainesville, FL | High Dive
12 February | Carrboro, NC | Cat’s Cradle
13 February | Charlottesville, VA | The Southern
14 February | Vienna, VA | Jammin’ Java
16 February | Asbury Park, NJ | House Of Independents
18 February | Hamden, CT |  The Space
19 February | Amityville, NY | Amityville Music Hall
21 February | Northampton, MA | Iron Horse Music Hall
22 February | Pawtucket, RI | The Met
24 February | Albany, NY | The Hollow
25 February | Syracuse, NY | Lost Horizon [UPGRADED]
27 February | Millvale, PA | The Funhouse
28 February | Akron, OH | Musica
02 March | Newark, OH | The Ballroom at Thirty One West
03 March | Grand Rapids, MI | The Stache
04 March | Lansing, MI | Mac’s Bar
06 March | Indianapolis, IN | Hoosier Dome
07 March | Evanston, IL | Space [JUST ADDED]
09 March | Evanston, IL | Space [SOLD OUT]
10 March | DeKalb, IL | The House Café [SOLD OUT]
11 March | Madison, WI | The Majestic Theater
13 March | Burnsville, MN | The Garage
14 March | Lawrence, KS | The Bottleneck
16 March | Fort Collins, CO | Hodi’s Half Note
17 March | Colorado Springs, CO | The Black Sheep
18 March | Boulder, CO | Fox Theatre
20 March | Salt Lake City, UT | In The Venue [UPGRADED]
22 March | Seattle, WA | Vera Project
23 March | Eugene, OR | WOW Hall
25 March | Orangevale, CA | The Boardwalk
26 March | Berkeley, CA | Cornerstone Berkeley
28 March | Santa Barbara, CA | Velvet Jones
29 March | San Diego, CA | Music Box
30 March | Santa Ana, CA | Constellation Room [SOLD OUT]
31 March | Phoenix, AZ | Rebel Lounge [SOLD OUT]

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