Mac DeMarco Announces Headline New Zealand TourSunday 18th October, 2015 2:42PM
Mac DeMarco has announced his first headline tour of New Zealand for January, with shows lined up across the country. The prolific musician confirmed his return to these shores earlier this month when he let slip he'd be performing at McLaren Valley Festival, which is now Auckland bound - giving fans in the region even more opportunity to catch him along with those in Wellington and Christchurch.
Update 20/10: Tickets to the all ages Auckland show sold out within one day and another Auckland date has been announced. Tickets for the newly announced show go on sale 8am on Wednesday 21st October. Please note, other dates are selling fast too!! Updated tour details as follows:
Mac DeMarco New Zealand Tour
Wednesday 13th January, Kings Arms, Auckland (All Ages) - SOLD OUT
Thursday 14th January, Kings Arms, Auckland (R18 Only) - SOLD OUT
Friday 15th January, Bodega, Wellington - SOLD OUT
Saturday 16th January, Gustav's, Christchurch - SOLD OUT
Tickets available HERE at UTR, Real Groovy, Flying Out, Slow Boat and RPM.
If you haven't already, check out his new mini LP Another One released back in August...
Like the days of Steely Dan, Harry Nilsson or Prince releasing a classic every year (or less) comes Mac DeMarco's Another One, a mini-LP announced almost one year to the date of the meteorically successful Salad Days. Conceived and recorded entirely by himself in a short period between a relentless tour schedule at his new place in Far Rockaway, Queens, Another One is eight freshly written songs, expanding the arsenal of Mac's already impressive catalog. Thereís a bittersweet, romantic sensibility present. The overall feeling is lost love, or perhaps love never found, yet Mac embraces this without making it an overly somber experience for the listener. Itís at times haunting and warm, and a bit more refined and sophisticated, but still plenty playful, retaining the guts and soul of classic Mac.
With two full-length albums and two EPs released and hundreds of sold out shows performed in the last several years, a recent late night television debut on Conan following a special guest performance on The Eric Andre Show, it seems as Mac DeMarco nears his 25th birthday, heís outgrowing any sort of slacker stigma. This summer, Mac will play festivals all over the country, including Shaky Knees, Austin Psych Fest, Pitchfork Music Festival, Outside Lands, Bonnaroo, Solid Sound and more. As expected, heíll continue to tour extensively in support of Another One, further connecting with his ever-inspired fanbase, whether in New York City, Tel Aviv, Brazil or Australia.
New Zealanders who attended this years Laneway Festival will likely remember Macís set an early highlight of the event, all songs (even the dreamiest cuts from Salad Days) subtly retooled to better suit the festival environment - a lesson that so often goes ignored by Macís contemporaries. Mac deMarco is no flash in the pan. Heís here for the long haul, and heís here to prove it.
JAN 13th - AUCKLAND - KINGS ARMS - ALL AGES
JAN 15th - WELLINGTON - BODEGA - R18
JAN 16th - CHRISTCHURCH - GUSTAVís - R18
Wed 13th Jan, Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland
Fri 15th Jan, Bodega, Wellington
Sat 16th Jan, Blue Smoke, Christchurch