Building on his meteoric 2016 this year Declan McKenna is off on a UK Headline Tour as well as out on the road supporting with Cage The Elephant. Last year he was included on the BBC’s Sound of 2017 poll, performed on Later… With Jools Holland and performed ‘Brazil’ live on Conan who exclaimed “that was fantastic … this guy’s going to rule the world”.
Coming to prominence with his early singles; Paracetamol, Bethlehem and Isombard as well as Brazil, we are looking forward to Declan’s debut album which is due out spring 2017.
His new single 'The Kids Don't Wanna Come Home' again draws on his own experiences, frustrations and thoughts. The song was reportedly inspired by a series of events that occurred over the span of 2015, and was a work-in-progress until the Paris attack on the 13th of November left him with a very real sense of fear and vulnerability. Declan’s expression of the powerlessness of a young person in today’s world, experiencing the shock and the terror, and helplessly watching those in positions of power cause so much uncertainty for the future. Despite those very real frustrations, The Kids Don’t Wanna Come Home is a song that elicits a feeling of hope, and how ultimately the youth want to positively fight for change through both art and conversation.
Declan McKenna Live - Tickets at: http://www.declanmckenna.net:
16th January - The Academy, Dublin (w/ Cage The Elephant)
19th January - Albert Hall, Manchester (w/ Cage The Elephant)
20th January - O2 Brixton Academy, London (w/ Cage The Elephant)
23rd January – Waterfront Studio, Norwich
24th January - The Cookie, Leicester SOLD OUT
25th January - Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
26th January- Studio 2, Liverpool SOLD OUT
28th January - Think Tank?, Newcastle
29th January - Brudenell Club, Leeds
30th January - The Leadmill, Sheffield
31st January - Patterns, Brighton
21st March - O2 Academy 2, Oxford
22nd March - Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
23rd March - The Garage, London SOLD OUT