Mac DeMarco has announced a return to Australia and New Zealand in January 2020 for HERE COMES MAC DEMARCO, a summer headline tour that brings the Mac spirit to audiences down under, on his biggest-ever headline run.
Mac has invited his friends, West Australian psych-rockers Pond and “Neo-Kawaii” bubblegum punks CHAI from Japan, to join him on this magical mystery journey down the East Coast. WA punk outfit Cold Meat will open the show in Perth.
Beginning on Wednesday 8 January at Auckland’s Town Hall, Mac will take the stage at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion on Friday 10 January, Melbourne’s Festival Hall on Saturday 11 January, and Brisbane’s Fortitude Music Hall on Wednesday 15 January, before closing the tour on Saturday 18 January at Red Hill in Perth.
Tickets for HERE COMES MAC DEMARCO are on sale at 11am Thursday 1 August 2019. For pre-sale access, sign up to the Penny Drop newsletter at pennydrop.com.au
Mac DeMarco’s fourth album Here Comes The Cowboy was described as his “masterpiece” (Q magazine) upon its release in May. Written, recorded and mixed at his Los Angeles studio, it was the debut release on the eponymous Mac’s Record Label, and released via Spunk Records / Caroline Australia.
Known for his on-stage antics and rowdy performance persona, Mac last played sold out East Coast dates alongside his sets at Laneway Festival in 2018.
The Canadian-born artist has always taken a more contemplative approach to songwriting, and on Here Comes The Cowboy he’s at his thoughtful and introspective best.