Declan McKenna

The Big Return

with Eli Smart

Mon, July 17, 2023

State Theatre

Doors: 7:00pm - Show: 8:00pm - all ages

$30 advance
$35 day of show

Buy tickets in person (without fees) at the State Theatre box office Fridays 10am-3pm, or the night of any show. The State Theatre box office will open 1 hour before doors night of show.

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Declan McKenna

Declan McKenna Early Entry Package – $79
• One general admission ticket
• Early venue entry
• Specially designed Declan McKenna tote bag
• Custom Declan McKenna socks
• Exclusive printed photo of Declan McKenna
• Commemorative VIP laminate
• Limited availability

“His music combines the bombastic sound of David Bowie with the vivid storytelling of Bob Dylan, which McKenna pulls off with youthful dynamism and theatrical flair” – USA Today

“He fills his music with soaring synths, and brings a more swaggering, Bowie-like intensity at times, but otherwise, McKenna’s the real deal of unfiltered, organic pop songcraft arranged with the fundamentals – and little else, because it’s all he needs.” – AV Club

Declan McKenna recently sold out all 16 dates on his 2022 Zeros US tour and today he announces his extensive 50+ date “Declan McKenna’s Big Return” tour of North America. Said McKenna about the upcoming tour, “buzzing to get this new era underway all across North America this year! We’ll be weaving in some new material on the tour that I’m more than ready to show everyone. Expect Big, Expect my Return.”

McKenna will perform in cities including Washington D.C., Seattle, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Nashville, Atlanta, and more (full dates below) between late May and early November. The tour will kick off on May 25th at Montreal’s The Corona Theatre and feature support by Eli Smart, Allie Crow Buckley. Tickets for this tour will go on sale to the general publuc here on Friday, March 17th at 10am local time. Tickets will also be available via artist presale here on Tuesday, Mar 14th at 10am local and Spotify pre-sale here on Wednesday, Mar 15 at 10am local.

Since finishing his tour last year McKenna has been working with producer Gianluca Buccellati in LA and in his hometown of Brighton, UK, on the follow up to Zeros. Of Zeros, Pitchfork said “nodding to Bowie and the Beatles on songs about climate change and capitalism, the songwriter roots his political critique in the rich tradition of British protest rock.” Zeros, produced by Jay Joyce with mixing by Spike Stent, is available for purchase on all formats here. He also shared his single “My House,” which features vocals from Rostam and was co-produced by McKenna and Neil Comber (whose credits include MIA, Charlie XCX, and Florence + The Machine), and it is streaming now HERE.