MAC DEMARCO announces concerts in New York, Los Angeles, London and Paris

Mac DeMarco
Credit: Kiera McNally

Mac DeMarco kicked off the year by releasing Five Easy Hot Dogs via his own Mac’s Record Label. Today, DeMarco announces concerts in support of the release in New York, Los Angeles, London and Paris, marking his first live shows since the summer of 2022.

The tour includes a three-night residency at Hackney Empire in London on July 30, July 31 and August 1 2023. Accompanied by a full band, he’ll play a more intimate set of Five Easy Hot Dogs in its entirety and songs from his catalogue with new arrangements.

“Hello, Mac D here. In July we are bringing Five Easy Hot Dogs to the stage. Should be nice, should be different, hopefully, it will be special. Hope to see you there.”

Following a show in the Bay Area in January of 2022, Mac made a plan to road trip, opting to stay in motels or hotels or people’s houses and to record in these places, too. If something wasn’t working, he would just keep on driving. “I had my guitars with me, a bass, a weird little drum kit with a kick drum we sawed in half in Golden Gate Park, all the stands and cabling I’d need, a couple of mics, an old model D, and a TX7,” Mac says. “I wound up picking a bunch of stuff as I went as well, trying to keep it as travel friendly as possible though.”

All of the songs on Five Easy Hot Dogs were recorded and mixed in the corresponding city from each song title, and the tracklisting reflects the chronological order in which the songs were produced. “I didn’t ever have a sound in mind, or a theme or anything, I would just start recording. Luckily the collection of recordings from this period all shake hands, they have a present musical identity as a whole. I was in it while I was in it, and this is what came out of it, just the way it was.”

Mac DeMarco Tour Dates:

Ticket link: 

(On sale info:
London – 21 April @ 10am BST / 11am CEST,
Paris – 21 April @ 10am BST / 11am CEST,
NYC – 21 April @ 10am EDT,
LA – 9 May @ 10am PDT)

Fri. July 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Ford Theatre
Tue. July 18 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Wed. July 19 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Thu. July 20 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Mon. July 24 – Paris, FR @ Cabaret Sauvage
Tue. July 25 – Paris, FR @ Cabaret Sauvage
Wed. July 26 – Paris, FR @ Cabaret Sauvage
Sun. July 30 – London, UK @ Hackney Empire
Mon. July 31 – London, UK @ Hackney Empire
Tue. Aug. 1 – London, UK @ Hackney Empire


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