The Real McKenzies on tour in Western Canada!

It can be said, without any exaggeration, that The Real McKenzies are a national treasure.

Founded in 1992 by the larger than life, punk rock poet laureate, Mr. Paul McKenzie, this merry band of miscreants has spent a quarter century circumnavigating the globe to bring the McKenzies gospel to an ever-adoring throng of rebels, scallywags and ne’er do wells. There’s not many bands that can boast of a twenty five year career as staggeringly adventurous, wildly tempestuous and utterly death-defying as The Real McKenzies. It would be a serious mistake to write them off as just another Celtic punk band. They are an unstoppable juggernaut of touring mayhem. A ferocious troupe of insanely talented minstrels, storytellers and entertainers melding traditional acoustic and electric to create a sound like no other. Their list of accolades is long. From sharing the stage with the likes of NOFX, Rancid, Flogging Molly, Metallica and Shane McGowan to appearing in film, books and video games to signing with the legendary Fat Wreck Chords, their story continues to astound.

The last release “Two Devils Will Talk” is fourteen tracks of pure, unbridled audio bliss. The songs are rebellious, poignant and achingly heartfelt with an extra helpings of Scottish charm and wit to boot. “Two Devils Will Talk” sees a resilient, triumphant and defiantly hopeful band at the very top of their game.

The McKenzies’ ship will be embarking on a Western Canadian tour with The Real Sickies to bring the celebration to a stage near you. So raise a glass, raise a fist, or better yet, raise a little hell for twenty-five years of The Real McKenzies, and another one still for many more happy years to come!

Tour Dates:

05 Mar in Cumberland, BC, Canada @ Waverley Hotel

06 Mar in Victoria, BC, Canada @ White Eagle Polish Hall

07 Mar in Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Rickshaw Theatre

10 Mar in Kelowna, BC, Canada @ Sapphire

11 Mar in Rossland, BC, Canada @ The Flying Steamshovel

12 Mar in Golden, BC, Canada @ Rockwater Grill and Bar

13 Mar in Edmonton, AB, Canada @ The Starlite Room

14 Mar in Grande Prairie, AB, Canada @ Better Than Freds

15 Mar in Red Deer, AB, Canada @ The Krossing

16 Mar in Lethbridge, AB, Canada @ The Slice Bar And Grill

17 Mar in Calgary, AB, Canada @ Dickens

19 Mar in Winnipeg, MB, Canada @ Park Theatre

20 Mar in Saskatoon, SK, Canada @ Amigos Cantina

21 Mar in Regina, SK, Canada @ The Exchange

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