Mac DeMarco has revealed a string of UK tour dates taking place in November.
DeMarco, who has just released his new album Here Comes The Cowboy, performed over the weekend as All Points East Festival in London and is now preparing for major slot at Glastonbury Festival on Friday June 28th.
Coming back to the UK in November, DeMarco has announced a hectic week of shows which will kickstart at London’s Alexandra Palace before moving on to Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham before finishing off at Liverpool’s Bramley Moore Dock Warehouse.
Mac DeMarco’s winter 2019 UK tour:
November 21: London Alexandra Palace
November 23: Manchester O2 Apollo
November 24: Glasgow O2 Academy
November 27: Birmingham O2 Academy
November 28: Liverpool Bramley Moore Dock Warehouse
Keeping busy while on the road, DeMarco is also curating an all-day festival in Margate this summer.
Taking place at the ever popular Dreamland, Margate on Saturday 29th June, DeMarco will headline the event. On top of that, Aldous Harding, Yellow Days, Tirzah and Thurston Moore have been added to the bill.
Joining them in the Bird On The Wire event, Amyl and The Sniffers, Girl Ray, Kirin J Callinan, and Blueprint Blue are on the lineup.
Tickets are on sale for £36, or if you want all-day access to the rides, you can pay a very reasonable £41. The event is also planning to run official coach return travel to London.
In other DeMarco-related news, the indie slacker has been talking about his last decade in the music industry.
Having recent launched his own record label, DeMarco has been reflecting on past decisions and where he could have improved as a ‘DIY’ musician. While sitting down in a new interview with Billboard, the DeMarco was quick to offer out some advice to aspiring musicians in terms of the business side of the industry and warned them away from the ‘360 deal’ at all costs.
For those that might be unaware, a 360 is a business relationship between an artist and a music industry company. Basically, the company offering the 360 deal agrees to provide financial and other support for the artist, which includes direct advances, support in marketing, promotion, touring and other areas. In return though, the artist must agree to give the company a percentage of an increased number of their revenue streams, often including sales of recorded music, live performances, publishing and more.
Focusing heavily on this business deal, DeMarco said: “Do not sign a 360 deal. I don’t care how much money they’re offering you, don’t [take it]. It’s an awful, awful idea. It’s a long time, a really long time. And they own your image.”
He added: “They take money from your merch on tour — nobody should touch that. I didn’t know that some bands don’t own their merch, which to me is like — straight up, you’re being robbed. You can make money selling merch at shows, so it’s good if you own it. Thumbs up, bonus for you. Do not give anybody that merch money, or your show money.
“They’re not on the stage, and they’re probably not even in the city [you’re playing]. Forget about it.”