Mac DeMarco yawns and announces Mac’s Record Label, eases out onto first-ever solo tour

Mac DeMarco yawns and announces Mac's Record Label, eases out onto first-ever solo tour
Photo: Kiera McNally

He may not look it, but chill-out master Mac DeMarco is, IRL, a ruthless and savvy businessman.

The woozy troubadour has just announced that, after spending five laborious years cranking-out records on the salt mines of the Captured Tracks label, he’s officially going into business for his damn-self with the founding of his OWN damn record label: Mac’s Record Label. Diabolical!

“What’s the deal with that?” you ask? Welp…I’ll let Mr. Gordon Gekko himself explain:

Hi, it’s Mac. We’re starting a record label; it’s called “Mac’s Record Label.” My friend Jen who plays drums in The Courtneys gave me the name. Also there are more shows.

There you have it. The new label will be distributed globally by Caroline, but for more information beyond that, you’ll have to keep an eye on the Mac’s Record Label site, www.macsrecordlabel.com.

Meanwhile: as alluded-to in his profresh-ass press quote, Mac has also announced his first-ever solo tour, entitled “the Purple Bobcat Next to River Tour” for some reason. The jaunt will follow a European and UK tour, including “performances at some of the largest U.S. venues he’s ever played, including the Hollywood Palladium, Red Rocks Ampitheatre, Central Park SummerStage, The Anthem in DC, and The Mann Center in Philadelphia.” Dude’s hit the BIG TIME, alright.

But lest you think that DeMarco The Mogul is in danger of losing touch with the common man: he’s also announced that he’ll be partnering with PLUS1 for both of his upcoming tours, with $1 from every ticket sold going to support “local Girls Rock Camps and their work empowering girls, trans and gender-diverse young people through music education and mentorship.” All dates — and the extremely intimidating logo for Mac’s Record Label — can be found below.



DeMarco a-go-go:

08.10.18 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands
08.11.18 - San Francisco, CA - Independent
08.22.18 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom ^
08.23.18 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom &
08.24.18 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom %
08.25.18 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium !
09.02.18 - Hamilton, Ontario - Raspberry Farms - Royal Botanical Gardens
09.02.18 - Hamilton, Ontario - Collective Arts Brewery - Raspberry Farms (DJ Set)
09.04.18 - Philadelphia, PA - The Mann Center for the Performing Arts $
09.05.18 - Washington, DC - The Anthem at The Wharf $
09.08.18 - New York, NY - Central Park Summerstage
09.10.18 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater @
10.07.18 - Memphis, TN - Mempho Music Festival
10.12.18 - Moscow, Russia - Arbat Hall ~
10.14.18 - Saint Petersburg, Russia - Kosmonavt Club ~
10.17.18 - Riga, Latvia - Palladium Riga ~
10.18.18 - Vilnius, Lithuania - The Hall Compensa ~
10.19.18 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja ~
10.20.18 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja ~
10.21.18 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Atelier Babylon ~
10.22.18 - Leipzig, Germany - Werk 2 ~
10.23.18 - Frankfurt am Main, Germany - Gibson =
10.24.18 - Munich, Germany - Neue Theaterfabrik =
10.25.18 - Dusseldorf, Germany - Robert-Schuman-Saal =
10.26.18 - Antwerp, Belgium - De Roma =
10.29.18 - Belfast, Northern Ireland - Limelight 1 =
10.30.18 - Manchester, England - Now Wave 10th Birthday - Victoria Warehouse ~ = “
10.31.18 - Southampton, England - This Old Bat - O2 Guildhall =
11.01.18 - Paris, France - Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
11.03-04.18 - Long Beach, CA - Tropicalia Fest
11.12.18 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
11.13.18 - Albuquerque, NM - Sister Bar
11.14.18 - Oklahoma City, OK - ACM Performance Lab
11.17.18 - Chattanooga, TN - Walker Theatre
11.18.18 - Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle
11.20.18 - Charlotte, NC - McGlohon Theater
11.21.18 - Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall
11.23.18 - Atlanta, GA - King Plow Art Center
11.24.18 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
11.25.18 - Jackson, MS - Hal and Mals
11.26.18 - New Orleans, LA - Music Box Village
11.28.18 - Austin, TX - The Paramount Theatre
11.29.18 - Dallas, TX - Texas Theatre
11.30.18 - San Antonio, TX - The Will Naylor Smith River Walk Plaza at the Tobin Center
12.03.18 - Tucson, AZ - 191 Toole

^ Geneva Jacuzzi and Cola Boyyy
& Bane’s World and Cmon
% Cowgirl Clue
! Weyes Blood and Melanie Faye
$ Juan Wauters
@ Noname, The Free Nationals and DJ Jonathan Toubin
~ Aldous RH
= Jackie Cohen
” The Garden

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