Canadian Celtic-Punk Icons The Real McKenzies are back with their 9th full-length album!
Set for a March 24th release, Rats In The Burlap continues the tradition of blending classic Scottish/Celtic musicality with pure punk rock melodic badassery. Song themes run the gamut from the insanely glamorous world of international touring (Midnight Train To Moscow, Up On A Motorbike) to rebellious defiance in the face of tyranny (Who’d A Thought, You Wanna Know) to a hilariously heartwarming story of a cat who stole Paul McKenzie’s haggis on Robbie Burns Day (Bootsy The Haggis-Eating Cat…duh). With fourteen loaded tracks of fortified McKenzies madness, Rats In The Burlap is a much needed breath of boozy-fresh air.
About the band:
THE REAL McKENZIES are not just a band. They are an unstoppable touring machine. A road-hardened crew of traveling minstrels, entertainers and vagabonds on a never-ending quest for good times.
For the past 23+ years, this ferocious gang of miscreants has been captivating audiences around the globe with their addictive, uncompromising and undeniably heartfelt music. Featuring a diverse and insanely talented roster of musicians, The Real McKenzies draw on both acoustic and electric instruments to blend a potent concoction of classic punk, rock n' roll, hard folk and traditional Celtic influence. Anthemic guitars and soaring bagpipes play off each other as Paul McKenzie spins yarns of times long past and regales with tales of endless drunken revelries. Blistering punk rock boot stompers stand alongside passionate singalong ballads while good times and joyous camaraderie are all the order of the day.
Much like a fine single malt whisky, The Real McKenzies only get better with age...
03.05.15 Golden, BC Rockwater Grill w/ Isotopes
03.06.15 Lethbridge, AB Bo Diddly's w/ Isotopes
03.07.15 Edmonton, AB Pawn Shop w/ Fire Next Time, Isotopes
03.08.15 Jasper, AB Royal Legion w/ Isotopes
03.09.15 Banff, AB Wild Bill's w/ Isotopes
03.10.15 Red Deer, AB Bo's Bar & Grill w/ Isotopes
03.17.15 Calgary, AB Dicken's w/ Isotopes
03.18.15 Moose Jaw, SK Bobby's Place w/ Isotopes
03.19.15 Regina, SK McNally's Tavern w/ Isotopes
03.20.15 Saskatoon, SK Amigos w/ Isotopes
03.21.15 Winnipeg, MB The Windsor w/ Isotopes
03.22.15 Thunder Bay, ON Black Pirates Pub w/ Isotopes
03.24.15 Hamilton, ON Absinthe w/ Isotopes
03.25.15 London, ON London Hall w/ Isotopes
03.26.15 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern w/ Isotopes
03.27.15 Ottawa, ON Maverick's w/ Isotopes
03.28.15 Kingston, ON The Mansion w/ Isotopes
03.29.15 Montreal, QC Katacombes w/ The Isotopes & BOIDS
03.30.15 Oshawa, ON Moustache Club w/ Isotopes
04.11.15 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre w/ Isotopes
The Real McKenzies - "Rats In The Burlap"
Release date: March 24, 2015 (Stomp Records in Canada, Fat Wreck in Rest Of World)