The coronavirus crisis has claimed another victim as Declan McKenna announces he has cancelled his upcoming tour and postponed the relase date of his new album, ‘Zeros’. The musician’s second album, ‘Zeros’, was supposed to be released on May 15 2020, but will now come out three months later, on August 21 2020 instead.
McKenna took to his social media today (March 24) to break the news, he said: “I know this will be disappointing for many of you but I have to announce that I am postponing the release of ‘Zeros’ until August 21st, and (as many of you already figured out) cancelling my European dates in April (all tickets can be refunded at point of purchase).
Update Re: Album release/upcoming shows.
Sorry if this feels like more bad news but it’s just the wrong time, thanks for understanding xx pic.twitter.com/SVKj6wCQfH
— Declan McKenna (@DeclanMcKenna) March 24, 2020
I am going to be playing more shows later in the year and beyond so I can still see all those who had tickets and all who did not but in these uncertain times it’s going to take a second to know when works. Touring at the minute is not only unsafe but effectively impossible, plans we had in the coming months for America, Europe, many of our festival dates are now not going to happen in the lead up to the album.”
He continued: “This is not a decision I take lightly – I recorded this album in August last year, and for it to have taken a whole year to get out to the world is pretty jarring for me, but these times are exceptional and there is very little space to make this happen the way I want it to within them.”
With the weeks ahead set to be full of negativity and upsetting news, we need to find all the silver linings we can and McKenna is doing exactly that. On a brighter note, McKenna confirmed that he will still be active between now and the album’s release, and will be livestreaming a performance on Instagram tomorrow evening, Wednesday March 25, at 8pm GMT.
“On the brighter side there are a fair few more tracks to come before then and fortunately I was able to work on some incredibly exciting other projects before the situation had escalated so greatly in the UK,” he said.
Continuing, McKenna said: “So there will be more, but things are different for the time being and ill have to take a minute to adjust to figure out absolutely every piece of the puzzle. If you have any questions or just wanna hear me play some tunes, I’ll be on Instagram live tomorrow (Weds) at 8pm GMT. Stay safe and where possible, stay the fuck home.”