The Real McKenzies Shine For Summer

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Vancouver Scottish punk staples The Real McKenzies are set to release Shine Not Burn this summer through Fat Wreck Chords.  The album promises to be an “intimate, bare bones, acoustic album,” making it a first for the band.  A preview live recording of “10,000 Shots” can be downloaded here.  The bagpipe sporting band will release track listings and album art in the near future, but provide a general comment in the meantime:

“Throughout fifteen of these blissful years we’ve enjoyed recording, touring and performing our Scottish-Canadian folk-rock all around the world. We’ve had the honor of playing massive venues, huge-decibel shows, and weekend-long Celtic rock festivals. But during these same tours we occasionally play quaint venues, dimly-lit squats, tiny pubs. It’s these concerts where we’ve loved closing in tight to our fans and enjoying an intimacy level that’s lost on the mainstage. In 2009 we toured with acoustic guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, 3-piece drums sets and upright basses, to drop the amplitude and try something new.”

The band is also slated to release The Real McKenzies Love You, a live DVD package set for release this April.  The band has scheduled a mini St. Patrick’s day tour in Canada.  Dates can be found below.

11.03.10 CAN / Vancouver / Rickshaw Theatre
12.03.10 CAN / Whitehorse / Coasters
13.03.10 CAN / Whitehorse / Coasters
16.03.10 CAN / Kamloops / The Pogue Mahone
17.03.10 CAN / Calgary / The Republik
18.03.10 CAN / Edmonton / New City
19.03.10 CAN / Saskatoon / Amigo’s
20.03.10 CAN / Winnipeg / The Royal Albert Arms