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Declan McKenna with Chappell Roan
March 23 • 7:00 pm• $15
On Friday, March 23, Monqui Presents and Alternative@103.7 NRQ proudly welcome Declan McKenna to the WOW Hall along with special guest Chappell Roan.
Declan McKenna, an alternative singer/songwriter and socially conscious artist who has the ear of fans and critics on both sides of the Atlantic, has announced his 40-date U.S. headlining tour — the most extensive tour the 18-year-old Brit has undertaken yet. McKenna will perform in cities including Austin, Nashville, Philadelphia, Seattle and, yes, Eugene. This follows rapturously received performances at Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, Reading and Leeds Festivals, and the release of his debut album What Do You Think About The Car? via Columbia Records. Declan was raised in Hertfordshire UK. A multi-instrumentalist by the time he was a teenager, he began releasing tracks on his bandcamp page when “Brazil” began to attract viral followers in January 2015. He’s since performed at Glastonbury, Reading, Latitude, Outside Lands and SXSW among other festivals and has opened for acts such as The Head and the Heart. Declan made his US television debut on CONAN and also performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and the UK’s Later with Jools Holland. McKenna’s debut album What Do You Think About The Car?, a collection of socially aware, melody-heavy indie pop songs, has received near universal praise, and was featured on NPR Music as a First Listen with NPR Music’s Bob Boilen noting, “Declan McKenna writes about a much bigger world than you or I might expect from a singer who only recently turned 18.” A common theme in McKenna’s music is the role young people play in creating a more equitable society.
Chappell Roan is from Willard, MO. Playing the piano with passion while penning lyrics about loss, love and heartbreak, Chappell sings with a world-weary wisdom that belies her 19 years. Her first single “Good Hurt” immediately intoxicates with its darkly blissful pop fused melodies, illuminating her dynamic voice and vivid lyricism.
Tickets are $15 in advance and are available at U. of O. Ticket Office, WOW Hall and www.ticketweb.com. Doors open at 7:00 pm and showtime is 8:00. The WOW Hall is located at 291 W. 8th Ave. (the corner of 8th and Lincoln in Eugene) and is open for all ages. Adult refreshments are available downstairs. For more information please call 541-687-2746.