Real McKenzies announce album and European tour…

The Real Mckenzies via their Fat Wreck Chords label have confirmed the title and release date of their forthcoming album.

The album entitled “Westwinds” will be released by Fat Wreck on the 27th March 2012, and will be the bands first studio album for four years.

Gord McKenzie commented “We were holed up in Nanton, Alberta, Canada recording for over a month with award-winning producer and new friend, Steve Loree at Crabapple Downs.
Our main idea for Westwinds was to create an all-electric album for our fans (to follow the all-acoustic record, Shine Not Burn). The goal was to release a great collection of songs that would not only make all of us McKenzies proud, but to also make that point that we’re not going anywhere anytime soon.”

A full European tour has been announced, with five UK dates:

January 2012

3rd Zaragoza, Spain – Sala Lopez
5th Alsasua, Spain – Gaztexte
6th Gijon, Spain – TBA
7th Vigo, Spain – Sala Inferno
9th Limoges, France – Zic Zinc
10th Nantes, France – La Scene Michelet
11th Paris, France – Les Combustibles
12th Selestat, France – Le Tigre
13th Tezzo, Italy – Live Club
14th Massa Carrara, Italy – Swamp Club
15th Rome, Italy – New Traffic
16th Torino, Italy – United
17th Burglengenfeld, Germany – JUZ
18th Prague, Czech Republic – Rock Cafe
19th Ostrava, Czech Republic – Barrak Music Club
20th Warsaw, Poland – Radio Luxemborug
21th Gdyinia, Poland – Ucho
22th Brighton, UK – The Ablert
23th Bristol, UK – Croft
24th Warrington , UK – O’Sale Rooms
25th Glasgow, Scotland – Captains Rest
29th London, UK – Boston Arms Music Room

30th Hannover, Germany – Bei Chez Heinz
31st Hamburg, Germany – Hafenlang

Real McKenzies announce album and European tour…

February 2012

1st Jena, Germany – Kassablanca
2nd Stuttgart, Germany – Landespavillion
3rd Essen, Germany – Cafe Nord
4th Berlin, Germany – SO36
8th Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
9th Gronningen, Netherlands – Vera
10th Dortrecht, Belgium – Bibelot
11th Sursee, Switzerland – Kuturwerk 118

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