Well, Wednesday was a fucking rush. Fan club members for Mac DeMarco were promised something special, and boy did he deliver.

Early Wednesday, it was announced that Mac, Kirin J. Callinan and Pierce McGarry were playing a show the same day at The Echo. Fan club members had access to a code and could buy tickets an hour early before they went on sale to the public. Tickets sold out in less than 30 seconds (I counted about 15), while most customers were entering in their “I’m not a robot please just let me buy the damn tickets” code. Fans were upset, but found hope in the general sale an hour later.

At 3PM, tickets sold out in less than a minute. Some fans and customers got further this time and could enter their credit card and shipping info before the website crashed and said all tickets had been sold. Fuck.

The show had sold out collectively in a minute in a half, and The Echo was at capacity. Tickets were going for $100-200 on third market sites like StubHub, with tickets selling in minutes and prices fluctuating wildly. People were desperate and it seemed hopeless.

So what about the lucky few that actually got in? Well, they had a pretty magical night, let me tell you.
IMG_5675Kirin posing for photographer James Sakert. Catch him on tour with Mac in London, May 31st and Splendour in the Grass Fest July 21-23rd

After a stunning set from Kirin J. Callinan and comedic comfort from Pierce McGarry, Mac took the room and really let loose. After playing a ton of new material (we counted 4 or 5 songs), introducing a new member of the band, and finishing with multiple cover songs including The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mac crowd surfed, planted a kiss on the sound guy who carried him to the bar, took a shot then climbed up a column 10-15 off the air and dived backwards into the audience. It was quite the fucking sight.
IMG_5579With shows like this selling out left and right, and constant surprises up Mac’s sleeves, it’s no surprise why the frontman continues to dazzle year after year. Even though the band is already set to tour across the world and play some of the biggest and best fests around, the intimate shows like last night really stand out, and you should jump on trying to get a ticket anytime you can.
IMG_5670Make sure to stay tuned for anymore surprise shows and catch him on tour with the just announced duo, The Garden.
17814291_1366389473407043_6579362037296830898_o-2Watch Mac play Beach Goth with “The Way You’d Love Her”

2017 Tour:

Date Venue Location
Apr 14 Coachella Indio, CA Tickets & More
Apr 21 Coachella Indio, CA Tickets & More
May 09 Higher Ground South Burlington, VT Tickets & More
May 10 Metropolis Montréal, Canada Tickets & More
May 11 Metropolis Montréal, Canada Tickets & More
May 12 The Danforth Music Hall Toronto, Canada Tickets & More
May 13 The Danforth Music Hall Toronto, Canada Tickets & More
May 14 Royal Oak Music Theatre Royal Oak, MI Tickets & More
May 15 House of Blues Cleveland Cleveland, OH Tickets & More
May 16 Vic Theater Chicago, IL Tickets & More
May 17 Marathon Music Works Nashville, TN Tickets & More
May 20 The Tabernacle Atlanta, GA Tickets & More
May 21 THE MEADOW AT HIGHLAND BREWING COMPANY Asheville, NC Tickets & More
May 22 Mr. Smalls Theatre Millvale, PA Tickets & More
May 23 9:30 club Washington, DC Tickets & More
May 24 9:30 club Washington, DC Tickets & More
May 30 O2 Academy Brixton London, United Kingdom Tickets & More
May 31 O2 Academy Brixton London, United Kingdom Tickets & More
Jun 02 Randalls Island New York, NY Tickets & More
Aug 05 Grant Park Chicago, IL Tickets & More
Aug 09 Den Grå Hal, Christiania København K, Denmark Tickets & More
Aug 15 Arena Wien Bezirk Landstrasse, Austria Tickets & More
Aug 18 Le Fort de Saint Père Saint Père, France Tickets & More
Aug 20 Le Fort de Saint Père Saint Père, France Tickets & More
Aug 27 DOMAINE NATIONAL DE ST CLOUD Saint Cloud, France Tickets & More
Aug 29 O2 Academy Newcastle Newcastle Upon Tyne,United Kingdom Tickets & More
Aug 30 Usher Hall Edinburgh, United Kingdom Tickets & More
Aug 31 End Of The Road Festival Salisbury, United Kingdom Tickets & More
Sep 08 Greek Theatre-U.C. Berkeley Berkeley, CA Tickets & More
Sep 09 Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre Portland, OR Tickets & More
Sep 10 Moore Theatre Seattle, WA Tickets & More
Sep 12 Vogue Theatre Vancouver, Canada Tickets & More
Sep 13 Vogue Theatre Vancouver, Canada Tickets & More
Sep 14 Knitting Factory Spokane Spokane, WA Tickets & More
Sep 15 Wilma Theatre-MT Missoula, MT Tickets & More
Sep 25 Carolina Theatre Durham, NC Tickets & More
Sep 26 Georgia Theatre Athens, GA Tickets & More
Sep 27 Orpheum Theater New Orleans, LA Tickets & More
Nov 08 Astra Kulturhaus Berlin, Germany Tickets & More
Nov 22 Vicar Street Dublin, Ireland Tickets & More
Nov 30 Paradiso Grote Zaal Amsterdam, Netherlands Tickets & More

Photos by James Sakert, Natalie Somekh
Special thanks to James, Natalie and Alex Jacobson for the quick show recap