Bad news: the album has been pushed back
Jessie Atkinson
17:30 5th August 2020

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Declan McKenna brings back the character of Daniel in the latest extract from his forthcoming LP Zeros. 'Be An Astronaut' is a gorgeous Bowie-adjacent tune and the fourth single taken from the album.

An odyssey through space, 'Be An Astronaut' is one of McKenna's strongest works to date. It begins with a jaunty splash of keys before setting off on a true journey into the recesses of a retro-futuristic mind.

Even as it settles on a hook, 'Be An Astronaut' decides on a new direction, taking new themes into its orbit as it unfurls. Magic:

Though Zeros has been moved to a new release date of 4 September, good news comes in the form of the album's carbon footprint...all the packaging for the record will be made from 100% recycled or responsibly sourced materials - and printed using veg-based ink. 

More good news comes tour-shaped, too: though plenty of March and April's dates sold out, more have been added, and others upgraded. Remaining tickets are on sale now here.


19 - Sheffield, O2 Academy NEW DATE
20 - Liverpool O2 Academy NEW DATE
22 - Oxford, O2 Academy NEW DATE
23 - Bournemouth, O2 Academy NEW DATE
24 - Leicester, O2 Academy NEW DATE
26 - Norwich, The Nick Rayns LCR UEA VENUE UPGRADE
27 - Cambridge, The Junction SOLD OUT
28 - Bristol, O2 Academy SOLD OUT
30 - Cardiff, University Great Hall VENUE UGRADE


01 - London, O2 Academy Brixton
02 - London, O2 Academy Brixton NEW DATE
03 - Birmingham, O2 Academy
05 - Nottingham, Rock City
06 - Newcastle, O2 Academy SOLD OUT
08 - Leeds, O2 Academy
09 - Manchester, Albert Hall SOLD OUT
10 - Manchester, Albert Hall SOLD OUT
12 - Glasgow, SWG3 The Galvanizers SOLD OUT
13 - Glasgow, SWG3 The Galvanizers SOLD OUT
15 - Dublin, Olympia Theatre SOLD OUT
16 - Cork, Cyprus Avenue
23 - Nantes, Le Stereolux
24 - Paris, Le Trabendo
26 - Tourcoing, Le Grand Mix
27 - Antwerp, Trix
29 - Amsterdam, MAX
30 - Rotterdam, Maasilo


01 - Berlin, Heimathafen Neukolln
03 - Prague, The Roxy
04 - Warsaw, Proxima
06 - Hamburg, Mojo
07 - Cologne, Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld

Zeros arrives 4 September via Sony

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