Declan McKenna announces 2024 UK and Ireland tour

Declan McKenna has announced a headline UK and Ireland tour for early next year, in support of his forthcoming album What Happened to the Beach?

Declan McKenna

The 14-date run of shows will include a night at London’s much-loved Alexandra Palace, as well as stop-offs at Glasgow’s O2 Academy, Manchester’s O2 Apollo, Bristol’s Beacon and many more besides.

What Happened to the Beach? arrives 9 February and has so far been preceded by two tracks: ‘Sympathy’ and ‘Nothing Works’.

McKenna’s third studio album, it’s seen him work with producer Gianluca Buccellati, whose prior credits include Lana Del Rey and Arlo Parks, and has been described by the artist as having a much looser feel to his previous albums.

Discussing his approach to the new album and where he found himself creatively, McKenna has said: “In the past few years there has been a bit of weight behind making music.

“I wanted to open up and not worry about things so much. I was putting a lot of pressure on myself in the past when I just needed to drop the intensity a bit and have some fun.”

News of McKenna’s UK and Ireland shows comes amid the singer’s current run of ‘The Big Return’ tour dates in the US, meaning no doubt he’ll be in fine form come the beginning of next year.

Check out the full UK and Ireland tour dates below – and visit McKenna’s site to buy tickets.


23 Great Hall, Cardiff University
24 UEA, Norwich
25 O2 City Hall, Newcastle
27 O2 Academy, Glasgow
29 O2 Academy, Sheffield


1 Ulster Hall, Belfast
2 3Olympia Theatre, Dublin
5 O2 Apollo, Manchester
8 De Montfort Hall, Leicester
9 Beacon, Bristol
10 The Halls, Wolverhampton
12 Alexandra Palace, London
13 Brighton Centre, Brighton
14 O2 Academy, Bournemouth

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