The Real McKenzies – SOLD OUT
March 8, 2014 @
The Waverley Hotel
The Real Mckenzies St. Paddy’s Day Tour and CD release of “Westwinds”. Joining them are Montreal’s BOIDS.
THE REAL McKENZIES are not just a band. They are an unstoppable touring machine. A road-hardened crew of traveling minstrels, entertainers and vagabonds on a never-ending quest for good times. The Real Mckenzies St. Paddy’s Day Tour and CD release of “Westwinds”. Joining them are Montreal’s BOIDS.
For the past 20 years, this ferocious gang of miscreants has been captivating audiences around the globe with their addictive, uncompromising and undeniably heartfelt music. Featuring a diverse and insanely talented roster of musicians, The Real McKenzies draw on both acoustic and electric instruments to blend a potent concoction of classic punk, rock n’ roll, hard folk and traditional Celtic influence. Anthemic guitars and soaring bagpipes play off each other as Paul McKenzie spins yarns of times long past and regales with tales of endless drunken revelries. Blistering punk rock boot stompers stand alongside passionate singalong ballads while good times and joyous camaraderie are all the order of the day.
Fueled by an insatiable need to share the McKenzies’ gospel with the world, the boys are equally at home playing to 20,000 screaming football fans in the heart of Germany as they are to a few hundred punks in the dirtiest, darkest, most disreputable clubs of the Canadian wilderness. After more than two decades, 8 full-length albums, countless compilation appearances and singles, The Real McKenzies have earned a reputation that is second to none. They’ve shared the stage with Rancid, NOFX, Flogging Molly, The Misfits, Pennywise, Shane McGowan and Metallica just to name a few, all the while garnering new friends and fans along the way.
Loitering in strictly the most illoiterable locations, these handsome shyboys channel love, heartache, cosmic frustration and inspiration into a sweaty mess of punk, thrash, and old-school hardcore.
With the release of their first album on February 25th 2014, BOIDS are set to rock some faces. Confirmed as direct support on The Real McKenzies’ national “Saint Patty’s Day Tour”. But it won’t stop there – with the road in their hearts, and a fierce thirst for loud music, friendship, and good times, BOIDS are just getting started.
With influences such as the Ramones, NoMeansNo, D.R.I., One Man Army, U.S. Bombs, Dead Kennedys, Descendents, OFF!, you know the drill… BOIDS come to destroy.