The Real McKenzies announce new album “Rats in the Burlap,” 3-month world tour

The Real McKenzies have finally announced their long-awaited new album Rats in the Burlap will be released on April 7th through Fat Wreck Chords. Here’s what Paul McKenzie had to say about the record:

“Ahoy there. On behalf of The Real McKenzies and myself (Paul McKenzie) we are pleased as punch & haggis to announce the release of our latest album Rats in the Burlap. This album is chocked full of new songs that we just know will appeal to all. The lads and I are proud to have completed this latest endeavour along with the help of Little Joe and Fat Mike. With Josh Garcia at the helm and great cover art, we are confident and enthralled to have had the opportunity to have had released another masterpiece. Let the tours begin!!!


You can check out the album’s tracklist and find details on the band’s upcoming 3-month world tour below.

We’ll be sure to keep you all posted as songs from Rats in the Burlap go up for streaming and all that jazz. The record will serve as a follow-up to 2012’s Westwinds, which was also released on Fat Wreck.


1: Wha Saw the 42nd
2: Up on a Motorbike
3: Who’d a Thought
4: Midnight Train to Moscow
5: Lilacs in the Alleyway
6: Yes
7: You Wanna Know What
8: What Have You Done
9: Bootsy the Haggis-Eating Cat
10: Spinning Wheels
11: Stephen’s Green
12: The Fields of Inverness
13: Catch Me
14: Dead or Alive

Tour Dates:

03/05/15 Golden, BC Canada @ Rockwater Grill
03/06/15 Lethbridge, AB Canada @ Bo Diddly’s
03/07/15 Edmonton, AB Canada @ Pawn Shop w/ Fire Next Time, The Old Wives
03/08/15 Jasper, AB Canada @ Jasper Royal CDN Legion w/ Isotopes
03/09/15 Banff, AB Canada @ Wild Bill’s
03/10/15 Red Deer, AB Canada @ Bo’s Bar & Grill w/ Isotopes, The Capones
03/11/15 Chicago, IL @ The Abbey w/ Red Rebel County
03/14/15 Nassau, Bahamas @ Salty Dog Tour
03/15/15 Grand Stirrup Cay, Bahamas @ Salty Dog Tour
03/17/15 Calgary, AB Canada @ Dickens w/ Isotopes, River Jacks, South City Ale
03/18/15 Moose Jaw, SK Canada @ Bobby’s Place
03/19/15 Regina, SK Canada @ McNally’s Tavern w/ Isotopes
03/20/15 Saskatoon, SK Canada @ Amigos w/ Isotopes, Savage Henry & The Infamous One Pounders
03/21/15 Winnipeg, MB Canada @ The Windsor w/ Isotopes
03/22/15 Thunder Bay, ON Canada @ Black Pirate Pub
03/24/15 Hamilton, ON Canada @ Absinthe w/ Isotopes, Rezentments, The Let Downs
03/25/15 London, ON Canada @ Rum Runners w/ Isotopes
03/26/15 Toronto, ON Canada @ Horseshoe w/ Isotopes
03/27/15 Ottawa, ON Canada @ Maverick’s
03/28/15 Kingston, ON Canada @ Mansion
03/29/15 Montreal, QC, Canada @ Katacombes
03/30/15 Oshawa, ON Canada @ Moustache Club w/ Isotopes
04/01/15 Lansing, MI @ The Avenue Cafe w/ Hex Bombs, The Devil’s Cut
04/02/15 Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
04/03/15 Indianapolis, IN @ Vogue Theatre w/ Timebomb, The Putz
04/04/15 Green Bay, WI @ Lyric Room w/ The Bastard Association, Rainey St. Warriors
04/05/15 Madison, WI @ Darwin Sampson
04/09/15 Spokane, WA @ Big Dipper
04/10/15 Seattle, WA El @ Corazon
04/11/15 Vancouver, BC Canada @ Rickshaw w/ Isotopes
04/23/15 Vienna, Austria @ Arena w/ The Sensitives
04/24/15 Unterwaldhausen, Germany @ Querbeat Festival
04/25/15 Karlsuhe, Germany @ Alte Hackerei
05/02/15 Meerhout, Belgium @ Groezrock
05/09/15 Le Cateau-Cambresis, France @ Zikenstock Festival
05/12/15 Prague, Czech Republic @ Rock Cafe
05/14/15 Munich, Germany @ Strom
05/15/15 Munster, Germany @ Skaters Palace
05/16/15 Stuttgart, Germany @ JH Hallschiag
05/21/15 Ostrava, Czech Republic @ Barrak Music Club
05/23/15 Hunxe, Germany @ Ruhrpott Rodeo
05/25/15 Frankfurt, Germany @ Das Bett
05/26/15 Freiburg, Germany @ Walfisch
05/31/15 Leipzig, Germany @ Conne Island

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One Comment

  1. lackofwill
    lackofwill2/5/2015 4:53 PM | Permalink

    Westwinds was so great. stoked!

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