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Tour Diaries: Declan McKenna

Before he even stepped onto the stage, it was clear that Declan McKenna had Columbus, Ohio wrapped around his sequined bedecked wrist.

Declan McKenna made a pitstop in Columbus, Ohio on his Zeros Tour to celebrate the 2020 release of the Zeros album. The Zeros’ Tour setlist is made up of newer releases like “Beautiful Faces,” “Rapture,” and “Be an Astronaut,” along with fan-favorite older songs like “British Bombs,” “The Kids Don’t Wanna Come Home,” and of course “Brazil.”
Photography: Lucy Jones

Declan McKenna made a pitstop in Columbus, Ohio on his Zeros Tour to celebrate the 2020 release of the Zeros album. The line to enter the venue wrapped around the block and back in onto itself, but the idea of hearing Declan live made the near forty-minute wait and the quickly dropping temperatures more than easy to handle. While the show wasn’t sold out like all the other stops on the North American tour, it was damn near close. The floor and upstairs balcony were jammed packed and almost impossible to weasel your way through, many people residing in unconventional spots along the walls, perched on the railing just to attempt to see over the mass of people. Before he even stepped onto the stage, it was clear that Declan McKenna had Columbus, Ohio wrapped around his sequined bedecked wrist.


The Zeros’ Tour setlist is made up of newer releases like “Beautiful Faces,” “Rapture,” and “Be an Astronaut,” along with fan-favorite older songs like “British Bombs,” “The Kids Don’t Wanna Come Home,” and of course “Brazil.” Declan brought the energy with this setlist; running around the stage and jumping on anything he could manage, bringing more life to the already upbeat tracks of the night.


Declan McKenna made a pitstop in Columbus, Ohio on his Zeros Tour to celebrate the 2020 release of the Zeros album. The Zeros’ Tour setlist is made up of newer releases like “Beautiful Faces,” “Rapture,” and “Be an Astronaut,” along with fan-favorite older songs like “British Bombs,” “The Kids Don’t Wanna Come Home,” and of course “Brazil.”