Welcome to Dan Mangan x Reality Shield
My “Love Letter” mailing list has been growing for decades. I’ve moved everyone over to a new hub I call Reality Shield.
The Love Letters will continue (for free), but this new space also allows a deeper engagement to those who would like to see behind the curtain. I don’t love paywalls, but they are a means by which people can support artists.
Lots will be free here, but I’ll be putting the most juicy bits behind the paywall:
a HUGE archive of recorded live shows, zoom shows, ancient radio interviews from my youth, etc.
exclusive access to the concert doc “All Together Now: A Dan Mangan Film”
voice memos of half-finished songs & other works in progress
occasional pop-up Zoom hangs
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What is a “Reality Shield”?
I’m not certain, but my boys shout the term whenever they’re about to jinx each other, so I think it’s a cosmic declaration that protects your ability to make sound without receiving a punch in the arm from your sibling.
Why did you build a Reality Shield?
Social media algorithms nuke anything overly in-depth, and as such, artists have gotten used to using those platforms for a wide-but-shallow discourse. I like the idea of also having a lane for narrow-but-deep discourse.
Can I help spread the word?
Thank you for asking! Yes, of course you can!
What about “Being Somewhere”?
It’s the best thing I’ve ever touched and it’s out Oct 28th. Head on over to danmangan.com to scope out the pre-order bundles!
Thank you for your eyes and your ears.
SHOWS ON SALE
Nov 9. Dublin, IRE @ Whelan's | TICKETS
Nov 10. Chester, UK @ St. Marys | TICKETS
Nov 11. Manchester, UK @ Low Four | TICKETS
Nov 12. Glasgow, UK @ The Great Western | TICKETS **NEW**
Nov 13. Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club | TICKETS
Nov 15. London, UK @ Scala | TICKETS
Nov 16. Brighton, UK @ Chalk | TICKETS
Nov 17. Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown | TICKETS
Nov 18. Groningen, NL @ Lutherse Kerk | TICKETS
Nov 19. Utrecht, NL @ TivoliVredenburg | TICKETS
Nov 21. Copenhagen, DK @ Raahuset | TICKETS
Nov 22. Hamburg, DE @ Nochtspeicher | TICKETS
Nov 23. Berlin, DE @ Frannz | TICKETS
Nov 25. Schorndorf, DE @ Manufaktur | TICKETS
Nov 26. Graz, AT @ Autumn Leaves Festival | TICKETS **NEW**
Nov 27. Prague, CZ @ Le Royal | TICKETS
Nov 28. Vienna, AT @ B72 | TICKETS
Nov 30. Zurich, CH @ Bogen F | TICKETS
Dec 1. Nyon, CH @ La Parenthèse (FREE) | INFO
Dec 2. Paris, FR @ Pop Up Du Label | TICKETS
Dec 3. Antwerp, BE @ Rock Lobster | EMAIL FOR TICKETS
Dec 4. Cologne, DE @ Gebäude 9 | TICKETS
An Evening with Dan Mangan
Jan 19. Toronto, ON @ Longboat Hall | SOLD OUT
Jan 25. Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right | TICKETS
Jan 28. Washington, DC @ John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts | DETAILS
Feb 2. Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge | TICKETS
Feb 3. Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret | SOLD OUT
Jan 20. Stouffville, ON @ Wintersongs Festival | DETAILS
Jan 21. Morrisburg, ON @ St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage | TICKETS