Dan Mangan | Stiegl Hidden Studio Sessions

Live from the Stiegl Hidden Studio, Dan Mangan performs songs from his new album More Or Less.

More Or Less is about “witnessing birth, and in some ways rebirth,” says Dan Mangan. “It’s about feeling disconnected from a popular identity and becoming acclimated to a new one. It’s about raising kids in a turbulent world. It’s about unanswerable questions and kindness and friendship and fear.”

Dan Mangan’s fifth album comes after an extended step back from the chaos of life as a touring musician. A year off turned into six, as he shifted his focus from the road to life at home with his family. As he began to re-emerge, he found himself rethinking his role as an artist.

“Things were different,” he said. “I wasn’t a part of the new generation anymore… Politics were different… I was re-entering the world but the rules had changed, and I was a different person. So I wrote about warmth. I wrote about the feeling of building something when I was young, and the fear of losing it as an adult. I wrote about feeling overwhelmed. I wrote about being deeply in love with someone with whom I spend a lot of time figuring out who is more deserving of a nap. I wrote about the power of what goes unsaid. More or less, I wrote about myself.”

Dan Mangan Tour Dates:

November 26th, 2018 Washington, DC, DC9
November 27th, 2018 New York, NY, Rough Trade NYC
January 23rd, 2019 St. John’s, NL, George Street United Church
January 24th, 2019 Halifax, NS, The Marquee Ballroom
January 25th, 2019 Moncton, NB, Tide and Boar
January 26th, 2019 Fredericton, NB, Boyce Farmer’s Market
January 28th, 2019 Montreal, QC, Theatre Fairmont
January 29th, 2019 Ottawa, ON, Algonquin Commons Theatre
January 31st, 2019 Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall
February 1st, 2019 Hamilton, ON, New Vision United Church
February 2nd, 2019 Waterloo, ON, Maxwell’s Concert and Events
February 4th, 2019 Chicago, IL, Schubas Tavern
February 5th, 2019 St Paul, MN, The Turf Club
February 6th, 2019 Winnipeg, MB, Garrick Centre
February 7th, 2019 Saskatoon, SK, Broadway Theatre
February 8th, 2019 Edmonton, AB, Winspear Centre
February 9th, 2019 Calgary, AB, The Palace
February 12th, 2019 Vancouver, BC, Vogue Theatre
February 13th, 2019 Kelowna, BC, Kelowna Community Theatre
February 14th, 2019 Victoria, BC, Alix Goolden Hall