King kingdom




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“’Hard Working Man’ sounds like he arrived in 2022 via a time-traveling 1970 Camaro.”Rolling Stone magazine

“Immediately hit the gas, taking you back in time as King’s tempered growl and guitar chops race around a Nashville dirt road.” – NPR Music

“His music reveals an old soul” – The New York Times

Wednesday, June 8 – Salute to Marcus King who set the Tonight Show stage on fire last night with an electrifying performance of the recent single ‘Hard Working Man’. King made his first televised performance of a song from his highly anticipated upcoming solo album, new bloodreleased August 26 on American Records/Republic.

Watch the performance HERE.

The 26-year-old innovative Grammy-nominated songwriter and phenomenal performer on the rise to rock royalty with the release of new blooda timeless concoction of swagger rock and supersonic soul, drawing on his most stadium-like rock influences.

King recently announced a massive US tour, with HERE dates through September and October 2022 supporting the release of his upcoming solo album, new blood. He will bring his stadium-sized sound to acclaimed venues across the United States, including two nights at venues such as New York’s Beacon Theater and Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Neal Francis and Ashland Craft support select dates, and the tour is hosted by comedian Dean Del Ray. Tickets are on sale now HERE and a full list of dates, including summer festivals in Europe and shows with Greta Van Fleet, follow below.

new blood is an album about looking at hard times in your rearview mirror, its stories of excess, salvation, breakup and addiction, are inspired by difficult and personal times. Despite difficult personal circumstances, King did his most accomplished job to date. One of his biggest fans, Dan Auerbach, raved. “Music is so deeply in Marcus’ blood that he may not even realize how born he was to do this. He’s the real deal.”

King has been an outlier from the very beginning. A fourth-generation musician from Greenville, SC, who learned the guitar at the age of 3 with his blues rock musician father, Marvin King. He went through difficult school years to quickly become one of the most promising young artists of our time. He followed his resounding success with The Marcus King Band, with his Auerbach-produced debut solo album in 2020, Eldorado. It earned a GRAMMY® Award nomination for “Best Americana Album” and critical acclaim from the New York Times on the weekend edition of NPR. . He’s opened for Chris Stapleton, Greta Van Fleet and Nathaniel Rateliff and has graced billings for Stagecoach, Fuji Rock, Rock Werchter and more. He also recently released his own custom Gibson guitar and signature Orange guitar amplifier, the MK Ultra, which sold out before it even hit stores.

King will continue to tear up the rulebook with the release new bloodredefining the path to modern rock stardom with a timeless sound and a singular voice, equal parts fat and grit, that should soon establish him as one of the most soulful vocalists of his generation.

  1. It’s too late
  2. Lie, lie, lie
  3. Save me
  4. Pain
  5. Good and gone
  6. Blood on the tracks
  7. hard working man
  8. aim high
  9. dark cloud
  10. Whisper
  11. The worst blues I’ve ever had

Tickets available at

JUNE 23 THU – Fairview Park – Dublin, Ireland*
JUNE 25 SAT – Alexandra Palace – London, UK*
JUNE 26 SUN – The Globe – Cardiff, UK
JUNE 28 TUE – O2 Apollo Manchester – Manchester, UK*
JUNE 29 WED – O2 Apollo Manchester – Manchester, UK*
JUNE 30 THU – Rock City – Nottingham, UK
JULY 2 SAT – Rock Werchter – Werchter, Belgium
3 JULY SUN – Rockhal – Esch-sur-alzette, Luxembourg
5 JULY TUE – Oosterpoort – Groningen, Netherlands
JULY 6 WED – Cognac Blues Passions 2022 – Cognac, France
JUL 7 THU – Doornroosje – Nijmegen, Netherlands
8 JULY FRI – North Sea Jazz Festival 2022 – Rotterdam, Netherlands
JULY 16 SAT – Wild Hare Music Festival 2022 – Canby, OR, USA
JULY 27 WED – FloydFest 22- Heartbeat 2022 – Floyd, VA, USA
*with Greta Van Fleet

September 9 – The Met – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 10 – The Theater at MGM National Harbor – Washington DC
September 11 – House Of Blues – Boston, MA
September 15 – Beacon Theater – New York, NY
September 16 – Beacon Theater – New York, NY
September 17 – KEMBA live! –Columbus, Ohio
September 18 – Bourbon & Beyond Festival – Louisville, KY
September 20 – HISTORY – Toronto, ON
September 21 – Internship AE – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
September 23 – GLC Live at 20 Monroe – Grand Rapids, M
September 24 – The Sylvee – Madison, WI ^
September 25 – Palace Theater – St. Paul, MN
September 27 – Egyptian Hall @ Old National Center – Indianapolis, IN*
September 29 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN*
September 30 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN*
October 1 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, Georgia
October 2 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, Georgia
October 4 – Stubb’s Bar-BQ – Austin, TX
October 6 – The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ*
October 7 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
October 11 – The Masonic – San Francisco, CA
October 13 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
October 14 – The Neptune Theater – Seattle, WA
October 15 – The Neptune Theater – Seattle, WA
October 17 – The Resort – Salt Lake City, UT
October 18 – Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO
October 20 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO*
October 21 – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, Illinois*
October 22 – The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI
October 23 – Agora Theater – Cleveland Ohio
October 25 – The Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC
October 26 – Avondale Brewing Company – Birmingham, AL
October 27 – The Fillmore New Orleans – New Orleans, LA

Neal Francis and Ashland Craft, unless otherwise specified,
^ Neal Francis only
* Support to be announced