MARCUS KING PREMIERES “THE WELL” VIDEO WITH RELIX
 

 
DAN AUERBACH PRODUCED DEBUT SOLO ALBUM, EL DORADO OUT ON FANTASY RECORDS, JAN 17 2020
 
 
Astoundingly mature songs, expressed through his preternaturally earthy voice and razor-sharp electric-guitar chops
RELIX
 
“Sure to grab the hearts, minds and ears of everyone
from the rock clubs to the Grand Ole Opry.”
AMERICAN SONGWRITER
 
King’s exceptional voice is the main attraction.”
 PASTE
 
This stomping slice of incendiary blues rock radiates swagger and soul
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
 
“Fierce guitar player teams up with the Black Keys guitarist-producer for his first solo album”
ROLLING STONE
 
Tuesday, November 12 – Marcus King today shared a new video for single “The Well,” from his Dan Auerbach produced, genre-bending debut solo record, El Dorado – due Jan 17, 2020 on Fantasy Records. 

 

The video showcases the cathartic influence of rock n’ roll as Marcus King leads an enraptured congregation to redemption with an invigorating performance. Directed by Reid Long (Eric Church, The Black Keys, Brothers Osbourne), the video premiered today by Relix Magazine who stated, King continues to funnel his collected experience into a growing catalog of astoundingly mature songs, expressed through his preternaturally earthy voice and razor-sharp electric-guitar chops, both of which seemed fully formed even before the frontman exited his teenage years.”

 

Discussing the video with Relix Magazine, Marcus explained, “”The Well” captures the spirit of a gospel revival, the feeling of community, and the fellowship of us all coming together to feel something powerful.”

 

El Dorado is a contemporary exploration of southern R&B, country-soul, classic rock and blues, where subtle acoustics and pedal steel shine bright alongside raucous electric guitars and blistering solos. Marking a new sonic direction and with King’s remarkable voice taking center stage, El Dorado is set to further establish King as one of the most soulful voices of his generation.
 
The highly anticipated album and preview single “The Well” is one of his most successful releases to date, already receiving widespread radio support (#1 on AAA radio chart week of release) and critical acclaim from tastemakers Rolling Stone Magazine who premiered the single, alongside support from Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, Paste and many more.
 
At 23 years old, Marcus King has established himself as an enthralling world class live music talent. He recently embarked on a 70+ date world tour, with The Marcus King Band. One of the hardest working bands in the world today, they performed over 140 shows in the last calendar year alone. King has also found the time to appear on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, make his debut at The Grand Ole Opry, performed with Chris Stapleton on his US arena tour as well as curated his own hometown festival – The Marcus King Band Family Reunion.

 

El Dorado was recorded at Easy Eye Sound, the songs were written by Marcus King and Dan Auerbach along with famed writers, Paul Overstreet, Ronnie Bowman and Pat McLaughlin and performed by legendary studio musicians who have worked with iconic artists from Elvis Presley to Bobby Womack. King and Auerbach co-wrote twelve songs for El Dorado in only three days. On working with Marcus, Dan stated, “Marcus is known by so many as a phenom guitar player, and rightfully so. He’s regularly the best player in the room, hands down. I was equally blown away by the way he can sing – so effortless, so soulful, straight from the heart.”

 

Playing professionally since he was eleven years old and discovered in his teens after a video of him performing at Norman’s Rare Guitars went viral, Marcus King is a fourth-generation musician who followed in his family’s footsteps. His grandfather was a country guitarist, and his father continues to perform live. King has overcome challenges with mental health and loss to become a guitar phenomenon at 23 and with El Dorado is poised for a major breakthrough as one of the most talented young artists in music today.  

 

El Dorado will be released on his label Fantasy Records in association with Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound. Available to pre-order now. Please visit: https://mk.lnk.to/eldorado

 

THE MARCUS KING BAND ‘EL DORADO’ TOUR DATES
 
The Marcus King Band founded in Greenville, South Carolina in 2013, is Marcus’ honored foundation. Drummer Jack Ryan, bass player Stephen Campbell, trumpeter/trombonist Justin Johnson, sax/steel guitarist Dean Mitchell along with Marcus—bring an irreplaceable combination of commitment, craft and soul to their work and are one of the hardest working bands today.

 

NOV 12 TUE – Bloomington, IL – Castle Theatre
NOV 14 THU – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
NOV 15 FRI – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
NOV 16 SAT – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
NOV 17 SUN – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
NOV 19 TUE – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
NOV 21 THU – Iowa City, IA – The Englert Theatre
NOV 22 FRI – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
NOV 23 SAT – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
NOV 24 SUN – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
DEC 3 TUE – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium – Marcus King Solo,
DEC 5 THU – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre
DEC 6 FRI – Durham, NC – Carolina Theater
DEC 7 SAT – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
DEC 8 SUN – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
DEC 10 TUE – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
DEC 12 THU – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
DEC 13 FRI – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
DEC 14 SAT – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
DEC 15 SUN – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
DEC 17 TUE – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
DEC 18 WED – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
DEC 19 THU – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
DEC 20 FRI – Northampton, MA – Calvin Theatre & Perf Arts Center
DEC 21 SAT – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
DEC 28 SAT – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium
DEC 29 SUN – Augusta, GA – Miller Theater
DEC 30 MON – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
DEC 31 TUE – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
JAN 7-12 – Jam Cruise 2020 – Marcus King solo, Miami, FL, United States
JAN 24 – Panic En La Playa Nueve, Puerto Alvaro Obregon, Mexico
JAN 26 SUN – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
JAN 27 MON – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
JAN 28 TUE – San Diego, CA – Music Box
JAN 30 THR – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas
JAN 31 FRI – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
FEB 1 SAT – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
FEB 4 TUE – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
FEB 6 THR – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
FEB 7 FRI – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre
FEB 8 SAT – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
FEB 9 SUN – Vancouver, BC, Canada – The Commodore Ballroom
FEB 11 TUE – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
FEB 13 THR – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
FEB 14 FRI – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
FEB 15 SAT – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
FEB 21 FRI – Leeds, UK – The Wardrobe
FEB 22 SAT – Glasgow, UK – Oran More
FEB 23 SUN – Dublin, IE – Whelans
FEB 25 TUE – London, UK – Electric Ballroom
FEB 26 WED – Manchester, UK – Academy 3
FEB 27 THR – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
FEB 28 FRI – Bristol, UK – Thekla
MAR 1 SUN – Paris, FR – L’Alhambra
MAR 2 MON – Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique
MAR 3 TUE – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
MAR 4 WED – Enschede, NL – Metropool Enschede
MAR 5 THR – Cologne, DE – Kantine
MAR 7 SAT – Berlin, DE – Heimathafen Neukölln
MAR 8 SUN – Hamburg, DE – Mojo Club
MAR 9 MON – Copenhagen, DK – Vega Jr.

 

APR 10-12 – Byron Bay Bluesfest – Tyagarah, Australia
APR 13 MON – Metro Theatre – Sydney, NSW, Australia
APR 15 WED – Croxton Park Hotel – Melbourne, VIC, Australia
APR 16 THR – Powerstation – Auckland, New Zealand

 

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