MARCUS KING SHARES VIDEO FOR “WILDFLOWERS & WINE” WITH BILLBOARD

WATCH NOW ON BILLBOARD HERE

PERFORMS AT LOVE ROCKS AT THE BEACON ALONGSIDE THE BLACK CROWES AND JACKSON BROWN AND WILL SUPPORT CHRIS STAPLETON ON DATES INCLUDING MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

Listen to El Dorado HERE

“The record is a real beauty — and a turning-point for King.”NPR FRESH AIR

“Just 23, but his music reveals an old soul”  — THE NEW YORK TIMES

“He used to be an insecure outcast. Now the guitarist is introducing southern rock to a new generation” — ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE

Marcus King shared an acoustic video performance of song “Wildflowers & Wine,” via Billboard today. The song features on his hit debut album El Dorado, which topped multiple charts since its release. Produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, the record was released on Fantasy Records to widespread critical acclaim. The “Wildflowers & Wine,” video was recorded in Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Studio in Nashville and features a performance of the song showcasing King’s soulful vocals, backed by Dan Auerbach and studio legends who played with artists from Aretha Franklin to Elvis.

Discussing the song with Billboard, King stated:

“It was a lot of organic steps that all came together in a kismet way for the record to work,” King tells Billboard about El Dorado, which was produced by the Black Keys‘ Dan Auerbach and recorded with a supporting cast of well-credentialed players who recorded with Elvis PresleyDusty SpringfieldBobby Womack and others.

“Having those cats work with you was a tremendous opportunity in itself, too good an opportunity to pass up. It’s really not too far out of my comfort zone,” he continues. “It’s still playing and singing, but in a different kind of environment, and to have these cats to look up to, it was pretty sweet.”

El Dorado, a contemporary exploration of southern R&B, country-soul, classic rock and blues, has established the 23-year-old phenom as one of the most soulful voices of his generation. King’s arresting vocals feature as the lead instrument, taking center stage alongside a genre bending blend of subtle acoustics, bright pedal steel, raucous electric guitars and blistering solos.

The album debuted at #1 on several charts, including Top New Artist, Americana Folk, Current Rock, Blues Albums, as well as #12 on the Top Current Albums chart. Marcus made his debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and was featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition and Fresh Air, alongside support from Rolling Stone, NPR Music, The New York Times and American Songwriter. Paste Magazine stated, “King’s exceptional voice is the main attraction.” Vulture described King as bending “genres to his vocals, which possess a soulful grit, not unlike freshly greased tires on a dirt road” and Entertainment Weekly described King as radiating “swagger and soul.”

King will perform at Love Rocks charity event at the Beacon on March 12, alongside a stellar line up including The Black Crowes, Dave Matthews and Jackson Browne. King will also open for Chris Stapleton on his All-American Road Show with dates including Madison Square Gardens in New York. He is currently on a world tour with The Marcus King Band. See full dates below.

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.
MAR 12 THU – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre – Love Rocks NYC
MAR 20 FRI – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum – with Chris Stapleton
MAR 21 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Concert Hall – with Chris Stapleton
APR 5 SUN – Tokyo, JP – Billboard Live Tokyo
APR 7 TUE – Osaka, JP – Billboard Live Osaka
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 THU – Powerstation – Auckland, New Zealand
APR 22 WED – Toledo, OH – Huntington Center – with Chris Stapleton
APR 23 THU – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center – with Chris Stapleton
APR 24 FRI – Wilkesboro, NC – Merlefest
APR 25 – 26 – Atlanta, GA – Sweetwater 420 Festival
APR 30 THU – New Orleans, LA – The Civic Theatre
MAY 1 – New Orleans, LA – The Civic Theatre
MAY 2 – New Orleans, LA – The Civic Theatre
JUN 13 SAT – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
JUN 18 THU – Arrington, VA – LOCKN’ Festival
JUN 21 – Landgraaf, NL – Pinkpop Festival
 
CHRIS STAPLETON ALL-AMERICAN ROAD SHOW

OCT 1 THU – Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, TN +
OCT 2 FRI – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN +
OCT 3 SAT – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
OCT 8 THU – Bryce Jordan Center, State College, PA +
OCT 9 FRI – Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ +
OCT 10 SAT – Madison Square Garden, New York, NY +
OCT 15 THU – Mizzou Area, Columbia, OH +
OCT 16 FRI – BOK Center, Tulsa, OK +
OCT 17 SAT – Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, NE +
OCT 22 THU – United Supermarket Arena, Lubbock, TX +
OCT 23 FRI – AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX + 

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