MARCUS KING’S ALBUM ‘EL DORADO’ LANDS AT #1 ON MULTIPLE CHARTS, INCLUDING “TOP NEW ARTIST”

RELEASES ACOUSTIC VIDEO PERFORMANCE OF ‘BREAK’ WITH DAN AUERBACH

https://mk.lnk.to/breakacoustic

LATE NIGHT DEBUT ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!

FEATURED ON NPR’S ‘FRESH AIR

“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

 “ Even this early in the year, “El Dorado” already stands out as a definite high point of 2020 — ASSOCIATED PRESS

 “Echoing the likes of Leon Russell… a hint of Al Green…” — NO DEPRESSION

 “Sure to grab the hearts, minds and ears of everyone from the rock clubs to the Grand Ole Opry.” — AMERICAN SONGWRITER

 Marcus King’s debut solo record El Dorado topped multiple charts following its release last week. The album is his fastest selling to date and 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. Produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, the record was released on Fantasy Records to widespread critical acclaim.

Marcus King released his latest video, an acoustic performance of the song “Break.” The video features Dan Auerbach on guitar. Introducing the video, King tells the story of “Break” about two people who are in love but are in a broken relationship.

King explains, “The one party knows they’re going to hurt the other one because it’s kind of in their way and the other person knows they’re going to be broken hearted. It’s just to kind of say that if you’re going to have your heart broken anyway, at least let me be the one to do so.”

Marcus made his debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and was featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition and Fresh Air. Rolling Stone Magazine featured Marcus on the cover of The Mix in their latest issue, alongside support from NPR Music, The New York Times, No Depression, Associated Press, Flood 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.”

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.

King continues his winter and spring world tour with his band, The Marcus King Band followed by a string of dates with Chris Stapleton. See full dates below.

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.
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 THR – Powerstation – Auckland, New Zealand
APR 22 – Toledo, OH – Huntington Center – with Chris Stapleton
APR 23 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center – with Chris Stapleton
APR 24-26 – Atlanta, GA – Sweetwater 420 Festival
APR 30 – New Orleans, LA – The Civic Theatre
MAY 1 – New Orleans, LA – The Civic Theatre
MAY 2 – New Orleans, LA – The Civic Theatre
JUN 21 – Landgraaf, NL – Pinkpop Festival

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