The Marcus King Band - Goodbye Carolina


2019 International Tour Includes Headlining Shows, Major Festival Appearances, and Summer Dates with Chris Stapleton; Tickets Available HERE

Today, The Marcus King Band shared their first-ever official music video for “Goodbye Carolina,” a poignant, lyrical ballad from their critically acclaimed album Carolina Confessions. The visual, directed by Tess Lafia and shot in Nashville, is a stunning portrayal of the pain and struggle of change, a subject that resonates with King, who recently moved to Music City from his native Greenville, South Carolina. 

“With all my material, I like the listener to draw their own conclusion as to the meaning of the lyrics; I want the song to be what it means to you.” Marcus remarks. “That being said, ‘Goodbye Carolina’ came to me in a daydream, an apparition of a dear songwriter friend we had lost only a year prior. I wrote from his perspective, and often feel the song was written through me. The lyrics simultaneously describe my need to break out and escape bad memories, loss, and pain associated with my hometown, using the state as a personification of things I decided to leave behind.”

With the release of the acclaimed, Dave Cobb produced Carolina Confessions and an unceasing string of standout performances, The Marcus King Band have become one of the most exciting new arrivals in American music. The band — guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Marcus King, drummer Jack Ryan, bassist  Stephen Campbell, trumpeter/trombonist Justin Johnson, sax player Dean Mitchell and keyboard player DeShawn “D-Vibes” Alexander, are fresh from a standout week at this year’s SXSW, including searing sets at Willie Nelson’s Luck Revival and Antone’s, which Rolling Stone named one of the festival’s 30 best performances.

The band also recently performed a mesmerizing version of “Goodbye Carolina” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert — watch HERE.

The official video release comes as the soulful rockers embark on a high-profile international tour.  Beginning April 9th, The Marcus King Band will make their second trip to Japan for the Billboard Live Festival, play dates in Australia as a part of the Byron Bay Bluesfest, return home for three headlining dates at The Brooklyn Bowl in June, before heading to Europe for festival plays. Returning to the States in early July, MKB will then join country music juggernaut Chris Stapleton for his All-American Road Show tour.

Most recently it was announced the band will perform as a part of the historic Woodstock 50 Festival this August. For more information and tickets please visit (full routing below).

The Marcus King Band Tour Dates:
April 9 – Osaka, Japan @ Billboard Live Osaka
April 11 – Tokyo, JP @ Billboard Live Tokyo
April 12 – Tokyo, JP @ Billboard Live Tokyo
April 15 – Sydney, AU @ Oxford Art Factory
April 17 – Melbourne, AU @ Northcote Social Club
April 18 – Byron Bay, AU @ Byron Bay Bluesfest
April 19 – Byron Bay, AU @ Byron Bay Bluesfest
April 21 – Byron Bay, AU @ Byron Bay Bluesfest      
April 26 – Charlotte, NC @ Tuck Fest
April 27 – North Charleston, SC @ Trondossa Music Festival
May 3 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic New Orleans – Nolafunk Series
May 4 – New Orleans, LA @ The Howlin’ Wolf – Nolafunk Series
May 6 – Jackson, MS @ Duling Hall
May 8 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
May 9 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s          
May 11 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall – Downstairs
May 19 – Dana Point, CA @ Doheny Blues Festival  
May 23 – Cumberland, MD @ DelFest
May 24 – Thornville, OH @ Dark Star Jubilee
May 25 – Axton, VA @ Rooster Walk Music and Arts Festival
May 31 – Rouyn-Norandam, QC @ Centre De Congres De Rouyn-Noranda
June 2 – Augusta, NJ @ Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Fest
June 5-7 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
June 10 – Landgraaf, Netherlands @ Pinkpop Festival
June 12 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
June 13 – Enschede, Netherlands @ Metropool
June 15 – Isle of Wight, UK @ Isle of Wight Festival
June 16 – Holmfirth, UK @ Holmfirth Picturedrome
June 18 – Leeds, UK @ The Wardrobe
June 19 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
June 21 – Kent, UK – Black Deer Festival.
June 23 – Dortmund, Germany @ Musiktheater Piano
June 24 – Hannover, Germany @ Musikzentrum
June 26 – Hamburg, Germany @ Mojo Club              
June 27 – Odense, Denmark @ Tinderbox Festival
June 29 – Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter Festival
July 4 – Quincy, CA @ High Sierra Music Festival
July 6 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theatre      
July 9 – Allentown, PA @ PPL Center*         
July 11 – Selbyville, DE @ Freeman Stage at Bayside
July 12—Snowshoe, WV @ 4848 Festival
July 13 – Greenville, SC @ Peace Center for the Performing Arts         
July 19 – Omaha, NE @ CHI Health Center Omaha*
July 20 – Gleason, WI @ Moon Dance Music Festival
July 25 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion*
July 26 – Bethel Woods, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the PA*
July 27 – Canadaigua, NY @ CMAC PAC*
July 28 – Scranton, PA @ The Peach Music Festival  
August 1 – Charleston, WV @ Charleston Coliseum*
August 2 – Village of Clarkson, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre*
August 9 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Ars Center*
August 10 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion*
August 11 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion*
August 15 – Erie, PA @ Erie Insurance Arena*
August 16 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena*
August 17 – Toronto, Canada @ Budweiser Stage*
August 18 – Watkins Glen, NY @ Woodstock 50th Anniversary Music and Arts Festival              
August 22 – Wichita, KS @ Intrust Bank Arena*
August 23 – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena*
August 24 – Bossier City, LA @ CenturyLink Center*
August 29 – Huntsville, AL @ Von Braun Center*
August 31 – Orange Beach, AL @ The Wharf Amphitheater*
September 21-22 – Ashbury Park, NJ @ Sea.Hear.Now Festival
*w/ Chris Stapleton

The Marcus King Band - Goodbye Carolina

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