CEG & Nolafunk are thrilled to present singer, songwriter, guitarist, and bandleader Marcus King with his full band live at Irving Plaza on Friday, November 16, 2018. Musical support act to be announced.
Raised in Greenville, South Carolina, King was brought up on the blues, playing shows as a pre-teen sideman with his father—bluesman Marvin King, who himself was the son of a regionally-known guitarist—before striking out on his own. Going beyond the sonic textures of his acclaimed 2015 debut album, Soul Insight; The Marcus King Band broadens their sound, touching upon everything from funky R&B to Southern soul and Americana in the process. His band gets in on the action too, stacking the songs with blasts of swampy brass, a lock-step rhythm section and swirling organ. Ever the multi-tasker, King bounces between several instruments, handling electric and acoustic guitar — as well as pedal and lap steel — while driving each track home with his soulful, incendiary voice. The Marcus King Band features Jack Ryan on drums and percussion, Stephen Campbell on bass, Dean Mitchell on saxophone, Justin Johnson on trumpet, trombone and backing vocals, and DeShawn Alexander on keys. Joining the band on the new album are a number of mentors and collaborators, including Derek Trucks (who plays guitar on “Self-Hatred”).
At only 21 years of age, Marcus King’s dazzling musical ability is evident throughout The Marcus King Band, the young phenom’s 2nd full-length LP and first for Fantasy Records. Having spent the past year tirelessly playing ever-larger venues and festivals to a burgeoning fan base, The Marcus King Band was written on the road and recorded during a series of live takes at Carriage House Studios in Stamford, CT. The album captures the energy of the band’s blazing live show, as well as the talent of a rising young songwriter reaching well beyond his years. Operating within the fiery brand of American roots music that King calls “soul-influenced psychedelic southern rock,” the album highlights King’s gorgeous, rough-hewn vocals, soaring guitar work and heartfelt songwriting all amidst a group of masterful musicians who, together, are quickly becoming one of the country’s most sought after live acts.
There will be an exclusive limited pre-sale for Nolafunk subscribers beginning Tuesday, May 29 at 11 am EST and available for CEG subscribers on Wednesday, May 30 at 11 am EST. Fans can sign up for the Nolafunk email list at www.nolafunk.com and CEG email list at www.cegpresents.com for exclusive access to the pre-sale. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 1 at 12 pm EST. Tickets are available through Ticketweb.com, nolafunk.com, cegpresents.com, and (866) 777-8932.
Marcus King Band
Friday, November 16, 2018
7:00 PM Doors 8:00 PM Show
$49.50 VIP Deck
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2kdnEcL
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/168565907130824/