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MARCUS KING DEBUTS “LIE LIE LIE,” A FIERY AND REVELATORY NEW SINGLE

PREMIERED WITH FLOOD MAGAZINE, LISTEN HERE

 

WATCH “LIE LIE LIE” LIVE VIDEO HERE

 

MARCUS KING RETURNS WITH DAN AUERBACH PRODUCED NEW ALBUM,
YOUNG BLOOD, RELEASED ON AUGUST 26 VIA AMERICAN RECORDS/REPUBLIC

 

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KING’S TALES OF EXCESS, SALVATION, BREAKUPS, AND ADDICTION PUT HARD TIMES IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR, REDEFINING THE ROUTE TO MODERN ROCK STARDOM
 
WW TOUR DATES ACROSS THE U.S., UK, EU AND APPEARANCES AT FESTIVALS INCLUDING STAGECOACH  
 
WATCH ELECTRIFYING PERFORMANCE OF “HARD WORKING MAN” 
ON THE TONIGHT SHOW - HERE
 
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“‘Lie Lie Lie’ is a passionate, riff-heavy track that fully embodies the gritty rock sounds the songwriter’s always dipped his toes in.” FLOOD MAGAZINE


 
“‘Hard Working Man’ sounds as if it arrived in the year 2022 by way of a bitchin’, time-traveling 1970 Camaro.”- Rolling Stone Magazine


 
“Stomps the accelerator immediately, taking you back in time as King's tempered growl and guitar chops race around a Nashville dirt track.” - NPR Music


 
"His music reveals an old soul" - The New York Times


 
“Bends genres to his vocals, which possess a soulful grit, not unlike freshly greased tires on a dirt road” - Vulture

 

 
24 JUNE 2022 (TORONTO, ON) - Marcus King today announced the release of “Lie Lie Lie,” the latest preview track from his forthcoming solo album, Young Blood. The track premiered today with FLOOD Magazine. Shuffling rock drums, wild soloing and fuzzed out psychedelic guitar riffing combine into a towering sonic inferno. At the core of the blaze are King’s vocals, which share a revelation.  “‘Lie Lie Lie’ for me captures the spirit of this record.” King shared. “You can feel how natural the vibe was in the studio. This track showcases each player’s energy, it shines a light on the production and the SOUND of Easy Eye Sound. At the two-and-a-half-minute mark the band locks into a groove that becomes a sonic representation of why I do what I do! I LIVE for that feeling!


 
Accompanying the song release, King released a live video, created at Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound Studio, it features acclaimed musicians including Chris St. Hilaire on drums and Nick Movshon on bass. Watch it HERE.


 
King’s tales of excess, salvation, break up and addiction, draw on some difficult and personal moments. Despite challenging personal circumstances, King has made his most accomplished work to date. One of his biggest fans, Dan Auerbach, exclaimed. “Music runs so deep in Marcus’s blood he might not even realize how born to do this he is. He’s the real deal.”


 
King has been an outlier from the very beginning. A fourth generation musician from Greenville, SC, who learned guitar at age 3 from his blues rock musician father Marvin King. He navigated troublesome school years to quickly become known as one of the most promising young artists of our time. He followed his breakout success with The Marcus King Band, with his Auerbach produced 2020 solo album debut, El Dorado. It garnered a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Americana Album” and critical praise from The New York Times to NPR’s Weekend Edition With unparalleled performance prowess and a dynamic live show, King has sold out historic venues from The Beacon to The Filmore. He has opened for Chris Stapleton, Greta Van Fleet, and Nathaniel Rateliff and graced the bills of Stagecoach, Fuji Rock, Rock Werchter and more. He also recently launched his own custom Gibson guitar and signature Orange guitar amplifier, the MK Ultra, which sold out before it even hit the stores.


 
King recently announced a massive headline US tour, with dates HERE through September and October 2022 supporting the release of his forthcoming solo album, Young Blood. He will be taking his stadium sized sound to esteemed venues across the U.S, including two nights at venues such as New York’s Beacon Theatre and Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Neal Francis and Ashland Craft support select dates, and the tour is hosted by comedian Dean Del Ray. Tickets on sale now HERE and a complete list of dates, including summer Europe festivals and shows with Greta Van Fleet, follows below.


 
King will continue to tear up the rulebook with the release Young Blood, redefining the route to modern rock stardom with a timeless sound and a singular voice, equal parts grease and grit, set to soon establish him as one of the most soulful vocalists of his generation.
 

  1. It’s Too Late
  2. Lie Lie Lie
  3. Rescue Me
  4. Pain
  5. Good and Gone
  6. Blood On The Tracks
  7. Hard Working Man
  8. Aim High
  9. Dark Cloud
  10. Whisper
  11. Blues Worse Than I Ever Had

 
TOUR DATES - NEW DATES IN BOLD BELOW 
Tickets available at marcuskingofficial.com/tour
 
JUN 23 THU - Fairview Park - Dublin, Ireland*
JUN 25 SAT - Alexandra Palace - London, United Kingdom*
JUN 26 SUN - The Globe - Cardiff, United Kingdom
JUN 28 TUE - O2 Apollo Manchester - Manchester, United Kingdom*
JUN 29 WED - O2 Apollo Manchester - Manchester, United Kingdom*
JUN 30 THU - Rock City - Nottingham, United Kingdom
JUL 2 SAT - Rock Werchter - Werchter, Belgium
JUL 3 SUN - Rockhal - Esch-sur-alzette, Luxembourg
JUL 5 TUE - Oosterpoort - Groningen, Netherlands
JUL 6 WED - Cognac Blues Passions 2022 - Cognac, France
JUL 7 THU - Doornroosje - Nijmegen, Netherlands
JUL 8 FRI - North Sea Jazz Festival 2022 - Rotterdam, Netherlands
JUL 16 SAT - Wild Hare Music Festival 2022 - Canby, OR, United States
JUL 27 WED - FloydFest 22- Heartbeat 2022 - Floyd, VA, United States
*with Greta Van Fleet
 
Sept 9 – The Met – Philadelphia, PA
Sept 10 – The Theater at MGM National Harbor – Washington DC
Sept 11 – House Of Blues – Boston, MA
Sept 15 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
Sept 16 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
Sept 17 – KEMBA Live! – Columbus, OH
Sept 18 – Bourbon & Beyond Festival – Louisville, KY
Sept 20 – HISTORY – Toronto, ON
Sept 21 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
Sept 23 – GLC Live at 20 Monroe - Grand Rapids, M 
Sept 24 – The Sylvee – Madison, WI ^
Sept 25 – Palace Theatre – St. Paul, MN
Sept 27 – Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN
Sept 29 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
Sept 30 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
Oct 1 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
Oct 2 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
Oct 4 – Stubb's Bar-B-Q – Austin, TX
Oct 6 – The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ 
Oct 7 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
Oct 11 – The Masonic – San Francisco, CA
Oct 13 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
Oct 14 – The Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA
Oct 15 – The Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA
Oct 17 –  The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 18 – Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO
Oct 20 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
Oct 21 – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
Oct 22 – The Fillmore  Detroit- Detroit, MI 
Oct 23 – Agora Theatre – Cleveland Ohio
Oct 25 – The Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC
Oct 26 – Avondale Brewing Company - Birmingham, AL
Oct 27 – The Fillmore New Orleans – New Orleans, LA
 
Neal Francis, Ashland Craft and comedy by Dean Delray unless otherwise stated.
^ Neal Francis and Dean Delray only
 
More about Marcus King:
 
GRAMMY® Award-nominated artist, performer, and songwriter Marcus King was downright destined to play music. By eight-years-old, the fourth generation Greenville, SC native performed alongside pops, grandpa, and his uncles for the first time. Logging thousands of miles on the road as “The Marcus King Band,” he established himself with unparalleled performance prowess and a dynamic live show. During 2020, he linked up with Dan Auerbach [The Black Keys] and cut his solo debut El Dorado, garnering a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Americana Album.” Beyond praise from NPR, American Songwriter, and more, Rolling Stone christened it “excellent,” and Associated Press went as far as to claim, “El Dorado already stands out as a definite high point of 2020.” In between packing venues on his own, he performed alongside Chris Stapleton, Greta Van Fleet, and Nathanial Rateliff in addition to gracing the bills of Stagecoach and more with one seismic show after the next. Along the way, he caught the attention of Rick Rubin and signed to American Recordings.



Plugged into his old man’s dusty amp with a ’59 Les Paul in hand, Marcus set out to make a rock ‘n’ roll record in 2022. He didn’t disguise his ambitions at all. He didn’t hold back. He didn’t think about anything but writing from the gut, shooting from the hip, and playing straight from the heart. Joined by Auerbach, he made the kind of rock ‘n’ roll record that makes arenas and asses shake, and it’s called Young Blood [American Recordings/Republic Records].