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MARCUS KING TO RELEASE DEBUT SOLO ALBUM EL DORADO ON JANUARY 17 2020

SINGLE THE WELL PREMIERED
VIA ROLLING STONE OUT NOW

EL DORADO TOUR KICKS OFF IN KANSAS ON OCTOBER 31

WITH A STOP AT TORONTO’S
DANFORTH MUSIC HALL ON DECEMBER 18

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Marcus King today announced the release of his genre-bending debut solo record, El Dorado — produced by Grammy Award winner, Dan Auerbach, due January 17, 2020 via Fantasy Records.

Already a 23-year-old guitar phenomenon, El Dorado will further establish Marcus as an innovative songwriter and one of the most soulful voices of his generation. Following numerous sold out headline shows and triumphant festival performances with The Marcus King Band, Marcus recently announced a 32-date winter tour in support of his new record El Dorado, with a show in Toronto on December 18 at Danforth Music Hall. See all dates below.

El Dorado is a contemporary sonic exploration of classic rock, blues, southern R&B and country-soul where subtle acoustics and pedal steel shines bright alongside raucous electric guitars and blistering solos. Following their previous collaboration on song How Long, King and Auerbach co-wrote two songs for El Dorado in only three days in his Easy Eye Sound studio.

At 23 years old, Marcus King has already been performing live for 15 years and has established himself as an enthralling world class live music talent. He has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, made his debut at The Grand Ole Opry and has performed with Chris Stapleton on a recent US arena tour, Crossroads Guitar Festival and at sold out headline shows including his namesake festival – The Marcus King Band Family Reunion. Previous Marcus King releases have received critical acclaim from the likes of VICE Noisey, NPR and Rolling Stone who acclaimed him an artist you need to know and described him as an “electrifying rock performer.”

El Dorado was written and recorded at Auerbach’s Nashville studio, Easy Eye Sound, with legendary writers including Paul Overstreet, Ronnie Bowman and Pat McLaughlin.

Auerbach also enlisted revered studio musicians including, drummer Gene Chrisman and keyboard player Bobby Wood. Their renowned work as members of the American Sound Studio band included Dusty Springfield’s Son of a Preacher Man, Elvis Presley’s, Suspicious Minds, and hits by Bobby Womack, Joe Tex and many others. Marcus King’s debut solo album, El Dorado will be released on his label Fantasy Records in association with Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound. Available to pre-order here. For more information please visit www.marcuskingband.com.

MARCUS KING BAND EL DORADO TOUR DATES:

October 31 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman

November 1 – Wichita, KS – Orpheum Theatre

November 2 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note

November 3 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown

November 5 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge

November 7 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City

November 8 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen

November 9 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall

November 10 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant

November 12 – Bloomington, IL – Castle Theatre

November 14 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s

November 15 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue

November 16 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom

November 17 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall

November 19 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection

November 21 – Iowa City, IA – The Englert Theatre

November 22 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater

November 23 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre

December 3 – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium

December 5 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre

December 6 – Durham, NC – Carolina Theater

December 7 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre

December 8 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club

December 10 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts

December 12 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall

December 13 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall

December 14 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall

December 15 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall

December 17 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues

December 18 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall

December 19 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom

December 20 – Northampton, MA – Calvin Theatre & Perf Arts Center

December 21 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre

January 7-12 – Jam Cruise 2020 – Marcus King solo, Miami, FL, United States

January 24-28 – Panic En La Playa Nueve, Puerto Alvaro Obregon, Mexico

April 10-12 – Byron Bay Bluesfest. Tyagarah, Australia

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