The Marcus King Band Makes Network Television Debut on CBS This Morning Saturday on 3/25

Following the release of their sophomore, self-titled album on Fantasy Records and countless sold out tour dates & festival appearences, The Marcus King Band will make their network television debut on CBS This Morning Saturday on March 25. The program will air between 7:00-9:00 am ET and will be archived on the CBS News website. Check your local listings for details.
Additionally, The Marcus King Band announced their first-ever performance on NPR’s Mountain Stage which will occur on Sunday, June 25. Tickets will be on sale on Friday, March 31.
The band will tour extensively through the end of the year with opening slots for Gov’t Mule and Umphrey’s McGee as well as appearances at Lockn’ Festival, The Ride Festival, Fuji Rock Festival and more.
The Marcus King Band was met with great acclaim from the likes of The Boot, Guitar Player, Pollstar and No DepressionNPR called King “A formidable talent” and The Washington Post said “King is poised to be one of music’s next great guitarists — a virtuosic talent capable of playing blues, rock, R&B, country, soul and established as a songwriter, singer and bandleader.”
King was recently featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer and said he is “…poised to become a bona fide guitar superstar.”
“Marcus is the first player I’ve heard since Derek Trucks to play with the maturity of a musician well beyond his age,” said Warren Haynes. “He’s very much influenced by the blues, but also by jazz, rock, soul music, and any timeless genre of music. You can hear the influences, but it all comes through him in his own unique way. He has one of those voices that instantly draws you in, and his guitar playing is an extension of his voice and vice versa.”
Written entirely on the road and recorded during a series of sessions at Carriage House Studios in Stamford, CT, the album features Marcus King on lead vocals and guitar, Jack Ryan on drums and percussion, Stephen Campbell on bass, Matt Jennings on keys and organ, Dean Mitchell on saxophone, and Justin Johnson on trumpet, trombone and backing vocals. The album also includes a number of the band’s mentors and collaborators, including Derek Trucks (who plays guitar on “Self-Hatred”) and Warren Haynes, who in addition to producing the album, adds his trademark slide guitar on “Virginia.”
Find a full list of tour dates below and via The Marcus King Band’s official website. Additional tour dates and festival appearances will be announced later this year.
Tour Dates:
March 23: C2G Music Hall in Fort Wayne, IN
March 24: Arbeitoer Hal in Bay City, MI
March 25: Bell’s Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo, MI
March 26: Streeter’s Tavern in Traverse City, MI
March 28: Callahan’s Music Hall in Auburn Hills, MI
March 29: The International in Knoxville, TN
March 30: Zydeco in Birmingham, AL
March 31: Duling Hall in Jackson, MS
April 1: Hogs for the Cause in New Orleans, LA
April 4: 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville, TN
April 5: Dothan Opera House in Dothan, AL
April 7-9: Tortuga Music Festival in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
April 9: Soul Kitchen in Mobile, AL
April 20-22: Wanee Music Festival in Live Oak, FL
April 24: AB Club in Brussels, BE
April 25: New Morning in Paris, FR
April 26: 100 Club in London, UK
April 27: Cheltenham Jazz Festival in Cheltenham, UK
April 29: Rhythm & Blues Festival in Groningen, NL
April 30: Bi Nuu in Berlin, DE
May 1: Yard Club in Cologne, DE
May 2: Metro Club in Basel, CH |
May 3: Legend Club in Milano, IT
May 5: The Sunrise Theater in Southern Pines, NC
May 18: Revelry Room in Chattanooga, TN
May 19-20: The Moonshiner’s Ball in Berea, KY
May 26: Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, IL
May 27: Rooster Walk Music & Arts Fest in Martinsville, VA
May 28: Long Creek Music Festival in Long Creek, SC
June 1: Augusta Common in August, GA*
June 8: Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO
June 9: Mountain Games in Vail, CO
June 22: The Abingdon Music Experience in Abingdon, VA
June 23: WTTS Rock on the River in Indianpolis, IN
July 8: The Ride Festival in Telluride, CO
July 14-16: Targhee Fest in Alta, WY
July 17: Live from the Divide in Bozeman, MT
July 28-29: Fuji Rock Festival in Niigata, Japan
August 19: Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO^
August 24-27: Lockn’ Festival in Arrington, VA
September 9: David Shaw’s Big River Get Down in Hamilton, OH
October 21-28: Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
*with Umphrey’s McGee
^with Gov’t Mule and Yonder Mountain String Band