KING KING October / November 2015 UK Tour

KING KING October / November 2015 UK Tour

24 HOUR BOX OFFICE – 0844 478 0898

BOOK ONLINE – www.thegigcartel.com

King King will embark on a nationwide October/November UK Tour which kicks off at The Brewhouse in Burton on Trent on Wednesday 21st October (see full tour dates listed below).

Tickets are available from www.thegigcartel.com and the 24 Hour Box Office on 0844 478 0898.

There’s a definite buzz surrounding King King’s highly  anticipated third studio album, “Reaching For The Light”. At a time when the shuffled playlist holds sway, along come nine hot tracks that defy you to press skip.

In 2015, “Reaching For The Light” is the main event. Released Monday May 4th on Manhaton Records, this third studio album is set to rubber-stamp King King’s status as the boldest creative force in the game, and dashes the hopes of rivals out to take their crown.

“We’re really proud of this album,” says front man Alan Nimmo. “It’s faster, louder, more energetic and more exciting. It’s got the potential to blow the roof off.”

Don’t call it a comeback. King King has never been away. Two years may have passed since the Glasgow outfit’s all-conquering second album, Standing In The Shadows, established them as pack-leaders of the British scene, but Alan Nimmo (vocals/guitar), Lindsay Coulson (bass), Wayne Proctor (drums) and Bob Fridzema (keyboards) have barely cooled their heels or left the headlines.

King King – Waking Up [Official]:

There were the five triumphs at the 2014 British Blues Awards (including gongs for ‘Best Album’ and ‘Best Band’). The nods came from top media tastemakers, from DJ Paul Jones to the Classic Rock: Blues Magazine. The blood and thunder of their international headline tours, and recent support slots with John Mayall gave the British blues-boom godfather a tough act to follow.

“We couldn’t settle with another album that was only as good as Standing In The Shadows,” says Alan. “We’d have got crucified for it. We’ve made a rod for our backs, because now we need something a few steps above. We’re always trying to improve – and I think we’ve managed it.”

Opening with a gunshot drum fill, a stinging funk-blues guitar riff and a rabble-rousing opening gambit –

“I’m in trouble!” – King King’s third album bursts out of the blocks and raises the bar. “It’s short, sharp and exciting,” notes Alan of opening track Hurricane, “and it’s got that edge. Starting an album with that song, you know that we mean business.”
Indeed, Hurricane sets the tone for an album that hits hard. “I’d say there’s a natural progression from Standing In The Shadows,” explains Alan, “but on this album, we were delving more into a classic rock style. I grew up listening to bands like Free, Bad Company, early Whitesnake and Thunder. The influences  were starting to show during Standing In The Shadows and now they’re really coming through. We’ve always had tunes that were smoldering and soulful. Now, there’s stuff that’s a bit faster-paced, too.”

 

UK TOUR DATES

24 HOUR BOX OFFICE – 0844 478 0898
BOOK ONLINE – www.thegigcartel.com

 

BURTON UPON TRENT, BREWHOUSE     Wednesday October 21

BURY ST. EDMUNDS, THE APEX                 Thursday October 22

HARPENDEN, PUBLIC HALLS                       Friday October 23

TAVISTOCK, THE WHARF      Saturday October 24

COVENTRY, THE COPPER ROOMS             Sunday October 25

CARLISLE, THE OLD FIRE STATION             Tuesday October 27

HOLMFIRTH PICTUREDROME    Thursday October 29

CLITHEROE, THE GRAND       Friday October 30

GLENROTHES, ROTHES HALL                       Saturday October 31

YORK, FIBBERS                    Sunday November 1

CHESTERFIELD, REAL TIME LIVE                  Tuesday November 3

HULL, FRUIT                               Wednesday November 4

FROME, CHEESE AND GRAIN                      Friday November 6

SHOREHAM, ROPETACKLE ARTS                Saturday November 7

BROMSGROVE, ARTRIX   Thursday November 12

LONDON, O2 ISLINGTON ACADEMY         Wednesday Nov 11

SALE, WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE                Friday November 13

MORCAMBE, THE PLATFORM                     Saturday November 14

SHREWSBURY, THEATRE SEVEN                Sunday November 15

For more info and pics, visit the online press release here: http://bit.ly/1BjMWaD

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