KING KING confirm Feb/March 2015 UK tour w/ Laurence Jones

KING KING
FEBRUARY/MARCH 2015 UK TOUR
PLUS SPECIAL GUEST: LAURENCE JONES

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

KING KING, the multi-award winning British Blues band has confirmed a nationwide UK tour in February 2015 with special guest Laurence Jones.

A special 48-hour pre-sale will kick off on Ents24.com on Wednesday 17th September. Tickets will then go one sale to the general public from Friday 19th September via www.thegigcartel.com and the 24 hour box office0844 478 0898.

The UK tour follows last year’s release of King King’s critically acclaimed second studio album, “Standing in the Shadows“. Get Ready To Rock describes King King as, “one of the most explosive rock/blues bands on the planet.”

King King are the proud winners of the “Best Band” category at the British Blues Awards for the past three years (2012, 2013, 2014).  What’s more, the band scooped several more awards at the 2014 British Blues Awards including “Band of the Year”, “Album of the Year”, “Male Vocal of the Year”, “Bass Player of the Year” and “Drummer of the Year”.

Photo Credit: © Alan White

KING KING
FEBRUARY/MARCH 2015 UK TOUR
PLUS SPECIAL GUEST: LAURENCE JONES

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

LINCOLN DRILL HALL
Friday 20th February
2015
Tickets: £15.00 / Box Office: 01522 873894
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EY
www.lincolndrillhall.com

CHESTER LIVE ROOMS
Saturday 21st February
2015
Tickets: £15.00 / Box Office: 01244 317171
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
112-114 Magdalen Street, Norwich, NR3 1JD
www.theliverooms.com

LEAMINGTON SPA ASSEMBLY
Thursday 26th February
2015
Tickets: £15 / Box Office:  0844 854 1358
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
Spencer St, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV31 3NF
www.leamingtonassembly.com

NEWBURY ARLINGTON ARTS
Friday 27th February
2015
Tickets: £15 / Box Office: 01635 244246
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
Mary Hare School, Newbury, West Berkshire RG14 3BQ
www.arlingtonarts.co.uk

MILTON KEYNES STABLES
Saturday 28th February
2015
Tickets: £15 / Box Office: 01908 280800
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK17 8LU
www.stables.org

READING THE BOWERY DISTRICT
Sunday 1st March
2015
Tickets: £15 / Box Office: 01189 595 395
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
110-117 Friar Street, Reading, West Berkshire, RG1 1EP
www.thebowerydistrict.co.uk

LONDON BORDERLINE
Thursday 5th March
2015
Tickets: £15 / Box Office: 020 7734 5547
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
Orange Yard, Manette St, London, W1D 4JB
http://mamacolive.com/theborderline

EXETER PHOENIX
Friday 6th March
2015
Tickets: £15 / Box Office: 01392 667080
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter, EX4 3LS
www.exeterphoenix.org.uk

BILSTON ROBIN
Saturday 7th March
2015
Tickets £15 / Box Office: 01902 401211
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
20-28 Mt Pleasant, Bilston, West Midlands, WV14 7LJ
www.therobin.co.uk

CARDIFF THE GLOBE
Sunday 8th March
2015
Tickets £15 / Box Office: 08444 780 898
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
125 Albany Road, Cardiff, Wales, CF24 3NS
www.globecardiffmusic.com

NORWICH EPIC
Thursday 12th March
2015
Tickets: £15 / Box Office: 01603 727 727
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
112-114 Magdalen Street, Norwich, NR3 1JD
www.epicstudiosnorwich.com

SHEFFIELD CITY HALL BALLROOM
Friday 13th March
2015
Tickets: £15 / Box Office: 01442 789 789
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
Sheffield City Hall, Barkers Pool, Sheffield, S1 2JA
www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk

MANCHESTER BAND ON THE WALL
Saturday 14th March
2015
Tickets: £15 / Box Office: 0845 2 500 500
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
25 Swan St, The Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JZ
www.bandonthewall.org

LEEDS WARDROBE
Wednesday 18th March
2015
Tickets: £15 / Box Office: 01133 838 800
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
Leeds Wardrobe, St Peter’s Square, Leeds, LS9 8AH
www.thewardrobe.co.uk

GATESHEAD SAGE
Thursday 19th March
2015
Tickets: £15 / Box Office: 0191 443 4661
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2JR
www.sagegateshead.com

STOCKTON ARC
Friday 20th March
2015
Tickets: £15 / Box Office: 01642 525 199
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
Stockton Arc, Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LL
www.arconline.co.uk

GLASGOW O2 ABC
Saturday 21st March
2015
Tickets: £17.50 / Box Office: 0141 332 2232
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
1 Station Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 3DR
www.o2abcglasgow.co.uk

ABERDEEN THE LEMON TREE
Sunday 22nd March 2015

Tickets: £15 / Box Office: 01224 337 688
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
5 West North Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AT
www.aberdeenperformingarts.com

KING KING – BIOGRAPHY

When King King’s second album ‘Standing In The Shadows’ was first released on March 25th, 2013, it featured eight stunning original tracks, plus two impeccable covers. The album was rapturously received with open arms by the band’s growing fan base.

Recorded at Superfly Studios in the Nottinghamshire countryside, and co-produced by vocalist/guitarist Alan Nimmo and drummer Wayne Proctor, ‘Standing In The Shadows’ was the kind of album that stayed true to the band’s Glaswegians’ blues-rock roots, and also managed to keep listeners on their toes.

With most songs co-written by Alan and bassist Lindsay Coulson, you’ll find whip-crackers like More Than I Can Take and One More Time Around, reflective moments like Coming Home (Rest Your Eyes) and airtight grooves like Can’t Keep From Trying.

It’s bruised and poignant on What I Am Supposed To Do, and dizzyingly romantic on the closing Let Love In, while new fire is breathed into Free’s classic Heavy Load and Frankie Miller’s Jealousy.

The chemistry between Alan, Wayne, Lindsay and keyboardist Bennett Holland fires on all cylinders, resulting in an album that captures excitement of a King King concert.

In 2011, King King first broke cover as the hottest draw in British blues-rock. As co-frontman of the legendary Nimmo Brothers, Alan was already a towering figure on the international blues scene. The band, meanwhile, were amongst the most skilled and respected musicians on the circuit, and in May 2011, King King released their debut album ‘Take My Hand’ to critical acclaim.

The reaction to ‘Take My Hand’ was unanimous. In a five-star review, Maverick Magazine called it “terrific… tremendous”. Blues Matters said “when it comes to the high-rolling wave of British blues, they’re riding way above the surf”. Classic Rock deemed it the Blues Album of the Month. Even the veteran BBC presenter and Blues Band icon Paul Jones was moved to comment: “Alan Nimmo and King King are going to go all the way.”

From the moment their firecracker live debut stole the show at the Monaghan Blues Festival, King King have built their reputation the old-fashioned way, relentlessly touring and blowing the roof down on a nightly basis. This was blues-rock par excellence with a frontman with a tendency to hit the stage in a kilt. King King quickly established themselves as the best night out in whichever town they were in, whether that was Maryport, Maida Vale or Glastonbury.

By 2012, the buzz was too loud to ignore, and at the Newark Blues Festival last September, King King’s meteoric ascent was recognised by the British Blues Awards, with the band beating off stiff competition from the likes of Ian Siegal and 24 Pesos to pick up gongs in arguably the two most coveted categories – ‘Best British Blues Band’ and ‘Best British Blues Album’.

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