Marcus King Band Announces Carolina Confessions Tour


With over 60 worldwide dates already slated for the remainder of 2018, the fast-rising Marcus King Band is on a mission to create a fresh musical experience that ties together rock, blues, and soul into a distinctly Southern lineage. Today, they announce the Carolina Confessions Tour, escalating their combustible live show to a new class of ballrooms and theatres across North America.

Joined by special guest Ida Mae, the Marcus King Band will hit the road for more than a dozen dates through November and December, including New York, Nashville, and Boston, following a stint on the Tedeschi Trucks Band's Wheels of Soul Tour - see dates below. In September, they've already sold out one headlining night at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, and added a second, while forcing next month's Austin stop to a room double the capacity following overwhelming demand.

The Carolina Confessions Tour fan pre-sale starts at 12pm EST this Wednesday, July 18th, with the general on-sale 10am local time Friday, July 20th.

"One of music's next great guitarists" (Washington Post), the 22-year-old King has been writing songs, performing onstage for half his lifetime and fronting his own groups for nearly a decade. Since he was a teenager, he's been trading licks with famous fans and mentors Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks whenever their paths have crossed. This fall, he prepares to release a new project that unveils his rapidly maturing artistic vision - more info coming soon.

Find the new Carolina Confessions dates bolded below, and check out all upcoming tour stops here, including the return of the band's own Marcus King Band Family Reunion Festival October 5th-6th in Black Mountain, NC.

Marcus King Band Tour Dates
7.17 @ Artpark Amphitheater in Lewiston, NY^
7.18 @ KeyBank Pavilion in Burgettstown, PA^
7.19 @ Peach Music Festival in Scranton, PA
7.20 @ Farmer's Bureau Insurance Lawn in Indianapolis, IN^
7.21 @ Freedom Hill Amphitheatre in Sterling Heights, MI^
7.22 @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, OH^
7.25 @ BankPlus Amphitheatre at Snowden Grove in Southaven, MS^
7.26 @ Fox Theatre in St. Louis, MO^
7.28 @ Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO^
7.29 @ Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO^
7.31 @ Slowdown in Omaha, NE
8.1 @ Knuckleheads Saloon in Kansas City, MO
8.3 @ Plaza Theatre in Glasgow, KY
8.4 @ The Werk Out Music & Arts Festival in Thornville, OH
8.16 @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre in Wilmington, NC
8.17 @ The Birchmere - Flex Stage in Alexandria, VA
8.18 @ Hot August Music Festival in Cockeysville, MD
8.19 @ Burley Oak Brewery in Berlin, MD
8.22 @ Duling hall in Jackson, MS**
8.23 @ Tipitina's in New Orleans, LA**
8.24 @ House of Blues - Bronze Peacock in Houston, TX**
8.25 @ Mohawk in Austin, TX**
8.26 @ House of Blues - Cambridge Room in Dallas, TX**
8.29 @ Sunshine Theater in Albuquerque, NM**
8.30 @ The Green Room in Flagstaff, AZ**
8.31 @ Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, AZ**
9.1 @ 191 Toole in Tucson, AZ**
9.4 @ Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA**
9.5 @ Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA**
9.6 @ Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA**
9.7-9.9 @ Big Blues Bender in Las Vegas, NV**
9.10 @ The Catalyst - Atrium in Santa Cruz, CA**
9.11 @ Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA**
9.12 @ Mystic Theatre in Petaluma, CA**
9.14 @ The CommonWealth Room in South Salt Lake City, UT**
9.15 @ Telluride Blues & Brews in Telluride, CO
9.18 @ Bourbon Theater in Lincoln, NE**
9.21 @ Zydeco in Birmingham, AL**
9.22 @ Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion in Bristol, TN
9.26 @ Thalia Hall in Chicago, IL**
9.27 @ Amsterdam Bar and Hall in Saint Paul, MN**
9.28 @ Gabe's in Iowa City, IA**
9.30 @ Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI**
10.5 @ The Marcus King Band Family Reunion in Black Mountain, NC
10.6 @ The Marcus King Band Family Reunion in Black Mountain, NC
10.10 @ Cigale in Paris, France
10.11 @ Café Charbon in Coulanges-les-nevers, France
10.12 @ Arcadium in Annecy, France
10.13 @ Avignon BluesFestival in Avignon, France
10.15 @ Santeria Social Club in Milano, Italy
10.16 @ Kaufleuten Festsaal in Zurich, Switzerland
10.17 @ Rockfabrik in Ludwigsburg, Germany
10.18 @ Batschkapp in Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
10.19 @ Columbia Theater in Berlin, Germany
10.21 @ Knust in Hamburg, Germany
10.22 @ Paradiso Noord in Nieuw-amsterdam, Netherlands
10.25 @ The Fleece in Bristol, United Kingdom
10.26 @ Islington Assembly Hall in London, United Kingdom
10.27 @ Night & Day Café in Manchester, United Kingdom
10.28 @ Stereo in Glasgow, United Kigdom
11.7 @ Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, TN*
11.8 @ Songbirds South in Chattanooga, TN*
11.10 @ Volcano Room at Cumberland Caverns in McMinnville, TN*
11.12 @ Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, VA*
11.13 @ The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ*
11.16 @ Irving Plaza in New York, NY
11.17 @ Pearl Street in Northampton, MA*
11.18 @ The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA*
11.21 @ Aura in Portland, ME*
11.23 @ Higher Ground Ballroom in South Burlington, VT*
11.24 @ Cohoes Music Hall in Cohoes, NY*
11.26 @ Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, ON*
11.29 @ The Loft in Lansing, MI*
11.30 @ Elevation in Grand Rapids, MI*
12.4 @ Mercury Ballroom in Louisville, KY*

1.20 @ Island Exodus 10 in Runaway Bay, Jamaica

^Wheels of Soul Tour w/ Tedeschi Trucks Band and Drive-By Truckers
*w/ Ida Mae
**w/ Bishop Gunn

Tedeschi Trucks Band Welcomes Allman Brothers Band’s Jaimoe, Marcus King, & More In Hartford [Videos]

via Live For Live Music

Last night, the 2018 Wheels of Soul Tour continued, as Tedeschi Trucks Band, Drive-By Truckers, and The Marcus King Band made their way to Hartford, CT’s Xfinity Theatre.

The collaborations have already gotten underway on this year’s edition of Tedeschi Trucks Band’s annual multi-band tour, with Eric Krasno and Tash Neal joining them at SPAC, Marcus King sitting-in in his native South Carolina, and Derek Trucks and Drive-By Truckers’ Patterson Hood trading guest spots in Tuscaloosa.

The performance in Hartford was no different. First, Trucks joined the Marcus King Band during their set for “Self-Hatred”, the song he recorded with King as part of MKB’s self-titled 2016 album. Watch fan-shot footage of the collaboration below:

Then, when Tedeschi Trucks Band took the stage for their own headlining performance, they did so with Allman Brothers Band drummer Jaimoe in tow to bolster their percussion section for the majority of their show. But that wasn’t all—Keyboardist Carey Frank, who subbed in for Kofi Burbridge while he was on medical leave last year, jumped in for a few songs, as did Marcus King, who lent his beyond-his-years bluesman grit to Elmore James classic “The Sky Is Crying”. The set also featured TTB’s first rendition of Blind Faith classic “Had To Cry Today” since last year’s Beacon Theatre residency, as well as a jam on jazz standard “Afro Blue” that gave Jaimoe a chance to shine.

To close their set, Tedeschi Trucks Band welcomed back King and his horn section, comprised of Justin Johnson and Dean Mitchell, as well as Jaimoe to help them through Joe Tex‘s “Show Me”, a song that’s become a setlist staple this tour. Finally, the Marcus left the stage but Justin, Dean, and Jaimoe remained for the encore, which began with a rare rendition of Roosevelt Sykes‘ “Night Time Is The Right Time” before closing out with “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?” and “Bound For Glory”.

Infectious love of music spreads at Tuscaloosa Amp


If you like to stare at pretty guitars, you probably nestled into a seat at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater last weekend to salivate over the SGs and Telecasters and marvel at what people like Derek Trucks, Marcus King and the Drive-By Truckers could do with them.

Not to slip into the trap of using cliched guitar verbs like shred, wail or face-melt, but the sounds whirling through that venue cut so deep at times, it's hard to express it otherwise. It just hits on a gut level, and all anyone wants to do is close their eyes and dance along. That said, the talent and musicianship of everyone who touched the stage is certainly beyond my own comprehension, starting with the youngin from South Carolina.

On a pleasant but oh-so-muggy night in T-town, Marcus King Band from Greenville kicked things off at 6:30 p.m. sharp, with the young lead vocalist and guitarist introducing the Druid City to a talent we'll surely hear more about sooner than later. Raspy-voiced and quite genial, King juggled singing and lead guitar duties without a lot of effort, eagerly moving from one solo to the next.

Keep an eye on this group on the festival circuit moving forward.

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Family Reunion Tickets On Sale Now!

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Tickets for the 2nd Annual Family Reunion October 5+6 at Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain, NC are officially ON SALE NOW! Early Bird tickets sold out fast, so we highly encourage you to purchase your tickets now if you're thinking about coming. This year's festival will feature two sets by MKB along with performances by The RevivalistsBilly StringsDevon Allman Project (ft. Duane Betts)Nikki LaneCarl Broemel (of MMJ)Naughty ProfessorGeoff AchisonDeRobert & The Half TruthsShady RecruitsSteelism, and more to be announced!

Two Day Pass: $99.50
Hopster VIP: $209.50
2-Day GA Ticket for October 5 and 6
Entry to the private "Pre-Union" show Thursday, October 4
Pisgah Tour/Tasting/Parking/Viewing Area
Signed Event Poster
Meet & Greet with Marcus King Band
"Family Photo" with Marcus King Band

2018 Family Reunion Lineup Announced


We're very excited to share the initial lineup for the 2nd Annual Marcus King Band Family Reunion taking place October 5-6 at Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, NC. In addition to two MKB performances, this year's event will also feature The Revivalists, Billy Strings, Devon Allman Project (ft. Duane Betts), Nikki Lane, Carl Broemel (of MMJ), Naughty Professor, Geoff Achison, DeRoberts & The Half Truths, Shady Recruits, Steelism, and more to be announced!

If you missed out on the sold out artist pre-sale, tickets and VIP Packages will go on sale to the general public starting 10a ET this Friday, June 29 via Eventbrite.

Early Bird Tier 2: $79.50
Two Day Pass: $99.50
Hopster VIP: $209.50

  • 2-Day GA Ticket for October 5 and 6
  • Entry to the private "Pre-Union" show Thursday, October 4
  • Pisgah Tour/Tasting/Parking/Viewing Area
  • Signed Event Poster
  • Meet & Greet with Marcus King Band
  • "Family Photo" with Marcus King Band

Family Reunion Early Bird Tickets/VIP Packages Now Available


The Family Reunion is back and we're giving you all first access to get your tickets! A limited number of Early Bird 2-Day GA Passes and VIP Packages are now available HERE.

We're very excited to return to Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, NC and look forward to making this year's event bigger and better than before.

Early Bird Weekend Pass: $69.50

VIP Packages: $189.50

  • 2-Day GA Ticket for October 5 and 6
  • Entry to the private "Pre-Union" show Thursday, October 4
  • Pisgah Tour/Tasting/Parking/Viewing Area
  • Signed Event Poster
  • Meet & Greet with Marcus King Band
  • "Family Photo" with Marcus King Band

Reserve Your Room for Island Exodus 10


Hey y'all! If you're looking to join us in Jamaica for Gov't Mule's Island Exodus, reservations are now open HERE.

The host resort has sold out, but we've got a block of rooms for ya at the Jewel Runaway Bay (sister resort) with a complimentary shuttle bus, waterpark and nice, expansive beach. Dig it!

Summer Jam Relocated

Due to circumstances beyond our control, The Big House Museum’s Summer Jam on June 23 will be relocated to the Macon Centreplex in downtown Macon, GA.

All tickets purchased thus far will be honored at the Centreplex. If your tickets were bought online and you are in need of a refund, please contact Ticketfly at 1-877-435-9849. For refunds of tickets bought with cash, please email

Parking fees at the Centreplex are $10/vehicle and are only accepted in CASH! For more information about the venue, visit or call 478- 803-1593.

We apologize for the inconvenience and still hope to see you all at Summer Jam, featuring Blackberry Smoke, The Marcus King Band, and The Trongone Band! To purchase tickets, visit,, or in person at The Rookery and El Camino!