Guitar-legend-in-the-making”- GARDEN & GUN

 “Sure to grab the hearts, minds and ears of everyone from the rock clubs to the Grand Ole Opry.” - AMERICAN SONGWRITER

“This stomping slice of incendiary blues rock radiates swagger and soul” - ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“Fierce guitar player teams up with the Black Keys guitarist-producer for his first solo album” - ROLLING STONE

Toronto, ON – November 22, 2019 – Today, Marcus King shared a fiery rock ‘n roll song, Say You Will - a new track from his forthcoming Dan Auerbach produced genre-bending debut solo record, El Dorado - due Jan 17, 2020 on Fantasy Records. The song was premiered by Garden & Gun who described the track as, “a blistering guitar stunner”, which “promises to dial up any winter playlist.”

Discussing the song with Garden & Gun, Marcus explained, “Say You Will is a classic rock and roll feel meant to inspire an emotion to make you want to move. You’ve got Bubba’s kick drum coming through, heavily pronounced in a bulldozing fashion. Sleepless fuzz guitar tones are meant to hit a nerve. Combined with the lyrics is a song that will take you on a ride through a tapestry of my favorite influences – Mountain, Joe Walsh, and Eric Clapton. When listening to this song you should be rowdy, whether at work or a cookout.”

El Dorado is a contemporary exploration of southern R&B, country-soul, classic rock and blues, where subtle acoustics and pedal steel shine bright alongside raucous electric guitars and blistering solos. Marking a new sonic direction and with King’s remarkable voice taking center stage, El Dorado is set to further establish King as one of the most soulful voices of his generation.

The album’s highly anticipated first single, The Well, premiered recently via Rolling Stone alongside widespread support from tastemakers American Songwriter, Vulture, Entertainment Weekly and Paste and is already receiving widespread support at Triple A radio.  The track’s cinematic video also just premiered via Relix.

At 23 years old, Marcus King has established himself as an enthralling world class live music talent. He recently embarked on a 70+ date world tour, with The Marcus King Band, and will make stops in Toronto on December 18, followed by Vancouver on February 9. One of the hardest working bands in the world today, they performed over 140 shows in the last calendar year alone. King has also found the time to appear on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, performed with Chris Stapleton on his US arena tour as well as curated his own hometown festival - The Marcus King Band Family Reunion.

El Dorado was recorded at Easy Eye Sound, the songs were written by Marcus King and Dan Auerbach along with famed writers, Paul Overstreet, Ronnie Bowman and Pat McLaughlin and performed by legendary studio musicians who have worked with iconic artists Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley and Bobby Womack. King and Auerbach co-wrote twe12ve songs for El Dorado in only three days. On working with Marcus, Dan stated, "Marcus is known by so many as a phenom guitar player, and rightfully so. He’s regularly the best player in the room, hands down. I was equally blown away by the way he can sing - so effortless, so soulful, straight from the heart.”

Playing professionally since he was eleven years old and discovered in his teens after a video of him performing at Norman’s Rare Guitars went viral, Marcus King is a fourth-generation musician who followed in his family’s footsteps. His grandfather was a country guitarist, and his father continues to perform live. King recently made his debut at The Grand Ole Opry, playing his grandfather’s guitar. The moment was recently captured in a video documentary released this week, which can be watched here. King has overcome challenges with mental health and loss to become a guitar phenomenon at 23 and with El Dorado is poised for a major breakthrough as one of the most talented young artists in music today.

El Dorado will be released on Fantasy Records in association with Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound. Available to pre-order now. Please visit

The Marcus King Band founded in Greenville, South Carolina in 2013, is Marcus’ honoured foundation. Drummer Jack Ryan, bass player Stephen Campbell, trumpeter/trombonist Justin Johnson, sax/steel guitarist Dean Mitchell along with Marcus—bring an irreplaceable combination of commitment, craft and soul to their work and are one of the hardest working bands today.

November 22 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
November 23 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
November 24 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
December 3 - Macon, GA - Macon City Auditorium - Marcus King Solo,
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
December 28 - Macon, GA - Macon City Auditorium
December 29 - Augusta, GA - Miller Theater
December 30 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
December 31 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
January 7-12 - Jam Cruise 2020 - Marcus King solo, Miami, FL, United States
January 24 - Panic En La Playa Nueve, Puerto Alvaro Obregon, Mexico
January 26 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
January 27 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up
January 28 - San Diego, CA - Music Box
January 30 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl - Las Vegas
January 31 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
February 1 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
February 4 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
February 6 - Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades
February 7 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre
February 8 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
February 9 - Vancouver, BC, Canada - The Commodore Ballroom
February 11 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre
February 13 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
February 14 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
February 15 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
February 21 - Leeds, UK - The Wardrobe
February 22 - Glasgow, UK - Oran More
February 23 - Dublin, IE – Whelans
February 25 - London, UK - Electric Ballroom
February 26 - Manchester, UK - Academy 3
February 27 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
February 28 - Bristol, UK – Thekla
March 1 - Paris, FR - L’Alhambra
March 2 - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique
March 3- Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
March 4- Enschede, NL - Metropool Enschede
March 5 - Cologne, DE – Kantine
March 7- Berlin, DE - Heimathafen Neukölln
March 8 - Hamburg, DE - Mojo Club
March 9 - Copenhagen, DK - Vega Jr.
April 10-12 - Byron Bay Bluesfest - Tyagarah, Australia
April 13 - Metro Theatre - Sydney, NSW, Australia
April 15 - Croxton Park Hotel - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
April 16 - Powerstation - Auckland, New Zealand

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