All hail to Marcus King and his electrifying performance of “Hard Working Man” on The Tonight Show

Article Contributed by Big Feat PR | Published on Saturday, June 11, 2022

All hail to Marcus King who ignited the stage of the Tonight Show this week with an electrifying performance of recent single “Hard Working Man.” King made his first tv performance of a song from his forthcoming solo album, the highly anticipated, Young Blood, released August 26 on American Records / Republic.

Watch the performance HERE.

The 26-year-old Grammy nominated innovative songwriter and phenomenal performer on the rise to rock royalty with the release of Young Blood, a timeless concoction of swaggering rock and supersonic soul, drawing on his most stadium sized rock influences.
King recently announced a massive headline US tour, with dates HERE through September and October 2022 supporting the release of his forthcoming solo album, Young Blood. He will be taking his stadium sized sound to esteemed venues across the U.S, including two nights at venues such as New York’s Beacon Theatre and Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Neal Francis and Ashland Craft support select dates, and the tour is hosted by comedian Dean Del Ray. Tickets on sale now HERE and a complete list of dates, including summer Europe festivals and shows with Greta Van Fleet, follows below.
Young Blood is an album about looking at tough times in your rear view mirror, his tales of excess, salvation, break up and addiction, draw on some difficult and personal moments. Despite challenging personal circumstances, King has made his most accomplished work to date. One of his biggest fans, Dan Auerbach, exclaimed. “Music runs so deep in Marcus’s blood he might not even realize how born to do this he is. He’s the real deal.”
King has been an outlier from the very beginning. A fourth generation musician from Greenville, SC, who learned guitar at age 3 from his blues rock musician father Marvin King. He navigated troublesome school years to quickly become known as one of the most promising young artists of our time. He followed his breakout success with The Marcus King Band, with his Auerbach produced 2020 solo album debut, El Dorado. It garnered a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Americana Album” and critical praise from The New York Times to NPR’s Weekend Edition With unparalleled performance prowess and a dynamic live show, King has sold out historic venues from The Beacon to The Filmore. He has opened for Chris Stapleton, Greta Van Fleet, and Nathaniel Rateliff and graced the bills of Stagecoach, Fuji Rock, Rock Werchter and more. He also recently launched his own custom Gibson guitar and signature Orange guitar amplifier, the MK Ultra, which sold out before it even hit the stores.
King will continue to tear up the rulebook with the release Young Blood, redefining the route to modern rock stardom with a timeless sound and a singular voice, equal parts grease and grit, set to soon establish him as one of the most soulful vocalists of his generation.

    It’s Too Late
    Lie Lie Lie
    Rescue Me
    Good and Gone
    Blood On The Tracks
    Hard Working Man
    Aim High
    Dark Cloud
    Blues Worse Than I Ever Had

Tickets available at
JUN 23 THU - Fairview Park - Dublin, Ireland*
JUN 25 SAT - Alexandra Palace - London, United Kingdom*
JUN 26 SUN - The Globe - Cardiff, United Kingdom
JUN 28 TUE - O2 Apollo Manchester - Manchester, United Kingdom*
JUN 29 WED - O2 Apollo Manchester - Manchester, United Kingdom*
JUN 30 THU - Rock City - Nottingham, United Kingdom
JUL 2 SAT - Rock Werchter - Werchter, Belgium
JUL 3 SUN - Rockhal - Esch-sur-alzette, Luxembourg
JUL 5 TUE - Oosterpoort - Groningen, Netherlands
JUL 6 WED - Cognac Blues Passions 2022 - Cognac, France
JUL 7 THU - Doornroosje - Nijmegen, Netherlands
JUL 8 FRI - North Sea Jazz Festival 2022 - Rotterdam, Netherlands
JUL 16 SAT - Wild Hare Music Festival 2022 - Canby, OR, United States
JUL 27 WED - FloydFest 22- Heartbeat 2022 - Floyd, VA, United States
*with Greta Van Fleet
Sept 9 – The Met – Philadelphia, PA
Sept 10 – The Theater at MGM National Harbor – Washington DC
Sept 11 – House Of Blues – Boston, MA
Sept 15 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
Sept 16 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
Sept 17 – KEMBA Live! – Columbus, OH
Sept 18 – Bourbon & Beyond Festival – Louisville, KY
Sept 20 – HISTORY – Toronto, ON
Sept 21 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
Sept 23 – GLC Live at 20 Monroe - Grand Rapids, M
Sept 24 – The Sylvee – Madison, WI ^
Sept 25 – Palace Theatre – St. Paul, MN
Sept 27 – Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN*
Sept 29 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN*
Sept 30 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN*
Oct 1 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
Oct 2 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
Oct 4 – Stubb's Bar-B-Q – Austin, TX
Oct 6 – The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ*
Oct 7 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
Oct 11 – The Masonic – San Francisco, CA
Oct 13 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
Oct 14 – The Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA
Oct 15 – The Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA
Oct 17 –  The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 18 – Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO
Oct 20 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO*
Oct 21 – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL*
Oct 22 – The Fillmore  Detroit- Detroit, MI
Oct 23 – Agora Theatre – Cleveland Ohio
Oct 25 – The Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC
Oct 26 – Avondale Brewing Company - Birmingham, AL
Oct 27 – The Fillmore New Orleans – New Orleans, LA

Neal Francis and Ashland Craft unless otherwise stated,
^ Neal Francis only
* Support to be announced