Blues prodigy Kingfish takes his GRAMMY-nominated album '662' on major US tour

Article Contributed by Big Feat PR | Published on Sunday, December 19, 2021

Clarksdale, Mississippi’s own Christone "Kingfish" Ingram today announces additional dates for his 2022 tour in support of his GRAMMY nominated, critically acclaimed album 662. Entitled Christone "Kingfish" Ingram Presents 662: Juke Joint Live, the tour is a partnership with Nashville-based Outback Presents, and will take the 22-year-old guitarist, vocalist and songwriter across the country with dates beginning March 2022 and going through May. New dates include New York City’s legendary Apollo Theater, where Kingfish will make his debut as a headliner, as well as performances in Dallas, Philadelphia, Austin, and more. Full tour schedule is below (newly announced dates in bold.)

Ingram says of the tour, “I’m very excited to continue my ‘662 Juke Joint Live’ tour and to partner with Outback Presents to reach current and new fans in larger, more iconic music venues across the country. Just like a Mississippi juke joint, these shows will be high-energy, jumping, and lots of fun.”

Mike Smardak, President, Outback Presents, says "We are thrilled to be working with Christone “Kingfish” Ingram and his team. Christone is a rising star and we see great potential and countless opportunities in his future. We are thankful for the opportunity.”

Upon its July 2021 release, 662 debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart, and it's remained on the chart ever since. NPR's Morning Edition ran a 7-minute feature on release day. Tastemaker UK magazine MOJO recently named it #1 Blues Album of 2021 and called it  "an exceptional album" filled with "astonishing creativity." Influential website Under The Radar said, "Kingfish is one of the torchbearers for the blues, with his bellowing voice and shrieking, nimble solos."

662 was recorded in Nashville and co-written and produced by Grammy-winner Tom Hambridge. It features 13 songs (and one previously released bonus track) displaying many sides of Ingram’s personality, as well as his one-of-a-kind guitar and vocal skills. According to Ingram, "662 is an ode to my roots, a nod to the area where I was born and raised. The title track, 662, encompasses how a small corner of the earth influenced my view of life and music. It also points to the growth I have had since my debut album. As much as I have been fortunate to get 'Outside Of This Town' (the title of his breakout single from his 2019 Grammy-nominated debut album, Kingfish), I do want people to know that the '662' will always be a major part of who I am."

662: Juke Joint Live - 2022 U.S Tour dates include:

03/02 Broward Center - Parker Playhouse Fort Lauderdale, FL

03/03 Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, FL

03/04 Hard Rock Live Orlando , FL

03/05 Florida Theatre Jacksonville, FL

03/08 DPAC Durham, NC

03/09 Knight Theatre Charlotte, NC

03/11 Symphony Hall at Woodruff Art Center Atlanta, GA

03/12 Lyric Theatre Birmingham, AL

03/13 Mars Music Hall Huntsville, AL

03/18 Carnegie Library Music Hall Pittsburgh, PA

03/19 Agora Theatre Cleveland, OH

03/20 Royal Oak Music Theatre Royal Oak, MI

03/23 State Theatre Minneapolis, MN

03/24 Pabst Theatre Milwaukee, WI

03/25 The Factory at the District St. Louis, MO

03/26 Clowes Memorial Hall Indianapolis, IN

03/27 The Vic Chicago, IL

03/30 Berklee Performance Center Boston, MA

03/31 Apollo Theater New York, NY

04/01 Kimmel Center - Merriam Theater Philadelphia, PA

04/02 Capital One Hall Washington, DC*

04/28 Saenger Theatre New Orleans, LA

04/29 Cullen Performance Hall Houston, TX

04/30 ACL Live at the Moody Theater Austin, TX

05/03 Tulsa Theater Tulsa, OK

05/04 The Criterion Oklahoma City, OK

05/05 Majestic Theatre Dallas, TX

05/09 Moore Theatre Seattle, WA

05/10 Roseland Theatre Portland, OR

05/13 The Ace Theatre Los Angeles, CA

05/16 Balboa Theatre San Diego, CA

05/17 Orpheum Theatre Phoenix, AZ

05/19 Paramount Theatre Denver, CO

05/21 The Cotillion Wichita , KS

05/22 Uptown Theatre Kansas City, MO

*Supporting Buddy Guy