Due to the pandemic and uncertainty when live concerts can take please, regretfully the decision has been made to reschedule the King King October 2020 UK Tour to October 2021. All tickets remain valid for the new dates. Tickets are available via www.kingking.co.uk/tour and www.thegigcartel.com.

King King, who have been going from strength to strength in recent years, release their fifth studio album ‘Maverick‘ on Friday 16th October 2020 via Channel 9 MusicKing King’s new independent label. The 10-track album, released on CD, vinyl and various bundles, is available for pre-order from www.kingking.co.uk.

The first single ‘I Will Not Fall’, which has been A-listed on Planet Rock, and will be available as an instant grat track with all pre-orders, plus exclusive content including track by track commentary by Alan Nimmo.

Maverick‘ follows 2017’s critically acclaimed album ‘Exile & Grace‘ and includes the new line-up featuring Alan Nimmo (vocals/guitar), Stevie Nimmo (guitar), Jonny Dyke (organ/piano), Zander Greenshields (bass) and Andrew Scott (drums). The album was engineered and mixed by Liam McCluskey at Morsecode Studios in Glasgow.

Produced by Alan Nimmo, Jonny Dyke and Liam McCluskey at Morsecode Studios in Glasgow, the new album is co-written by Alan Nimmo (guitar, lead vocals), Zander Greenshields (bass), Jonny Dyke (keyboards), Andrew Scott (drums), with all lyrics co-written by Alan Nimmo and newest member Stevie Nimmo (guitar).

 

King King are pleased to announce the release of their fifth studio album ‘Maverick‘ on Friday 16th October 2020 via Channel 9 MusicKing King‘s new independent label. The 10-track album, released on CD, vinyl and various bundles, is available for pre-order from www.kingking.co.uk.

The first single ‘I Will Not Fall‘, which has been A-listed on Planet Rock, and will be available as an instant grat track with all pre-orders, plus exclusive content including track by track commentary by Alan Nimmo.

Maverick‘ follows 2017’s critically acclaimed album ‘Exile & Grace‘ and includes the new line-up featuring Alan Nimmo (vocals/guitar), Stevie Nimmo (guitar), Jonny Dyke (organ/piano), Zander Greenshields (bass) and Andrew Scott (drums). The album was engineered and mixed by Liam McCluskey at Morsecode Studios in Glasgow.

Produced by Alan Nimmo, Jonny Dyke and Liam McCluskey at Morsecode Studios in Glasgow, the new album is co-written by Alan Nimmo (guitar, lead vocals), Zander Greenshields (bass), Jonny Dyke (keyboards), Andrew Scott (drums), with all lyrics co-written by Alan Nimmo and newest member Stevie Nimmo (guitar).

“Recording the new album with the new line-up has been a whole lot of fun and very interesting,” says Alan Nimmo. “It’s great watching the guys using the great talent they have bringing the songs to life.”

Most of the songs, bar one, were co-written by all the band members, while all arrangements were co-written by Alan and keyboardist Jonny Dyke. Says Alan, “I value contributions from all of the guys in the making of new music. Johnny and I found a great rhythm working together. We just got our heads down and made sure that the songs were arranged in the best way possible.

King King have evolved as a band, and their fifth album, ‘Maverick‘, is no exception. But what makes this new album different from all the previous King King albums? “Maverick‘ is an album that I chose to write with complete freedom,” explains Alan. “Musically, it’s more mature and more complex than our previous records, but it also has the simplicity of an album that just has great catchy songs that people will want to sing along with. The essence of King King is still there and always will be. We hope the energy, fun and passion is evident throughout!

But why call the new album ‘Maverick‘? “I named the album ‘Maverick‘ at a time when it was risky to do so,” says Alan. “I made some bold moves and changes from band members to behind-the-scenes stuff. I guess that’s who I am. I’m a risk-taker!

King King October 2020 UK Tour

Tickets: www.kingking.co.uk/tour & www.thegigcartel.com

Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion Friday 16 October 2020
Planet Rock’s Rocktober – Bristol O2 Academy 1 Saturday 17 October 2020
Exeter Phoenix Sunday 18 October 2020
Edinburgh Queens Hall Tuesday 20 October 2020
Leeds Uni Stylus Wednesday 21 October 2020
Planet Rock’s Rocktober – Sheffield O2 Academy Saturday 24 October 2020
Harpenden Public Halls Sunday 25 October 2020
Bilston Robin Tuesday 27 October 2020
Cambridge Junction Wednesday 28 October 2020

King King February 2021 – Re-Sheduled UK Tour

TICKETS: www.kingking.co.uk/tour & www.thegigcartel.com

York Grand Opera House Wednesday 3 February 2021
Manchester Academy Friday 5 February 2021
Sheffield Leadmill Saturday 6 February 2021
Cardiff Y Plas Sunday 7 February 2021
Birmingham Town Hall Tuesday 9 February 2021
London Electric Ballroom Saturday 13 February 2021
Salisbury City Hall Sunday 14 February 2021
Bury St Edmunds The Apex Arts Centre Tuesday 16 February 2021
Newcastle Boiler Shop Wednesday 17 February 2021
Glasgow Old Fruitmarket Thursday 18 February 2021

King King have released a video for their new single ‘I Will Not Fall‘.

Produced by Alan Nimmo, Jonny Dyke and Liam McCluskey at Morsecode Studios in Glasgow, the new single is co-written by all four members of the band including Zander Greenshields (bass), Jonny Dyke (keyboards), Andrew Scott (drums) and Alan Nimmo (guitar, lead vocals).

The single dovetails King King’s April 2020 UK tour with special guest Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin’ Stones.

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 Cardiff Y Plas Friday 3 April
Salisbury City Hall Saturday 4 April
Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion Sunday 5 April
Bury St Edmunds The Apex Arts Centre Monday 6 April
Sheffield Leadmill Wednesday 8 April
Glasgow Old Fruitmarket Friday 10 April
Manchester Academy Saturday 11 April
York Grand Opera House Sunday 12 April
Birmingham Town Hall Tuesday 14 April
Newcastle Boiler Shop Wednesday 15 April
London Electric Ballroom Friday 17 April

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King King return to the music fold with their first new material in three years with their outstanding new single ‘I Will Not Fall‘. Already A-listed on Planet Rock from Monday February 24th, the single will be officially released on King King’s own independent label, Channel 9 Music, on Friday February 28th. Fans can sign up to the mailing list at www.kingking.co.uk to be notified when the single will be released on Friday February 28th on all digital platforms including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, Deezer and Apple Music.

The single dovetails King King’s April 2020 UK tour with special guest Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin’ Stones. Tour dates are listed below.

Produced by Alan Nimmo, Jonny Dyke and Liam McCluskey at Morsecode Studios in Glasgow, the new single is co-written by all four members of the band including Zander Greenshields (bass), Jonny Dyke (keyboards), Andrew Scott (drums) and Alan Nimmo (guitar, lead vocals).

The band describe the new song about being surrounded by people who want to keep you down and take from you to gain for themselves. The song is about having strength, courage and power to take the hits and keep going, no matter what is thrown at you. More importantly, it’s also about having a belief in yourself and the confidence to say, “I won’t be broken!”

I reached a stage where I felt that I wanted to regain control of my life, career and future,” says Alan Nimmo. “I made a number of changes within the band and people surrounding the band. That was a lot of changes at one time. It was a daunting feeling, but they were important decisions that had to be made.

Making these kind of decisions leaves you feeling slightly worried about whether or not you’re doing what’s right and what’s best for, not only myself personally, but also what is in the best interest for King King. I decided to try and be more proactive. One of the first things I did was start up my own record label and surround myself with the right people who can take King King to the next level.  It’s refreshing to have people at our side who have a genuine belief in the band and what we’re capable of achieving.

When these changes were all put into motion, I immediately felt energised and I had a sense of freedom that I hadn’t felt for a long time. When we got to work on the new album and decided what song we wanted to release as the first single, we wanted to give our fans a great representation of how the new material was sounding and to let them hear that no matter what.

When you listen to “I Will Not Fall”, you know it’s King King. When we heard that our first single was to be “A” listed by Planet Rock I felt vindicated. I felt that all the decisions that were made seemed to be the right ones. Words can’t describe how much I appreciate our fans for having faith in me and for staying so loyal to us with their endless patience! We’re happy and we can’t wait to get out there and do what we love.

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King King are finally back on tour again. The Glaswegian rockers embark on their April 2020 UK Tour on Friday 3rd April with their first show at Cardiff’s Y Plas. Tickets for all dates are on sale now via www.kingking.co.uk/tour and www.thegigcartel.com.

Says Alan Nimmo: “I am really looking forward to embarking on our 2020 Uk tour as it feels like ages since we have had the pleasure and opportunity to play on home turf for our amazing and loyal fans! I’m especially exited to get out there and properly showcase the new line-up too! There’s a great atmosphere and camaraderie among us in the band and we’re at our happiest when we’re together on the road so I know that energy will transcend outwards to the audience when we take to the stage. We’ve been working hard in Morse code studios in Glasgow putting together our new album which will be released later in the year, but we can’t wait to let our fans hear some new music live in April! I’m very pleased with how the new songs and album is shaping up and how the song writing quality and standard has gone up again. No matter what we do… the King King sound is always there! Can’t wait to see all those familiar King King family faces in the crowd!

Having played over 20 festivals in 2018 and being special guests on Europe’s Tour The Earth European 2018 tour, this will be the band’s first tour since February 2019 and the first tour with the new line-up – Alan Nimmo (vocals/ guitar), Andrew Scott (drums), Zander Greenshields (bass) and Jonny Dyke (organ/piano). Fans can also look forward to a new single coinciding with the tour.

King King, who have been going from strength to strength in recent years, took their pedigree to the next level with the release of their fourth studio album ‘Exile & Grace’. Released in October 2017, the album featured the singles (She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’, Long Time Running and Broken which became popular on Planet Rock and other rock radio stations. The album scored a Top 40 hit in the Official UK Album Charts.

The album was recorded at Superfly Studios and mixed by Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Feeder and Therapy?).

KING KING APRIL 2020 UK TOUR

Cardiff Y Plas Friday 3 April
Salisbury City Hall Saturday 4 April
Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion Sunday 5 April
Bury St Edmunds The Apex Arts Centre Monday 6 April
Sheffield Leadmill Wednesday 8 April
Glasgow Old Fruitmarket Friday 10 April
Manchester Academy Saturday 11 April
York Grand Opera House Sunday 12 April
Birmingham Town Hall Tuesday 14 April
Newcastle Boiler Shop Wednesday 15 April
London Electric Ballroom Friday 17 April

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King King, the Glaswegian Blues Rockers, who have been going from strength to strength in recent years, are pleased to announce their new drummer Andrew Scott.

A favoured session player for many years and a graduate of Berklee College Of Music in Boston, MA, Scottish born and bred Andrew has toured with the likes of Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big) amongst others.

Says Alan Nimmo, “Andrew is one of Scotland’s finest players and one hell of nice young lad! We are very lucky to have someone of this pedigree and skill stepping in to the band

Andrew will join King King on their upcoming European dates and will also enter the studio this summer to record King King’s fifth studio album.  The new album will be the follow-up to King King’s 2017 album ‘Exile & Grace‘.

King King tour France, Norway and the Netherlands from late March onwards. The band play The Picturedrome in Holmfirth on May 10th, followed by KK’s Steel Mill in Wolverhampton on May 11th.

The band also join Joe Bonamassa’s Keeping the Blues Alive At Sea Mediterranean Blues Cruise which takes in Barcelona, Spain, Monte Carlo in Monaco and Valletta in Malta from August 16-21.

Further info: www.kingking.co.uk/tour and www.bluesaliveatseaeurope.com

King King – European Summer 2019 Tour

Festival Jazz en Nord, Marcq en Baroeul, France Thursday 28 March
La Traverse, Cleon, France Friday 29 March
Retro Bar og Livescene, Gjøvik, Norway Thursday 4 April
Kulturhuset Banken, Lillehammer, Norway Friday 5 April
Outlaw Cruise, Stena Line, Norway – Denmark Saturday 6 April
Grenswerk, Venlo, Netherlands Thursday 18 April
Flux, Zaandam, Netherlands Friday 19 April
Hilhoef, Tilburg, Netherlands Saturday 20 April
Dru Cultuurfabriek, Ulft, Netherlands Sunday 21 April
The Picturedome, Holmfirth, UK Friday 10 May
KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton Saturday 11 May
Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands Sunday 9 June
Ribs N Blues Festival, Raalte, Netherlands Monday 10 June
Le Toit Rouge, Montélimar, France Friday 14 June
Rock Festival, Barcelona, Spain Friday 5 July
Festival Guitare en Scene, Saint-Julien en Genevois, France Thursday 11 July
Keeping The Blues Alive At Seas: Mediterranean, Spain – Monaco – Malta Friday 16 August – Wednesday 21 August

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King King have confirmed their new bass player will be Zander Greenshields.  Zander replaces King King’s original bass player, Lindsay Coulson who was with the band for 10 years.

Greenshields is an old Glaswegian musician friend of Alan Nimmo’s who played with Alan in his first band Silvertrain, then joined the Nimmo Brothers and went on to play bass for the Blackwater Blues Band.

Greenshields also played with the late drummer Ted McKenna (The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Rory Gallagher, Michael Schenker Group).

Zander will join King King on their upcoming European dates and will also enter the studio this summer to record King King’s fifth studio album.  The new album will be the follow-up to King King’s 2017 album ‘Exile & Grace‘.

King King tour France, Norway and the Netherlands from late March onwards.  On May 11th, they play KK’s Steel Mill in Wolverhampton.

The band also join Joe Bonamassa’s Keeping the Blues Alive At Sea Mediterranean Blues Cruise which takes in Barcelona, Spain, Monte Carlo in Monaco and Valletta in Malta from August 16-21.

Further info: www.kingking.co.uk/tour, www.bluesaliveatseaeurope.com

King King’s founding member and bass player Lindsay Coulson has announced he’s leaving King King after the bands forthcoming UK tour.

Lindsay Coulson: “After 10 years of continued success with the band and everything the future now holds for them, I have made the difficult decision to depart from the group to concentrate on family and other personal endeavours.  I wish the rest of the guys continued success and thank everyone involved with the band and all the fans and followers all the very best for the future.  Looking forward to seeing everyone at the UK shows for one last time

King King main man Alan Nimmo commented “Obviously Lindsay is family and always will be. I know it’s a decision he has not made lightly, and we wish him all the best.

The band’s new bass player will be announced at the Glasgow show on February 17.

King King kick off their January/February 2019 UK Tour at the Nottingham Rock City on Thursday 31st January.Special guest will be American blues rock singer Sari Schorr. The 10-date tour will include shows at London Koko (February 7) and Glasgow O2 Academy (February 17). Don’t miss the chance to see this incredible band live and beat the winter blues with some amazing blues rock. Tickets are available via www.kingking.co.uk/tour & www.thegigcartel.com. 

2018 has been a great year for the best blues rock band in the world – they won the awards for Blues Band of the Year, Blues Songwriter of the Year (Alan Nimmo) and Blues Album of the Year (Exile & Grace) at the UK Blues Awards, toured with Europe and played the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London – to name just a few highlights. Now the band are ready for 2019 and celebrated the new year with some amazing news – King King have signed with Siren Artist Management for a world-wide management deal. Siren also represents Europe, Saxon, Uriah Heep and Black Star Riders amongst others.

King King are the band to beat. Glasgow’s favourite sons have released four stunning studio albums – Take My Hand (2011), Standing In The Shadows (2013), Reaching For The Light (2015) and Exile & Grace (2017) – as well as an incredible live album – King King: Live (2016) – and they are not stopping. 2019 will be another exciting year for the band and their fans.

 

Currently on tour on the continent with Europe, King King are thrilled to announce their January/February 2019 UK Tour. Planet Rock will run a 48-hour ticket pre-sale from Wednesday 26th September. Tickets will then go on general sale from Friday 28th September. The 10-date tour will take in amongst others, Nottingham Rock City (January 31), London Koko (February 7) and Glasgow O2 Academy (February 17).

 Having played over 20 festivals this summer, last week the band finished the UK leg of their special guest slot on Europe’s Tour The Earth European 2018 tour and are currently touring the mainland leg of the tour.

On 19th May 2018, King King won three prestigious awards at the UK Blues Awards including Blues Band of the Year, Blues Songwriter of the Year (Alan Nimmo) and Blues Album of the Year (Exile & Grace).

King King took their pedigree to a next level with the release of their fourth studio album ‘Exile & Grace‘.Released in October 2017 via Manhaton Records, the album featured the singles (She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’, Long Time Running and Broken which became popular on Planet Rock and other rock radio stations.  The album scored a Top 40 hit in the Official UK Album Charts.

KING KING – JANUARY/ FEBRUARY 2019 UK TOUR

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Nottingham, Rock City                                  Thursday 31 January

Birmingham, Town Hall                                Friday 1 February

Cardiff, Tramshed                                            Saturday 2 February

London, Koko                                                    Thursday 7 February

Bournemouth, O2 Old Fire Station           Friday 8 February

Brighton, Concorde                                        Saturday 9 February

Norwich, Waterfront                                     Sunday 10 February

Manchester, Academy 2                               Friday 15 February

Newcastle, Boiler Shop                                 Saturday 16 February

Glasgow O2 Academy                                    Sunday 17 February