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

 

British blues rock band King King kick off their Spring 2018 UK Tour – including shows at the HRH Festival in Sheffield and the Rock & Blues Festival in Newport – at the Worcester Huntingdon Hall on Saturday 14th April.
Xander and the Peace Pirates, Steve Hill and Austin Gold support the Glasgow rockers on selected dates throughout April, May and June as listed below.

King King released their fourth studio album ‘Exile & Grace‘ in October 2017 via Manhaton Records. The album features the band’s singles Broken, (She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’ and Long Time Running which have been big hits on Planet Rock Radio in the UK.

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

Exile & Grace‘ is King King’s first album of new material since 2015’s multi-award winning ‘Reaching For The Light‘. The new album follows King King’s across-the-board win of five awards at 2016’s British Blues Awards including Best Male Vocal (Alan Nimmo), Best Bass Player (Lindsay Coulson), Best Song (Rush Hour), Best Album (Reaching for the Light) and Best Songwriter.

King King – April – June 2018 UK Tour

^With Special Guests Xander and the Peace Pirates | *With Special Guest Steve Hill | +With Special Guest Austin Gold

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^Worcester, Huntingdon Hall                   Saturday 14 April

Sheffield, HRH Festival                                 Sunday 15 April

^Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree                     Friday 20 April

Darvel, Darvel Festival                                  Saturday 21 April

*Hastings, St. Mary in The Castle             Thursday 3 May

*Pontypridd, Muni Arts Centre                 Friday 4 May

*Southampton, The 1865                             Saturday 5 May

*Liverpool, Epstein Theatre                       Thursday 10 May

+Whitley Bay, The Playhouse                    Friday 11 May

+Clitheroe, The Grand                                  Saturday 12 May

*Chester, The Live Rooms                           Thursday 17 May

*Leeds, Brudenell Social Club                   Friday 18 May

*Holmfirth, The Picturedome                   Saturday 19 May

*Frome, Cheese & Grain                             Saturday 26 May

*Exeter, The Phoenix Arts Centre            Sunday 27 May

*Bilston,The Robin 2                                      Thursday 31 May

*Bury St. Edmunds, The Apex                    Friday 1 June

Newport, Rock & Blues Festival                Saturday 2 June

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Award-winning blues rock band King King kick-off their UK tour with their biggest London concert to date at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Wednesday 13th January with special guests Rhino’s Revenge (feat. Rhino from Status Quo).

Other dates include the Birmingham Town Hall on Thursday 18th January, the Bath Forum on Saturday 20th January (also supported by Rhino’s Revenge), the Edinburgh Queen’s Hall on Friday 26th January (supported by Gerry Jablonski and the Electric Band) and the Sheffield Leadmill on Saturday 27th January (supported by Xander and the Peace Pirates). Tickets are available via the 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 478 0898 and can be ordered from www.thegigcartel.com.

 King King released their fourth studio album ‘Exile & Grace‘ in October 2017 via Manhaton Records, which received rave reviews by fans and the media. The album features the band’s singles ‘(She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’‘and ‘Long Time Running‘ which have been big hits on Planet Rock radio in the UK. ‘Exile & Grace‘ delivers a bigger punch, with killer songs performed with true passion by a fist tight line-up. The album was recorded at Superfly Studios and mixed by Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Feeder and Therapy?).

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Says King King’s frontman and guitarist, Alan Nimmo, “Exile & Grace‘ definitely has a rockier feel and sound to it. We are following our influences from the Classic Rock genre, Bad Company, Whitesnake and Thunder. We really set out to challenge ourselves with this album. We’ve stepped up the quality of songwriting and pushed ourselves physically in both performance and delivery!

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King King are pleased to announce the special guests for their January 2018 UK Tour. The award-winning rock blues band will be supported by Rhino’s Revenge (feat. Rhino from Status Quo) at the London Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Wednesday 17th January, the Birmingham Town Hall on Thursday 18th January and the Bath Forum on Saturday 20th January. Gerry Jablonski And The Electric Band will support King King at the Edinburgh Queen’s Hall on Friday 26th January and Xander And The Peace Pirates at the Sheffield Leadmill on Saturday 27th January.

King King released their fourth studio album ‘Exile & Grace‘ on Friday 13th October 2017 via Manhaton Records. The album features the band’s singles ‘(She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’‘ and ‘Long Time Running‘ which have been big hits on Planet Rock radio in the UK.

The album coincides with King King‘s biggest UK tour to date. The dates include London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire (Wednesday 17 January), Birmingham Town Hall (Thursday 18 January), Bath Forum (Saturday 20 January), Edinburgh Queen’s Hall (Friday 26 January), and Sheffield Leadmill (Saturday 27 January). Tickets are available via the 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 478 0898 and can be ordered from www.thegigcartel.com.

The new album ‘Exile & Grace‘ promises to deliver a bigger punch, with killer songs performed with true passion by a fist tight line-up. The album was recorded at Superfly Studios and mixed by Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Feeder and Therapy?).

Says King King‘s frontman and guitarist, Alan Nimmo, “Exile & Grace‘ definitely has a rockier feel and sound to it. We are following our influences from the Classic Rock genre, Bad Company, Whitesnake and Thunder. We really set out to challenge ourselves with this album. We’ve stepped up the quality of songwriting and pushed ourselves physically in both performance and delivery!

‘Exile & Grace’ January 2018 UK Tour
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London Shepherd’s Bush Empire      Wednesday 17 January
Birmingham, Town Hall                     Thursday 18 January
Bath, Forum                                       Saturday 20 January
Edinburgh Queen’s Hall                     Friday 26 January
Sheffield, Leadmill                             Saturday 27 January

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Review: King King – Exile & Grace

Manhaton Records (October 2017)

Reviewer: Peter Scallan

King King first came to my attention supporting Gun at one of their famous Glasgow Barrowlands Christmas gigs. I was well impressed and immediately sought out their recorded work, which was equally impressive! This is new opus is their fourth album and is no disappointment.

(She don’t) Gimme No Loving‘ opens the album and is a cross of Thunder and classic Marsden/Moody era Whitesnake. Motoring along mostly based on a great staccato guitar riff and organ counterpart, it also has a great chorus. ‘Heed The Warning‘ has a slow build-up intro and is then into a classic funky/blues rock rhythm. Next up is ‘Broken‘ which is a mid-paced blues rocker, based around a neat twelve bar guitar riff and driving rhythm section. It has a great variation for the killer chorus too. Opening with nice clean guitar sound and a Fender Rhodes-type sound, ‘Find Your Way Home‘ is a slow burning soulful blues ballad with a powerful chorus. ‘Tear It All Up‘ as it name suggests takes the feel up a few notches and revolves around another great guitar chop. With driving bass and drums this one really rocks along.

We slip into stomping bass mode for ‘Betrayed Me‘ which reminds me of prime time Bad Company. However, it’s more bluesy with Alan Nimmo’s blues guitar playing and a great understated vocal performance – a classic example of more is definitely less! ‘Long Time Running‘ opens up with drums and guitar is very reminiscent of a classic Whitesnake again and could easily sit on Come and Get It. It has another great guitar chop leading into a great twelve-bar bridge leading to the inevitable catchy chorus. Next up is ‘Nobody Knows Your Name’ which again draws on more blues rock influences with a Free/Kossoff style guitar riff opening the song. It also draws on more recent influences which structural elements of the song drawing on the likes of AC/DC – but let’s face it they probably draw on the same influences as Mr Nimmo! Closing song ‘I Don’t Wanna Lie‘ slips back into a more traditional blues feel. It bounces along on a great base line with almost reggae-ish feel at times. It has the feel of classic Eric Clapton about and that’s certainly no band thing.

On this album the band stretches out more into blues rock with a whole range of classic feels and sounds while retaining their own sound, mainly due to Nimmo’s vocals and guitar playing. The sound to my ears is crisp and tight – impeccable production in my opinion. The songs are also right on the money. My only criticism of the album is that it ends too quickly – but they do say you should always leave your audience wanting more and this certainly does. If you haven’t heard these guys, do yourself a favour and a pick up a copy or even better, go see them live! At the moment Alan Nimmo is recovering from throat issues which resulted in surgery and this lead to the cancellation of their tour supporting the album. All that remains for me to say is get well Alan but only come back when you are really ready. Like me, I am sure the growing legion of King King fans will be waiting with bated breath for your return!

King King have released an official music video for their new single ‘Broken‘ taken from their latest album ‘Exile and Grace‘ – out now.

Exile & Grace‘ was released on Friday 13th October and has been topping the Blues Charts and might even make the Top 30 of the main album charts this week.

The album can be purchased on Amazon on CD or LP as well as on iTunes and King King‘s merch store.

King King – ‘Exile & Grace’ January 2018 UK Tour
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London Shepherd’s Bush Empire              Wednesday 17 January
Birmingham, Town Hall                                Thursday 18 January
Bath, Forum                                                       Saturday 20 January
Edinburgh Queen’s Hall                               Friday 26 January
Sheffield, Leadmill                                         Saturday 27 January

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King King have released an Official lyric video for their brand new single ‘Long Time Running‘, which is the second single from the band’s forthcoming studio album ‘Exile & Grace‘ (the album will now be released on Friday 13th October).

Below is the official photo of the new band line-up which now includes new keyboard player Jonny Dyke (ex-James Morrison and Elkie Brooks).  Jonny has replaced Bob Fridzema as King King’s official keyboard player and will start touring Europe with King King this month.

                     Photo by Rob Blackham

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Due to a throat condition with lead singer and guitarist Alan Nimmo, the band’s October 2017 UK tour dates have been re-scheduled to January 2018.  All October 2017 tickets are valid for the rescheduled shows in January 2018.

The re-scheduled dates include London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire (Wednesday 17 January), Birmingham Town Hall (Thursday 18 January), Bath Forum (Saturday 20 January), Edinburgh Queen’s Hall (Friday 26 January), and Sheffield Leadmill (Saturday 27 January).
Tickets are available via the 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 478 0898 and can be ordered from www.thegigcartel.com.


King King – ‘Exile & Grace’ January 2018 UK Tour

Book Tickets: 0844 478 0898, www.thegigcartel.com

London Shepherd’s Bush Empire              Wednesday 17 January
Birmingham, Town Hall                                Thursday 18 January
Bath, Forum                                                       Saturday 20 January
Edinburgh Queen’s Hall                               Friday 26 January
Sheffield, Leadmill                                         Saturday 27 January

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