The trailblazing ladies of KING have been on the road all year with their sold-out world tour and are thrilled to announce that due to extraordinary popular demand, they have added an additional North American leg to extend into the Fall where they will make stops in Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Boston, Atlanta among many others. Supporting the newly added Fall tour dates are Los Angeles singer-songwriter Joey Dosik and Brooklyn singer-songwriter Nick Hakim.
“It’s been a great year and we’re excited to continue the movement with our fall tour,” says KING’s Paris Strother. “Performing the record live has given new life to the songs, and we can’t wait to share the new arrangements with fans across the globe. We’re also excited to present Nick Hakim and Joey Dosik, two outstanding talents who will be supporting the US dates of the tour.”
KING’s critically acclaimed #1 independent album We Are KING has been honored with coveted spots on the “Best Of 2016 (So Far)” lists by TIME Magazine, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Complex, NPR, Stereogum, Noisey, Newsday and The Quietus. TIME Magazine declared, “This Prince-endorsed trio’s debut is a Quiet Storm dreamscape, with meticulous production.”Complex adds that KING “keeps traditional R&B alive and fresh.” NPR raves about KING’s Muhammad Ali tribute “The Greatest” and how its “featherweight groove hits the ears as a demonstration of joy found in gracefulness” and it is one of their favorite songs of the year! Stereogum is enamored as “KING came out of the gate with the cool, relaxed stride of a thoroughbred headed to the solitude of the winner’s circle.” Meanwhile Noisey perfectly sums it up: “It’s vapor-funk, dream-soul, the result of a vision that extracts the latent etherealism of innumerable late-80s R&B ballads and brings it to the forefront. Above all, these aren’t empty surfaces, as the songs take melodic and textural turns that give them real heart.”
Fans can also enjoy KING’s recently released collaborations with Grammy winners Corinne Bailey Rae and Robert Glasper. KING performed and co-wrote on five songs of Corinne Bailey Rae’s latest studio album The Heart Speaks In Whispers: “Green Aphrodisiac“, “Been To The Moon“, “Tell Me”, “Horse Print Dress“, and “Taken by Dreams.” Vibe was swept away by lead single “Been To The Moon” praising that it “as refreshing as when the sun comes out on a cloudy day while walking to the market” and noted that “with collaborations from KING and Esperanza Spalding, The Heart Speaks Volumes will swallow you whole. You’ll relive all that love has to offer, the good, bad and the indescribable and your heart will pulsate.” Moreover, Complex Magazine raved that their collaboration on “Green Aphrodisiac” has a “soulful sound that perfectly matches her [Corinne’s] lyricism.” Meanwhile, KING are among the starry assortment of guests on Robert Glasper’s seductive Miles Davis tribute album where KING wrote, produced and performed the soulful and angelic “Song For Selim.”