Thursday Feb 8 – Today Marcus King announced the release of his new Rick Rubin produced album, Mood Swings, released on April 5 via American/Republic Records. In support of this new album, King also announced his 2024 headlining tour across North America and Europe produced by Live Nation and FPC Live!, in addition to dates supporting Chris Stapleton. More information available on – for information on tickets and pre-sale see below. Mood Swings is King’s magnum opus, an eclectic symphony of soul that is uniquely timeless and current.  Drawing on King’s darkest moments, it became a beacon of hope for King as he created it, and will be a refuge for anyone going through similar challenges in their lives. Accompanying the album announcement, King released the title track, “Mood Swings,” the perfect introduction to an album that will redefine any perceived notions around Marcus King. The song smolders with a slow burn electro drum stomp and jazzy guitar, leaving space for King’s soulful vocal to shine. Sharing his innermost fears whilst standing in the strength of being fully vulnerable and honest. Listen to “Mood Swings” herePre-order Mood Swings here On “Mood Swings” King stated, “In the early summer of 2020 I arrived at Shangri-La for my first meeting with my hero, the legend, Mr. Rick Rubin. As soon as Rick & I met it was like a spark in the room! I immediately felt welcomed, appreciated and mutually admired. Rick and I had a wonderful first introduction and he left me in the capable hands of his Ace engineer Jason Lader, an incredible engineer who would become a dear dear friend. Jason and I toured the space and just for fun decided to track something, what we tracked was the title track “Mood Swings.” I laid down guitar and vocals, we added Rhythm Ace R77 drum machine with tape delay to achieve the swing we desired, added bass & piano and after half an hour the track was finished. The track and album title “Mood Swings” is a play on the swinging nature of the material while also referencing my up and down shifts in mood while I was either abusing the wrong substances, in between mood stabilizing meds and anti-psychotics, self-medication on top of that, along with a foot locker FULL of repressed childhood trauma all being taken out on my relationship at the time.” Legendary producer Rick Rubin who has worked with everyone from Adele to Johnny Cash, was instantly drawn to King’s guitar playing, singular voice and songwriting, and after witnessing a King live performance, one day randomly cold-called him to float the idea of working together. Rick Rubin stated, “I love the way listening to this album makes me feel. I can’t think of another project quite like this one. Marcus’s playing and singing are from another planet.” The pair secretly holed up for sessions in Italy and Malibu during the promotion of King’s critically acclaimed album, Young Blood. The result is King’s most sonically astute and personal album to date and a landmark moment for Marcus who for the first time lets his voice take center stage. “There was no hiding behind the guitar at all, he grins. His smoldering country soul vocal, part Al Green, Bobby Womack, Marvin Gaye, Adele and Chris Stapleton, is set to establish him as one of the greatest vocalists of our time, no longer in the shadow of his own guitar greatness. Yet Marcus King didn’t plan on making his new album Mood Swings. He didn’t even plan on living much longer before he started working on it. Heartache, addiction, and mental health brought him to the brink and during a North American tour, Marcus had designs to drink himself to death. He admits, “I had an escape route already decided for myself and a backup if that didn’t work. Around the same time, King went into Dan Auerbach studio and despite his mental health, drinking and substance abuse reaching untenable limits, he was able to create the critically acclaimed album Young Blood. There is consequently an ocean of depth to King’s lyrics. Mood Swings once again takes us back to that dark period of King’s life where he was on the brink, firmly believing that he was destined to die young, most likely at his own hand. Despite its often bleak subject matter, Mood Swings is an album with a message of hope. Rubin helped King find a new personal and sonic approach and instead of crumbling under the weight of his anxiety, Rubin inspired him to shift his perspective. “He helped me view mental health as a writing partner in a way, recalls Marcus. “I’ve learned it can give me that creative spark. King is a GRAMMY® nominated fourth generation musician from Greenville, SC, who started playing guitar at 8 years old following in the footsteps of his guitarist Father and Grandpa. Logging thousands of miles on the road as “The Marcus King Band,” he established himself with unparalleled performance prowess and a dynamic live show. His solo debut El Dorado, garnering a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Americana Album.” In between packing venues on his own, he performed alongside Chris Stapleton, Greta Van Fleet, and Nathanial Rateliff in addition to gracing the bills of Stagecoach and more with one seismic show after the next. He has been open about his challenges with mental health in his songs and throughout his career, and has launched various mental health initiatives, most recently a guitar auction collaboration with MusiCares. Mood Swings takes us in a very different sonic direction to his considerable catalog of studio albums. Combining elements as diverse as modern pop, R&B, aughts hip hop, piano driven classic rock and the warm production and symphonic instrumentation of classic era soul, R&B and jazz. Previously released song “F*ck My Life Up Again” is a considerable departure stadium sized rock, with strings that accent over a smoky jazz beat, while his soulful delivery booms, “Come f*ck my life up again, don’t deserve to live without pain. A guitar solo “played backwards” channels stark confusion offset by the unshakable hook. On “Hero,” his croon rises over acoustic guitar towards a fluttering crescendo. The same naked emotion defines “Delilah” where over piano led pop rock and innovative tracks such as “Inglewood Motel (Halestorm)” are an alt R&B masterpiece. The album closes with “Cadillac,” steeped in psychedelic symphonic soul it is an arresting tale of dark desires and suicidal ideation. On Mood Swings we find King gracefully standing in his own truth, accepting the challenges he’s faced and coming out the otherside a man renewed. It is a rebirth of both his sound and of his mind. “Without this assembly of songs, I don’t think I’d be around,” King shares, “I hope this album can act as a safety blanket, a rescue, or a refuge for anybody struggling with mental health, substance abuse, or relationship issues. That’s what it is for me.” TRACKLIST
1. Mood Swings
2. F*ck My Life Up Again
3. Soul It Screams
4. Save Me
5. Hero
6. Delilah
7. Inglewood Motel (Halestorm)
8. This Far Gone
9. Bipolar Love
10. Me Or Tennessee
11. Cadillac
 MOOD SWINGS THE WORLD TOUR DATES TICKETS: Tickets for the North America dates will be available starting with Citi presale (details below) beginning Monday, February 12. Additional presales will run throughout the week ahead of the general onsale beginning Friday, February 16 at 10am local time at PRESALE: Citi is the official card of the MARCUS KING: MOOD SWINGS THE WORLD TOUR North America dates. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Monday, February 12 at 10am local time until Thursday, February 15 at 10PM local through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit March 7, 2024 – Love Rocks NYC – New York, NYMarch 9, 2024 – The Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NYApril 6, 2024 – U.S. Bank Stadium – Minneapolis, MN w/ Chris StapletonApril 13, 2024 – 10 Annual Major Rager – Augusta, GAApril 19, 2024 – Moon Crush “Pink Moon” Festival – Miramar Beach, FLMay 06, 2024 – The Moore Theater – Seattle, WAMay 07, 2024 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, ORMay 08, 2024 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, ORMay 10, 2024 – The Masonic – San Francisco, CAMay 11, 2024 – Grand Sierra Ballroom – Reno, NVMay 14, 2024 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CAMay 15, 2024 – The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZMay 17, 2024 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UTMay 18, 2024 – Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, COMay 22, 2024 – The Monument – Rapid City, SD w/ Chris StapletonMay 24, 2024 – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center – Sioux Falls, SD w/ Chris StapletonMay 25, 2024 – Harrah’s Stir Cove – Council Bluffs, IAMay 26, 2024 – EPIC Event Center – Green Bay, WI*May 29, 2024 – The Pageant – St Louis, MOMay 30, 2024 – GLC Live at 20 Monroe – Grand Rapids, MIMay 31, 2024 – Blossom Music Center – Cleveland OH w/ Chris StapletonJune 01, 2024 – Railbird Festival – Lexington, KYJune 02, 2024 – Salt Shed – Chicago, ILJune 04, 2024 – College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT*June 06, 2024 – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion – Philadelphia, PA w/ Chris StapletonJune 07, 2024 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA w/ Chris StapletonJune 08, 2024 – Landmark Theatre – Syracuse, NYJune 10, 2024 – Ruby Amphitheater – Morgantown, WV*June 12, 2024 – T-Mobile Center – Kansas City, MO w/ Chris StapletonJune 13, 2024 – Thunder Ridge Nature Arena – Ridgefield, MO w/ Chris StapletonJune 14, 2024 – The Criterion – Oklahoma City, OKJune 15, 2024 – Globe Life Field – Arlington, TX w/ Chris StapletonJuly 11, 2024 – Darien Lake Amphitheater – Darien Center, NY w/ Chris StapletonJuly 12, 2024 – The Pavilion at Star Lake – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Chris StapletonJuly 13, 2024 – Palace Theatre – Albany, NYJuly 16, 2024 – Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, INJuly 18, 2024 – Huntington Center – Toledo, OH w/ Chris StapletonJuly 19, 2024 – Schottenstein Center – Columbus, OH w/ Chris StapletonJuly 20, 2024 – The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MISeptember 04, 2024 – Orpheum – Vancouver, BCSeptember 06, 2024 – Grey Eagle Event Center – Calgary, ABSeptember 07, 2024 – Midway Music Hall – Edmonton, ABSeptember 09, 2024 – Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, MBSeptember 13, 2024 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ONSeptember 14, 2024 – London Music Hall – London, ONSeptember 17, 2024 – Kemba Live! – Columbus, OHSeptember 19, 2024 – Warner Theatre – Washington, D.C.September 20, 2024 – Warner Theatre – Washington, D.C.September 21, 2024 – The Ritz – Raleigh, NCSeptember 24, 2024 – Avondale Brewing – Birmingham, ALSeptember 26, 2024 – Riverside Theater – Milwaukee, WISeptember 28, 2024 – The Sylvee, Madison, WISeptember 29, 2024 – Vibrant Music Hall – Des Moines, IAOctober 07, 2024 – Roxian Theatre – Pittsburgh, PAOctober 09, 2024 – State Theatre – Portland, MEOctober 11, 2024 – House of Blues Boston – Boston, MAOctober 12, 2024 – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PAOctober 13, 2024 – Brooklyn Paramount – Brooklyn, NYOctober 17, 2024 – La Riviera – Madrid, SpainOctober 18, 2024 – Sala Apolo – Barcelona, SpainOctober 20, 2024 – Fabrique Milano – Milan, ItalyOctober 21, 2024 – Komplex 457 – Zurich, SwitzerlandOctober 23, 2024 – Le Transbordeur – Lyon, FranceOctober 25, 2024 – Essigfabrik – Cologne, GermanyOctober 27, 2024 – Markthalle – Hamburg, GermanyOctober 28, 2024 – De Roma – Antwerp, BelgiumOctober 29, 2024 – AFAS Live – Amsterdam, NetherlandsOctober 31, 2024 – Metropol – Berlin, GermanyNovember 01, 2024 – The Grey Hall – Copenhagen, DenmarkNovember 03, 2024 – Bataclan – Paris, FranceNovember 05, 2024 – Eventim Apollo – London, UKNovember 06, 2024 – Albert Hall – Manchester, UKNovember 07, 2024 – Barrowland Ballroom – Glasgow, UKNovember 09, 2024 – O2 Institute – Birmingham, UKNovember 10, 2024 – The Great Hall – Cardiff, UKNovember 12, 2024 – Olympia – Dublin, Ireland *No Citi Presale SOCIAL / WEBSITE