The Marcus King Band pressed forward on their El Dorado Tour Saturday night with a sold-out show at The Beacon Theatre in New York, NY. The band, led by the lauded 23-year-old Marcus King (guitar/vocals), returned to The Big Apple for the first time since a sold-out three-night run at Brooklyn Bowl in June.
For those who have been following the rise of this acclaimed young artist through the years, a sold-out headlining show at the Beacon felt more like destiny than the logical next step in the New York market for King and company. Since his teenage years, Marcus has notched countless sit-ins with famed guitarists like Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes, whose various bands (the Allman Brothers Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gov’t Mule, etc.) all famously host or hosted regular residencies at the Upper West Side theater. As his generation’s widely noted heir to the Allman “family” mantle, the Marcus King Band’s debut at the Beacon felt like fate being realized.
The band charismatically worked through a mix of MKB originals, tracks off King’s forthcoming debut solo record, El Dorado, and new material for their Beacon debut. Listen to soundboard audio of the entire performance below and scroll down for a selection of fan-captured videos and a setlist of Marcus King Band’s Beacon Theatre debut.
Marcus King Band – 12/21/19 – [Full-Show Audio]
[Audio: Keith Karaffa]
Marcus King Band – “Plant Your Corn Early”/”Goodbye Carolina” – 12/21/19
Marcus King Band – “Young Man’s Dream”/”The Well” – 12/21/19
Fans still have plenty of chances to see The Marcus King Band in the near future. Shows in Macon, GA (12/28) and Augusta, GA (12/29) precede a two-night New Year’s stint at the Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA (12/30-31). Following a solo Marcus King appearance on Jam Cruise 18, the band will continue headstrong into a winter tour in support of King’s El Dorado album. For information on these events, or to purchase tickets, visit the band’s official website.
Setlist: Marcus King Band | Beacon Theatre | New York, NY | 12/21/19
Set: Opening Music, Where I’m Headed, How Long, One Day She’s Here, Side Door, Virginia, Superstar (Carpenters cover), Confessions, More Than My Mind, Sweet Mariona, Good Hearted Woman (Waylon Jennings cover), Wildflowers & Wine, Self-Hatred, Break, Homesick, Always, Stratus (Billy Cobham cover), Talk Box Jam, Stratus (Billy Cobham cover), Drum Solo, Plant Your Corn > Band Introduction > Plant Your Corn > Goodbye Carolina
Encore: Young Man’s Dream > The Well