Marcus King shared an in-studio performance of “Sweet Mariona” on Tuesday, which features The Black Keys frontman, Dan Auerbach. “Sweet Mariona” first arrived earlier this year on King’s debut solo album, El Dorado.
The video depicts King at Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville, TN with a four-piece band behind him. The studio band includes a bassist, percussionist, and lap-steel player along with Auerbach on acoustic guitar.
King opens “Sweet Mariona” with some soulful licks while the lap steel adds a southern twang not heard on the album version of the song. After a few measures, King provides the serene opening vocals, “Sweet Mariona/Long as I’ve known ya/You were the apple of my eye/All the stars in my sky… I adore ya.” Vocal harmonies throughout the song highlight the short, sub-three-minute video.
Watch the performance at Easy Eye Sound below.
Marcus King w/Dan Auerbach — “Sweet Mariona”
[Video: The Marcus King Band]
The six-string rocker is amidst his El Dorado world tour and will play tonight (3/5) at the Die Kantine – Yard Club in Cologne, Germany before heading through Berlin, Hamburg, and Copenhagen, Denmark, ahead of his return to the U.S.
Additionally, King will perform at the Love Rocks charity event at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on March 12th alongside The Black Crowes, Dave Matthews, Warren Haynes, and more.
Scroll down for a full list of tour dates and head to The Marcus King Band’s official website for tickets and more information.
The Marcus King Band 2020 El Dorado World Tour
MAR 5 THR – Cologne, DE – Kantine
MAR 7 SAT – Berlin, DE – Heimathafen Neukölln
MAR 8 SUN – Hamburg, DE – Mojo Club
MAR 9 MON – Copenhagen, DK – Vega Jr.
MAR 12 THU – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre – Love Rocks NYC
MAR 20 FRI – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum – with Chris Stapleton
MAR 21 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Concert Hall – with Chris Stapleton
APR 5 SUN – Tokyo, JP – Billboard Live Tokyo
APR 7 TUE – Osaka, JP – Billboard Live Osaka
APR 10-12 – Byron Bay Bluesfest – Tyagarah, Australia
APR 13 MON – Metro Theatre – Sydney, NSW, Australia
APR 15 WED – Croxton Park Hotel – Melbourne, VIC, Australia
APR 16 THU – Powerstation – Auckland, New Zealand
APR 22 WED – Toledo, OH – Huntington Center – with Chris Stapleton
APR 23 THU – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center – with Chris Stapleton
APR 24 FRI – Wilkesboro, NC – Merlefest
APR 25 – 26 – Atlanta, GA – Sweetwater 420 Festival
APR 30 THU – New Orleans, LA – The Civic Theatre
MAY 1 – New Orleans, LA – The Civic Theatre
MAY 2 – New Orleans, LA – The Civic Theatre
JUN 13 SAT – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
JUN 18 THU – Arrington, VA – LOCKN’ Festival
JUN 21 – Landgraaf, NL – Pinkpop Festival
Chris Stapleton All-American Road Show Tour w/The Marcus King Band
OCT 1 THU – Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, TN
OCT 2 FRI – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
OCT 3 SAT – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
OCT 8 THU – Bryce Jordan Center, State College, PA
OCT 9 FRI – Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ
OCT 10 SAT – Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
OCT 15 THU – Mizzou Area, Columbia, OH
OCT 16 FRI – BOK Center, Tulsa, OK
OCT 17 SAT – Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, NE
OCT 22 THU – United Supermarket Arena, Lubbock, TX
OCT 23 FRI – AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX