Marcus King is stepping into the live stream game with Four of a Kind, Live From Nashville. The series of live stream shows will see the rising bluesman perform four concerts over four weeks, featuring a variety of themes and special guests.
The concert streams will begin on Monday, July 13th at 9 p.m. ET and run every Monday through August 3rd. Each installment of Four of a Kind will be filmed in Nashville at an undisclosed, empty venue, and raise money for MusiCares.
The first installment of the four-week series will see King joined by the eponymous Marcus King Band to play his debut solo album, El Dorado, in full. The following week, special guests Billy Strings and Maggie Rose will join King for an all-night jam dubbed “Marcus King & Friends”.
Week three will feature the Marcus King Trio (a stripped-downee version of MKB) joined by Brent Hinds of Mastodon for a full-fledged rock show. Lastly, the final installment of Four of a Kind will be an all-star tribute to The Band‘s The Last Waltz concert, featuring special guests Jennifer Hartswick, Devon Gilfillian, Early James, Elizabeth Cook, Ida Mae, Maggie Rose, Nicki Bluhm, and Sierra Ferrell.
“Putting on Four of a Kind is a welcomed challenge for the band and I,” King said in a statement. “After a few months off the road and some time to recuperate, we want to get together and make some music. It is all very new to us, performing with no audience and still trying to bring the same energy as a full live show. With some help from some of our closest friends and new ones too, a lovely crew of masked, socially distanced AND socially conscious people, we’re excited to have something we can all feel proud of and share with you all!”
Tickets for the virtual concert run $10 a night, with a $50 “full house” package that includes all four concerts as well as poster. The first 100 people to purchase the “full house” package will receive a copy of the poster signed by King. All net ticket proceeds will be donated to MusiCares, and Spotify has pledged to match all donations up to $10 million.
“We chose MusicCares as our charity for the event based on the amount of love and effort they have poured into the music community in times of need.” King said of the fundraising effort. “They continue to help those that need it the most and we are thrilled to partner with them.”
Tickets and streaming information for Four of a Kind are available on King’s website.
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