King King Bounce Back With New Line-Up

by | Feb 7, 2020 | Rock/Media/News, Rock/Show

King King are finally back on tour again. This will be welcome news to the band’s ever faithful fanbase. They had a very busy 2018 but, with the exception of the bands annual Christmas Party in December 2019, they haven’t been on stage in the UK since February 2019 and certainly not with the new line-up – Alan Nimmo (vocals/ guitar), Andrew Scott (drums), Zander Greenshields (bass) and Jonny Dyke (organ/piano). Fans can also look forward to a new single coinciding with the tour.

The New King King (Graham Milne)

Says Alan Nimmo: “I am really looking forward to embarking on our 2020 Uk tour as it feels like ages since we have had the pleasure and opportunity to play on home turf for our amazing and loyal fans! I’m especially excited to get out there and properly showcase the new line-up too! There’s a great atmosphere and camaraderie among us in the band and we’re at our happiest when we’re together on the road so I know that energy will transcend outwards to the audience when we take to the stage. We’ve been working hard in Morse code studios in Glasgow putting together our new album which will be released later in the year, but we can’t wait to let our fans hear some new music live in April! I’m very pleased with how the new songs and album is shaping up and how the song writing quality and standard has gone up again. No matter what we do… the King King sound is always there! Can’t wait to see all those familiar King King family faces in the crowd!”

King King performing at The The Jazz Cafe London on 6 May 2015 (Simon Reed/RockShot)

King King  (Simon Reed)

King King, who have been going from strength to strength in recent years, took their pedigree to the next level with the release of their fourth studio album Exile & Grace. Released in October 2017, the album featured the singles (She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’, Long Time Running and Broken which became popular on Planet Rock and other rock radio stations. The album scored a Top 40 hit in the Official UK Album Charts.

Hannah Wicklund (phil.honley@btinternet.com)

Hannah Wicklund (phil.honley)

The Glaswegian rockers embark on their April 2020 UK Tour on Friday 3rd April at Cardiff’s Y Plas and King King are pleased to announce that the incredible Hannah Wicklund & Steppin’ Stones will be special guests on their upcoming UK Tour. The South Carolina-born guitarist met King King whilst on Joe Bonamassa’s Keeping the Blues Alive At Sea Mediterranean Cruise in August 2019 and is looking forward to touring with them. 

It will be interesting to see the new King King line-up in action showcasing some new material which will feature on the new album later this year.

Tickets for all dates are on sale now via www.kingking.co.uk/tour and www.thegigcartel.com for the following shows:-

Cardiff Y Plas Friday 3rd April

Salisbury City Hall Saturday 4th April

Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion Sunday 5th April

Bury St Edmunds Apex Arts Centre Monday 6th April

Sheffield Leadmill Wednesday 8th April

Glasgow Fruit Market Friday 10th April

Manchester Academy Saturday 11th April

York Grand Opera House Sunday 12th April

Birmingham Town Hall Tuesday 14th April

Newcastle Boiler Shop Wednesday 15th April

London Electric Ballroom Friday 17th April

By Phil Honley

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