Marcus King to release Dan Auerbach produced album, “El Dorado”

Marcus King will release his debut solo record, El Dorado, on January 17th, 2019. The album is produced by Grammy Award winner Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. King and Auerbach co-wrote 12 songs for the album in just three days at Easy Eye Sound Studio. The 23-year-old is set to embark on 32 date tour in support of El Dorado.

“Marcus is known by so many as a phenom guitar player, and rightfully so. He’s regularly the best player in the room, hands down,” said Auerbach. “I was equally blown away by the way he can sing – so effortless, so soulful, straight from the heart. He’s a naturally gifted writer too, which was clear right away. Everything for him is so innate – that’s why he can always go right to the heart of a song and connect in a deeper way. He’s really one of a kind and I’m proud I got to work alongside him on this record.”

“The Well” is the first single released off the record featuring fuzzy, electric guitar as King sings about hard times.

“When you have a $70 check go bad, you know times are tough,” says King, “The Well for me symbolises the source of all my influences. It is everything that has happened to me to make me the man I am today.”


  1. YOUNG MAN’S DREAM (3:08)
  2. THE WELL (2:57)
  3. WILDFLOWERS & WINE (4:48)
  4. ONE DAY SHE’S HERE (3:47)
  5. SWEET MARIONA (2:35)
  7. BREAK (3:01)
  8. SAY YOU WILL (3:54)
  9. TURN IT UP (3:38)
  10. TOO MUCH WHISKEY (3:54)
  11. LOVE SONG (2:32)
  12. NO PAIN (3:54)

Produced by Dan Auerbach
Recorded and Engineered by M. Allen Parker at Easy Eye Sound
Assistant Engineering by Alex Skelton and Caleb VanBuskirk
Mixed by M. Allen Parker and Dan Auerbach at Easy Eye Sound
Mastered by Richard Dodd


OCT 31 THU – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
NOV 1 FRI – Wichita, KS – Orpheum Theatre
NOV 2 SAT – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
NOV 3 SUN – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
NOV 5 TUE – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge
NOV 7 THU – Birmingham, AL – Iron City
NOV 8 FRI – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
NOV 9 SAT – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
NOV 10 SUN – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
NOV 12 TUE – Bloomington, IL – Castle Theatre
NOV 14 THU – Cincinatti, OH – Bogart’s
NOV 15 FRI – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
NOV 16 SAT – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
NOV 17 SUN – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
NOV 19 TUE – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
NOV 21 THU – Iowa City, IA – The Englert Theatre
NOV 22 FRI – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
NOV 23 SAT – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
DEC 3 TUE – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium – Marcus King Solo,
DEC 5 THU – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre
DEC 6 FRI – Durham, NC – Carolina Theater
DEC 7 SAT – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
DEC 8 SUN – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
DEC 10 TUE – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
DEC 12 THU – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
DEC 13 FRI – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
DEC 14 SAT – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
DEC 15 SUN – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
DEC 17 TUE – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
DEC 18 WED – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
DEC 19 THU – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
DEC 20 FRI – Northampton, MA – Calvin Theatre & Perf Arts Center
DEC 21 SAT – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
JAN 7-12 – Jam Cruise 2020 – Marcus King solo, Miami, FL, United States
JAN 24-28 – Panic En La Playa Nueve, Puerto Alvaro Obregon, Mexico
APR 10-12 – Byron Bay Bluesfest. Tyagarah, Australia

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