NORTH AMERICAN LIVE TREK INCLUDES SLATE OF KING CHARLES SOLO DATES PRECEDING AND FOLLOWING
ALLEN STONE RUN
KING CHARLES’ LATEST ALBUM ‘GAMBLE FOR A ROSE’ DRAWING RAVES
ACCLAIMED 12-TRACK EFFORT PRODUCED BY
MARCUS MUMFORD FROM MUMFORD & SONS
(New York, NY; August 15, 2015) UK singer/songwriter King Charles (Charles Costa) is gearing up for an eagerly awaited series of U.S. live dates this fall, opening for singer/songwriter Allen Stone on a much anticipated 20 city trek that kicks off on October 4 in Denver, CO.
http://smarturl.it/kingcharles King Charles has also scheduled a bonus-string of solo headlining shows prior to and following the Allen Stone dates in response to U.S. fan-demand to catch the uplifting artist in a more intimate live setting. King Charles’ second studio album, Gamble For A Rose – produced by Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons (King Charles has toured with the band) – has received acclaim both in the states and his native UK (‘Marcus Mumford’s mate sees the bigger picture on anthemic second album…’ raved Q Magazine.’) The album debuted on the new UK Americana Chart at #3.
The King Charles/Allen Stone pairing will barnstorm across the U.S. this autumn, and includes performances in Colorado Springs, CO October 5, Ridgefield, CT October 11, New York City October 16, Atlanta, GA October 22, and pulling up in Phoenix, AZ on October 29 to close out the tour. King Charles’ solo dates prior to his role as Allen Stone opener kick off on September 29 in Toronto, ON. He returns to his headlining stretch again on October 30 in Los Angeles, CA, winding down in Seattle, WA on November 6.
Charles’ completed a nationwide tour of his native England earlier in 2016 boosted by the album’s warm UK reception. His live show has been hailed for years, with UK-based Lippy Magazine recently noting: ‘King Charles has an incredibly enigmatic and captivating presence as a performer, one that demands attention…’. It was the mutual live bonds stoked with kindred spirit Marcus Mumford playing out together in their formative years, and subsequent stints on the road with Mumford & Sons that led to the acclaimed band’s frontman taking the producer reins on Gamble For A Rose. West Londoner Charles had long been a buzzed-about commodity in the UK, with the new album arriving as his second release in England, and a worthy introduction here to U.S. music fans. The hypnotic title song, “Gamble For A Rose” was the kick-off single, accompanied by a mesmerizing video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzituemkSuk
To record the album, Charles and Mumford set up a DIY musical haven in a farm in Exeter, UK, complete with mattresses propped against the walls for makeshift vocal booths. Charles has described the recording as a ‘return to the beginning, of sorts,’ and the close friends/collaborators were joined by Winston Marshall from Mumford & Sons, as well as musical guests Charlie Fink and Tom Hobden from the band Noah and the Whale.
Songs on ‘Gamble For A Rose’ include the sparkling “Loose Change For The Boatman,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-XcSoAVCYU&feature=youtu.be , Choke” – co-written with Marcus, “Carry Me Away” – which is the first song the artist ever wrote, the radio-friendly “Bright Thing,” the stirring “Tomorrow’s Fool,” and the uplifting “Lady Of The River” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLpfvp3ohyI .
Says Marcus about the making of ‘Gamble For A Rose: “I wanted him to make a record where you could hear the strength of those songs more and not just the production. We recorded in the country to get to the heart of what that kind of record was.” Charles concurs: “I think we made the album I should have made five years ago. The challenge of dogs barking and tractors roaring was a good one. I don’t think you have to be precious about making great music. And that was our goal here.”
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