CHRISTONE "KINGFISH" INGRAM ANNOUNCES 2022 U.S. TOUR DATES, PREMIERES NEW VIDEO
March Through May 2022 Tour is a Partnership with Outback Presents — Initial Tour Dates
Announced With More Dates To Be Added.
Video For Long Distance Woman, Second Single From
Sophomore Album, 662, Premieres Today at Flaunt Magazine
Christone "Kingfish" Ingram represents the next generation of great American blues artists.
Ingram plays guitar with dramatic, searing tone and sure-handed authority. And that's just in the studio; he's even scarier live.
Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram has already made his mark as one of the best, and undoubtedly most exciting, blues guitarists in the world.
Kingfish’s talent is almost otherworldly for his age. Seeing him play is almost a bewitching thing as his fingers fly across the strings of a guitar as deftly as Dr. Strange conjures a spell. He has entranced the music world.
Today, Tuesday, November 2, Clarksdale, Mississippi's own Christone "Kingfish" Ingram announced the first set of dates for his 2022 tour in support of his critically and popularly acclaimed Alligator album, 662. Entitled Christone "Kingfish" Ingram Presents 662: Juke Joint Live, the tour is a partnership with Nashville-based Outback Presents, and will take the 22-year-old guitarist, vocalist and songwriter across the country with dates beginning March 2022 and going through May. According to Ingram, “I’m very excited to continue my ‘662 Juke Joint Live’ tour and to partner with Outback Presents to reach current and new fans in larger, more iconic music venues across the country. Just like a Mississippi juke joint, these shows will be high-energy, jumping, and lots of fun.”
Mike Smardak, President, Outback Presents, is equally excited, saying, "We are thrilled to be working with Christone “Kingfish” Ingram and his team. Christone is a rising star and we see great potential and countless opportunities in his future. We are thankful for the opportunity.”
Ingram's new music video for 662's blistering second single, Long Distance Woman, premieres today at Flaunt magazine online. Flaunt notes the "spellbinding songwriting" and Ingram's "enchanting capabilities with six strings." Talking about the song, Ingram says, "Maintaining a healthy relationship is already hard and when you sprinkle in distance it can make matters of the heart particularly taxing. Covid certainly changed and tested how we all communicate. So as a response to the times, using video chat, the Long Distance Woman visuals speak to how romantic relationships can be challenged by proximity.”
Upon its July 2021 release, 662 debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart, and it's remained on the chart ever since. NPR's Morning Edition ran a 7-minute feature on release day. Tastemaker UK magazine MOJO called 662 "an exceptional album" filled with "astonishing creativity." Influential website Under The Radar said, "Kingfish is one of the torchbearers for the blues, with his bellowing voice and shrieking, nimble solos."
662 was recorded in Nashville and co-written and produced by Grammy-winner Tom Hambridge. It features 13 songs (and one previously released bonus track) displaying many sides of Ingram’s personality, as well as his one-of-a-kind guitar and vocal skills. According to Ingram, "662 is an ode to my roots, a nod to the area where I was born and raised. The title track, 662, encompasses how a small corner of the earth influenced my view of life and music. It also points to the growth I have had since my debut album. As much as I have been fortunate to get 'Outside Of This Town' (the title of his breakout single from his 2019 Grammy-nominated debut album, Kingfish), I do want people to know that the '662' will always be a major part of who I am."