GRAMMY-WINNER CHRISTONE "KINGFISH" INGRAM ANNOUNCES FIRST SET OF DATES FOR 2024 "MOR FISH" TOUR
Guitarist, Vocalist And Songwriter Also Drops New Radio Single, Not Gonna Lie, From Grammy-Nominated Album, Live In London
Kingfish is a new blues superstar… a guitar phenom who has been updating the blues for this century...he draws frequent comparisons to Hendrix, Clapton, and B.B. King...a thoroughly modern bluesman updating the music in sound as well as subject matter.
Kingfish is one of the most exciting young guitarists in years, with a sound that encompasses B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Prince. —Rolling Stone Ingram plays guitar with dramatic, searing tone and sure-handed authority. And that’s just in the studio; he’s even scarier live. —NPR Music
GRAMMY Award-winning guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Christone "Kingfish" Ingram announced plans for the initial leg of his 2024 "Mor Fish" Tour. Kicking off on February 16, the announced headlining and festival dates run through April 6, with more dates to be added.
“I'm excited to get back out on the road with my “Mor Fish” tour. I think we have some really great stuff teed up musically for the audience, so this tour will definitely bring even more to the stage,” said Ingram. “I’m also looking forward to a few good friends joining me to open up these dates. All will be fun!”
Joining Kingfish on select tour dates will be three stellar, Blues Foundation-honored musicians: Houston, TX-based Mathias Lattin (2023 International Blues Challenge Band Winner and winner of the “Albert King Award" for Best Guitarist), Brazilian-born, Los Angeles, CA-based Artur Menezes (2018 International Blues Challenge winner of the “Albert King Award" for Best Guitarist), and St. Louis, MO-bred Dylan Triplett (2023 Blues Music Awards Best Emerging Artist Album winner).
Kingfish's latest album, Live In London, is currently nominated for a GRAMMY Award in the Contemporary Blues category. All three of Kingfish's albums – 2019's Kingfish, 2021's GRAMMY-winning 662, and now Live In London – have received GRAMMY nominations.
Not Gonna Lie, one of the most blistering musical and vocal performances on Live In London, was delivered to radio this week as the next single. The song first appeared on Kingfish's GRAMMY-winning album 662, and was reworked for his Live In London album performance. Not Gonna Lie is the follow up single to Midnight Heat, which reached chart success at the adult rock Triple-A format, roots-leaning Americana radio and college radio.
Rolling Stone, in naming Kingfish one of the 250 Best Guitarists In The World, said, "Kingfish’s playing evinces not just a startling fluency, seamlessly integrating an entire century’s worth of licks, but also a freshness that can make it feel like you’re hearing a searing blues solo for the first time. He’s a rare 21st-century guitar hero, and the undisputed future of the blues.”
In addition to his GRAMMY nomination, Kingfish recently appeared on CBS Television's flagship news program 60 Minutes in an in-depth 10-minute segment. He also performed on the UK tastemaker television show Later...With Jools Holland. Further, he appeared in a nationally broadcast Jack Daniel's commercial.
Live In London is available at all streaming and download services, and can be experienced in Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos at Apple Music, Amazon Music, Tidal and Qobuz. Exclusive bundles of the LP and CD sets with official merchandise from the concert are available on the Kingfish website, along with his signature Fender Kingfish guitar.
Kingfish has released two videos from Live In London, Midnight Heat and Hard Times.