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Christone "Kingfish" Ingram Announces 2020 Dates For "Fish Grease 2: A Juke Joint Tour"

[12/03/2019]
CHRISTONE "KINGFISH" INGRAM ANNOUNCES
"FISH GREASE 2: A JUKE JOINT TOUR"


Also Performing Festival Shows and dates with Vampire Weekend and Buddy Guy

 Is Christone “Kingfish” Ingram the future of the blues? The blues savior is one of the most exciting young guitarists in years, with a sound that encompasses B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Prince.
--Rolling Stone

The blues phenom plays guitar like he’s on fire.
--Guitar Player

Grammy nominee Christone "Kingfish" Ingram has announced plans for his second-ever headlining tour, Fish Grease 2: A Juke Joint Tour, at GuitarPlayer.com. The sequel to the young blues sensation's successful 2019 Fish Grease tour will start on January 4, 2020 and run throughout the year. These first 24 performances, through March 2020, will be followed by additional global headlining and key festival dates. He also has scheduled performances opening shows for Buddy Guy and Vampire Weekend. In addition, Ingram will celebrate his 21st birthday with two “Kingfish & Friends” shows in Los Angeles on January 17 and 18.

According to Ingram, "I had such an amazing time on the road in 2019 in support of my debut album that I really just wanted to do it again. I truly see this tour as the sequel to Fish Grease. My show will certainly be rooted in that same juke joint vibe, but like any sequel there will be a few surprises to help tell more about who I am, where I come from, and what I would like to share with the world.”

Since the release of his Grammy Award-nominated debut album Kingfish in May 2019, Ingram has gigged nonstop and has been featured in newspapers, magazines, and on radio and television. Within the last few months, Ingram has played shows across the U.S.A., including dates with Buddy Guy, Vampire Weekend and Jason Isbell. Kingfish debuted at #1 on the Billboard "Blues" and "Heatseekers" charts and continues to receive regular airplay on radio stations around the world. He was recently interviewed by Sir Elton John on John's Apple Beats podcast. UK tastemaker music magazine MOJO just named the album the #1 blues release of 2019.

Sprung from the same earth as so many of the Delta blues masters, Kingfish comes bursting out of Clarksdale, Mississippi, just ten miles from the legendary crossroads of Highways 61 and 49. Born to a musical family, Ingram fell in love with music as a small child, first playing drums and then bass. At age 11, he got his first guitar and quickly mastered it, soaking up music from Robert Johnson to Lightnin’ Hopkins, from B.B. King to Muddy Waters, from Jimi Hendrix to Prince, but all the while he kept developing his own sound and style. He played his first gig at age of 11 at Clarksdale’s famous Ground Zero Club. He performed at the White House for Michelle Obama in 2014 as part of a delegation of student musicians from the Delta Blues Museum. By age 16 he was turning heads an d winning awards, including the 2015 Rising Star Award, presented by The Rhythm & Blues Foundation.

With his eye-popping guitar playing and his reach-out-and-grab-you-by-the-collar vocals, Kingfish delivers each song with unmatched passion and precision. Steeped in the rich, vivid history of the blues, he’s driven by his burning desire to create contemporary blues music that speaks to his generation and beyond. Kingfish is inspired by the music of Robert Johnson, but dreams of one day collaborating with Kendrick Lamar and soul-funk bassist Thundercat. “My core is blues,” he says, “but it’s important for me to create a sound and style that is uniquely my own. I have a lot to say, so please stay tuned.”

 

FISH GREASE 2: A JUKE JOINT TOUR

01.04.2020 Sat

Thirsty Hippo

Hattiesburg MS

01.17.2020 Fri

Lodge Room

Los Angeles CA

01.18.2020 Sat

Lodge Room

Los Angeles CA

01.23.2020 Thu

Duling Hall

Jackson MS

01.24.2020 Fri

Proud Larry's

Oxford MS

01.31.2020 Fri

3rd & Lindsley

Nashville TN

02.01.2020 Sat

3rd & Lindsley

Nashville TN

02.07.2020 Fri

Blues On Whyte

Edmonton Alberta Canada

02.08.2020 Sat

Blues On Whyte

Edmonton Alberta Canada

02.27.2020 Thu

Brooklyn Bowl

Brooklyn NY

02.28.2020 Fri

Club XL Live

Harrisburg PA

02.29.2020 Sat

City Winery

Philadelphia PA

03.02.2020 Mon

Askew

Providence RI

03.03.2020 Tue

3S Artspace

Portsmouth NH

03.04.2020 Wed

Fairfield Theatre - Stage One

Fairfield CT

03.05.2020 Thu

Brighton Music Hall

Boston MA

03.06.2020 Fri

Infinity Hall Norfolk

Norfolk CT

03.07.2020 Sat

Tralf Music Hall

Buffalo NY

03.08.2020 Sun

Horseshoe Tavern

Toronto ON

03.10.2020 Tue

The Pyramid Scheme

Grand Rapids MI

03.11.2020 Wed

Magic Bag

Ferndale MI

03.12.2020 Thu

The Kent Stage

Kent OH

03.14.2020 Sat

Headliners Music Hall

Louisville KY

03.15.2020 Sun

Hi-Fi

Indianapolis IN


DATES SUPPORTING BUDDY GUY

01.10.2020 Fri

Buddy Guy's Legends

Chicago IL

01.11.2020 Sat

Buddy Guy's Legends

Chicago IL

03.20.2020 Fri

House of Blues

Houston TX

03.21.2020 Sat

House Of Blues Dallas

Dallas TX

03.22.2020 Sun

Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater

Austin TX


DATES SUPPORTING VAMPIRE WEEKEND

09.23.2020 Wed

Express Live!

Columbus OH

09.24.2020 Thu

Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill

Sterling Heights MI

09.26.2020 Sat

McGrath Amphitheater

Cedar Rapids IA

09.27.2020 Sun

Pinewood Bowl Theater

Lincoln NE

09.29.2020 Tues

Starlight Theatre

Kansas City MO

09.30.2020 Wed

BOK Center

Tulsa OK

10.06.2020 Tues

Saenger Theatre

New Orleans LA

10.07.2020 Wed

BJCC Concert Hall

Birmingham AL


FESTIVAL DATES

02.18.2020 Tue

Keeping The Blues Alive Cruise

Miami FL

02.19.2020 Wed

Keeping The Blues Alive Cruise

Miami FL

02.20.2020 Thu

Keeping The Blues Alive Cruise

Miami FL

02.21.2020 Fri

Keeping The Blues Alive Cruise

Miami FL

02.22.2020 Sat

Keeping The Blues Alive Cruise

Miami FL

04.09.2020 Thu

Bluesfest Byron Bay

Tyagarah NSW (Australia)

04.10.2020 Fri

Bluesfest Byron Bay

Tyagarah NSW (Australia)

04.12.2020 Sun

Bluesfest Byron Bay

Tyagarah NSW (Australia)

04.13.2020 Mon

Bluesfest Byron Bay

Tyagarah NSW (Australia)