Tuesday, June 23, 2009

CMJ: The Duke and the King hit the Road

The Duke And The King Make 'Gold' Hit The Road
Jun 23, 2009
Story by: Marisa Aveling

The Duke And The King will set off in their first US tour in support of their forthcoming debut, Nothing Gold Can Stay, which is due out on August 4 via Ramseur. The duo, which is comprised of Simone Felice (formerly of the Felice Brothers) and Robert 'Chicken' Burke (George Clinton/Drugs, Sweet Honey And The Rock/Toshi Reagon), takes their name from the Mark Twain classic The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, which is appropriate given that their music retains a similar easy, folksy vibe.

Their forthcoming tour kicks off in their upstate New York home town on August 1, and runs through August 16. And the duo will play a record release show in New York City on August 4. Don't see your town listed in the below list of dates? Don't sweat it; the Duke And The King taping an upcoming episode of NPR's World Cafe, so you will be able to "attend" one of their shows without even leaving your living room.

Tour Dates For The Duke And The King:
08/01 - Woodstock, NY - The Colony Cafe
08/02 - Cambridge, MA - Club Passim
08/03 - Philadelphia, PA - Chapel At First Unitarian Church
08/04 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
08/06 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
08/07 - Atlanta, GA - Eddie's Attic
08/08 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
08/10 - Nashville, TN - The Basement
08/11 - Newport, KY - Southgate House (Parlour)
08/13 - Indianapolis, IN - Locals Only
08/14 - Chicago, IL - Schubas
08/15 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
08/16 - Arlington, VA - IOTA Club And Cafe

Tracklist For Nothing Gold Can Stay:
01. If You Ever Get Famous
02. The Morning I Get To Hell
03. Still Remember Love
04. Union Street
05. Lose My Self
06. Suzanne
07. Summer Morning Rain
08. Water Spider
09. I've Been Bad
10. One More American Song