Marcus King Announces New Rick Rubin-Produced Album 'Mood Swings,' World Tour

He'll perform in six Canadian cities this September

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BY Megan LaPierrePublished Feb 8, 2024

Former Marcus King Band bandleader Marcus King has teamed up with superproducer Rick Rubin on a new album. The singer-songwriter is sharing the news today alongside the title track and a world tour, which includes stops in six Canadian cities this September.

Mood Swings is due April 5 via American Recordings / Republic Records. It follows 2022's Young Blood and 2020's El Dorado.

King wrote the album during a particularly low point in his life. Between heartache and struggles with both addiction and mental health, he admitted in a press release, "I had an escape route already decided for myself and a backup if that didn’t work.”

That's where Rubin came in, helping King to find a new sonic (and personal) approach to coping with his crushing anxiety and inciting a change in perspective. “He helped me view mental health as a writing partner in a way,” King said of the producer. “I’ve learned it can give me that creative spark.”

“Without this assembly of songs, I don’t think I’d be around,” he added. “I hope this album can act as a safety blanket, a rescue, or a refuge for anybody struggling with mental health, substance abuse, or relationship issues. That’s what it is for me.”

King will be taking the new record on a world tour, with the extensive North American leg starting next month. He'll make his way to Canada in September for shows in Vancouver (September 4), Calgary (September 6), Edmonton (September 7), Winnipeg (September 9), Toronto (September 13) and London (September 14). 

Tickets go on sale February 16 at 10 a.m. local time, and you can find the full itinerary below — along with the Mood Swings tracklist and the soulful title track.

Mood Swings:

1. Mood Swings
2. F*ck My Life Up Again
3. Soul It Screams
4. Save Me
5. Hero
6. Delilah
7. Inglewood Motel (Halestorm)
8. This Far Gone
9. Bipolar Love
10. Me or Tennessee
11. Cadillac

Pre-order Mood Swings.

Marcus King 2024 Tour Dates:

03/07 New York, NY - Love Rocks NYC
03/09 Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre
04/06 Minneapolis, MN - U.S. Bank Stadium Minneapolis, MN *
04/13 Augusta, GA - 10 Annual Major Rager - Augusta, GA
04/19 Miramar Beach, FL - Moon Crush “Pink Moon” Festival
05/06 Seattle, WA - The Moore Theater
05/07 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
05/08 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
05/10 San Francisco, CA - The Masonic 
05/11 Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Ballroom
05/14 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
05/15 Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren
05/17 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
05/18 Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
05/22 Rapid City, SD - The Monument *
05/24 Sioux Falls, SD - Denny Sanford PREMIER Center *
05/25 Council Bluffs, IA - Harrah’s Stir Cove
05/26 Green Bay, WI - EPIC Event Center
05/29 St Louis, MO - The Pageant
05/30 Grand Rapids, MI - GLC Live at 20 Monroe
05/31 Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center *
06/01 Lexington, KY - Railbird Festival
06/02 Chicago, IL - Salt Shed
06/04 New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall
06/06 Philadelphia, PA - Freedom Mortgage Pavilion *
06/07 Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live *
06/08 Syracuse, NY - Landmark Theatre 
06/10 Morgantown, WV - Ruby Amphitheater
06/12 Kansas City, MO - T-Mobile Center *
06/13 Ridgefield, MO - Thunder Ridge Nature Arena *
06/14 Oklahoma City, OK - The Criterion
06/15 Arlington, TX - Globe Life Field *
07/11 Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Amphitheater *
07/12 Pittsburgh, PA - The Pavilion at Star Lake *
07/13 Albany, NY - Palace Theatre
07/16 Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room
07/18 Toledo, OH - Huntington Center *
07/19 Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center *
07/20 Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit
09/04 Vancouver, BC - Orpheum
09/06 Calgary, AB - Grey Eagle Event Center
09/07 Edmonton, AB - Midway Music Hall
09/09 Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre
09/13 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
09/14 London, ON - London Music Hall
09/17 Columbus, OH - Kemba Live!
09/19 Washington, D.C. - Warner Theatre
09/20 Washington, D.C. - Warner Theatre
09/21 Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
09/24 Birmingham, AL - Avondale Brewing
09/26 Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
09/28 Madison, WI - The Sylvee
09/29 Des Moines, IA - Vibrant Music Hall
10/07 Pittsburgh, PA - Roxian Theatre
10/09 Portland, ME - State Theatre
10/11 Boston, MA - House of Blues Boston
10/12 Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore
10/13 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Paramount

* with Chris Stapleton

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