Blue King Brown to embark on first North American headlining tour

Blue King Brown from Australia, will be invading N. America when they bring their power packed live show to venues in August of 2008. Hard hitting Urban roots music in the truest sense, with dub, hip hop, afro beat, latin and soul influences Blue King Brown, already a huge success in Australia and Japan, are now hitting US and Canadian soil armed with words and music that reflects the past, acknowledges the present and represents the future.

"Blue King Brown is my favorite band right now. They embody everything I love in music from Ozomatli, African bands, Tower of Power to Santana. They are the voice of the street and the band of the future!" – Carlos Santana

Sharing stages across the world with the likes of Damien ‘Jr gong’ Marley, Santana, The John Butler Trio, Michael Franti and Spearhead has brought this incredible band’s craft to a higher level and a diverse market reach.  Peter Gabriel’s WOMADelaide, Big Day Out, and Al Gore’s Live Earth 2007 are just some of the highlighted festivals that have given Blue King Brown their platform to spread their music and message.

Though still relatively young and fresh to the scene BKB’s talent has already been recognized and acknowledged through collaborations on their upcoming album with Sly and Robbie, Jah Mason, Rovleta Fraser and renowned engineer BONZAI (know for his work with Damian & Stephen Marley amongst many others) assisting Blue King Brown in studios from Australia (SING SING) and Jamaica (Anchor Studios & Bob Marley’s legendary TUFF GONG studios) to New York and San Francisco.

"I am always inspired by BKB’s funky, high energy, socially conscious music. Natalie is a bright light in the world with a vision that extends beyond the stage and together with the rest of the band raise the roof off every show they play. I love em!!!" – Michael Franti (Spearhead)

Fronted by the lyrical Natty Arrow on vocals and guitar, mixed with the rhythm machine of Carlo Santone (bass), Sam Cope (keys), Salvador Persico (percussion) and Pete Wilkins (drums) to create a vibe and stage presence uniquely their own that is a must to be witnessed live! The back-up vocal intertwining of Hailey Cramer and Ngaiire add that R&B flair that keeps the audiences clamoring for more.  The sum is definitely more important that all of the parts in Blue King Brown, a band that can transition their audience from dub reggae to hard hitting Afro-beat political decrees without as much as a misstep.

"BKB are one of those unique truth-telling outfits in our business that defy time. Amazing musicians with a powerful message. What a concept, huh?" – Serj Tankian

Mark the date in your calendar for the day Blue King Brown comes to your town because it is very rare to catch a band of musicians/political messengers of this caliber.

More info at: www.myspace.com/bluekingbrown   and   www.bluekingbrown.com

Complete Tour:

Thursday July 31st           Temple Bar                       Santa Monica, California 

Friday August 1st              Reggae Rising Festival     Piercy, California

Saturday August 2nd         Doug Fir Lounge               Portland, Oregon

Monday August 4th           The Independent               San Francisco, California   Supporting Julian Marley

Tuesday August 5th           El Corazon                      Seattle, Washington  

Thursday august 7th          Media Club                      Vancouver, British Columbia    

Friday August 8th              The Habitat                      Kelowna, British Columbia   

Saturday August 9th          Shambhala                      Salmo (Nelson), British Columbia 

Sunday August 10th          Crankworx Festival           Whistler, British Columbia  

Tuesday August 12th         Wild Bills                        Banff, British Columbia   Supporting Buckwheat Zydeco

Wednesday August 13th    Marquee Room                Calgary, Alberta    

Friday August 15th             Double Door                   Chicago, Illinois   

Tuesday August 19th          Harpers Ferry                 Boston, Massachusetts 

Thursday August 21st         Sullivan Hall                   New York, New York      With Theresa Andersson

Friday August 22nd            Recher Theatre               Towson, Maryland     with DANIELIA COTTON

Sunday August 24th          Castaways                      Ithaca, New york   

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