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King Khan New Oct 2013


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Imagine Roky Erickson backed by the Sun Ra Arkestra, Wilson Pickett and The Velvet Underground or the love child of Anubis and Kali. King Khan & The Shrines is more than a psychedelic soul band with a spectacle of a stage show. They are a cult musical phenomenon and simply one of the most entertaining groups the world has seen and heard since the days of Ike + Tina.

Mostly based in Berlin, Germany the band has sold out clubs all across North America, Europe and Australia, gracing the stages of some of the finest festivals out there (SXSW, Coachella, Bestival, Pitchfork Festival, Big Day Out) leaving behind a colorful spell of amazement and wonder wherever they go.

Their last album “What Is!?” received critical acclaim from all over the world and landed at #33 on Pitchfork’s Top Albums of the year. They have been joined on stage by members of the Sun Ra Arkestra and Jello Biafra. Their songs have been featured in movies such as „Chiko“ (produced by German Academy Award winner Fatih Akin) and American TV-Shows such as Danny McBride’s “Eastbound Down“, “Entourage” and “Chuck”.

In 2010 King Khan and Mark Sultan (the King Khan+ BBQ Show)…

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Imagine Roky Erickson backed by the Sun Ra Arkestra, Wilson Pickett and The Velvet Underground or the love child of Anubis and Kali. King Khan & The Shrines is more than a psychedelic soul band with a spectacle of a stage show. They are a cult musical phenomenon and simply one of the most entertaining groups the world has seen and heard since the days of Ike + Tina.

Mostly based in Berlin, Germany the band has sold out clubs all across North America, Europe and Australia, gracing the stages of some of the finest festivals out there (SXSW, Coachella, Bestival, Pitchfork Festival, Big Day Out) leaving behind a colorful spell of amazement and wonder wherever they go.

Their last album “What Is!?” received critical acclaim from all over the world and landed at #33 on Pitchfork’s Top Albums of the year. They have been joined on stage by members of the Sun Ra Arkestra and Jello Biafra. Their songs have been featured in movies such as „Chiko“ (produced by German Academy Award winner Fatih Akin) and American TV-Shows such as Danny McBride’s “Eastbound Down“, “Entourage” and “Chuck”.

In 2010 King Khan and Mark Sultan (the King Khan+ BBQ Show) were invited by Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson to perform with them at The Opera House in Sydney. Khan also recently performed at Hal Wilner´s “Freedom Rides” show in the Royal Festival Hall in London, England. A celebration of the music of civil rights also featuring Antony Hegarty, Tim Robbins and Billy Bragg.

Now 6 years after their last release King Khan & The Shrines have joined North American cult indie label Merge Records who released the groups brand new album called „Idle No More“ in September 2013.

The stories and legends that surround the band are known to be wild and often hilarious (google King Khan & Lindsay Lohan) and so are their live shows. Don´t miss this rare chance to wail, testify, and celebrate with a legend in the making.

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Dates —

19th April 2014
Whelans, Dublin (Ireland)

20th April 2014
The Black Box, Belfast (UK)

21st April 2014
Broadcast, Glasgow (UK)

22nd April 2014
The Roadhouse, Manchester (UK)

23rd April 2014
Korova, Liverpool (UK)

24th April 2014
Scala, London (UK)

25th April 2014
La Maroquinerie, Paris (France)

26th April 2014
Club Universum, Stuttgart (Germany)

27th April 2014
Kuplung, Budapest (Hungary)

28th April 2014
Chelsea, Vienna (Austria)

29th April 2014
Crossing Europe Filmfestival, Linz (Austria)

30th April 2014
Mousonturm, Frankfurt Am Main (Germany)

1st May 2014
Roots & Roses Festival, Lessines (Belgium)

2nd May 2014
Gleis 22, Munster (Germany)

3rd May 2014
De Oosterpoort, Groningen (Netherlands)

4th May 2014
Melkweg, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

5th May 2014
Bevrijdingsfestival, Den Bosch (Netherlands)

12th July 2014
Mostly Jazz Festival, Birmingham (UK)

6th September 2014
Soundrive Festival, Gdansk (Poland)


News —

A message from King Khan —

King Khan New Oct 2013

A message from King Khan

Dear Listeners,

King Khan & Simon Wojan of the Sensational Shrines have made a beautiful mix of music for you to listen to. We like to call it our road tape and we hope you listen to it while getting lost somewhere…

Source: Soundcloud 4th March 2014

Stream: King Khan & the Shrines’ album ‘Idle No More’ —

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Stream King Khan & the Shrines crazed comeback album ‘Idle No More’ here

On new LP, Khan says, “It was almost like you had to burn down the whole ship and wait for the phoenix to rise out of it.”

Source: Spin 27th August 2013

King Khan – The Line of Best Fit review —

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King Khan And The Shrines’s latest ‘Idle No More’ is inspiring on many levels, but mostly because it beckons you to live fully in the wake of ever present darkness.

See the full review in The Line Of Best Fit here

Source: The Line Of Best Fit 22nd August 2013
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