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Do 12.9.2024


the king blues

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The King Blues, a London-born punk band formed in 2004, have left an indelible mark onthe music scene with their boundary-pushing fusion of punk, ska, reggae, and hip-hop,coupled with lyrics that resonate with social consciousness. Led by the dynamic Jonny‘Itch’ Fox, the band swiftly garnered recognition for their politically charged anthems,championing social causes and fostering unity among their followers. The band took theirBlue Bloc soundsystem to many protests and have a long history of activism.Since their inaugural album, ‘Under The Fog’ (2004), recorded in their Hackneyflat in amerefive days, The King Blues have had 6 UK top 40 albums and regularly appeared on thefront covers of Kerrang!, NME and Rock sound. The band regularly played sold out tours inthe UK and supported punk heavyweights on the continent such as Broilers and Die TotenHosen as well as touring Japan.The band went on hiatus in 2012 as Itch turned his focus to a hip-hop-influenced solocareer, which saw him collaborating with Rancid, Matisyahu and Dan The Automator, hereleased 1 album worldwide, toured the US several times and achieved a platinum record inAustralia with his single “Another Man”.The King Blues returned three years later with “OffWith Their Heads” a mini album who’slead single went viral despite being banned on iTunes and Facebook for the cover art,which depicted the severed head of the then British Prime Minister.In 2018 The King Blues once again returned to the iTunes charts with the soundtrack to “38Minutes” a “punk puppet opera” written by Itch based on a false missile alert sent out inHawaii in the same year.Now, two decades since their inception, The King Blues remain a beacon for a devotedfollowing, celebrated for their poetic storytelling, innovative musicality, unwavering activism,and messages of hope amid adversity. The band are currently working on a new albumexpected for release in 2025.

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