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Premiere: Watch Emily King Fly High w/ “Good Friend” Live And Direct In LA

Following the arrival of her junior album, The Switch, Emily King‘s ascent has been nothing short of spectacular. The 2015 release, championed as one of the year’s superlative offerings, wielded an uncanny mosh of Motown’s eternal soul, spruced up with touches of organix, bewitching balladry and a success by committee ethos that leaps off the record and on to the stage with ease.

Which brings us to our next point: King and her air-tight ensemble (some of NYC’s finest, including Jaime Woods, Jeremy Most, Jack Deboe and more) have just announced a sprawling list of new tour dates (listed below) for you to catch the vibe live and direct. And to get your warmed-up for those high-flying live sets, we’ve been graced with the premiere of an all-pro performance of The Switch standout “Good Friend” pristinely captured at West Hollywood’s Troubadour just a few months back, where King and her crew blaze through the funk-fueled arrangement with James Brown-like poise. You can watch Emily King & Co. bring “Good Friend” to life down below, just be sure that you’ve got her stop at your local bandstand marked off on the calendar. You simply won’t want to miss it.

Grab a copy of The Switch on iTunes today.

Tour Dates:
Jul 07 @ The Loft – Atlanta, GA – Tickets *
Jul 08 @ Visulite – Charlotte, NC – Tickets
Jul 09 @ 9:30 Club – Washington, DC – Tickets *
Jul 11 @ Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA – Tickets *
Jul 14 @ Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY – Tickets
Jul 15 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY – Tickets
Jul 16 @ Brighton Music – Brookline, MA – Tickets
Jul 19 @ Civic Opera House w/ The Alabama Shakes – Chicago, IL – SOLD OUT
Jul 20 @ Aragon Ballroom w/ The Alabama Shakes – Chicago, IL – SOLD OUT
Jul 18 @ The Shelter – Detroit, MI – Tickets *
Jul 23 @ Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL – Tickets
Jul 25 @ The Parish – Austin, TX – Tickets *
Jul 26 @ White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX – Tickets *
Jul 27 @ Trees – Dallas, TX – Tickets *
Jul 29 @ The Crescent – Phoenix, AZ – Tickets
Aug 01 @ House of Blues – San Diego, CA – Tickets
Aug 02 @ El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA – Tickets *
Aug 03 @ The Chapel – San Francisco, CA – Tickets
Aug 05 @ Doug Fir – Portland, OR – Tickets
Aug 06 @ Tractor – Seattle, WA – Tickets

* with PJ Morton


Zo is a staff writer at Okayplayer where he covers music.

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