KING celebrated their debut LP at a packed LPR show (pics)
photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher
LA R&B/soul trio KING brought their tour to NYC's Le Poisson Rouge on Friday (2/5), the day they released their great debut album We Are KING. LPR was more packed than I've ever seen it, probably oversold, and the crowd was loving them. "Who has our new album?" they asked at the beginning of the show, and they were met by the cheers of almost every person in the room. This thing had only been available to listen to for a week, but plenty of the crowd already knew the words. For singles "Hey" and "The Greatest," just about everyone did.
It's just the three of them on stage, with all three singing and one on keyboards/laptop. Their voices are obviously the main draw. The harmonies are gorgeous and KING were nailing them all night. The first time they stretched out a high note in the first song, the crowd was howling.
It was an early show, over and done with by 9:30 PM. Marc Carey & Igmar Thomas opened with a collaborative set. More pictures below...
Marc Carey & Igmar Thomas