MARCUS KING’S FOUR OF KIND AT CAMP PGP IS A ONE OF A KIND SUCCESS!
NASHVILLE — The Marcus King Band made history at our Camp PGP soundstage by successfully streaming four pay-to-play headline shows — one of the few bands in the COVID-19 climate to pull off an entire concert series.
Streamed from the Camp PGP sound stage at Premier Global Production, here in Nashville, the fourth and final show of MKB’s Four of a Kind series aired on August 3, and featured MKB’s recreation of the Band’s famous concert film, The Last Waltz.
Each of the four shows incorporated different production elements from Premier Global, including a large arena-sized lighting system, multiple lighting floor packages and some special effect lasers. MKB also delivered different music in each live stream, including a show that featured the band playing their new album El Dorado in its entirety.
“The idea to do four shows came about because I wanted to give people some variety and different stuff,” Marcus King says in a recent story on pollstar.com. “If we’re playing a three- or four-night run, we don’t like to repeat material or recycle anything. The way we like to do it is to have a fresh thing. We hadn’t been able to play El Dorado in its entirety.”
Like with so many artists, the COVID 19 pandemic derailed MKB’s touring plans for 2020. The band released El Dorado, produced by Black Keys guitarist and singer Dan Auerbach, early in the year and planned to tour it extensively, opening for Chris Stapleton for part of 2020 and then headlining on their own.
With all of those shows postponed to 2021, MKB’s managers turned to Premier Global with an idea. Premier Global VP of lighting James Vollhoffer worked with MKB’s management team to give MKB as much production as possible, since the band would not be taking any PGP lighting gear on the road this year.
“And part of it was ‘proof of concept’, showing the artist community what can be done in the live streaming world with proper production,” Vollhoffer says. “Hopefully we also helped Marcus make some money.”
To read more about the successful stream series, go to pollstar.com.
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