In a time when American folk music has lost touch with its bloody roots, King Dude seeks to illuminate the darkness with sex, death, love, insanity, and Lucifer’s light. Since 2006, his devotional rock ‘n’ roll has been both the medium and the message; his throaty baritone and devilishly visceral songwriting the tools he wields to ignite the fiery spirit of revelation in all who encounter him.

Thanks to past releases on Dais, Avant!, Bathetic, Clan Destine, and Ván records, a number of high-profile festival appearances, and a relentless tour schedule—often alongside the likes of Ghost and Earth—the silver-tongued singer/songwriter has found an ever-expanding global audience with whom to share his prophetic vision of hope and salvation: a willing congregation whose raised voices and stomping feet reliably turn his shows into Luciferian tent revivals.

King Dude is a blue-eyed Mephistopheles with an acoustic guitar; he dresses like Johnny Cash and sings like he cut in line in front of Robert Johnson at the crossroads. His voice can shift from haunting and vulnerable to thunderous near-Biblical fury in the space of a breath, marrying the sacred to the profane with pomp, circumstance, and a curled lip. He sings about death the way he sings about fucking. With inspiration torn from country, blues, Americana, and British folk (and a background in heavy metal), King Dude’s raw, hypnotic hymns channel the past while staring straight ahead into a revelatory future.

Original song by King Dude featuring Kate Clover on vocals. Recorded by King Dude in Seattle in early 2019. Catch King Dude and Kate Clover live on tour ...

• SHOWS •

Date Venue Tickets
October 12, 2019 White Oak Music Hall - Houston, TX, United States
October 15, 2019 Respectable Street - West Palm Beach, FL, United States
October 16, 2019 The Abbey - Orlando, FL, United States
October 17, 2019 Crowbar - Tampa, FL, United States
October 18, 2019 Masquerade (Hell) - Atlanta, GA, United States
October 19, 2019 Mothlight - Asheville, NC, United States
October 20, 2019 Mercy Lounge - Nashville, TN, United States
October 22, 2019 Duck Room at Blueberry Hill - Saint Francisville, MO, United States
October 24, 2019 Marquis Theater - Denver, CO, United States
October 25, 2019 The Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
October 26, 2019 The Olympic Venue - Boise, ID, United States
October 27, 2019 Volcanic Theatre Pub - Bend, OR, United States
October 29, 2019 Tractor Tavern - Seattle, WA, United States
October 31, 2019 Slim's - San Francisco, CA, United States
November 01, 2019 Regent Theater DTLA - Los Angeles, CA, United States
November 16, 2019 Barracuda - Austin, TX, United States
November 17, 2019 Dada Dallas - Dallas, TX, United States
November 19, 2019 Slowdown - Front Room - Omaha, NE, United States
November 21, 2019 X-Ray Arcade - Cudahy, WI, United States
November 22, 2019 Metro - Chicago, IL, United States
November 23, 2019 The Loving Touch - Ferndale, MI, United States
November 24, 2019 Skully's Music Diner - Columbus, OH, United States
November 26, 2019 Grog Shop - Cleveland Heights, OH, United States
November 29, 2019 Rec Room - Buffalo, New York, United States
November 30, 2019 The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA, United States
December 01, 2019 The Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY, United States
December 03, 2019 Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD, United States
December 04, 2019 Motorco Music Hall - Durham, NC, United States
December 06, 2019 COSMIC CHARLIE'S - Lexington-fayette, KY, United States
Date Venue
May 28, 2019 Kulturzentrum Schlachthof - Wiesbaden, Germany
May 26, 2019 Hotel Cecil - København K, Denmark
May 25, 2019 Slaktkyrkan - Johanneshov, Sweden
May 24, 2019 Musikens Hus Stora Scen - Goteborg, Sweden
May 18, 2019 Highline - Seattle, WA, United States
May 17, 2019 Neurolux Lounge - Boise, ID, United States
May 15, 2019 The Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
May 14, 2019 Streets Of London Pub - Denver, CO, United States
May 12, 2019 Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL, United States
May 10, 2019 Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
May 08, 2019 Great Scott - Allston, MA, United States
May 07, 2019 Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY, United States
May 06, 2019 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA, United States
May 04, 2019 Metro Gallery - Baltimore, MD, United States
May 03, 2019 Kings - Raleigh, NC, United States
May 02, 2019 Mothlight - Asheville, NC, United States
April 30, 2019 The Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA, United States
April 28, 2019 Hotel Vegas - Austin, TX, United States
April 27, 2019 The Independent Bar & Kitchen - Dallas, TX, United States
April 25, 2019 Club Red - Mesa, AZ, United States
April 24, 2019 The Hi Hat - Los Angeles, CA, United States
April 23, 2019 Elbo Room Jack London - Oakland, CA, United States
April 22, 2019 Tonic Lounge - Portland, OR, United States
April 13, 2019 The Vanguard - Newtown, Australia
April 12, 2019 Crowbar Brisbane - Fortitude Valley, Australia
April 06, 2019 Evelyn Hotel - Fitzroy, Australia
April 05, 2019 ENIGMA BAR - Adelaide, Australia
December 28, 2018 Elbo Room - San Francisco, CA, United States
November 09, 2018 Highline - Seattle, WA, United States
October 13, 2018 Sveta Baar - Tallinn, Estonia
October 12, 2018 Blow Up That Gramophone - Helsinki, Finland
October 11, 2018 Restobaras Kablys - Vilnius, Lietuva
October 06, 2018 Immerhin Würzburg - Wurzburg, Germany
October 05, 2018 Helvete Metal Club - Oberhausen, Germany
October 04, 2018 Willem Twee Poppodium - Den Bosch, Netherlands
October 03, 2018 Paard Van Troje - Den Haag, Netherlands
October 02, 2018 the Casino - Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
October 01, 2018 Moth Club - London, United Kingdom
September 30, 2018 PETIT BAIN - Paris, France
September 29, 2018 La Scène Michelet - Nantes, France
September 28, 2018 LA NICHE - Dommarien, France
September 26, 2018 Feierwerk / Kranhalle - Munchen, Germany
September 25, 2018 Viper Room - Wien, Austria
September 24, 2018 A38 Nonprofit Kft. - Budapest, Hungary
September 23, 2018 Klub Zet Pe Te - Krakow, Poland
September 22, 2018 Pod Minogą - Poznań, Poland
September 21, 2018 Conne Island Skatepark / SK8ISLAND - Leipzig-Thekla, Germany
September 20, 2018 Lido - Berlin, Germany
July 09, 2018 Lo-Fi - Seattle, WA, United States
June 01, 2018 Hard Club - Porto, Portugal
April 10, 2018 El Corazon - Seattle, WA, United States
April 09, 2018 Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR, United States
April 08, 2018 The Phoenix Theater - Petaluma, CA, United States
April 07, 2018 1720 - Los Angeles, CA, United States
April 06, 2018 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA, United States
April 05, 2018 Club Red - Mesa, AZ, United States
April 01, 2018 Globe Hall - Denver, CO, United States
March 31, 2018 The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO, United States
March 29, 2018 COSMIC CHARLIE'S - Lexington, KY, United States
March 27, 2018 Metro Gallery - Baltimore, MD, United States
March 26, 2018 Underground Arts - Philadelphia, PA, United States
March 25, 2018 Middle East - Cambridge, MA, United States
March 24, 2018 Saint Vitus - New York, NY, United States
November 30, 2017 Klub Pod Minogą - Poznan, Poland
November 29, 2017 Klub "Pogłos" - Warsaw, Poland
October 31, 2017 Zet Pe Te - Cracow, Poland
October 26, 2017 Petit Bain - Paris, France
October 25, 2017 Ubu Club - Rennes, France
October 24, 2017 The Boston Music Room - London, United Kingdom
October 21, 2017 Gebr. De Nobel - Leiden, Netherlands
September 21, 2017 The Funhouse At Mr. Smalls - Millvale, PA, United States
September 15, 2017 Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC, United States
September 09, 2017 Club Red - Mesa, AZ, United States
September 08, 2017 Bootleg Theater - Los Angeles, CA, United States
September 05, 2017 Highline - Seattle, WA, United States
September 03, 2017 The Olympic - Boise, ID, United States
September 02, 2017 Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
June 11, 2017 Molen de Ster - Utrecht, Netherlands
June 03, 2017 Salzburg Rockhouse - Salzburg, Austria
June 01, 2017 Espace culturel le Nouveau Monde - Fribourg, Switzerland
May 30, 2017 La Laiterie - Strasbourg, France
May 28, 2017 Jas'rod - Pennes Mirabeau, France
April 23, 2017 Klub B90 - Gdansk, Poland
April 22, 2017 Klub "Pogłos" - Warsaw, Poland
April 21, 2017 Klub Firlej - Wroclaw, Poland
April 19, 2017 Viper Room - Bezirk-Landstrasse, Austria
April 11, 2017 The Underworld - London, United Kingdom
April 08, 2017 Le Bootleg - Bordeaux, France
April 07, 2017 LE MANEGE - Lorient, France
April 06, 2017 Le Batofar - Paris, France
April 05, 2017 013 - Tilburg, Netherlands
December 18, 2016 Marble Bar - Detroit, MI, United States
December 17, 2016 Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL, United States
December 15, 2016 Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN, United States
December 04, 2016 Three Links - Dallas, TX, United States
December 03, 2016 Mohawk - Austin, TX, United States
December 01, 2016 Rudyard's British Pub - Houston, TX, United States
November 13, 2016 The Echo - Los Angeles, CA, United States
November 12, 2016 The Office - San Diego, CA, United States
October 31, 2016 The Old Church - Portland, OR, United States
October 29, 2016 The Sunset - Seattle, WA, United States
October 23, 2016 Milkboy - Philadelphia, PA, United States
October 22, 2016 Aviv - New York, NY, United States
October 21, 2016 Middle East - Cambridge, MA, United States
October 20, 2016 Metro Gallery - Baltimore, MD, United States
October 09, 2016 Turbo Haus - Montréal, Canada
October 08, 2016 The Dominion Tavern - Ottawa, Canada
October 07, 2016 The Cave - Toronto, ON, United States
October 06, 2016 Rum Runners - London, Canada
August 24, 2016 LAPLAGE DE GLAZART - Paris, France
August 16, 2016 Arena - Wien, Austria
August 15, 2016 Backstage Club - München, Germany
August 11, 2016 Kulturzentrum Schlachthof e.V. - Wiesbaden, Germany
August 07, 2016 Halle 5 / WHITE CIRCLES - Leipzig, Germany
June 08, 2016 Salzburg Rockhouse - Salzburg, Austria
June 07, 2016 p.m.k. - Innsbruck, Austria
June 04, 2016 Babel - Malmö, Sweden
June 02, 2016 En Arena - Johanneshov, Sweden
June 01, 2016 BETA - Copenhagen, Denmark
March 05, 2016 Klub Pod Minogą - Poznan, Poland
March 04, 2016 Hydrozagodka - Warsaw, Poland
March 01, 2016 Arena Wien - Vienna, Austria
February 28, 2016 Kantine am Berghain - Berlin, Germany
February 27, 2016 Kantine am Berghain - Berlin, Germany
February 25, 2016 Milla - Munchen, Germany
February 24, 2016 Das Bett  - Frankfurt, Germany
February 23, 2016 La Laiterie - Strasbourg, France
February 21, 2016 La Péniche - Lille, France
February 20, 2016 Petit Bain - Paris, France
February 17, 2016 Tower Musikclub - Bremen, Germany
February 15, 2016 The Lexington - London, United Kingdom
February 13, 2016 The Lexington - London, United Kingdom
February 12, 2016 Cactus Club @ MAZ - Brugge, Belgium
November 03, 2015 The Fox Cabaret - Vancouver, Canada
November 01, 2015 Chop Suey - Seattle, WA, United States
October 31, 2015 Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR, United States
October 30, 2015 The Shredder - Boise, ID, United States
October 28, 2015 The Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
October 25, 2015 VEGA - Lincoln, NE, United States
October 24, 2015 7th St Entry - Minneapolis, MN, United States
October 23, 2015 Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL, United States
October 22, 2015 Ace Of Cups - Columbus, OH, United States
October 21, 2015 Hard Luck - Toronto, Canada
October 20, 2015 Turbo Haus - Montréal, Canada
October 19, 2015 Saint Vitus - New York, NY, United States
October 17, 2015 Great Scott - Allston, MA, United States
October 16, 2015 Milkboy - Philadelphia, PA, United States
October 15, 2015 DC9 Nightclub - Washington, DC, United States
October 14, 2015 The Camel - Richmond, VA, United States
October 13, 2015 Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC, United States
October 11, 2015 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA, United States
October 10, 2015 The Jinx - Savannah, GA, United States
October 09, 2015 New World Brewery - Tampa, FL, United States
October 08, 2015 Siberia Nola - New Orleans, LA, United States
October 07, 2015 Sidewinder - Austin, TX, United States
October 06, 2015 Sons of Hermann Hall - Dallas, TX, United States
October 04, 2015 Valley Bar - Phoenix, AZ, United States
October 03, 2015 The Hideout - San Diego, CA, United States
October 02, 2015 The Echo - Los Angeles, CA, United States
September 21, 2015 Tanzcafé Ilses Erika - Leipzig, Germany
July 15, 2015 Highline - Seattle, WA, United States
June 26, 2015 Complex - Los Angeles, CA, United States
May 30, 2015 Club MIXTAPE 5 - Sofia, Bulgaria
May 16, 2015 La Carène - Brest, France
May 15, 2015 Iboat - Bordeaux, France
May 14, 2015 CONNEXION LIVE - Toulouse, France
May 03, 2015 Asymmetry Festival - Wroclaw, Poland
April 09, 2015 Roadburn Festival 2015 - Tilburg, Netherlands
April 07, 2015 Petit Bain - Paris, France
March 21, 2015 Клуб Театръ - Moscow, Russia
March 20, 2015 The Place - Saint Petersburg, Russia
March 17, 2015 The Full Moon - Cardiff, United Kingdom
January 08, 2015 Broken City - Calgary, Canada
November 22, 2014 Elbo Room - San Francisco, CA, United States
November 20, 2014 Highline - Seattle, WA, United States
November 12, 2014 Jewels Catch One - Los Angeles, CA, United States
November 10, 2014 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA, United States
October 03, 2014 Neurolx - Boise, ID, United States
October 01, 2014 Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO, United States
September 30, 2014 The Record Bar - Kansas City, MO, United States
September 29, 2014 The Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL, United States
September 28, 2014 Pygmalion Music Festival - Champaign, IL, United States
September 26, 2014 Boot and Saddle - Philadelphia, PA, United States
September 25, 2014 Rough Trade NYC - Brooklyn, NY, United States
September 24, 2014 Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY, United States
September 23, 2014 Great Scott - Allston, MA, United States
September 21, 2014 Rock N Roll Hotel - Washington, DC, United States
September 20, 2014 Kings - Raleigh, NC, United States
September 19, 2014 Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA, United States
September 18, 2014 One Eyed Jacks - New Orleans, LA, United States
September 17, 2014 Club DaDa - Dallas, TX, United States
September 16, 2014 Red 7 - Austin, TX, United States
September 14, 2014 Sister - Albuquerque, NM, United States
September 13, 2014 Yucca Tap Room - Tempe, AZ, United States
September 12, 2014 San Diego Music Thing - San Diego, CA, United States
September 11, 2014 Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever Cemetary - Los Angeles, CA, United States
September 10, 2014 Bottom Of The Hill - San Francisco, CA, United States
September 09, 2014 Catalyst Atrium - Santa Cruz, CA, United States
September 08, 2014 Midtown Barfly - Sacramento, CA, United States
September 07, 2014 Doug Fir - Portland, OR, United States
September 06, 2014 Shakedown - Bellingham, WA, United States
September 04, 2014 Crocodile - Seattle, WA, United States
September 03, 2014 The Crocodile - Seattle, WA, United States
May 27, 2014 L'Espace B - Paris, France
May 26, 2014 The MacBeth - London, United Kingdom
May 17, 2014 Playstation Theater - New York, NY, United States
May 16, 2014 The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY, United States
May 15, 2014 Trocadero Theatre - Philadelphia, PA, United States
May 14, 2014 The Fillmore Silver Spring - Silver Spring, MD, United States
May 09, 2014 Center Stage Theatre - Atlanta, GA, United States
May 06, 2014 The Beacham - Orlando, FL, United States
May 04, 2014 Civic Theatre - New Orleans, LA, United States
May 03, 2014 House of Blues Dallas - Dallas, TX, United States
May 02, 2014 House of Blues Houston - Houston, TX, United States
April 27, 2014 Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA, United States
April 26, 2014 House of Blues San Diego - San Diego, CA, United States
April 25, 2014 House of Blues Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV, United States
April 20, 2014 The Pageant - St Louis, MO, United States
April 18, 2014 Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
April 17, 2014 The Phoenix Concert Theatre - Toronto, Canada
November 17, 2013 Electric Owl - Vancouver, Canada
October 21, 2013 The Boot & Saddle - Philadelphia, PA, United States
October 20, 2013 Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY, United States
October 19, 2013 Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY, United States
October 18, 2013 Black Cat - Washington, DC, United States
September 18, 2013 Chop Suey - Seattle, WA, United States
September 17, 2013 HAWTHORNE THEATRE LOUNGE - Portland, OR, United States
September 15, 2013 The Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
September 14, 2013 Marquis Thearer - Denver, CO, United States
September 12, 2013 Bryan Street Tavern - Dallas, TX, United States
September 11, 2013 The Mohawk - Austin, TX, United States
September 10, 2013 The Lowbrow - El Paso, TX, United States
September 09, 2013 THE RHYTHM ROOM - Phoenix, AZ, United States
September 07, 2013 The Hideout - San Diego, CA, United States
September 05, 2013 The Echo - Los Angeles, CA, United States
September 04, 2013 The Chapel - San Francisco, CA, United States
July 21, 2013 Cobra Lougne - Chicago, IL, United States
April 01, 2013 Casbah - San Diego, CA, United States

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