King’s X Reissues Plus Tour Dates!
Progressive masters King’s X ~ Jerry Gaskill , drums/vocals, dUg Pinnick, bass/vocals, Ty Tabor, guitar/vocals ~ have re-released two of their classic albums! Gretchen Goes to Nebraska and Faith Hope Love are available now via Metal Blade Records as a double vinyl, and Faith Hope Love has been repackaged on CD with two bonus live tracks recorded in Cleveland in 1992.
And if that news puts a smile on your face, you’re going to love the announcement of King’s X September tour dates! Click here for a list of those dates and links to purchase tickets for each.
1989’s Gretchen Goes to Nebraska, the band’s second studio album, is based loosely on a short story by drummer Jerry Gaskill and is considered a landmark album, containing many fan favorites including “The Burning Down,” “Mission,” and the power ballad “Summerland.” The song “Pleiades” is credited by Ty Tabor as being the genesis of the King’s X sound when he presented the demo to the other band members a few years earlier. The track “Over My Head” was also important in the band’s career, receiving considerable play on MTV and radio, and ultimately setting the band up for broader success on subsequent albums.
When King’s X released Faith Hope Love in 1990, it became the band’s highest charting release and broke into the Billboard Top 100. Fueled by the massive radio hit “It’s Love,” King’s X saw well- deserved ranking on the U.S. singles chart, reaching #6 ~ the band’s highest position ~ on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The album proved to be King’s X‘s most commercially successful, reaching gold status in the U.S. and cementing a fan following that is loyal to the band to this day.
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