by / September 21st, 2010 /

The Duke and The King – The Academy 2, Dublin

New York’s The Duke and The King return to Dublin this October to The Academy 2, Dublin on Tuesday 19th. Tickets priced €16.50 inclusive of booking fee are on sale this Thursday, 26 August, at 9am.

The Duke & The King are a soul-folk-glam ensemble from New York founded, produced, and created by Simone Felice and Robert Bird Burke, featuring the sensational Simi Stone and Reverend Loveday, and like any traveling theatre troupe there’s bound to be a growing cast of bewitching characters. Named for the traveling Shakespeare hustlers in ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’, these curious band of rebels/rabble have found an unexpected home together, a floating raft adrift on a river of chance, an itinerant church of harmony and sin where its okay to french kiss your cousin and all strays are welcome to come out of the cold and sing along to these songs of love, loss, pathos, and hope. In just a short time since the release of their debut album The Duke & The King have garnered a barrage of international acclaim, earning comparisons to some of pop history’s most hallowed acts, from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young to Smokey Robinson, Fleetwood Mac, Sly & the Family Stone, and Simon & Garfunkel.

Tickets for the Duke and The King are on sale this Thursday at 9am priced €16.50 inclusive of booking fee.