CelebrityAccess – On October 19th, three-time Grammy-nominated and platinum-selling recording artist Elle King released her much-anticipated, critically-heralded second studio album Shake The Spirit via RCA Records.
In support of album release week, Elle performed on Good Morning America on October 23rd and Live with Kelly and Ryan on October 24th.
Shake The Spirit is the cathartic result of a challenging, yet artistically productive period of her life. Speaking about the album, Elle King explains: “I decided to call it ‘Shake The Spirit’ because I was shaken to the core over the last year and a half. I was literally talking to ghosts. But making the album not only changed my life, it saved my life. It’s like when you see somebody who is struggling, you want to shake them. Putting this record out is like shaking myself awake.”
Fans will be able to hear the new music live when Elle King & The Brethren present the Shake The Spirit tour with stops in intimate venues in the US, UK and Canada, kicking off next week. Rolling Stone wrote of her Austin City Limits set: “Elle King is a little bit country, a little bit rock n’ roll, but ultimately, she’s punk as fuck” and from her Seven Seas Festival, she was voted “Best Badass…Her charisma and the songs’ catchiness made the set delectable.” Jon Pareles of The New York Times describes Elle as “a sassy, hard-drinking, love-’em-and-leave-’em hellion with bad tattoos and a broad pedigree across rock, pop and country. She has Adele’s determination and Joan Jett’s stomp, Brenda Lee’s high-voiced bite and some AC/DC shriek.” The Kansas City Star writes of her live show: “riveting… King growled like the rockabilly pioneer Wanda Jackson…and evoked the R&B great Etta James.”
About Elle King:
Elle’s debut album Love Stuff, a sultry, badass mix of rock and roll, blues, and country, with a twinge of pop, features the breakthrough single “Ex’s & Oh’s,” which earned her two Grammy nominations and was certified double platinum. The track, about leaving behind a string of brokenhearted exes, hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs Chart, and topped the AAA, Hot AC, and Alternative Radio charts, leading King to become the second female artist in 18 years to reach No. 1 at the latter format. She was also featured on Dierks Bentley’s Grammy-nominated No. 1 Country Airplay hit “Different For Girls” (she performed it with Bentley at the CMA Awards and took home an award for “Musical Event of the Year”). King also performed for President Obama in honor of Mavis Staples at the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors.
With her latest single “Shame” featured on her just released album Shake The Spirit, King triumphantly topped the Triple A Radio chart at #1 for a second week in a row. With her fourth radio #1 single “Shame,” Elle becomes the only act in history to have scored #1s on all 4 radio formats — breakthrough single “Ex’s & Oh’s” scored #1 on the Alternative Songs & Adult Pop Songs charts, and her Grammy-nominated, CMA-winning collaboration with Dierks Bentley “Different For Girls” topped the Country Radio Airplay chart. She celebrated the record-breaking news with her fans on Instagram.
Contacts and Information
North American Agency
Paradigm Talent Agency – New York
140 Broadway, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005 United States
Responsible Agent: Marty Diamond
Responsible Agent: Ash Mowry-Lewis
UK, Europe & International Agency
X-Ray Touring Ltd.
2 Holford Yard
London, WC1X 9HD United Kingdom
Responsible Agent: Steve Strange
Red Light Management – Nashville
1101 McGavock Street, Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
Responsible Manager: Mary Hilliard Harrington
Worldwide Record Label
2100 Colorado Avenue, 3rd Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States