Fresh off the Hollywood Ending tour, King The Kid are set to hit the road again with friends, Against The Current on the Sink or Swim Tour. The two bands linked up in the summer of 2013 to release a mega Taylor Swift cover video with good friends Alex Goot. Ranking in with over 5.1 million views to date, “22” is one of the most adorable covers to date. Fans can purchase tickets at www.bit.ly/ATCTOUR.
While on the tour King The Kid are offering exclusive fan only RV parties. This exclusive VIP experience is extremely limited per date. The RV Party includes: Polaroid with the band, limited edition tour laminate, acoustic performance in the RV, hear new/unreleased records and cast your vote for the band’s next single. Please note the RV party does not include admission to the show.
Before kicking off the Sink or Swim tour, King The Kid will be heading down under for the first time to perform at EXPLOAD! YouTube in Melbourne, Australia March 8th.
More about King The Kid:
Hailing from Florida, Washington, and Peru, King The Kid bring a melting pot of culture and sound to their music. The trio, comprised of Ricky Ficarelli, David Michael Frank, and Jose Mostajo define their style into a culmination of Rock, Pop, Funk, Soul, and Disco.
It was in 2012 that the trio were introduced to one another and King The Kid was formed. The band name is about empowering yourself, and represents that anyone can work really hard to make your dreams come a reality. With a positive mindset, King The Kid aim to inspire fans to work hard for their goals and to never give up. Ficarelli further expands by stating, “The most powerful aspect of being a musician is the ability to connect with people. Music has such a therapeutic quality and can evoke any emotion.”
In December 2012, King The Kid set out to release their self-produced debut album, Start Something, featuring singles “We Are The Ones,” “Marionette,” and “Tale of a Secret Admirer.” Immediately following the release, King The Kid embarked on their first full US tour selling out all 35 dates earning them the winner of Hot Topic Battle of The Bands over 500 acts. With little time to spare, King The Kid wrapped up 2012 with a bang and began preparing for a year full of new adventures.
2013, was a year for King The Kid. To kick things off, the triad released a series of cover tracks on YouTube with songs such as “Now” by Paramore, “Brave” by Action Item, “Somewhere in Neverland” by All Time Low, and “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis earning them a more broader fanbase. As the buzz began to build, King The Kid were offered the opportunity of a lifetime to open for Pop Singer/Songwriter from Poughkeepsie, Alex Goot on a full US and Canadian tour. To further promote the tour, King the Kid enlisted in friends, Alex Goot, Sam Tsui, Kurt Schneider, and Against The Current for a unique rock twist to the highly popular “22” by Taylor Swift. But it wasn’t until the band released “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus that their name would be put in the spotlight, earning over 3.7 million views to date. Billboard.com even claimed their parody one of the top 10 Hilarious Clips Even Billy Rae Would Love. Idolator stated, “The band actually does a really good job transforming Miley’s power ballad into a perky pop/rock song.”
It’s no surprise that this band is already buzzing in 2014. King The Kid currently have a sophomore album with producer Adam Sliger, full US and Canadian tour with the UK Pop/Rock band Hollywood Ending, and a slew of new singles and covers in the works. To keep up to date with all things King The Kid head over to KingTheKid.com.
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