Today (7.22), GRAMMY award-winning collective Maverick City Music and 16-time GRAMMY winner Kirk Franklin release ‘Kingdom Book One Deluxe.’ Featuring nine new songs that were recorded on tour, the project is available now via Tribl Records and Fo Yo Soul Entertainment / RCA Inspiration.
Every track on the deluxe LP draws inspiration from the album’s predecessor, ‘Kingdom Book One’ (released 6.17), which was recorded in a Florida prison yard, aiming to raise awareness around the plight of mass incarceration. The artists were deeply impacted by their experience at the facility and felt a new sense of being that empowered them to explore new creative sounds and worship – all of which are displayed in the music on ‘Kingdom Book One Deluxe.’
“These songs are a reflection of our work in the prison” says co-founder & CEO of Maverick City Tony Brown. “Being on tour and seeing the response of 10,000+ people each night has truly been such an inspirational experience.”
2022 is the year of Maverick City Music. Following the group’s recent GRAMMY win and historic mainstage performance, the record-breaking collective has been on a magnificent rise. Since then, they’ve performed mainstage at the BET Awards, and also alongside Diddy and Faith Evans, joined NPR’s Tiny Desk, and The View. Earlier this month, they appeared on the TODAY Show for a performance and interview.
Last week, Maverick City Music x Kirk Franklin took over Fox & Friends’ All-American Summer Concert Series. Watch it HERE.
‘Kingdom Book One’ (released 6.17) features Maverick City Music and Franklin recording alongside more than ninety-percent of the residents at Everglades Correctional Institution in Miami, FL, taking the idea of “prison performance” to another level. Joined by men from every walk-of-life – different gangs, races and backgrounds – this whole project evolved from an unfiltered message of love and universal acceptance and became a passionate, powerful movement that embodies the collective’s core beliefs of inspiring and helping others.
Maverick City Music x Franklin are currently embarked on a massive coast-to-coast arena tour, breaking records in ticket sales per night and consistently landing in the Top 10 of all tours on Pollstar. On Sunday, July 24, they will be livestreaming their Crypto.com Arena show for one-night only in a special partnership with YouTube. Viewers will be able to tune in at 6:45pm PT to a live Pre-Party with Maverick City Music and Franklin, prior to the livestream of the full concert. Tune in here: pre-party + show.
‘Kingdom Book One Deluxe’ Tracklist:
2. I Am
3. The Name
4. Hold Tight
6. God’s Got Us
7. I Found You
8. Under The Blood
9. Can’t Nobody
The Kingdom Tour: Maverick City Music x Kirk Franklin
Fri., Jul 22 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
Sat., Jul 23 – Irvine, CA – Five Point Amphitheater
Sun., Jul 24 – Los Angeles, CA – Crypto.com Arena
Wed., Jul 27 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Thu., Jul 28 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
Fri., Jul 29 – Las Vegas, NV – Michelob ULTRA Arena
Sun., Jul 31 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena”
Tue., Aug. 02 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
Thu., Aug. 04 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
Sat., Aug. 06 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Sun., Aug. 07 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amp