Almost Kings was named “Best Local Rock Act” of 2011 by Creative Loafing. Since the group formed in 2008, they have performed more than 1,000 shows across the country, developing a loyal and enthusiastic fan base and earning them the reputation as today’s “road warriors.” From Miami, FL to Burlington, VT to Seattle, WA to San Antonio, TX, Almost Kings has literally crisscrossed the country, earning fans at every stop. As one critic posted “Almost Kings has an unbelievable energy and passion for their music and fans.” Another critic adds, “They love making great music and the whole audience gets caught up in the cyclone of fun they spin.” Their sound is a fresh mix of rock, hip hop and energy that is unique to Almost Kings. Teri Green of GO Play Entertainment says, Almost Kings is "making their own mold by taking all of their varied musical influences and making it uniquely theirs...they own it. It doesn't allow you to stand still, but forcibly draws you and the crowd into cohesive musical mayhem. Truly one of the best live acts touring right now anywhere."
In 2009, Almost Kings released their first album, the independently produced “Filthy Nice” and in 2011 they released “The Club Rock EP.” Their song “Knockout” is featured on ESPN’s lacrosse broadcasts. The group has enjoyed sponsorships from a number of companies including Monster Energy, Converse, C1rca Shoes, Dyce, Paul Reed Smith Guitars, Dean Markley Strings, 968 Clothing, Innes Clothing, Southern Comfort, Jack Daniels, Live2Die Clothing, and Atnalta Skateboards. The Almost Kings mission is simple - to bring people together for a fun, unforgettable and positive experience which will leave audiences wanting more. An Almost Kings show isn’t just a concert … it’s a party.
Almost Kings released their 3rd album “Hear Me Out” in June, 2013 – which sold over 1,000 units in its first week. The music videos for two singles off that album, “Shadows” & “Hold On Me”, both exceeded 200,000 YouTube views and are still climbing. Radio personality A.D. Rowntree from 94.5 The Buzz in Houston, TX recently posted from his personal Facebook page: "Bands should go see Almost Kings and take notes on how a live show is done. They make 95% of bands I've seen in the last 3 years look lazy." This accurately describes the current attitude of Almost Kings as they continue to tour & write new music: Go hard, no slowing down, and play every show as if it were your last.
Almost Kings has performed 200+ shows each year since 2009 – 1,200+ live performances to date. AK has shared the stage and/or toured with Avenged Sevenfold, Bone Thugs n Harmony, Rehab, Yelawolf, Ying Yang Twins, Chevelle Megadeth, Slash, Rob Zombie, Disturbed, Framing Hanley, Machine Gun Kelly, Godsmack, Saving Able, 3 Doors Down, Dirty Heads, Theory of a Deadman, Sevendust, Periphery, Ludacris, Stone Sour, and many more.
AK has also performed many nation tours & festivals, such as:
-2008 Rehab Tour
-2009 Rehab Tour
-2010 Rehab Tour
-2010 Live4Life Fest
-2010 Framing Hanley Tour (select dates)
-2011 Hempfest Main Stage
-2011 Bayfest Main Stage
-2011 Live4Life Fest, Headline
-2011 Swinefest Main Stage
-2011 Florida Music Festival
-2011 Largopalooza, Headline
-2011 Uproar Tour (select dates)
-2012 Swinefest Main Stage, Headline
-2012 Floarida Music Festival
-2012 Handy Fest, Main Stage, Headline
-2012 River Street Fest, Headline
-2013 Swinefest Main Stage, Headline
-2013 A2 Fest
-2013 Common Ground Festival
-2013 Rock USA Main Stage
-2013 Florida Music Festival, Headline
-2014 Rock USA Main Stage
-2014 Operation Rock Fest, Main Stage
-2014 Rock The Yard
-2014 Rehab Farwell Tour (select dates)
-2014 A Monster Energy “Get Loud” Tour w/ Bone Thugs n Harmony