17th Jun, 2022

NEW MUSIC! KINGDOM Book One by Maverick City Music x Kirk Franklin Available Now

Today, GRAMMY Award-winning music group Maverick City Music and 16-time GRAMMY winner Kirk Franklin are bringing the injustices around mass incarceration – and the voices of 1,300 inmates – to center stage with the release of KINGDOM Book One, available everywhere via TRIBL Records and Fo Yo Soul Entertainment/RCA Inspiration. 

Here’s what critics are saying about Maverick City Music: 

“… transcendent” – Vulture

“… a kaleidoscope of humanity” – LA Times

“… inspirational” – Essence

“… breaking through barriers in the world of church music” – Billboard

“… soul-stirring” – American Songwriter

Maverick City Music recently received their first BET Awards nomination – the Dr. Bobby Jones Gospel/Inspiration Award for their song “Jireh.” Five-time BET Award winner Franklin is also nominated for his song “We Win” in this same category. The group and Franklin are set to perform on the upcoming BET Awards show, as well as part of NPR Tiny Desk’s Black Music Month (6.24), and they’ll appear on The View on Monday, June 20 (check local listings). 

The Kingdom Tour continues this weekend with shows at Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena (6.18) and Pittsburgh’s PPG Paints Arena (6.19), with stops in Nashville, Los Angeles and more on the horizon. The final four performances on the tour – Kansas City, Cleveland, St. Paul, and Chicago – will be called “Kingdom Nights” and feature GRAMMY-winning artist Tamela Mann. Fans can purchase tickets to the nearly sold-out tour HERE.


‘Kingdom Book 1’ Tracklist

1. Kingdom – Feat. Naomi Raine, Chandler Moore

2. Fear Is Not My Future – Feat. Brandon Lake, Chandler Moore

3. Bless Me

4. Jealous – Feat. Chandler Moore, Lizzie Morgan

5. Talkin Bout (Love) – Feat. Chandler Moore, Lizzie Morgan

6. The One You Love – Feat. Brandon Lake, Dante Bowe, Chandler Moore

7. My Life Is In Your Hands – Feat. Chandler Moore

8. Melodies From Heaven – Feat. Chandler Moore, Maryanne George

9. I Smile – Feat. Lizzie Morgan

10. Why We Sing – Feat. Brandon Lake

11. Take Me Back – Feat. Dante Bowe, Chandler Moore, Ryan Ofei

The Kingdom Tour: Maverick City Music x Kirk Franklin 

Sat., June 18 | Little Caesars Arena | Detroit, MI

Sun., June 19 | PPG Paints Arena | Pittsburgh, PA

Tue., June 21 | Van Andel Arena | Grand Rapids, MI

Wed., June 22 | Schottenstein Center | Columbus, OH

Thu., June 23 | Chaifetz Arena | St. Louis, MO

Tue., June 28 | T-Mobile Center | Kansas City, MO

Thu., June 30 | Bridgestone Arena | Nashville, TN

Fri., July 1 | FedExForum | Memphis, TN

Sat., July 2 | Brandon Amphitheater | Jackson, MS

Thu., July 7 | Paycom Center | Oklahoma City, OK

Fri., July 8 | The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Houston, TX

Sat., July 9 | AT&T Center | San Antonio, TX

Sun., July 10 | Dickies Arena | Ft. Worth, TX

Wed., July 13 | Walmart AMP | Rogers, AR

Sat., July 16 | USANA Amphitheatre | Salt Lake City, UT

Tue., July 19 | Climate Pledge Arena | Seattle, WA

Wed., July 20 | Moda Center | Portland, OR

Fri., July 22 | Concord Pavilion | Concord, CA

Sat., July 23 | Five Point Amphitheater | Irvine, CA

Sun., July 24 | Crypto.com Arena | Los Angeles, CA

Wed., July 27 | CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre | San Diego, CA

Thu., July 28 | Ak-Chin Pavilion | Phoenix, AZ

Fri., July 29 | Michelob ULTRA Arena | Las Vegas, NV

Sun., July 31 | Ball Arena | Denver, CO

Tue., Aug. 2 | T-Mobile Center | Kansas City, MO+

Thu., Aug. 4 | Blossom Music Center | Cleveland, OH+

Sat., Aug. 6 | Xcel Energy Center | St. Paul, MN+

Sun., Aug. 7 | Hollywood Casino Amp | Chicago, IL+

+features Tamela Mann

About Guru

DeVante Arbet successfully garnered the title of The Gospel Guru; being widely sought out as the ‘in-the-know’ guy when it comes to the Gospel music industry. After years of honing his passion for Gospel music from an early age ‘the guru’ became a brand.

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