Folk star King Charles busks in Riga

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Extravagantly-coiffed British pop musician King Charles took up the invitation from youth public radio channel Pieci.lv and dropped onto the cobblestones of Old Town’s Dom Square to perform for passersby bright and early Wednesday morning.

The alternative star, who enjoys a particularly appreciative audience in the Baltic states, arrived Tuesday to promote his upcoming December 5 concert at the Palladium Theatre concert hall.

After a brief on-air talk with Pieci.lv music programmer Toms Grevins, King Charles emerged onto the chilly square and performed like any ordinary street musician would to a small crowd of gathered fans and curious onlookers.

He told Grevins this was a first-time improvised street performance, but took on the challenge wholeheartedly, immediately tweeting an invitation to prove his true identity.

His previous visits to Latvia ended with hasty departures to the next concert destination, but this time he plans to spend at least five days gaining more traction in the Baltic music markets.

King Charles hails from the same new-folk genre generation of British musical acts that includes Mumford & Sons and Noah and the Whale.

His concert in December will feature a new program of songs from his long-awaited sophomore studio album, but will include his best debut album songs as well

King Charles promised changes in his musical sound, to be presented in a single to be released and showcased at the concert.

Watch King Charles’ arrival at Pieci.lv studios and consequent conversation with the on-air team.

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