Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Gary Clark Jr. set to perform in NYC; will perform on 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon' on August 31st

Good morning all, here is a quick roundup of news that has landed in my inbox since last night...

Gary Clark Jr. confirms October 28, 2015 concert
Tickets on sale this Friday, August 28th

Clark to perform on 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon' on August 31st 

The Story of Sonny Boy Slim will be released Friday, September 11, 2015 on Warner Bros. Records 

Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and virtuoso guitarist Gary Clark Jr. has just confirmed a concert appearance in New York City set for Oct. 28, at Terminal 5. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, Aug. 28th

Clark's highly anticipated second album for Warner Bros. Records, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, is set for release on Sep 11th, and is available for pre-order now.  All pre-orders will receive an instant download of two new album tracks: "The Healing" and "Grinder."  Click here to pre-order. 

In celebration of the album's release Clark & company will perform "The Healing" (from the new album) on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Aug 31st. Tune into NBC stations at 11:35PM EST / PST and 10:35PM CT. Check local listings for details. 

The Story of Sonny Boy Slim is the uncanny evolution of an artist embracing his roots with a rarified grace, style, and an inextinguishable passion which reflects his vision as a songwriter, groove master, and the vocal force of nature he has become, while his guitar virtuosity already speaks (quite voluminously) for itself.  Click here for a view into the world of Gary Clark Jr.

The Story of Sonny Boy Slim was written, produced, arranged by Clark, who also plays most of the instruments, with assistance from his long-time live soundman, Bharath "Cheex" Ramanat and Jason Sciba. Backing vocals are provided by his sisters Shawn and Savannah Clark. The album was recorded by Ramanath and Sciba.

As witnessed by the global reception of Clark's albums, Blak And Blu (2012) and Gary Clark Jr. LIVE (2014), the young Texan has established himself as a sonic expressionist and guitar virtuoso who has absorbed classic forms of the past while looking forward to forge his own path of thoroughly modern music that can only be classified as "Gary Clark Jr. Music." The direction of The Story of Sonny Boy Slim takes Clark even further into his diverse musical roots.

In other Gary Clark Jr. news, Clark's video for the track "When My Train Pulls In" (from the albumBlak And Blu), won in the "Best Music Video" category at last week's prestigious  Holly Shorts Film Festival held at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA.  The short film was directed by Carmela Makela, produced by Kevin Abrams from KAPW Media, LLC.
As previously announced, Clark will begin a tour with Foo Fighters. All confirmed tour dates are listed below.

Every ticket purchased online for Gary Clark Jr.'s fall/spring headline tour(beginning Oct 28th - see all dates below), will receive a standard digital download of The Story of Sonny Boy Slim.  Fans will receive an email from on the album's release date, Sep 11, 2015, containing redemption instructions.  Festival dates and Foo Fighters tour dates are not included in this offer.

The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim track listing:
1. The Healing
2.  Grinder
3.  Star
4.  Our Love
5.  Church
6.  Hold On
7.  Cold Blooded
8.  Wings
9.  BYOB
10. Can't Sleep
11. Stay
12. Shake
13. Down To Ride
Gary Clark Jr., upcoming tour dates are as follows:
Oct 02              Austin, TX                     ACL Festival
Oct 09              Austin, TX                     ACL Festival
with Foo Fighters:
Sep 11              Vancouver, BC                Rogers Arena                
Sep 12              George, WA                    Gorge Amphitheatre      
Sep 14              Portland, OR                   Moda Center                 
Sep 16              Mountain View, CA         Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sep 21              Los Angeles, CA             The Forum                    
Sep 24              Chula Vista, CA              Sleep Train Amphitheatre 
Sep 25              Phoenix, AZ                    AK-Chin Pavilion           
Sep 27              Albuquerque, NM            Isleta Amphitheater      
Sep 29              Oklahoma City, OK         Chesapeake Energy Arena
Sep 30              Wichita, KS                     INTRUST Bank Arena     
Oct 04              Atlanta, GA                      Centennial Olympic Park  
Oct 05              Nashville, TN                   Bridgestone Arena
Oct 07              Memphis, TN                   FedEx Forum
Oct 17              Anaheim, CA                   Honda Center        

Headline Tour:
Oct 28              New York City                Terminal 5
Oct 31              Boston, MA                     H.O.B. 
Nov 1               Philadelphia, PA             The Fillmore
Feb 18              St. Petersburg, FL          Jannus Live
Feb 19              Miami, FL                       The Fillmore
Feb 20              Lake Buena Vista, FL     H.O.B.
Feb 21              Ponte Vedra Beach, FL  Ponte Vedra Concert Hall          
Feb 23              Birmingham, AL              Iron City
Feb 24              Chattanooga, TN            Tivoli Theater
Feb 26              Nashville, TN                  Ryman Auditorium
Feb 28              St. Louis, MO                  The Pageant
Mar 1                Tulsa, OK                        Cain's Ballroom
Mar 4                Houston, TX                    Warehouse Live Ballroom
Mar 6                Dallas, TX                        H.O.B.
Mar 8                El Paso, TX                     Tricky Falls
Mar 12              Las Vegas, NV                Brooklyn Bowl
Mar 31              Kansas City, MO             Uptown Theater            
Apr 1                Chicago, IL                       Riviera Theater                                     
Apr 2                Minneapolis, MN              First Avenue
Apr 3                Omaha, NE                      Slowdown
Apr 5                Denver, CO                      Ogden Theater
Apr 8                Salt Lake City, UT            The Depot
Apr 9                Boise, ID                          Knitting Factory
Apr 10              Seattle, WA                      Moore Theater
Apr 12              Vancouver, BC                 Commodore Ballroom
Apr 14              Portland, OR                    Roseland Theater
More Gary Clark Jr. news to be revealed soon. 

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