Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Gary Clark Jr. Announces New North American Tour Dates

If you missed my review of the amazing new Gary Clark Jr. live album, you can read it here. Below is news on the gifted singer-songwriter-guitarist's new North American tour dates, including four highly-anticipated dates where the artist is opening for legendary Eric Clapton at The Forum here in Southern California. In addition, I had the chance to catch Beck at the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas last year and I can't say enough good things about that venue. One of the just-announced dates includes a performance at Brooklyn Bowl on June 20, 2017...


Photo Credit: Joey Martinez
March 29,2017 (Burbank, CA) - Gary Clark Jr.Grammy-award-winning guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, has announced new dates for his spring/summer tour. The tour kicks off May 2, 2017, in his hometown of Austin, TX, and will take him across North America through the end of September. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 31. The tour also includes Clark's appearances as a special guest at Eric Clapton's upcoming 50th anniversary shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City and at The Forum in Los Angeles. All tour dates are listed below, with newly announced dates in bold.
Clark recently released Live North America 2016, which features several songs from his latest studio album The Story of Sonny Boy Slim. The album is characterized by raw soul and funk, classic solo and blues performances, and tour de force guitar jams.
Clark has just launched a video for his new single "Our Love," taken from Live North America 2016. Click here to view and share the video. On Monday of this week, Clark and company stopped by Conan  to preform "Our Love. Click here to view and share.
Last week while in New York City, Clark also performed "Our Love" live on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and filmed a session with The New York Times' "Times Talks" Series (featuring Clark in performance and conversation.)  View the Fallon performance hereand "Times Talks" here.  
05/02    Austin, TX                     Frank Erwin Center
06/10    Novelty, OH                  Laurelive Music Festival
06/11    Chicago, IL                   Chicago Blues Festival
06/13    Toronto, ON                 Danforth Music Hall
06/16    Hunter, NY                    Mountain Jam Festival
06/17    Hunter, NY                    Mountain Jam Festival
06/20    Las Vegas, NV              Brooklyn Bowl - Las Vegas
06/22    Aspen, CO                    Belly Up Aspen
06/23    Aspen, CO                    Belly Up Aspen
07/06    Glen Allen, VA             Innsbrook After Hours Concert Series 
07/08    Charlotte, NC                Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
(w/ My Morning Jacket)
07/09    Raleigh, NC                   The Red Hat Amphitheater (w/ My Morning Jacket)
07/11    Portland, ME                 Thompson's Point (w/ My Morning Jacket)
07/12    Ottawa, ON                   Ottawa Bluesfest
07/14    Columbia, MD               Merriweather Post Pavilion (w/ My Morning Jacket)
07/15    New York, NY               Forest Hills Stadium (w/ My Morning Jacket)
07/18    Wilmington, NC            Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre
07/19    Asheville, NC               Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
07/21    Atlanta, GA                   Tabernacle
07/22    Birmingham, AL           Sloss Furnaces
08/04    St. Charles, IA              Hinterland Music Festival
08/05    St. Charles, IA              Hinterland Music Festival
08/25    Hampton Beach, NH     Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
08/26     Asbury Park, NJ          Stone Pony Summer Stage
09/07    New York, NY               Madison Square Garden (w/ Eric Clapton)
09/08    New York, NY               Madison Square Garden (w/ Eric Clapton)
09/13    Inglewood, CA              The Forum (w/ Eric Clapton)
09/15    Inglewood, CA              The Forum (w/ Eric Clapton)
09/16    Inglewood, CA              The Forum (w/ Eric Clapton)
09/18    Inglewood, CA              The Forum (w/ Eric Clapton)
09/26    Grand Rapids, MI         20 Monroe Live
09/27    Milwaukee, WI              Riverside Theater
09/30    Tulsa, OK                     Cain's Ballroom

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