GARY CLARK JR. ANNOUNCES SECOND ALBUM THE STORY OF SONNY BOY SLIM WILL BE RELEASED ON SEPTEMBER 11TH BY WARNER BROS. RECORDS
ALBUM AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER TODAY, JULY 30th
CLARK ON TOUR WITH FOO FIGHTERS THIS FALL
HEADLINE TOUR NOW CONFIRMED!
July 30, 2015 — (Burbank, CA.) — Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and virtuoso guitarist Gary Clark Jr. will release his second full-length studio album, entitled The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, on September 11th via Warner Bros. Records. It will be available for pre-order from participating digital retailers beginning today, July 30th. Those who pre-order will receive an instant download of two new album tracks: “The Healing,” and “Grinder.” Click here to pre-order. Additional Instant grat tracks will follow and will be announced shortly.
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 first studio album, 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.
Clark has just completed a sold-out European tour and begins his domestic run this weekend at Lollapalooza 2015 in Chicago, followed by a series of fall shows with Foo Fighters in September and October. U.S headline dates have just been confirmed and will begin Oct 31 in Boston and wind up in Portland, OR, on April 13. All confirmed tour dates are listed below.
Every ticket purchased online for Gary Clark Jr.’s fall/spring headline tour, will receive a standard digital download of The Story of Sonny Boy Slim. Fans will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Healing2. Grinder3. Star4. Our Love5. Church6. Hold On7. Cold Blooded8. Wings9. BYOB10. Can’t Sleep11. Stay12. Shake13. Down To Ride
Gary Clark Jr., upcoming tour dates are as follows:July 30 Chicago, IL House of BluesJuly 31 Chicago, IL LollapaloozaAug 02 Montreal, QC Osheaga Music and Arts FestivalAug 22 Pownal, VT The Full Tilt Boogie FestivalAug /23 New York, NY Afropunk FestivalOct 02 Austin, TX ACL FestivalOct 09 Austin, TX ACL Festival
with Foo Fighters:Sep 11 Vancouver, BC Rogers ArenaSep 12 George, WA Gorge AmphitheatreSep 14 Portland, OR Moda CenterSep 16 Mountain View, CA Shoreline AmphitheatreSep 21 Los Angeles, CA The ForumSep 24 Chula Vista, CA Sleep Train AmphitheatreSep 25 Phoenix, AZ AK-Chin PavilionSep 27 Albuquerque, NM Isleta AmphitheaterSep 29 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy ArenaSep 30 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank ArenaOct 04 Atlanta, GA Centennial Olympic ParkOct 05 Nashville, TN Bridgestone ArenaOct 07 Memphis, TN FedEx ForumOct 17 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
Headline Tour –Every ticket purchased online for Gary Clark Jr.’s fall/spring headline tour starting Oct 31, will include a standard digital download of The Story of Sonny Boy Slim:
Oct 31 Boston, MA H.O.B.Nov 1 Philadelphia, PA The FillmoreFeb 18 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus LiveFeb 19 Miami, FL The FillmoreFeb 20 Lake Buena Vista, FL H.O.B.Feb 21 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Ponte Vedra Concert HallFeb 23 Birmingham, AL Iron CityFeb 24 Chattanooga, TN Tivoli TheaterFeb 26 Nashville, TN Ryman AuditoriumFeb 28 St. Louis, MO The PageantMar 1 Tulsa, OK Cain’s BallroomMar 4 Houston, TX Warehouse Live BallroomMar 6 Dallas, TX H.O.B.Mar 8 El Paso, TX Tricky FallsMar 12 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn BowlMar 31 Kansas City, MO Uptown TheaterApr 1 Chicago, IL Riviera TheaterApr 2 Minneapolis, MN First AvenueApr 3 Omaha, NE SlowdownApr 5 Denver, CO Ogden TheaterApr 8 Salt Lake City, UT The DepotApr 9 Boise, ID Knitting FactoryApr 10 Seattle, WA Moore TheaterApr 12 Vancouver, BC Commodore BallroomApr 14 Portland, OR Roseland Theater