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 11 via Warner Bros. Records. Pre-order the album now and receive an instant download of two new album tracks, The Healing and Grinder.  Click here to pre-order.  Additional Instant grat tracks 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. The album was written, produced and 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. View the video below for a glimpse into the world of Gary Clark Jr.

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 will be opening a series of fall shows with Foo Fighters in September and October followed by a U.S. headline tour starting October 31 in Boston and ending April 13 in Portland, OR. All confirmed dates 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 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.

Pre-sale tickets can be purchased now using the code: GRINDER here.

$59 VIP Merch Packages will be available August 6 at 10am and include: 1 GA Ticket, 1 Collectible Tour Lithograph, 1 Commemorative Laminate, 1 Digital Copy of ‘The Story of Sonny Boy Slim’

Regular on-sale is Friday, August 7.

Gary Clark Jr. upcoming tour dates are as follows:
Aug 22              Pownal, VT                   The Full Tilt Boogie Festival
Aug /23             New York, NY             Afropunk Festival
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

Fall/Spring headline tour:
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


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


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