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 email@example.com 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:
- The Healing
- Our Love
- Hold On
- Cold Blooded
- Can’t Sleep
- Down To Ride