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GARY CLARK JR. ANNOUNCES SECOND ALBUM THE STORY OF SONNY BOY SLIM WILL BE RELEASED ON SEPTEMBER 11TH BY WARNER BROS. RECORDS
August 10 2015

ALBUM AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER TODAY, JULY 30th

 

CLARK ON TOUR WITH FOO FIGHTERS THIS FALL

 

HEADLINE TOUR NOW CONFIRMED!

 

 

 

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 garyclarkjr@e.wbr.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.

 

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:

July 30              Chicago, IL                   House of Blues

July 31              Chicago, IL                   Lollapalooza

Aug 02              Montreal, QC                 Osheaga Music and Arts Festival

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        

 

 

 

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 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