Gary Clark Jr.’s Latest Story

Gary Clark Jr. announces plans for his journey supporting his second major label release – “The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim.”  Destinations include Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, Omaha and Seattle.

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Rock In Rio USA, City Of Rock, Las Vegas, Nev.

The newly announced headlining tour follows Clark’s Sept.-Oct. travels with Foo Fighters.  The guitarist also has a few festival gigs on his calendar, including today’s performance at and upcoming shows at in Montreal (Aug. 2), in Pownal, Vt. (Aug. 22), in New York (Aug. 23) and two days in his Austin hometown for the annual (Oct. 2 & 9).

Clark’s extensive roadwork is in support of his second studio album on Warner Bros.  The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim was not only written, produced and arranged by Clark, but the axeman also played most of the instruments.  Clark’s longtime soundman Bharath “Cheex” Ramanat” along with Jason Sciba recorded the album.  Clark’s sisters Shawn and Savannah provided backing vocals.  The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim arrives Sept. 11.  Pre-ordering the album from participating digital retailers will give you two instant-grat tracks – “The Healing” and “The Grinder.”  Click here for details.

The fall headlining tour launches in Boston on Halloween and includes a Nov. 1 stop in Philadelphia before jumping to 2016 and Saint Petersburg, Fla., in mid-February.  Here’s the routing:

Oct. 31 – Boston, Mass., House Of Blues Boston
Nov. 1 – Philadelphia, Pa., The Fillmore Philadelphia
Feb. 18 – Saint Petersburg, Fla.,  Jannus Live
Feb. 19 – Miami Beach, Fla., Fillmore Miami Beach At Jackie Gleason Theater
Feb. 20 – Lake Buena Vista, Fla., House Of Blues
Feb. 21 – Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Feb. 23 – Birmingham, Ala., Iron City
Feb. 24 – Chattanooga, Tenn., Tivoli Theatre
Feb. 26 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium
Feb. 28 – St. Louis, Mo., The Pageant
March 1 – Tulsa, Okla., Cain’s Ballroom
March 4 – Houston, Texas, Warehouse Live
March 6 – Dallas, Texas, House Of Blues
March 8 – El Paso, Texas, Tricky Falls
March 12 – Las Vegas, Nev., Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
March 31 – Kansas City, Mo., Uptown Theater
April 1 – Chicago, Ill., Riviera Theatre
April 2 – Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue
April 3 – Omaha, Neb., Slowdown
April 5 – Denver, Colo., Ogden Theatre
April 8 – Salt Lake City, Utah, The Depot
April 9 – Boise, Idaho, Knitting Factory Concert House
April 10 – Seattle, Wash., Moore Theatre
April 12 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Commodore Ballroom
April 14 – Portland, Ore., Roseland Theater 

Fans purchasing tickets online for the above dates will receive an email the day The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim is released detailing redemption instructions for a standard digital download of the of the album.  Ticket sales for many dates begin next week.  Head over to for more information.