Gary Clark Jr. announced today that he will release his second full-length studio album, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, on September 11.
Album pre-orders begin today right here. Each pre-order includes an instant download of two new album tracks: "The Healing," and "Grinder." Additional “Instant Grat” tracks will follow.
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.
The new album is Clark's first studio album since 2012’s Blak and Blu and follows on the heels of 2014’s Gary Clark Jr. LIVE. The Texan electric guitarist has been hailed by many in the rock and blues community for his intense and passionate style of playing.
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 headlining tour will receive a standard digital download of The Story of Sonny Boy Slim. Fans will receive an email containing redemption instructions from email@example.com on the album's release date. Festival dates and Foo Fighters tour dates are not included in this offer.
Track listings for the new album as well as tour dates follow below. You can keep up to date on Clark’s releases and tour on his website and on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, Track Listing
1. The Healing
4. Our Love
6. Hold On
7. Cold Blooded
10. Can't Sleep
13. Down To Ride
Gary Clark Jr., Upcoming Tour Dates
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 Boogie Festival
Aug 23: New York, NY, Afropunk Festival
Oct 02: Austin, TX, ACL Festival
Oct 09: Austin, TX, ACL Festival
On Tour 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
Gary Clark Jr.'s Fall/Spring Headline Tour
(Ticket purchase includes 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