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Published on August 4th, 2015 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson


Gary Clark Jr. Announces Second Album “The Story of SOnny Boy”

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 herefor 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 [email protected] 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 Slimtrack listing:

1. The Healing

2. Grinder

3. Star

4. Our Love

5. Church

6. Hold On

7. Cold Blooded

8. Wings


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

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

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