Gary Clark Jr. To Open For Kings Of Leon On U.S. Arena Tour

Gary Clark Jr.

Vocalist and guitarist extraordinaire Gary Clark Jr. has announced that he will hit the road with Kings of Leon for the first leg of their 2014 U.S. arena tour, which kicks off in Atlanta on February 5th and wraps up March 8th in Chicago. Pre-sales for select dates begin on October 29th, while tickets go on sale to the general public beginning November 1st. Clark has been on the road throughout the fall for a sold-out headlining theater tour, which continues through November 29th. All of his upcoming tour dates are listed below.

Clark is also a featured performer in the Showtime documentary Made In America, directed by Ron Howard and produced byHoward, Grammy Award-winning music icon Jay Z, and Oscar winner Brian Grazer. The film captures Jay Z uniting the biggest names in music – including Clark, D’Angelo, Janelle Monáe, Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Run-D.M.C., and Kanye West – to perform at a star-studded, multi-genre, two-day “Made in America” festival in Philadelphia.

As previously mentioned, Clark once again participated in Eric Clapton’s annual Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013. Clark and band delivered a roof-raising set that garnered a standing ovation at this year’s NYC event at Madison Sq. Garden. The Blu-ray, DVD, and CD editions of “Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 NYC,” will be released onNov 18th, and are available for pre-order now at: http://www.crossroadsguitarfestival.com/ Click here to view Clark’s nearly 10-minure blistering live version of “When My Train Pulls in,” from the forthcoming release.

Clark continues to dominate  network television.  As of late, he’s appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live(for the second time), The Queen Latifah Show, The Arsenio Hall ShowThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno (his third appearance), and The Late Show With David Letterman (his fourth appearance, this time solo, which airs on November 7th). Clark will be performing “When My Train Pulls In,” the current single from his major-label debut album Blak and Blu. Check local listings for details.

In other news, Gary Clark Jr has just been nominated for The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award at the 2013 Soul Train Awards for his work on Alicia Keys and Maxwell’s “Fire We Make”

Gary Clark Jr.’s upcoming tour dates are as follows:

11/10   Boston, MA                 Royale Nightclub

11/11   Boston, MA                 Royale Nightclub

11/12   Washington, DC           9:30 Club

11/13   Washington, DC           9:30 Club

11/14   New York, NY              Apollo Theater

11/16   New York, NY              Terminal 5

11/18   Toronto, ON                 Danforth Music Hall

11/19   Chicago, IL                  The Vic Theatre

11/20   Minneapolis, MN           First Avenue

11/22   Indianapolis, IN            The Vogue Theatre

11/23   Columbia, MO              The Blue Note

11/25   New Orleans, LA          House of Blues

11/26   Houston, TX                Warehouse Live – Ballroom

11/27   Dallas, TX                   House of Blues

11/29   Austin, TX                   Stubb’s

With Kings of Leon:

02/05   Atlanta, GA                  Philips Arena

02/07   Nashville, TN               Bridgestone Arena

02/09   Louisville, KY               KFC Yum! Center

02/11   Auburn Hills, MI           The Palace Of Auburn Hills

02/14   New York, NY              Madison Square Garden Arena

02/15   Uncasville, CT             Mohegan Sun Arena

02/18   Columbus, OH             Schottenstein Center

02/19   Philadelphia, PA          Wells Fargo Center

02/21   Washington, DC           Verizon Center

02/23   London, ON                 Budweiser Gardens

02/24   Montreal, Quebec         Bell Centre

02/26   Toronto, Ontario           Air Canada Centre

02/28   Boston, MA                 TD Garden

03/05   Kansas City, MO         Sprint Center

03/06   Minneapolis, MN          Target Center

03/08   Chicago, IL                  United Center

More Gary Clark Jr., information to be revealed soon. Until then, please enjoy a brief view into the past 18 whirlwind months of Clark’s life, click here. You’ll see why Rolling Stone Magazine has hailed him “The Chosen One.”

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