Gary Clark Jr. readies new LP, tours (2015)

Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and virtuoso guitarist Gary Clark Jr. will release his second full-length studio album, titled The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, on September 11 via Warner Bros. Records. It will be available for pre-order from participating digital retailers beginning today, July 30. 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 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.
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