Singer, songwriter, and guitarist extraordinaire Gary Clark Jr. has confirmed a handful of tour dates leading up to SXSW 2012 in Austin, Texas this March.
Clark has enjoyed an incredibly successful year of touring the U.S, Europe and the U.K. performing everywhere from sold-out clubs to summer festivals and massive stadiums with Eric Clapton and back. Coupled with TV appearances on Letterman and Fallon, high-profile benefit shows with Alicia Keys and The Roots plus tremendous critical praise has set the tone for this year. With an ever-widening fan base snapping up copies of his acclaimed “THE BRIGHT LIGHTS EP,” and radio play of the title track, fans the world over are awaiting the release of his WB debut album later this year.
Until then, the following shows have been confirmed:
Feb 13 – Crocodile – Seattle, WA
Feb 14 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
Feb 15 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
Mar 9 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
Mar 10 – Sam’s Burger Joint – San Antonio, TX
Mar 11 – Lola’s – Ft. Worth, TX
Everything you’ve heard about Clark as a live performer is true: His extraordinary guitar and vocal prowess has commanded the respect of everyone from Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, The Roots and countless others:
“You know who is killing it? Gary Clark Jr.! Hurry up and Google [him] before you’re late, because he is so special.” — Alicia Keys
“This singer-guitarist may be the next Hendrix…churning his distorted strings into a euphoric moment of psychedelia.” – The New York Times
“Gary Clark Jr. cuts through a stunning blend of rock and soul. Clark can sing some sweet R&B, but at heart, he’s a blistering rock guitarist who’s about to blow up big.” – NPR Music
If you’ve yet to witness Gary Clark Jr. live, don’t miss the chance. Whether he’s delivering an aggressive rock set, a dreamy trip into a cerebral stratosphere of psychedelia, or a spontaneous burst of classic soul, you never know what will happen on the night. Depending on the room, the audience, and his own mood, each show takes on its own personality.