Gary Clark Jr. is an American singer/guitarist and actor who focuses on blues, soul and rock and roll. He calls Austin, Texas his home and has been dubbed by Rolling Stone Magazine as “The Chosen One.” He started playing the guitar at the age of twelve and quickly had gigs around the Austin area. He has been compared to Austinite Stevie Ray Vaughn, whose brother Jimmy Vaughn has been instrumental in Clark’s success. The mayor of Austin declared May 3, 2001, Gary Clark Jr. Day -- he was only 17 the time. He has gone on to record with Alicia Keys and Sheryl Crow, and his songs “Bright Lights” and “Don’t Owe You A Thang” have been featured in movies and a video game. Clark won the Grammy award for Best Traditional R&B performance at the 56th annual Grammy Awards Ceremony for his song “Please Come Home.” He goes on tour this year in support of his latest album, Blak and Blu and tours with Kings of Leon. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Gary Clark Jr. concert tickets.
In 2013 Clark played an array of venues, from the smallest of smoke filled clubs to Madison Square Garden with Eric Clapton to The Jay Leno Show. Clark has shot to stardom with his bluesy rock guitar. He draws you into a string vortex immediately and you are hooked from that beginning moment. Armed with his Epiphone Casino wearing a t-shirt and a hat of some kind, he unleashes his show with a 10-minute onslaught of “When My Train Comes In.” While does have his share of covers, Clark hits a Hendrix tune, “Third Stone From The Sun,” and carefully and respectfully deconstructs it into his own unique version.
“Gary Clark Jr. with The Kings of Leon Mechanical Bull” Tour Info
In support to his latest studio album, Blak and Blu, Clark will tour solo and then join The Kings of Leon and The Dave Matthews Band. Clark is notorious for his guitar solos, and these show will be no different. With his own flair and deconstruction of the music his guitar playing is a treat to the ears and eyes. Songs featured are his hit single, “When My Train Comes In” and “Bright Lights.” With a giant LED screen, his guitar and some hat of one form or another, Clark illuminates the stage with his guitar and will almost always get a standing ovation.
Top cities that will host are Chicago on March 8 at the United Center with The Kings of Leon, Sydney, Australia on April 15 with The Dave Matthews Band, Millwaukee, WI on June 29, at Summerfest, Louisville, KY on July 18, at the Forecastle Festival and ending in Arrington VA, on September 6, at the Lockn Festival.
Gary Clark Jr. Set List
Opening number will be and ten minute guitar intro to “When My Train Pulls In,” “Don’t Owe You A Thang,” “Please Come Home,” “Catfish Blues,” “Travis County” and Blak and Blu.”