Gary Clark Jr. to Join Kings of Leon on Tour in 2014

Gary Clark Jr
Gary Clark Jr

Photo by Frank Maddocks

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:

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 Show, The 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