Gary Clark Jr. Announces 2019 Tour Dates Including 3-Night Runs In NYC, Nashville

first_imgToday, modern blues-rock torch-bearer Gary Clark Jr. has announced a lengthy batch of 2019 tour dates. The tour announcement comes in the wake of last month’s news that Clark is preparing to release an as yet unnamed new album next year.Gary Clark Jr.’s newly announced run of dates will begin on March 9th at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami, FL, followed by a performance in Tampa the following night. Next, Clark will head to Springfield, MO (3/13) before landing in the Windy City for a two-night run at the Chicago Theatre (3/15, 3/16).After stops in Indianapolis (3/18) and Pittsburgh (3/20), the Austin, TX native will head to New York City for a three-night stand at the historic Beacon Theatre (3/21, 3/22, 3/23) followed by a two-night stine at Boston’s House of Blues (3/26, 3/27). From there, Gary Clark Jr. will continue down the east coast to Philadelphia, PA (3/29); Washington, D.C. (3/30); Richmond, VA (3/31); Durham, NC (4/2); and Charlotte, NC (4/3). Finally, Clark will head to Nashville, TN’s storied Ryman Auditorium for a three-night stint to cap the spring swing.The dates were shared along with the previously released teaser video for his new album. In the video, the guitarist runs down the ways in which various genres had an effect on his sound on the new album over clips of its recording process and endorsements of Clark and his eclectic musical sensibilities from a variety of outlets and influential people like Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, Alicia Keys, Prince, and Barack Obama.As one quote from Rolling Stone notes, “Owing as much to Kurt Cobain and The Ramones as Buddy Guy and John Lee Hooker… indebted to hip-hop and psychedelia, [Clark] is grounded in tradition while standing on the brink of change.”As Clark explains in a voice-over, “When I started off on the record, it was really about the drums. If the drums aren’t poppin’, you’re wasting your time.” He continues, “I got all the colors, I’ma paint with all of them. … My punk edge comes from really just wanting to be a punk. Reggae influence? Yes. It goes back to that fusion thing. … When I was growing up, a lot of music venues played lots of different types of music every night. A lot of influences. A lot of stuff going on. It’s in what I do, I guess. … I’m not gonna give you my whole recipe, but the only person who can put rules on it is yourself.”Watch the teaser video for the upcoming new Gary Clark Jr. album below. For more information on the new album and upcoming tour dates, head to Clark’s website.Gary Clark Jr. New Album Teaser Video[Video: garyclarkjr] Gary Clark Jr. 2019 Tour DatesMar 09 Miami, FL Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason TheaterMar 10 Tampa, FL Gasparilla Music FestivalMar 13 Springfield, MO Gillioz TheatreMar 15 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre presented by ChaseMar 16 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre presented by ChaseMar 18 Indianapolis, IN Old National Centre – Murat TheatreMar 20 Pittsburgh, PA Benendum CenterMar 21 New York City, NY Beacon Theatre presented by ChaseMar 22 New York City, NY Beacon Theatre presented by ChaseMar 23 New York City, NY Beacon Theatre presented by ChaseMar 26 Boston, MA House of BluesMar 27 Boston, MA House of BluesMar 29 Philadelphia, PA Met Opera HouseMar 30 Washington, DC The AnthemMar 31 Richmond, VA The NationalApr 02 Durham, NC Durham PACApr 03 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore CharlotteApr 05 Nashville, TN Ryman AuditoriumApr 06 Nashville, TN Ryman AuditoriumApr 07 Nashville, TN Ryman AuditoriumView Newly Announced Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Follow COVID-19 protocols or else we’ll lose our jobs, Aaron Finch advises teammates

first_imgMELBOURNE: As Australia prepare to fly to the United Kingdom for their upcoming limited-overs tour, skipper Aaron Finch on Tuesday called on his players to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 protocols as they owe it to fans and to administrators around the world who have worked on the logistics of the resumption of cricket to toe the line.Australia will be playing three T20Is and as many ODIs against England starting September 4. While the T20Is will be played at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, the ODIs will be held at the Old Trafford in Manchester. “What’s important to remember is we are in a position to help continue the global game, and there should be no more motivation than that to do everything right. I’ve been very strong with the guys in the last couple of weeks about making sure that we do literally everything we can with regards to the protocols to keep the global game going,” Finch told a virtual press conference as per cricket.com.au. “Because at the end of the day, if that fails then we are all out of jobs and the game is not in a healthy state, which we can’t afford to have. There’s been so much time and effort put in by thousands of people to give us the opportunity to play international cricket again, and even us leaving Australia, leaving Victoria, is a big process. “The people who’ve worked their backside off over the last couple of months to allow it to happen in Australia, in the UK, in India, South Africa, the UAE, wherever it is, thousands of people are doing an unbelievable amount of work to get the game up and running again. “We owe it to them in particular to do everything right,” he added. The 2020 T20 World Cup has been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic to 2022, thus making the 2021 T20 World Cup in India as the next major men’s global tournament. However, Finch believes the location of the tournament will have little bearing on the specific roles Australia want for their T20I side. “What it does do is give people an opportunity to jump out of the pack and really make a great case to be part of that final 15 for the World Cup in India,” said Finch. “The fact it’s been pushed back 12 months and it’s in India, it doesn’t really change the way we structure up the side because we feel like we had a lot of bases covered. Depending on wickets and conditions that we could go either way with that structure,” he added. IANS Also Watch: Govt Acts Tough On Schools Without Licenceslast_img read more

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