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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No doubt about it, Doughty is fastest in Sprint Series of Texas opener at Winona

first_imgTucker Doughty was the $1,000 Sprint Series of Texas feature winner on opening night Saturday at Rose Bowl Speedway. (Photo by Karen Davis)WINONA, Texas (Feb. 25) – Any lingering questions Tucker Doughty might have had about the start of his 2017 season were answered when the Sprint Series of Texas opened Saturday at Rose Bowl Speedway.Doughty led the last half of the IMCA RaceSaver main event to earn $1,000 for his career-first SST victory.“It had been a really long off-season,” said Doughty, who had been injured in a traffic accident in December and needed nearly 60 stitches in his right leg. “It was a great way for us to start the season.”He had finished seventh in the season-opening Smackdown special at Lone Star Speedway on Feb. 11.“It had definitely crossed my mind how (the accident) would effect my racing but after we knocked the cobwebs off at Kilgore we were ready to go,” Doughty said. “My dad Sean is my crew chief and he had the car ready.”Austin Mundie, Dale Wester, Chip Graham and Brad Queen completed the top five at Winona.Doughty started the 20-lapper from outside row four and had worked his way up to second by lap nine. When leader Josh Hawkins committed to the higher line and got stick behind a slower car, Doughty ducked inside to take away the front spot.“You could pretty much run wherever you wanted to on the track,” he said. “Once I got clear air in front of me I was able to pull away a little.”Feature results – 1. Tucker Doughty; 2. Austin Mundie; 3. Dale Wester; 4. Chip Graham; 5. Brad Queen; 6. Jeff Day Jr.; 7. Robert Vetter; 8. Bryan Bolden; 9. Chance McCrary; 10. Blake Baccus; 11. Michael Day; 12. Cody Robbins; 13. Josh Hawkins; 14. Tommy Hall; 15. Jr. Jenkins; 16. Josh McCord; 17. Steve McMackin.last_img read more

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Chiefs expected to sign RB Charcandrick West, report says

first_imgThe report noted that West’s previous experience with the team and knowledge of their playbook helped him seal the deal.The Chiefs also had a “really good” visit with fellow rusher C.J. Anderson, but opted to go with the player who would have the easier transition. The move comes after Kansas City cut Kareem Hunt after video emerged of him shoving and kicking a woman in Cleveland in February. Hunt also is being investigated for a separate incident in which he allegedly punched a man in the face in June.West, 27, signed with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in May 2014. He logged 26 carries for 999 yards and seven touchdowns in four seasons with the team before being released in August.He signed with the Jets two days after he was cut, but was released just over a week later. Kansas City is recruiting a familiar face to fill its backfield void.The Chiefs are expected to sign running back Charcandrick West after he visited with the team over the weekend, NFL Media reported, citing sources informed of the decision. Former Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt speaks for first time since releasecenter_img Related News Kareem Hunt being investigated over separate punching incident, report sayslast_img read more

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New Tottenham stadium: Drone footage shows arena quickly taking shape

first_imgMost football fans are getting excited about the World Cup right now but Tottenham Hotspur fans have bigger things on their mind.They’re eagerly anticipating the completion of their new stadium, built partially on the site of former home White Hart Lane.The arena, which will house 62,062 supporters, including 17,000 in an impressive single-tier south stand has come on leaps and bounds in the last week with the roof getting several cassettes fitted to it, while the tanks for their on-site microbrewery – run by Beavertown – have been delivered too.But what does the stadium look like after this work? Well, thankfully YouTube channel Mr AV has sent his drone into the sky again and given fans some more incredible footage to watch, and you can see it below… 1last_img read more

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