Gary Clark Jr.
ONE NIGHT ONLY: Apr 24 2019
Texas' sensational multi-genre, Grammy Award-winning artist is bringing his signature sounds to Australia and will play at Forum Melbourne on Wednesday 24 April.
Showcasing his forthcoming new album “This Land”, out March 1 on Warner Music, Gary Clark Jr. and his band will be appearing at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on Thursday April 29 before heading westward to take to the stage in some of Australia’s finest venues in Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.
Declared “Best Young Gun” by Rolling Stone magazine, Gary Clark Jr. began his musical career playing guitar at the age of 12 and doing small gigs in his teens. His career took off in 2005 with the release of his album “Tribute”. Since then Clark has produced four studio albums and two live albums and was selected by none other than Eric Clapton to perform at the Crossroads Guitar Festival and once more at his 50th anniversary shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City. His song ‘Please Come Home’ won a Grammy for Best Traditional R&B performance.
He’s been heralded as a rare guitar virtuoso and as one of the most acclaimed bluesmen of his generation, collaborating and performing with a myriad of today's greatest musical artists including The Rolling Stones, Beyoncé, Foo Fighters, Eric Clapton, Nas, and Booker T Jones. His album “Live North America 2016” was described as being driven by a pure, soulful and devotional spirit – likely an understatement, given his electrifying live performances.
In 2017 Gary’s released his hit single and rework of The Beatles classic ‘Come Together’ – a collaboration with film composer Junkie XL (aka Tom Holkenborg) – when it featured in the smash DC/Warner Bros film “Justice League”.
Much like the great blues, jazz, rock, and soul legends of past, Gary’s performances are supercharged moments of lightning, captured in a single moment — he is an artist who is ever-morphing and one of the truly great improvisers of his generation and our time.
Don’t miss your chance to see Gary Clark Jr. fuse blues roots with contemporary soul and hip-hop as he tours Australia this April.