Gary Clark Jr. Headlines Harlem's Apollo Theater Tonight
Singer, songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire Gary Clark Jr. will headline the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem tonight, November 14tH. Clark's show at Terminal 5, set for Nov 16th, has completely sold out. Every other date on his recently-announced national tour, including the Sep 26th opening night at The Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles will follow suit.
Considered the bastion of African-American culture and achievement, The Apollo is famous for launching the careers of everyone from Ella Fitzgerald, to JAmes Brown & The Famous Flames, to The Jackson 5, to Stevie Wonder, to Lauryn Hill. Now it will host Clark, who has enjoyed an amazing upward trajectory with a series of incendiary live performances, proving he is one of the most exciting artists to hit the scene in recent years. Click here to view a solo performance of "Next Door Neighbor Blues" from the U.K.
The opportunity to perform at The Apollo is an esteemed privilege that comes with unqualified sense of occasion for Clark who first performed at the landmark theater on Feb 24, 2012, for the late Hubert Sumlin's Memorial Concert. On that evening, Clark played alongside Keith Richards, James Cotton, Eric Clapton and others to honor the memory of one of his heroes. Click here to view a live version of the new single, "When My Train Pulls In" live from The Warner Sound.
Over the past couple of years Clark has toured the globe and performed and/or recorded with a wealth of genre-spanning Americans icons that include BB King, Buddy Guy, Booker T. Jones, Alicia Keys, The Dream, The Roots and many others. As part of a rich musical heritage Clark represents the New Breed of torch-bearers that will bring the past into the future of classic, American music forms just as those who have inspired him, all of whom have performed at one time or another on the stage of The Apollo Theater.
Pre-sale tickets via Artist Arena, Live Nation and Citi will be made available to members beginningtoday at 10 am on July 9th, and continue through Thursday July 11th, at 10 pm. Tickets then go on sale to the general public on Friday July 12th, at noon.
Please visit http://www.garyclarkjr.com/ for all of Clark's upcoming tour dates. More news to be revealed soon.