Gary Clark Jr. is set to perform on “The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY® Salute To The Beatles”- a two-hour special that celebrates the group’s legacy and the 50th “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” anniversary of their first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
Clark will perform the George Harrison-penned classic with The Eagles’ Joe Walsh and Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl.
Footage above is of Gary Clark Jr. and Alicia Keys performing the Beatles classic.
So the part that Eric Clapton usually plays and that Prince killed at the 2004 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame will now be Gary’s to play at the event. Kind of a big deal.
The show will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS on Sunday, Feb. 9, from 8 – 10 p.m. ET/PT – exactly 50 years to the day, date, and time of the original event.
Gary is heading out on tour with Kings Of Leon this week. For tour dates, click here….
Clark hits the road this week with Kings Of Leon for a winter arena tour. Dates are listed below:
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
Diagnosis: Proud to say we have been on Gary Clark Jr. almost from the very start….