Country Legend Clint Black To Honor His Triple Platinum Debut Album With 35th Anniversary World Tour
“Time flies when you’re…Killin’ Time!” Black shared upon the announcement.
Photo Courtesy Clint Black
Clint Black will celebrate over three decades of a successful career with his just-announced 2024 World Tour.
This upcoming stint of shows will commemorate the 35th anniversary of Black’s debut album, Killin’ Time, which spawned the No. 1 Billboard Country song of both 1989 and 1990 for “A Better Man,” and “Nobody’s Home” respectively, as well as chart-toppers “Walkin’ Away” and “Nothing’s News.” These impressive feats ushered Black into the “Class of ’89,” an elite group of country music stars such as Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson who had a pivotal impact on the genre that year.
Playing The Album Start To Finish For The Very First Time
During each night of the tour, fans can expect the Texas-raised country icon to perform his triple-platinum debut album live from start to finish for the first time ever in concert.
“Time flies when you’re…Killin’ Time!” Black shared via press release. “My band and I are very excited to play the album top to bottom. Revisiting these songs has been inspiring and we can’t wait to hit the road and play it for the fans! Starting at the Ryman will make for a very special send off to all-points North America!”
The set will also showcase many more of his beloved hits that have not been showcased live on stage in 35 years.
“We’ll play some songs at soundcheck and put in stuff like ‘Winding Down’ and ‘Straight From the Factory.’ Two of the guys in my band played on that album, so it’s fun to go back and remember it. Sometimes we had to think, ‘Who played that part?’ and things drift over time, they migrate. We’ve pulled some back to their origins. I think I’m singing these songs better now than I did, but pretty much it’s going to be like the record,” Black told Billboard.
According to a recent press release, Clint Black has also partnered with Sony Music and Vinyl Me Please to reissue a special Killin’ Time vinyl in conjunction with the upcoming tour. The 35th-anniversary edition record comes on 180g Brown Galaxy vinyl with new lacquers cut by Barry Grint at AIR Mastering. Fans can sign up to be notified when pre-orders for the vinyls go live at www.clintblack.com. The vinyls are expected to ship out in May 2024.
The first leg of his 2024 tour was originally scheduled to launch with two sold-out shows on February 16 & 17 at the Ryman Auditorium, however, due to an overwhelming demand, he has added a third night at the Ryman on Feb. 18. Black will then bring his sets to various headlining and festival appearances throughout the country before making his way to Canada in June.
The 35th Anniversary Tour Dates:
February 16, 2024 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
February 17, 2024 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
February 18, 2024 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
February 23, 2024 – Durant, OK – Choctaw Casino
February 24, 2024 – San Antonio, TX – San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
February 29, 2024 – Roanoke, VA – Berglund Performing Arts Center
March 1, 2024 – Roanoke Rapids, NC – Weldon Mills Theater
March 2, 2024 – Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center
March 23, 2024 – Lancaster, PA – American Music Theatre
March 24, 2024 – Nashville, IN – Brown County Performing Arts Center
April 6, 2024 – Carlton, MN – Black Bear Casino Resort
April 21, 2024 – Georgetown, TX – Two Step Inn Fest
April 26, 2024 – Chandler, AZ – Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino
April 28, 2024 – Indio, CA – Stagecoach
June 13, 2024 – Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Arena
June 14, 2024 – Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Arena
June 15, 2024 – Prince George, BC – CN Arena
June 16, 2024 – Dawson Creek, BC – Ovintiv Arena
June 19, 2024 – Lethbridge, AB – ENMAX Arena
June 21, 2024 – Edmonton, AB – Winspear Centre
June 22, 2024 – Strathmore, AB – Strathmore Stampede
June 25, 2024 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Arena
June 27, 2024 – Moose Jaw, SK – Moose Jaw Arena
July 11, 2024 – New Salem, ND – ND Country Fest
Tickets and on-sale information will be available at clintblack.com
Clint Black Is Also Hitting The Road With His Wife And Daughter
Prior to The 35th Anniversary World Tour, Clint Black will kick off 2024 with a limited run of shows featuring his wife, Lisa Hartman Black, and his 22-year-old daughter Lily Pearl Black.
“My wonderful family is coming back on tour with me again for a limited run of shows in 2024. The band and crew and I can’t wait to see you back out here with us,” Black wrote in the caption of his latest Instagram post.
The self-titled tour will launch on January 31 with a show at the Alabama Theatre in Birmingham, AL. Clint Black and his family will continue with a total of seven stops across Louisiana, Texas, and Colorado before bringing things to a close on February 9 in Prescott Valley, AZ.
For a full list of Clint Black’s upcoming dates, click HERE.
Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.