The black-and-white clip features footage of Scaggs performing the rollicking blues tune onstage with his current touring band, interspersed with scenes of the musicians and a road crew preparing for a concert.
Boz tells Billboard that the video celebrates the fun he’s been having playing shows with his band during the last few years, noting, “That’s what it’s about. It’s on the road. It’s live.”
Scaggs and his group have a busy few months ahead of them, starting with an appearance on the 2019 edition of the ’70s Rock & Romance Cruise on March 27 in Centro, Mexico. Boz then will launch a U.S. tour leg on April 7 in Fayetteville, Arkansas; it winds down with an April 27 performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
“New Orleans is sort of the heart and root of so much of the music I’ve done,” Scaggs maintains, “so I really want to do a special set there and get into perhaps a new level of playing.”
The singer also will tour Japan in May, and plans another run of stateside shows in June and July.
Out of the Blues was the third in a trilogy of albums that found Scaggs exploring his musical influences, including blues, soul and Americana.
Boz tells Billboard that he’s thinking about changing things up for his next record.
“I miss some of the more lyrical, ballad stuff I’ve done in the past, so I’m looking in that direction,” he notes, adding, “I haven’t recorded a fully self-written album in some time, so that might be a way to go, too.”
Here are Scaggs’ upcoming U.S. shows:
4/7 — Fayetteville, AR, Walton Arts Center
4/9 — Mobile, AL, Saenger Theatre
4/10 — Jacksonville, FL, Florida Theatre
4/11 — West Palm Beach, FL, Kravis Center
4/12 — St. Petersburg, FL, Tampa Bay Blues Fest – Vinoy Waterfront Park
4/13 — St. Petersburg, FL, Tampa Bay Blues Fest – Vinoy Waterfront Park
4/14 — Fort Lauderdale, FL, Parker Playhouse
4/17 — Orlando, FL, Hard Rock Live Orlando
4/18 — Sarasota, FL, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
4/20 — Fort Pierce, FL, Sunrise Theatre for the Performing Arts
4/22 — Houston, TX, House of Blues Houston
4/23 — Midland, TX, Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
4/24 — New Braunfels, TX, Gruene Hall
4/26 — Lake Charles, LA, Golden Nugget Lake Charles – Grand Event Center
4/27 — New Orleans, LA, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
6/9 — Los Angeles, CA, Playboy Jazz Festival
6/14 — Norman, OK, Riverwind Casino and Hotel – Showplace Theater
6/15 — Fort Worth, TX, Billy Bob’s Texas
6/16 — Memphis, TN, Graceland Soundstage
6/21 — Easton, PA, State Theatre Center for the Arts
6/22 — Hampton, NH, Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
6/23 — Northampton, MA, Calvin Theatre & Performing Arts Center
6/25 — Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Center for the Arts
6/26 — Ridgefield, CT, The Ridgefield Playhouse
6/28 — Hanover, MD, Live! Casino & Hotel- Event Center
7/1 — Ocean City, NJ, Ocean City Music Pier
7/3 — Lincoln, RI, Twin River Casino – Event Center
7/4 — Camden, NJ, Camden County Freedom Festival
7/8 — Des Moines, IA, Hoyt Sherman Place
7/9 — Elk Grove Village, IL, Elk Grove Village Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series
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