Clint Black Announces 2024 World Tour Celebrating 35 Years of ‘Killin’ Time’

Feb 19, 2024 at 04:02 pm by Bethany Bowman

Following three sold-out shows at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, Clint Black is going on tour to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the award-winning album, Killin’ Time. He and his electrifying band will play the album top to bottom along with many other number one hits.

Black moved to Nashville over 35 years ago with his bandleader and longtime songwriter colleague, Hayden Nicholas, where he readily signed a deal with RCA Records.

In one of the most storied careers in modern music, the Katie, Texas native surged to superstardom as part of the fabled Class of '89, reaching #1 with five consecutive singles from his triple-platinum debut, Killin' Time. The superstar logged the #1 Billboard Country song of both 1989 and 1990 for “A Better Man,” and “Nobody’s Home” respectively, both from Killin’ Time.

The thing that I found most amazing is that Killin’ Time was Black’s debut album. It had five number-one singles on it. And though the title track “Killin’ Time” is his signature song, the song “A Better Man” found on side B of the record, won Single of the Year at the 1989 ACM Awards. The album also won ACM Album of the Year in 1989.

Clint followed Killin’ Time with the triple-platinum Put Yourself in My Shoes, and then a string of platinum and gold albums throughout the 1990s. Perhaps most impressively, Clint wrote or co-wrote every one of his more than three dozen chart hits, including "A Better Man," "Where Are You Now," "When My Ship Comes In," "A Good Run of Bad Luck," "Summer's Comin'," "Like the Rain" and "Nothin' But the Taillights," part of a catalog that produced 22 #1 singles and made him one of the most successful singer/songwriters of the modern era.

Since that time, Clint Black has won four Grammys, sold millions of records, and has had billions of streams. In October 2019, Black received his star on the Music City Walk of Fame, and in 2023, his authentic lyricism and powerful musicianship earned him the ACM Honors Poets Award.

Rolling Stone magazine called Killin’ Time one of the “most important albums in country music.” After seeing it performed live, I would have to agree.

“Time flies when you’re…Killin’ Time!” commented Black. “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!”

I also would like to give a shoutout to Black’s amazing band. Two of the team have been with him since the onset and they regularly break into jam sessions unlike any I had seen from a country band. They are superbly talented and tight.

Make every effort to see Clink Black and his band in person this year. You won’t regret it. 

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Bethany Bowman is a freelance entertainment writer. You can follow her blogInstagram, and X(Twitter).

The initial set of tour dates include:

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