Eric Gales has announced his forthcoming album, Crown,  due out on January 28th via Provogue Records/Mascot Label Group. Produced by Joe Bonamassa and Josh SmithCrown will find Gales opening up like never before, sharing his struggles with substance abuse, a new era of sobriety and creativity, and his personal reflections on racism.

Along with today’s album announcement, Gales has shared the lead single and music video for “I Want My Crown”, which features Bonamassa on guitar. “I Want My Crown” hears Gales sing about his past self-sabotage while proving that he’s ready for the limelight and the “crown” that comes from being at the forefront of modern blues music. Full of confidence that can only come from years of self-reflection and perfecting one’s craft, the single’s music video sees Gales preparing for a Rocky-style guitar battle with his longtime friend, Bonamassa, in the Home of the Blues, Memphis, TN.

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Replete with an energetic horn section and tasteful backing vocals, “I Want My Crown” arrives with all the swagger of a well-prepared musician who’s ready for a fight. After singing the song’s refrain, “It’s my turn/ I want my crown,” Gales steps into a boxing ring where he and Bonamassa go toe-to-toe. The two proceed to trade licks back and forth before Bonamassa falls to a ten-count and Gales raises his fist in victory.

Below, check out the new Eric Gales music video for “I Want My Crown”. Head here for additional listening options and to pre-order Gales’ forthcoming album, Crown. Scroll down for a full Crown tracklist.

Gales is currently on the road for his 2021 fall/winter tour. He will tour up and down the East Coast, as well as shows in the Midwest, throughout October and November. Then at the end of November, Gales will join the Allman Family Revival tour for several shows before year’s-end. Visit Gales’ website for tickets and scroll down for a full list of tour dates.

Eric Gales ft. Joe Bonamassa – “I Want My Crown” [Official Music Video]

Eric Gales – Crown Tracklist

1. Death Of Me
2. The Storm
3. Had To Dip
4. I Want My Crown (feat. Joe Bonamassa)
5. Stand Up
6. Survivor
7. You Don’t Know The Blues
8. Rattlin’ Change
9. Too Close To The Fire
10. Put That Back
11. Take Me Just As I Am (feat. LaDonna Gales)
12. Cupcakin’
13. Let Me Start With This
14. I Found Her
15. My Own Best Friend
16. I Gotta Go

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Eric Gales – Fall/Winter 2021 Tour
19 Oct – The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint – Medford, MA
20 Oct – The Music Room Cape Cod – West Yarmouth, MA
21 Oct – The Met – Pawtucket, RI
22 Oct – Strand Center Theatre – Plattsburgh, NY
23 Oct – Gateway City Arts – Holyoke, MA
24 Oct – Infinity Music Hall and Bistro – Norfolk, CT
25 Oct – City Winery New York – New York, NY
06 Nov – Scandals Live – Virginia Beach, VA
12 Nov – Rio Das Ostras Jazz & Blues Festival 2021 – Rio Das Ostras, Brazil
19 Nov – The Tin Pan – Richmond, VA
20 Nov – 118 NORTH – Wayne, PA
21 Nov – Pearl Street Warehouse – Washington, DC
27 Nov – The Factory – Chesterfield, MO
29 Nov – Majestic Theatre – Dallas, TX
30 Nov – ACL Live at The Moody Theater – Austin, TX*
01 Dec – Saenger Theatre – New Orleans, LA*
02 Dec – Coca-Cola Roxy – Atlanta, GA*
03 Dec- Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall – Sarasota, FL*
07 Dec – Orpheum Theatre – Boston, MA*
08 Dec – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY

* With Allman Family Revival

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