Kiefer Sutherland to perform music from upcoming country album at V-Club

Famed actor Kiefer Sutherland will perform music from his upcoming country album, “Down in a Hole,” at V-Club Friday with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and music starting at 7 p.m.

Sutherland is known for his iconic roll as Jack Bauer in Fox’s hit television series “24,” as well as classic films like “The Lost Boys.” Recently, Sutherland has taken a foray into the music scene and has set on a nationwide, 32-city tour to promote his upcoming album.

According to V-Club owner Patrick Guthrie, Sutherland’s agent booked a show at the popular Huntington nightclub and venue a couple months ago. Guthrie said he is expecting a large turnout Friday night.

“It most likely will be a sold out show,” Guthrie said “There’s no major preparations other than a superstar coming to the club. Jack Bauer’s in the house.”

“Down in a Hole’s” lead single, “Not Enough Whiskey,” debuted last month on Rolling Stone Country, showcasing Sutherland’s musical talents. Following the premiere of the music video, Sutherland spoke to Rolling Stone Country and discussed why he enjoys writing music.

“It’s the closest thing I’ve ever had to a journal or diary,” Sutherland said in a press release. “There is something very satisfying about being able to look back on my own life, good times and bad and express those sentiments in music.”

Sutherland also described his love for live performances to Rolling Stone Country, specifying he enjoys the intimacy of small venues.

“My experience so far, playing 250-seat rooms and bars, is that it’s created a level of intimacy,” Sutherland said. “It’s an experience I’ve been enjoying that I couldn’t even describe.”

During a teleconference with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sutherland said he is aware of the stigma actors-turned-musicians face. However, after recording two demos for other artists on his self-owned Ironworks music label last year, he decided to take the plunge into the musical medium.

“The truth is, I’ve gotten to a point in my life where I’m not as concerned about what people think,” Sutherland said. “I’m not trying to sell a million records and I’m not trying to play stadiums. I wrote some songs that are really personal to me and have been really grateful to have the opportunity to play them.”

A date has yet to be made public, but Sutherland is expected to release his debut album this summer.

Jared Casto can be contacted at [email protected].