GRAMMY-nominated blues-rock guitar icon Joe Bonamassa announces new North American fall tour dates in support of his brand-new studio solo album, Blues of Desperation (J&R Adventures), which will be released March 25, 2016. The tour, which kicks off November 15 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada will make its way through the United States before wrapping with two nights at the prestigious Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on December 16 and 17.
Hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, Joe Bonamassa has almost single-handedly redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream.
Backed by a stellar band of legendary musicians including Anton Fig (drums), Michael Rhodes (bass), Reese Wynans (piano, Hammond organ), Lee Thornburg (trumpet, horn arrangements) and Paulie Cerra (saxophone), to bring a whole new life to the show which will feature new songs (from Joe’s CD) alongside career-spanning favorites.
To purchase tickets, please visit: www.jbonamassa.com/tour-dates
Watch the music video for Bonamassa’s new single, Drive, here: https://youtu.be/MU-lND_UxLo
Order his new album now at www.jbonamassa.com , Amazon, and iTunes.
Packed with unparalleled musicianship and teeming with the most enthralling collection of songs in Bonamassa’s career, Blues of Desperation is guaranteed to knock out critics and fans alike. By exceeding his own vertiginously high artistic goals, Bonamassa is bound to shatter all other expectations with this record and reach new audiences – no mean feat when you continue his astonishing track record of hits, which now includes 15 #1 Billboard Blues Albums (more than any other artist in history). 2014’s Different Shades of Blue debuted at #8 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart, making it his highest charting album, his first top 10 and accounting for his biggest sales week ever. In 2014, the guitarist received his first-ever Grammy nomination (for Best Blues Album) for the album Seesaw, his second collaboration with blues singing star Beth Hart, and was named 2014’s Billboard Blues Artist of the Year.
Bonamassa’s stature in the music industry has built steadily over the years. Along with his longtime manager, Roy Weisman, the iconoclastic guitarist built his own successful record label, management and concert promotion company called J&R Adventures. In addition, his connection to fans on social media has grown to over 2.5 million Facebook friends, over 135K Twitter followers, and more than 158K Instagram followers.