Celebrated and award-winning blues rock guitarist and singer songwriter, Joe Bonamassa in association with J&R Adventures and Neil O’Brien Entertainment is pleased to announce five UK arena concerts in May 2023.
Dates include Bournemouth International Centre on Tuesday 9 May, Blackpool Opera House on Wednesday 10 May, Leeds First Direct Arena on Friday 12 May, Newcastle UtilitaArena on Saturday 13 May, and Birmingham Utilita Arena on Sunday 14 May.
Planet Rock will run an exclusive 48-hour ticket pre-sale from 9am UK on Wednesday 28 September via www.planetrock.com.
The 2023 UK tour will see Bonamassa performing songs from his 15th solo studio album “Time Clocks,” his GRAMMY® Award-nominated studio album “Royal Tea,” plus classic tracks from his rich treasure trove back catalogue including the albums “Redemption”, “Blues of Desperation” and “The Ballad of John Henry”, plus many more Bonamassa fan favourites.
“Joe Bonamassa is a seminal blues titan.” – Classic Rock
“Joe Bonamassa is remarkable.” – Uncut
“Smokin’ virtuosity.” – The Times
“Electrifying brilliance.” – Daily Star
“Bonamassa shows that he loves the music and is as invested
in it as his audience is. A brilliant night.” – Music News
BOURNEMOUTH, INTERNATIONAL CENTRE TUESDAY 9 MAY 2023
BLACKPOOL, OPERA HOUSE WEDNESDAY 10 MAY 2023
LEEDS, FIRST DIRECT ARENA FRIDAY 12 MAY 2023
NEWCASTLE, UTILITA ARENA SATURDAY 13 MAY 2023
BIRMINGHAM, UTILITA ARENA SUNDAY 14 MAY 2023
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ABOUT JOE BONAMASSA
One of today’s most celebrated performing musicians, Joe Bonamassa is a certified blues-rock titan, a 3x GRAMMY® Award-nominated artist whose acclaimed new album, Time Clocks (J&R Adventures), recently made history as his 25th #1 album on Billboard’s Blues Album chart.
Though still only in his early 40s, Bonamassa is already a living legend with an astounding multi-genre catalogue spanning over 40 albums to date, including studio and live recordings, collaborative albums with fellow blues sensation Beth Hart, and the adventurous side projects, Black Country Communion and Rock Candy Funk Party.
The New York State native first captured the imagination of blues aficionados everywhere by opening for the great B.B. King at just 12 years old. Since then, Bonamassa has played alongside a who’s-who of blues and rock icons, including Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Stephen Stills, John Lee Hooker, Warren Haynes, Steve Winwood, Peter Frampton, to name but a few. The winner of multiple Blues Music Awards – including the prestigious “B.B. King Entertainer of the Year” award – he has starred on the covers of such publications as Guitar World, Guitar Player, Vintage Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, and Classic Rock, with high profile features in Rolling Stone, Esquire, the Wall Street Journal, Parade, American Songwriter, and many more.
Hailed by Guitar World as “arguably the world’s biggest blues guitarist,” Bonamassa is known for his limitless work ethic and endless hunt to expand his eclectic musical horizons. Bonamassa and his manager, Roy Weisman, furthered their 30-year partnership in 2000 by founding J&R Adventures, a 360-degree independent record label, management, marketing, and concert promotion company that has survived and thrived during one of the music industry’s most uncertain eras. In 2020, Bonamassa and Weisman created Keeping the Blues Alive Records (KTBA), releasing acclaimed new albums by such artists as Dion, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Larry McCray, and others.
Bonamassa founded the Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation in 2011 with a mission to promote and sustain music education and blues music by funding scholarships and providing music education resources to schools in need. KTBA awarded over $1M since its foundation, positively impacting more than 70,000 students across America.