Joe Bonamassa & Friends Returns This Summer With Two Legendary Rock n’ Roll Bands
“Keeping The Blues Alive Presents: Joe Bonamassa & Friends, Featuring Special Guests: Styx And Don Felder, Formerly Of The Eagles” Will Stop At Northwell Health At Jones Beach Theater On August 12th And Bethel Woods Center For The Arts On August 13th
ickets on-sale this Friday, February 10th at 10 AM EST
For more information visit jbonamassa.com
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Three-time GRAMMY-nominated guitarist and 25x Billboard chart-topper Joe Bonamassa has announced the return of the summer’s biggest rock & roll event with “Keeping the Blues Alive presents: Joe Bonamassa & Friends,” featuring special guests Styx and Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles. The special two-night performance run will stop at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater on Saturday, August 12th and Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on Sunday, August 13th. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, February 10th at 10am EST. For more information and to purchase tickets visit jbonamassa.com.
Like the concert series’ inaugural event last year, Keeping The Blues Alive Presents: Joe Bonamassa & Friends will feature full performances from each act before culminating into a jaw-dropping encore featuring members from all three bands.
Styx – Photo credit: Jason Powell
The six men comprising Styx have committed to rocking the Paradise with audiences far and wide by entering their second decade of averaging over 100 shows a year, and each one is committed to making the next show better than the last. The legendary and multi-Platinum rockers–James “JY” Young (lead vocals, guitars), Tommy Shaw (lead vocals, guitars), Chuck Panozzo (bass, vocals), Todd Sucherman (drums, percussion), Lawrence Gowan (lead vocals, keyboards), Ricky Phillips (bass, guitar, vocals), and ‘Crash Of The Crown’ producer and co-writer Will Evankovich (guitars)–released their 17th album June 18, 2021 on the band’s label, Alpha Dog 2T/UMe.
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Felder is a true American rock and roll guitar hero. Not only is he a proud, longstanding member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, having been inducted with the Eagles back in 1998, but he was also inaugurated into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville in 2016 and the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in 2017. Felder spent 27 years with the Eagles, who own the fine distinction of recording the top-selling album of all time — Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975), which has sold over 38 million copies (and counting).
The news comes of the special, two-night event just after the announcement of Bonamassa’s upcoming release Tales Of Time, a sprawling and expansive live concert film and album featuring material from his latest #1 studio album, Time Clocks. Filmed at the breathtaking Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado in August 2022, with a stunning visual backdrop that served to highlight the beauty of the music, Tales Of Time captures a stratospheric performance by the blues-rock titan, as his virtuoso guitar style and unique technique and flair elevate the evening to an almost heavenly high.
This incredible undertaking was produced by long-time collaborator and producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Journey). Tales Of Time will be released April 14th worldwide via Bonamassa’s J&R Adventures in CD/DVD, CD/BR, vinyl, and digital formats. To pre-order, please visit https://joeb.me/talesoftime. Watch the official music video of the first single “The Loyal Kind” at https://youtu.be/7scxFza1aJ8
Bonamassa is currently gearing up for his U.S. Spring Tour 2023, which kicks off in Charleston, West Virginia on February 15th before winding its way throughout the Midwest and East Coast. The Spring tour will conclude with Bonamassa’s sold-out Keeping The Blues Alive at Sea VIII, set for March 13-17, 2023, departing from Miami, Florida to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. The festival line-up includes legendary artists like Little Feat, Dion, Bobby Rush, Robert Randolph Band, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Jimmy Vivino, and more. KTBA at Sea is one of the largest fundraisers for Bonamassa’s Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation, aiding in its mission to promote music education by providing grants and resources to schools and musicians in need.
Cited by Guitar World as “arguably the world’s biggest blues guitarist,” Bonamassa is known for taking risks and venturing into uncharted territory throughout his wide-ranging career. His latest studio album ‘Time Clocks’ marked his most raw, rocking studio album yet, with American Songwriter sharing, “Bonamassa pushes into fresh territory while staying within a blues-based framework,” and “there is more than enough proof in this sprawling set that Bonamassa doesn’t intend to rest on his laurels or take his star status in the blues-rock genre for granted.”
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Joe Bonamassa U.S. Tour 2023
Feb. 15 – Clay Center – Charleston, WV
Feb. 17 – Playhouse Square – Cleveland, OH
Feb. 18 – Riverside Theater – Milwaukee, WI
Feb. 20 – The Orpheum Theater – Madison, WI
Feb. 22 – Peoria Civic Center Theater – Peoria, IL
Feb. 24 – DeVos Performance Hall – Grand Rapids, MI
Feb. 25 – Morris Performing Arts Center – South Bend, IN
Feb. 28 – Shea’s Buffalo Theatre – Buffalo, NY
March 1 – Benedum Center – Pittsburgh, PA
March 3 – Ovens Auditorium – Charlotte, NC
March 4 – Fox Theatre – Atlanta, GA
March 5 – Soldiers And Sailors Memorial Auditorium – Chattanooga, TN
March 7 – Montgomery Performing Arts Centre – Montgomery, AL
March 8 – Saenger Theatre – New Orleans, LA
March 10 – The King Center – Melbourne, FL
March 11 – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre – St. Augustine, FL
March 13-17 – Keeping The Blues Alive at Sea VIII – Miami, FL
August 12 – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY *
August 13 – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts – Bethel, NY *
* Keeping the Blues Alive presents: Joe Bonamassa & Friends: Styx and Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles
ABOUT JOE BONAMASSA
Blues-rock superstar Joe Bonamassa is one of the most celebrated performing musicians today. A three-time GRAMMY-nominee, Bonamassa earned his 25th No. 1 on the Billboard Blues Album Chart, with his latest studio album ‘Time Clocks.’
Bonamassa earned his third GRAMMY nomination with 2020’s ‘Royal Tea,’ recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. The album brought Bonamassa full circle: reconnecting the guitar-slinging kid who stumbled across the best of British-blues in his dad’s vinyl collection to the player he is today. That same year, Bonamassa delivered a groundbreaking live performance from the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, where he played ‘Royal Tea’ in its entirety to over tens of thousands of people across the globe via livestream, recording the full set for the live concert film and album ‘Now Serving: Royal Tea Live From The Ryman,’ released in 2021.
Bonamassa also runs Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that promotes music education and blues music by funding scholarships and providing music education resources to schools in need. To date, the foundation has provided schools and teachers with over $2 Million in donations and has positively impacted 88,000 students in all 50 states.
Created by Bonamassa and Roy Weisman, Keeping The Blues Alive Records (KTBA Records) has released albums for many artists, including musical icon Dion’s ‘Blues With Friends’ and ‘Stomping Ground,’ Chicago Queen of Guitar Joanna Connor’s ‘4801 South Indiana Avenue,’ Wet Willie Front Man Jimmy Hall’s ‘Ready Now’ and British Blues-Rock star Joanne Shaw Taylor’s ‘The Blues Album,’ ‘Blues From The Heart Live,’ all of which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Blues Charts, while JST’s ‘Nobody’s Fool’ and Blues-legend Larry McCray’s ‘Blues Without You’ debuted at No. 2. KTBA Records will release Marc Broussard’s newest album in Early 2023 and Bonamassa plans on producing many new project throughout the year.
Journeyman LLC, the newest endeavor between Bonamassa and his long-time manager Roy Weisman, is a vertically integrated music management, concert promotion, and marketing company that builds awareness for great live artists worldwide. After years of perfecting strategies, while building Joe Bonamassa’s career, the company will utilize the same savvy tactics which allowed them to overcome industry barriers that typically held back artists from achieving success. Bonamassa has been keen on using his experience to pay it forward to help other artists navigate the murky industry waters. Consequently, Journeyman sets itself apart in this way as being the true market maker for its artists.