Joe Bonamassa 2023 UK Tour

Joe Bonamassa 2023 UK Tour


Posted 2023-04-27 by Andy Colemanfollow

Tue 09 May 2023 - Sun 14 May 2023

Blues/rock guitarist and singer/songwriter Joe Bonamassa returns to the UK in May 2023 for five epic shows. The tour visits Bournemouth International Centre on May 9, Blackpool Opera House on May 10, Leeds First Direct Arena on May 12, Newcastle Utilita Arena on May 13 and Birmingham Utilita Arena on May 14.

On stage: Joe Bonamassa. Picture: Robert Sutton

The shows will feature songs from Joe’s 15th solo studio album, Time Clocks, his Grammy Award-nominated studio album, Royal Tea, plus classic tracks from back catalogue of long players, including Redemption, Blues of Desperation and The Ballad of John Henry. The UK tour comes hot on the heels of the release of Tales Of Time, an expansive film and album of Joe’s concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado in August 2022.

This live show represents our most progressive and largest production to date focusing on my most ambitious studio album to date, Time Clocks,” says Joe. “The iconic Kevin Shirley once again has produced both wonderful music and a wonderful visual. My band was a force of nature on this show and it truly was a special night.

Tales Of Time: Joe and his band at Red Rocks. Picture: Jenise Jensen

Still in his early 40s, Joe already has over 40 albums on his CV, with studio and live recordings, collaborative albums with blues singer Beth Hart and his side projects Black Country Communion and Rock Candy Funk Party .

The New York state native opened for B.B. King when he was only 12 years old and has since played alongside such artists as Eric Clapton, Stephen Stills, John Lee Hooker, Warren Haynes, Steve Winwood, Peter Frampton and Buddy Guy.

Special night: Joe Bonamassa at Red Rocks. Picture: Jenise Jensen

Joe’s 14th studio album, Royal Tea, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards in 2022. He also runs a non-profit organisation called Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation, whose mission is to promote and sustain music education and blues music by funding scholarships and providing music education resources to schools in need. To date, the non-profit has funded schools and teachers with over $1million and has positively impacted 70,000 students across the country.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Joe has been working hard to raise money for musicians affected by the crisis, by creating the Fuelling Musicians program. The initiative is an emergency relief plan that supports musicians by providing immediate cash payments for essential living expenses of $1,500 to help them stay afloat and get back on the road again. To date, they’ve raised over $500,000 and distributed money to over 300 artists.


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