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Joe Bonamassa

The Guitar Event of the Year

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. On this tour, Bonamassa will be backed by a stellar band of legendary musicians featured on Joe’s Grammy-nominated album, Live At The Greek Theatre, including Anton Fig (drums), Michael Rhodes (bass), Reese Wynans (piano, Hammond organ), Lee Thornburg (trumpet, horn arrangements) Paulie Cerra (saxophone), along with amazing back up vocalists to bring a whole new life to the show which will feature new songs alongside career-spanning favorites.

For most musicians, opening for blues legend B.B. King would be the pinnacle moment of their career. But for Joe Bonamassa, who shared the stage with King in 1989 when he was all of 12 years old, it was only the start. Since then, Bonamassa has established himself as one of the premier guitar virtuosos of his generation. He has also distinguished himself as an incisive and compelling songwriter, a gutsy and soulful vocalist, as well as one of the most popular touring-and-recording artists around, averaging over 100 sold-out shows worldwide each year while amassing a body of work that spreads the already deep waters of the blues-rock form.

Bonamassa has already racked up more #1 Billboard Blues Albums than any other artist in history – 16 and counting – the most recent being his studio album, Blues of Desperation (J&R Adventures) which was released in 2016. In addition, this album landed at #5 on the Billboard Top Album Sales, his highest charting yet. Blues of Desperation also hit #2 on the Top Independent Album chart and #12 on the Top 200 Consumption Chart, which includes album streams and single track downloads.

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 2.7 million Facebook fans, over 148K Twitter followers, and more than 270K Instagram followers.

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  • Tue, May 15, 2018 at 8:00PM Cal