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Monday, November 28, 2011

Joe Bonamassa adds Glasgow date to 2012 UK Tour

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Award-winning blues rock star, guitar hero and singer-songwriter Joe Bonamassa and his ace touring band, have just added Wednesday 4th April 2012 at the prestigious Glasgow Royal Concert Hall to his 2012 UK tour. To mark the news of this special Scottish show, Planet Rock will run a special ticket pre-sale from 9am on Wednesday November 30th via their official website
Tickets for the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall date will go on sale to the general public on Friday December 2nd  from the 24 hour ticket hotline - 0844 478 0898, and online at:
Fresh off his successful European tour with Black Country Communion, and rave reviews of BCC's "2" album, Joe's forthcoming UK solo tour will see him perform material from his current studio album "Dust Bowl" plus songs from his vast catalogue of albums including A New Day Yesterday, The Ballad of John Henry, Sloe Gin and Black Rock
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Joe will also preview some new songs from his forthcoming studio album due for release in late May 2012. Joe's band includes Carmine Rojas (bass), Rick Melick (keyboards) and Tal Bergman (drums).
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"Joe Bonamassa is the new messiah for guitar music lovers."
– The Sun
"Bonamassa's guitar playing and singing are still on a strong upward curve.  Forget derivative – this couldn't be anyone but Joe."
- Guitarist
 "Bonamassa's precision guitar playing is
something of a revelation."

– Classic Rock
"In the beginning ‘God' aka Eric Clapton created British blues.
Like some Les Paul-toting Jesus, Joe Bonamassa is continuing
his hero's legacy."

– Total Guitar
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Brighton Centre
Friday 23rd March 2012

Ticket Prices: £30, £40, £50
Ticket Hotline: 0844 847 1515
Doors: 7pm
Kings Road, Brighton. East Sussex BN1 2GR

Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
Saturday 24th March 2012

Ticket Prices: £30, £40, £50
Ticket Hotline: 0114 2 56 56 56
Doors: 7pm
Broughton Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S9 2DF
Newcastle Metro Arena
Sunday 25th March 2012

Ticket Prices: £30, £40, £50
Ticket Hotline: 0844 493 6666
Doors: 7pm
Arena Way, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE4 7NA
Edinburgh Usher Hall
Tuesday 27th March 2012

Ticket Prices: £30, £35, £40, £50
Ticket Hotline: 0131 228 1155
Doors: 7pm
Lothian Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 2EA
Liverpool Echo Arena
Wednesday 28th March 2012

Ticket Prices: £30, £40, £50
Ticket Hotline: 0844 8000 400
Doors: 7pm
King's Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AD
Bournemouth International Centre
Friday 30th March 2012

Ticket Prices: £30, £40, £50
Ticket Hotline: 0844 576 4500
Doors: 7pm
Exeter Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5BH
Birmingham National Indoor Arena
Saturday 31st March 2012

Ticket Prices: £30, £40, £50
Ticket Hotline: 0844 338 0338
Doors: 7pm
King Edwards Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2AA
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Wednesday 4th April 2012

Ticket Prices: £35, £50, £60, £75
Venue Box Office: 0141 353 9000
Doors: 7pm
2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3NY
Dust Bowl is Bonamassa's 9th studio album released by Provogue Records in Europe and his J&R Adventures label (co-founded with manager Roy Weisman) in the US.  It's also his 6th collaboration with Dust Bowl producer, Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Black Crowes, Black Country Communion).
Dust Bowl was recorded at Black Rock Studios in Santorini, Greece, Ben's Studio in Nashville, TN, The Cave in Malibu, CA and The Village in Los Angeles, CA.  The new album combines the gritty, blues-based tones of Bonamassa's first albums with the fluid, genre-defying sounds he's mastered in the years since, and also features a dose of Nashville in duets with legends John Hiatt and Vince Gill, and a song collaboration with Glenn Hughes.  
In 2010, Bonamassa's previous album, Black Rock, debuted at #1 on Billboard's Blues Albums Chart and #38 on Billboard's Top 200 Chart, a huge leap from 2009's The Ballad of John Henry which debuted at #136 on the Top 200. The eleventh full-length solo release and ninth studio album of his career, this new disc will mark Bonamassa's eighth collaboration with Kevin Shirley as producer.
In May 2010 he asked Ian Anderson to guest at his concert at London's Hammersmith Apollo on May 28th in London, and they played "A New Day Yesterday" along with "Locomotive Breath". The concert was the largest audience Joe had played to date (the capacity was 5,200).
Recently, Bonamassa has been splitting duties with his side project, the English-American rock group Black Country Communion with bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin) and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Billy Idol, Dream Theater).
BCC released their debut self-titled album, also produced by Shirley, on September 21, 2010. It entered the Billboard Top 200 Chart at #53 and is getting rave reviews. Mojo magazine gave the album four stars and Goldmine said it's "Possibly, the best hard rock album of 2010." Music Radar describes it as "a potent and stomping collection of riff-heavy rockers that will undoubtedly stun listeners."
In addition to the success of Black Rock and Black Country Communion's stellar debut, 2010 kicked off with Guitar World dubbing Bonamassa - "The Blues Rock Titan" and his song, "Lonesome Road Blues," was included in Guitar Hero V's New Blues Masters Track Pack. He was also honoured twice in Guitar Player Magazine's June 2010 Readers' Choice Awards winning "Best Overall Guitarist" for the first time and "Best Blues Guitarist" for the fourth consecutive year. On June 26, he played the main stage at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago.
In May 2009, he played a sold out show at London's Royal Albert Hall, arguably the most prestigious concert venue in the world and had the added honour of being joined on stage by the legendary Eric Clapton. Released Oct. 6, 2009 and debuting at #6 on Billboard's DVD Chart was Joe Bonamassa – Live From The Royal Albert Hall, a 2-disc live DVD capturing the intensity and excitement of that show which Bonamassa calls "a day 20 years in the making." Also, in 2009, Bonamassa was awarded the Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award at the UK's prestigious Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards.
A child prodigy, Bonamassa opened shows at age 12 for blues legend B.B. King, who said after first seeing him play, "This kid's potential is unbelievable…He's one of a kind." Bonamassa's recording career began in the early '90s with Bloodline, a rock-blues group also featuring Robby Krieger's son Waylon and Miles Davis' son Erin. His solo debut was in 2000 with the Tom Dowd-produced A New Day Yesterday.
Bonamassa averages 200 shows every year, almost always playing to sold-out and ever-larger houses, and with each gig, he comes more into his own as a virtuoso and a vocalist. As he heads back to the road in support of his new album, Bonamassa remains infinitely passionate about playing live, connecting with his audiences and making new fans along the way like Slash, who recently said, "Just saw Joe Bonamassa on Jools Holland again. He's definitely my new favourite guitarist." 
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