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Thursday, April 07, 2016

Guitar Rock Star Shatters Expectations with 16th #1 Blues Album

Guitar Rock Star Shatters Expectations with 16th #1 Blues Album

Joe Bonamassa evolves as blues-rock musician with new album Blues of Desperation, out now

LOS ANGELES, April 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- GRAMMY-nominated blues-rock guitar icon Joe Bonamassa has once again shattered expectations with his brand-new studio solo album, Blues of Desperation (J&R Adventures). The album, released March 25, marks his 16(th) #1 Blues album on the Billboard charts; more than any other artist in history. 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.

Like his previous solo disc, 2014's Top 10 Billboard hit Different Shades of Blue, this record features all-original material, and it sees the maverick superstar guitarist, singer and songwriter tossing away the rule book as he continues to reinvent and redefine the blues-rock genre like no other artist working today.

Purchase the album now at, Amazon, and iTunes.

"I want people to hear my evolution as a blues-rock musician," says Bonamassa, "somebody who isn't resting on accomplishments and who is always pushing forward and thinking about how music can evolve and stay relevant."

Bonamassa will be touring the United States in support of the record starting later this month, and continuing in the fall. Tickets and more information can be found at:

Bonamassa's stature in the music industry has built steadily over the years. 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 2.5 million Facebook friends, over 136K Twitter followers and 166K Instagram followers.

Prior to the release of Blues of Desperation, Bonamassa - a touring monster who averages about 100 shows a year - kicked off the year with a January DVD recording of his intimate acoustic show at New York's Carnegie Hall before embarking on his second annual Keeping The Blues Alive at Sea blues cruise in February and a full-on electric band trek through the U.S. which kicks off later this month.


April 23 Long Beach, CA Terrace Theater

April 25 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Theater

April 27 Fresno, CA Saroyan Theatre

April 29 Reno, NV Reno Events Center

April 30 Stockton, CA Bob Hope Theatre

May 3 Oklahoma City, OK Civic Center Music Hall

May 4 Omaha, NE Holland Performing Arts Center

May 5 Sioux Falls, SD Washington Pavilion

May 7 Fargo, ND Fargo Civic Center

May 9 Rochester, MN Mayo Civic Center

May 10 Davenport, IA Adler Theatre

May 12 Green Bay, WI Weidner Center for the Performing Arts

May 13 Madison, WI Orpheum Theater

May 14 Merrillville, IN Star Plaza Theatre

May 17 South Bend, IN Morris Performing Arts Center

May 19 Wilkes-Barre, PA Kirby Center for the Performing Arts

May 20 Atlantic City, NJ Tropicana Showroom

May 21 Providence, RI Providence Performing Arts Center

May 22 Annapolis, MD Sandy Point State Park

May 24 Binghamton, NY The Forum Theatre

May 26 Worcester, MA Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

May 27 Hampton Beach, NH Casino Ballroom

May 28 Hampton Beach, NH Casino Ballroom

Jul 19 Morrison, CO Red Rocks

Nov 15 Kitchener, ON, CAN Centre in the Square

Nov 16 Toronto, ON, CAN Sony Centre

Nov 18 Buffalo, NY Shea's PAC

Nov 19 Westbury, NY NYCB Theatre At Westbury

Nov 21 Hartford, CT Bushnell Center

Nov 22 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre

Nov 23 Richmond, VA Altria Theater

Nov 25 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center

Nov 26 Baltimore, MD Modell PAC @ The Lyric

Nov 28 Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre

Nov 29 Columbus, OH Palace Theatre

Nov 30 Cincinnati, OH Aronoff Center

Dec 2 Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre

Dec 3 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre

Dec 6 Lexington, KY Singletary Center for the Arts

Dec 7 Memphis, TN Cannon Center For Perf Arts

Dec 9 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater

Dec 10 Dallas, TX Verizon Theatre

Dec 13 Tucson, AZ Tucson Music Hall

Dec 14 San Diego, CA Balboa Theatre

Dec 16 Los Angeles, CA Dolby Theatre

Dec 17 Los Angeles, CA Dolby Theatre

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