Bonamassa brings the blues to Birmingham

Joe Bonamassa by Laurence Harvey
Joe Bonamassa by Laurence Harvey

As part of a March UK tour, guitarist and singer Joe Bonamassa will play Birmingham’s Genting Arena on Friday, March 16th.

Bonamassa will be rolling out material from his critically acclaimed studio album, Blues of Desperation, as well as fan favourites.

Now approaching his 30th year in the ‘Business of Blues’, the New York State-born artist started his professional music career at the tender age of 12, opening for BB King in 1989.

He is acknowledged as one of the greatest guitarists of his generation with diverse playing skills demonstrated over 15 self-released solo albums in 13 years, and numerous collaborative albums during the same time period.

Bonamassa’s connections to Birmingham extend to his blues-rock band, Black Country Communion was formed with two West Midlands stars: former Deep Purple vocalist Glenn Hughes and Jason Bonham, son of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham.

The current Joe Bonamassa solo UK tour follows the release of recent studio album Blues of Desperation which reached #3 in the Official UK Album Chart, and acoustic album ‘Joe Bonamassa: Live at Carnegie Hall’.

Tickets for Joe Bonamassa at Genting Arena, Birmingham on Friday 16 March 2018 are available from the venue’s official site.

Words: Gareth Griffiths

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