Joe Bonamassa has announced his Australian tour dates for September 2014. Kicking off in Sydney on September 14, the whirlwind trip will finish up a week later in Perth on September 21, after shows in Adelaide and Melbourne.
To mark the tour announcement, a new Free Song Download from Joe Bonamassa has been made available. Go to www.jbonamassa.com/freemp3 to claim your copy. The new live show will offer two stellar band line-ups with Joe Bonamassa dividing the show in half, offering audiences both a full acoustic and a full electric set. This will be Bonamassa’s first time performing a full acoustic set in Australia for local audiences.
The first set will feature Bonamassa alongside the acoustic band from his #1 Billboard acoustic CD/DVD An Acoustic Evening At The Vienna Opera House playing an assortment of rare, vintage, organic and unusual instruments alongside performers Gerry O’Connor (fiddle/mandolin), Mats Wester (Swedish keyed fiddle), and Lenny Castro (percussion). Together they will run through an hour of the celebrated signature acoustic performance from Bonamassa’s Vienna show, treating the audience to a gorgeously textured unplugged experience. Bonamassa will then shift into electric mode for the second half of the show, which will feature his acclaimed touring band: Carmine Rojas (bass), Tal Bergman (drums), and new touring keyboardist (and fellow Black Country Communion member) Derek Sherinian.
Recent honours for Bonamassa include his first Grammy nomination for Best Blues Album (Seesaw with Beth Hart), his twelfth #1 Billboard Blues Album (Live In Amsterdam, with Beth Hart) – giving him more Billboard Blues #1 albums than any other artist (surpassing even Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton and the great BB King) and his DVD Joe Bonamassa: Live At The Royal Albert Hall, earning platinum status.
2014 AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
SUN SEP 14 THE STATE THEATRE NSW
WED SEP 17 HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE SA
FRI SEP 19 THE PALAIS THEATRE VIC
SUN SEP 21 PERTH CONCERT HALL WA