JOE BONAMASSA
ANNOUNCES 2019 SUMMER TOUR IN AMERICA

TWO-TIME GRAMMY-NOMINATED BLUES ROCK GUITARIST TO PLAY TWO NIGHTS AT RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE AND OTHER ICONIC VENUES
 
SUMMER SEASON INCLUDES INAUGURAL KEEPING THE BLUES ALIVE AT SEA MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE FEATURING PETER FRAMPTON
Two-time GRAMMY-nominated blues-rock titan Joe Bonamassa announces tour dates for summer 2019 in support of his all-original studio album Redemption (J&R Adventures), which was released last September. New tour dates will go on sale Friday March 15th and will be available at www.jbonamassa.com/tour-dates.The tour follows an astounding 30+ shows already this year and will be capped off with Joe’s inaugural Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean Cruise (for more information visit bluesaliveatseaeurope.com).
Backed by a stellar band of legendary musicians including Late Night with David Letterman‘s Anton Fig (drums), Nashville recording legend Michael Rhodes (bass), Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and member of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Reese Wynans (piano/organ), Paulie Cerra (sax), Lee Thornburg (trumpet), and featuring soulful background singers to bring a whole new life to the show which will feature brand new songs alongside career-spanning favorites. 
The newly announced dates are set to hit major venues across the East Coast and Midwest in North America. This leg of his tour kicks off on July 22 at Nashville’s trademark staple Ryman Auditorium and ends at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO, for a one-of-a-kind celebration, both are venues that Bonamassa has previously sold out! The Red Rocks event will feature two, not just one, performances – a major milestone for the iconic guitar player. This includes two incredible nights of two very different set lists as he celebrates the five-year anniversary of his first-time at Red Rocks; an event that fans and critics alike will not want to miss! Furthermore, on July 30, Bonamassa will perform at the historic Bethel Woods Center, site of the original Woodstock Festival, where he will be a major headliner for their special 50th anniversary celebration. Tickets for the newly announced dates go on sale to the public on March 15th via jbonamassa.com/tour-dates.
Bonamassa is one of today’s top live performers and his enthusiastic shows are one of the biggest parts of his career, and a favorite for music lovers worldwide. Hailed internationally as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, Bonamassa has almost single-handedly redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream. He’s on the road about 200 days out of the year, and when he’s not on stage, he’s fully committed to crafting the most intricate, diversified new music to share with his dedicated audiences and fans.
In 2018, Bonamassa achieved his 21st #1 album on the Billboard Blues Chart, with Redemption, his most ambitious, barrier-breaking studio album yet. With over 30 albums to his credit, including studio and live recordings, collaborative albums with blues sensation Beth Hart, and side projects Black Country Communion and Rock Candy Funk Party, the guitar sensation somehow always finds ways to reinvent his artistry.
Earlier this year, Bonamassa also became the host of a new weekly show on SiriusXM’s Bluesville. The show, Different Shades of Blue with Joe Bonamassa, explores all aspects of the blues music genre like never before and has Bonamassa curating his favorite blues songs with an eclectic mix of everything from legendary classics to historical deep cuts and modern hits, airing 6pm ET every Monday on SiriusXM channel 74.
A prolific writer who is always on the hunt to expand his eclectic musical horizons and develop new ways to interact with fans, Bonamassa has a limitless work ethic whether it’s in studio, on the road, or working with other artists to spur new music. This year on the road, audiences see Bonamassa at his ultimate creative peak as an artist, and with these new tour additions his fire is unstoppable. With a vast, unparalleled catalogue of music under his belt, this tour promises to be Bonamassa’s best.
For tickets and more information, visit jbonamassa.com.
 
TOUR DATES
July 22 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
July 24 – Hyannis, MA – Cape Cod Melody Tent
July 26 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
July 27 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 28 – Westbrook, ME – Maine Savings Pavilion at Rock Row
July 30 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (Woodstock 50th Anniversary Celebration)
August 1 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
August 2 – Atlantic City, NJ – The Borgata Hotel & Casino
August 3 – Atlantic City, NJ – The Borgata Hotel & Casino
August 6 – Dayton, OH – Fraze Pavilion
August 8 – Cedar Rapids, IA – Paramount Theatre
August 9 – Lincoln, NE – Pinewood Bowl Theatre
August 11 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 12 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

About The Author Gus

My first opportunity to write about music was with Kissunderground, featuring just one band (KISS). In 2006, I started working for another outlet that showcased more musicians. It was a great experience for me at the time. I personally nailed down some great interviews during my time at glam-metal.com (Paul Stanley, Jonathan Davis, Slash and Sully Erna to name a few). In early 2009, I decided to venture out on my own with the idea of creating a website that has all the offerings that a reader would want in a music review website. That's when Backstageaxxess.com began. I’m so proud of what was created here and of our staff that brings it to you. Each one offers a diverse opinion and a creative ability to share it in a unique way. We are so lucky to have them here. When discussing making a list of favorite shows with the staff, I also found it hard to narrow that list down to a select handful of shows. Everyone experiences a concert in their own terms, whether it’s the show itself, maybe it’s the people you met there and the new friendships created, or maybe it was meeting the artist at the show. For my criteria, I tried to stick to just the show itself, but again, it was sometimes hard to do. My first concert was Sammy Hagar’s first tour with Van Halen at the Niagara Falls Convention Center, Niagara Falls, NY, on August 30, 1986. My favorites are as follows: 1. Kiss – Tiger Stadium - Detroit, Michigan 6/28/96 2. SARS (Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Rush, and handful of other bands) - Downsview Park – Toronto, Ontario 7/30/03 3. Paul McCartney (every McCartney show I saw was awesome, but Iwent with my first show) Air Canada Centre -Toronto, Ontario 10/10/05 4. Motley Crue – Memorial Auditorium – Buffalo, NY 12/19/89 5. Kid Rock – Tweeter Center - Camden, New Jersey 3/25/06 The honorable mentions would be any McCartney show (The Joint at the Hard Rock, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2009 or Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario 8/10/10), Prince (Club 2112) at the Rio Hotel, Las Vegas 12/30/07, Heart (Pulse Lounge * only 200 people) Hilton Hotel, Anaheim, California, January 21,2008, Monsters of Rock (Van Halen, Scorpions, Metallica, Dokken, and Kingdom Come) Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, NY 6/19/88 and the Rocklahoma Festival (Queensryche, Lita Ford, Triumph, etc.). Also, Cher (with my mom) at the Blue Cross Arena Rochester, NY, November 22, 2004.