On the heels of his sold out music festival cruise Keeping The Blues Alive at Sea VIII, the three-time GRAMMY-nominated guitarist and 25x Billboard chart-topper Joe Bonamassa has just released an unforgettable live rendition of ‘Time Clocks‘, the beautifully poignant title track of his most recent studio album. Featured on ‘Tales of Time’, his sprawling and expansive live concert film and album shot at the breath-taking Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, the epic 7+ performance finds the blues-rock superstar at his most expressive and ambitious, casting a spell of pure timelessness over the enraptured crowd. As the heart on sleeve narrative plays out in front of a stunning visual backdrop that served to highlight the beauty of the music, the rousing chorus rises to the heavens as Bonamassa sings, “and the rain soaking through my coat, about to capsize my boat I push it along away from the docks, I was never a good puncher of time clocks.”
Out 4/14 via Bonamassa’s J&R Adventures in CD/DVD, CD/BR, vinyl, and digital formats, ‘Tales Of Time’ captures a stratospheric performance by the blues-rock titan, as his virtuoso guitar style and unique technique and flair elevate the evening to an almost heavenly high. This incredible undertaking was produced by long-time collaborator and producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Journey). “This live show represents our most progressive and largest production to date, focusing on my most ambitious studio album to date,” commented Bonamassa. “My band was a force of nature on this show, and it truly was a special night.” For more information and topre-order, visit https://lnk.to/joebonamassa
Cited by Guitar World as “arguably the world’s biggest blues guitarist,” Bonamassa is known for taking risks and venturing into uncharted territory throughout his wide-ranging career. His most recent full-length ‘Time Clocks’ marked his most raw, rocking studio album yet, with American Songwriter sharing, “Bonamassa pushes into fresh territory while staying within a blues-based framework,” and “there is more than enough proof in this sprawling set that Bonamassa doesn’t intend to rest on his laurels or take his star status in the blues-rock genre for granted.”
For more information on ‘Tales Of Time’ and to purchase tickets to Bonamassa’s upcoming tour, please visit https://jbonamassa.com
Joe Bonamassa – 2023 EUR/UK Tour Dates
04/19/2023 – HELSINKI HALL – HELSINKI, FINLAND
04/21/2023 – SPEKTRUM – OSLO, NORWAY
04/22/2023 – FALKONER THEATER – COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
04/24/2023 – AVICII ARENA – STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
04/25/2023 – PARTILLE ARENA – GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN
04/27/2023 – WONDERINO ARENA – KIEL, GERMANY
04/28/2023 – STADTHALLE – ROSTOCK, GERMANY
04/29/2023 – ARENA NURNBERG – NURNBERG, GERMANY
05/01/2023 – HALLENSTADION – ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
05/03/2023 – FORUM KARLIN – PRAGUE, CZECHIA
05/05/2023 – SAP ARENA – MANHEIM, GERMANY
05/06/2023 – FESTSPIELHAUS – BADEN BADEN, GERMANY
05/07/2023 – ROCKHAL – LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG
05/09/2023 – INTERNATIONAL CENTRE – BOURNEMOUTH, UK
05/10/2023 – BLACKPOOL OPERA HOUSE – BLACKPOOL, UK
05/12/2023 – FIRST DIRECT ARENA – LEEDS, UK
05/13/2023 – UTILITA ARENA – NEWCASTLE, UK
05/14/2023 – UTILITA ARENA – BIRMINGHAM, UK
07/09/2023 – BOSPOP – WEERT, NETHERLANDS
07/10/2023 – THE JAZZ À VIENNE FESTIVAL – ISÈRE, FRANCE
07/13/2023 – TOLLWOOD FESTIVAL – MUNICH, GERMANY
07/16/2023 – ARENA SANTA GIULIANA – PERUGIA, ITALY
07/18/2023 – FESTIVAL DE CARCASSONNE – CARCASSONNE, FRANCE
07/20/2023 – GUITARE EN SCÈNE – SAINT-JULIEN-EN-GENEVOIS, FRANCE
07/22/2023 – JAZZ IN MARCIAC MARCIAC – OCCITANIA, FRANCE
About Joe Bonamassa:
One of today’s most celebrated performing musicians, Joe Bonamassa is a certified blues-rock titan, a 3x GRAMMY® Award-nominated artist whose acclaimed new album, ‘Time Clocks‘ (J&R Adventures), recently made history as his 25th #1 album on Billboard’s Blues Album chart.
Though still only in his early 40s, Bonamassa is already a living legend with an astounding multi-genre catalogue spanning over 40 albums to date, including studio and live recordings, collaborative albums with fellow blues sensation Beth Hart, and the adventurous side projects, Black Country Communion and Rock Candy Funk Party.
The New York State native first captured the imagination of blues aficionados everywhere by opening for the great B.B. King at just 12 years old. Since then, Bonamassa has played alongside a who’s-who of blues and rock icons, including Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Stephen Stills, John Lee Hooker, Warren Haynes, Steve Winwood, Peter Frampton, to name but a few. The winner of multiple Blues Music Awards – including the prestigious “B.B. King Entertainer of the Year” award – he has starred on the covers of such publications as Guitar World, Guitar Player, Vintage Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, and Classic Rock, with high profile features in Rolling Stone, Esquire, the Wall Street Journal, Parade, American Songwriter, and many more.
Hailed by Guitar World as “arguably the world’s biggest blues guitarist,” Bonamassa is known for his limitless work ethic and endless hunt to expand his eclectic musical horizons. Bonamassa and his manager, Roy Weisman, furthered their 30-year partnership in 2000 by founding J&R Adventures, a 360-degree independent record label, management, marketing, and concert promotion company that has survived and thrived during one of the music industry’s most uncertain eras. In 2020, Bonamassa and Weisman created Keeping the Blues Alive Records (KTBA), releasing acclaimed new albums by such artists as Dion, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Larry McCray, and others.
As noted, Bonamassa founded the Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation in 2011 with a mission to promote and sustain music education and blues music by funding scholarships and providing music education resources to schools in need. KTBA awarded over $1M since its foundation, positively impacting more than 70,000 students across America.
For more information, please see jbonamassa.com.