GRAMMY-nominated blues-rock guitar icon Joe Bonamassa announces new US spring tour dates in support of his latest studio solo album, Blues of Desperation (J&R Adventures). The tour kicks off February 13 in Fort Myers, FL and travels to cities including Orlando, Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, and Chicago before wrapping with two nights at the prestigious Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis on March 17 and 18.

Since its release, Blues of Desperation has been called “a blues rock album of epic proportions” by Goldmine Magazine, who also said “Bonamassa seems to be able to walk into a room, pick up a guitar and effortlessly create the best album of his career.” Relix said of Joe, “as one who can both rock and wail, there’s no one better.”

Bonamassa once again shattered expectations with Blues of Desperation’s #1 Billboard Blues debut – his 16th #1 Blues album on the Billboard charts, more than any other artist in history.


Joe Bonamassa continues to blaze a remarkably versatile artistic trail, and amass an authentic, innovative and soulful body of work. Bonamassa’s career began onstage opening for B.B. King in 1989, when he was only 12 years old. Today, he is hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, and is an ever-evolving singer-songwriter who has released 15 solo albums in the last 13 years, all on his own label, J&R Adventures. Bonamassa’s tour schedule consistently hovers at around 200 shows worldwide each year, and a heaping handful of markedly diverse side projects keep him thinking outside the box and flexing every musical muscle he’s got. He founded and oversees the non-profit Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation to promote the heritage of the blues to the next generation, fund music scholarships, and supplement the loss of music education in public schools. There’s a case to be made that Joe Bonamassa, like another star who shared the same initials, is the hardest working man in show business.

February 17