Joe Bonamassa’s love of the British Blues is at the heart of his musical inspiration; and, for the first time, on Monday June 27th, he will perform a free “invitation only” concert at the legendary Cavern Club venue in Liverpool, as a thank you to all the fans that have helped his career grow from playing small clubs to sold-out arena tours worldwide.
This intimate concert in front of 300 people will preview material that he will perform at five special concerts in the UK this July, where Joe will pay homage to the British blues rock guitarists that inspired him – Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page.
This one-time only UK concert experience is billed as Joe Bonamassa In Concert: A Salute to the British Blues Explosion
Joe’s British Blues Explosion concerts will be at Hoghton Tower, Lancashire (Saturday July 2), Glasgow Clyde Auditorium (Sunday July 3), Bristol Colston Hall (Tuesday July 5), Greenwich London Music Time Festival (Thursday July 7), and Newark Castle, Nottinghamshire (Friday July 8). The dates include two concerts performed at heritage castles (Hoghton and Newark), and a special show at the London’s Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. Tickets available from ticketmaster.co.uk, www.jbonamassa.com/tour-dates.
Celebrated British Blues guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor is special guest at the Hoghton, Greenwich and Newark outdoor concerts.
When Joe plays the Cavern Club on June 27th, he will also be inducted into the Cavern Club’s historic “Wall of Fame”, where he will be commemorated with a special brick in the wall with his name inscribed on the brick. Previous artists to be inducted on the Wall of Fame include the Beatles, the Kinks, the Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, and many more musical icons.
“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me,” says a jubilant Joe Bonamassa.
“I’m so excited to be performing the British Blues Explosion concerts for very first time at the Cavern Club, the same venue where the Beatles first played. It’s the perfect venue for me to showcase the music of Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Page. I hope my fans will get a kick out of it as much as I do.”
Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page are some of the greatest guitarists of their time that influenced Joe Bonamassa’s career. All three are Yardbirds alumni, and indeed actually all played together at one time in the same band. Jimmy Page went on to form Led Zeppelin, which became the ultimate electric Blues band and both Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck became international superstars in their own right.
“If it wasn't for certain British musicians of the early 1960s, the Blues may well never have exploded into Rock music as we know it today, and indeed may have passed into history,” says Bonamassa.
Now, Blues superstar, Joe Bonamassa, will pay tribute to these legends of the British Blues, in a stunning live concert homage entitled Joe Bonamasa In Concert: A Salute to the British Blues Explosion.