Joe Bonamassa by Christie Goodwin

Joe Bonamassa returning to Royal Albert Hall

Just weeks after Joe Bonamassa’s triumphant show at Greenwich Music Time, the blues musician has announced his return to London.

Bonamassa – whose Salute To The British Blues Explosion treated fans at Greenwich’s Old Royal Naval College to the music of Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, and Jimmy Page – plays the Royal Albert Hall on 20 and 21 April 2017.

Planet Rock is running a 72-hour ticket pre-sale from 2 August 2016 at www.planetrock.com. Tickets go on general sale on 5 August at 9am from www.royalalberthall.com, www.jbonamassa.com/tour-dates, and www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

The American guitarist is no stranger to the historic venue. His first performance at London landmark, on 4 May 2009, saw him joined on stage by Eric Clapton and lives on as the live album and concert film ‘Joe Bonamassa – Live From The Royal Albert Hall’. Almost four years later, on 30 March 2013, he returned on his Tour de Force tour of London.

The concerts will see Bonamassa and his crack band perform songs from his latest album ‘Blues of Desperation’ and extensive back catalogue.

The musician, who first made a name for himself opening for BB King at the age of 12, has released a solo studio album almost every year since 2000 and annually performs around 150 shows worldwide.

Unsurprisingly, then, he continues to grow and develop as both a musician and songwriter.

“I want people to hear my evolution as a blues-rock musician, somebody who isn’t resting on accomplishments and who is always pushing forward and thinking about how music can evolve and stay relevant,” Bonamassa said upon the release of ‘Blues Of Desperation’ in March this year.

His return to the Royal Albert Hall will no doubt showcase this ongoing evolution.

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