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Joe Bonamassa announces “Live at the Hollywood Bowl”

In an unparalleled blend of blues, rock, and orchestral majesty, Joe Bonamassa is set to release Live At The Hollywood Bowl on May 17th via J&R Adventures. This monumental CD/DVD, also available in CD/BR, 2 LP Vinyl (180-gram), and digital formats, immortalizes Joe’s first-ever performance at the iconic Hollywood Bowl in August 2023. Accompanied by an impressive ensemble of 40 orchestra members, Bonamassa delivered a performance that will now be forever encapsulated in this eagerly awaited release.

Live At The Hollywood Bowl With Orchestra showcases Bonamassa’s virtuosic blend of blues and rock but also elevates fan-favorite tracks with grandiose orchestral arrangements by some of Hollywood’s finest – David Campbell, Trevor Rabin, and Jeff Bova. 

“Very few gigs represent my journey in music more than the Hollywood Bowl. I moved to Los Angeles in 2003 in search of opportunity and cheaper rent than New York City.  My first gig at The Mint was attended by 5 of my friends and that’s all. We have played The Greek Theatre many times since, but the Bowl has always been a dream. The orchestra and the sheer scale of the event and venue is something I will never forget. I am so grateful that we filmed this special event in my life,” reminisces Bonamassa.

The project’s lead single is a riveting live rendition of Bobby “Blue” Bland’s classic “Twenty-Four Hour Blues” from Bonamassa’s latest studio album Blues Deluxe Volume 2.

“With a master practitioner like Joe Bonamassa on guitar, studio ingredients become magic live,” comments Kevin Shirley, the project’s producer. “Embracing the challenge of surpassing previous concerts, we aimed high for the Hollywood Bowl, incorporating orchestral maestros like David Campbell and Trevor Rabin. The result is a cinematic celebration of Joe’s music, a testament to his unparalleled standing in the blues-rock realm.”

Bonamassa’s Hollywood Bowl performance was a “bucket list” event that further cements his status as a leading figure in modern blues-rock. The collaboration with a full orchestra, under the guidance of renowned Hollywood orchestrators, added an unprecedented depth and scale to Joe’s music, providing fans with an entirely new way to experience his catalog. The project represents yet another pinnacle in Bonamassa’s career, encapsulating the magic of a live performance where every note resonates with the energy of a musician at the peak of his powers.

Following the momentum from his U.S. Spring Tour and recent Blues Music Award nominations, Bonamassa recently announced the “Blues Deluxe Tour” for the summer. Beginning August 2nd in Selbyville, DE, and culminating in an unforgettable two-night performance in Hampton Beach, NH, on August 30th and 31st, the tour celebrates Bonamassa’s seminal albums Blues Deluxe and its chart-topping successor, Blues Deluxe Volume 2. This 21-city tour is set to showcase an electrifying mix of Bonamassa’s classics and deep tracks live for the first time, alongside a band of world-class musicians. The news also follows the announcement of KEEPING THE BLUES ALIVE AT SEA X, the 10th voyage of Bonamassa’s annual cruise.

U.S. SPRING 2024 TOUR
February 19 – Louisville, KY – The Louisville Palace
February 21 – Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
February 23 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Center For The Arts
February 24 – Oxon Hill, MD – The Theater at MGM National Harbor
February 25 – Durham, NC – DPAC
February 27 – Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium
February 29 – Virginia Beach, VA – The Sandler Center
March 1 – Roanoke, VA – Berglund Center
March 2 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre
March 4 – Richmond, VA – Altria Theater
March 5 – Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Civic Auditorium
March 7 – Pensacola, FL – Saenger Theatre
March 8 – Biloxi, MS – Beau Rivage
March 9 – Biloxi, MS – Beau Rivage
March 11 – Huntsville, AL – VBC Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
March 12 – Greenville, SC – Peace Center
March 14 – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium
March 15 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center
March 16 – Clearwater, FL – The Sound
March 18-22 – Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea IX – Miami, FL to Cozumel, Mexico

EU SPRING 2024 TOUR
April 4 – London, UK – The Royal Albert Hall
April 5 – London, UK – The Royal Albert Hall
April 7 – Oostende, BE – Kursaal Oostende
April 9 – Koln, DE – Lanxess Arena
April 11 – Paris, FR – Palais Des Sport
April 12 – Amsterdam, NL – AFAS Live
April 13 – Muenster, DE – Messe Und Congress Center
April 15 – Leipzig, DE – Arena Leipzig
April 17 – Katowice, PL – Spodek
April 18 – Berlin, DE – Mercedes Benz Arena
April 19 – Vienna, AT – Stadthalle

U.S. SUMMER 2024 – BLUES DELUXE TOUR
July 17 – Selbyville, DE – Freeman Arts Pavilion *
July 18 – Patchogue, NY – Great South Bay Music Festival*
July 19 – Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheater*
August 2 – Albuquerque, NM – Sandia Resort & Casino
August 4 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 6 – Omaha, NE – Orpheum Theater
August 8 – Topeka, KS – Topeka Performing Arts Center
August 9 – Durant, OK – Choctaw Grand Theater
August 10 – Jackson, MS – Thalia Mara Hall
August 12 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Concert Hall
August 14 – Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
August 16 – Evansville, IN – Old National Events Plaza
August 17 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
August 18 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
August 20 – Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavilion
August 21 – Hershey, PA – Hershey Theatre
August 23 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre
August 24 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre
August 25 – Rochester, NY – West Herr Auditorium Theatre
August 27 – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
August 29 – Hyannis, MA – Cape Cod Melody Tent
August 30 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
August 31 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

*Not part of the Blues Deluxe Tour

One thought on “Joe Bonamassa announces “Live at the Hollywood Bowl”

  • The only problem I have with ALL of your music tours is the past 2-3 years the closet you have been to where I am, whether it be Elko, Nv., Ogden, UT. Or where I am now probably gonna die which is Las Vegas, NV. I refuse to move any more. Anyways long story short…the closest you have been to me is like 500 miles. And I can’t afford to fly and get a good seat at one of your gigs.
    But congrats on all your success young man. Please never stop sharing your gift with us.
    Believe it or not you & 2 other musicians music got me clean & has kept me clean for a really, really long time. Thank You
    Brenda Benavidez
    Las Vegas, NV

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