JOE BONAMASSA to release new solo album “Different Shades Of Blue” on September 23

GRAMMY-nominated JOE BONAMASSA to release new solo album “Different Shades Of Blue” on September 23.

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GRAMMY-nominated guitar superstar Joe Bonamassa recently announced his brand new solo album Different Shades Of Blue (J&R Adventures) is to be released September 23, 2014,two days after his final Australian tour date in Perth.

This is Bonamassa’s first studio album in two years and the first album of his career to feature all original material. The result is a record with more of an experimental edge than previous Bonamassa records. It’s a blues record that explores the outer reaches and the many different sounds that shape the genre. “It’s been a while since I’ve been involved in the writing on an entire album. So I decided I wanted to make a completely original blues album,” said Bonamassa. “I’ve really had to push myself to make everything I do better than the last project. I know the fans expect it. And I feel like I owe it to the fans to give them an original record after all these years.”

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Bonamassa has twelve #1 Billboard Blues Albums (more than any other artist) and received his first GRAMMY nomination in 2013 for his collaboration with Beth Hart on the duo’s sophomore album Seesaw. His 2013 solo acoustic project An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House was nominated by the Blues Music Awards for Best DVD and his 2009 DVD Live From The Royal Albert Hall recently received RIAA Platinum Certification.

More information on Different Shades Of Blue is attached.

JOE BONAMASSA is touring Australia in September, offering concert goers an all-acoustic and all-electric set featuring 2 stellar band line-ups.

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Los Angeles, May 14, 2014: Joe Bonamassa has announced his Australian tour dates for September 2014. Kicking off in Sydney on September 14, the whirlwind trip will finish up a week later in Perth on September 21, after shows in Adelaide and Melbourne.

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The new live show will offer two stellar band line-ups with Joe Bonamassa dividing the show in half, offering audiences both a full acoustic and a full electric set. This will be Bonamassa’s first time performing a full acoustic set in Australia for local audiences.

The first set will feature Bonamassa alongside the acoustic band from his #1 Billboard acoustic CD/DVD An Acoustic Evening At The Vienna Opera House playing an assortment of rare, vintage, organic and unusual instruments alongside performers Gerry O’Connor (fiddle/mandolin), Mats Wester (Swedish keyed fiddle), and Lenny Castro (percussion). Together they will run through an hour of the celebrated signature acoustic performance from Bonamassa’s Vienna show, treating the audience to a gorgeously textured unplugged experience.
Bonamassa will then shift into electric mode for the second half of the show, which will feature his acclaimed touring band: Carmine Rojas (bass), Tal Bergman (drums), and new touring keyboardist (and fellow Black Country Communion member) Derek Sherinian.

Bonamassa has another full slate of projects this year, including:

 Rock Candy Funk Party Takes New York – Live At The Iridium (J&R Adventures/Only Blues Music) – A live DVD/Blu-ray package released in February 2014 which includes a 30-minute documentary and an exclusive live companion double CD featuring over 100 minutes of music, all filmed and recorded over 3 nights at the legendary Iridium Jazz Club in New York City.

 Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa – Live In Amsterdam (J&R Adventures/Only Blues Music) – Following the duo’s Grammy nomination, Bonamassa and force-of-nature blues-rock vocalist Beth Hart released their debut live CD/DVD/Blu-ray filmed against the backdrop of the beautiful historic Koninklijk Theatre Carré in Amsterdam. The performance features 22 scorching soul covers from their 2011 debut album Don’t Explain and 2013 follow-up Seesaw and over two hours of bonus and behind-the-scenes footage.

 Tour De Force – Live In London (J&R Adventures/Only Blues Music) – Out in May, the 2-CD companion to last year’s DVD/Blu-ray chronicling the unprecedented live concert event unfolding over four nights,
at four different venues, and with four different bands. Each evening is marked by a unique theme with different setlists, arrangements and ensembles with over 60 songs in total – some having never been performed live before – from Bonamassa’s extensive career.
 New Studio Album – This much-anticipated new solo studio album will be released featuring all-new, all-original material. In September 2014. Joe is currently playing a few select tracks from this new album Live on Tour.

Recent honours for Bonamassa include his first Grammy nomination for Best Blues Album (Seesaw with Beth Hart), his twelfth #1 Billboard Blues Album (Live In Amsterdam, with Beth Hart) – giving him more Billboard Blues #1 albums than any other artist (surpassing even Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton and the great BB King) and his DVD Joe Bonamassa: Live At The Royal Albert Hall, earning platinum status.


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“No one on the scene today plays with as much passion, has as much finesse and raw talent, has reverence for those who came before him, and has as much passion for his craft as Joe Bonamassa,”

“…destined to be counted among the greatest of all-time.” – ORANGE COUNTRY REGISTER

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