JOE BONAMASSA NEW STUDIO ALBUM
RELEASED: 21 September 2018
Two-time GRAMMY-nominated blues-rock titan Joe Bonamassa returns with a brand new studio album, ‘Redemption’, which will be released on 21st September 2018 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group in Europe and J&R Adventures in North America.
Redemption, Bonamassa’s 13th solo studio album and third in a row of all original material, sees him at his most ambitious and diverse as he continues to redefine and push the barriers of blues-rock. It features a collection of 12 exhilarating songs that reflect the re-birth that he is currently going through. “I’m going through some other stuff in my life I didn’t expect to be going through. It’s a rising, it’s contrition, it’s acceptance, it’s everything. It’s painful, but knowing that there’s a rising coming,” he explains.
The album reunites Bonamassa with some of Nashville’s finest music minds such as Tom Hambridge, James House, Gary Nicholson as well as Richard Page, Dion Dimucci and continues his long creative relationship with Kevin Shirley. “From a Producer’s perspective, this is far and away the most challenging and diverse album that Joe has ever made, “says Shirley
The album was recorded at various locations including, Blackbird Studios, Nashville TN, The Cave Australia, Sydney OZ, Studio At The Palms, Las Vegas NV, Criteria Hit Factory, Miami FL and Addiction Sound Studios, Nashville TN. It was once again recorded with a remarkable collection of musicians including; drummer “It was interesting, because having two extra guitar players involved, allowed me to play a certain way,” Bonamassa adds.
Bonamassa is on fire right now ‘Redemption’ sees him at his creative peak up to this moment and follows on from 2016s outstanding ‘Blues of Desperation’ which reached #3 in the Official UK Album charts, top 10 across Europe and #12 in the Billboard Charts. In the two years since his last studio album he has continued his formidable touring schedule, playing sold out shows across the globe and also his unfaltering excellence in other projects such as 2017s reformation and new release ‘BCCIV’ from super group Black Country Communion (with Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian) reaching their highest UK charting position to date at #7, his collaboration ‘Black Coffee’ with Beth Hart as well as the incredible live Concert DVDs with 2018’s ‘British Blues Explosion Live.’
Shirley elaborates further, “We’re always trying to do different things with Joe. I’m always trying to push him and push him in different directions and I think it’s one of the things that makes it exciting, that he’s always pushing boundaries. On the last record, I took the keyboard player out of the equation and I brought two drummers, because I wanted Joe to play hard. This time around it was a little different, I still wanted him to play hard, but I needed him to be a reactive player, so that was one of the reasons for introducing the other guitar players and it was sensational.”
With unrivalled guitar prowess he is a once in a lifetime artist that has an insatiable desire to push himself on every level, “for as long as I’ve been doing it, it’s still fun and it’s still exciting and it’s still fun to figure out uncharted waters,” he says.
JOE BONAMASSA – FALL 2018 EUROPEAN & UK TOUR
TICKETS VIA – Joe Bonamassa – Tour Dates
22-Sep-18 Helsingin Jäähalli Helsinki Finland
24-Sep-18 Hovet Stockholm Sweden
26-Sep-18 Lisebergshallen Goteborg Sweden
28-Sep-18 Oslo Spektrum Oslo Norway
29-Sep-18 Operaen København Denmark
01-Oct-18 Stadthalle Rostock Rostock Germany
02-Oct-18 König-Pilsener-Arena Oberhausen Germany
03-Oct-18 SAP Arena Mannheim Germany
05-Oct-18 Esperantohalle Fulda Germany
06-Oct-18 Rittal Arena Wetzlar Wetzlar Germany
08-Oct-18 Ratiopharm Arena Neu-Ulm Germany
11-Oct-18 Plymouth Pavilions Plymouth United Kingdom
12-Oct-18 Motorpoint Arena Nottingham United Kingdom
13-Oct-18 Bournemouth International Centre Bournemouth United Kingdom