Redemption New Studio Album from Joe Bonamassa

Redemption New Studio Album from Joe Bonamassa




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.



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


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  1. Redemption is no ordinary blues album, in general, and no usual Joe Bonamassa album, in particular. Redemption is nothing less than a unique work of genius owing to the special talents of the producer and all the superlative musicians collaborating to provide truly sensational music and, I believe, unique sound. The listener can appreciate the album on a purely musical level or on a level of music theory. An underlying nexus exists amongst the songs which lifts the listener to a heightened awareness beyond simply enjoying outstanding blues. The musical motif on Redemption is truly replete with different shades of blues. The songs are absolutely pure unadulterated blues performed in a manner that cannot be duplicated by any other artist, owing to the special energy created when these artists combine their talents and are lead by Joe Bonamassa. Redemption more accurately exemplifies a complex musical dimension between point and counterpoint reminiscent of an opera or symphony, rather than a simple blues album. I suggest calling Redemption – JB’s Symphony #1 in Blues.

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