Three-time GRAMMY-nominated guitarist and 25x Billboard chart-topper Joe Bonamassa has announced the return of the summer’s biggest rock & roll event with “Keeping the Blues Alive presents: Joe Bonamassa & Friends,” featuring special guests Styx and Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles. The special two-night performance run will stop at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater on Saturday, August 12th and Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on Sunday, August 13th. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, February 10th at 10am EST. For more information and to purchase tickets visit jbonamassa.com.
Like the concert series’ inaugural event last year, Keeping The Blues Alive Presents: Joe Bonamassa & Friends will feature full performances from each act before culminating into a jaw-dropping encore featuring members from all three bands.
Felder is a true American rock and roll guitar hero. Not only is he a proud, longstanding member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, having been inducted with the Eagles back in 1998, but he was also inaugurated into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville in 2016 and the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in 2017. Felder spent 27 years with the Eagles, who own the fine distinction of recording the top-selling album of all time — Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975), which has sold over 38 million copies (and counting).
The news comes of the special, two-night event just after the announcement of Bonamassa’s upcoming release Tales Of Time, a sprawling and expansive live concert film and album featuring material from his latest #1 studio album, Time Clocks. Filmed at the breathtaking Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado in August 2022, with a stunning visual backdrop that served to highlight the beauty of the music, Tales Of Time captures a stratospheric performance by the blues-rock titan, as his virtuoso guitar style and unique technique and flair elevate the evening to an almost heavenly high.
This incredible undertaking was produced by long-time collaborator and producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Journey). Tales Of Time will be released April 14th worldwide via Bonamassa’s J&R Adventures in CD/DVD, CD/BR, vinyl, and digital formats. To pre-order, please visit https://joeb.me/talesoftime. Watch the official music video of the first single “The Loyal Kind” at https://youtu.be/7scxFza1aJ8
Bonamassa is currently gearing up for his U.S. Spring Tour 2023, which kicks off in Charleston, West Virginia on February 15th before winding its way throughout the Midwest and East Coast. The Spring tour will conclude with Bonamassa’s sold-out Keeping The Blues Alive at Sea VIII, set for March 13-17, 2023, departing from Miami, Florida to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. The festival line-up includes legendary artists like Little Feat, Dion, Bobby Rush, Robert Randolph Band, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Jimmy Vivino, and more. KTBA at Sea is one of the largest fundraisers for Bonamassa’s Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation, aiding in its mission to promote music education by providing grants and resources to schools and musicians in need.
Cited by Guitar World as “arguably the world’s biggest blues guitarist,” Bonamassa is known for taking risks and venturing into uncharted territory throughout his wide-ranging career. His latest studio album ‘Time Clocks’ marked his most raw, rocking studio album yet, with American Songwriter sharing, “Bonamassa pushes into fresh territory while staying within a blues-based framework,” and “there is more than enough proof in this sprawling set that Bonamassa doesn’t intend to rest on his laurels or take his star status in the blues-rock genre for granted.”
Joe Bonamassa U.S. Tour 2023
Feb. 15 - Clay Center - Charleston, WV
Feb. 17 - Playhouse Square - Cleveland, OH
Feb. 18 - Riverside Theater - Milwaukee, WI
Feb. 20 - The Orpheum Theater - Madison, WI
Feb. 22 - Peoria Civic Center Theater - Peoria, IL
Feb. 24 - DeVos Performance Hall - Grand Rapids, MI
Feb. 25 - Morris Performing Arts Center - South Bend, IN
Feb. 28 - Shea’s Buffalo Theatre - Buffalo, NY
March 1 - Benedum Center - Pittsburgh, PA
March 3 - Ovens Auditorium - Charlotte, NC
March 4 - Fox Theatre - Atlanta, GA
March 5 - Soldiers And Sailors Memorial Auditorium - Chattanooga, TN
March 7 - Montgomery Performing Arts Centre - Montgomery, AL
March 8 - Saenger Theatre - New Orleans, LA
March 10 - The King Center - Melbourne, FL
March 11 - The St. Augustine Amphitheatre - St. Augustine, FL
March 13-17 - Keeping The Blues Alive at Sea VIII - Miami, FL
August 12 - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh, NY *
August 13 - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts - Bethel, NY *
* Keeping the Blues Alive presents: Joe Bonamassa & Friends: Styx and Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles