Joe Bonamassa is keeping the blues flame alive and well, being one of the greatest blues musicians nowadays. This blues-rock titan has won two Grammies, and people who like this genre of music and enjoy great guitar playing will have an opportunity to witness his show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on October 27. His performance there is just one out of many that promote his latest studio album called ‘Redemption’.
People who want to participate in this show will be able to buy tickets at a starting price of $64 starting April 26 at 10 am PT. Given the popularity of this blues-rock guitarist, the tickets will probably be sold out pretty fast, so make sure to get yours on time at ticketmaster.com. Furthermore, the fan club presale will take place a bit before that, starting on April 23 at 10 pm PT. The presale will last until April 25, 10 pm. The access to the presale which will last from 10 am to 10 pm on April 25 will be available to all Caesars Rewards members, as well as the members of the Caesars Entertainment loyalty program.
Joe Bonamassa Redefined the Blues Rock Genre
Blues is a very specific genre of music which, many would agree, is slowly being cast out of the mainstream. Every once in a while, there comes a performer that returns it to the center, reminding us why blues is the roots of all modern music. In the 80s, the torch was borne by the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, and today, Joe Bonamassa, along with a couple of other popular blues musicians, is the guitar player and singer we all need in our lives.
However, he doesn’t act on his own, as his band consists of some of the best blues performers in the states and beyond. Anton Fig will follow him on drums. Fig has gained a lot of popularity by playing in David Letterman’s show. Michael Rhodes will play the bass, as he has gained a reputation for being one of the most sought-after studio musicians. The organ and piano will be played by Reese Wynans, who is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a former member of the Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Double Trouble! Bonamassa’s band will feature a brass section as well, with Paulie Cerra on saxophone and Lee Thornburg on trumpet. What makes his shows unique is a group of powerful background vocals.
Bonamassa is nowadays regarded as one of the best live performers as the amount of skill and sheer enthusiasm he is able to share with the audience is tremendous. In fact, he is internationally recognized as one of the best guitarists of his generation, and he managed to put a different and modern perspective on blues and rock. Apart from being active in the studio, Bonamassa is actually very actively touring, being on the road for 200 days of the year, and having performances all over the world.
His album Redemption made it to the #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart and this is his 21st time to top the chart with his songs. In fact, Bonamassa has released more than 30 studio and live albums, and Redemption is considered his most ambitious project so far.
Apart from making his songs, Bonamassa is also known to be a great fan of some blues legends such as Albert King, BB King, and others whose songs he likes to perform, among other blues standards. The classic rock influence is clearly visible in Bonamassa’s work as he also performs songs from the likes of Jethro Tull and Led Zeppelin.