Joe Bonamassa heads back to New Zealand in September

Tuesday 30 April 2019

Joe Bonamassa heads back to New Zealand in September

Blues-rock superstar Joe Bonamassa will be returning to New Zealand in September for two shows at Christchurch Town Hall and Auckland's Spark Arena for the first time since 2016.

Joe Bonamassa is one of the most celebrated performing musicians of today. As a two-time Grammy-nominated artist whose 'Redemption' album recently earned him his 21st #1 album on the Billboard Blues Chart, Joe is only in his early 40s and has already become a living legend with an astounding multi-genre catalogue of music. Collectively, Bonamassa has over 30 albums to date with studio and live recordings, collaborative albums with blues sensation Beth Hart, and adventurous side projects 'Black Country Communion' and 'Rock Candy Funk Party'.

A prolific writer who is always on the hunt to expand his eclectic musical horizons, Bonamassa has a limitless work ethic—whether it's in the studio, on the road, or working with other artists to spur new music. Most recently, Bonamassa shows off his producing chops on Reese Wynans & Friends' 'Sweet Release' album. It's Reese's first solo album in his 50-year career which critics hail as "electrifying", "extraordinary" and "classic". He's been featured in several publications from Esquire and Parade to Rolling Stone and American Songwriter, as well as on the covers of Guitar Player, Vintage Guitar, Guitarist and Classic Rock Magazine.

Bonamassa is backed by a stellar band of legendary musicians including: Late Night with David Letterman's Anton Fig (drums), Nashville recording legend Michael Rhodes (bass), Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble member, Reese Wynans (piano/organ), Paulie Cerra (sax) and Lee Thornburg (trumpet). The band also features Australia's own Mahalia Barnes, Jade MacRae and Juanita Tippins on backing vocals, bringing a whole new life to the show which will feature brand new songs alongside career-spanning favourites.

"I am really looking forward to coming back to play for the fans in New Zealand who have always supported me," explains Joe. "They are amazing!"

Tickets to Joe Bonamassa's 2019 tour go on sale at 10AM on Monday, 6 May 2019. Be prompt! Show starts at time listed on the ticket.