Wednesday, 23 May 2012


Award-winning blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Joe Bonamassa and his world-class touring band are returning to Australia for a series of concerts.

 The tour is in support of Bonamassa’s brand new solo album Driving Towards The Daylight as well as the recently released DVD/Blu-ray Joe Bonamassa: Beacon Theatre – Live From New York, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard DVD Chart.

Driving Towards The Daylight, Bonamassa’s “lucky13th” album, is a back-to-basics release that highlights his signature style of roots-blues with rock-and-roll guts, while honouring the traditions of the original blues musicians.

To challenge Joe and move him out of his comfort range, a unique group of special guests including Australia’s Jimmy Barnes and Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford were gathered.  The album features 4 Bonamassa-penned originals including the bruising opener Dislocated Boy, the road warrior title track (and 1st single) Driving Towards The Daylight, Heavenly Soul, and Somewhere Trouble Don’t Go.

Other tracks include Bonamassa’s versions of Tom Waits’ New Coat Of Paint, Willie Dixon’s I Got All You Need, Lonely Town Lonely Street, by Bill Withers (Lean On Me, Ain’t No Sunshine) and A Place In My Heart by Bernie Marsden of White Snake (Here I Go Again). On the album closer, rock legend Jimmy Barnes sings lead vocals on his 1987 hit Too Much Ain't Enough Love.

You can check the making of Driving Towards The Daylight out in Joe’s reality Web TV series Countdown to Daylight which includes ten 3-4 minute episodes on his official YouTube channel

Also recently released is the DVD/ Blu-ray Joe Bonamassa: Beacon Theatre – Live From New York, which showcases the stunning sold-out two-night performance at New York City’s legendary Beacon Theatre last November, featuring special guests Paul Rodgers, John Hiatt, and Beth Hart.

More info on the DVD and new album attached, along with links for free download songs from both.

Driving Towards The Daylight is out TODAY thru Only Blues Music


Mon Oct 1 Perth Concert Hall Perth

Wed Oct 3 QPAC Concert Hall Brisbane

Fri Oct 5 The State Theatre Sydney

Sun Oct 7 The Civic Theatre Newcastle

Tue Oct 9 Her Majesty’s Theatre Adelaide

Thur Oct 11 The Palais Theatre Melbourne

Tickets on sale now