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Joe Bonamassa Unveils ‘Live At The Hollywood Bowl With Orchestra’

Joe Bonamassa Photo credit Jenise Jensen

In an unparalleled blend of blues, rock, and orchestral majesty, Joe Bonamassa is set to release Live At The Hollywood Bowl on May 17th via J&R Adventures. This monumental CD/DVD, also available in CD/BR, 2 LP Vinyl (180-gram), and digital formats, immortalizes Joe’s first-ever performance at the iconic Hollywood Bowl in August 2023. Accompanied by an impressive ensemble of 40 orchestra members, Bonamassa delivered a performance that will now be forever encapsulated in this eagerly awaited release.

Live At The Hollywood Bowl With Orchestra showcases Bonamassa’s virtuosic blend of blues and rock but also elevates fan-favorite tracks with grandiose orchestral arrangements by some of Hollywood’s finest – David Campbell, Trevor Rabin, and Jeff Bova. “Very few gigs represent my journey in music more than the Hollywood Bowl. I moved to Los Angeles in 2003 in search of opportunity and cheaper rent than New York City.  My first gig at The Mint was attended by 5 of my friends and that’s all. We have played The Greek Theatre many times since, but the Bowl has always been a dream. The orchestra and the sheer scale of the event and venue is something I will never forget. I am so grateful that we filmed this special event in my life,” reminisces Bonamassa. 

The project’s lead single is a riveting live rendition of Bobby “Blue” Bland’s classic “Twenty-Four Hour Blues” from Bonamassa’s latest studio album Blues Deluxe Volume 2. Listen to the new live singleHERE.
 
“With a master practitioner like Joe Bonamassa on guitar, studio ingredients become magic live,” comments Kevin Shirley, the project’s producer. “Embracing the challenge of surpassing previous concerts, we aimed high for the Hollywood Bowl, incorporating orchestral maestros like David Campbell and Trevor Rabin. The result is a cinematic celebration of Joe’s music, a testament to his unparalleled standing in the blues-rock realm.”
 
Bonamassa’s Hollywood Bowl performance was a “bucket list” event that further cements his status as a leading figure in modern blues-rock. The collaboration with a full orchestra, under the guidance of renowned Hollywood orchestrators, added an unprecedented depth and scale to Joe’s music, providing fans with an entirely new way to experience his catalog. The project represents yet another pinnacle in Bonamassa’s career, encapsulating the magic of a live performance where every note resonates with the energy of a musician at the peak of his powers.

Following the momentum from his U.S. Spring Tour and recent Blues Music Award nominations, Bonamassa recently announced the “Blues Deluxe Tour” for the summer. Beginning August 2nd in Selbyville, DE, and culminating in an unforgettable two-night performance in Hampton Beach, NH, on August 30th and 31st, the tour celebrates Bonamassa’s seminal albums Blues Deluxe and its chart-topping successor, Blues Deluxe Volume 2. This 21-city tour is set to showcase an electrifying mix of Bonamassa’s classics and deep tracks live for the first time, alongside a band of world-class musicians. The news also follows the announcement of KEEPING THE BLUES ALIVE AT SEA X, the 10th voyage of Bonamassa’s annual cruise. For more information, visit www.jbonamassa.com.
 
Bonamassa’s impact on the blues-rock genre is immeasurable. Guitar World has hailed him as “the world’s biggest blues guitarist,” a testament to his skill, influence, and role in bringing blues-rock to the forefront of the music scene. With a career spanning over three decades, Bonamassa has consistently captivated audiences around the globe with his dynamic live performances and musical ingenuity.

Joe Bonamassa album

CD Track list: 
1 When One Door Opens Overture
2 Curtain Call
3 Self-Inflicted Wounds
4 No Good Place For The Lonely
5 Ball Peen Hammer
6 The Last Matador Of Bayonne
7 Prisoner
8 If Heartaches Were Nickels
9 The Ballad Of John Henry
10 Twenty-Four Hour Blues
11 Sloe Gin

Vinyl Track list: 
A1 When One Door Opens Overture
A2 Curtain Call
A3 Self-Inflicted Wounds
B1 No Good Place For The Lonely
B2 Ball Peen Hammer
B3 The Last Matador Of Bayonne
C1 Prisoner
C2 If Heartaches Were Nickels
D1 The Ballad Of John Henry
D2 Twenty-Four Hour Blues
D3 Sloe Gin

DVD track list
1 Notches
2 The Heart That Never Waits
3 Curtain Call
4 Mind’s Eye
5 Questions And Answers
6 The Loyal Kind
7 Known Unknowns
8 Time Clocks
9 Evil Mama
10 Midnight Blues
11 I Didn’t Think She Would Do It
12 Just ‘Cos You Can Don’t Mean You Should
13 Mountain Time
Bonus Features
1 Dust Bowl 
2 Band Intros 
3 The Ballad Of John Henry 

Blu-ray tracklist
1 Notches
2 The Heart That Never Waits
3 Curtain Call
4 Mind’s Eye
5 Questions And Answers
6 The Loyal Kind
7 Known Unknowns
8 Time Clocks
9 Evil Mama
10 Midnight Blues
11 I Didn’t Think She Would Do It
12 Just ‘Cos You Can Don’t Mean You Should
13 Mountain Time
Bonus Features
1 Dust Bowl 
2 Band Intros 
3 The Ballad Of John Henry 

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