Joe Bonamassa Books North American Fall Tour

Joe Bonamassa’s 2016 tour plans will keep him busy through mid-December as he brings tunes from his brand new album to fans across the U.S. The blues guitarist just announced a fall trek, with general ticket onsales scheduled this week.

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Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore, Md.

Released last week, Blues Of Desperation marks Bonamassa’s 12th solo album. An announcement on his website calls the 11-track collection his “most powerfully diverse and boldly realized album yet.”

“I want people to hear my evolution as a blues-rock musician, somebody who isn’t resting on accomplishments and who is always pushing forward and thinking about how music can evolve and stay relevant,” Bonamassa says.

And there’s nothing like seeing the songs performed live.

A review by Wales Online of his Oct. 27 show proclaims, “Joe Bonamassa Live In Concert was billed as ‘the guitar event of the year’ and it certainly didn’t disappoint, delivering two hours of mind blowing guitar virtuosity at Cardiff Motorpoint.”

The write-up adds, “I’m fairly sure that a) his fingers are made of steel and b) he has more than 10 of them! After two hours, I was still mesmerized watching his fingers fly around the fretborad.”

The North American fall tour launches in Kitchener, Ontario, Nov. 15. The cross-country road trip across the U.S. includes gigs in Baltimore, Cincinnati, Memphis, Dallas and San Diego.   

Check out the routing below:

Nov. 15 – Kitchener, Ontario, Centre In The Square
Nov. 16 – Toronto, Ontario, Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
Nov. 18 – Buffalo, N.Y., Shea’s Performing Arts Center    
Nov. 19 – Westbury, N.Y., NYCB Theatre At Westbury    
Nov. 21 – Hartford, Conn., Bushnell Center Mortensen Hall           
Nov. 22 – Red Bank, N.J., Count Basie Theatre       
Nov. 23 – Richmond, Va., Altria Theater     
Nov. 25 – Durham, N.C., Durham Performing Arts Center  
Nov. 26 – Baltimore, Md., Modell Performing Arts Center At The Lyric
Nov. 28 – Youngstown, Ohio, Covelli Centre
Nov. 29 – Columbus, Ohio, Palace Theatre   
Nov. 30 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Aronoff Center For The Arts   
Dec. 2 – Fort Wayne, Ind., Embassy Theatre
Dec. 3 – Indianapolis, Ind., Murat Theatre   
Dec. 6 – Lexington, Ky., Singletary Center For The Arts
Dec. 7 – Memphis, Tenn., Cannon Center For The Performing Arts
Dec. 9 – Tulsa, Okla., Brady Theater
Dec. 10 – Grand Prairie, Texas, Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie  
Dec. 13 – Tucson, Ariz., Tucson Music Hall
Dec. 14 – San Diego, Calif., Balboa Theatre
Dec. 16 – Hollywood, Calif., Dolby Theatre
Dec. 17 – Hollywood, Calif., Dolby Theatre

Presale tickets are available now. Tickets go on sale to the general public April 1. Head over to for more details.