Joe Bonamassa to Honor Albert, Freddie and B.B. King on Three Kings of the Blues Tour

by Guitar World Staff
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at 10:48am

Joe Bonamassa is gearing up to deliver a musical tribute to the "Three Kings of the Blues"—Albert, B.B. and Freddie King.

The Three Kings Tour, Bonamassa's first-ever U.S. amphitheater tour, will feature covers of tunes by these three late blues legends.

The tour is a continuation of the celebration of our blues heritage, which began with the 2015 CD/DVD Joe Bonamassa: Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks, a tribute to Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf.

Bonamassa will be be backed by Anton Fig (drums), Michael Rhodes (bass), Double Trouble's Reese Wynans (piano, Hammond organ), Lee Thornburg (trumpet, horn arrangements), Paulie Cerra (saxophone) and Nick Lane (trombone).

The tour kicks off August 7 at Camden, New Jersey’s Susquehanna Bank Center and ends August 29 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. The Greek show will be filmed for DVD and Blu-ray. As with all Bonamassa DVD shoots, the performance at the Greek promises to bring some interesting collaborations in presenting this historical music.

You can check out all the dates below. For ticket information, visit jbonamassa.com/tour-dates.

A portion of the proceeds from this tour will go toward the Keeping the Blues Alive (KTBA) foundation, a non-profit Bonamassa founded in 2011. KTBA has funded 111 music projects and five scholarships across the 50 states, reaching more than 20,000 students. In August 2014, Bonamassa played to a sold-out crowd of more than 9,000 fans at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. For each ticket sold, $5 was donated to KTBA, raising more than $40,000 to fund struggling music programs around the country.

For more information, visit keepingthebluesalive.org, jbonamassa.com and Bonamassa's Facebook page.

2015 Joe Bonamassa Three Kings Tour

FRI Aug 7 CAMDEN, NJ SUSQUEHANNA BANK CENTER
SAT Aug 8 HOLMDEL, NJ PNC BANK ARTS CENTER
MON Aug 10 SARATOGA, NY SARATOGA PAC
TUE Aug 11 CAPE CODE, MA CAPE COD MELODY TENT
WED Aug 12 BANGOR, ME DARLING’S WATERFRONT PAVILION
FRI Aug 14 CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH BLOSSOM MUSIC CENTER
SAT Aug 15 DAYTON, OH FRAZE PAVILION
MON Aug 17 MORRISON, CO RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE
THU Aug 20 SALT LAKE CITY, UT USANA AMPHITHEATRE
SAT Aug 22 MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA SHORLINE AMPHITHEATRE
MON Aug 24 PASO ROBLES, CA VINA ROBLES AMPHITHEATRE
TUE Aug 25 SANTA BARBARA, CA SANTA BARBARA BOWL
WED Aug 26 SAN DIEGO, CA HUMPHREYS CONCERTS BY THE BAY
FRI Aug 28 SAN DIEGO, CA HUMPHREYS CONCERTS BY THE BAY
SAT Aug 29 LOS ANGELES, CA GREEK THEATRE


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