Joe Bonamassa to Make History at the Iconic Vienna Opera House
Joe BonamassaÂ is known as a growing guitar legend of our time and will be recording an “All Acoustic” performance at the historic Vienna Opera House. As one of the best guitarists of his generation, he has almost single-handedly redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream. This summer, from June 29 to July 8, Bonamassa will perform a very special one-time only, two-week long unplugged experience to a limited audience over seven exclusive European shows.Â Varying from his normally electric blues shows, this presentation is an all acoustic concert performance that the fans have been waiting years to experience and it will surely be remembered as the Acoustic Event of the Decade.
For years, Bonamassa has been wowing audiences with his acoustic guitar number that he currently features on his electric tour. This flagship acoustic song, “Woke Up Dreaming” has become an iconic staple of his tour around the world and a fan favorite. To see Bonamassa perform this song for a taste of what this acoustic tour will bring, and also get a free download of the single from the new album “Driving Towards The Daylight,” visit here: www.jbonamassa.com/freemp3/video
On July 3rd, Bonamassa will bring a very special and exclusive presentation to the Vienna Opera House which will be filmed for DVD. The Vienna Opera House is a sublime cultural iconic venue steeped in history and heritage, and is the perfect backdrop for such a dramatic and original music presentation. Vienna is regarded as the City of Music because of its musical legacy, with more famous composers having lived there than in any other city. Bonamassa will now have the honor of playing on the same stage as other musical prodigies like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler and Joseph Haydn.
Supporting Joe on his vintage acoustic instruments is an eclectic assortment of craftsmen of disparate World flavors, provided by top artists from around the globe. The musicians that will help shape this musical experience include: Gerry O’Connor, a music historian and traditional Irish fiddler from many generations of Irish music. He has recorded dozens of albums and is recognized as the leading exponent of his craft. He will also play mandolin and Irish banjo. Swedish multi-instrumentalist Mats Wester will add to this cultural melting-pot of music with his main instrument, theÂ Nyckelharpa, a Swedish keyed-fiddle which will inject a traditional and unique “world” feel into a set of original and iconic songs. Los Angeles keyboard maestroÂ Arlan Schierbaum , whose extensive recording career focuses on organic instruments, will add all manner of musical textures with accordions, celeste, toy pianos, and more. Rounding out this cast of extraordinary performers is legendary Puerto Rican percussionistÂ Lenny Castro , whose works spans genres and reads like a who’s who of artists,Â including the Rolling Stones, Sir Elton John, Eric Clapton, Boz Scaggs, Toto, Steely Dan, Christopher Cross, Stevie Wonder, David Sanborn, Avenged Sevenfold, Little Feat, Tom Petty, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and hundreds of others.
The show is produced by Kevin Shirley, whose productions have been at the top of the charts for decades, including works by everyone from Led Zeppelin and Iron Maiden to Olivia Newton-John and John Hiatt.
Joe’s albums and DVDs have garnered Gold awards and have topped charts all over the world, and he continues to perform to sold-out arenas on six continents.
|Acoustic Tour Dates|
|6/29||MONTREUX, SWITZERLAND||MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL|
|06/30||TOULOUSE, FRANCE||CASINO BARRIERE DE TOULOUSE|
|07/01||LYON, FRANCE||BOURSE DU TRAVAIL|
|07/03||VIENNA, AUSTRIA||WIENER STAATSOPER|
|07/05||ZABRZE, POLAND||DOM MUZYKI I TANCA|
|07/07||MAINZ, GERMANY||PHONIX-HALLE MAINZ|
|07/08||ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS||NORTH SEA JAZZ FEST|
For more information go to www.jbonamassa.com