Arts & Culture

Blues Rock Star Joe Bonamassa Announces Singletary Center Concert in Spring 2022 Tour Dates

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 6, 2021) — Two time-Grammy nominee, 24 time-Billboard chart topper and blues-rock star Joe Bonamassa has announced a run of shows for spring of 2022 that includes a stop at University of Kentucky's Singletary Center for the Arts on March 23, 2022. The 24-date tour across the U.S. is in support of his upcoming album "Time Clocks," which is set to be released on Oct. 29. 

Hailed internationally as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation and cited by Guitar World Magazine as “the world's biggest blues guitarist,” Bonamassa has almost single-handedly redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream. On tour he will perform brand new songs from "Time Clocks" and "Royal Tea" alongside career-spanning fan favorites with his all-star band. "Time Clocks" is a testament to his credentials and a toast to his longtime fans. His new sound has a raw and vital flavor, combined with a resolute skill that can only be gained through years of perseverance and unyielding dedication. “What started out with the intentions of being a trio record turned into probably my most adventurous and involved record to date,” explains Bonamassa.

His longtime producer Kevin Shirley adds, “I think Joe Bonamassa has made an album that is truly transitional. From a blues musician to a superstar artist, (and) I’m so thrilled to be along for the ride.”

The legendary Bob Clearmountain was brought on to mix the epic tracks, and he declares that “This is one of the best albums I've mixed in years. Joe is not only one of the finest blues and rock guitarists of our time, he's also a brilliant songwriter, (which is) impressively apparent on this record.”

Bonamassa is one of the most celebrated performing musicians today, who recently achieved his 24th #1 album on the Billboard Blues Chart (more than any other artist) with his last album "Royal Tea." Only in his early 40s and he already has an astounding multi-genre catalogue of music. Collectively, Bonamassa has over 40 albums to date, all on his own label J&R Adventures, including studio and live recordings, collaborative albums and adventurous side projects. A prolific writer who is always on the hunt to expand his eclectic musical horizons, Bonamassa has a limitless work ethic whether it's in a studio, on the road, producing or working with other artists to spur new music. He's been featured in several publications from Esquire, Wall Street Journal and Parade to Rolling Stone and American Songwriter, as well as on the covers of Guitar World, Guitar Player, Vintage Guitar, Acoustic Guitar and Classic Rock Magazine.

In addition to his music and shows, Bonamassa continues to crank out weekly programming for his radio show “Different Shades Of Blue” for Sirius XM’s Bluesville channel. Last year, he kicked off a new at-home weekly video interview series “Live From Nerdville” which currently has over 60 episodes aired on his Facebook, YouTube and podcast outlets. With a new episode each week, Bonamassa has featured conversations with Neal Schon of Journey, John Oates of Hall & Oates, Glenn Hughes, Paul Stanley of Kiss, Warren Haynes, Keb’ Mo’, Walter Trout, Steve Lukather of Toto, Todd Rundgren, comedian Jeff Garlin, esteemed singer-songwriter Dion, Peter Frampton, Brad Paisley and many more.

Tickets to see Joe Bonamassa at the Singletary Center for the Arts are on sale now, visit: www.etix.com/ticket/p/6777082/joe-bonamassa-lexington-singletary-center.

A part of the College of Fine Arts and essential to the UK School of Music, the Singletary Center for the Arts presents and hosts artistic, cultural and educational events for the university community, Lexington community and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Hosting an average of 400 events annually, the Singletary Center has served over 3.7 million patrons in its history. The center provides professional, full-service venues for the creation, practical application and dissemination of artistic, cultural and educational expressions by international, national, regional, university and student performers, artists and speakers.

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Joe Bonamassa to play Singletary Center for the Arts March 23, 2022.

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