Guitar Rock Star Joe Bonamassa Releases Free Single from Highly Anticipated Studio Album

Joe Bonamassa evolves as blues-rock musician with new album Blues of Desperation, out March 25

Feb 19, 2016, 10:00 ET from Joe Bonamassa

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- GRAMMY-nominated blues-rock guitar icon Joe Bonamassa announces his new single, "Drive," off of his brand-new studio solo album, Blues of Desperation (out March 25 on J&R Adventures), will be released to fans as a free download today.

Watch the music video for "Drive" here:

Get the free single download now: 

Pre-order now at, Amazon, and iTunes.

Like his previous solo disc, 2014's Top 10 Billboard hit Different Shades of Blue, this record features all-original material, and it sees the maverick superstar guitarist, singer and songwriter tossing away the rule book as he continues to reinvent and redefine the blues-rock genre like no other artist working today.

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

Packed with unparalleled musicianship and teeming with the most enthralling collection of songs in Bonamassa's career, Blues of Desperation is guaranteed to knock out critics and fans alike. By exceeding his own vertiginously high artistic goals, Bonamassa is bound to shatter all other expectations with this record and reach new audiences – no mean feat when you continue his astonishing track record of hits now includes 15 #1 Billboard Blues Albums (more than any other artist in history). 2014's Different Shades of Blue debuted at #8 on Billboard's Top 200 Chart, making it his highest charting album, his first top 10 and accounting for his biggest sales week ever. In 2014, the guitarist received his first-ever Grammy nomination (for Best Blues Album) for the album Seesaw, his second collaboration with blues singing star Beth Hart, and was named 2014's Billboard Blues Artist of the Year.

Bonamassa's stature in the music industry has built steadily over the years. Along with his longtime manager, Roy Weisman, the iconoclastic guitarist built his own successful record label, management and concert promotion company called J&R Adventures. In addition, his connection to fans on social media has grown to over 2.4 million Facebook friends, over 131K Twitter followers and 140K Instragram followers.

Bonamassa is set to tour the U.S. in support of the new record throughout April and May.


April 23

Long Beach, CA

Terrace Theater

April 25

Bakersfield, CA

Rabobank Theater

April 27

Fresno, CA

Saroyan Theatre

April 29

Reno, NV

Reno Events Center

April 30

Stockton, CA

Bob Hope Theatre

May 3

Oklahoma City, OK

Civic Center Music Hall

May 4

Omaha, NE

Holland Performing Arts Center

May 5

Sioux Falls, SD

Washington Pavilion

May 7

Fargo, ND

Fargo Civic Center

May 9

Rochester, MN

Mayo Civic Center

May 10

Davenport, IA

Adler Theatre

May 12

Green Bay, WI

Weidner Center for the Performing Arts

May 13

Madison, WI

Orpheum Theater

May 14

Merrillville, IN

Star Plaza Theatre

May 17

South Bend, IN

Morris Performing Arts Center

May 19

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Kirby Center for the Performing Arts

May 20

Atlantic City, NJ

Tropicana Showroom

May 21

Providence, RI

Providence Performing Arts Center

May 24

Binghamton, NY

The Forum Theatre

May 26

Worcester, MA

Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

May 27

Hampton Beach, NH

Casino Ballroom

May 28

Hampton Beach, NH

Casino Ballroom


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