Joe Bonamassa, one of the hardest working men in the industry and who is “always on the road,” has decided to finally take a break. For six weeks, Joe will take his first extended vacation in 10 years from touring after successfully concluding the debut of his All Acoustic Summer 2012 Tour.
In the last 365 days, Bonamassa has toured both with his Rock Supergroup Black Country Communion (BCC); and his Solo Band reaching over 25 different countries, over 34 different States in the U.S. and reached three different Continents with his sold-out LIVE shows. On the recording side, Joe released the 2nd Studio CD with Supergroup BCC and also a live DVD/CD with the band. His new studio album Driving Towards the Daylight broke all of Joe’s previous chart positions and records and His Live DVD from the world famous Beacon in NYC pushed the limits with his amazing special guests. Most recently, Joe just finished his debut ALL ACOUSTIC show where he recorded it for a DVD release at the world renowned Vienna Opera House this past month.
Regarding his non-stop work schedule, Bonamassa said, “It’s been an amazing past 12 months and I have accomplished so much and worked with some of the most talented people in the music industry- for which I feel very fortunate. This is my lifelong dream to be able to play guitar to a live audience and make music for a living. As I begin my vacation for the next six weeks I am more inspired than ever, and I look forward to getting a short rest so I can get right back to what I love doing: Performing for my fans.”
He continued, “In the meantime, I am excited to be home and hangout with my friends. But as you may know it is never easy for me to do nothing at all and I am already planning to fill my time with some session work with a few musician buddies of mine too. I am most excited about starting the Solo tour again in September where I will visit 2 different Continents (Asia and Australia), and 6 different Countries in two weeks – including my first ever visit to Thailand, The Philippines, and Hawaii. I am looking forward to what I know will be a crazy touring schedule but getting out there and performing for my fans makes everything worthwhile!”