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Grammy Nominated Joe Bonamassa to Play Dr. Phillips Center in February

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The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in association with J&R Affiliates announces a night with Grammy®-nominated blues-rock guitar icon Joe Bonamassa. As part of his Spring 2017 tour in conjunction with the release of his latest solo album entitled "Blues of Desperation," Bonamassa will play the Walt Disney Theater on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale to the general public today, Friday, July 15, 2016.Tickets start at $79.00 and may be purchased online at drphillipscenter.org, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases include handling fees.

Hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, Bonamassa has almost single-handedly redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it to the mainstream. The guitarist will be backed by a stellar band of legendary musicians including Anton Fig (drums), Michael Rhodes (bass),Reese Wynans (piano, Hammond organ), bringing a whole new life to this tour, which will feature new songs alongside career-spanning favorites.

"They're calling him the future of blues, but they're wrong. Joe Bonamassa is the present; so fresh and of his time that he almost defines it." - Classic Rock Magazine

"Joe Bonamassa continues to push the boundaries of blues rock. With each new record, he challenges himself to deliver something new, something fresh, and keep things interesting whilst, at the same time, staying true to the roots of blues music." - National Rock Review

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. His track record of hits includes 16 #1 Billboard Blues Albums (more than any other artist in history). In 2014, he received his first Grammy® nomination for Best Blues Album for "Seesaw," a collaboration with blues-singing star, Beth Hart. Since its release, "Blues of Desperation" has been called "a blues rock album of epic proportions" by Goldmine Magazine, who also said, "Bonamassa seems to be able to walk into a room, pick up a guitar and effortlessly create the best album of his career." He's been hailed by Relix as "one who can both rock and wail. There's no one better." In addition, his connection to fans on social media has grown to over 2.5 million Facebook friends, over 135K Twitter followers, and more than 158K Instagram followers.

To download a free song, visit: www.jbonamassa.com/freemp3

To view the music video for Bonamassa's latest single, "This Train," visit: https://youtu.be/oCxRYvVN0CA


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