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Joe Bonamassa extends British Blues Explosion tour

Joe Bonamassa has extended his Salute To The British Blues Explosion tour.

In January he announced the run of shows focusing on the work of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page, saying: “If it wasn’t for certain British musicians of the early 1960s, the blues may never have exploded into rock music as we know it today – and indeed may have passed into history.”

Now he’s extended the tour with additional dates in Ireland and Europe. Tickets go on sale at 9am on March 4 (Friday) with a fan presale available 48 hours earlier.

Bonamassa will play three UK shows later this month, and he launches latest album Blues Of Desperation on March 25.

Salute To The British Blues Explosion dates

Jun 29: Dublin Vicar Street, Ireland
Jun 30: Dublin Vicar Street, Ireland
Jul 02: Preston Hogton Tower, UK
Jul 03: Glasgow Clyde Auditorium, UK
Jul 05: Bristol Colston Hall, UK
Jul 07: London Greenwich Music Time Festival, UK
Jul 08: Nottinghamshire Newark Castle, UK
Jul 10: Rotterdam North Sea Jazz Festival, Netherlands
Jul 12: Neumunster Abbey, Luxembourg
Jul 16: Peer Festival, Belgium

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.