May 28, 2010

Blues Guitarist Joe Bonamassa to Perform at DPAC

5.28.10- Blues Guitarist Joe Bonamassa to perform Nov. 20th. Tickets on sale Friday, June 18th at 10am.

DURHAM, NC- Blues and Rock musician, Joe Bonamassa to perform at DPAC, the new Durham Performing Arts Center on November 20, 2010 at 8:00pm presented in association with Lincoln Theatre.

Ticket prices start at $39.50 plus service charges. Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on Thursday, June 17th. Joining the Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at www.DPACnc.com/friendofdpac. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 18th at 10am, through dpacnc.com, the DPAC Call Center (919.690.2787) and the Ticket Center at DPAC plus Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com and outlets including Crabtree Valley Mall, FYE and Lowes Foods).

"You take a great rising star like Joe Bonamassa and when placed on the stage at DPAC, the show gets even bigger. The Triangle is in for a real treat," said Mark Thompson of Ultimate Entertainment and the Lincoln Theater, presenters of this newly added show at DPAC.

With over 20 years as a professional musician, American born-Joe Bonamassa is arguably one of the world’s greatest guitar players, charismatic blues-rock star and singer-songwriter. A child prodigy by age 12, Bonamassa was opening shows for the blues icon- BB King and went on to tour with revered acts including Buddy Guy, Foreigner, Robert Cray, Stephen Stills, Joe Cocker and Gregg Allman. In 2009, Bonamassa was awarded the Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award at the U.K.’s prestigious Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards and he was also named Best Blues Guitarist in Guitar Player Magazine’s 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards for the third consecutive year.

Bonamassa’s ability to connect with live audiences is transcendent, and his new album released in March, Black Rock, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues Charts and #38 on the Billboard Top 200- brings that energy to his recorded music. The tenth solo album and eighth studio release of his career as well as his fifth consecutive with producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Black Crowes) – the release mixes an enlivening dose of world vibes, ‘60s-era British blues-rock and roots-influenced Delta sounds. For more information, log on to: www.jbonamassa.com.

What’s up next? DPAC’s next exciting event is The Color Purple back by popular demand (Playing Now – May 30). For more information about more upcoming DPAC events, please go to www.dpacnc.com.