Joe Bonamassa is a tireless blues guitar icon, touring the world virtually nonstop all the time — or at least it seems like he’s always on tour, playing to the masses each night.
In 2016, Bonamassa and his live band played a gig at the iconic Sydney Opera House in Australia, and the recordings of that performance will be released under the title Live At The Sydney Opera House, set for release on October 25.
More on the venue and the live release, via its news announcement:
As a UNESCO Heritage Monument The Sydney Opera House sits alongside the Great Pyramids Of Egypt, the Great Wall Of China and the Taj Mahal. For those that have the honor to play a venue as sacred as the Opera House, they bring their absolute best to the stage. Bonamassa is no exception to the rule, always rising to the challenge and bringing his A-game, so the praised musician brought with him a band composed of some of today’s best musicians and singers to support him in delivering a masterful concert to be cherished for years to come. This stellar band includes Late Night with David Letterman’s Anton Fig (percussion), Nashville recording legend Michael Rhodes (bass guitar), Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and member of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Reese Wynans (keyboards), Paulie Cerra (sax), and Lee Thornburg (trumpet), with Mahalia Barnes, Juanita Tippins, and Gary Pinto on backing vocals.
Now everyone can relive that evening’s celebration with this special release of LIVE AT THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, compiled for a premium listening experience available digitally, CD with beautiful packaging that includes a collector’s booklet, and vinyl 180 Gram Double LP which features the exclusive bonus track “Livin’ Easy,” via Provogue on October 25th.
Bonamassa and his band featured on this recording:
Joe Bonamassa – Guitar and Vocals
Reese Wynans – Keyboards
Anton Fig – Percussion
Michael Rhodes – Bass Guitar
Lee Thornburg – Trumpet
Paulie Cerra – Saxophone
Mahalia Barnes, Juanita Tippins, Gary Pinto – Vocals
The track listing:
1. This Train (Live)
2. Mountain Climbing (Live)
3. Drive (Live)
4. Love Ain’t A Love Song (Live)
5. How Deep This River Runs (Live)
6. Mainline Florida (Live)
7. The Valley Runs Low (Live)
8. Blues Of Desperation (Live)
9. No Place For The Lonely (Live)
10. Livin’ Easy (Live) [Bonus Track]