Joe Bonamassa:Tour de Force- Sunday, March 2 at 8pm on WOSU TV

Joe Bonamassa’s Tour de Force – Live In London chronicles Bonamassa’s atmospheric rise from the intimate club environment of The Borderline to the prestigious Royal Albert Hall.  The program presents individual performance evenings  with unique themes, different set lists, arrangements and ensembles.

Bonamassa’s  journey begins in the intimate setting of the 200 capacity London Borderline with a three-piece band. The result is a tribute to Bonamassa’s earlier career, with songs he hasn’t played live in years.  Next is a blues-themed night at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, featuring a horns section to create a soulful, big blues band feel.  He then moves to the Hammersmith Apollo which opens with a short acoustic set before moving into a rock-inspired evening.  Finally, at the Royal Albert Hall, Bonamassa treats the crowd to a half acoustic/half electric show of his most popular and well-known songs, featuring the acoustic band from his most recent release, “An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House”.  A great experience for the Joe Bonamassa fan.