Joe Bonamassa: Live At The Vienna Opera House
Celebrate the release of Joe Bonamassa's incredible new live album, available March 25!
In July 2012 Joe Bonamassa took centre stage at the historic Vienna Opera House as part of a his special 'unplugged' tour. Varying from Bonamassa’s predominantly electric blues shows, this presentation was an all-acoustic concert performance, making it a unique show fans had been waiting years to experience.
Joe recalls, "Originally, when I had the idea of doing an all-acoustic concert, I imagined doing it solo. I’d surround myself with a bunch of guitars, tell the background story of each song, and then play it. Kevin believed the show would be more exciting with a band and he got to work. All of a sudden, we had a five-piece group, and 72 hours to rehearse 20 or so songs. It was amazing, different than anything I’d ever done before.”
An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House features gorgeously textured music made with a wealth of rare, vintage, organic, and "oddball” instruments. Highlights among the 22 songs include "Woke Up Dreaming”— the one acoustic song, and fan favourite, that Bonamassa regularly plays during his electric shows— as well as "Around The Bend,” "Driving Towards The Daylight,” "Ball Peen Hammer,” and "Sloe Gin.” The venue was chosen for it's historical musical significance, and sheer architectural beauty.
The show is produced by Kevin Shirley, whose productions have been at the top of the charts for decades, including works from Led Zeppelin and Iron Maiden to Beth Hart and John Hiatt.
One lucky winner become the proud owner of an officially accredited BPI gold disc for sales of Live at The Royal Albert Hall DVD. This comes uniquely personalised with the name of the winner as the recipient.
Every day we also have Bonamassa bundles to give away for our runners up, which include CD, LP, Blu ray and DVD copies of "An Acoustic evening at the Vienna Opera House".
Check back on MONDAY 25 March to enter!
You can download a free MP3 of Joe Bonamassa's "Driving Towards the Daylight" HERE!