Joe Bonamassa - Tour De Force – Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Triple Live Album 180 Gram Vinyl + Digital Download

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Tour de Force – Live from the Royal Albert Hall is the eleventh live album by American blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa, released in May 2014 via Provogue Records and J&R Adventures.

Joe Bonamassa is an American blues rock guitarist, singer and songwriter. When he was only 12 years old, Bonamassa opened for B.B. King. In the last 13 years Bonamassa has put out 15 solo albums through his independent record label J&R Adventures, of which 11 have reached #1 on the Billboard Blues charts. 

Bonamassa has played alongside such artists as Stephen Stills, Eric Clapton, Blondie Chaplin, Foreigner, Buddy Guy, Steve Winwood, Warren Haynes, and Derek Trucks among others. His career highlights include performances at the Royal Albert Hall and a Grammy Award nomination in 2013 for his collaboration with Beth Hart on the duo’s sophomore album Seesaw. In addition to his music career, Joe Bonamassa runs a nonprofit organization called the Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation, whose mission it is to further music education by funding scholarships and providing music education resources to schools in need.

Tour de Force - Live from the Royal Albert Hall is one of four live concert recordings made in 2013 when Bonamassa performed a quartet of shows at the iconic London venues he’s played throughout his career – Royal Albert Hall, Hammersmith Apollo, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, and The Borderline. The venues provide the backdrop for a ferocious four-night event, each evening marked by a unique theme featuring Bonamassa with different bands, different set lists, and different arrangements and ensembles performing over 60 songs in total – some never performed live before – from Bonamassa’s extensive career.

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. Beginning in the 200-capacity London Borderline with a trio, Bonamassa pays tribute to his earlier career performing songs he hasn’t played live in years. The following evening at Shepherd’s Bush Empire is a blues-themed night featuring a horns section with a soulful, big-blues-band feel. Then on to the Hammersmith Apollo which opens with a short acoustic set before moving into a rock-inspired evening. Finally, on the fourth and final night 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 #1 Billboard acoustic album An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House.

The musicians supporting Bonamassa at the Royal Albert Hall were Carmine Rojas (bass), Michael Rhodes (bass), Anton Fig (drums), Tal Bergman (drums), Arlan Schierbaum (keyboards), Mats Wester (nyckelharpa), Lenny Castro (percussion), Gerry O'Connor (fiddle, mandolin, banjo) and Doug Henthorn (backing vocals). The live recording was produced by Kevin Shirley.

Check out a couple of tracks from the concert:  Just Got Paid, Last Kiss, Happier Times, Dust Bowl and Sloe Gin.

This is a Triple Album 3LP Record set on 180 Gram Vinyl housed in a Gatefold Sleeve with Printed Inner Sleeves and a Digital Download Card, pressed in Europe.






Albion (Intro)



Palm Trees, Helicopters And Gasoline        






Jelly Roll



Black Lung Heartache



Around The Bend



Jockey Full Of Bourbon



From The Valley



Athens To Athens



Slow Train



Last Kiss



Dust Bowl



Midnight Blues



Who's Been Talking



Happier Times



Driving Towards The Daylight



The Ballad Of John Henry



Django / Mountain Time



Sloe Gin



Just Got Paid


SKU 819873011033
Record Label Provogue Records
Label / Model # Mascot Label Group
Catalogue Number PRD 7426 1
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 02 June 2014
Original Release Date (Year) 19 May 2014
Barcode # 819873011033
Shipping Weight 0.7650kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Triple Album 3LP Records, 180 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Printed Inner Sleeves, Digital Download Code, Collectable Series 4 of 4
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Blues
Genre Rock
Genre Blues Rock

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