Joe Bonamassa announces UK arena tour for 2023

Joe Bonamassa has announced a UK arena tour for May 2023. Check out full dates and ticket details below.

The American blues musician and guitar legend will play five dates across the UK, opening in Bournemouth on May 9 before heading to Blackpool, Leeds and Newcastle, and rounding up in Birmingham on May 14.

The singer is set to perform songs from his 2021 album ‘Time Clocks’ and 2020’s ‘Royal Tea’.


General tickets go on sale from 9am BST on Friday September 30 and can be purchased here.

Find the full run of UK tour dates below.

MAY 2023

Tuesday 9 – Bournemouth – Bournemouth International Centre
Friday 12 – Leeds – First Direct Arena
Saturday 13 – Newcastle Upon Tyne – Utilita Arena Newcastle
Sunday 14 – Birmingham – Utilita Arena Birmingham

Yesterday, the blues musician posted a video of himself to social media playing his electric guitar. “Life sometimes ebbs and flows,” he wrote. “This is honestly the third time I have picked up the guitar in almost three weeks.

“Social media is not reality and sometimes even the most seemingly passionate people need a break from something they are seemingly passionate about. I am no different.”

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In August this year, the blues musician described the memorable experience of jamming with Eric Clapton on stage at the Royal Albert Hall in 2009 as “insane”.

“I was shocked to find out that he knew who I was,” he said in a Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall Of Fame interview in August.

Bonamassa returned for a performance at the Royal Albert Hall in May of this year, exactly 13 years after he performed at the iconic London venue for the first time.

Last year, the guitarist also opened up about the reality of recording his album ‘Time Clocks’ during the pandemic.

“We found ourselves at Germano Studios, cutting music as a trio (but not trio music) and having to invent ways of making records when your lifelong producer is stuck in Australia due to travel restrictions,” he said in a statement (via

“Kevin Shirley came up with a way of linking continents and consoles to where we had literally zero latency. Add Steve Mackey and Anton Fig to the mix, a few masks and curse words and we have the ‘New York Record’, AKA ‘Time Clocks’.”