The UKâ€™s premiere classic rock radio station â€œPlanet Rockâ€ will air an hour-long radio special about Joe Bonamassaâ€™s upcoming album â€œDust Bowlâ€ on Saturday March 19th at 7pm GMT. The show will include interviews with Joe Bonamassa and record producer Kevin Shirley about the making of the album. The radio exclusive will dovetail the worldwide release of Bonamassaâ€™s 12th solo album, released in the U.K. on Monday March 21st, followed by North American release on Tuesday March 22nd.
Online listeners worldwide can listen live to the radio special via the official Planet Rock website www.planetrock.com. For those people who miss the original transmission, will be able to play the interview back from the website by clicking on the on-demand button on the home page of the Planet Rock website from 8:30pm GMT, 30 minutes after the show has aired. Listeners will also be able to access the Planet Rock radio special on digital radio, Sky 0110, Virgin 924, and Freesat 730.
Bonamassa, a guitar prodigy at 12, started playing with blues legend B.B. King. Since then he has toured with numerous artists including Foreigner, Robert Cray and Stephen Stills to name but a few. In May 2009, he played Londonâ€™s Royal Albert Hall where he was joined onstage by Eric Clapton. Since then he has released a solo album â€˜Black Rockâ€™ and formed the Anglo/American classic rock band Black Country Communion with Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian. Joe also won â€˜Best Live Actâ€™ of 2010 in the Planet Rock end of year listener poll.
Bonamassa will support the upcoming release of Dust Bowl with the following October UK tour dates: Blackpool Opera House (Oct 15), Nottingham Capital FM Arena (Oct 16), Cardiff International Arena (Oct 18), Plymouth Pavilions (Oct 19), London Hammersmith Apollo (Oct 21-22).