Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 1:30pm

Sunday night, guitar icon Joe Bonamassa performed LIVE from Ryman Auditorium. Bonamassa played his new studio album Royal Tea (recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London) in its entirety, a month before its release on October 23rd, along with fan favorites from his recent 20th anniversary album, A New Day Now, which is his 23rd #1 album!
The legendary venue typically seats 2,362. For Bonamassa’s performance, nearly every seat was filled with a custom cardboard cutout, but sold over 17,000  livestream tickets, reaching 44 countries, bringing audiences of all cultures and backgrounds together, worldwide for one very special live music presentation.. There’s still time to check out the action – tickets for the livestream are available through the entire rest of the week until September 27th.
Between ticket sales and donations during the After Party Showcase the event raised $32,000 already for Bonamassa’s Fueling Musicians program, presented by his non-profit Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation (KTBA). The showcase featured some of the genre's most talented, emerging acts of this generation, with over an hour of non-stop performances from artists including Ally Venable Band, The Cold Stares, Elles Bailey, Ida Mae, Jared James Nichols, Jontavious Willis, Katy Guillen & The Drive, Robert Jon & The Wreck, Southern Avenue, Tyler Bryant and Vanessa Collier.
Tickets purchased this week will continue to support the cause, benefiting touring musicians unable to make a living due to COVID-19. To date the program has raised over $350,000 in total and has supported more than 190 touring musicians impacted by the pandemic.
Tickets to the pay-per-view concert on demand are available at $35 for the ALL-ACCESS PASS. The All-Access pass includes on demand admission to the virtual concert until September 27th, the Royal Tea digital album available on October 23rd, and a 1-year pass to Bonamassa’s on-demand video service. Bonamassa’s video service includes 17+ concert releases from Joe Bonamassa, Black Country Communion, and Rock Candy Funk Party – available at any time on most devices.
Following the ticketed event, the concert is in the works to be broadcast on public television and will be available on DVD at a later date.
To keep up with everything Bonamassa, visit, and be sure to stay connected on social media.
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