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Blues rock guitar legend Joe Bonamassa is back at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 11

Blues rock guitar legend Joe Bonamassa is back at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 11
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From a press release:

After playing the venue again in 2016, it was announced today that one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, Joe Bonamassa, will return to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Monday, March 11 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $89, $99, $129, $149, and $199, plus fees, go on sale next Friday, July 13 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A special Kirby Member pre-sale begins Wednesday, July 11 at 10 a.m.

Backed by a stellar band of legendary musicians, including Anton Fig (drums), Michael Rhodes (bass), Reese Wynans (piano/organ), and featuring soulful background singers and fantastic horns, Joe Bonamassa will be touring in support of his upcoming all-original studio album, “Redemption”, which will be released on Sept. 21 via J&R Adventures.

Hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, Bonamassa has almost single-handedly redefined the blues rock genre and brought it into the mainstream.

By exceeding his own vertiginously high artistic goals, the two-time Grammy Award-nominated guitarist has shattered all expectations with this record and has reached new audiences – no mean feat when you continue his astonishing track record of releases, which now includes 20 No. 1 Billboard Blues Albums, more than any other artist in history.

Bonamassa has been featured on the cover of virtually every guitar magazine multiple times. His name is notorious among guitarists not only for being a virtuoso, but also for his incredible collection of vintage guitars, gear, and memorabilia (which he now calls the Bona-seum).

He was found to be a genuine guitar prodigy before he was a teenager. Bonamassa was featured on local news shows and played in professional bands throughout school with members three times his age. At only 12 years old, he toured with B.B. King himself. “Bonamassa’s just good. One of a kind – the kind that will be a legend before he’s 25,” King once said.

Bonamassa’s career in the music industry has built steadily over the years and is only gaining more momentum as he tours over 300 days a year, selling out some of the most iconic venues on Earth.

Download a free album from Bonamassa now at

See NEPA Scene’s photos of Bonamassa performing at the Kirby Center in 2016 here.

Photo by Robb Malloy/Moon’s Eye Media/NEPA Scene