British Blues rock guitar prodigy Joanne Shaw Taylor is pleased to announce ten UK concerts in February 2024. Planet Rock will start a 48-hour ticket pre-sale at 10am GMT on Wednesday 15 November via Planetrock.com. Tickets will then go on general sale at 10am on Friday 17 November from Gigantic.com, Planetrocktickets.co.uk, and joanneshawtaylor.com.
The tour kicks off on Saturday 17 February 2024 at Manchester Royal Northern College of Music, takes in The Waterfront, Norwich on 25 February, The Apex, Bury St Edmunds on 28 February, and finishes on Thursday 29 February at the Palace Theatre in Southend-on-Sea.
Joanne will perform songs from her recent critically acclaimed albums ‘Nobody’s Fool,’ and The Blues Album which topped Billboard Magazine’s Official Blues Album Chart. She will also perform new songs from her forthcoming album including ‘Sweet ‘Lil Lies‘ and ‘Black Magic.’
The Blues Album was voted #1 Most Played Blues Album of 2021 by the Independent Blues Broadcaster’s Association. Joanne will also dig deep into her rich back catalogue where she will hand-pick songs from her albums Reckless Heart, Wild, The Dirty Truth, Almost Always Never, Diamonds in the Dirt, and White Sugar.
Her latest single, crafted alongside Kevin Shirley, the iconic producer, at the legendary RCA Studio A in Nashville, ‘Black Magic’ is the fruit of a collaboration with stellar artists such as Rob McNelly, Doug Lancio, Alison Prestwood, Jimmy Wallace, and Anton Fig.
“I originally wrote ‘Black Magic’ for my album ‘Nobody’s Fool’ and intended for it to be an instrumental called ‘Butterbeer Blues,’” Joanne recalls. “But then, I decided to give it lyrics and transform it into a fun, traditional acoustic blues song. Hopefully I succeeded and you’ll enjoy the rootsy vibe!” The lyrics unfold a tale of entrancement, spellbinding love, and the mystique of attraction, all delicately wrapped in Joanne’s signature guitar brilliance.
Always one to push boundaries, Joanne’s union with Joe Bonamassa’s Journeyman Records continues to flourish, ensuring that her music reaches her global fanbase, uncompromised and pure. This relationship, alongside her innate creativity, guarantees a stream of sensational releases that cut through the industry noise.
Discovered by Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics when she was a mere sixteen years old and subsequently invited to tour the world, Joanne’s rise to stardom, propelled by endorsements from music giants like Stevie Wonder and Annie Lennox, remains unmatched.
With a discography boasting chart-toppers like Reckless Heart, The Blues Album, and most recently Nobody’s Fool, Joanne is unstoppable. As she readies her next studio album, fans can expect a cocktail of her signature guitar riffs, emotive vocals, and inspired songwriting.
Joanne Shaw Taylor February Tour Dates:
Sat 17 Feb Manchester – Royal Northern College Of Music
Sun 18 Feb Glasgow – Queen Margaret Union
Mon 19 Feb Leeds – City Varieties Music Hall
Wed 21 Feb Sunderland – The Fire Station
Thu 22 Feb London – Indigo at The 02
Fri 23 Feb Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall
Sun 25 Feb Norwich – The Waterfront
Mon 26 Feb Bexhill – De La Warr Pavilion
Wed 28 Feb Bury St. Edmunds – Apex
Thu 29 Feb Southend – Palace Theatre
About Joanne Shaw Taylor:
Joanne Shaw Taylor was discovered by Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics at the age of 16 who, having watched her play, immediately invited her on the road with his supergroup D.U.P. – a career in music was born and in the proceeding years, her incredible guitar playing saw her build an army of plaudits including Jimmy Cliff, Joe Bonamassa, Stevie Wonder and Annie Lennox.
Still only in her 30’s, she has become one of the most sought-after guitarists in the world of rock. She released her first album on Ruf Records entitled “White Sugar” (2009), unleashing her distinct soulful voice on the world, and demonstrating a song writing prowess way beyond her years – the world of blues rock had a new star! Over the next few years, she released critically acclaimed albums including her sophomore album “Diamonds In The Dirt” (2010), “Almost Always Never” (2012) which featured the UK radio hit “Soul Station”, plus her final album for Ruf Records – the live album “Songs From The Road” (2013). Read more here.