Joe Bonamassa - Royal Tea (Deluxe Limited Edition Tin Case)
Format: CD, Deluxe Limited Edition Tin Case
Release Date: 23rd October 2020
1. When One Door Opens / 2. Royal Tea / 3. Why Does It Take So Long To Say Goodbye / 4. Lookout Man / 5. High Class Girl / 6. A Conversation With Alice / 7. I Didn't Think She Would Do It / 8. Beyond The Silence / 9. Lonely Boy / 10. Savannah
• Royal Tea is the first Joe Bonamassa album released in the Earbook format. Coffee table style book with 48 pages with exclusive photos and 4 written features especially written for this release. Joe B interviewed 4 times for this.
• Recorded at Abbey Road studios. Joe B honors the British blues with 10 brand new songs co-written by Jools Holland, ex-Whitesnake guitarist Bernie Marsden and ex-Cream lyricist Pete Brown.
• Joe Bonamassa has sold well over 3 million records worldwide and has 21 #1 Billboard Blues Albums, more than any artist.
• His most recent studio album Redemption charted in 15 countries and has sold over 100.000 copies.
• Joe 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.
Interviews + Features
Fireworks - Feature and album review in September-November issue published September 18
Powerplay - 10/10 album review published in September issue published September 18
Blues Matters - Cover feature and album review in Oct/Nov issue published Friday September 18
Blues in Britain - Front cover, 4-page interview and album review published in October issue out Friday September 25
Guitar Techniques - Joe provided quotes for the Jimi Hendrix Anniversary (Nov issue) out September 28
Classic Rock - Abbey Road feature by Grant Moon and album review by Hugh Fielder published in mid-October
Classic Rock - Ryman Auditorium live stream concert reviewed by Neil Jeffries
Total Guitar - Amit Sharma interviewed Joe for a multi-page feature published in mid-October issue
Classic Rock - Multi-page feature published October 13 / Joe on front cover of the Special Edition Digital Bundle
Powerplay - Interview by Steve Swift in the October issue published October 16
The Guitar Magazine - Feature in November issue published October 2
Guitarist - 4-page-feature in the November issue published mid-October
Sunday Express Newspaper - Nick Dalton’s interview with Joe published Sunday October 18th or Sunday October 25
Metro Newspaper - Interview with Joe to be published in mid-to-late October to dovetail with album release
HRH Magazine - We have an interview request from Adam Kennedy for feature to be published mid-November
Classic Rock - Neil Jeffries has been commissioned to review Joe’s Ryman pay per view concert
Blues in Britain - Graham Munn’s Ryman live stream concert reviewed in November issue published October 28
Powerplay - Ryman Live Stream concert reviewed in mid-October issue
Guitar Techniques - Joe was sent the Instrumental Inquisition email Q&A 2 month agos. We are still waiting for his answers
BBC Radio 2 - Joe hosts The Blues Show - 3rd August
Playlists for Royal Tea. Single #2
PLANET ROCK RADIO B LIST ADDED 07/09
Playlists for A Conversation With Alice. Single #1
PLANET ROCK RADIO A LIST ADDED 23/04 **Came Off w/c 06/07**
PRIMORDIAL RADIO A LIST MOVED UP 18/05
Total plays to date x 291 Total audience to date = 6,383,283
Total plays 10/07 - 16/07 x 3 Audience = 243,916
Total plays 03/07 - 09/07 x 9 Audience = 197,845
Total plays 26/06 - 02/07 x 16 Audience = 687,724
Total plays 19/06 - 25/06 x 16 Audience = 644,502
Total plays 12/06 - 18/06 x 14 Audience = 758,392 *peak audience week*
Total plays 05/06 - 11/06 x 22 Audience = 592,279
Total plays 29/05 - 04/06 x 26 Audience = 473,583
Total plays 22/05 - 28/05 x 29 Audience = 677,485
Total plays 15/05 - 21/05 x 35 Audience = 581,872
Total plays 08/05 - 14/05 x 49 Audience = 635,312
Total plays 01/05 - 07/05 x 44 Audience = 467,866
Total plays 24/04 - 30/04 x 28 Audience = 422,507
Blues In Britain - Album review published Friday September 25
Blues Matters - Stephen Harrision is reviewing the album. Published September 18
Classic Rock - Review by Hugh Fielder published in mid-October
Fireworks - Album review by Steve Swift published September 18
Guitar Techniques - The magazine has no space to publish a review of the new album
Guitarist - Review will not be published due to the fact that the album will be plugged in a four-page interview with Joe
Maverick - Noble chasing for review
Mojo - Review confirmed. Mark Blake will review the album
Powerplay - Review by Steve Swift published September 18
Outlaw - Magazine is on hiatus
Record Collector - Review confirmed. Name of reviewer tbc
R N R - Review has been commissioned by Sean McGhee - published November 18
Rock Candy - Review by Malcolm Dome published mid-October
Uncut - Noble PR still chasing for review confirmation
Vive Le Rock - Noble PR still chasing for review
Metro Newspaper Online - Chris Lord interviewed Joe for the website on the basis that Joe will share the interview link on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, his email blast and website. The interview took place on August 24.
Virtual Guitar Show Guitar.com - Joe’s Zoom pre-recorded Zoom interview will go live between October 2-4
Guitarguitar - Joe Bonamassa interview published Friday August 28. New album and Ryman live stream gig plugged
We are not servicing online media with the album until the first week in October
The wait is over, Joe Bonamassa’s new solo studio album Royal Tea was recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios and will be released on October 23rd. Bonamassa is known for taking risks and venturing into uncharted territory throughout his wide-ranging career but now he has found a new way to surprise his fans and music lovers. Royal Tea brings Bonamassa full-circle.
This album reconnects the 43-year-old with the guitar-slinging kid from upstate New York, who stumbled across the Jeff Beck Group, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton and Cream in his dad’s vinyl collection – whose British blues influences have shaped him to be the player he is today. Naturally, the backdrop of Abbey Road demanded an album of British-flavoured blues. But even before the sessions, Bonamassa immersed himself in the culture, living in London over summer 2019 to let the capital’s pulse and daily rhythms flow down his antennae, wash over his songcraft and spice his new material.
These ten original tracks were co-written by Joe and a cast of homegrown notables including former Whitesnake guitarist Bernie Marsden, ex-Cream lyricist Pete Brown and national-treasure piano man Jools Holland.
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