On September 23, GRAMMY‐nominated blues‐rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa will deliver Live at the Greek Theatre, a 21‐track 2‐CD, 2‐DVD and Blu‐ray tribute to three of the greatest bluesmen to ever live – Albert King, B.B. King, and Freddie King. Billed as “The Three Kings” tour – a 14‐date US amphitheater tour last summer culminating at the famed Los Angeles venue – Bonamassa celebrates the music of this trio of blues icons with over two hours of some the greatest blues songs ever written. The release will include a collector’s edition booklet and bonus features containing behind the scenes footage and more.
Playing on a warm summer night to a near sold‐out crowd, Bonamassa’s handpicked setlist of songs was called “spectacular” by Premier Guitar; Los Angeles Times said the show “had swing and polish” and “Bonamassa evoked the signature licks of all three icons while managing to put his own stamp on things.”
Songs ranged from blues standards to deep cuts, including “Born Under A Bad Sign,” “Lonesome Whistle Blues,” “Hummingbird,” “Let The Good Times Roll,” and, of course, B.B. King’s famed “The Thrill Is Gone” as the evening closer. For Bonamassa, the tour’s importance deepened significantly when B.B., his friend and mentor, passed away two months before it began. “My only regret is that B.B. was not alive to see it,” said Bonamassa.