Joanne Shaw Taylor Announces February 2024 UK Tour

“One of the true superstars in the British blues scene, Joanne Shaw Taylor possesses a honeyed alto voice and guitar and songwriting skills to match.”
– Blues Blast Magazine

“One of those killer guitarists with a voice to match her chops, Joanne Shaw Taylor is back with this classy first taste of her next album. Sweet Lil Lies reflects the soul, Motown, and blues records of her childhood, coming together like Bonnie Raitt meeting Joe Bonamassa – in one person.” – Classic Rock

Joanne Shaw Taylor is without doubt one of the best R&B/Blues guitarist to come out of Britain in a long time. – Arts Reviews Edinburgh

“Joanne Shaw Taylor’s voice is sassy, and she has developed a drawl that fits perfectly with her guitar style.” – Music News

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.comPlanetrocktickets.co.uk, and joanneshawtaylor.com.

The tour kicks off on Saturday 17 February 2024 at Manchester Royal Northern College of Music, takes in London’s O2 Indigo on Thursday 22nd 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. Watch the official music video NOW.

“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 16 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.

Neil O’Brien Entertainment in association with Journeyman Records and Planet Rock presents:

JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR
FEBRUARY 2024 UK TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

PLANET ROCK 48-HOUR TICKET PRE-SALE
STARTS 10AM WEDNESDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2023
VIA PLANETROCK.COM

TICKETS ON GENERAL SALE FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER VIA
GIGANTIC.COMPLANETROCKTICKETS.CO.UKJOANNESHAWTAYLOR.COM

Manchester – Royal Northern College Of Music
Saturday 17 February 2024

Glasgow – Queen Margaret Union
Sunday 18 February 2024

Leeds – City Varieties Music Hall
Monday 19 February 2024

Sunderland – The Fire Station
Wednesday 21 February 2024

London – Indigo at The 02
Thursday 22 February 2024

Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall
Friday 23 February 2024

Norwich – The Waterfront
Sunday 25 February 2024

Bexhill – De La Warr Pavilion
Monday 26 February 2024

Bury St. Edmunds – Apex
Wednesday 28 February 2024

Southend – Palace Theatre
Thursday 29 February 2024

JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR – BIOGRAPHY
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).

In 2014 she released her fourth studio album “The Dirty Truth” on Axehouse Records that featured the singles “Mud, Honey” and “Wicked Soul”. In 2016, Joanne followed up with the release of her fifth album “Wild” (Produced by Kevin Shirley) which saw her perform songs “Dyin’ To Know” and “Summertime” on BBC Two Television’s popular music show “Later With Jools Holland”. Three years later, in 2019 she signed to Silvertone Records via Sony Music and released her sixth studio album, “Reckless Heart.”

Over the past two decades, Joanne has proven herself as a prolific songwriter, releasing seven acclaimed albums under her belt, each increasingly more successful with her 2019 “Reckless Heart” breaking into the UK Top 20 Album Chart and cementing herself as one of the most important exports in British blues-rock.

Her seventh studio album “The Blues Album”, produced by Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith at Oceanway Recording Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, was her first released on Bonamassa’s independent label KTBA Records in 2021 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues Charts.

On April 20, 2022 Joanne received her 2nd #1 Billboard Blues album with “Blues From The Heart Live”. On October 28, 2022, she released her critically acclaimed eighth studio album “Nobody’s Fool” produced by Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith. The album was released on Bonamassa’s Journeyman Records to rave reviews.

In 2023 Joanne released “Sweet ‘Lil Lies” and “Black Magic” – two new tracks produced by Kevin Shirley at the legendary Studio A at RCA Studios in Nashville. The songs will appear on Joanne’s forthcoming studio album released by Journeyman Records in 2024.

Live photo courtesy of Simon Green

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