Joe Bonamassa to
Headline Lancashire's Symphony at the Tower 2016
US blues and rock musician Joe
Bonamassa is to headline at Lancashire's spectacular Symphony at the Tower
event as part of only 5 UK dates in 2016. Billed as:- 'Joe
Bonassa in Concert - A salute to the British Blues Explosion',
Bonamassa will pay homage to some of the best blues rock guitarists playing
the music of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page.
The concert is part of St Catherine's Hospice Symphony at the Tower weekend
at Hoghton Tower and will take place on Saturday, 2 July 2016.
Joe Bonamassa's love of the British Blues is at the heart of his musicial
inspiration; and, for the 1st time, he will perform this unique concert
tribute giving music fans across the North West and beyond the opportunity
to hear some of the finest Blues ever produced.
"If it wasn't for certain British musicians of the early 1960s, the Blues
may well never have exploded into Rock music as we know it today, and indeed
may have passed into history." says Bonamassa.
Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page are
some of the greatest guitarists of their time that influenced Joe
Bonamassa's career. All 3 are Yardbirds alumni, and indeed actually all
played together at one time in the same band. Jimmy Page went on to form Led
Zeppelin, which became the ultimate electric Blues band and both Eric
Clapton and Jeff Beck became international superstars in their own right.
The announcement Bonamassa is to play Symphony at the Tower comes after it
was revealed pop favourite Will Young will headline the opening night of the
3 day event, on Friday, 1 July 2016.
It will close on Sunday, 3 July 2016 with the Symphony Spectacular; a
classical Proms style concert for all the family to enjoy; going back to the
roots of the original event featuring a live orchestra, picnics, family fun
and fireworks. Presented by music promoters Cuffe and Taylor, Symphony at
the Tower, which celebrates its 21st birthday this year, is a huge
fundraiser for Lostock Hall based St Catherine's Hospice with all profits
used by the hospice.
Lorraine Charlesworth, Director of Income Generation at St Catherine's
Hospice, said:- "We're very excited to announce Joe Bonamassa as our
Saturday night act as he'll bring something a little bit different to our
21st birthday Symphony. We hope lots of St Catherine's supporters, along
with rock and blues fans from across the region, will turn out for a great
night of music in aid of a wonderful cause."
Cuffe and Taylor are responsible for sourcing the acts for Symphony at the
Tower and Director Peter Taylor added that 2016 is shaping up to be a great
Peter Taylor said:- "Joe Bonamassa for Symphony at the Tower is a once
in a lifetime concert experience not to be missed and, coupled with the fact
it is in support of St Catherine's Hospice, this is going to be a very
St Catherine's Hospice 1st started Symphony at the Tower back in 1995 as a 1
day live music event. Cuffe and Taylor came on board in 2013 extending it to
a 2 day event and this year it becomes a 3 day event for the 1st time.
In 2015 Symphony at the Tower celebrated its 20th anniversary while the
hospice celebrated its 30th birthday.
For more information about Symphony at the Tower and to register for updates
CuffeAndTaylor.com Tickets are available from Planet
as well as from:-
JBonamassa.Com, also by calling:- 0844 844 0444.
They are also available direct from St Catherine's Hospice or via:-
The Mill Cafe in Lostock Lane, Lostock Hall, Preston, PR5 5XU, UK.