Press Release

“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

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  Tickets will then go on general sale at 10am on Friday 17 November from,, and

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.

“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 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.

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

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 for "Black Magic" 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.

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"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

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.

Photo Credit: © Laurence Harvey

February 2024 UK Tour

With special guests



Manchester, Royal Northern College Of Music

Saturday 17th February 2024

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124 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9RD

Glasgow, Queen Margaret Union

Sunday 18th February 2024

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22 University Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8QN

Leeds, City Varieties Music Hall

Monday 19th February 2024

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Swan Street, Leeds, LS1 6LW

Sunderland, The Fire Station

Wednesday 21st February 2024

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High Street West, Sunderland, SR1 3HA

London, Indigo at The 02

Thursday 22nd February 2024

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205 Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0ES

Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall

Friday 23rd February 2024

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North Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1RD 

Norwich, The Waterfront

Sunday 25th February 2024

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139-141 King St, Norwich, NR1 1QH

Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion

Monday 26th February 2024

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Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 1DP

Bury St. Edmunds, Apex

Wednesday 28th February 2024

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1 Charter Square St, Bury Saint Edmunds, IP33 3FD

Southend, Palace Theatre

Thursday 29th February 2024

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430 London Road, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS0 9LA



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