Meet guitar legend

Guitar man: Joe Bonamassa at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena on Saturday, March 24, 2012.
Guitar man: Joe Bonamassa at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena on Saturday, March 24, 2012.
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GUITAR hero Joe Bonamassa is back with his first ever appearance at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena - where we have the prize every fan will want to win.

One lucky Star reader and a guest will go backstage to meet him and win a pair of tickets for the show on Saturday, March 24.

Four runners up win a pair of tickets each,

Bonamassa, the award-winning blues rock star, guitar legend and singer-songwriter, recently completed a successful European tour with Black Country Communion.

He got rave reviews of BCC’s album, 2.

His forthcoming UK solo tour will see him perform material from his current studio offering, Dust Bowl, plus songs from his vast catalogue of albums including A New Day Yesterday, The Ballad of John Henry, Sloe Gin and Black Rock.

The show will also preview new songs from his forthcoming studio album, out in May.

Bonamassa, following in the guitar strums of blues superstar Eric Clapton, tours with bassist Carmine Rojas, keyboards player Rick Melick and drummer Tal Bergman.

The 34-year-old was born and raised in New Hartford, New York. He got his first guitar aged four. By the age of seven he was playing Jimi Hendrix tunes note for note.

He opened for BB King at the age of 12 and has since played with Clapton, Foreigner, Steve Winwood, Paul Jones, Ted Nugent, Warren Haynes, Sheffield’s own Joe Cocker and more.

Tickets, which may be subject to a booking fee, are £30, £40 and £50. Buy in person at the Box Office, call 0114 256 5656 or book online at www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk or visit www.arenaticketshop.co.uk to buy tickets.

n For a chance to win our meet and greet tickets or runner up prizes enter our free draw. First name to be picked out wins the meet and greet.

Email your name and details, with Joe Bonamassa Competition in the subject bar, to staronline@sheffieldnewspapers.co.uk by Friday, January 13, 2012, 10am. Usual SNL rules apply. Data protection details page 2.