It’s official: Eric Gales is working with Joe Bonamassa on an “amazing” album and joint tour

Eric Gales performs at the UK Guitar Show
(Image credit: Adam Gasson/Future)

Eric Gales is one of the biggest names in electric guitar right now, having recently been hailed as the best guitarist on the planet by the likes of Joe Bonamassa and Mark Tremonti, and his star is set to shine even brighter with the surprise announcement that he’s working on an album with none other than Bonamassa himself.

Gales used his performance at the UK Guitar Show and London Bass Guitar Show this past weekend to break the news, where he revealed Bonamassa is onboard to produce and perform on the effort, ahead of a joint Joe Bonamassa/Eric Gales tour, most likely towards the end of 2020.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.