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Robert Jon & The Wreck Announce First Live CD / DVD 'Live At The Ancienne Belgique'

Just weeks after the release of their celebrated EP One Of A Kind, Southern roots rockers Robert Jon & The Wreck have announced Live At The Ancienne Belgique, their first-ever live DVD, out 4/21 via Joe Bonamassa’s Journeyman Records.

Recorded during their sold-out show at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium on June 29th, 2022, the live album captures the Wreck amid their longest-ever tour – 67 performances in 75 days across 9 countries.

The tour had been postponed for nearly two years due to the pandemic, so by the time the band hit the stage in Brussels, 50+ performances into the tour, they were a well-oiled machine ready to blow the roof off the place. The night was nothing less than spectacular, featuring a setlist that spanned the last decade of their prolific career, from their 2013 debut to their 2022 release.

“A lot of time and effort went into our show at the Ancienne Belgique,” comments frontman Robert Jon Burrison. “We had been meaning to make a live album for years, so we saw this as an opportunity to document and release unique, more evolved versions of our songs.”

To celebrate the announcement, Robert Jon & The Wreck have released the first live video from the show for “Shine a Light on Me Brother,” originally the Ptle track of their 2021 studio album. “’Shine’ is always an exhilarating song to play live,” Robert Jon adds. “There are a lot of moving pieces and even a time change between the verse and chorus. Without the horns from the studio recording, it definitely has more of a ‘rock’ feel to it in a live setting. This song also features the talents of two backup singers, which added a lot to our sound!”

Their very recent dynamic new EP release of One Of A Kind, out now on all digital platforms, received rave reviews from all over the world and help catapult the band’s awareness into new heights. Featuring material produced by GRAMMY-Award winners Don Was (Bonnie Raic, The Stones, John Mayer) and Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Blackberry Smoke, Rival Sons), One Of A Kind showcases Robert Jon & The Wreck’s wide range and dynamic sound, from the instant rock & roll classic “Come At Me” and the captivating, Americana-infused “Who Can You Love,” to the outstanding riff-driven roots rock track “Pain No More.”

The One Of A Kind EP was the first taste of a slate of new material that Robert Jon & The Wreck will roll out over the next year and beyond. Prolific songwriters with a wealth of new material who refuse to be constrained by traditional release strategies, the band’s new partnership with Journeyman Records affords them the opportunity to work with the world’s top producers and release a steady stream of high-quality singles on an ongoing basis, cutting through the industry chaos and ensuring new music is accessible to fans as intended.

Reigning from Southern California, Robert Jon & The Wreck take the Southern rock sound from the east coast and make it their own. Since their inception in 2011, these native Californians; Robert Jon Burrison (lead vocals, guitar), Andrew Espantman (drums, background vocals), Henry James Schneekluth (lead guitar, background vocals), and Warren Murrel (bass) have been electrifying audiences all over the world with their soaring guitar leads, rich vocal harmonies, and memorable tunes. Recently, keyboardist Jake Abernathie joined the band for their tour and in studio. Simply put, it is difficult to ignore when these talented musicians take the stage.

Having just wrapped up a run of performances throughout the southeast, Robert Jon & The Wreck will return to the road next month opening up for Blackberry Smoke.


26 May 2023 Middelburg, Netherlands - De Spot

27 May 2023 Sneek, Netherlands - Bolwerk

28 May 2023 Peer, Belgium - Blues Peer Festival

29 May 2023 Raalte, Netherlands - Ribs & Blues Festival

23 July 2023 Maidstone, UK - Maid Of Stone Festival

27 July 2023 Weiher, Germany - Live Music Hall

28 July 2023 Breitenbach am Herzberg, Germany - Herzberg Festival

25 August 2023 Holzminden, Germany Schloss Bevern

26 August 2023 Herselt, Belgium Gevarenwinkel Festival

27 August 2023 Oberhausen, Germany Zentrum Altenberg

29 August 2023 Copenhagen, Denmark Beta

30 August 2023 Joldelund, Germany Gerd's Juke Joint

31 August 2023 Köln, Germany KanPne - Biergarten

01 September 2023 Regensburg, Germany Eventhalle Airport

02 September 2023 Forst, Germany Manitu

03 September 2023 Dortmund, Germany Piano

06 September 2023 Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg

07 September 2023 Bremen, Germany Meisenfrei

08 September 2023 Isernhagen, Germany Blues Garage

09 September 2023 Vollmershain, Germany Open Air Festival

10 September 2023 Raismes, France Raismesfest (open air)

11 September 2023 Verviers, Belgium Spirit of 66

13 September 2023 Exeter, UK Phoenix

14 September 2023 Nottingham, UK Rescue Rooms

15 September 2023 Manchester, UK Academy

16 September 2023 Liverpool, UK 02 Academy 2

17 September 2023 Newcastle, UK Boiler Shop

19 September 2023 Glasgow, UK St Lukes

20 September 2023 Leeds, UK Wardrobe

21 September 2023 Bristol, UK Thekla

22 September 2023 Cambridge, UK Junction

23 September 2023 Southampton, UK The Brook

24 September 2023 Folkestone, UK The Quarterhouse

27 September 2023 Le Thor ( Aix en Provence ), France Le Sonograf

28 September 2023 Talcy (Blois), France Le Quai'Son

29 September 2023 Penmarc’h (Quimper), France Cap Caval

30 September 2023 Herent, Belgium GC De Wildeman

01 October 2023 Winterbach, Germany Strandbar

02 October 2023 Salzburg, Austria Rockhouse

03 October 2023 RimsPng, Germany Feuerwache

04 October 2023 Frankfurt, Germany Nachtleben

05 October 2023 Seon, Switzerland Konservi

06 October 2023 Basel, Switzerland Atlantis

07 October 2023 Torgau, Germany Kulturbastion

08 October 2023 Fulda, Germany Kulturkeller

Stay tuned for more show updates.

Journeyman, the newest endeavour between Joe Bonamassa and his long-time manager Roy Weisman, is a vertically integrated music management, concert promotion and marketing company that builds awareness for great live artists worldwide. After years of perfecing strategies while building Joe Bonamassa’s career, the company will utilize the same savvy tactics which allowed them to overcome industry barriers that typically held back artists from achieving success. Journeyman provides the infrastructure to take an artist from its infancy, to record music and tour without having to deal with the typical resistance of “gatekeepers” who don’t believe or support emerging acts. Bonamassa has been keen on using his experience to pay it forward to help other artists navigate the murky industry waters. Consequently, Journeyman sets itself apart in this way as being the true market maker for their artists.


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