Blues guitar legend Buddy Guy will hit the road one last time for the 2023 Damn Right Farewell Tour.
Born George Guy on July 30, 1936, Buddy Guy has been one of the leading proponents of Chicago blues since starting his career in the late-’50s, having influenced guitarists from Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, and Keith Richards to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark Jr., and John Mayer. He has earned widespread acclaim and recognition in the form of eight Grammy Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award, National Medal of Arts, and Kennedy Center Honors, and he was ranked 23rd on Rolling Stone‘s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
Guy will kick off The 2023 Damn Right Farewell Tour on February 17th at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL. He will stick around the Midwest for shows in Joliet, IL (2/18); Ft. Wayne, IN (2/23); New Buffalo, MI (2/24); Anderson, IN (2/25); and Evansville, IN (2/26). Then in March, he will head to his former stomping grounds in Baton Rouge, LA on the 1st before heading to Texas for shows in Austin on the 3rd and 4th, Houston on the 5th, and Dallas on the 8th.
Following additional stops in Oklahoma and Missouri, Guy will travel to the South for dates in Tennesee, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina, ending with a two-night stand in Savannah, GA on March 25th and 26th. He will then trek north to Toronto, ON for two shows at Massey Hall on March 30th and 31st. The final shows of the tour are currently scheduled to take place in Australia in April, but more dates will be added soon, according to the announcement. Guitarists Christone “Kingfish” Ingram and Eric Gales will serve as support on select dates.
Local pre-sales for tickets to Buddy Guy’s Damn Right Farewell Tour begin today, Wednesday, October 19th at 10 a.m. local time. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 21st at 10 a.m. local time. For a complete list of dates and tickets, visit Guy’s website.