All AMP concerts currently require either a proof of vaccination completed at least 14 days prior to the event or a negative COVID test administered by a health care professional within 72 hours of the event.  Originals or photos of documents with a matching ID will be accepted.  Masks are also required at all indoor venues. 

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers

A Bluesman Comes To Town Album Release Tour

at El Rey Theater
620 Central Ave NW
Albuquerque NM 87102
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Time: 8:00pm     Day: Wednesday     Doors: 7:00pm     Ages: 21+ without parent or guardian    

This show has been moved to the El Rey Theater. 
All tickets to the original show will be honored.  You do not have to do anything for your ticket to work at the El Rey.
This will be a mixed seated/standing show, so chairs will be available.

PROOF OF VACCINATION OR NEGATIVE TEST REQUIRED FOR ENTRANCE

Due to rising concerns about the Delta variant and to assure the health of our patrons, artists and staff, as well as the continued health of the concert industry, AMP is instituting a required proof of vaccination policy for all indoor concerts (or proof of negative test within 72 hours by a health care professional) to attend the upcoming concert. Vaccinations must have been completed 14 days prior to the show. 

We'll be checking vaccine cards and negative test results at the entrance. Photo of document will be accepted and must bring matching ID to verify.

Thanks for your cooperation and understanding.

Tickets cost $28 in advance, $33 day of show (including all service charges). They are also available by phone through Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251.

Whether he's squeezing out the deepest blues or playing the funkiest soul grooves, legendary blues and soul giant Tommy Castro knows how to ignite a crowd. Over the course of his still-unfolding career, the guitarist, vocalist and songwriter has released 15 albums ranging from horn-fueled soul and R&B to piping hot blues to fiery rock 'n roll. He is the winner of the coveted B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year Award (the very highest award a blues performer can receive) and has performed all over the world, earning countless fans with his legendary, sweat-drenched, exhilarating live shows. 

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers' road-hardened musicianship brings an unmatched passion to Castro's blue-eyed California soul and hard-rocking, good-time songs. The San Francisco Chronicle describes Castro's music as "funky Southern soul, big city blues and classic rock... silvery guitar licks that simultaneously sound familiar and fresh." No Depression says, "Castro plays gritty, string-bending blues like a runaway soul train... a glorious blend that rocks the soul and lifts the spirits."

For Castro’s new album, a roots music odyssey entitled Tommy Castro Presents A Bluesman Came To Town, he tells a timeless story. This special project was composed by Castro along with Grammy Award-winning producer Tom Hambridge. Through its 13 songs, A Bluesman Came To Town tells the tale of a young man working on his family farm who gets bitten by the blues bug. He masters the guitar and heads out on the road seeking fame and fortune, only to find what he’s left behind is the treasure he’s been looking for. Each memorable song—from the blistering title track to the pleading Child Don’t Go to the hopeful I Caught A Break to the emotional Blues Prisoner—stands on its own, as well as contributing to the larger story. 

To celebrate the release of A Bluesman Came To Town, Castro will hit the road with The Painkillers, performing fan favorites as well as songs from the new album. 


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