Legendary artist and performer and the hardest working guitarist in the business, Joe Satriani, is proud to announce “The Shockwave UK Tour” which will take in NINE dates from 1st November 2015.
The highly anticipated tour promotes Joe’s upcoming new studio album (released in July), and will also be the first time since he last toured the UK with his critically acclaimed “Unstoppable Momentum” album in 2013. Bluesdoodles though this was one of the gig’s of the decade – read our review
A 48-hour ticket pre-sale will launch on Planet Rock radio on Wednesday 4th February. Tickets will go on sale to the general public from Friday 6th February from the 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 888 991 and TICKET LINE. All tickets are priced £38 and £34.50. Joe’s touring band will include Bryan Beller (bass), Mike Keneally (keyboards, guitars) and Marco Minnemann (drums).
November 2015 UK Tour
Manchester: O2 Apollo – Sunday November 1
Birmingham: Symphony Hall – Monday November 2
Glasgow: Royal Concert Hall – Tuesday November 3
Sheffield: City Hall – Wednesday November 4
Cardiff: St. David’s Hall – Thursday November 5
Southend: Cliffs Pavilion – Saturday November 7
Bristol: Colston Hall – Sunday November 8
Portsmouth: Guildhall – Monday November 9
London: Eventim Hammersmith Apollo – Tuesday November 10
For two decades, Joe Satriani has travelled the world, playing to sold-out crowds as both a headliner and as founder of the all-star “G3” guitar extravaganza. His studio and live recordings have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide to date. Of his many solo albums, two have gone platinum and four others went gold, with 15 Grammy nominations between them.
Satriani has been spreading such musical waters for a quarter century now. In addition to Surfing With The Alien and Black Swans And Wormhole Wizards, he has released such classics as The Extremist (1992), Crystal Planet (1998) and Super Colossal (2006), and having moved 10 million albums and counting, he’s now the biggest-selling instrumental rock guitarist of all time. (Satch’s popularity isn’t limited to rock alone: In 2010, hip-hop artist and American Idol judge Nicki Minaj used a sample of Satriani’s much-loved ballad “Always With Me, Always With You” as the basis for her Gold single, “Right Thru Me.”
In 2011, Satriani recreated his National Anthem performance for the Opening Day of the Oakland A’s historic 2002 season in the Brad Pitt movie Moneyball.
In addition to being a consistent sell-out solo performer, Satriani has also, since 1996, filled venues with his G3 concert tour – three hours-plus of music featuring Satch and a rotating cast of fellow guitar gods like Steve Vai, John Petrucci, Eric Johnson and Steve Morse, among others.
And if that weren’t enough, there’s even a supergroup – Chickenfoot , Satriani’s all-star assemblage that includes singer Sammy Hagar, bassist Michael Anthony (Van Halen) and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), already has two smash albums, with more, no doubt, on the way.
In 2013, Satriani released his 14th studio album Unstoppable Momentum to critical acclaim. Preceding his November 2015 UK tour, Joe will release a brand new studio album in July.