Joe Satriani Guitar Asks What Happens Next

Joe Satriani Guitar Asks What Happens Next

The excitement of a new release from Joe Satriani is a bubbling elixir of anticipation of sizzling guitar and an energy captured in the music that takes you on an instrumental journey of delightful discoveries.  Listening to What Happens Next? Is that a question Satriani is asking himself, where is his musical journey taking him in 2018 and beyond? For me What Happens Next, open CD put on the player, turn the volume up, sit back then be absorbed into every musical moment created on the album. Once again Joe Satriani’s scintillatingly sharp and persuasive manipulation of the six-strings sent a shiver of pure pleasure down my spine, my music antenna were pulsating with delight. As Joe Satriani guitar asks What Happens Next?

Joe Satriani’s immense guitar presence is at the heart of this twelve-track instrumental album. Joining him with perfect rhythm and timing with the pairing of Glenn Hughes and Chad Smith.  Deep Purple burns up the Red Hot Chili Pepper the two creating a monstrous beat. Building the perfect wall of sound for the wildness of Satriani in full flight. The trio complements each other resulting in the artistry of the Satriani guitar develops with a myriad of tones and textures. All three instruments talk to you as the notes replace the need for words whilst being transported to the world of Satriani.

Opening the album with Energy we are instantly drenched in a rich high-octane tonal experience. The beat is alive and kicking we are with feet firmly on the ground and the ears in tune with a journey that will energise, uplift and mesmerize as the notes cascade and follow each other in a perfect procession of rock glory. Opening with the drum kicking up a roar Thunder on High Mountain is a building storm the drum beat persistent with guitar in a swirling frenzy as the notes are whipped into a whirling maelstrom. Then bass adds depths that Thunder on High Mountain is intriguing, dangerous and never ignored.  We move from stormy mountains to Cherry Blossoms. A change in beat, tone and textures as the number unfurl as warm as a Spring day full hope and lyrical melodies. Catchy and beguiling the swirling mass of cherry blossoms are conjured into a thing of beauty performed with a gentle touch and lyrical emotions played out through the clever instrumentation.

Every track is a golden nugget of guitar playing spontaneous, alive, controlled and wild. No note misplaced this is music that creates a visual soundscape through the notes. The album is not a sprint with a headlong rush to close one number and fall into the next; neither is it a marathon with long tracks looping around itself often going nowhere. We are lopping along at the perfect pace to enjoy the box of delights as we find out What Happens Next. The title track towards the end of the album is slower the guitar stretches the notes exploring the cadences in a thoughtful exploring way. The track has a synergy as the three monsters of rock explore the sounds and asks once again What Happens Next? With the reuniting of Smith and Satriani could it be that Chickenfoot is to rise once again from the ashes as the supergroup we want to hear?  A new approach with bass driven Super Funky Badass brings out the inner funkiness of rock and re-energises an album that has no flaws.

Closing out an album that celebrates the power of the six-strings and the virtuosity of Satriani, Forever and Ever is an appropriate number as the superlatives describing the stunning playing of Satriani truly could go on Forever and Ever. While we think up some let’s go back to the beginning and see if this time we can answer the question What Happens Next?

 

Joe Satriani – What Happens Next – Sony/Legacy Recordings

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  1. Energy
  2. Catbot
  3. Thunder High On The Mountain
  4. Cherry Blossoms
  5. Righteous
  6. Smooth Soul
  7. Headrush
  8. Looper
  9. What Happens Next
  10. Super Funky Badass
  11. Invisible
  12. Forever and Ever

Joe Satriani Guitar Asks What Happens Next

Joe Satriani Touring England With John Petrucci Uli Jon Roth

Joe Satriani Touring England With John Petrucci Uli Jon Roth

G3 2018
JOE SATRIANI, JOHN PETRUCCI (DREAM THEATER)
& ULI JON ROTH (FORMERLY OF SCORPIONS)

 Joe Satriani Touring England With John Petrucci Uli Jon Roth

UK TOUR STARTS TUESDAY APRIL 24th 2018

G3 2018 APRIL UK TOUR
JOE SATRIANI, JOHN PETRUCCI (DREAM THEATER) ULI JON ROTH (FORMERLY OF SCORPIONS)

24-HOUR TICKET PRE-SALE FROM 9 AM THURSDAY NOVEMBER 9th FROM PLANET ROCK HERE

TICKETS: £35 – £45
PLATINUM TICKETS: £60 (FIRST 10 ROWS)
Plus Limited Ultimate and VIP Meet & Greet Packages

Tickets on sale to the general public from 9am on Friday November 10th via www.ticketline.co.uk or from the venues direct

TICKETS – £35 – £45 / PLATINUM TICKETS – £60 (FIRST 10 ROWS) Plus Limited Ultimate and VIP Meet & Greet Packages

Joe Satriani Touring England With John Petrucci Uli Jon Roth – G3  APRIL 2018 

 

Tuesday, April 24              Southend Cliffs Pavilion 

Wednesday, April 25       London Eventim Apollo

Thursday, April 26             Bristol Colston Hall

Friday, April 27                   Manchester Apollo

Sunday, April 29                Portsmouth Guildhall

Monday, April 30              Birmingham Symphony Hall

G3 equals three guitarists!  They will each perform their own set, followed by a massive jam at the end of the show.

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World-renowned guitar virtuoso, Joe Satriani, announces the release of his 16th solo album, What Happens Next, set for release, January 12, 2018, on Sony/Legacy Recordings.

Joe Satriani Guitar Asks What Happens Next

Satriani’s new, instrumentally electrifying album features a power trio of legendary status; Satriani on guitar and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple/Black Country Communion) and drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), the latter reuniting with Satriani for the first time since their work in the supergroup Chickenfoot.

Satriani is once again joined by producer/engineer/mixer Mike Fraser, his frequent collaborator over the last 20 years, on What Happens Next. Fraser is well-known for recording/mixing every AC/DC album since 1990’s The Razors Edge along with his classic works with Satriani going back to the release of Crystal Planet in 1998.

The new tracks vibrate the soul with an energy rarely found these days. From the dynamic opening track, Energy, to the majestic crunch of Thunder High on the Mountain, and the easy, sensual chords of Smooth Soul. This unparalleled rock-rhythm section gives What Happens Next a depth of groove that sets it apart from Satriani’s previous work.

Joe Satriani Touring England With John Petrucci Uli Jon Roth

Lookout for Bluesdoodles review of the album coming soon!

Joe Satriani Touring England With John Petrucci Uli Jon Roth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe Satriani Announcing New album For January 2018 What Happens Next

Joe Satriani Announcing New album For January 2018 What Happens Next

Joe Satriani Announcing New album For January 2018

What Happens Next

 

Joe Satriani Announcing New album For January 2018 What Happens Next

G3 U.S. TOUR SET TO LAUNCH ON JANUARY 11TH

Tour features Satriani, John Petrucci (Dream Theater) & Phil Collen (Def Leppard)

“Beyond the Supernova” Documentary by ZZ Satriani to Premiere at Mill Valley Film Festival – October 14th

 

Joe Satriani Announcing New album For January 2018 What Happens Next. World-renowned guitar virtuoso, JOE SATRIANI, announces the release of his 16th solo album, What Happens Next, set for release, January 12, 2018 on Sony/Legacy Recordings. Just a day prior to the album release, SATRIANI revives his G3 tour entity, inviting Dream Theater’s John Petrucci and Def Leppard lead guitarist, Phil Collen to join him. The G3 tour launches on January 11 in Seattle, WA and continues across the U.S. before winding up on February 25 in Milwaukee, WI. There is a special tour pre-sale promotion giving fans the opportunity to buy concert tickets with the new album as well as VIP packages.

The new, instrumentally electrifying album features a power trio of legendary status; SATRIANI on guitar and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple/Black Country Communion) and drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), the latter reuniting with SATRIANI for the first time since their work in the supergroup Chickenfoot. SATRIANI is once again joined by producer/engineer/mixer Mike Fraser, his frequent collaborator over the last 20 years, on What Happens Next. Fraser is well-known for recording/mixing every AC/DC album since 1990’s The Razors Edge along with his classic works with SATRIANI going back to the release of Crystal Planet in 1998.

These new tracks literally vibrate the soul with an energy rarely found these days. From the dynamic opening track, “Energy”, to the majestic crunch of “Thunder High On The Mountain”, and the easy, sensual cords of “Smooth Soul”. This unparalleled rock-rhythm section gives What Happens Next a depth of groove that sets it apart from SATRIANI’s other work.

Since its debut in 1996, SATRIANI’s G3 tour has featured the world’s greatest guitarists (everyone from Steve Vai and Eric Johnson to Steve Lukather and Robert Fripp) and has become a consistent concert hall sell-out attraction in the U.S., South America, Europe, Australia, and Japan. “I could say that I’m surprised at the durability of G3 and how much it’s grown, but in a way I’m not,” SATRIANI says with a laugh, “I think part of its charm and its mojo is in the chemistry of having three top guitarists share what they do on stage. It’s fun, it’s unpredictable, it’s wild – it’s everything you could want in a show.”

In addition to this new album and exciting tour news, a new documentary “Beyond the Supernova” shot by SATRIANI’s filmmaker son, ZZ, makes its debut at the Mill Valley Film Festival this October. The tour documentary chronicles Joe, along with his band and crew, on their last “Shockwave Supernova” tour throughout Europe and Asia.

Satriani’s Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir first released in May 2014 will now be available in paperback. Pre-orders are available now with the official release on November 7, 2017. The paperback version includes a new chapter focusing on SATRIANI’s last album, Shockwave Supernova. Read an excerpt from the new chapter HERE.

For two decades, the guitar virtuoso has traveled the world, playing to sold-out crowds as both a headliner and as founder of the all-star “G3” guitar extravaganza. SATRIANI’s studio and live recordings have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide to date and of his many solo albums, two have gone platinum and four others went gold, with 15 Grammy nominations between them. His side project, Chickenfoot, featuring former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar, former bassist Michael Anthony, and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith saw their debut album certified gold and their second studio album debuted at #9.

2018 G3 Tour featuring Joe Satriani, John Petrucci & Phil Collen itinerary:

January 11 – The Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA
January 12 – Historic Elsinore Theatre, Salem, OR
January 13 – Grand Sierra Theatre, Reno, NV
January 14 – Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
January 16 – Delta Hall at Eccles Theater, Salt Lake City, UT *
January 17 – Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV
January 18 – Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ *
January 19 – Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
January 20 – Balboa Theatre, San Diego, CA
January 21 – Fox Tucson Theatre, Tucson, AZ *
January 24 – Historic Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO
January 26 – The Pavillion at The Toyota Music Factory, Irving, TX *
January 27 – Austin City Limits – Moody Theater, Austin, TX
January 28 – Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Houston, TX *
January 30 – Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL *
January 31 – Florida Theatre, Jacksonville, FL *
February 1 – Pompano Beach Amphitheatre, Pompano Beach, FL*
February 2 – Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, FL *
February 3 – Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersberg, FL *
February 6 – Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh, NC
February 14 – Warner Theatre, Washington, DC *
February 15 – Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
February 16 – Beacon Theatre, New York, NY *
February 17 – Merriam Theater, Philadelphia, PA
February 18 – New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ *
February 20 – Auditorium Theatre, Rochester, NY *
February 21 – Massey Hall, Toronto, ONT
February 22 – Hard Rock Live, Northfield, OH
February 23 – Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL *
February 24 – State Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
February 25 – Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, WI

(All dates on sale September 22nd except * on-sale October 6)

 

 

Joe Satriani Announcing New album For January 2018 What Happens Next

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Joe Satriani Announcing New album For January 2018 What Happens Next

 

Joe Satriani Guitar Asks What Happens Next

 

 

Joe Satriani Announcing New album For January 2018 What Happens Next

Bluesdoodles Dozen Albums of 2015 & more…..

Bluesdoodles Dozen Albums of 2015 & more…..  Album 2015 – Live Album 2015 and Artists & Bands to watch out for in 2016!

Having reviewed numerous albums this year Bluesdoodles has listened to Blues, Americana, Rock and so much more – more importantly the music has been fabulous.

Bluesdoodles picks of 2015 HERE – Forty Three Albums that stood out from the crowd. The albums will be on my play list long into 2016 and beyond…

Bluesdoodles Album of 2015

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Bluesdoodles Live Album of 2015

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Ian Siegal – One Night In Amsterdam


 

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Devon Allman – Ragged and Dirty

 

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Danny & The Champions of the World – What Kind Of Love

 

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Buddy Guy – Born To Play Guitar

 

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Joel Hoekstra’s 13 – Dying To Live

 

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King King – Reaching For The Light

 

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Connie Lush – Renaissance

 

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Chantel McGregor – Lose Control

 

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Danni Nicholls – Mockingbird Lane

 

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Dan Patlansky – Dear Silence Thieves

 

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Joe Satriani – Shockwave Supernova

 

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Guy Tortora – Bluesman In A Boneyard

 

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Walter Trout – Battle Scars

 

 

Bluesdoodles Quartet of Live Albums

 

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Babajack – Babajack Live

 

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Erja Lyytinen – Live In London

 

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Ian Siegal – One Night In Amsterdam

 

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Layla Zoe – Spirit of 66

 

 

Bluesdoodles One’s To Listen Live & Recorded

 (alphabetical order)

Catfish

Rebecca Downes

Della Grants

Husky Tones

Inglorious

Jar Family

Kaz Hawkins

LaVendore Rogue

Elliot Morris

Tristan McKay

Red Butler

RavenEye

 

 

Bluesdoodles – Pick Of The Bunch 2015

Pick Of The Bunch 2015 ~
The order is random all are brilliant and in with a shout for the Bluesdoodles Dozen of 2015..

These are from the albums I have listened to and reviewed throughout 2015 – this is my subjective collection happy for others to disagree. Bluesdoodles wants to thank every artist who has submitted music to be reviewed I listen and will always be honest and fair

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Fish – A Feast Of Consequences
Joel Fisk & The Breakdown – The Well
Dan Patlansky – Dear Silence Thieves
John Mayall – A Special Life
Giles Hedley – Rain Is Such A Lonesome Sound
Lisa Mills – I’m Changing re-mix
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman – Tomorrow Will Follow Today
Ian Siegal – One Night In Amsterdam
Dani Wilde – Songs About
Joe Satriani – Shockwave Supernova
Guy Tortora – Bluesman In A Boneyard
Danny & The Champions of the World – What Kind Of Love
Gill Landry – Gill Landry
LaVendore Rogue – Light Up With
Mark Pontin – Textures
Aynsley Lister – Home
Samantha Fish – Wild Heart
Little Devils – The Storm Inside
Erja Lyytinen – Live In London
Beth Hart – Better Than Home
David Phillips – If I Had Wings
Karen Lovely – Ten Miles of Bad Road
Micke Bjorklof & Blues Strip – Ain’t Bad Yet
King King – Reaching For The Light
Devon Allman – Ragged and Dirty
Joe Louis Walker – Everybody Wants A Piece
Danni Nicholls – Mockingbird Lane
Layla Zoe – Live at The Spirit of 66
Joel Hoekstra’s 13 – Dying To Live
Chantel McGregor – Lose Control
Babajack – Babajack Live
Jar Family – Family First
Craig Finn – Faith In The Future
Buddy Guy – Born To Play Guitar
Delta Deep – Delta Deep
Kaz Hawkins – Get Ready
Groanbox – Groanbox
Jimbo Mathus – Blue Healer
Eddie Martin Big Red Radio- Live in Tuscany
Mike Zito & The Wheel – Keep Coming Back
Connie Lush – Renaissance
AndersonPonty Band – Better Late Than Never
Walter Trout – Battle Scars

Fireworks with Joe Satriani and Dan Patlansky

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Joe Satriani with Special Guest Dan Patlansky
Live at St David’s Hall, Cardiff 5th November 2015

 

All of the musical fireworks were let off in St David’s Hall tonight with the crackling combination of blues spangled rocket man Dan Patlansky opening the proceeding Special guest of the complete guitar firework display that is Joe Satriani. This was going to be two explosive sets and the hall was packed for the event from the front row and high up in the rafters.

Dan Patlansky - St Davids Hall - Nov 2015_0115lOpening with a formidable instrumental that set the level of guitar playing through control and the dexterity of nimble fingers across the strings and working the fret board. Drone was certainly not a droning noise it was not about stealth in the blues-influenced guitar-driven opener. We had glimpses of his back catalogue from the 20 stones album, Bring World To It’s Knees and a trio of delights form Dear Silence of Thieves the amazing album that introduced many in the UK to the glories of Dan Patlansky’s prowess and magic on his battered and worn Strat affectional known as Old Red. He thanked everyone for the support and opportunities and played the singles that have received massive air play on Planet Rock, Backbite tonight had a raw energy that was mesmerising. The music is developing as shown on the two new tracks introduced live tonight roll on 2016 a new Dan Patlansky album and full UK tour? As he closed his forty minute set with My Chana an instrumental that had the audience watching every move he made on the guitar as he played one-handed with just the fingerboard then used as a percussive instrument every piece of the guitar squealed, he discarded the strap and stretched the Strat to its very limit like a Catherine Wheel sending off musical cascades of sparkling excitement. The appetiser was delicious and we could have listened all night and he definitely had more rock/blues up his sleeve. Now for the Main event of the night.

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Joe Satriani - St Davids Hall - Nov 2015_0183lThe stage lit up, the crowds cheered Joe Satriani was on the stage. Opening with a great video from Crystal Planet that was re-visited later in the set. Then the sound exploded as the title track of his latest studio album Shockwave Supernova, reverberated around the auditorium. The lights blazed and the backdrop through the night of videos, still photographs or a light show added another layer to the music. For over two hours the instrumentals developed on themes slower, faster, harder some emotional. Joe Satriani explored the albums of the past and interweaved with numbers form Shockwave Supernova so we all had the thrill of hearing the album come alive. The visual displays act as a pathway into the thoughts of Joe Satriani the composer in the thinking behind the music giving them a visual context, replacing the need for lyrics. This is contemporary classical music composed for guitars, bass, drums and keys and has movements and structures that take you on a wonderful journey. The musical adventure has Joe Satriani at its heart, the band though is superb giving a platform allowing Joe to Surf with the Aliens and Fly with his Blue Dreams. The musicianship was outstanding the interaction between everyone gave animation to the stage with a powerhouse of a rhythm section Marco Minnemum on drums, whose drum solo was awesome, bassist Bryan Beller and Mike Keneally keyboards and guitar sometimes played at the same time; and guitar duels with Joe not surprising to have virtuoso playing from Mike having played with Frank Zappa the possibilities are always going to be endless.
With eight tracks from his current album there was still room for Crazy Joe an autobiographical number with video shots of Joe from the early days until now a visual biography. The guitar did the talking the talent of Joe Satriani is immense and his concerts create an atmosphere that is spellbinding. My favourite of all the music on offer tonight from Joe is hard but there is something very, very special about Butterfly and Zebra a lovely tune that is different with its different movements and tones, it is a sonic symphony that intrigues and blazes long after the last note dies away. Another highlight was Crystal Planet in which the guitar was controlled and the video was visually intriguing from early in the set, and Satch Boogie and then the encore; two numbers that enchant, including the only track with vocals and harp from Joe, Big Bad Moon and then the stellar Surfing With The Alien performed with classic old inter-galactic proportions. If you have not heard Joe Satriani live put it on your bucket list you will not be disappointed. This is guitar playing that crosses boundaries and is full of complexity and you need to listen and enjoy the musical shapes being formed and let reality be suspended while Joe plays for you. This was a night of orchestral music that is of super-sonic proportions that defy verbal description.

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Bluesdoodles says we used to have this well know chant
Remember remember!
The fifth of November
The Gunpowder treason and plot
I know no reason
Why the Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot

Now it should be Ode to Patlansky & Satriani’s special firework display in Cardiff tonight…

Remember remember Cardiff!!
The fifth of November
St David’s Hall, guitars had a time slot
Patlansky and Satriani Strat & Ibanez
The battle of the shooting stars
I know no reason
Why the this sparkling guitar season
Should ever be forgot

Dan Patlansky Set List

Drone
Bring World To Its Knees
Run
Hold On
Stop The Messing
Fetch Your Spade
Backbite
My Chana

Joe Satriani’s Set List

Shockwave Supernova
Flying In A Blue Dream
Ice 9
Crystal Planet
Not Of This Earth
On Peregrine Wings
Friends
Time
If I Could Fly
Butterfly and Zebra
If There Is No Heaven
Cataclysmic
Crazy Joey
All Of My Life
Luminous Flesh Giants
Always With Me Always With You
God Is Crying
Goodbye Supernova)
Satch Boogie
Encore
Big Bad Moon
Surfing With The Alien

Joe Satriani on UK TOUR 2015 with special Guest Dan Patlansky

UK TOUR

o2 Apollo Manchester                                                       November 1st
Symphony Hall Birmingham                                         November 2nd
Royal Concert Hall  Glasgow                                          November 3rd
City Hall Sheffield                                                              November 4th
St. David’s Hall Cardiff                                                     November 5th
Cliffs Pavilion  Southend                                                  November 7th
Colston Hall Bristol                                                            November 8th
Guildhall  Portsmouth                                                       November 9th
 Eventim Hammersmith Apollo London                    November 10th

U.K. Dates:- Ticket hotline: 0844 888 9991, Book online: Tickets

Joe Satriani featuring singer-songwriter and guitarist Dan Patlansky as special guest starts  the UK stage of   Shockwave Tour 2015 on 1st November.  Patlansky has support Satriani since October 9th   across 25 shows in 10 countries, and over the course of 33 days, taking in Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Switzerland, as well as the UK from 1st NOVEMBER!.

Patlansky filmed a special announcement video for the extended tour

 Says Patlansky; “Joe Satriani has been a massive inspiration in my life and to many others. He is the most forward-thinking and most inspirational guitar player of our time and I am extremely honoured and excited to be on the road with him.”

Dan Patlansky latest album Dear Silence Thieves the first single, “Backbite” received 14 weeks of radio play rotation on Planet Rock Radio and the station has invited Patlansky to perform as one of the headliners amongst artists such as Rival Sons, Joanne Shaw Taylor, The Darkness at Planet Rockstock Festival on December 4th, followed by an intimate concert at London’s The Borderline with special guest Aaron Keylock.

Joe Satriani latest album Shockwave Supernova has recieved widespread acclaim.

 

About The Album

It would be easy to call Shockwave Supernova a “masterpiece” or “the last word on guitar” from the world’s most commercially successful solo guitar performer. Satch, however, sees it much more personally. He has consistently advanced the artistry of the instrument; an effort he dedicated himself to on 18th September, 1970, the day his idol Jimi Hendrix died.

Photo Credit: © Stephen Fourie
Photo Credit: © Stephen Fourie

Read why Bluesdoodles gave Shockwave Supernova a perfect 10 HERE

 

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Read why Bluesdoodles gave Dear Silence Thieves a perfect 10 HERE

 

 

JOE SATRIANI TOUR + Special Guest Dan Patlansky

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JOE SATRIANI EXTENDS EUROPEAN TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUEST DAN PATLANSKY

10 COUNTRIES / 25 SHOWS / 33 DAYS

 

Joe Satriani has extended the dates featuring singer-songwriter and guitarist Dan Patlansky as special guest to 10 European countries on his Shockwave Tour 2015.  Patlansky will support Satriani from October 9th to November 10th  across 25 shows in 10 countries, and over the course of 33 days, taking in Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Switzerland, as well as the UK.

Patlansky filmed a special announcement video for the extended tour

 Says Patlansky; “Joe Satriani has been a massive inspiration in my life and to many others. He is the most forward-thinking and most inspirational guitar player of our time and I am extremely honoured and excited to be on the road with him.”

Dan Patlansky latest album Dear Silence Thieves the first single, “Backbite” received 14 weeks of radio play rotation on Planet Rock Radio and the station has invited Patlansky to perform as one of the headliners amongst artists such as Rival Sons, Joanne Shaw Taylor, The Darkness at Planet Rockstock Festival on December 4th, followed by an intimate concert at London’s The Borderline with special guest Aaron Keylock.

Joe Satriani latest album Shockwave Supernova has recieved widespread acclaim.

Patria Hall, Budapest, Hungary                                    October 9
National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria               October 11
Sala Polivalenta, Bucharest, Romania                       October 12
Sala Polivalenta, Cluj-Napoca, Romania                    October 13
Aegon Arena, Bratislava, Slovakia                              October 14
Tipsport Arena, Prague, Czech Republic                   October 15
Werk Arena, Trinec, Czech Republic                          October 16
Torwar Arena, Warsaw, Poland                                   October 18
Rock Cafe, Tallinn, Estonia                                             October 19
Circus, Helsinki, Finland                                                  October 20
Circus Krone, Munich, Germany                                  October 25
Laeishalle, Hamburg, Germany                                    October 26
Admiralspalast, Berlin, Germany                                 October 27

Theaterhaus, Stuttgart, Germany                              October 28

Salle Metropole, Lausanne, Switzerland                 October 29
Ruhrcongress, Bochum, Germany                              October 30

o2 Apollo Manchester                                                       November 1st
Symphony Hall Birmingham                                         November 2nd
Royal Concert Hall  Glasgow                                          November 3rd
City Hall Sheffield                                                              November 4th
St. David’s Hall Cardiff                                                     November 5th
Cliffs Pavilion  Southend                                                  November 7th
Colston Hall Bristol                                                            November 8th
Guildhall  Portsmouth                                                       November 9th
 Eventim Hammersmith Apollo London                    November 10th

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About The Album and Track Listing

It would be easy to call Shockwave Supernova a “masterpiece” or “the last word on guitar” from the world’s most commercially successful solo guitar performer. Satch, however, sees it much more personally. He has consistently advanced the artistry of the instrument; an effort he dedicated himself to on 18th September, 1970, the day his idol Jimi Hendrix died.

Photo Credit: © Stephen Fourie
Photo Credit: © Stephen Fourie

Bluesdoodles ~ Pick Of The Bunch Mar – June 2015

The Cream of the 45 CD’s Bluesdoodles has reviewed in the second quarter of 2015; what amazing talent there is out in the world musicians playing from pubs to arena’s all willing to record the music to be judged, download and purchased. Bluesdoodles is the first to admit the scoring is subjective there will always be music that just means that bit more to you so albums not included on the lists are still excellent; definitely worth listening to and purchasing especially go see music live at venues near you support music and the artists who travel the roads so we can hear it in the flesh.

This is the first list of 2015 and all of these will be in with a shout for the Bluesdoodles Dozen of 2015..

Joe Satriani – Shockwave Supernova
Guy Tortora – Bluesman In A Boneyard
Danny & The Champions of the World – What Kind Of Love
Gill Landry – Gill Landry

Aynsley Lister – Home
Samantha Fish – Wild Heart
Little Devils – The Storm Inside
Erja Lyytinen – Live In London

Beth Hart – Better Than Home
David Phillips – If I Had Wings
Micke Bjorklof & Blues Strip – Ain’t Bad Yet
Giles Hedley – Rain Is Such A Lonesome Sound

King King – Reaching For The Light
Devon Allman – Ragged and Dirty
Layla Zoe – Live at The Spirit of 66

CD Review: Joe Satriani ~ Shockwave Supernova

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Joe Satriani
Shockwave Supernova
Sony Music –Release Date Friday 24th July 2014

Opening with the title track the drumming combined with Joe’s guitar spins and cascades you deep into the swirling energy of a Supanova as the shockwave of pleasure stirs up your music vibe. This is an album where the notes and the shaping of tone tell the tale there is no need for words as colours, shapes and forms develop in your musical mind whilst the beat unfolds. Joe Satriani is a troubadour of the guitar with the notes collected together and spat out in a way that forms the poetry. This is a rock album full of textures twists and turns it is where contemporary collides with classic on Crazy Joey the guitar is more harpsichord and baroque than rock, then in comes the pounding rhythm section with the bass from Bryan Beller and the drumming beat provided by Marco Minnenann creating between them pure electric guitar thrills and we are rocking, then harpsichord guitar again; it is like travelling through time and space. Your consciousness opens up and realities fade away. The sound hits you with a surging wall of electric energy as the tempo picks up and you are twisting and turning through the clouds of time and space as if On Peregrine Wings. If a raptor wrote rock this is how they would want to be perceived, through the harmonies between Satriani and Mike Kenelly on keys. The upbeat melodic flow of San Fransico Blue is immaculate with its recurring riffs and licks that make you want to party with its feel good narrative or if partying is too energetic after the adventures of the first half of the album it works just as well sat back and relaxing as the music shapes your mood; you can create the story to suit your mood it is time-out zone from space and Sci-fi. The theme is soon re-established with the stylish Keep On Movin’ the purity of the guitar over the drums is like seeing the sun through the cloud and mists that have been obscuring vision and knowledge.
For me the track that distills, hones and captures the beauty of Joe Satriani is Butterfly and Zebra; with its gentle uber-melodic opening and the notes shine through with perfect harmony that is reflected in the simple piano accompaniment. It is a track that absorbs you taking you away from noise and distractions a short but perfectly formed mode that hints at what might have been if Hendrix was alive today.
The closing track brings fruition to our journey through the word of Satriani’s guitar as we say Goodbye Supanova. I still do not understand astrophysics but the power of composition needle sharp orchestration and arrangements have taken me deep into my imagination on a marvelous journey through space over fifteen tracks that made interesting and varied stopping off points.
This is an album that both rocks your songs off and massages the hairs on the back of your neck into an electro-magnetic orgasmic frenzy. Supernova is out of this time and dimension and crawling back into reality is just too mundane so just fall back in by playing the album on repeat until you can see Joe Satriani live!

Bluesdoodles gives this CD TEN doodle paws out of TEN ….pawprint half inch

TRACK LISTING
1. Shockwave Supanova
2. Lost In A memory
3. Crazy Joey
4. In My Pocket
5. On Peregrine Wings
6. Cataclysmic
7. San Francisco Blue
8. Keep On Movin’
9. All of My Life
10. A Phase I’m Going Through
11. Scarborough Stomp
12. Butterfly and Zebra
13. If There Is No Heaven
14. Stars Race Across the Sky
15. Goodbye Supanova

Joe Satriani’s new album “Shockwave Supernova” is released by Sony Music/Legacy on Friday July 24th.
His 9-date UK tour with special guest Dan Patlansky kicks off at the O2 Manchester Apollo on November 1st.
Tickets: www.ticketline.co.uk/joe-satriani

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