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New JOE SATRIANI Out Now; 2018 G3 Tour Dates

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Satriani's G3 Tour Now - features Satriani, John Petrucci (Dream Theater) & Phil Collen (Def Leppard)
New Album – What Happens Next – OUT NOW
(San Francisco, CA) January 12, 2018 -  World-renowned guitarist, and Bay-Area resident, JOE SATRIANI announces a fundraising auction, set to launch this Sunday, January 14th, at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA to benefit the North Bay Fire Relief in Sonoma County.  The online auction will be live for one week, with bidding ending on January 21st (
The auction will feature autographed collectible guitars from JOE as well as his G3 Tour-mates (John Petrucci & Phil Collen), in addition to guitars signed and donated by fellow Bay Area Residents: Carlos Santana and Neal Schon.  Other items up for auction include a Huey Lewis signed harmonica and a Bill Gibson signed drumhead, along with signed posters and memorabilia from past G3 tours.  Net proceeds will go to North Bay Fire Relief, including UndocuFund, directly assisting the affected undocumented residents of Sonoma County. The auction is being curated and administered by Bananas at Large. 
SATRIANI has lived in the Bay Area for over 30 years and considers it home.  His longtime manager, Mick Brigden, was directly affected by the fire as his entire neighborhood was destroyed, although thankfully, his house was spared.  Raising funds to support those affected in their own backyard is important to the multi-Grammy nominated guitarist.  SATRIANI says, 'This special auction for North Bay Fire Relief in Sonoma County is close to my heart.  So many of my friends and coworkers are still in need after the devastating wildfires. Please join me and my musical buddies in raising some funds to provide some love and care. Thank you!'
SATRIANI's 16th solo album, What Happens Next, was released today (January 12, 2018) on Sony/Legacy Recordings.  His longtime touring entity, G3, opened last night in Seattle featuring Dream Theater's John Petrucci and Def Leppard lead guitarist, Phil Collen, joining SATRIANI.  The G3 tour will conclude on February 25 in Milwaukee, WI.
About The UndocuFund:
The UndocuFund for Fire Relief in Sonoma County was created by local immigration service providers to directly assist undocumented Sonoma County residents who are victims of the Northern California fires. With the support of more than 7,500 donors, the fund has provided financial aid to almost 1,000 families, to date, benefitting nearly 4,000 people, with hundreds more still to be screened. One hundred percent of all donations go to victim support, with partners covering all administrative costs. To learn more about the fund's impact on victims and other details, please visit
About the Redwood Credit Union North Bay Fire Relief 
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund, Inc., in partnership with Redwood Credit Union (RCU), The Press Democrat, and Senator Mike McGuire, accepts financial donations to assist fire victims and aid relief efforts. 100% of tax-deductible donations goes directly to support those affected.  The North Bay Fire Relief Fund supports the immediate needs of people and businesses in the four affected counties (Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake) who were impacted by the North Bay fires, including: People who lost homes, People experiencing economic hardship due to lost or interrupted employment as a result of the fires, First responders who lost homes while fighting fires and protecting our communities, Kids who lost homes (public and private), Small businesses who lost their business or were impacted by the fires, Fire survivor health and well-being, Nonprofit grants were also available for those supporting immediate needs of fire survivors.  For more information: 
About Bananas at Large
Bananas At Large is the oldest Independent Professional Audio and Musical Instrument retailer in the Bay Area, with over 45 years of experience serving everyone from the beginner to the touring professional. We carry all major brands and models, and also a wide range of unique and boutique instruments. 
Joe's touring band:  Mike Keneally (guitar and keyboards), Bryan Beller (bass), Joe Travers (drums).
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 25            Uptown Theater                                                      Kansas City MO
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 8            Toyota Presents Oakdale                                     Wallingford, CT
February 9            Landmark Theatre                                                  Syracuse, NY
February 10         Palace Theatre                                                          Albany, NY
February 11         The Palace Theatre                                                 Greensburg, PA
February 12         The Fillmore Detroit                                                     Detroit, MI
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
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JOE SATRIANI Announces The Release Of 'What Happens Next'

Friday, January 12, 2018
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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 14
(San Francisco, CA) September 18, 2017 – 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.  Visit for more information, pre-sale opportunities and specific market pre-sale and on-sale dates.
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 shoow.'
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 front man 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.
'What Happens Next' Track Listing:
1 – Energy                                                                7 - Headrush
2 – Catbot                                                                 8 - Looper
3 - Thunder High On The Mountain                          9 - What Happens Next
4 - Cherry Blossoms                                                10 - Super Funky Badass
5 – Righteous                                                           11 - Invisible
6 - Smooth Soul                                                        12 - Forever And Ever
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 25           Uptown Theater                                              Kansas City MO *
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 8          Toyota Presents Oakdale                             Wallingford, CT *
February 9          Landmark Theatre                                           Syracuse, NY *
February 10        Palace Theatre                                                  Albany, NY *
February 11        The Palace Theatre                                         Greensburg, PA *
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 22 except * on-sale October 6)
More Dates TBA
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JOE SATRIANI's 'Shockwave Supernova' To Explode July 24

Friday, July 24, 2015
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Legendary guitarist, JOE SATRIANI, announces plans to release his 15th solo studio album, Shockwave Supernova, on 24th July, making him one of the first to utilise the new "Friday, Global Release Day" for music. 
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.
Recorded late last year at Skywalker Sound in Lucas Valley, CA, Satriani assembled the dynamic trio of world-class musicians who had recently been part of his global tour; renowned keyboardist and guitarist Mike Keneally, a veteran of several Satch outings and recordings; along with drumming whiz Marco Minnemann and bass extraordinaire Bryan Beller. "I couldn’t have asked for a better band to help bring these songs to life," says Satriani.
The album also sees Satriani once again joining forces co-producer and engineer John Cuniberti. Satch and Cuniberti share production on Shockwave Supernova, as they have on numerous albums – their shared history dates back to the guitar star’s 1986 debut album, Not Of This Earth and its follow-up, the platinum-selling, critically acclaimed, Surfing with the Alien.

Photo Credit: © Stephen Fourie
Minnemann and Beller handle the bulk of Shockwave Supernova’s rhythmic duties, with the exception of four cuts – the driving "Keep On Movin’," full of wondrous Satch guitar wizardry and Keneally’s playful piano, "In My Pocket," a deliciously greasy, souped-up take on Swing, along with "Crazy Joey" (a deliriously effervescent romp) and "Scarborough Stomp" (a relentless upbeat rocker) – find Satriani joined by another powerhouse rhythm section: the esteemed drummer Vinnie Colaiuta (whose work includes the likes of Frank Zappa, Sting, Paul Simon, among others) and Jane’s Addiction bassist Chris Chaney (whose resume includes Alanis Morrisette, Celine Dion and Rob Zombie, to name a few).
Recently, during the final performance of his two-year Unstoppable Momentum tour, Satriani had an epiphany; he found himself, "playing the guitar with my teeth an awful lot. I thought, ‘Why are you doing this?’ It’s as if something else, or somebody else, was driving me to do it." Satriani seized upon this moment of self-realisation as the springboard and creative centre for his alter ego "Shockwave Supernova," the outlandish and extroverted ‘performance side’ of the normally shy and reserved guitar virtuoso. With this new persona as partner, Satriani launched his wildly ambitious 15th solo album, Shockwave Supernova.
In a creative and engaging alternative venture, Satriani, a lifelong science fiction fan, has reached out to the future, through the medium of animation. Finally recognizing the on-stage symmetry with his alter ego allowed Satriani to also take a risk on this particular style of storytelling. He says, "Guitarist Ned Evett and I have created an animated series called Crystal Planet. The actual Crystal Planet is our very own Earth, set billions of years in the future. The hero of the show uses music generated by a unique electric guitar to travel through time while the show’s characters struggle to preserve the future and past of humankind."  More information on Crystal Planet and how and where fans will view the series will be coming shortly.
Fans are now able to pre-order the new album with an exclusive signed poster only at Joe will be selecting art for the poster from fan submitted art – check Joe’s Facebook page for more details. The album is available for pre-order on Amazon and iTunes and will also be available to order as 2 LP 120 gram vinyl.
As was previously announced, Satriani and Steve Vai, will perform at a third benefit concert in support of music industry veteran and their good friend, Cliff Cultreri. "A Benefit for Cliff III" is set for Friday, June 12th at 8pm at Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. This event will feature performances by Satriani and Vai, as well as special guests, Animals As Leaders. In addition, Satriani and Vai, along with other artists, have graciously donated various items to be auctioned at the event. Among these items are autographed guitars as well as a chance to join Satriani’s "G4 Camp" taking place June 28 – July 2 in Cambria, CA.


Thursday, June 19, 2014
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Joe Satriani 2014 Australian Tour Dates Announced

Written by Greg Moskovitch on 19th June, 2014

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Australians, get ready to do the Satch Boogie

The tour will kick off with two shows in New Zealand, before Satch travels across Australia for a special five-city tour, kicking off at The Tivoli in Brisbane on 4th November, then traveling down the East Coast for stops in Sydney and Melbourne, before rounding off with dates in Adelaide and Perth.

With him will be his incredible band, consisting of Mike Keneally on keyboards, best known for his time with Frank Zappa and Steve Vai, bass player Bryan Beller of Dethklok and Dweezil Zappa‘s band, and finally drummer Marco Minnemann, who’s played with Adrian Belew and Steve Wilson.

This is your chance to see a world-class musician flex his chops on the live stage. All tickets go on sale 10am Friday, 27th June. The My Live Nation pre-sale kicks off at midday Monday, 23rd June and the ticket agent pre-sale begins midday Wednesday, 25th June. Check below for all details.


Joe Satriani Australian Tour Dates

My Live Nation pre-sale begins midday Monday, 23rd June

Ticket Agent pre-sale begins midday Wednesday, 25th June

General public tickets on sale 10am Friday, 27th June

Tuesday, 4th November 2014
The Tivoli, Brisbane
Tix: Via Live Nation

Thursday, 6th November 2014
State Theatre, Sydney
Tix: Via Live Nation

Saturday, 8th November 2014
Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Tix: Via Live Nation

Sunday, 9th November 2014
Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide
Tix: Via Live Nation

Tuesday, 11th November 2014
Astor Theatre, Perth
Tix: Via Live Nation


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