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Los Angeles, CA – September 15, 2015   In 1986 JOE SATRIANI released his first solo album through Relativity Records, “Not of This Earth”.  Fast-forward to this year when SATRIANI released his 15th solo album, “Shockwave Supernova” to critical acclaim.  To mark this major milestone anniversary, SATRIANI will bring to life the “Surfing to Shockwave” 2016 Tour, an evening spotlighting his 30-year career.
The 45-date tour celebrating “30 Years of Mind-Bending Guitar Daredevilry,” a phrase coined in a June 2014 career-defining retrospective feature in Rolling Stone, launches February 25th at Seattle’s legendary Paramount Theatre crossing the US into Canada ending April 24th.  The shows will highlight music over SATRIANI’s entire career, including songs the legendary guitarist hasn’t played live in over 20 years!


This August, the world renowned guitarist released his 15th studio album, hitting Satriani’s highest chart debut at #19 on Billboard’s Top 200 Current Albums Chart.  In addition, the album also debuted at # 3 on the Billboard Rock Chart and ranks as the highest charting all-instrumental rock album on Billboard’s Top 200 in the SoundScan era.


The critical acclaim for Shockwave Supernova was unprecedented:


“…Joe Satriani has proven himself to be one of the most imaginative, brilliant and talented rock guitarists ever to strum six strings.” – Rolling Stone


“…Satriani leans into ringing arpeggios that build into one of the soaring lead lines that have helped him rack up five gold albums and one platinum LP, along with 15 Grammy nominations since 1989.”

– The Wall Street Journal


“The immutable fact which emerges from repeated listens to Shockwave Supernova is that this is a combo for the ages and maybe the best one we’ve heard on Satriani record to date.”  – Popmatters


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.


Joe’s touring band remains Marco Minnemann on drums, Bryan Beller on bass and Mike Keneally on keys & guitar.


Tickets will be on sale beginning September 25th with exclusive Joe Satriani meet & greet and VIP packages available on sale starting September 23rd, for details please visit:



“Surfing to Shockwave” Tour Itinerary (Leg 1):

February 25                        Paramount Theatre                                        Seattle, WA

February 26                        Historic Elsinore Theatre                               Salem, OR

February 27                        Grand Sierra Theatre                                      Reno, NV

February 28                        Fox Theater                                                        Oakland, CA

March 1                                Balboa Theatre                                                 San Diego, CA

March 3                                Fox Performing Arts Center                        Riverside, CA

March 4                                Pearl Concert Theater @ Palms Casino   Las Vegas, NV

March 5                                Talking Stick Resort Ballroom                      Scottsdale, AZ

March 7                                Historic Paramount Theatre                        Denver, CO

March 8                                Abraham Chavez Theatre                             El Paso, TX

March 9                                The Majestic Theatre                                     Dallas, TX

March 10                             House of Blues                                                  Houston, TX

March 11                             Laurie Auditorium                                            San Antonio, TX

March 12                             Orpheum Theater                                           New Orleans, LA

March 14                             Iron City                                                               Birmingham, AL

March 15                             Saenger Theatre                                              Pensacola, FL

March 16                             Parker Playhouse                                             Ft. Lauderdale, FL *

March 17                             Ruth Eckerd Hall                                               Clearwater, FL

March 18                             Hard Rock Live                                                   Orlando, FL

March 19                             Florida Theatre                                                 Jacksonville, FL


*Tickets on-sale 10-2


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