JOE SATRIANI’s SHOCKWAVE SUPERNOVA
ENTERS THE BILLBOARD TOP 200 CURRENT ALBUMS CHART AT # 19
SATRIANI’S HIGHEST CHART POSITION OF HIS 30-YEAR CAREER
Highest Charting Instrumental Rock Album in Soundscan era
Set To Perform on The TONIGHT SHOW – This Evening
Chart Debuts in UK & Australia/New Zealand Also Top 25
(LOS ANGELES, CA – August 4, 2015) –Joe Satriani’s 15th studio album, Shockwave Supernova, has earned the multi-Grammy nominated guitarist his highest U.S. chart position of his career! The album debuts today on the Billboard’s Top 200 Current Albums Chart at #19, the highest debut of his 30-year career, topping his former highest, 1992’s The Extremist, which hit #22 on its debut. 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.
To celebrate, Satriani will be sitting in with The Roots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, this evening. Tune in to NBC at 11:35/10:35c pm to watch the iconic guitarist trade licks with Capitan Kirk and the rest of the band.
In addition to the U.S. chart success, Satriani also had high debuts in Australia/New Zealand at #23 and in the UK where it entered the chart at #22,making this his highest UK chart position since the self-titled, ‘Joe Satriani’ in 1995, which reached #21.
For two decades, Satriani has traveled 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 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 Satriani will set off on the start of his “Shockwave World Tour 2015” on September 17th in France. The European leg will run through November 10th with the ending show in London. The U.S. portion of the tour is set to begin early in 2016 with an announcement expected next month. Joining Joe for the “Shockwave Tour” is Marco Minnemann (drums), Bryan Beller (bass) and Mike Keneally (keys & guitar).
Watch the first video for title track, “Shockwave Supernova”:
To purchase Shockwave Supernova: