JOE SATRIANI Returns From Triumphant European Tour; Set To Launch US Leg On August 29 In San Diego

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As Joe Satriani finishes up his hugely successful two-month European tour, the critical praise is overwhelming.  Hitting seventeen countries in all, the tour has played to sold-out venues throughout the continent and the Euro-press response has been spectacular:

“He left the singing to his guitars. And what voices they produced – at times pumping out primeval, guttural tirades; at others, reaching for the angels.” – Birmingham Mail

Robert Plant started his rock music life at the Wolverhampton Civic and then took the spirit of Band of Joy and Led Zeppelin all over the globe, spreading the vibe, incredibly, Joe Satriani captured that very same spirit and bought it home, big time.”   - Rockshot

Satriani has been an unstoppable force on the music scene for over 27 years.  Now, the San Francisco guitarist sets his sights on North America for an extensive U.S. tour, and first ever cross-Canada tour, supporting his latest album Unstoppable Momentum. The tour is set to launch on August 29th in San Diego, CA before crisscrossing its way across the US, in addition to a trans-Canadian tour where Satriani will be hitting many Canadian cities for the very first time.  The North American tour will end with a show on October 26 in Oakland, CA.  Joining  Satriani on the road are veteran band mate Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, Steve Vai) on keyboards, along with an entirely new rhythm-section, featuring bassist Bryan Beller (Dethklok, Dweezil Zappa) and drummer Marco Minnemann (Adrian Belew, Steve Wilson).

It was also recently announced that Satriani will be honored to perform the National Anthem at this year’s Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.  The multi-platinum guitarist is set to serenade the grid this year as he performs the Star-Spangled Banner at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday, July 21. Satriani will perform from the track just prior to the three-day event’s premier contest, the MotoGP™ World Championship race.

Satriani is celebrating Unstoppable Momentum, his 14th studio album, which was released on May 7, 2013.  The album debuted at # 42 giving Satriani his highest chart position in over 20 years and first single, “A Door Into Summer,” landed in the Top Ten on the Classic Rock radio chart.  The World Tour launched on May 18 in Istanbul, Turkey and continues on through July 13 in Krasnodar, Russia.  Critics are raving about the guitar great’s new album with Total Guitar saying “. . . (Satriani’s) momentum truly seems unstoppable.  The best we can do is to hang on tight,” while Classic Rock declares, “Satch nails it on 14th solo sweep!”

Joe Satriani’s Unstoppable Momentum Tour Itinerary (* featuring Steve Morse Band as support thru Portland, ME):

August 29            Balboa Theatre                                                              San Diego, CA *

August 30            Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort                Las Vegas, NV *

August 31            Orpheum Theatre                                                           Los Angeles, CA *

September 1      Talking Stick Resort Ballroom                                          Scottsdale, AZ *

September 2      Kiva Auditorium                                                               Albuquerque, NM *

September 4      Historic Paramount Theatre                                             Denver, CO *

September 5      Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center                                Midland, TX *

September 6      Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie                                      Grand Prairie, TX *

September 7      House of Blues                                                               Houston, TX *

September 8      Austin City Limits – Moody Theatre                                  Austin, TX *

September 10   House of Blues                                                                New Orleans, LA *

September 11   Ruth Eckerd Hall                                                              Clearwater, FL *

September 12   Parker Playhouse                                                             Ft. Lauderdale, FL *

September 13   Hard Rock Live                                                                 Orlando, FL *

September 14   Saenger Theatre                                                              Pensacola, FL *

September 15   Symphony Hall                                                                 Atlanta, GA *

September 17   War Memorial Auditorium                                                 Nashville, TN *

September 18   Chicago Theatre                                                               Chicago, IL *

September 19   Lakewood Civic Auditorium                                               Lakewood, OH *

September 20   Taft Theatre                                                                       Cincinnati, OH *

September 21   Wings Stadium                                                                  Kalamazoo, MI *

September 22   Macomb Music Theatre                                                     Mt. Clemens, MI

September 24   Carolina Theatre                                                               Durham, NC *

September 25   Warner Theatre                                                                 Washington, DC *

September 26   Beacon Theatre                                                                 New York, NY *

September 27   Orpheum Theatre                                                             Boston, MA*

September 28   Tower Theatre                                                                  Upper Darby, PA *

September 29   Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead                                    Munhall, PA *

October 1            Center for the Arts                                                          Buffalo, NY *

October 2            Palace Theatre                                                               Albany, NY *

October 3            State Theatre                                                                 Portland, ME *

October 4            Casino New Brunswick                                                  New Brunswick, NB

October 5            Rebecca Cohn Auditorium                                              Halifax, NS

October 7            Le Capitole De Quebec                                                  Quebec City, QC

October 8            National Arts Centre Southam Hall                                 Ottawa, ON

October 9            St. Denis Theatre                                                             Montreal, QC

October 10          Centre in the Square                                                      Kitchener, ON

October 11          Massey Hall                                                                 Toronto, ON

October 14          Burton Cummings Theatre                                           Winnipeg, MB

October 15          TCU Place                                                                   Saskatoon, SK

October 16          Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium                               Edmonton, AB

October 17          Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium                              Calgary, AB

October 19          Vogue Theatre                                                             Vancouver, BC

October 21          The Fox Theater                                                            Spokane, WA

October 22          Paramount Theatre                                                        Seattle, WA

October 23          Historic Elsinore Theatre                                               Salem, OR

October 25          Vina Robles Amphitheatre                                           Paso Robles, CA

October 26          Fox Theater                                                                Oakland, CA

Go to satriani.com for individual markets on-sale and ticket information.

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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