Monday, June 3, 2013

Joe Satriani to tour

Joe Satriani has been an unstoppable force on the music scene for over 27 years.  Now, the guitar great announces his full 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).

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.  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!”

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’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

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