World-renowned guitar virtuoso, JOE SATRIANI, announces his first tour dates for 2020. “The Shapeshifting Tour” will open on April 15, 2020 in Mainz, Germany hitting various cities in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Czech, Austria, Hungary, Italy, the UK and France before winding up in Mid-June. Current itinerary is below with more dates TBA shortly and U.S. tour dates to come in Fall 2020.
The live show will feature tracks from Satriani’s new studio album, set to be released by Sony/Legacy in April 2020, in addition, he will perform many of his classic fan-favorites including “Surfing With The Alien”, “Cherry Blossoms”, “Always with Me, Always with You” and ”Flying In A Blue Dream”.
The 2020 touring band features celebrated drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Fogerty) bassist Bryan Beller (Aristocrats) and keyboardist Rai Thistlethwayte (Thirsty Merc) joining Joe Satriani on guitar.
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.
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 John Petrucci and Uli Jon Roth) and has become a consistent concert hall sell-out attraction in the U.S., South America, Europe, Australia and Japan. “I think part of its charm and its mojo is in the chemistry of having three top guitarists share what they do on stage,” says Satriani. “It’s fun, it’s unpredictable, it’s wild – it’s everything you could want in a show.”
Since the 2017 release of his “What Happens Next” album, SATRIANI, toured his G3 Guitar Extravaganza worldwide to critical acclaim, and then embarked on the Experience Hendrix US tour. He recently released “Squares”, a collection of previously unreleased material by his first, pre-fame band, Squares and announced the re-release of his classic 1987 album, “Surfing With The Alien,” which will arrive with new artwork and a bonus disc, “Stripped – the Backing Tracks,” featuring the songs with all guitar solos removed.
JOE SATRIANI – THE SHAPESHIFTING TOUR 2020
Wednesday, 4/15/20 – Mainz, Germany – Halle 45
Saturday, 4/18/20 – Karlsruhe, Germany – Tollhaus
Sunday, 4/19/20 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys
Monday, 4/20/20 – Oberhausen, Germany – Turbinenhalle
Tuesday, 4/21/20 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg the max
Friday, 4/24/20 – Enschede, Netherlands – Muziekcentrum Enschede
Saturday, 4/25/20 – Winterbach, Germany – Salierhalle
Monday, 4/27/20 – Aarhus, Denmark – Train
Tuesday, 4/28/20 – Odense, Denmark – Posten
Wednesday, 4/29/20 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Amager Bio
Thursday, 4/30/20 – Stockholm, Sweden – Fryshuset
Saturday, 5/2/20 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
Wednesday, 5/6/20 – Prague, Czech – Prague Congress Centre
Thursday, 5/7/20 – Vienna, Austria – Wiener Stadhalle
Friday, 5/8/20 – Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra Track
Tuesday, 5/12/20 – Firenze, Italy – Teatro Verdi
Thursday, 5/14/20 – Napoli, Italy – Teatro Augusteo
Friday, 5/15/20 – Lecce, Italy – Politeama Greco
Saturday, 5/16/20 – Roma, Italy – Auditorium Conciliazione
Monday, 5/18/20 – Milano, Italy – Teatro Dal Verme
Tuesday, 5/19/20 – Nuremberg, Germany – Löwensaal
Wednesday, 5/20/20 – Heerlen, Netherlands – RABOzaal Heerlen
Friday, 5/22/20 – Bexhill, UK – Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
Saturday, 5/23/20 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy Glasgow
Sunday, 5/24/20 – Gateshead, UK – Sage
Monday, 5/25/20 – Manchester, UK – Bridgewater Hall
Tuesday, 5/26/20 – London, UK – Palladium
Thursday, 5/28/20 – Birmingham, UK – Birmingham Symphony Hall
Saturday, 5/30/20 – Gerardmer, France – Gerardmer Motordays Festival
Sunday, 5/31/20 – Strasbourg, France – La Laiterie
Tuesday, 6/2/20 – Paris, France – L’Olympia
Thursday, 6/4/20 – Nantes, France – Cite des Congres
Friday, 6/5/20 – Saint-Malo, France – La Nouvelle
Saturday, 6/6/20 – Clermont-Ferrand, France – La Cooperative de Mai
Sunday, 6/7/20 – Lyon, France – Le Transbordeur
More dates TBA!
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