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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