Joe Satriani announces fan contest and kicks off 2016 Retrospective Tour




Rock At Night says “Another reason to love Joe”…..

Joe Satriani
Joe Satriani–Photo credit: Amanda Cunningham

As the New Year kicks off, JOE SATRIANI is gearing up to launch his career retrospective “Surfing to Shockwave” Tour on February 25th in Seattle, WA. The 48-date tour will be celebrating “30 Years of Mind-Bending Guitar Daredevilry”; a phrase coined in a June 2014 career-defining retrospective feature in Rolling Stone. SATRIANI will spotlight music from his first solo album, “Not of this Earth” through his latest release and 15th solo album, Shockwave Supernova.

Also announced today, the exclusive “Surfing to Shockwave” Tour Contest! During the upcoming U.S. Tour, fans will have the opportunity to buy a raffle ticket at the show they attend (only those attending the show can purchase a ticket and it is one entry per person). The Grand Prize is a JS Surfing 20th Anniversary Guitar plus two roundtrip airline tickets to San Francisco, where they will meet Joe and get the guitar autographed. Additional prizes include; a signed Chrome Dome Joe Satriani 14-CD set and an autographed Shockwave Supernova vinyl album. The proceeds from this contest benefit Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit organization that provides new musical instruments and lessons for teachers to help expand music education in underserved public schools across the country.

Guitar World magazine recently held their annual “Readers Poll” for which fans chose SATRIANI as ‘Best Shredder‘ as well as presenting his 15th studio album, Shockwave Supernova with the “Best Shred Album of the Year”. Released this past August, Shockwave Supernova scored SATRIANI his highest chart debut at #19 on Billboard’s Top 200 Current Albums Chart. 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.

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. SATRIANIs 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 achieved certified gold status with their debut album and their second studio album debuted at #9.

SATRIANI’s touring band remains Marco Minnemann on drums, Bryan Beller on bass and Mike Keneally on keys & guitar.

Tickets and exclusive Joe Satriani meet & greet and VIP packages are available now, for details please visit:

“Surfing to Shockwave” Tour Itinerary:

February 25                 Paramount Theatre                         Seattle, WA

February 26                 Historic Elsinore Theatre              Salem, OR

February 27                 Grand Sierra Theatre                      Reno, NV

February 28                 Fox Theater                                       Oakland, CA

March 1                         Balboa Theatre                                San Diego, CA

March 2                        Fox Tucson Theatre                       Tuscon, AZ *

March 3                        Fox Performing Arts Center        Riverside, CA

March 4                       Pearl Concert Theater @ Palms Casino  Las Vegas, NV

March 5                       Talking Stick Resort Ballroom        Scottsdale, AZ

March 7                       Historic Paramount Theatre         Denver, CO

March 8                       Abraham Chavez Theatre            El Paso, TX

March 9                      The Majestic Theatre                    Dallas, TX

March 10                    House of Blues                                Houston, TX

March 11                     Laurie Auditorium                       San Antonio, TX

March 12                     Orpheum Theater                         New Orleans, LA

March 14                      Iron City                                         Birmingham, AL

March 15                      Saenger Theatre                          Pensacola, FL

March 16                      Parker Playhouse                        Ft. Lauderdale, FL

March 17                      Ruth Eckerd Hall                        Clearwater, FL

March 18                     Hard Rock Live                            Orlando, FL

March 19                     Florida Theatre                            Jacksonville, FL

March 21                     Carolina Theatre                          Durham, NC

March 22                    Knight Theater                              Charlotte, NC

March 23                    Symphony Hall                             Atlanta, GA **

March 24                     The National                                 Richmond, VA

March 25                     Sandler Center                             Virginia Beach, VA

March 26                     Orpheum Theatre                       Boston, MA

March 29                     College Street Music Hall           New Haven, CT

March 30                  Capitol Theatre                                Port Chester, NY

March 31                     The Vets                                         Providence, RI

April 1                          Tilles Center                                  Brookville, LI

April 2                       Lincoln Theatre                               Washington, DC

April 4                      Count Basie Theatre                        Red Bank, NJ

April 6                     Keswick Theatre                                 Glenside, PA

April 7                     Hampton Beach Casino                     Hampton Beach, NH *

April 8                    Danforth Music Hall                           Toronto, Ontario

April 9                     UAB Center for the Arts                    Buffalo, NY

April 10                  Hard Rock                                            Cleveland

April 12                  Carnegie Music Hall                           Pittsburgh, PA

April 13                  Fillmore Detroit                                 Detroit, MI

April 14                  Pabst Theatre                                      Milwaukee, WI

April 15                 Chicago Theatre                                  Chicago, IL

April 16                 The Fitzgerald Theatre                       St. Paul, MN

April 17                 Fargo Theatre                                       Fargo, ND *

April 19                Conexus Arts Centre                            Regina, SK *

April 21                Grey Eagle Event Centre                    Calgary, AB

April 22                 River Creek Casino                             Enoch, AB

April 24                Hard Rock Casino Vancouver          Vancouver, BC


* new dates not previously announced




Chyrisse Tabone, Ph.D.
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