Rescheduled date from Saturday 7 May 2022
(Original date Sunday 24 May 2020 to Wednesday 5 May 2021)
All tickets remain valid for the new date. Please bear with us during this unprecedented period. We will be in touch in due course about your tickets. Thank you for your patience and co-operation. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.
From Joe Satriani
“Due to the ongoing pandemic unfortunately we have no choice but to again postpone our upcoming European tour planned for this spring. Please hold on to your tickets and we look forward to seeing and playing for everyone next year, which can’t come soon enough! Stay safe!”
World-renowned guitar virtuoso, JOE SATRIANI, announces a string of May 2020 UK tour dates to support the release of his 17th solo album. Travelling under the moniker of “The Shapeshifting Tour”.
The live show will feature tracks from the new studio album released by Sony/Legacy in April 2020, plus he will perform many of his classic fan-favourites including “Surfing With The Alien”, “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) and 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.
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