Joe Satriani Tour Press Release
Inspired to pick up the guitar by Jimi Hendrix, Satriani, an Italian-American native of New York state, has released a staggering 16 solo albums over his career – earning him six gold and platinum discs, 15 Grammy nominations, and album sales in excess of 10 million units worldwide – whilst never losing his focus on dedicating himself to the artistry of his instrument, the guitar.
His stunning new album “What Happens Next” is the most accessible, straightforward rock album he’s ever made.
To create this next stage in his musical evolution Joe Satriani enlisted the help of Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith, Chickenfoot bandmate, Deep Purple bassist and longtime friend Glenn Hughes and producer Mike Fraser to write a fresh, immediate and lively rock n’ roll record.
Its set pulses with a vibrant drive from the dynamic opening track ‘Energy,’ to the stomp of ‘Catbot,’ the majestic crunch of ‘Thunder High On The Mountain,’ and spiritual grace of ‘Righteous’.
Shedding the protective veneer and personas found in “Shockwave Supernova” provided clarity and confidence for Satriani to simply write about bare feelings – representing a person living and breathing in the world today.
Joining Joe Satriani on stage for his Australian tour are: Mike Keneally – Keyboards and Guitars – (previous tours include Steve Vai and Frank Zappa ) Bryan Beller – Bass – (Dethklok Aristocrats ) Joe Travers – Drums – (previous tours include Zappa Plays Zappa /Duran Duran)