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May

JOE SATRIANI's 'Shockwave Supernova' To Explode July 24

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Legendary guitarist, JOE SATRIANI, announces plans to release his 15th solo studio album, Shockwave Supernova, on 24th July, making him one of the first to utilise the new "Friday, Global Release Day" for music. 
It would be easy to call Shockwave Supernova a "masterpiece" or "the last word on guitar" from the world’s most commercially successful solo guitar performer. Satch, however, sees it much more personally. He has consistently advanced the artistry of the instrument; an effort he dedicated himself to on 18th September, 1970, the day his idol Jimi Hendrix died.
 
Recorded late last year at Skywalker Sound in Lucas Valley, CA, Satriani assembled the dynamic trio of world-class musicians who had recently been part of his global tour; renowned keyboardist and guitarist Mike Keneally, a veteran of several Satch outings and recordings; along with drumming whiz Marco Minnemann and bass extraordinaire Bryan Beller. "I couldn’t have asked for a better band to help bring these songs to life," says Satriani.
The album also sees Satriani once again joining forces co-producer and engineer John Cuniberti. Satch and Cuniberti share production on Shockwave Supernova, as they have on numerous albums – their shared history dates back to the guitar star’s 1986 debut album, Not Of This Earth and its follow-up, the platinum-selling, critically acclaimed, Surfing with the Alien.

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Minnemann and Beller handle the bulk of Shockwave Supernova’s rhythmic duties, with the exception of four cuts – the driving "Keep On Movin’," full of wondrous Satch guitar wizardry and Keneally’s playful piano, "In My Pocket," a deliciously greasy, souped-up take on Swing, along with "Crazy Joey" (a deliriously effervescent romp) and "Scarborough Stomp" (a relentless upbeat rocker) – find Satriani joined by another powerhouse rhythm section: the esteemed drummer Vinnie Colaiuta (whose work includes the likes of Frank Zappa, Sting, Paul Simon, among others) and Jane’s Addiction bassist Chris Chaney (whose resume includes Alanis Morrisette, Celine Dion and Rob Zombie, to name a few).
Recently, during the final performance of his two-year Unstoppable Momentum tour, Satriani had an epiphany; he found himself, "playing the guitar with my teeth an awful lot. I thought, ‘Why are you doing this?’ It’s as if something else, or somebody else, was driving me to do it." Satriani seized upon this moment of self-realisation as the springboard and creative centre for his alter ego "Shockwave Supernova," the outlandish and extroverted ‘performance side’ of the normally shy and reserved guitar virtuoso. With this new persona as partner, Satriani launched his wildly ambitious 15th solo album, Shockwave Supernova.
 
 
In a creative and engaging alternative venture, Satriani, a lifelong science fiction fan, has reached out to the future, through the medium of animation. Finally recognizing the on-stage symmetry with his alter ego allowed Satriani to also take a risk on this particular style of storytelling. He says, "Guitarist Ned Evett and I have created an animated series called Crystal Planet. The actual Crystal Planet is our very own Earth, set billions of years in the future. The hero of the show uses music generated by a unique electric guitar to travel through time while the show’s characters struggle to preserve the future and past of humankind."  More information on Crystal Planet and how and where fans will view the series will be coming shortly.
Fans are now able to pre-order the new album with an exclusive signed poster only at satriani.com. Joe will be selecting art for the poster from fan submitted art – check Joe’s Facebook page for more details. The album is available for pre-order on Amazon and iTunes and will also be available to order as 2 LP 120 gram vinyl.
 
As was previously announced, Satriani and Steve Vai, will perform at a third benefit concert in support of music industry veteran and their good friend, Cliff Cultreri. "A Benefit for Cliff III" is set for Friday, June 12th at 8pm at Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. This event will feature performances by Satriani and Vai, as well as special guests, Animals As Leaders. In addition, Satriani and Vai, along with other artists, have graciously donated various items to be auctioned at the event. Among these items are autographed guitars as well as a chance to join Satriani’s "G4 Camp" taking place June 28 – July 2 in Cambria, CA.
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Thu
19
Jun

JOE SATRIANI ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

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Joe Satriani 2014 Australian Tour Dates Announced

Written by Greg Moskovitch on 19th June, 2014 

http://musicfeeds.com.au/news/joe-satriani-2014-australian-tour-dates-an...


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Australians, get ready to do the Satch Boogie

The tour will kick off with two shows in New Zealand, before Satch travels across Australia for a special five-city tour, kicking off at The Tivoli in Brisbane on 4th November, then traveling down the East Coast for stops in Sydney and Melbourne, before rounding off with dates in Adelaide and Perth.

With him will be his incredible band, consisting of Mike Keneally on keyboards, best known for his time with Frank Zappa and Steve Vai, bass player Bryan Beller of Dethklok and Dweezil Zappa‘s band, and finally drummer Marco Minnemann, who’s played with Adrian Belew and Steve Wilson.

This is your chance to see a world-class musician flex his chops on the live stage. All tickets go on sale 10am Friday, 27th June. The My Live Nation pre-sale kicks off at midday Monday, 23rd June and the ticket agent pre-sale begins midday Wednesday, 25th June. Check below for all details.

 

Joe Satriani Australian Tour Dates

My Live Nation pre-sale begins midday Monday, 23rd June

Ticket Agent pre-sale begins midday Wednesday, 25th June

General public tickets on sale 10am Friday, 27th June

Tuesday, 4th November 2014

The Tivoli, Brisbane

Tix: Via Live Nation

Thursday, 6th November 2014

State Theatre, Sydney

Tix: Via Live Nation

Saturday, 8th November 2014

Palais Theatre, Melbourne

Tix: Via Live Nation

Sunday, 9th November 2014

Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide

Tix: Via Live Nation

Tuesday, 11th November 2014

Astor Theatre, Perth

Tix: Via Live Nation

 

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