Joe Satriani Announces 2016 Tour, Takes Home "The Maestro" at Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards


Following his successful European tour, Joe Satriani is looking ahead to the North American “Surfing to Shockwave” 2016 tour. This much-anticipated tour launches February 25th in Seattle continuing through April 24th in Vancouver, BC, with a new date announced in the Philadelphia Area (see below for the full tour itinerary). The 45-date tour will celebrate Satriani’s 30-year career including music from his first solo album, Not of this Earth, through his latest release, his 15th solo album, Shockwave Supernova.

The tour promises to be a highlight for any long time Satriani fan. Of course, the set list will contain fan favorites, but the legendary guitarist also promises to include some gems, pulled from the Satriani songbook which may not have ever been performed live, or in some cases, for a very long time. Songs such as: “Big Bad Moon,” “Friends”, “Crystal Planet,” “Not of This Earth,” “Luminous Flesh Giants” and “If I Could Fly” have been confirmed as part of the set list.

Last week, Satriani attended the 11th Annual Classic Rock Roll of Honour Award ceremony in London where he took home the award for “The Maestro” and was honored to present Brian May of Queen with the “Living Legends” award as well!

Satriani’s touring band remains Marco Minnemann (Steven Wilson/Aristocrats) on drums, Bryan Beller (Dethklok/Aristocrats) on bass and Mike Keneally (Steve Vai/Dethklok) on keys & guitar.

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“Surfing to Shockwave” Tour Itinerary
02/25 Paramount Theatre | Seattle, WA
02/26 Historic Elsinore Theatre | Salem, OR
02/27 Grand Sierra Theatre | Reno, NV
02/28 Fox Theater | Oakland, CA
03/01 Balboa Theatre | San Diego, CA
03/02 Fox Tucson Theatre | Tuscon, AZ
03/03 Fox Performing Arts Center | Riverside, CA
03/04 Pearl Concert Theater @ Palms Casino | Las Vegas, NV
03/05 Talking Stick Resort Ballroom | Scottsdale, AZ
03/07 Historic Paramount Theatre | Denver, CO
03/08 Abraham Chavez Theatre | El Paso, TX
03/09 The Majestic Theatre | Dallas, TX
03/10 House of Blues | Houston, TX
03/11 Laurie Auditorium | San Antonio, TX
03/12 Orpheum Theater | New Orleans, LA
03/14 Iron City | Birmingham, AL
03/15 Saenger Theatre | Pensacola, FL
03/16 Parker Playhouse | Ft. Lauderdale, FL
03/17 Ruth Eckerd Hall | Clearwater, FL
03/18 Hard Rock Live | Orlando, FL
03/19 Florida Theatre | Jacksonville, FL
03/21 Carolina Theatre | Durham, NC
03/22 Knight Theater | Charlotte, NC
03/23 Symphony Hall | Atlanta, GA
03/24 The National | Richmond, VA
03/25 Sandler Center | Virginia Beach, VA
03/26 Orpheum Theatre | Boston, MA
03/29 College Street Music Hall | New Haven, CT
03/30 Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY
03/31 The Vets | Providence, RI
04/01 Tilles Center | Brookville, LI
04/02 Lincoln Theatre | Washington, DC
04/04 Count Basie Theatre | Red Bank, NJ
04/06 Keswick Theatre | Glenside, PA *
04/08 Danforth Music Hall | Toronto, Ontario
04/09 UAB Center for the Arts | Buffalo, NY
04/10 Hard Rock | Cleveland
04/12 Carnegie Music Hall | Pittsburgh, PA
04/13 Fillmore Detroit | Detroit, MI
04/14 Pabst Theatre | Milwaukee, WI
04/15 Chicago Theatre | Chicago, IL
04/16 The Fitzgerald Theatre | St. Paul, MN
04/21 Grey Eagle Event Centre | Calgary
04/22 River Cree Casino | Enoch, AB
04/24 Venue to be announced | Vancouver, BC

* New date confirmed – on-sale November 24