Joe Satriani announces Spring/Summer 2020 European & UK Tour

Joe Satriani European & UK Tour 2020 poster
World-renowned guitar virtuoso, Joe Satriani, announces a string of Spring/Summer 2020 European & UK tour dates to support the release of his 17th solo album. Travelling under the moniker of “The Shapeshifting Tour”. The six-date UK run will start at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea (May 22) finishing up at Birmingham Symphony Hall (May 28).

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-favorites 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 has become a consistent concert hall sell-out attraction in the U.S., South America, Europe, Australia and Japan. “I could say that I’m surprised at the durability of G3 and how much it’s grown, but in a way I’m not”, Satriani says with a laugh, “I think part of its charm and its mojo is in the chemistry of having three top guitarists share what they do on stage. 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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European & UK Tour Dates 2020:
April 15th Mainz, Germany - Halle 45
April 18th Karlsruhe, Germany - Tollhaus
April 19th Berlin, Germany - Huxleys
April 20th Oberhausen, Germany - Turbinenhalle
April 21st Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg the max
April 24th Enschede, Netherlands - Muziekcentrum Enschede
April 25th Winterbach, Germany - Salierhalle
April 27th Aarhus, Denmark - Train
April 28th Odense, Denmark - Posten
April 29th Copenhagen, Denmark - Amager Bio
April 30th Stockholm, Sweden - Fryshuset
May 2nd Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
May 6th Prague, Czech - Prague Congress Centre
May 7th Vienna, Austria - Wiener Stadhalle
May 8th Budapest, Hungary - Barba Negra Track
May 12th Firenze, Italy - Teatro Verdi
May 14th Napoli, Italy - Teatro Augusteo
May 15th Lecce, Italy - Politeama Greco
May 16th Roma, Italy - Auditorium Conciliazione
May 18th Milano, Italy - Teatro Dal Verme
May 19th Nuremberg, Germany - Löwensaal
May 20th Heerlen, Netherlands - RABOzaal Heerlen
May 22nd Bexhill, UK - Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
May 23rd Glasgow, UK - O2 Academy Glasgow
May 24th Gateshead, UK - Sage
May 25th Manchester, UK - Bridgewater Hall
May 26th London, UK - Palladium
May 28th Birmingham, UK - Birmingham Symphony Hall
May 30th Gerardmer, France - Gerardmer Motordays Festival
May 31st Strasbourg, France - La Laiterie
June 2nd Paris, France - L'Olympia
June 4th Nantes, France - Cite des Congres
June 5th Saint-Malo, France - La Nouvelle
June 6th Clermont-Ferrand, France - La Cooperative de Mai
June 7th Lyon, France - Le Transbordeur

More dates to be announced soon.