World-renowned guitarist Joe Satriani will embark on a 44-date North American tour in the fall. The trek will kick off on September 21 in Riverside, California and conclude on November 19 in Dallas, Texas. Joining Satriani on the tour will be drummer Kenny Aronoff, bassist Bryan Beller and keyboardist Rai Thistlewayte.
Tickets go on sale on April 1 at Satriani.com.
Sep. 21 - Riverside, CA @ Fox Performing Arts Center
Sep. 22 - San Diego, CA @ Balboa Theatre
Sep. 23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
Sep. 24 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort
Sep. 25 - Reno, NV @ Grand Theatre @ Grand Sierra Resort
Sep. 26 - Stockton, CA @ Bob Hope Theater
Sep. 28 - Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theatre
Sep. 29 - Spokane, WA @ Bing Crosby Theater
Sep. 30 - Salem, OR @ Elsinore Theatre
Oct. 02 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
Oct. 04 - Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
Oct. 06 - Salina, KS @ Stiefel Theatre
Oct. 07 - Des Moines, IA @ Hoyt Sherman Theatre
Oct. 08 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
Oct. 09 - Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
Oct. 12 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
Oct. 13 - Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center Theatre
Oct. 14 - Kalamazoo, MI @ Kalamazoo State Theatre
Oct. 15 - Wabash, IN @ Honeywell Center
Oct. 16 - Canton, OH @ Canton Palace Theatre
Oct. 17 - Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Center for the Arts
Oct. 19 - Durham, NC @ Carolina Theatre
Oct. 20 - Greensburg, PA @ Palace Theatre
Oct. 21 - Northfield, OH @ MGM Northfield Park
Oct. 22 - Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
Oct. 23 - Nashville, TN @ Brown County Music Center
Oct. 24 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
Oct. 26 - Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
Oct. 27 - New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
Oct. 29 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
Nov. 02 - Ridgefield, CT @ Ridgefield Playhouse
Nov. 03 - Ridgefield, CT @ Ridgefield Playhouse
Nov. 04 - Collingswood, NJ @ Scottish Rite Auditorium
Nov. 05 - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
Nov. 07 - Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Symphony Hall
Nov. 09 - Ponte Vedra, FL @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Nov. 10 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
Nov. 11 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ The Parker
Nov. 12 - Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
Nov. 14 - Huntsville, AL @ Mars Music Hall
Nov. 16 - San Antonio, TX @ Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
Nov. 17 - Austin, TX @ Paramount Theatre
Nov. 18 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Nov. 19 - Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre
Satriani will release his 19th studio album, "The Elephants Of Mars", on April 8.
Pre-orders for the new album are available for fans and include a special limited digipack CD release featuring seven double-sided cards of original artwork by Satriani representing each song from the album. In addition, several colored vinyl options will be available as well to pre-order including orange, pink and a special purple version.
"The Elephants Of Mars" has received critical acclaim, with Guitarist magazine calling the album "a multi-layered delight from start to finish." The video for first single, "Sahara", has been viewed over one million times since its release just a few weeks ago.
Written in 2020 with all time constraints removed, "The Elephants Of Mars" truly represents the album that Satriani himself hoped he could deliver with his band. "We did everything," he said. "We tried the craziest ideas. And we entertained every notion we had about turning something backwards, upside down, seeing what could happen.” Similarly, the creative gates were wide open for all of the musicians to take liberties on the songs for "The Elephants Of Mars" and share a side of themselves they hadn't previously been able to.
Satriani had an admirably productive workingman's holiday, with pandemic forced time away from the road, that ultimately gave him and his touring band, all recording remotely in separate areas of the world during lockdown, the ability to deliver an album length journey that never dulls. "The Elephants Of Mars" crackles with an exciting new energy, briskly traveling through stylistic roads that feel freshly updated, viewed through new eyes.
The guitarist challenged himself to create a "new standard" for instrumental guitar albums to be measured against, one which would work from "a new platform of his own design," as he terms it. "I want to show people that an instrumental guitar album can contain far more creative and entertaining elements than I think people are using right now."