Joe Satriani performed an exclusive 99th birthday commemorative concert for celebrated guitar pioneer Les Paul on June 9th, 2014. The special show was filmed for the new season of public television’s acclaimed music series Front and Center. Satriani’s performance will begin airing on October 21st. Check local listings for specific air dates and times in each market and for a sneak peek at Joe’s episode below.
This has been a landmark year for one of the most influential and respected instrumental rock guitarists to emerge in the past three decades. This year saw a release of both a comprehensive career box set and the multi-Grammy nominated guitarist’s first memoir, both released earlier this year.
Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings presents brand-new digital masters, overseen by Joe Satriani, with each CD packaged in a replica cardboard jacket. The library collection is housed in a specially designed clamshell box with a booklet filled with photos and memorabilia from across the decades.
The box set is the ideal audio accompaniment to Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir,Satriani’s autobiography released this past May through BenBella Books.
In other news, Joe will be honored is his home town of Long Island NY where he, along with the legendary music executive, Clive Davis, will be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. The ceremony is set to take place on October 23rd at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington, NY.
Joe will continue his 18-month 140 date Unstoppable Momentum tour with stops in South America, New Zealand and Australia before winding up the year in Singapore on November 13th.
Joe Satriani 2014 World Tour:
September 23rd Royal Center Bogata, CO
September 25th Teatro Nescafe de las Artes Santiago, CL
September 27th&28th Gran Rex Theatre Buenos Aires, AR
October 1st Citi Bank Hall Sao Paulo, BR
October 3rd Net Live Brasilia Brasilia, BR
November 1st ASB Theatre Auckland, NZ
November 2nd The Opera House Wellington, NZ
November 4th The Tivoli Brisbane, AU
November 6th State Theatre Sydney, AU
November 8th Palais Theatre Melbourne, AU
November 9th Her Majesty’s Theatre Adelaide, AU
November 11th Astor Theatre Perth, AU
November 13th The Star Theatre Singapore, SG
Over his career, Joe Satriani has earned 15 Best Rock Instrumental Performance Grammy nominations alongside Platinum (Surfing With The Alien, Flying in a Blue Dream) and Gold (Surfing With The Alien, Flying in a Blue Dream, The Extremist, Time Machine) certifications for his solo recordings. He also racked up Gold and Platinum certifications for the DVD Live in San Francisco and 2 G3 DVDs G3 Live and Live in Denver.