The Bon Jovi 2020 Tour, presented by Live Nation, will start in the U.S. this June and play arenas across America. Most U.S. dates will feature Bryan Adams. See tour dates below.
Backstage with JBJ fan club members and American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets prior to the general public beginning January 21st at 10 a.m.local time throughJanuary 23rd at 10 p.m. local time. A limited number of LaneOne Premium Packages will also be available, including amazing seats, transportation, preferred entrance, preshow hospitality, commemorative laminate and more. Check LaneOne.com for LaneOne details.
Tickets go on sale to the general public starting January 24th at 10 a.m. local time at LiveNation.com. Every ticket sold includes one CD copy of Bon Jovi 2020.
For additional ticketing information, visit BonJovi.com.
Bon Jovi/Bryan Adams tour dates:
10 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome 11 Portland, OR Moda Center 13 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center 16 San Jose, CA SAP Center 18 Los Angeles, CA Forum 20** Las Vegas, NV** T-Mobile Arena** 23 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center 25 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center 26 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
10** Toronto, ON** Scotiabank Arena** 14 Newark, NJ Prudential Center 16 Boston, MA TD Garden 19 Detroit, MI Little Caesers Arena 21 Chicago, IL United Center 23 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center 25 Washington, DC Capital One Arena 27 New York, NY Madison Square Garden 28 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Joe Satriani is ready to kick off the new decade with a new album release and world tour. Set for release this spring, Shapeshifting, marks the legendary guitarist’s 18th studio album in his nearly 35-year career in music. More details on the new album to come shortly.
As previously announced, The ShapeshiftingTour opens on April 15th, with a 42 date European leg beginning in Germany and winding up with a trio of mid-June shows in Spain with more dates to be announced soon. The set list for the live show will feature tracks from the newShapeshiftingalbum in addition to many of his classic fan-favorites including SurfingWith 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) joining Satriani on guitar.
On January 15th, Satriani will be inducted into the 2020 Metal Hall of Fame by his friend and former guitar student, Steve Vai. The ceremony, hosted by television and radio personality, Eddie Trunk, will take place during a non-profit charity Gala whose proceeds go to bringing free drum therapy services to special needs children at specific health facilities and community centers throughout the United States. Other 2020 Metal Hall of Fame inductees include Steve Vai Geoff Tate, Don Dokken, Graham Bonnet and Metal Church while previous Inductees include Judas Priest, Motorhead, Ronnie James Dio, Bill Ward, Mikkey Dee, Randy Rhoads, Scorpions, and Doro Pesch, among other hard rock and heavy metal icons. To see the full list of Metal Hall of Fame Inductees, please visit thehallofheavymetalhistory.org.
On January 16th, Joe and Eddie Trunk will meet up again, this time at LA’s famous Rainbow Bar & Grill on Sunset Blvd for Trunk’s monthly LA Invasion show airing live on SiriusXM 106 Volume channel. The show will air live from 7-9pm PT and replay Friday from 2-4pm ET and 10-midnight ET. It will also be available on the SiriusXM app.
In other Satriani music related news, two sets of Satrianimusic have now been added to streaming platforms. Additional Creations and Bonus Tracks, featuring alternate versions of of four songs from his Engines of Creation album along with 12 other hidden gem bonus tracks join a newly released deluxe edition of his classic 1987 album, Surfing With The Alien (Deluxe Edition), which arrived late last year featuring new artwork and a bonus disc, Stripped – the Backing Tracks. The latter, launched as a limited run for Black Friday’s Record Store Day in November, features the songs from the album with all guitar solos removed. The set also features new artwork with Satriani’s guitar replacing the iconic Silver Surfer on the cover. Said Satriani“Seeing my chrome guitar bursting through a multicolor wormhole seems quite fitting. It’s as if it always belonged there.”
Joe Satriani – The Shapeshifting Tour 2020
4/15 Mainz, Germany Halle 45 4/16 Zurich, Switzerland Volkshaus Zurich 4/18 Karlsruhe, Germany Tollhaus 4/19 Berlin, Germany Huxleys 4/20 Oberhausen, Germany Turbinenhalle 4/21 Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg the Max 4/23 Borgerhout, Antwerp De Roma 4/24 Enschede, Netherlands Muziekcentrum Enschede 4/25 Winterbach, Germany Salierhalle 4/27 Aarhus, Denmark Train 4/28 Odense, Denmark Posten 4/29 Copenhagen, Denmark Amager Bio 4/30 Stockholm, Sweden Fryshuset Arenan
5/2 Oslo, Norway Rockefeller Music Hall 5/5 Warsaw, Poland Stodola Club 5/6 Prague, Czech Prague Congress Centre 5/7 Vienna, Austria Vienner Stadthalle F 5/8 Budapest, Hungary Barba Negra Track 5/10 Bologna, Italy Teatro Europauditorium 5/12 Firenze, Italy Teatro Verdi 5/14 Napoli, Italy Teatro Augusteo 5/15 Lecce, Italy Teatro Politeama Greco 5/16 Roma, Italy Auditorium Conciliazione 5/18 Milano, Italy Teatro Dal Verme 5/19 Nurnberg, Germany Löwensaal 5/20 Heerlen, Netherlands RABOzaal Heerlen 5/22 Bexhill, UK Bexhill De La Warr 5/23 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy Glasgow 5/24 Gateshead, UK Gateshead Sage 1 5/25 Manchester, UK Bridgewater Hall 5/26 London, UK Palladium 5/28 Birmingham, UK Birmingham Symphony Hall 5/30 Gerardmer, France Gerardmer Motordays Festival 5/31 Strasbourg, France La Laiterie
6/2 Paris, France L’Olympia 6/4 Nantes, France Cite des Congres 6/5 Saint-Malo, France La Nouvelle Vague 6/6 Clermont-Ferrand, France La Cooperative de Mai 6/7 Lyon, France Le Transbordeur 6/9 Valencia, Spain Auditorio Casa de Cultura Burjassot 6/10 Madrid, Spain Sala La Riviera 6/11 Barcelona, Spain Sala Barts
More dates TBA shortly…
Since 1987, Satriani’s platinum, dual Grammy nominated album, Surfing With The Alien, has established him as a legend in the music world for over 30 years. Satriani explained his decision to make the stripped version, after years of reluctance for such a work, “When I build a track from scratch it’s a kind of musical alchemy, a mixture of voodoo, mojo, blood, sweat, tears, prayers… and a lot of hard work. I cherish them because of this . . . it’s no wonder I’ve been reluctant to release them (stripped).” Now, he is truly excited about giving this new and exciting versions of his music to the fans, “You can play along with these tracks or just sit back and enjoy the mixes as they are.”
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 number nine.
KISS have once again partnered up with the industry leaders in music festivals at sea, Sixthman, to announce the upcoming voyage of the KISS Kruise X. The KISS Navy will set sail for their tenth mission from Miami to Harvest Caye, Belize and Roatan, Honduras from October 30th to November 4th, 2020 aboard Norwegian Pearl. The announcement comes on the heels of 2019’s sold-out KISS Kruise IX, from where the band announced live onboard that their final show of all time will take place in July 2021. Fans can go to TheKissKruise.com for more information on pricing and availability.
From KISS’s electrifying shows and exciting activities with each member of the band to autograph sessions with artists from the lineup and much more, the tenth adventure is sure to be an experience of a lifetime. Beyond their onboard rock shows, KISS is bringing their rare memorabilia collection, the KISS Expo, back to the high seas. Additionally, Queensrÿche, Ratt and Chris Jericho’s band Fozzy are set to join KISS as they celebrate a decade at sea with more to be announced in the near future.
A destination of her own, Norwegian Pearl offers guests Norwegian Cruise Line’s signature freedom and flexibility to enjoy 11 onboard bars and lounges, 15 dining experiences, a casino, one outdoor pool, hot tubs, and a full menu of spa treatments. Prices for the cruise start at $1,380 with flexible payment options available and a low deposit of $250 per person.
Known for their trademark larger-than-life blistering performances, KISS has proven for decades why they are hands down the most iconic live show in rock and roll. The Rock And Roll Hall of Famers who have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide have said this tour is devoted to the millions of KISS Army fans.
KISS recently announced in December that David Lee Roth will be opening for them on the final leg of their End Of The Road tour.
Former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy was guest on Eddie’s Sirius/XM show, Trunk Nation, yesterday (January 13th) to discuss the passing of Rush’s Neil Peart.
Portnoy admitted that he knew the drummer had been battling brain cancer stating (via blabbermouth.net), “Yeah, I’ve known for about two years now and was held to secrecy. It was something that he and everybody in his camp, obviously, went to great lengths to keep private and keep secret. And that was Neil — he was a very, very private guy.
Even though I’ve known for this amount of time and I kind of have had time to psychologically prepare for [his passing] knowing that it was inevitably coming, it didn’t make it any less shocking; it just took the wind out of me when I heard it on Friday. [For] the whole rest of the world that didn’t know about this, this must [have come] completely out of nowhere — I can’t imagine how shocking it must be.”
Asked when he last had contact with Peart, Portnoy said, “…the last e-mail I got from him was a little over a year ago. He sent me a holiday e-mail with a photo of him in a Santa Claus hat, and some photos with his daughter, Olivia, who’s been growing up. He would always send me photos of them dressed up for the holidays or reading books together and things like that.
I feel so much gratitude and I was just so lucky and fortunate to have had that kind of relationship with him, because I know how few people did. So it’s such an honor for me to have had that relationship with him the last 15 years or so…”
Neil Peart passed on January 7th, in Santa Monica, California at age 67, after quitely battling brain cancer.
Neil Peart, the drummer and lyricist for Rush, died on Tuesday, January 7th, in Santa Monica, California at age 67, according to Elliot Mintz, a family spokesperson. The cause was brain cancer, which he had been quietly battling for three-and-a-half years. A representative for the band confirmed the news to Rolling Stone…
…In a statement released Friday afternoon, [Peart’s bandmates] [Geddy] Lee and [Alex] Lifeson called Peart their “friend, soul brother and bandmate over 45 years,” and said he had been “incredibly brave” in his battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. “We ask that friends, fans, and media alike understandably respect the family’s need for privacy and peace at this extremely painful and difficult time,” Lee and Lifeson said. “Those wishing to express their condolences can choose a cancer research group or charity of their choice and make a donation in Neil Peart’s name. Rest in peace, brother…”
…Rush finished their final tour in 2015; Peart was done with the road and eager to spend more time with his wife, Carrie Nuttal, and daughter Olivia.
Sons Of Apollo–former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force)–are ringing in the new decade with a sonic boom with their second studio album, appropriately titled, MMXX (pronounced: 20/20).
Today (January 10th) they launch the Christian Rios-directed video for the album’s third single, Desolate July, a tribute to musician David Z who tragically passed away in 2017.
“From the few seconds of hearing this song, it guided me to write the lyrics about our dear friend and colleague, David Z. David was one of the greatest, funniest and kindest humans I have ever known, he had friendships with most all of us in SOA, but Mike and I were certainly the closest. I thought it fitting to include this tribute to him from us in this haunting, incredible body of music.” says Jeff Scott Soto.
Adds Mike Portnoy, “This video is a great tribute to our dear friend David Z. Jeff and I were particularly close with him and I was honored that Jeff invited me to sing the harmonies with him on the Choruses for us to both share our love for our friend that was tragically taken from us way too soon”
MMXX will be released January 17th via InsideOutMusic/Sony as a standard CD package, Limited Edition 2 CD package (which includes instrumental mixes and a cappella excerpts), 2 LP + CD package, and on all digital formats. Pre-order the album here.
MMXX track listing:
1. Goodbye Divinity (7:16) 2. Wither To Black (4:48) 3. Asphyxiation (5:09) 4. Desolate July (6:11) 5. King Of Delusion (8:49) 6. Fall To Ascend (5:07) 7. Resurrection Day (5:51) 8. New World Today (16:38)
Sons of Apollo tour dates:
1/24 Pomona, CA The Glass House 1/25 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy 1/26 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore 1/28 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room 1/29 Denver, CO The Oriental Theater 1/31 St. Charles, IL Arcada Theater
2/1 Battle Creek, MI The Music Factory 2/2 Toronto, ONT. Mod Club 2/3 Montreal QUE, Corona Theater 2/5 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club 2/6 New York, NY Gramercy Theater 2/7 Jim Thorpe, PA Penn’s Peak 2/8 Englewood, NJ Bergen PAC 2/29 Germany TBA
3/2 Drammen, Norway Union Scene 3/3 Gothenburg, Sweden Traedgarn 3/5 Kyiv, Ukraine N.A.U Theatre 3/7 Moscow, Russia RED 3/8 St. Petersburg, Russia Aurora 3/10 Pratteln, Switzerland Z7 3/11 Milan, Italy Live Club 3/13 Bilbao, Spain Santana 27 3/14 Barcelona, Spain Razzmatazz 2 3/15 Madrid, Spain La Riviera 3/17 France TBA 3/18 France TBA 3/19 London, U.K. Islington Assembly Hall 3/20 Eindhoven, Netherlands Prognosis Festival 3/22 Show Brno, Czech Republic Sono 3/24 Kosice, Slovakia Colosseum 3/25 Budapest, Hungary Barba Negra