joesatriani640 In 1986 Joe Satriani released his first solo album through Relativity Records, Not of This Earth. Fast-forward to this year when Satriani released his 15th solo album, “Shockwave Supernova” to critical acclaim. To mark this major milestone anniversary, Satriani will bring to life the Surfing to Shockwave 2016 Tour, an evening spotlighting his 30-year career.

The 45-date tour celebrating “30 Years of Mind-Bending Guitar Daredevilry,” a phrase coined in a June 2014 career-defining retrospective feature in Rolling Stone, launches February 25th at Seattle’s legendary Paramount Theatre crossing the US into Canada ending April 24th. The shows will highlight music over Satriani’s entire career, including songs the legendary guitarist hasn’t played live in over 20 years.

Joe’s touring band remains Marco Minnemann on drums, Bryan Beller on bass and Mike Keneally on keys & guitar.

Tickets will be on sale beginning September 25th with exclusive Joe Satriani meet & greet and VIP packages available on sale starting September 23rd, for details please visit,

Surfing to Shockwave 2016 Tour (Leg 1):

February 25 Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA
February 26 Historic Elsinore Theatre Salem, OR
February 27 Grand Sierra Theatre Reno, NV
February 28 Fox Theater Oakland, CA

March 1 Balboa Theatre San Diego, CA
March 3 Fox Performing Arts Center Riverside, CA
March 4 Pearl Concert Theater @ Palms Casino Las Vegas, NV
March 5 Talking Stick Resort Ballroom Scottsdale, AZ
March 7 Historic Paramount Theatre Denver, CO
March 8 Abraham Chavez Theatre El Paso, TX
March 9 The Majestic Theatre Dallas, TX
March 10 House of Blues Houston, TX
March 11 Laurie Auditorium San Antonio, TX
March 12 Orpheum Theater New Orleans, LA
March 14 Iron City Birmingham, AL
March 15 Saenger Theatre Pensacola, FL
March 16 Parker Playhouse Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Tickets on-sale 10-2)
March 17 Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, FL
March 18 Hard Rock Live Orlando, FL
March 19 Florida Theatre Jacksonville, FL

In related news, Satriani recently revealed that Chickenfoot is in the process of recording a new track, read more here.

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  • Michael B on

    4 dates in TX, 5 in FL and only two in the NW? Bummer. Hope the other legs come back here.

  • Taskerofpuppets on

    Awesome, cya in Seattle & Salem

  • MikeyMan on

    I thought Joe was working on some Chickenfoot songs?

    Reminds me of another Joe the “Guitarist” that can’t keep a band together (Bonamassa)

    • MetalMania on

      I’m not entirely sure if you intended that as a knock on Satriani, but I don’t think that’s a fair statement for either Joe. Bonamassa had a well established solo career in a different genre (blues) before he got into Black Country Communion. BCC was a side project for him from the start, then it took off but he still had plans for his solo career – and an established fan base to support it. I don’t blame the guys in BCC for wanting him to commit on a larger scale – they made 3 great albums and were my favorite new band at that time. But if Joe Bonamassa never intended to ditch his solo career in the first place for BCC, I get it and can’t blame him. Sucks for rock fans but I don’t think it was ever supposed to be more than it was for him. It has nothing to do with him being unable to keep a band together.

      Satriani and Chickenfoot starts the same but is the opposite in the end. Obviously Joe has a firmly established and successful solo career. Chickenfoot was supposed to be a side project for EVERYONE in the band when it started, except for maybe Michael Anthony. Joe seems to have been all into it from the start – Chad Smith’s commitment to the Chili Peppers was the first to get in the way, so Joe continued to do solo stuff while Chickenfoot was unable to get everyone’s schedules in line. They even did some shows without Chad. Then Sammy decided to do The Circle, because in his own words he likes to change things up and not stick with one thing for too long. I get the impression that Joe would have been happy just doing more Chickenfoot. Some of the tracks on his new album were actually intended for Chickenfoot, but despite his efforts to keep that going the OTHER guys didn’t seem into it, or couldn’t work it into their schedules, so he carried on with a new solo album. If anyone is responsible for Chickenfoot stalling out, it’s not Joe Satriani. By the way, he often has the same guys in his touring band for several years so I don’t think he has any trouble keeping a band together.

      It’s good news that he’s working on something new for Chickenfoot – but that came along after he was well into working on his latest solo record, maybe even after he was finished. If he already had plans with the record company and a tour in the works, he can’t just shelve it all because Sammy decided to come off the beach and return his calls/emails to work on a song or two.

    • Taskerofpuppets on

      Nicely stated Metal Mania. Maybe we’ll get lucky and see Chickenfoot release and tour in the next year. \MM/

  • James K. on

    He’s playing El Paso, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio back to back! That’s cool! I know for sure I’ll go to at least one of I those shows, but I just may go to all four of them! Every time I’ve seen Joe live, he’s always been incredible.

  • MetalMania on

    This isn’t the full tour date list. It says it will be a 45 date tour but this list is only 20. There’s nothing in the northeast at all on here yet, so I would assume the next leg would get into that area. He’s got to hit at least one in the NYC/CT area and Boston.

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