Joe Announces the release of "What Happens Next" on January 12th + New G3 U.S. Tour with John Petrucci and Phil Collen
Today Joe announces the release of his 16th solo album, "What Happens Next", set for release, January 12, 2018 on Sony/Legacy Recordings. Just a day prior to the album release, Satch revives his G3 tour entity, inviting Dream Theater's John Petrucci and Def Leppard lead guitarist, Phil Collen to join him. The G3 tour launches on January 11 in Seattle, WA and continues across the U.S. before winding up on February 25 in Milwaukee, WI.
There is a special tour pre-sale promotion giving fans the opportunity to buy concert tickets with the new album as well as VIP packages. Visit https://lnk.to/WHN! for more information, pre-sale opportunities and specific market pre-sale and on-sale dates.
The new, instrumentally electrifying album features a power trio of legendary status; Joe on guitar and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple/Black Country Communion) and drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), the latter reuniting with Joe for the first time since their work in the supergroup Chickenfoot. Satch is once again joined by producer/engineer/mixer Mike Fraser, his frequent collaborator over the last 20 years, on What Happens Next. Fraser is well-known for recording/mixing every AC/DC album since 1990's The Razors Edge along with his classic works with Joe going back to the release of Crystal Planet in 1998.
These new tracks literally vibrate the soul with an energy rarely found these days. From the dynamic opening track, "Energy", to the majestic crunch of "Thunder High On The Mountain", and the easy, sensual cords of "Smooth Soul". This unparalleled rock-rhythm section gives What Happens Next a depth of groove that sets it apart from Joe's other work.
Since its debut in 1996, Joe'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," Joe 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."
"What Happens Next" Track Listing:
3 Thunder High On The Mountain
4 Cherry Blossoms
6 Smooth Soul
9 What Happens Next
10 Super Funky Badass
12 Forever And Ever
"Beyond The Supernova" Documentary Showing + Special Performance at Mill Valley Film Festival
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of "Surfing With The Alien", Joe's son ZZ Satriani, in his directorial debut, chronicles the 2017 concert tour with loving tribute to his father in "Beyond The Supernova". Offstage, Joe discusses his process and assesses his legacy. On stage, he let's it rip!
The world premiere will take place at the Mill Valley Film Festival on Saturday, October 14th at 4:00pm (at Lark). There will be a live performance by Joe following at The Sweetwater Music Hall. Get your tickets here!
More on the Mill Valley Film Festival at: www.mvff.com
New Updated Paperback Edition of "Strange Beautiful Music" with All-New Chapter
The new paperback edition of Strange Beautiful Music includes an all-new chapter detailing Joe's 2016 studio album Shockwave Supernova.
Read an exclusice exercpt from the new paper back edition now here!
Signed Book Giveaway contest on Joe's social channels is coming soon. Stay tuned!
Pre-order now on: Amazon
Phil Collen (Def Leppard) Pens G4 Anthem Dedicated to Joe
When Phil Collen stepped onboard to join this year's G4 Experience, he went all-in! As anyone who has attended the camp can tell you, it's a very special atmosphere that is created each year when a couple hundred guitarists of all levels gather to spend a week celebrating and exploring the guitar together. You can expect to be inspired the way Phil was (before even arriving!). Just a few spots left - come join us. http://g4experience.com/
Listen to a clip and pre-order "Yo To Joe (G4 Anthem)" at iTunes
Press release follows:(Los Angeles, CA) - Soon after Def Leppard's PHIL COLLEN was invited to join the annual G4 Experience, led by guitar great JOE SATRIANI, he was moved to write an instrumental in homage to the guitar master.
"I was honored when Joe invited me to join the G4 experience and I decided to write and record an instrumental track called "Yo 2 Joe" as a tribute to him. I was further honored when he played on the track with me because he is such an amazing artist. I wanted the track to reflect the vibe of his influential Surfing with the Alien album. Thirty years later, he continues to wow generations of guitar players and music fans alike."
The track will be released as a single on July 21 and will be given free to those attending the camp. Pre-orders for the track begin today: flyt.it/yo2joeiTunes
Also joining SATRIANI and COLLEN at this year's G4 Experience: Surfing with the Alien 30th Anniversary are Warren DeMartini [Ratt], and Paul Gilbert. The event takes place on July 24-28 at Asilomar Center in Carmel, CA.
For its fourth installment, the G4 Experience enjoys a game-changing and historic first. The camp will celebrate the writing, recording, and performance of SATRIANI's seminal GRAMMY Award-nominated, platinum-selling 1987 epic, Surfing with the Alien-one of the most successful instrumental guitar albums ever made. Recognizing the record's 30th anniversary, campers will enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pull back the curtain on the album with the visionaries behind the music.
SATRIANI will be joined by his original live band during the record's tour cycle, Stu Hamm and Jonathan Mover, return for the first time since 1995 for the evening's performances.
For more information on G4, visit: g4experience.com
Facebook Live Q&A With Sammy Hagar March 10
Join Joe and Sammy (& special guest) for a special Facebook Live event celebrating the release of Chickenfoot "BEST + LIVE" at 1pm PT Friday March 10th. They will answer questions and do some live signing + giveaways of the new CD! Post your questions in the comments on this Facebook post and pre-order your copy of BEST + LIVE at http://www.chickenfoot.us/#preorder
Photos from Asia Tour 2017
A few pics from the road on our Asia tour with Bryan Beller, Marco Minnemann, Mike Keneally. Having much fun playing for our Asian fans and being tourists on our days off!
New Chickenfoot "BEST+LIVE" Coming March 10
Chickenfoot's new release BEST + LIVE features the band's first new tune in 5 years. The new track "Divine Termination" opens up the group's first ever best of collection. Pre-order today
In addition to "Divine Termination," BEST + LIVE includes over 90 minutes of live music - for the first time released on CD. Sammy Hagar says, "Listening to this collection of songs from the 'Foot brings back memories of some of the most fun I've ever had in a band. The chemistry between Chad, Joe, Mike and me is very special. It's almost like visual music -- you can see us having fun when you listen to these songs."
In May 2016, Chickenfoot reunited for two highly-anticipated one-time shows at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, and played their first complete set in more than six years, along with a special unveiling of the new tune "Divine Termination." Joe Satriani describes the track as "bone crunching, hell raising rock, dripping with attitude and vibe. Just the way Chickenfoot likes it!.
Watch new video for "Divine Termination"
New JC2480MCR Ibanez Guitar
Joe's newest signature Ibanez gutar includes a Sustainiac® system and DiMarzio® Magnetar™ bridge pickup with a sharp Muscle Car Red finish. Coming in 2017!
More details available at Ibanez.com
RIP Bob Coburn
Such sad news that Bob Coburn has passed away. I knew Bob, LA’s “Godfather of Rock and Roll”, DJ extraordinaire, and host of “Rockline” for nearly thirty years. He was the ultimate professional on and off the air, and was a great champion and supporter of my music. He introduced me to millions of fans with his radio shows and I can’t thank him enough for that alone. I will miss him and all that he was. My deepest condolences go out to his family. - Joe
SUPERNOVA REMIX: THE FREE EP!
I called my most talented buddies near and far to get a new spin on five fan favorites from my latest release.
John Cuniberti and Eric Caudieux team up for both "Goodbye Supernova" and "Stars Race Across The Sky" and turn in two breathtaking and modern re-mixes.
Guitarist, engineer and producer Keith More from London, England, pumps up and mashes out two rockers, "In My Pocket" and "Cataclysmic".
John Cuniberti revisits "Lost In A Memory" and turns up the modern textures and drama to make a very spiritual and powerful remix.
And, as a little taste of what's to come in 2017, I asked ZZ to put together a short trailer for his full length experimental tour documentary about our "Shockwave Tour 2016". He followed us across Europe for almost two months and captured the sound and the fury, and all the crazy stuff no one else sees from the audience. Filmed and edited in ZZ's unique style, we hope to release the full documentary in the first half of 2017.
G4 EXPERIENCE 2017 - 30th Anniversary of Surfing With The Alien!
JOIN JOE AT THE 2017 G4 EXPERIENCE FOR 4 DAYS AND NIGHTS OF PURE GUITAR PLEASURE! Register today at: g4experience.com
It's the 30th Anniversary of "Surfing With The Alien", an album which changed the guitar landscape for decades to come. We'll be digging in deep to explore the making of this album, the effects, and the techniques needed, all of which with the help of original Surfing live band members Stu Hamm & Jonathan Mover. Also joining us as a special guest is legendary sound engineer and producer, John Cuniberti.
JSART 2 - JOE'S LATEST LIMITED EDITION GUITARS
Check out ZZ's film documenting my week in LA illustrating 76 guitar bodies for the Ibanez JSART 2016 project. To view a gallery of art and more info on the guitars, visit IBANEZ.COM/JSART2. - Joe
Limited Fan Appreciation Awards Now Available
Support Little Kids Rock and Enter To Win JS140 Guitar + VIP Tickets
As most of you know, for many years I've been supporting Little Kids Rock, a non-profit program which helps transform the lives of underserved children by restoring and expanding music education in schools. This year, they celebrated reaching over 500,000 kids with access to new instruments, music classes and teacher education at no cost to the children or their teachers.
In the spirit of this milestone, I am donating funds from the sales of my recently launched Limited Edition Fan Plaques to help further their work. The plaques are customized with your name and everyone who makes a purchase BEFORE DECEMBER 31st will be entered for a random drawing. Fans who have already purchased are already entered.
The Grand Prize winner will receive a JS140 series Ibanez + 2 VIP tickets to any Joe show! Second prize winner will get 2 VIP tickets to any Joe show, and the third prize will be 2 regular tickets.
Through this organization we can better and brighten the lives of children; they are the future of our planet... and at the same time you'll have something extra cool from me to say thanks for your support as a fan.
I wanted to be able to personally say thank you to my fans with memorabilia that will last a lifetime - a fan is a friend forever!
Visit joesatrianigold.com for more details and to secure yours.
Joe's Music Aficionado Guest DJ Playlist
What would it be like if guitar Joe took over a radio station for an hour? That's what Music Aficionado wanted to find out when they asked Satch to come up with this exclusive Artist Playlist. Check out his diverse selections and thoughtful comments at Music Aficionado and listen along. Joe has also posted the playlist on his Spotify channel which you can tune into here
Thank You from Joe / Little Kids Rock Contest Winners Announced
Thank you to everyone who entered the Little Kids Rock raffle (ALL 2,000 of you!!) to win a signed JS 20th Anniversary Ibanez -- your enthusiasm has brought a great amount of attention to this wonderful organization that helps children engage with music in their lives.
And our grand prize winners are... *drumroll*... Brian & Debbie Currier!!! Congratulations! On June 4th, Brian and Debbie flew out to meet Joe and receive their grand prize and watch Joe sign the guitar right in front of them. Runner up prize winners were Shane Davis (autographed Chrome Dome) and Rick Henry (autographed Ultimate Box Collection).
Joe had this to say: "I wanted to congratulate Brian & Debbie Currier and thank them for supporting Little Kids Rock as well as all of the other folks who entered the contest!"
Brian & Debbie (from 30+ combined Satriani shows) had this to say: "We have so many great memories of meeting Joe. He is kind, generous and a VERY cool guy! Winning this contest is simply icing on the cake."
The funds raised through the raffle will enable Little Kids Rock to bring the transformational gift of music to more than 700 public school children by helping launch Modern Band music programs in schools that may otherwise be in danger of having their music programming eliminated due to budget cuts. Little Kids Rock provides professional development training to music teachers and donates all of the instruments and curriculum they need to teach their students to play the popular musical styles that they know and love on day one! Little Kids Rock is proud to support music programs across the country, and specifically in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the program was founded and currently impacts the lives of nearly 12,000 K-12 public school students in more than 100 schools.
Joe Satriani on "Talk Is Jericho" Podcast!
Get your air guitar ready!
"Joe is the master who taught Kirk Hammett from Metallica, Alex Skolnick from Testament, and Larry LaLonde from Primus how to play guitar. He's toured with Mick Jagger and Deep Purple, and is also a member of Chickenfoot with Sammy Hagar, Chad Smith, and Michael Anthony! And yes, "Satch" (as his friends call him) has stories about it all... and he's telling 'em right here!"
NEW CHICKENFOOT DATE ANNOUNCED!
The Original Foot are Back!
One night only, May 7th, 2016 at Harrahs South Shore Room, South Lake Tahoe. Limited VIP packages available - fan club presale March 2nd with the code "FOOTSOLDIER"
REGISTER FOR THE G4 EXPERIENCE BEFORE MARCH 31st FOR FREE GEAR!
Great news - if you register for The G4 Experience before March 31st you will get two awesome pieces of gear for free!
Check out the Beat Buddy: Guitar Pedal / Drum Machine Hybrid and Two Notes Audio Engineering's program, Torpedo Wall of Sound III!
G3 2016 WILL BE LANDING IN ITALY THIS SUMMER
Joe is brining G3 back and will be joined by Steve Vai and The Aristocrats (featuring Guthrie Govan, Marco Minnemann & Bryan Beller) for dates in July in Italy.
The dates will follow the North America "Surfing To Shockwave" shows, appearing after Joe resumes the Shockwave Tour through the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and others.
JOE SATRIANI AND BRENDON SMALL (METALOCALYPSE, DETHKLOK) LIVE CHAT
Joe and Brendon Small discuss guitar, animation, influences, guitar, the new Crystal Planet project, guitar, advice, answer fan questions, and more! Thanks to everyone who tuned in! Show your interest in Crystal Planet with #CrystalPlanet hashtag on social media and catch Joe on the road for the "Surfing to Shockwave" tour, beginning Feb 25 in Seattle!
JOE SATRIANI ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE FAN CONTEST DURING "SURFING TO SHOCKWAVE" 2016 RETROSPECTIVE TOUR
As the New Year kicks off, JOE SATRIANI is gearing up to launch his career retrospective "Surfing to Shockwave" Tour on February 25th in Seattle, WA. The 48-date tour will be celebrating "30 Years of Mind-Bending Guitar Daredevilry"; a phrase coined in a June 2014 career-defining retrospective feature in Rolling Stone. SATRIANI will spotlight music from his first solo album, "Not of this Earth" through his latest release and 15th solo album, Shockwave Supernova.
The exclusive "Surfing to Shockwave" Tour Contest!During the upcoming U.S. Tour, fans will have the opportunity to buy a raffle ticket at the show they attend (only those attending the show can purchase a ticket and it is one entry per person). The Grand Prize is a JS Surfing 20th Anniversary Guitar plus two roundtrip airline tickets to San Francisco, where they will meet Joe and get the guitar autographed. Additional prizes include; a signed Chrome Dome Joe Satriani 14-CD set and an autographed "Ultimate Collection" box set. The proceeds from this contest benefit Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit organization that provides new musical instruments and lessons for teachers to help expand music education in underserved public schools across the country.
View all of the upcoming dates and VIP ticket opportunities at satriani.com/road/
G4 Experience 2016 w/ Eric Johnson, Mike Keneally, Alex Skolnick
+ special appearance by Steve Vai!
AN INVITATION FROM JOE
I've got something very cool in store for you next year. Something we haven't done yet with the G4 Experience.
The G4 Experience in 2016 will literally take me back home. In the past two years the camp was in beautiful Cambria, CA. but we started looking at the East Coast for a variety of cool reasons. The idea of Long Island came up and I thought it would be interesting because of the obvious connection. Funnily enough, Glen Cove Mansion, where we'll be August 8-12, 2016, is very close to where I'm from. Once we chose the spot, the 2016 G4 Experience took on a very special meaning. We never repeat the same formula, but this homecoming really helped us reshape next year's camp.
Obviously, I grew up in Westbury, Long Island, but there's more to it than that. When I was a 14-year-old budding guitar player, I started my career at high school dances in the surrounding towns. At 16, I was playing bars in the area. At 17, I was doing weekend road trips to the Hamptons and performing at the clubs there.
My whole musical foundation starting on the drums at the age of nine centers around that area. I have so many family and friends there. Steve Vai and I became best friends back in high school! There's just this special concentration of like-minded guitar players.
Now, we’re inviting you into that circle…
This year, everybody will be staying in the incredible Glen Cove Mansion. As far as instructors go, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Alex Skolnick, and Mike Keneally will all be joining me. As always, there will be quite a few elements we change up. Of course, you'll get that incredible immersive interaction between students and teachers within the clinics. However, we're evolving to not only keep the campers happy, but also to keep the whole thing interesting for the performers too. It goes beyond what you'd get at a gig or a regular clinic or class. We're doing something unique.
The G4 Experience puts you together with 200 other extremely talented players from all stylistic sides of the guitar and from all over the world. You get to hang out with them, make connections, and trade wisdom. The classes are perfect for all levels, and they go deep. We're not introducing any sort of competition or anything like that. This is all about learning together and tailoring your experience to your needs.
Being indoors at Glen Cove also allows the instructors complete control. The environment is totally reflective of the sounds we want to achieve. That's a big part of this.
Ultimately, this is a great opportunity for everybody to make some incredible connections. The students become a catalyst for my reconnection with the instructors. I think it's going to be unforgettable. I guarantee you that the students are going to feel this incredible atmosphere of camaraderie and feel the musical sharing.
Welcome to the inner circle. Welcome to the G4 Experience 2016.
Learn more and register today at g4experience.com »
Joe Honored With "The Maestro" Award by Classic Rock Awards
Last week, Joe attended the 11th Annual Classic Rock Roll of Honour Award ceremony in London where Joe took home the award for "The Maestro" and was honored to present Brian May of Queen with the "Living Legends" award as well!
Check out more photos in our Facebook gallery »
Video Premiere: Joe Satriani Debuts Moving, Charitable 'Music Without Words'
"I'm very proud of this new song collaboration with United Nations Musical Director Robin DiMaggio to support UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund! Working with Robin evolved naturally, starting with him challenging me to create a melody that would touch the hearts of seven billion people, a call to humanity; a message of love. I'm thrilled with the song and this video fits the music perfectly." -Joe
Full details and credits on the discography page
JOE SATRIANI ANNOUNCES "SURFING TO SHOCKWAVE" 2016 RETROSPECTIVE TOUR
CELEBRATING "30 YEARS OF MIND-BENDING GUITAR DAREDEVILRY"
Los Angeles, CA - September 15, 2015 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!
This August, the world renowned guitarist released his 15th studio album, hitting Satriani's highest chart debut at #19 on Billboard's Top 200 Current Albums Chart. In addition, the album also debuted at # 3 on the Billboard Rock Chart and ranks as the highest charting all-instrumental rock album on Billboard's Top 200 in the SoundScan era.
The critical acclaim for Shockwave Supernova was unprecedented:
"...Joe Satriani has proven himself to be one of the most imaginative, brilliant and talented rock guitarists ever to strum six strings." - Rolling Stone
"...Satriani leans into ringing arpeggios that build into one of the soaring lead lines that have helped him rack up five gold albums and one platinum LP, along with 15 Grammy nominations since 1989." - The Wall Street Journal
"The immutable fact which emerges from repeated listens to Shockwave Supernova is that this is a combo for the ages and maybe the best one we've heard on Satriani record to date." - Popmatters
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.
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: http://www.satriani.com/road/#na2016_dates
New Web Site
We are pleased to present a refresh to the web site. The home page features an entirely new presentation of the latest Joe activities and over the coming weeks the rest of the site will continue to be updated to reflect the new design.
Shockave Supernova Arrives!
Joe's new studio album, Shockwave Supernova, is released today!
Get all of the info on the new album over on its discography page.