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Zacho859
(Zachary Oryszak-Ley)
Sat Apr 08 '06
Agora Theatre
Cleveland, OH, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Aug 23 '06
6:15 am
Loved it, first Concert of yours i ever went to, listened to your music forever, lol

JTone
(John Tuttle)
Sat Apr 08 '06
Agora Theatre
Cleveland, OH, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Apr 18 '06
12:11 pm
Absolutely incredible show!! I was able to take my ten year old son. To say the least he was mesmerized. The platinum tickets were well worth it. Just the opportunity to talk to Joe made it all worth it. Joe was gracious and took his time talking to us and giving my son a few guitar pointers. Our host, John Iverson was also very helpful and helped make the night so memorable. I can not say it enough, if you are a fan of Joe or the guitar in general you have to see the master at work. An absolutely awsome show. We drove from Indianapolis for this show. Unfortunately Joe does not have any dates scheduled in Indy. I hope to see him still again this year. Thanks again Joe and all the band for a great experience. JT

LeadingHands
(Marc Majercak)
Sat Apr 08 '06
Agora Theatre
Cleveland, OH, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Sun Apr 16 '06
7:35 pm
I have been a fan of your music since the release of your first EP back in the early 1980s. This was the time I've ever saw you play live. I was truly impressed with your showmanship and the pure emotion you put into every song. I honestly think that Super Colossal is your best album since Crystal Planet; I really enjoyed the new material.

warciple Sat Apr 08 '06
Agora Theatre
Cleveland, OH, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Tue Apr 11 '06
12:16 pm

Saturday night at the Agora was terrific. Thousands came to worship at the Altar of Joe.

Joe was heavy on the new stuff. He played 8 or 9 songs from his new "Super Colossal" album, but otherwise ignored the latter part of his studio recording career entirely. There were no songs in the set from any album released 1998-2004. Five songs from the seminal "Surfing with the Alien" album were played (Surfing, AWM/AWY, Ice 9, Circles, Satch Boogie), and no one can complain about that. The new disc is great, I like it more than SBM or ITLIS? but still it seemed odd to leap over four records' worth of material. Oh well. Give me Potato Head Groove thing and I'm happy, which you did, and I was. Joe occasionally put his mouth up to his fretboard and blew on his fingers, as if to cool them off. Funny. He wore his usual sunglasses, a black T-shirt with skull on it over dark blue jeans. Satch played several of his Ibanez JS series guitars, including Chrome Boy and a new custom "Super Colossal" guitar for that same tune. I didn't win aftershow passes but ended up with a guitar pic that the fellas threw out at the end. Joe hasn't done a solo tour in Cleveland since Crystal Planet, and I'd forgotten how mindblowing it is to watch him play. Thanks again for adding Cleveland to the itinerary. I first saw Joe on the "Surfing" tour in 87 or 88 at Peabody's Down Under in Cleveland, which was just a hole in the wall kinda bar. Nice to see Joe again almost 20 years later, many studio albums later, still sounding great and with a huge fanbase. It's wild that anyone can play rock guitar with such virtuosity for so long, night after night, with nary a sour note. I bow before the Satch.

Eric and his band sounded great, but his mid-song banter was off. He'd say something like, "It's great to be here playing for you" but the tone of his voice suggested, "I'd rather not be here." However, I've seen Eric live before and I think he's always this way--kinda shy and distant in front of crowds, prefering to let his guitars talk for him. He has a high singing voice for someone with a deep, low speaking voice. Interesting. But his chops were amazing. He was dressed in charcoal grey slacks and a black long sleeve turtle neck type shirt. Eric used his tobacco sunburst colored Strat for most of the set, if not all of it--I don't remember him changing guitars.

Lejos Sat Apr 08 '06
Agora Theatre
Cleveland, OH, US
Rank: Posted:
Tue Apr 11 '06
5:14 am
My oh MY! Just woke from last nights show, in Cleveland at the Agora, and what a show!! Entering the night with 'Flying in a Blue Dream' and exiting stagetright with encores 'Crowd Chant' and 'Summer Song' I can only say thankyou thankyou thankyou yea one more time THANKYOU. You guys were thumpin' last night. The band looked good and the mix was tight. You looked as if you had a good time with us last night! The movements you've added during 'Always with me Always with you', as well as, 'Cool Number 9' created some of the coolest song trips of of the night. Highlighted by my favorite 'Made of Tears' and 'One Robots Dream' off Super Colossal. Sure is nice to be able to go away fo awhile; come back and feel refreshed from an event that creates good feel memories. See ya Monday in Buffalo. All the best to you Joe and your family! Take care and safe journeys through time and space!

12fingers
(Ken Hutcheson)
Sat Apr 08 '06
Agora Theatre
Cleveland, OH, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Apr 11 '06
5:02 am
I give the show a 10. i was able to take advantage of the platinium package and it was well worth it. 1st of all i want to thank John Iverson (yeah like he will read this) he made everything run so smooth. If anyone gets the chance to meet Joe i suggest you take it. WOW what a nice guy, He made me feel like i was talking to a person i had known forever, just so easy to talk to. Yes i also wish he would have played some songs from crystal planet but there's always next time. Again my thanks go out to Joe Satriani, Jeff C, Galen H, Dave L, Eric J. for making this concert the best one yet.

King_Me
(Mike Engelking)
Sat Apr 08 '06
Agora Theatre
Cleveland, OH, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Apr 10 '06
6:43 pm

Absolutely phenomenal show, as always!

This was my second time seeing Eric Johnson and he sounded as good as before, if not better. The solo shred was great, it really showed off his talents and of course I enjoyed Cliffs of Dover to end the set.

Joe came on and opened up with my absolute favorite, Flying In a Blue Dream, what a treat to open the show! I really enjoyed the alternation between the old favorites and the majority of tunes from the new CD. Just Like Lightnin', The Meaning Of Love and Made Of Tears really sounded excellent. I was hoping to hear something off the newer releases besides what we heard from the new album, I think a song or two from Crystal Planet or Strange Beautiful Music would have seemed to make the show more 'complete' but I can't complain, I'm sure to hear them in the future.

I was impressed as always with the energy Joe and his band bring to the stage and the absolute accuracy that Joe brings to playing his guitar. Very few out there can play as well as Joe and then to rock at the same time is the icing on the cake.

Thank you for coming again to Cleveland, we absolutely love you here, and I hope to see more excellent shows down the road, including a G3 tour! I'm bound to buy the premium ticket package next one of these times as it would be a fantastic experience as explained by the others who have done the same.

Rock on Joe and keep the top notch, excellent music coming for many many more years!!!

Freehbird
(Gary Freeh)
Sat Apr 08 '06
Agora Theatre
Cleveland, OH, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Apr 10 '06
5:04 pm
I recently discovered Joe Satriani's music, and it's one thing to just listen to his albums, but he really is out of this world in person.

Through a strange bit of luck I was able to not only see Joe play up close, but I was able to attend the meet & greet after the show. Joe was extremely gracious to everyone, and he seemed to really enjoy meeting his fans. As a new guitar player myself it was quite an honor to shake his hand, and have a picture taken with him. Thanks Joe you are an awesome talent, and a very nice guy.

If you love guitar music and you have the chance don't miss seeing Mr. Satriani.

frankinstrat Sat Apr 08 '06
Agora Theatre
Cleveland, OH, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Apr 10 '06
4:18 pm
First off.... let me say a special thanks to John Iverson for explaining and apologizing for all the mix ups with the platinum tickets and making the rest of the experience extremely enjoyable. Joe and the band have never sounded as good as they did Saturday. The new bassist was wonderful....seems like he has always been part of the band. Everyone really seemed to be enjoying themselves on stage and that made for a more enjoyable show. (Not like they were just doing a job... but having REAL fun.) I have bought backstage tickets to other bands preformances before, but none compare to this. Joe and the entire staff made it feel very personal. No one tried to rush us or treat us as though we didn't matter. Our questions were answered personally and we were treated like fans want to be treated. Joe, the band, and the staff made the platinum ticket holders feel like we were more than just a means of making an extra buck. That is greatly appreciated by this fan. I work hard to have the extras I have and I really admire Joe for his style, dedication, and drive and felt honored to get the chance to meet and speak with him personally. I spoke to Joe about a VHS tape I purchased several years ago, called "The Real Satriani", and he shared with me the story behind the making of the film. I would highly recommend this tape to any and all real Joe Satriani fans. It gives you that little added touch of being in his shoes for a day of recording, and shows you some of the real talent the man possesses. Just keep making music Joe and I will keep showing up to lend my support.

dob73
(Dan O'Brien)
Sat Apr 08 '06
Agora Theatre
Cleveland, OH, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Mon Apr 10 '06
1:27 pm

Just gotta say Joe rocks!!!!

First time seeing outside Joe of Minnesota, the wife and I flew into town for the concert and the R&R Hall of Fame. We were not disappointed.

Eric's set was amaizing to say the least. I have seen him a couple times in the past and his guitar works speakes for itself. Not sure if it was me, but he seemed a bit off toward the end of the show.... missed a couple notes here and there, plus that annoying hum from a burnt pickup on his guitar. Great set, and no complaints.

Joe is simply the master at what he does. I have seen him now about 10 times and he always gives a great show. I would love to have heard some of CP or SBM, maybe even some vocals from Flying, but thats not for me to complain about. Almost 2 hours of Joe doping what he does best.... just simply AMAZING!!!

btw 9 only because of no STU. BRING BACK STUUUUUU !!!

Todithicus Sat Apr 08 '06
Agora Theatre
Cleveland, OH, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Apr 09 '06
11:15 pm

Wow. And for these guys I can say, "Wow as usual".

I, along with two friends, made the drive from Penn State in central PA to Cleveland for the show. You might see this line coming: It was well worth the drive!!! (and well worth the missed hours of studying, haha) I feel that we received quite an education that night anyway. An education not just in guitar but in music itself.

This was my first time seeing Eric Johnson live. I was quite impressed with his performance, and I hope I'm first to coin the term " The Eric Johnson Backpedal". It was sort of a moonwalk-esque reverse-angus-young-duckwalk. Basically, Johnson grows about half a foot on tiptoe while sliding backward as if sliding on a stage of butter. Slick moves, and SICK guitar. Cliffs of Dover (the intro, especially), was epic, to say the least.

And Speaking of "Slick", how about "The Man" himself? What is there to say about Satch that hasn't already been said?

How bout, "Nice shoes!" That's about all I can think of. For everything else...

"Ditto."

SLAYERKFK
(Greg Melton)
Sat Apr 08 '06
Agora Theatre
Cleveland, OH, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Apr 09 '06
11:48 am
Another GREAT Satriani show last night at The Agora in Cleveland. Drove from Indiana to see the show & it was well worth the drive. The new songs mixed with the Satch classics was great. Besides the fantastic guitar work, Joe mixes well with his audience & I have always loved that about him. I agree with the other review on this page, don't ever let Jeff go. He is one of the best as well. I wasn't really that impressed with Eric Johnson on the G3 DVD of some years back but I can say my opinion has certantly changed. Awsome set Eric!!!!! Everyone seemed to enjoy the show alot. Joe & Eric, hope the rest of the tour goes great for you both. Look forward to seeing you both again soon.

MagDog
Sat Apr 08 '06
Agora Theatre
Cleveland, OH, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Apr 09 '06
8:56 am

ABSOLUTLELY AMAZING! There's no other way to describe the experience. The best concert i have ever witnessed.

Classic Joe all the way, looked and sounded tremendous! The addition of Dave LaRue on the Bass is a perfect match, and it would be great to see him stick with Satch. Jeff Campitelli, in my humble opinion, has become one of the best rock drummers ever, and the energy that he exerts live proves this. (Joe, don't ever let him get away!) Jeff and Joe play off each other so well, and it's clear they have fun playing together. Galen Hensen does a great job on the rhythm guitar, and plays off Joe very well.

An excellent way to open the show with Flying In A Blue Dream, then right into The Extremist. The intro's to Always with Me, Always with You and Summer Song were fantastic! They all brought the house down on Satch Boogie. (The thunder from the bass drum during Satch Boogie was intense!) Great light show to accompany every song, especially on Just like Lightnin'. And ofcourse, everybody participated in Crowd Chant! The entire performance by Joe and the band was mezmerizing! Hard to believe a live performance can sound that great!

This was my first time to see Eric Johnson, and it was awesome to witness and hear his exacting, and intense sound live! His rendition of Jimi Hendrix's Love or Confusion was Mind Blowing! Excellent sound throughout! I will definitely go see him again.

I can't wait till the next time i get to see them again....Thanks guys.


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