Legendary guitarist Joe Satriani to tour later this year
Thirty years after his last Australian tour, legendary guitarist Joe Satriani is bringing his What Happens Next world tour down under.
Inspired to pick up the guitar by Jimi Hendrix, Satriani has released 16 solo albums over his career – earning him 15 Grammy nominations and selling 10 million albums worldwide.
As one of the world’s most respected guitarists, the New York native has never lost his focus on the artistry of playing guitar.
A teenage Satriani taught other budding six-string hopefuls including Steve Vai, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and Larry Lalonde from Primus.
Since his 1986 debut release Not Of This Earth and the breakthrough follow-up, Surfing With The Alien, Satriani’s legendary status has been firmly cemented for more than four decades.
His new album What Happens Next is the most accessible, straightforward rock album he’s ever made.
Joining him on tour will be guitarist and keyboardist Mike Keneally (Steve Vai, Frank Zappa), bassist Bryan Beller (Dethklok Aristocrats) and drummer Joe Travers (Duran Duran, Zappa Plays Zappa).
Tickets for all shows go on sale at midday Wednesday August 1 with a pre-sale for My Live Nation members beginning 10am Monday, 30 July.
For complete tour and ticket information, visit livenation.com.au.
Joe Satriani Where To Next Australian tour
ASTOR THEATRE, PERTH SATURDAY NOVEMBER 24
HQ, ADELAIDE MONDAY NOVEMBER 26
FORUM THEATRE, MELBOURNE WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 28
CANBERRA THEATRE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30
STATE THEATRE, SYDNEY SATURDAY DECEMBER 1
THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE SUNDAY DECEMBER 2
TICKETS ON SALE 12PM, WEDNESDAY AUGUST 1
Live Nation pre-sale begins 10am Monday, July 30 until 10am Wednesday, August 1.