Joe Satriani announces ‘The Shapshifting’ UK Tour 2020

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World-renowned guitar virtuoso, JOE SATRIANI, announces a string of May 2020 UK tour dates to support the release of his 17th solo album. Travelling under the moniker of “The Shapeshifting Tour”. The six-date UK run will start at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea (May 22) finishing up at Birmingham Symphony Hall (May 28).

The live show will feature tracks from the new studio album released by Sony/Legacy in April 2020, plus he will perform many of his classic fan-favorites including “Surfing With 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) and Joe Satriani on guitar.

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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.

Since its debut in 1996, SATRIANI’s G3 tour has featured the world’s greatest guitarists (everyone from Steve Vai and Eric Johnson to Steve Lukather and Robert Fripp and John Petrucci and Uli Jon Roth) and has become a consistent concert hall sell-out attraction in the U.S., South America, Europe, Australia and Japan. “I think part of its charm and its mojo is in the chemistry of having three top guitarists share what they do on stage,” says SATRIANI. “It’s fun, it’s unpredictable, it’s wild – it’s everything you could want in a show.”

Since the 2017 release of his “What Happens Next” album, SATRIANI, toured his G3 Guitar Extravaganza worldwide to critical acclaim, and then embarked on the Experience Hendrix US tour.  He recently released “Squares, a collection of previously unreleased material by his first, pre-fame band, Squares and announced the re-release of his classic 1987 album, Surfing With The Alien,” which will arrive with new artwork and a bonus disc, “Stripped – the Backing Tracks,” featuring the songs with all guitar solos removed. 

JOE SATRIANI – ‘THE SHAPESHIFTING’ 2020 UK TOUR

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Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion

Friday 22 May

Glasgow O2 Academy

Saturday 23 May

Sage Gateshead

Sunday 24 May

Manchester Bridgewater Hall

Monday 25 May

London Palladium

Tuesday 26 May

Birmingham Symphony Hall

Thursday 28 May

 

JOE SATRIANI – ‘THE SHAPESHIFTING’ 2020 EUROPEAN TOUR

Mainz, Germany, Halle 45

Wednesday 15 April

Karlsruhe, Germany, Tollhaus

Saturday 18 April

Berlin, Germany, Huxleys

Sunday 19 April

Oberhausen, Germany, Turbinenhalle

Monday 20 April

Amsterdam, Netherlands, Melkweg the max

Tuesday 21 April

Enschede, Netherlands, Muziekcentrum Enschede

Friday 24 April

Winterbach, Germany, Salierhalle

Saturday 25 April

Aarhus, Denmark, Train

Monday 27 April

Odense, Denmark, Posten

Tuesday 28 April

Copenhagen, Denmark, Amager Bio

Wednesday 29 April

Stockholm, Sweden, Fryshuset

Thursday 30 April

Oslo, Norway, Rockefeller

Saturday 2 May

Prague, Czech Republic, Prague Congress Centre

Wednesday 6 May

Vienna, Austria, Wiener Stadhalle

Thursday 7 May

Budapest, Hungary, Barba Negra Track

Friday 8 May

Firenze, Italy, Teatro Verdi

Tuesday 12 May

Napoli, Italy, Teatro Augusteo

Thursday 14 May

Lecce, Italy, Politeama Greco

Friday 15 May

Roma, Italy, Auditorium Conciliazione

Saturday 16 May

Milano, Italy, Teatro Dal Verme

Monday 18 May

Nuremberg, Germany, Löwensaal

Tuesday 19 May

Heerlen, Netherlands, RABOzaal Heerlen

Wednesday 20 May

Gerardmer, France, Gerardmer Motordays Festival

Saturday 30 May

Strasbourg, France, La Laiterie

Sunday 31 May

Paris, France, L’Olympia

Tuesday 6 June

Nantes, France, Cite des Congres

Thursday 4 June

Saint-Malo, France, La Nouvelle

Friday 5 June

Clermont-Ferrand, France, La Cooperative de Mai

Saturday 6 June

Lyon, France, Le Transbordeur

Sunday 7 June