In 1986, Joe Satriani released his first solo album, Not of This Earth.
Fast-forward to last month, when Satch released his 15th solo effort, Shockwave Supernova.
To mark this major milestone anniversary, Satriani has announced his “Surfing to Shockwave” 2016 Tour, a trek that will spotlight his 30-year career.
The 45-date tour celebrates “30 Years of Mind-Bending Guitar Daredevilry,” a phrase coined last year by Rolling Stone. It launches February 25 at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre, crosses the U.S., dipping into Canada, and ending April 24.
You can check out all the dates, plus a new announcement video by Satriani, below.
Shockwave Supernova reached Satriani’s highest chart debut at Number 19 on Billboard’s Top 200 Current Albums Chart. It also debuted at Number 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.
Satch’s touring band remains Marco Minnemann on drums, Bryan Beller on bass and Mike Keneally on keys and guitar.
Tickets are on sale beginning September 25 with exclusive Joe Satriani meet-and-greet and VIP packages available starting September 23. For details, visit satriani.com.
Joe Satriani “Surfing to Shockwave” Tour Itinerary:
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 *
March 17 Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, FL
March 18 Hard Rock Live Orlando, FL
March 19 Florida Theatre Jacksonville, FL
*Tickets on-sale 10-2
Joe Satriani Announces 2016 "Surfing to Shockwave" Retrospective Tour — Video
Source: Guitar World