Joe Satriani, one of rock music's most renowned electric guitarists, will undertake a six date UK tour starting Sunday 17th October at the Manchester Apollo.
Joe Satriani has been a worldwide guitar hero since his 1987 breakthrough album, Surfing With The Alien. Over 10-million albums and CD's later, in addition to 14 Grammy nominations and numerous accolades Joe continues to push the envelope of modern rock guitar playing.
Although he originally started his career by teaching some of the top rock guitar players of the '80s and '90s like Metallica's Kirk Hammet and virtuoso Steve Vai Joe Satriani is universally hailed as one of the most technically accomplished and respected guitar players in the history of rock music. Satriani, who cites Jimi Hendrix as a major influence, quickly established his reputation as one of rock's most important guitarists.
Since the release of Surfing With The Alien in '87, Satriani has continually been voted the best guitarist in leading guitar magazine readers' polls. Chosen by Mick Jagger to perform worldwide on Mick's first solo tour and by Deep Purple to tour Japan and Europe Joe quickly proved himself to be a true guitar hero.
After releasing several critically acclaimed solo albums, in 1996, Satriani embarked on the first G3showcase tour, which became an instant success. G3 tours have performed sold out shows in the US, Europe, South America, Japan and Australia and there have been 3 Live G3 DVDs.
In 2009 Joe teamed up with Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony of Van Halen plus Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers to form Chickenfoot. The band's debut album has been an international success receiving gold awards in the US, Canada and Europe plus recognition from Classic Rock Magazine as The Best New Band of 2009.
Joe will release his 11th studio album during October 2010.