Joe Satriani: Announces Exclusive Fan Contest During 2016 Tour.




JOE SATRIANI
ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE FAN CONTEST DURING
“SURFING TO SHOCKWAVE” - 2016 RETROSPECTIVE TOUR



FIRST PRIZE – LIMITED EDITION GUITAR SIGNED IN PERSON BY SATRIANI
CONTEST PROCEEDS BENEFIT LITTLE KIDS ROCK


FANS VOTE SATRIANI BEST SHREDDER IN GUITAR WORLD READERS POLL

Los Angeles, CA – January 6, 2016 As the New Year kicks off, JOE SATRIANI is gearing up to launch his career retrospective “Surfing to Shockwave” Tour on February 25th in Seattle, WA. The 48-date tour will be celebrating “30 Years of Mind-Bending Guitar Daredevilry”; a phrase coined in a June 2014 career-defining retrospective feature in Rolling Stone. SATRIANI will spotlight music from his first solo album, “Not of this Earth” through his latest release and 15th solo album, Shockwave Supernova.

Also announced today, the exclusive “Surfing to Shockwave” Tour Contest! During the upcoming U.S. Tour, fans will have the opportunity to buy a raffle ticket at the show they attend (only those attending the show can purchase a ticket and it is one entry per person). The Grand Prize is a JS Surfing 20th Anniversary Guitar plus two roundtrip airline tickets to San Francisco, where they will meet Joe and get the guitar autographed. Additional prizes include; a signed Chrome Dome Joe Satriani 14-CD set and an autographed Shockwave Supernova vinyl album. The proceeds from this contest benefit Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit organization that provides new musical instruments and lessons for teachers to help expand music education in underserved public schools across the country.

Guitar World magazine recently held their annual “Readers Poll” for which fans chose SATRIANI as ‘Best Shredder‘ as well as presenting his 15th studio album, Shockwave Supernova with the “Best Shred Album of the Year”. Released this past August, Shockwave Supernovascored SATRIANI his highest chart debut at #19 on Billboard’s Top 200 Current Albums Chart. In addition, the album also debuted at # 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.

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 achieved certified gold status with their debut album and their second studio album debuted at #9.

SATRIANI’s touring band remains Marco Minnemann on drums, Bryan Beller on bass and Mike Keneally on keys & guitar.

Tickets and exclusive Joe Satriani meet & greet and VIP packages are available now, for details please visit: http://www.satriani.com


“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 2 Fox Tucson Theatre Tuscon, AZ *

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

March 21 Carolina Theatre Durham, NC

March 22 Knight Theater Charlotte, NC

March 23 Symphony Hall Atlanta, GA **

March 24 The National Richmond, VA

March 25 Sandler Center Virginia Beach, VA

March 26 Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA

March 29 College Street Music Hall New Haven, CT

March 30 Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY

March 31 The Vets Providence, RI

April 1 Tilles Center Brookville, LI

April 2 Lincoln Theatre Washington, DC

April 4 Count Basie Theatre Red Bank, NJ

April 6 Keswick Theatre Glenside, PA

April 7 Hampton Beach Casino Hampton Beach, NH *

April 8 Danforth Music Hall Toronto, Ontario

April 9 UAB Center for the Arts Buffalo, NY

April 10 Hard Rock Cleveland

April 12 Carnegie Music Hall Pittsburgh, PA

April 13 Fillmore Detroit Detroit, MI

April 14 Pabst Theatre Milwaukee, WI

April 15 Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL

April 16 The Fitzgerald Theatre St. Paul, MN

April 17 Fargo Theatre Fargo, ND *

April 19 Conexus Arts Centre Regina, SK *

April 21 Grey Eagle Event Centre Calgary, AB

April 22 River Creek Casino Enoch, AB

April 24 Hard Rock Casino Vancouver Vancouver, BC

* new dates not previously announced

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