Thursday, January 7, 2016

Joe Satriani Announces 'Surfing to Shockwave' Tour Contest

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. Then there's the exclusive “Surfing to Shockwave” Tour Contest!

During the toru, 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 Satriani 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.

Released last summer, Shockwave Supernova scored 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

“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, OH
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 - 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