After being forced to postpone numerous tour dates over the last two years Joe Satriani is more than ready to get back to live shows and playing for his legions of fans across the world. The U.S. leg of his worldwide tour will get things started with the tour set to launch on September 21, 2022 in Riverside, CA and continue on through November 19 with a final date in the States to take place in Dallas, TX. Satriani will then head over to Europe for rescheduled shows in early 2023.
On April 8, 2022 Satriani released The Elephants of Mars marking the legendary guitarist’s 19th studio album in his 35+year career in music.
In 2020 with all time constraints removed, The Elephants of Mars truly represents the album that Satriani himself hoped he could deliver with his band. “We did everything. We tried the craziest ideas. And we entertained every notion we had about turning something backwards, upside down, seeing what could happen.”
For over three 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 frontman 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.
Satriani’s touring band is Kenny Aronoff (drums), Bryan Beller (bass) and Rai Thistlethwayte (keyboards).