JOE SATRIANI, world-famous virtuoso guitarist, announces the first dates of his 2020 tour. The Shapeshifting Tour will start on April 5, 2020 in Mainz, Germany, before passing through other cities in the country, then in Switzerland, The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Italy, the United Kingdom and France to end in mid-June. More dates will be announced soon, and dates for the North American tour will be in the fall of 2020.
Satriani will perform songs from his new album planned for April 2020 at Sony / Legacy, as well as great classics such as “Surfing With The Alien”, “Cherry Blossoms”, “Always with Me, Always with You” and “Flying In A Blue Dream”.
He will be joined by famed drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Fogerty), bassist Bryan Beller (Aristocrats) and keyboardist Rai Thistlethwayte (Thirsty Merc).
Since the release in 2017 of his album What Happens Next, Satriani has toured the world with his G3 Guitar Extravaganza, to the delight of the critics, before embarking for the American tour of the Experience Hendrix Tower. Recently, he released Squares, a disc featuring unpublished pieces from the more anonymous era of his Squares band. He also announced the release of Surfing With The Alien, his classic of 1987, with a new cover and Stripped – the Backing Tracks, a bonus disc featuring all the songs, but without the guitar solos.
Joe Satriani will be performing in Paris on June 2 at L’Olympia and touring France.