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      Joe Satriani

      Joe Satriani

      Pioneer of instrumental rock
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      Tour

      • 2021 1 concert
      • 2022 10 concerts
      • Cancellation
        Thursday
        03
        June 2021
        Sète
        Cancelled
      • Monday
        25
        April 2022
        VILLEURBANNE
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      • Wednesday
        27
        April 2022
        Strasbourg
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      • Thursday
        28
        April 2022
        Clermont-Ferrand
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      • Monday
        30
        May 2022
        TOULOUSE
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      • Tuesday
        31
        May 2022
        Perpignan
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      • Thursday
        02
        June 2022
        NANTES
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      • Friday
        03
        June 2022
        Tours
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      • Saturday
        04
        June 2022
        Saint-Malo
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      • Sunday
        05
        June 2022
        RENNES
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      • Monday
        06
        June 2022
        PARIS 09
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      About

      About
      Copyright Pierre Hennequin

      Armed with his dark glasses, Joe Satriani, Satch to his friends, is a little bit the daron of all guitarists. The model that everyone tries to imitate, for lack of being able to match him. Since the 1970s, he has revolutionized the use of the electric six-string, selling millions of albums of a unique and singular instrumental rock. And each time, his songs become classics or challenges for musicians all over the world.


      Making scales or reproducing melodies that have been heard a hundred times has never really interested him. A fervent admirer of Jimi Hendrix, what he wants is to explore in the manner of his master and push the limits of his instrument ever further. By using modes, almost inventing tapping with a mediator or two hands, pushing the human limits of speed on the neck of his guitar, this virtuoso creates techniques that have now entered the popular repertoire.

       
      If he is almost the father of instrumental rock, it would be wrong to reduce Joe Satriani to his field of excellence. For far from being a man of a single musical style, he takes pleasure in exploring jazz, boogie or blues to make these new sounds his own, transforming them and propelling them into his playing with disconcerting ease.


      And when you see him on stage, transcending and becoming one with his guitar as if it were an extension of himself, you can understand why this genius has inspired, and even trained, a whole generation of guitarists. Briefly teaching at the prestigious University of Berkeley, Kirk Hammett, Alex Skolnick and Larry Lalonde learned by his side. And although the style is a bit out of fashion, Joe Satriani continues to shine, to perform and always plays to full houses, becoming a legend and confirming his status as a guitar hero.

      Highlights

      1987

      Satch takes instrumental rock to new heights

      It is in 1970 that the young Joe starts playing guitar very seriously, upset by the death of his idol Jimi Hendrix. But it's only 17 years later and with the help of one of his former students, Steve Vai, that his career really takes off. Surfing with the Alien propelled him to 29th place on the Billboard chart, a true feat for an instrumental album. From there, things were to follow for the guitar prodigy, as the following year he was called in as a back-up on his tour by Mick Jagger himself.

      1994

      He says no to Deep Purple

      In December 1993, Joe Satriani, already at the height of his fame, agreed to replace Ritchie Blackmore, who had just left the Deep Purple team, at short notice. Their tour in Japan reboosts the band and the guitarist follows with them in 1994. The other members then offer him to stay as a permanent member of the band but the musician refuses and regains the freedom he cherishes so much!

      1996

      When legends come together

      In the 90s, instrumental rock lost popularity with the arrival of the grunge wave and a more minimalist rock. But Joe Satriani doesn't let himself be dismayed and that's when he chooses to launch the G3 Guitar Extravaganza concerts during which he gathers the elite of guitarists. On the program, a battle of solos and jams, of course! A daring but successful gamble. "It's fun, unpredictable, wild, in short everything you want to find in a show," confides the main interested party, who is also the only permanent member of the event.

      2020

      The guitar hero still has things to prove

      With Shapeshifting, the guitarist offers us his 17th solo album, in the form of a musical and emotional journey. But, far from resting on his legendary status, he also has other projects in mind. He recently said that he "still hopes to one day do a G3 tour with Eddie Van Halen and Jimmy Page! ». But he also wants to release "two different records in the coming months. One would be another instrumental album, and the other one would be a vocal album, centered around my live band. So we should hear from him soon!"

      Testimonials

      • The fans speak
      • The inside view
      • Seen in the press

        It was the first time I saw Joe Satriani on stage and it was by far the best concert I've ever seen or heard. Fishing, rhythm and highly motivated artists having a great time. After Hendrix's death I never got 100% hooked on a guitarist, but here it is! A perfect match for Satch! 

        Jean-Louis after a concert at the Cité Internationale in Lyon

        Joe Satriani is a UFO, even among his companions raised, like him, to the rank of guitar heroes. And for good reason, he's not just a virtuoso technician. He's also one of the few to have popularized instrumental rock to such an extent, filling entire halls with spectators clinging to his guitar playing, savoring every note, every solo and every riff!

        Joe Satriani doesn't have much to prove anymore. He's a virtuoso guitar apostle, the one reserved for a handful of angry, crazy guitarists willing to sacrifice their fingers (and their egos) in a brave attempt to match the master, and with the help of YouTube tutorials, the musician continues to organize monster tours during which he sprays his undeniable talent on a transient audience that's committed to the cause. 

        RollingStone

      Archives

      2015
      9 concerts
      • 17 Sep
        Saint-Herblain
        Zénith Nantes Métropole
      • 18 Sep
        Boisseuil
        Espace du Crouzy
      • 19 Sep
        Bordeaux
        Theatre Femina
      • 20 Sep
        Toulouse
        Théâtre du Casino Barrière
      • 21 Sep
        Marseille
        LE CEPAC SILO
      • 22 Sep
        Lyon
        Cité Internationale
      • 24 Sep
        Paris
        Le Grand Rex
      • 25 Sep
        Lille
        Théâtre Sebastopol
      • 03 Oct
        Monaco
        Salle Garnier-Opéra de Monaco
      2014
      12 concerts
      • 21 Jun
        Paris
        Le Trabendo
      • 23 Jun
        Paris
        L'Olympia
      • 30 Jun
        Strasbourg
        La Laiterie
      • 01 Jul
        Amnéville
        Le Casino
      • 02 Jul
        Clermont Ferrand
        Coopérative de mai
      • 06 Jul
        Vienne
        Jazz à Vienne
      • 08 Jul
        Six-Fours-les-Plages
        Espace Culturel André Malraux
      • 19 Jul
        Carcassonne
        Festival des 2 Cités
      • 20 Jul
        Nice
        Crazy Week
      • 24 Jul
        Patrimonio
        Les nuits de la guitare
      • 25 Jul
        Marseille
        Festival de Jazz des Cinq Continents
      • 28 Jul
        Marciac
        Jazz in Marciac
      2013
      2 concerts
      • 03 Jun
        Paris
        Le Grand Rex
      • 04 Jun
        Bruxelles (Bel)
        Le Cirque Royal
      2010
      3 concerts
      • 25 Oct
        Paris
        La Cigale
      • 27 Oct
        Roubaix
        Le Colisée
      • 16 Nov
        Lyon
        Cité Internationale
      2008
      3 concerts
      • 26 May
        Lyon
        Bourse du travail
      • 27 May
        Paris
        Le Grand Rex
      • 30 Jun
        Moutiers-sous-Chantemerle
        Festiv'Eté
      2007
      1 concert
      • 30 Jun
        Moutiers-sous-Chantemerle
        Festiv'Eté
      2006
      10 concerts
      • 10 Jun
        Montereau
        Festival Confluences
      • 11 Jun
        Amneville
        Le Galaxie
      • 13 Jun
        Bruxelles (Belgique)
        Ancienne Belgique
      • 14 Jun
        Villeurbanne
        Le Transbordeur
      • 03 Jul
        Strasbourg
        Auditorium Schweitzer
      • 06 Jul
        Paris
        Le Grand Rex
      • 07 Jul
        Beaulieu sur Mer
        Festival Les Nuits de la Guitare
      • 08 Jul
        Embrun
        Festival dans l'Eau
      • 16 Jul
        Patrimonio
        Les nuits de la guitare
      • 22 Jul
        Patrimonio
        Les nuits de la guitare
      2002
      1 concert
      • 08 Jul
        Paris
        L'Olympia
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