Press Release

Announces New Single "The Elephants of Mars"
The title track Taken From The New album
"The elephants Of Mars"

New Single Released Friday April 8, 2022

WATCH The MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE on YouTube
AT 8PM UK TIME ON FRIDAY APRIL 8, 2022

New Album In Stores April 8, 2022, via a new
worldwide partnership with earmusic

Formats: Ltd. Coloured Vinyl, Black Vinyl, Digipak CD & Digital

Order the Album


Photo Credit: © Eduardo Peña Dolhun

“His strongest album…his playing is at its most beautiful, experimental and fiery, with tones other
guitarists would give an index finger for.”  9/10 – Classic Rock Magazine

JOE SATRIANI is unleashing his newest studio album, The Elephants of Mars, marking the legendary guitarist’s 19th studio album in his 35+year career in music. A dynamic and vivid new video for the title track, again directed by ZZ Satriani, debuts today at 8pm UK/12pm PT/3pm ET directed by ZZ Satriani.

Watch the video premiere of The Elephants of Mars single HERE

Satriani, ZZ and the band will join fans after the world premiere at 8:15pm UK /12:15 pm PT for a “Release Party Q&A.”

Order The Elephants of Mars album from https://joe-satriani.lnk.to/TheElephantsOfMarsPR

Joe Satriani had an admirably productive workingman’s holiday, with pandemic forced time away from the road, that ultimately gave him and his touring band, all recording remotely in separate areas of the world during lockdown, the ability to deliver an album length journey that never dulls. The Elephants of Mars crackles with an exciting new energy, briskly traveling through stylistic roads that feel freshly updated, viewed through new eyes.

The guitarist challenged himself to create a “new standard” for instrumental guitar albums to be measured against, one which would work from “a new platform of his own design”, as he terms it. “I want to show people that an instrumental guitar album can contain far more creative and entertaining elements than I think people are using right now.”


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)


FORMATS:
CD Jewel case, Ltd. CD Digi sleeve (incl. 14 images created by the artist himself), 2LP Gatefold, Ltd. 2LP Gatefold Orange, Ltd. 2LP Gatefold Purple, Ltd. 2LP Gatefold Pink, Digital

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 front man 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.

Earth UK Tour 2023

Tickets via alttickets.com + satriani.com

Birmingham, Symphony Hall

Friday 12th May 2023

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Broad St, Birmingham, B1 2EA
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Gateshead, Sage Hall 1

Saturday 13th May 2023

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St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2JR
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Manchester, Bridgewater Hall

Sunday 14th May 2023

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Lower Mosley St, Manchester, M2 3WS
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Glasgow, O2 Academy

Monday 15th May 2023

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121 Eglinton St, Glasgow, G5 9NT
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Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion

Tuesday 16th May 2023

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Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 1DP
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London, Palladium

Wednesday 17th May 2023

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8 Argyll St, Soho, London, W1F 7TF
https://lwtheatres.co.uk/theatres/the-london-palladium

Links & Downloads

Further Information

Peter Noble at Noble PR
+44 207 272 7772, +44 794 908 9762, peter@noblepr.co.uk