Press Release

Statement from Joe Satriani On rescheduling
spring UK & European Tour 2021

“The current COVID-19 virus has now reached pandemic proportions and is  making daily life for all of us very challenging. As always, my concern  for the health and safety of my fans, my band and crew always take  precedence when touring, and now is no exception. I’ve had to make  the difficult but necessary decision to postpone the 1st leg of the European  Shapeshifting Tour and we are working to reschedule the shows that are affected. Please hold on to your tickets for the rescheduled tour dates Let’s band together to  beat this virus and rock another day.”

Joe Satriani, San Francisco, March 25, 2020

World-renowned guitar virtuoso, JOE SATRIANI, has rescheduled his Shapeshifting UK & European Tour until April and May 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Tickets for his May 2020 UK “Shapeshifting” Tour will remain valid for the rescheduled 2021 dates.

The rescheduled 2021 UK dates include Birmingham Symphony Hall (Friday April 30), Bexhill, De La War Pavilion (Saturday May 1), Manchester Bridgewater Hall (Sunday May 2), London Palladium (Tuesday May 4), Sage Gateshead (Wednesday May 5) and O2 Academy Glasgow (Thursday May 6). Tickets are available from: www.satriani.com/road.

Satriani’s forthcoming studio album, “Shapeshifting”, remains set for release on April 10, 2020 via Sony Music/Legacy Recordings and new song, “Big Distortion,” is available on all streaming platforms today, listen HERE

The live show will feature tracks from the new studio album “Shapeshifting”, plus he will perform many of his classic fan favorites including “Surfing With The Alien”, “Always with Me, Always with You” and ”Flying In A Blue Dream”.

The 2021 touring band features celebrated drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Fogerty) bassist Bryan Beller (Aristocrats) and keyboardist Rai Thistlethwayte (Thirsty Merc) and Joe Satriani on guitar.

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 saw their debut album certified gold and their second studio album debuted at #9.


Photo Credit: © Laurence Harvey

Since its debut in 1996, SATRIANI’s G3 tour has featured the world’s greatest guitarists (everyone from Steve Vai and Eric Johnson to Steve Lukather and Robert Fripp and John Petrucci and Uli Jon Roth) and has become a consistent concert hall sell-out attraction in the U.S., South America, Europe, Australia and Japan. “I think part of its charm and its mojo is in the chemistry of having three top guitarists share what they do on stage,” says SATRIANI. “It’s fun, it’s unpredictable, it’s wild – it’s everything you could want in a show.”

Since the 2017 release of his “What Happens Next” album, SATRIANI, toured his G3 Guitar Extravaganza worldwide to critical acclaim, and then embarked on the Experience Hendrix US tour.  He recently released “Squares, a collection of previously unreleased material by his first, pre-fame band, Squares and announced the re-release of his classic 1987 album, Surfing With The Alien,” which will arrive with new artwork and a bonus disc, “Stripped – the Backing Tracks,” featuring the songs with all guitar solos removed.


Photo Credit: © Richard Bolwell

Rescheduled "Shapeshifting" UK Tour 2021

Tickets via alttickets.com + satriani.com


Birmingham, Symphony Hall

Friday 30th April 2021

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Broad St, Birmingham, B1 2EA
www.thsh.co.uk

Bexhill-on-Sea, De La Warr Pavilion

Saturday 1st May 2021

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Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 1DP
www.dlwp.com

Manchester, Bridgewater Hall

Sunday 2nd May 2021

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Lower Mosley St, Manchester, M2 3WS
www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk

London, Palladium

Tuesday 4th May 2021

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

Gateshead, Sage

Wednesday 5th May 2021

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St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2JR
https://sagegateshead.com

Glasgow, O2 Academy

Thursday 6th May 2021

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121 Eglinton St, Glasgow, G5 9NT
https://academymusicgroup.com/o2academyglasgow

Rescheduled "Shapeshifting" European Tour 2021

Tickets - www.satriani.com/road

APRIL 2021

9th: Zurich, Switzerland - Volkshaus Zurich
10th: Winterbach, Germany - Salierhalle
12th: Aarhus, Denmark - Train
13th: Odense, Denmark - Posten
14th: Copenhagen, Denmark - Amager Bio
15th: Stockholm, Sweden - Fryshuset
16th: Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
19th: Berlin, Germany - Huxleys
20th: Nuremburg, Germany - Löwensaal
21st: Karlsruhe, Germany - Tollhaus
23rd: Antwerp, Belgium - De Roma Borgerhout
24th: Enschede, Netherlands - Muziekcentrum Enschede
25th: Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg the max
26th: Heerlen, Netherlands - RABOzaal Heerlen
27th: Oberhausen, Germany - Turbinenhalle

We will announce more dates very soon.

For further information on specific dates, please contact your local promoter.

For continuing updates on tour dates or album information, visit: SATRIANI.com

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Further Information

Peter Noble and Michaela Sauter at Noble PR
Tel: +44 (0) 207 272 7772
Email: peter@noblepr.co.uk, michaela@noblepr.co.uk