Press Release

Shapeshifting UK Tour
Rescheduled to May 2022

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Due to the ongoing pandemic, unfortunately, we have no choice but to again postpone our upcoming UK tour planned for this spring. The currently rescheduled dates are listed below (additional dates to be announced shortly). Please hold on to your tickets and we look forward to seeing and playing for everyone next year, which can't come soon enough! Stay safe!
- Joe Satriani

World-renowned guitar virtuoso, Joe Satriani, has rescheduled his Shapeshifting UK Tour to May 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Tickets for his April and May 2021 UK “Shapeshifting” tour dates remain valid for the rescheduled May 2022 dates.

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The rescheduled 2022 UK dates include Bexhill, De La War Pavilion (Sunday May 1), The London Palladium (Monday May 2), Manchester, Bridgewater Hall (Tuesday May 3), Glasgow, O2 Academy (Wednesday May 4), Birmingham, Symphony Hall (Friday May 6), Gateshead, Sage Hall 1 (Saturday May 7).

Satriani’s latest studio album, “Shapeshifting”, originally released April 2020 via Sony Music/Legacy Recordings, features the radio tracks “Nineteen Eighty” and “Big Distortion”.

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

Shapeshifting is another bold, beautiful effort from one of the great guitarists of our
times and adds another chapter to Satriani’s already prodigious legacy.   Listen loudly and repeatedly
- Rock and Blues Muse

Never no ordinary Joe by any stretch of the imagination, Satriani keeps on shapeshifting
at the cutting edge of guitar wizardry on this adventurous and gallivanting 18th solo release
- Decibel Report 9/10

Satriani remains a master of instrumental guitar performance and his strengths lie in the ability
to fashion distinctive songs with lots of melody
- Get Ready To Rock

The 2022 touring band will feature 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. Last year Satriani announced the re-release of his classic 1987 album, Surfing With The Alienthat featured new artwork and a bonus disc, “Stripped – the Backing Tracks,” featuring the songs with all guitar solos removed.

Photo Credit: © Richard Bolwell

Rescheduled "Shapeshifting" May 2022 UK Tour

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Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion

Sunday 1st May 2022

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Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 1DP

London, Palladium

Monday 2nd May 2022

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8 Argyll St, Soho, London, W1F 7TF

Manchester, Bridgewater Hall

Tuesday 3rd May 2022

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Lower Mosley St, Manchester, M2 3WS

Glasgow, O2 Academy

Wednesday 4th May 2022

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121 Eglinton St, Glasgow, G5 9NT

Birmingham, Symphony Hall

Friday 6th May 2022

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Broad St, Birmingham, B1 2EA

Gateshead, Sage Hall 1

Saturday 7th May 2022

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St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2JR

For further information on specific dates, please contact your local promoter.
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Peter Noble at Noble PR
Tel: +44 (0) 207 272 7772, +44 (0) 794 908 9762