Looking Ahead: Joe Satriani Tuesday!
It’s an exciting week for music fans this week. Black Violin’s return to Charlotte on Thursday night is already SOLD OUT, but you still have a chance to nab tickets to see Joe Satriani tomorrow night at Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts. Don’t let the same thing happen if you missed out on Black Violin. CLICK HERE to buy now!
In 1986, Satriani released his first solo album through Relativity Records, “Not of This Earth.” Fast-forward to this year when Satriani released his 15th solo album, “Shockwave Supernova,” to critical acclaim. To mark this major milestone anniversary, Satriani will bring to life the “Surfing to Shockwave” 2016 tour, an evening spotlighting his 30-year career. The show will highlight music over his entire career, including songs the legendary guitarist hasn’t played live in over 20 years!
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 frontman Sammy Hagar, former bassist Michael Anthony, and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith saw its debut album certified gold, and the band’s second studio album debuted at No. 9.
Satriani’s touring band remains Marco Minnemann on drums, Bryan Beller on bass and Mike Keneally on keys and guitar.
Visit BlumenthalArts.org for a full list of upcoming shows!