Joe Satriani announces release of new studio album ‘Shapeshifting’

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Joe Satriani is ready to kick off the new decade with a new album release and world tour. Set for release this spring, Shapeshifting marks the legendary guitarist’s 18th studio album in his nearly 35-year career in music. More details on the new album to come shortly.

As previously announced, “The Shapeshifting Tour” opens on April 15, 2020 with a 42 date European leg beginning in Germany and winding up with a trio of mid-June shows in Spain with more dates to be announced soon. The set list for the live show will feature tracks from the new Shapeshifting album in addition to many of his classic fan-favorites including “Surfing With The Alien”, “Always with Me, Always with You” and “Flying In A Blue Dream”. The 2020 touring band features celebrated drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Fogerty), bassist Bryan Beller (Aristocrats) and keyboardist Rai Thistlethwayte (Thirsty Merc) joining Satriani on guitar.

Photo © Joseph Cultice

On January 15, 2020 Satriani will be inducted into the 2020 Metal Hall of Fame by his friend and former guitar student, Steve Vai. The ceremony, hosted by television and radio personality, Eddie Trunk, will take place during a non-profit charity Gala whose proceeds go to bringing free drum therapy services to special needs children at specific health facilities and community centers throughout the United States. Other 2020 Metal Hall of Fame inductees include Steve Vai Geoff Tate, Don Dokken, Graham Bonnet and Metal Church while previous Inductees include Judas Priest, Motorhead, Ronnie James Dio, Bill Ward, Mikkey Dee, Randy Rhoads, Scorpions, and Doro Pesch, among other hard rock and heavy metal icons. To see the full list of Metal Hall of Fame Inductees, please visit www.thehallofheavymetalhistory.org.

On January 16 Joe and Eddie Trunk will meet up again, this time at LA’s famous Rainbow Bar & Grill on Sunset Blvd for Trunk’s monthly LA Invasion show airing live on SiriusXM 106 Volume channel.  The show will air live from 7-9pm PT and replay Friday from 2-4pm ET and 10-midnight ET.  It will also be available on the SiriusXM app.

JOE SATRIANI – ‘THE SHAPESHIFTING’ 2020 UK TOUR

TICKETS: www.alttickets.com & www.satriani.com

Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion Friday 22 May
Glasgow O2 Academy Saturday 23 May
Sage Gateshead Sunday 24 May
Manchester Bridgewater Hall Monday 25 May
London Palladium Tuesday 26 May
Birmingham Symphony Hall Thursday 28 May