JOE SATRIANI Set to Play Exclusive Club Dates Celebrating 20th Anniversary of Groundbreaking - Surfing with the Alien
New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco Among The Tour Stops
For over 20 years, guitar virtuoso JOE SATRIANI has amazed and entertained the masses with his unique mastery of the electric guitar. Now, Joe is set to reinvigorate the long-time faithful and energize a new crop of fans with several exclusive performance dates showcasing his breakthrough album, Surfing with the Alien. Among the intimate stops are the Gramercy Theatre in New York, The House of Blues in Chicago and The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles. But perhaps the most exclusive date will take place in San Francisco at Hyde Street Studio where just 40 contest winners will be witness to Joe playing at the very studio where Surfing was recorded. Tickets will go on sale this Sunday, July 15th at 10:00 am (local time) exclusively through Satriani.com and is being offered at a special, low price of $35 per ticket (plus any applicable facility fees and ticket service charges per venue). For all information and to purchase tickets, fans must go to Satriani.com.
Surfing with the Alien was the album that ignited JOE SATRIANI's career as a solo performer. The acclaimed guitarist's second full-length release, Surfing with the Alien, was originally issued in October 1987 on Relativity Records. It became a left-field bestseller that reached No. 29 on the Billboard Top 200 and was certified Platinum for US sales of over one million copies. It was the first rock guitar instrumental album to reach Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart. It includes the charting hits "Satch Boogie" and "Surfing With The Alien", plus the Grammy-nominated "Always With Me, Always With You".
On August 7, 2007, Epic/Legacy Recordings will celebrate the 20th anniversary of this groundbreaking album with the release of a newly expanded edition of Surfing with the Alien. This meticulously restored two-disc set includes the newly remastered album and a previously never-before-seen live show filmed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1988. It will also feature new liner notes written by Joe and special deluxe packaging featuring photos, notes and other memorabilia from Joe's personal archive.
Over the course of his illustrious career, SATRIANI has achieved huge success, selling more than 10 million albums & DVDs worldwide with 12 solo albums (2 platinum, 4 gold) and 3 platinum DVDs, as well as garnering 14 Grammy nominations. Over the last two decades, SATRIANI has traveled the world, playing to sold-out crowds as both a headliner and as founder of the all-star "G3" guitar extravaganza.
After two decades of playing at the top of his game, SATRIANI sums it up best himself, "I've toured the world, but I have to say; playing a club, on an intimate stage, this is how it all began and I'm very excited to play these upcoming shows."
The Exclusive Club date itinerary is: August 15 Gramercy Theatre New York, NY August 16 The House of Blues Chicago, IL August 17 The Roxy Theatre Los Angeles, CA August 18 Hyde Street Studio San Francisco, CA
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