Joe Satriani Playing Exclusive Sold-Out Club Dates Celebrating 20th Anniversary Of Groundbreaking -- Surfing With The Alien

New York Stop To Be Filmed For Special Live Nation Studios Broadcast


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 reinvigorating his fans with several exclusive performance dates showcasing his breakthrough album, Surfing with the Alien, playing it in its entirety. Several intimate stops for Satriani's tour are The Blender Theatre in New York, The House of Blues in Chicago and The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles, all three of which have already sold out with unprecedented speed. Luckily for Joe's fans, the most exclusive date is set to take place in San Francisco at Hyde Street Studio, where 10 fan club contest winners, each with a guest, will be witness to Joe playing at the very studio where Surfing was recorded.

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Those who attend the Blender Theatre show this week in New York, will have the opportunity to be part of a special taping by Live Nation Studios for an upcoming broadcast (airdate TBA this Fall).

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 was the first rock guitar instrumental album to reach Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart, selling over one million copies in the U.S. It includes the charting hits "Satch Boogie" and "Surfing With The Alien", plus the Grammy-nominated "Always With Me, Always With You."

Epic/Legacy Recordings recently released the 20th anniversary edition of this ground breaking album, Surfing with the Alien, in a newly expanded version. This meticulously restored two-disc set includes the newly re-mastered album and a previously never-before-seen live show filmed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1988. It also features 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.

Satriani says it best himself, "I've toured the world, but playing a club, on an intimate stage, is how it all began. I'm very excited to play these shows."

  The Exclusive Club date itinerary is:

  August 15   The Blender Theatre in Gramercy    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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