online fan newsletter vol 11, issue 1 2013 Feb 20
From online fan newsletter vol 11, issue 1 2013 Feb 20

Hello and welcome to the latest SATRIANI.COM newsletter!



Now that the asteroid has safely passed us by I feel it's time to break my cyberspace-silence and let you all know what I've been up to these last few months. After returning home from the last of three incredible G3 tours (see soon to be posted "ZZ's fly-on-the-wall/tour movies"), I got down to writing music for a new solo record. A very prolific and cathartic two months followed resulting in a bundle of new music I was very excited to get recorded. With 16 of the songs selected for the project, all heading in different directions and touching on a variety of musical influences, I realized I needed to assemble a new studio band. The idea was to crank up the energy level of the sessions, and allow for more individual expression of the material, from each player. I pulled into Skywalker Sound with Mike Keneally on keyboards, Chris Chaney on bass and Vinnie Colaiuta on drums. The chemistry between these awesome players was fantastic, and we blazed through all the tracks with everyone laying down amazing performances. On Valentine's Day I finally finished all the overdubs, reviewed the tracks with engineer/producer Mike Fraser and started loading out of the studio, elated! Now it's on to Vancouver, BC, to mix. The new record will be called "Unstoppable Momentum" and should see a release date of May 7th. I'm not sure how many songs will make it to the final sequence as I still have a lot of work ahead of me in that department. As you can see from the tour page we are gearing up to bring the new music on tour starting in mid-May and continuing through 2013. My touring band will consist of Mike Keneally on keys and guitar, Bryan Beller on bass, and Marco Minnemann on drums. I'm so excited about tearing it up on stage with this new band! See you out there on tour... Joe  



Joe has never been to Australia for a full master class clinic tour ever before and finally has chosen to come out with THUMP MUSIC to teach, train and empower guitarists and musicians in Australia. If you are down under get your tickets quickly as they are almost sold out! Watch Joe's video about the clinic: Tickets available at Clinic Dates: Apr 08 Brisbane Apr 10 Sydney Apr 13 Melbourne Apr 15 Adelaide Apr 17 Perth  


Joe is returning to Europe in 2013 and exclusive VIP Meet & Greet upgrade packages are available for most dates. VIP packages include the meet & greet and photo op with Joe, an autograph, exclusive tour merch and laminate, early entry to the venue for G.A. shows, and a tour of Joe's Guitar World before the show! Note: This package does not include tickets. You must already have purchased tickets to use this package. For more info and to pick up a package, click the links below or visit U.K. & EUROPE 2013 TOUR DATES May 18, 2013 KucukCiftlik Park Istanbul, TR Tix May 20, 2013 Sala Palatului Bucharest, RO Tix or VIP May 22, 2013 Tvornica Kulture Zagreb, HR Tix or VIP May 24, 2013 Sava Centar Belgrade, SRB Tix or VIP May 25, 2013 Cvetlicarna Ljubljana, SI Tix or VIP May 26, 2013 Velvet Rock Club Rimini, IT Tix May 28, 2013 Palapartenope Napoli, IT Tix or VIP May 29, 2013 Atlantico Live Roma, IT Tix or VIP May 30, 2013 Live Club Milano, IT Tix or VIP May 31, 2013 Obihall Firenze, IT Tix June 1, 2013 Gran Teatro Geox Padova, IT Tix or VIP June 3, 2013 Grand Rex Paris, FR Tix or VIP June 4, 2013 Cirque Royal Brussels, BE Tix or VIP June 5, 2013 O13 Tilburg, NL Tix June 6, 2013 De Ooosterpoort Groningen, NL Tix or VIP June 8, 2013 O2 Apollo Manchester, England GB Tix or VIP June 9, 2013 Royal Concert Hall Glasgow, Scotland GB Tix or VIP June 10, 2013 City Hall Newcastle, England GB Tix or VIP June 11, 2013 Philharmonic Hall Liverpool, England GB Tix or VIP June 12, 2013 Colston Hall Bristol, England GB Tix or VIP June 13, 2013 Civic Hall Wolverhampton, England GB Tix or VIP June 15, 2013 City Hall Sheffield, England GB Tix or VIP June 16, 2013 Guildhall Portsmouth, England GB Tix or VIP June 17, 2013 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire London, England GB Tix or VIP June 18, 2013 indogO2 London, England GB Tix or VIP June 20, 2013 Capitol Hannover, DE Tix or VIP June 21, 2013 Jovel Music Hall M'nster, DE Tix or VIP June 22, 2013 Fabrik Hamburg, DE Tix or VIP June 23, 2013 Columbiahalle Berlin, DE Tix or VIP June 24, 2013 Haus Auensee Leipzig, DE Tix June 26, 2013 Serenadenhof N'rnberg, DE Tix June 27, 2013 E Werk K'ln Cologne, DE Tix or VIP June 28, 2013 Ph'nix-Halle Mainz Mainz, DE Tix June 29, 2013 Theaterhaus Stuttgart, DE Tix or VIP June 30, 2013 Tonhalle Munich, DE Tix or VIP July 2, 2013 Big Box Kempton, DE Tix or VIP July 3, 2013 Gasometer Vienna, AT Tix or VIP July 4, 2013 Loket Amphitheatre Loket, CZ Tix or VIP July 6, 2013 Stodola Warsaw, PL Tix or VIP July 9, 2013 A2 St. Petersburg, RU Tix or VIP July 10, 2013 Moscow Arena Moscow, RU Tix or VIP July 12, 2013 KSK Express Rostov-on-Don, RU Tix or VIP July 13, 2013 Arena Hall Krasnodar, RU Tix or VIP Joe will be joined for all U.K. dates by Matt Schofield and Oli Brown for Italy, Germany, Vienna, & Warsaw. For the latest schedule, visit  


The official Joe Satriani Store has been open for a few weeks now and includes limited edition classic items as well as brand new custom Joe-drawn artwork (like the two shirts below) as well as autographed songbooks, posters, and CDs. Come on over to the shop and browse around!  



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