Joe Satriani announces 2013 Unstoppable Momentum Tour

Joe Satriani 1Legendary guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani has announced his Unstoppable Momentum Tour 2013. The North American trek begins on August 29 in San Diego, CA. After stops all over the U.S. and Canada, Satch will make his way back to California were the run concludes in Oakland. The tour is in support of his 14th studio album, Unstoppable Momentumwhich hit #42 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on Billboard Hard Rock.

Joe Satriani is arguably the greatest technical guitarist of all time. He began his careerJoe Satriani 2 as a guitar instructor, and among his most notable pupils are Steve Vai (Whitesnake, Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth), Kirk Hammett (Metallica), David Bryson (Counting Crows) Kevin Cadogan (Third Eye Blind), Larry LaLonde (Primus, Possessed), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Rick Hunolt (ex-Exodus), Charlie Hunter, and David Turin. In 1986, he released his first solo album, and achieved success with his sophomore effort, 1987’s Surfing with The Alien. The album hit #29 on the Billboard Top 200, and eventually went platinum. Since then, every Satriani record has charted in the Billboard Top 200. In 1988, Satriani was hired by Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger to play guitar on his first solo tour.

In 1994, Satriani was called upon to tour with Deep Purple. Aside from his solo career, Satch’s most recent project is the rock supergroup Chickenfoot, along with vocalist Sammy Hagar, drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), and bassist Michael Anthony (ex-Van Halen). The band has released two studio albums, a self-titled debut and their second album, oddly titled Chickenfoot III. The group enjoyed much success, with both albums hitting #4 and #9 respectively on the Billboard Top 200. Throughout his career, Joe has been nominated for 15 Grammy Awards; second-most ever without a win, unfortunately, but still a tremendous feat. It’s good to see Satch back on the road again. This is expected to be one hell of a tour. – by Matt Bishop

Joe Satriani tour 2013
August 29 Balboa Theatre San Diego, CA *
August 30 Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas, NV *
August 31 Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, CA *
September 1 Talking Stick Resort Ballroom Scottsdale, AZ *
September 2 Kiva Auditorium Albuquerque, NM *
September 4 Historic Paramount Theatre Denver, CO *
September 5 Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center Midland, TX *
September 6 Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie Grand Prairie, TX *
September 7 House of Blues Houston, TX *
September 8 Austin City Limits – Moody Theatre Austin, TX *
September 10 House of Blues New Orleans, LA *
September 11 Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, FL *
September 12 Parker Playhouse Ft. Lauderdale, FL *
September 13 Hard Rock Live Orlando, FL *
September 14 Saenger Theatre Pensacola, FL *
September 15 Symphony Hall Atlanta, GA *
September 17 War Memorial Auditorium Nashville, TN *
September 18 Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL *
September 19 Lakewood Civic Auditorium Lakewood, OH *
September 20 Taft Theatre Cincinnati, OH *
September 21 Wings Stadium Kalamazoo, MI *
September 22 Macomb Music Theatre Mt. Clemens, MI
September 24 Carolina Theatre Durham, NC *
September 25 Warner Theatre Washington, DC *
September 26 Beacon Theatre New York, NY *
September 27 Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA*
September 28 Tower Theatre Upper Darby, PA *
September 29 Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead Munhall, PA *
October 1 Center for the Arts Buffalo, NY *
October 2 Palace Theatre Albany, NY *
October 3 State Theatre Portland, ME *
October 4 Casino New Brunswick New Brunswick, NB
October 5 Rebecca Cohn Auditorium Halifax, NS
October 7 Le Capitole De Quebec Quebec City, QC
October 8 National Arts Centre Southam Hall Ottawa, ON
October 9 St. Denis Theatre Montreal, QC
October 10 Centre in the Square Kitchener, ON
October 11 Massey Hall Toronto, ON
October 14 Burton Cummings Theatre Winnipeg, MB
October 15 TCU Place Saskatoon, SK
October 16 Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Edmonton, AB
October 17 Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Calgary, AB
October 19 Vogue Theatre Vancouver, BC
October 21 The Fox Theater Spokane, WA
October 22 Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA
October 23 Historic Elsinore Theatre Salem, OR
October 25 Vina Robles Amphitheatre Paso Robles, CA
October 26 Fox Theater Oakland, CA
* featuring Steve Morse Band as support thru Portland, ME

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