Joe Satriani confirms new album “Black Swans & Wormhole Wizards”
aaamusic | On 19, Aug 2010
Joe Satriani, one of rock music’s most renowned electric guitarists, has announced that his highly anticipated 14th studio album “Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards” is to be released in the UK on Monday October 4th by Epic records. The album release dovetails Satch’s autumn UK tour, which kicks off on October 17th at the Manchester Apollo.
Joe Satriani has been a worldwide guitar hero since his 1987 breakthrough album, “Surfing With The Alien”. Over 10-million albums sales, 15 Grammy nominations and numerous accolades later, Joe continues to push the envelope of modern rock guitar playing.
In 2009 Satriani teamed up with Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony of Van Halen plus Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) to form Chickenfoot. Their debut album became a global hit and received gold awards in the US, Canada and Europe, while Classic Rock Magazine voted them Best New Band of 2009.
Over the last two decades, Joe Satriani has traveled the world, playing to sold-out crowds as both a headliner and as founder of the all-star “G3” guitar extravaganza. As one of the world’s most renowned instrumental artists, Satriani recorded Live in Paris: I Just Wanna Rock! in 2008 at The Grand Rex Theater in Paris, France. The live two-disc CD and DVD was released in February 2010 through Epic Records and contained such memorable songs as, “Surfing With The Alien”, “Flying in a Blue Dream”, along with recent hits like “Super Colossal” and “I Just Wanna Rock.” Of his many solo albums, two have gone platinum and four others went gold, with 15 Grammy nominations between them.
The UK release of Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards dovetails Joe Satriani’s autumn 2010 UK tour, tickets for all UK shows are on sale now and available from the national credit card hotline 0844 888 9991 or can be booked online at www.ticketline.co.uk.
JOE SATRIANI – UK TOUR DATES
SUNDAY OCTOBER 17TH – MANCHESTER APOLLO
MONDAY OCTOBER 18TH – BRISTOL COLSTON HALL
TUESDAY 19TH OCTOBER – LONDON HMV HAMMERSMITH APOLLO
THURSDAY 21ST OCTOBER – NEWCASTLE CITY HALL
FRIDAY 22ND OCTOBER – GLASGOW CLYDE AUDITORIUM
SATURDAY 23RD OCTOBER – BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY HALL