Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani is the world’s most commercially successful solo guitar performer, with six gold and platinum discs to his credit (including one more gold award for the debut album by his band Chickenfoot), and sales in excess of 10 million copies. His last studio album, Shockwave Supernova, was hailed as yet another creative breakthrough – this for a guitarist who has routinely topped guitar magazine polls since the release of his first full-length album, Not Of This Earth, in 1986.  His 16th studio album, What Happens Next, will be released on January 12th with a full U.S. tour slated to begin the week of release.

Since September 18, 1970 (the day his idol Jimi Hendrix passed away), Satriani has dedicated himself to the artistry of instrument. While still a teenager in his hometown of Westbury, New York, he taught guitar to another budding six-string hopeful, Steve Vai. A few years later, Satriani moved to San Francisco and played guitar in a popular new wave band, The Squares, and briefly joined The Greg Kihn Band before the release of Not Of This Earth.

Satriani’s reputation was already growing in guitar circles – along with Vai, some of his other students were Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and Testament’s Alex Skolnick – but in 1987, he broke through to the masses with his second studio full-length, Surfing With The Alien, a massive seller (it hit No. 29 on the Billboard 200) that included the radio hits “Satch Boogie” and the title track. The success of that album caught the attention of Mick Jagger, who asked Satriani to be his lead guitarist on his first-ever solo tour, in 1988.

As a live performer, Satriani has toured the world with each new release (his last concert tour for 2013’s Unstoppable Momentum saw the guitarist touch down in 32 countries). In 1993, he joined Deep Purple as a temporary replacement for Ritchie Blackmore during a Japanese tour. In 1996, Satriani founded the multi-guitarist traveling experience called G3, which has seen him share stages with Vai, Eric Johnson, Yngwie Malmsteen, Robert Fripp, among others. And starting in 2009, Satriani traversed the globe again as a member of Chickenfoot. The all-star band (which also includes singer Sammy Hagar, former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith) has issued two albums, their debut and 2011’s follow-up, Chickenfoot III.

Satriani’s solo discography includes a host of classics, including 1989’s Flying In A Blue Dream, The Extremist from 1992, Is There Love In Space? (2004) and 2010’s Black Swans And Wormhole Wizards. His 15 Grammy nominations have been for songs such as “Always With Me, Always With You,” “The Crush Of Love,” and “Summer Song,” as well as full albums like Surfing With The Alien, The Extremist and Super Colossal.

Satriani has appeared in motion pictures such as Christopher Guest’s 2006 release, For Your Consideration, and the 2011 Brad Pitt starrer, Moneyball. Through the years, he has designed and endorsed guitars, amplifiers and effects pedals for Ibanez, Marshall and Vox. His JS Series of guitars through Ibanez has been one of the company’s most popular and consistent sellers.

Recent News

18
Sep
2017

Satch is Back!

Joe Satriani is back in the game! The legendary guitarist has announced his 16th solo album, What Happens Next, and the 2018 iteration of his G3 Tour featuring Dream Theatre’s John Petrucci and Def Leppard’s Phil Collen.   Check out the Guitar World article for the full press release!

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31
Jul
2017

Another Experience in the books!

It was an amazing week at The G4 Experience with Joe Satriani, Tommy Emmanuel, Stu Hamm, and Def Leppard’s Phil Collen! There were instructions, sit-downs and oh so many jams!  Check our Joe Satriani’s Official Facebook page for pictures and videos galore!

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16
Jul
2017

Happiest of Birthdays!

Wishing the happiest of Birthdays to our brother in rock, The Professor, Mr. Joe Satriani!

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08
Mar
2017

BEST + LIVE is almost here!

The new Chickenfoot​ album BEST+LIVE goes on sale this FRIDAY for a killer deal of $9.99!  You can pick yours up at your local Best Buy​, or pre-order online!

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04
Mar
2017

Rock n Roll Road Trip on AXS TV

Joe will be joining Sammy Hagar (The Red Rocker) for the Season Premiere of Rock and Roll Road Trip this Sunday, March 5th! Tune in and set your DVR at 9/8c on AXS TV. The episode covers Acoustic-4-A-Cure and an acoustic version of the Chickenfoot track “Sexy Little Thing”. Check […]

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05
Dec
2016

Supernova Re-Mix EP Giveaway!

It’s the season of giving and Satch is definitely feeling the spirit! Joe is giving away a special five song re-mix EP to his fans to celebrate and thank everyone for making “Shockwave Supernova” a worldwide success.  For more info on how to snag your EP visit Joe’s website.  And […]

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16
Aug
2016

Sammy Hagar & Friends

Looking for an unforgettable acoustic experience?  Join Sammy Hagar & Friends in benefit of Kiddo! Mill Valley Schools Community Foundation.  The line-up include Sammy, Joe Satriani, Bob Weir, Vic Johnson & more.  Tickets go on sale TODAY August 16th.

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12
Aug
2016

Another Amazing Camp Experience!

The G4 Experience has to come a close this year at the beautiful Glen Cove Mansion in NY.  The sold out week of playing, listening, and hanging with Joe Satriani and his crew of  guitar gods could not have gone any better!  We thank all those who came and had a […]

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23
Jul
2016

Hola South America!

Fans from the southern hemisphere rejoice!  Joe Satriani has announced more Shockwave Tour South American dates this winter.  Newly added include Uruguay and Argentina!  For a full list check out http://www.satriani.com/road

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15
Jul
2016

Happy Birthday Joe!

Happiest of birthdays to a legend in the guitar world, our longtime friend, Joe Satriani!  And what a way to spend his birthday; playing a show at the Guitare en Scene Festival in St. Julien de Genevois, France with special guest Steve Vai!

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19
Jun
2016

Time to Shock Europe!

Joe Satriani’s Surfing to Shockwave Tour entered into Europe yesterday!  The European leg of the tour started at the Hellfest Open Air Festival in France and will continue through out the summer to the Nethlerlands, Denmark, Czech, Italy, Spain and more!  Check out www.satriani.com/road for more details!

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18
May
2016

Acoustic 4 A Cure

Joe Satriani was in eclectic and talented company on Monday the 16th for the annual Acoustic 4 A Cure benefit at the Fillmore in San Francisco.  Satch joined Sammy Hagar, John Mayer, Melissa Etheridge, Tommy Lee, James Hetfield, Vic Johnson, and others not pictured such as Pat Monahan and Kris Kristofferson. […]

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09
May
2016

Two Days of Chickenfoot!

Joe Satriani joined up with his old pals Chad Smith, Sammy Hagar, and Michael Anthony for two incredible nights of Chickenfoot in Tahoe on May 7th and 8th. The Foot Soldiers had a blast and so did the band!   Photo credit: Jon Luini.

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26
Apr
2016

Shocking Europe this Summer

Joe Satriani has just added more dates to his European leg of The Shockwave Tour!  The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Italy, Czech, Spain, France and more are all represented this summer!  Check out Joe’s Road page for details and information on ticket purchasing!  VIP tickets (which includes, autograph, photo with […]

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15
Apr
2016

Surfing into Chicago

Check out who’s on the playbill tonight!  Joe Satriani and the “From Surfing to Shockwave” tour is cruising into Chicago tonight, at the infamous Chicago Theatre!

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19
Mar
2016

Satriani Captivates Audiences

“For more than 2 hours, he captivated the audience with his guitar genius and held everyone in awe”, writes the prog report after Joe Satriani’s Ft. Lauderdale show. So the question is, do you have your “Surfing to Shockwave” tickets yet? *Photo credit Larry Marano Photography

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01
Mar
2016

Surfing Across North America

Joe Satriani’s Surfing to Shockwave North American tour, celebrating 30 years are guitars wizardry and promoting Joe’s latest album, opened on January 25th at the Parmount Theatre in Seattle, Washington. KISW Rock 99.9 was there to experience the night.  Check out the review and pics here. And for a complete […]

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16
Feb
2016

One Week Until We’re Surfing to Shockwave!

In a little over 1 week the “Surfing to Shockwave” 2016 North American tour will kick off in Seattle on February 25th!  With 48 tour dates from late February through April, this show is not to be missed.  Joe, Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller and Marco Minnemann will be celebrating “30 […]

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12
Jan
2016

Exclusive “Surfing to Shockwave” Tour Contest!

Joe Satriani is gearing up to launch his career retrospective “Surfing to Shockwave” Tour on February 25th in Seattle, WA. The 48-date tour  Satriani will spotlight music from his first solo album, “Not of this Earth” through his latest release and 15th solo album, “Shockwave Supernova”. During the upcoming U.S. […]

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30
Dec
2015

Joe voted #1 by Guitar World readers!

After being named in the top 50 Albums of the year by Guitar World magazine last week, the fans have spoken!  This week’s Reader Poll voted Joe Satriani #1 Shred Guitarist and Shockwave Supernova #1 Shred Album!  All hail the reigning Guitar King!

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29
Dec
2015

Making the List!

“Despite one or two nasty rumors to the contrary, the guitar is alive and well in late 2015” (Guitar World, 2015). That being true, it’s probably no surprise that Joe Satriani’s new album Shockwave Supernova is featured on Guitar World‘s Top 50 Albums of 2015 list, along with Warren Haynes, […]

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14
Nov
2015

Maestro Joe!

At the 11th Annual Classic Rock Roll of Honour Award ceremony in London on November 12th – Joe presented Brian May of Queen with the “Living Legends” award and took home the “The Maestro” award!   Congrats to Joe and everyone else!  To check out more photos from the night, visit […]

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12
Nov
2015

Europe Tour 2015!

It’s been a busy week! ETA has three acts touring Europe simultaneously; Joe Satriani, Matt Schofield and the Tedeschi Trucks Band!  But no rest for the weary, because the touring never ends…  Check out the band pages for the details of their schedules!

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28
Oct
2015

Summer 2016 is Coming!

European rock and guitar festival fans get ready to mark your summer 2016 calendars! Official announcements for Joe Satriani’s tour will be coming soon, stay tuned!

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24
Sep
2015

Get interactive with Satch!

Joe Satriani is featured on this month’s online magazine Guitar Interactive (UK) cover!  Inside is an interview with Joe, as well as his album and tour coverage. AND by signing up for the free site fans can actually view the filmed interview with Joe!

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14
Sep
2015

The Return of Chickenfoot

Every so often, people ask us, is Joe going to play with Chickenfoot again?  I’m sure he gets that question 20 times more than we do… well the cat is now out of the bag. Or in this case, the chicken.  Joe Satriani, Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, and Chad Smith […]

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10
Aug
2015

Can’t Get Enough of Joe!

Joe Satriani is featured on the July cover of Audience Magazine (UK), celebrating his biggest tour yet – Shockwave Supernova! As a music industry magazine, unfortunately it’s not available to consumers… But if you’re a fan, there’s still good news! For an in-depth article on “the Professor”, you can pick up September’s Guitar & […]

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15
Jul
2015

Happy Birthday Satch!

Wishing the happiest of Birthdays to our long time friend Joe Satriani!  Here’s a pic shared on his Facebook page today.

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07
Jul
2015

Hear it on Yahoo! Music first!

On July 24th Joe Satriani’s 15th Solo Album – Shockwave Supernova – which also happens to be Joe’s alter ego, will be released!  However, we have a sneak preview of the title track available now on Yahoo! Music!  

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24
Mar
2015

3rd Annual Cliff Cultreri Benefit

Just announced! Joe Satriani and Steve Vai will be co-hosting a 3rd benefit concert for music industry veteran and friend Cliff Cultreri, who “discovered” both legendary guitarists! The show will be held on June 12th at 8pm at the Wiltern Theatre in LA with special guests Animals as Leaders. Tickets […]

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19
Feb
2015

Satch is Shocking France this Fall!

We are happy to announce that Joe Satriani’s camp has released additional Shockwave World Tour dates for fall 2015, with more Europe dates being added as we speak!  Satch and crew will be headed to France in September and the UK in November. Check out the presale tix and vip packages […]

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12
Jan
2015

Listen up 2015

Satch is starting off 2015 with studio sessions.  That’s right, the rumors are true, Satch will be recording a new album this year and we can”t wait to see what sound he brings to our ears this time!

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30
Sep
2014

Satch takes Latin America

Joe Satriani is just finishing up his Latin American leg of this year’s world tour with two shows in Brazil this week. Before that Mexico, Colombia, Chile, and Argentina all experienced the Professor at work. Next up, is a run of dates in New Zealand & Australia and a final […]

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19
Sep
2014

Quito has been cancelled

Joe Satriani and CKConcerts announce the show in Quito, Ecuador must be cancelled due to logistical complications. CKConcerts and Joe Satriani regret the cancellation and apologize to the fans that were looking forward to seeing the show, but after many weeks of trying to resolve technical issues both parties agree […]

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16
Jul
2014

Happy Birthday Joe!

Not sure who had more fun, Joe or the fans, at his birthday gig in Madrid, Spain last night! Photo courtesy of Joe Satriani’s Twitter page – @chickenfootjoe.

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23
Jun
2014

Q&A with the man himself

Check out the Q&A with Joe Satriani live on Rolling Stone’s website.

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10
Jun
2014

Busy, Busy, Busy

Its been a busy few days for ‘Satch’ as his 2014 leg of the Unstoppable Momentum Tour has started up again. He played an amazing Homecoming Appearance show in Westbury, Long Island on Sunday, followed by The PBS filming of his Les Paul tribute in NYC last night. It was a […]

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08
May
2014

Famous Friends Friday

Joe sat down for a Nights with Alice Cooper interview last week – check it out! With one month until the kick out of his second round of the Unstoppable Momentum tour, we’re getting excited for his homecoming performance in Westbury, shows in Europe, and the G4 Experience, just to name a […]

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26
Mar
2014

Back in a Time Machine

Check out Guitar World online for an exclusivepremiere of Joe’s remix of “Time Machine” — a previously unreleased version from the 1993 album — included in the Box Set coming out in May!

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25
Mar
2014

Mags and Swag

Joe is once again gracing the cover of Guitar World Magazine, along with Zakk Wylde, for the “Ultimate Guitar Superhero Showdown” issue. So scoop up an issue and prepare yourself for what comes next — set to ship out on May 1st — are Satch’s “Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical […]

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14
Mar
2014

The Homecoming Appearance

It’s the moment Long Islanders have all been waiting for… Satch is coming home! That’s right, Joe Satriani is playing The Space at Westbury – his hometown – on June 7th and tickets go on sale today at noon (EST)!! Ready your dialing or typing digits because these tickets won’t last long!

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04
Mar
2014

G4 Experience

Have we told you about the amazing G4 Experiencein August?! This will be a unique guitar retreat in Cambria, California for guitarists of all ages and levels to learn from, ask questions of, and hang out with Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Andy Timmons and Mike Keneally! Check out www.g4experience.com for more information.

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25
Feb
2014

Europe 2014

Satch’s Unstoppable Momentum 2014 tour is hustling along! We’ve already have multiple shows planned in France and Denmark and are coordinating many more all over Europe. Keep an ear and eye out for more scheduled dates.

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27
Dec
2013

2013 in review

Joe Satriani had one of the his most successful years on the road with, perhaps, his most lengthy and grueling touring schedule ever! Satch performed over 90 shows throughout Europe and North America, 6 per week, in most cases, and turning in his longest runs to date in both the […]

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27
Oct
2013

2013 World Tour Winds Down

From Istanbul to Oakland, the recent World Tour that has covered over 90 cities/venues in countless countries over the last 6 months, ended last night (Saturday, October 26th) in Oakland, CA at The Fox Theatre. One door closes and another one opens; ‘Satch is currently contemplating a short run of […]

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10
Oct
2013

Canadian adventure

Satch is currently making his way across Canada with new special guests Sit Down, Servant!! joining the tour for the Canadian leg. For news from the road, check out www.satriani.com/road. The last few North American Unstoppable Momentum shows are scheduled from east to west Canada, Washington state, Oregon and finally ending in Joe’s […]

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27
Sep
2013

Satch blew away the Beacon!

Last night Satch cruised into New York City to play a rockin’ show at The Beacon Theatre. Playing old favorites from past albums such and new pieces fromUnstoppable Momentum , including Shine on American Dreamer, Satch did not disappoint! The crowd hooted, hollered, whistled, and jammed along to the singing, soaring guitar […]

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