Joe Satriani: Vintage Guitar Readers Honor as “Artist of The Year”


(Los Angeles, CA – February 22, 2016) The accolades for JOE SATRIANI continue to pour in as Vintage Guitar Magazine, which is celebrating 30 years of publication, has announced the winners of this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards, including JOE SATRIANI as Artist of the Year. Winners are featured in the magazine’s April issue, available now.

In late November, Joe attended the 11th Annual Classic Rock Roll of Honour Award ceremony in London where he took home the award for“The Maestro” and was honored to present Brian May of Queen with the “Living Legends” award as well. Then, in January, Guitar Worldmagazine announced their annual “Readers Poll” for which fans chose SATRIANI as ‘Best Shredder‘ as well as presenting his 15th studio album, Shockwave Supernova with the “Best Shred Album of the Year”.

Released this past August, Shockwave Supernova scored SATRIANI his highest chart debut at #19 on Billboard’s Top 200 Current Albums Chart. In addition, the album also debuted at # 3 on the Billboard Rock Chart and ranks as the highest charting all-instrumental rock album on Billboard’s Top 200 in the SoundScan era.

For two decades, the guitar virtuoso has traveled the world, playing to sold-out crowds as both a headliner and as founder of the all-star “G3” guitar extravaganza. SATRIANI’s studio and live recordings have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide to date and of his many solo albums, two have gone platinum and four others went gold, with 15 Grammy nominations between them. His side project,Chickenfoot, featuring former Van Halen front man Sammy Hagar and former bassist Michael Anthony, with Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith, achieved certified gold status with their debut album and their second studio album debuted at #9.

SATRIANI’s touring band remains Marco Minnemann on drums, Bryan Beller on bass and Mike Keneally on keys & guitar. The North American “Surfing to Shockwave” Tour begins this week, on February 25th in Seattle, WA and continues through April 24th where it will wrap up in Vancouver, BC.

Tickets and exclusive Joe Satriani meet & greet and VIP packages are available now, for details please visit:

“Surfing to Shockwave” Tour Itinerary:

February 25 Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA
February 26 Historic Elsinore Theatre Salem, OR
February 27 Grand Sierra Theatre Reno, NV
February 28 Fox Theater Oakland, CA
March 1 Balboa Theatre San Diego, CA
March 2 Fox Tucson Theatre Tuscon, AZ
March 3 Fox Performing Arts Center Riverside, CA
March 4 Pearl Concert Theater @ Palms Casino Las Vegas, NV
March 5 Talking Stick Resort Ballroom Scottsdale, AZ
March 7 Historic Paramount Theatre Denver, CO
March 8 Abraham Chavez Theatre El Paso, TX
March 9 The Majestic Theatre Dallas, TX
March 10 House of Blues Houston, TX
March 11 Laurie Auditorium San Antonio, TX
March 12 Orpheum Theater New Orleans, LA
March 14 Iron City Birmingham, AL
March 15 Saenger Theatre Pensacola, FL
March 16 Parker Playhouse Ft. Lauderdale, FL
March 17 Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, FL
March 18 Hard Rock Live Orlando, FL
March 19 Florida Theatre Jacksonville, FL
March 21 Carolina Theatre Durham, NC
March 22 Knight Theater Charlotte, NC
March 23 Symphony Hall Atlanta, GA **
March 24 The National Richmond, VA
March 25 Sandler Center Virginia Beach, VA
March 26 Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA
March 29 College Street Music Hall New Haven, CT
March 30 Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
March 31 The Vets Providence, RI
April 1 Tilles Center Brookville, LI
April 2 Lincoln Theatre Washington, DC
April 4 Count Basie Theatre Red Bank, NJ
April 6 Keswick Theatre Glenside, PA
April 7 Hampton Beach Casino Hampton Beach, NH
April 8 Danforth Music Hall Toronto, Ontario
April 9 UAB Center for the Arts Buffalo, NY
April 10 Hard Rock Cleveland
April 12 Carnegie Music Hall Pittsburgh, PA
April 13 Fillmore Detroit Detroit, MI
April 14 Pabst Theatre Milwaukee, WI
April 15 Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL
April 16 The Fitzgerald Theatre St. Paul, MN
April 17 Fargo Theatre Fargo, ND
April 19 Conexus Arts Centre Regina, SK
April 21 Grey Eagle Event Centre Calgary, AB
April 22 River Creek Casino Enoch, AB
April 24 Hard Rock Casino Vancouver Vancouver, BC

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