Guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani confirms Bexhill date

Guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani has rescheduled his Shapeshifting UK Tour to May 2022 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 6:05 am
Joe Satriani by Richard Bolwell
Joe Satriani by Richard Bolwell

The rescheduled 2022 UK dates include Bexhill, De La War Pavilion (May 1), The London Palladium (May 2), Manchester, Bridgewater Hall (May 3), Glasgow, O2 Academy (May 4), Birmingham, Symphony Hall (May 6), Gateshead, Sage Hall 1 (May 7).

Tickets for his April and May 2021 UK Shapeshifting tour dates remain valid for the rescheduled May 2022 dates. Tickets are available from www.satriani.com and www.alttickets.com.

Satriani’s latest studio album, Shapeshifting, originally released April 2020 via Sony Music/Legacy Recordings, features the radio tracks Nineteen Eighty and Big Distortion.

The concert will feature tracks from Shapeshifting, plus many of his classic fan favourites including Surfing With The Alien, Always With Me, Always With You and Flying In A Blue Dream.

The 2022 touring band will feature drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Fogerty), bassist Bryan Beller (Aristocrats) and keyboardist Rai Thistlethwayte (Thirsty Merc) and Joe Satriani on guitar.

Spokesman Peter Noble said: “For two decades, the guitar virtuoso has travelled 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 ten 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, former bassist Michael Anthony, and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith saw their debut album certified gold and their second studio album debuted at number nine.

“Since its debut in 1996, Satriani’s G3 tour has featured the world’s greatest guitarists (everyone from Steve Vai and Eric Johnson to Steve Lukather and Robert Fripp and John Petrucci and Uli Jon Roth) and has become a consistent concert hall sell-out attraction in the US, South America, Europe, Australia and Japan.

“Since the 2017 release of his What Happens Next album, Satriani, toured his G3 Guitar Extravaganza worldwide to critical acclaim, and then embarked on the Experience Hendrix US tour. Last year Satriani announced the re-release of his classic 1987 album, Surfing With The Alien, that featured new artwork and a bonus disc, Stripped – the Backing Tracks, featuring the songs with all guitar solos removed.”

Rescheduled "Shapeshifting" May 2022 UK Tour

Tickets via www.alttickets.com + www.satriani.com

Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion

Sunday 1 May 2022

London, Palladium

Monday 2 May 2022

Manchester, Bridgewater Hall

Tuesday 3 May 2022

Glasgow, O2 Academy

Wednesday 4 May 2022

Birmingham, Symphony Hall

Friday 6 May 2021

Gateshead, Sage Hall 1

Saturday 7 May 2022