JOE SATRIANI Releases "The Elephants of Mars"

Article Contributed by MAD Ink PR | Published on Sunday, April 17, 2022

JOE SATRIANI is unleashing his newest studio album, The Elephants of Mars, marking the legendary guitarist’s 19th studio album in his 35+year career in music. A dynamic and vivid new video for the title track, again directed by ZZ Satriani, debuts today at 12pm PT/3pm ET directed by ZZ Satriani. Satriani, ZZ and the band will join fans after the world premiere at 12:15 pm PT for a “Release Party Q&A.”

As was previously announced, Satriani will launch his worldwide “Earth Tour” with a U.S. leg launching on September 21, 2022 in Riverside, CA and continue on through November 19 with a final date in the States to take place in Dallas, TX. Satriani will then head over to Europe for rescheduled shows in early 2023.

Joe Satriani had an admirably productive workingman’s holiday, with pandemic forced time away from the road, that ultimately gave him and his touring band, all recording remotely in separate areas of the world during lockdown, the ability to deliver an album length journey that never dulls. The Elephants of Mars crackles with an exciting new energy, briskly traveling through stylistic roads that feel freshly updated, viewed through new eyes.

The guitarist challenged himself to create a “new standard” for instrumental guitar albums to be measured against, one which would work from “a new platform of his own design,” as he terms it. “I want to show people that an instrumental guitar album can contain far more creative and entertaining elements than I think people are using right now.”

In 2020 with all time constraints removed, The Elephants of Mars truly represents the album that Satriani himself hoped he could deliver with his band. “We did everything. We tried the craziest ideas. And we entertained every notion we had about turning something backwards, upside down, seeing what could happen.”

For over three 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 frontman 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 #9.

Satriani’s touring band is Kenny Aronoff (drums), Bryan Beller (bass) and Rai Thistlethwayte (keyboards).
 
Joe Satriani’s EARTH TOUR – U.S. Itinerary

9/21/22 Fox Performing Arts Center / Riverside, CA
9/22/22 Balboa Theatre / San Diego, CA
9/23/22 Orpheum Theatre / Los Angeles, CA
9/24/22 Talking Stick Resort / Scottsdale, AZ
9/25/22 Grand Theatre @ Grand Sierra Resort / Reno, NV
9/26/22 Bob Hope Theater / Stockton, CA
9/28/22 The Moore Theatre / Seattle, WA
9/29/22 Bing Crosby Theater / Spokane, WA
9/30/22 Elsinore Theatre / Salem, OR
10/2/22 Fox Theater / Oakland, CA
10/4/22 Paramount Theatre / Denver, CO
10/6/22 Stiefel Theatre / Salina, KS
10/7/22 Hoyt Sherman Theatre / Des Moines, IA  
10/8/22 The Pageant / St. Louis, MO
10/9/22 State Theatre / Minneapolis, MN
10/12/22 Chicago Theatre / Chicago, IL
10/13/22 Peoria Civic Center Theatre / Peoria, IL
10/14/22 Kalamazoo State Theatre / Kalamazoo, MI
10/15/22 Honeywell Center / Wabash, IN
10/16/22 Canton Palace Theatre / Canton, OH
10/17/22 Count Basie Center for the Arts / Red Bank, NJ
10/19/22 Carolina Theatre / Durham, NC
10/20/22 Palace Theatre / Greensburg, PA
10/21/22 MGM Northfield Park / Northfield, OH
10/22/22 Taft Theatre / Cincinnati, OH
10/23/22 Brown County Music Center / Nashville, IN
10/24/22 Ryman Auditorium / Nashville, TN
10/26/22 Warner Theatre / Washington, DC
10/27/22 Beacon Theatre / New York City, NY
10/29/22 Danforth Music Hall / Toronto, ON
11/2/22 & 11/3/22 Ridgefield Playhouse / Ridgefield, CT
11/4/22 Scottish Rite Auditorium / Collingswood, NJ
11/5/22 Orpheum Theatre / Boston, MA
11/7/22 Atlanta Symphony Hall / Atlanta, GA
11/9/22 Ponte Vedra Concert Hall / Ponte Vedra, FL
11/10/22 Hard Rock Live / Orlando, FL
11/11/22 The Parker Ft / Lauderdale, FL
11/12/22 Ruth Eckerd Hall / Clearwater, FL
11/14/22 Mars Music Hall / Huntsville, AL
11/16/22 Tobin Center for the Performing Arts / San Antonio, TX
11/17/22 Paramount Theatre / Austin, TX
11/18/22 House of Blues / Houston, TX
11/19/22 Majestic Theatre / Dallas, TX

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