See these two guitar icons together as Joe Satriani
teams up with Mountain and Leslie West for an
unforgettable North American tour this fall!
Get ready to be rocked to the core as virtuoso guitarist, Joe
Satriani, returns to the states to wrap up his current world tour.
It’s all things “Satch” in 30-plus cities this fall, including Chicago,
New York, Boston, Toronto, Cleveland, Washington D.C., Dallas, Los
Angeles and more. But watching Satriani work the fretboard isn’t
the only thing to get psyched about – the tour will also feature
very special guest, Mountain, with guitarist Leslie West.
Satriani’s most recent tour comes in support of his latest album,
Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock, one of his
most electrifying albums to date. Fans old and new have already
witnessed his one-of-a-kind performances abroad, with sold out
dates in London, Paris, Moscow, Milan, Amsterdam and Sydney.
After his 2005 world tour rocked through 25 countries, playing 100-
plus shows, with three sold out shows in India alone, the passionate
response to this tour comes as no surprise.
While Satriani promises to put on a monsterous show, the addition of
Mountain and guitar legend, Leslie West, will ratchet up the intensity
even more. Mountain is one of the heaviest bands of all time, known
for creating legendary tracks like “Mississippi Queen,” a classic rock
staple to this day. This foursome has rocked crowds with their loud
and aggressive playing since 1969; expect nothing less than cranked
Marshalls and searing riffs.
In the past two decades, Satriani has consistently sold out stadiums
worldwide, and this tour will be no different. If you’re a last minute
type of person, you’ll want to heed our advice and get your tickets
now. More info on ticket pricing and tour dates can be found at
satriani.com. You can also move to the head of the line with Club
Joe Meet & Greet ticket packages, which provide premium, reserved
seats and exclusive meet-and-greet opportunities before the show
– lucky package buyers may even get the chance to watch the encore
from the side of the stage! Information on all packages is available
online at satriani.com; you can also get your tickets through your
local box office or
During football practice at age 14, Joe Satriani learned of the death
of Jimi Hendrix. At that moment, he told his coach he was quitting
to become a guitarist and walked off the field. Almost 40 years later,
Satriani could make music out of a doorknob if he had to, with over
a dozen critically acclaimed studio albums that have sold over ten
million copies worldwide. But Satriani is definitely not your average
shredder; most of his guitar tricks sound like they come from another
planet. His unique tones have made his albums runaway successes
from the beginning, cracking Billboard’s Top 20 and reaching multi-platinum status.
In 1974, Satriani began studying with jazz guitarist Billy Bauer and jazz
pianist Lennie Tristano. Satriani was greatly influenced by Tristano’s
playing and began teaching guitar shortly after. One of his most notable students at the time was Long Island native, Steve Vai.
In 1978, Satriani moved to Berkley, California to pursue a music
career. In California, he continued teaching – several of his students
are now very accomplished guitarists, including Kirk Hammett
(Metallica), David Bryson (Counting Crows) and Kevin Cadogan (Third
Throughout the late eighties and early nineties, Satriani focused on
releasing superior albums. His second album, Surfing with the Alien, produced popular radio hits and was notable as one of the first all-instru-mental albums to break into the Top 40 charts. In 1992, Satriani released
The Extremist, considered one of his most critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums to date; in 1993, he joined the band Deep
Purple for their Japanese tour as a short-term replacement for departed
guitar legend, Ritchie Blackmore. After the successful tour, Deep Purple
asked Satriani to join them permanently, but he declined the offer to
focus on his multi-album solo deal with Sony.
Joe Satriani has never been one to sit still; in 1996, his search for
something new led to the formation of G3, a concert tour of guitar