Joe Satriani Reveals New LP’s Release Date, Specs

Courtesy: Sony Music/Legacy Recordings

Joe Satriani released the details on his new album this week.

Shapeshifting is scheduled for release April 10 through Sony Music/Legacy recordings.  Satriani debuted the album’s lead single ‘Nineteen Eighty‘ Thursday.  According to multiple media outlets, the song is a tribute to fellow guitar legend Eddie Van Halen.

Satriani talked about his respect for EVH in a recent interview.

“I’ve always been a huge fan of Eddie Van Halen,” he said.  “In my mind, he just crystallized that era.  the late 70s and early 80s, he kind of saved rock guitar.  So that’s what I would have been doing.”

Pre-orders for the 13-song record are open now.  Kenny Aronoff, who filled in for Chad Smith on Chickenfoot’s most recent tour, joins Satriani on this record as one of a handful of special guest musicians.  Also featured on Shapeshifting are the likes of bassist Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Lisa Coleman (The Revolution) and Christopher Guest.

The album was co-produced by Satriani and Jim Scott (Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers). John Cuniberti mastered the album.  the album’s track listing is noted below.

 

JOE SATRIANI – “SHAPESHIFTING”

  1. Shapeshifting
  2. Big Distortion
  3. All For Love
  4. Ali Farka, Dick Dale, an Alien and Me
  5. Teardrops
  6. Perfect Dust
  7. Nineteen Eighty
  8. All My Friends Are Here
  9. Spirits, Ghosts and Outlaws
  10. Falling Stars
  11. Waiting
  12. Here The Blue River
  13. Yesterday’s Yesterday

 

Satriani will hit the road in support of Shapeshifting beginning April 15 in Mainz, Germany.  The 42-date European tour is scheduled to run through June 11 in Barcelona, Spain.  It will feature performances in cities, such as Paris, France; Vienna, Austria and Glasgow, UK.

The tour’s schedule is noted below.

 

JOE SATRIANI – “THE SHAPESHIFTING TOUR 2020”

DATE                                       CITY, COUNTRY                                  VENUE
4/15/20                       Mainz, Germany                     Halle 45
4/16/20                       Zurich, Switzerland                 Volkshaus Zurich
4/18/20                       Karlsruhe, Germany                Tollhaus
4/19/20                       Berlin, Germany                      Huxleys
4/20/20                       Oberhausen, Germany           Turbinenhalle
4/21/20                       Amsterdam, Netherlands        Melkweg the Max
4/23/20                       Borgerhout, Antwerp               De Roma
4/24/20                       Enschede, Netherlands          Muziekcentrum Enschede
4/25/20                       Winterbach, Germany            Salierhalle
4/27/20                       Aarhus, Denmark                    Train
4/28/20                       Odense, Denmark                   Posten
4/29/20                       Copenhagen, Denmark           Amager Bio
4/30/20                       Stockholm, Sweden                Fryshuset Arenan
5/2/20                         Oslo, Norway                          Rockefeller Music Hall
5/5/20                         Warsaw, Poland                      Stodola Club
5/6/20                         Prague, Czech                         Prague Congress Centre
5/7/20                         Vienna, Austria                       Vienner Stadthalle F
5/8/20                         Budapest, Hungary                 Barba Negra Track
5/10/20                       Bologna, Italy                          Teatro Europauditorium
5/12/20                       Firenze, Italy                           Teatro Verdi
5/14/20                       Napoli, Italy                             Teatro Augusteo
5/15/20                       Lecce, Italy                              Teatro Politeama Greco
5/16/20                       Roma, Italy                              Auditorium Conciliazione
5/18/20                       Milano, Italy                            Teatro Dal Verme
5/19/20                       Nurnberg, Germany                Löwensaal
5/20/20                       Heerlen, Netherlands              RABOzaal Heerlen
5/22/20                       Bexhill, UK                               Bexhill De La Warr
5/23/20                       Glasgow, UK                           O2 Academy Glasgow
5/24/20                       Gateshead, UK                       Gateshead Sage 1
5/25/20                       Manchester, UK                      Bridgewater Hall
5/26/20                       London, UK                             Palladium
5/28/20                       Birmingham, UK                     Birmingham Symphony Hall
5/30/20                       Gerardmer, France                 Gerardmer Motordays Festival
5/31/20                       Strasbourg, France                 La Laiterie
6/2/20                         Paris, France                           L’Olympia
6/4/20                         Nantes, France                        Cite des Congres
6/5/20                         Saint-Malo, France                  La Nouvelle Vague
6/6/20                         Clermont-Ferrand, France       La Cooperative de Mai
6/7/20                         Lyon, France                            Le Transbordeur
6/9/20                         Valencia, Spain                        Auditorio Casa de Cultura Burjassot
6/10/20                       Madrid, Spain                          Sala La Riviera
6/11/20                       Barcelona, Spain                     Sala Barts

More dates TBA shortly…

 

In other news, Joe Satriani’s landmark album Surfing With The Alien recently received the reissue treatment.  The reissue was part of Record Store Day in November, and featured a second disc that itself featured the iconic album without any of its guitar solos (I.E. edited takes of each song).

Also recently released to streaming is the collection Additional Creations and Bonus Tracks.  The 16-song compilation features alternate takes of four songs from his album Engines of Creation as well as 12 other rarities.

More information on Joe Satriani’s forthcoming album and tour is available online at:

 

Websitehttp://www.satriani.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/joesatriani

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/chickenfootjoe

 

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