CLEARWATER - Joe Satriani has been an unstoppable force on the music scene for more than 27 years. Now, the guitar great is off on a new U.S. tour, supporting his latest album Unstoppable Momentum. The tour, which launched Aug. 29 in San Diego, Calif., will make a stop at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 8 pm.
Joining Satriani on the road are veteran band mate Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, Steve Vai) on keyboards, a new rhythm section featuring bassist Bryan Beller (Dethklok, Dweezil Zappa) and drummer Marco Minnemann (Adrian Belew, Steve Wilson).
Satriani is ready to celebrate the recent release of Unstoppable Momentum, his 14th studio album. The Epic Records release hit radio stations this summer and highlights the first single A Door Into Summer, while the video for A Door Into Summer premiered exclusively on Rollingstone.com. Satriani was a guest on the nationally syndicated radio show Rockline hosted by Bob Coburn on May 8 in support of the release.
Fans are encouraged to order Unstoppable Momentum via Sony Music and Satriani’s own website store. When ordering through the Epic Records store at www.myplaydirect.com/joe-satriani, fans will be given the chance to bundle new signed copies of the album with exclusive T-shirts and guitar straps. At www.satriani.com, fans will receive an exclusive, never before seen art book featuring drawings, doodles and sketches that Satriani has done over the years.
“Some of my drawings have made their way onto guitars, straps and picks, LP and CD booklets, t-shirts, hats, keychains, etc. and even my live stage productions,” explains Satriani. “This book represents my first effort to finally compile my oddly drawn friends into one place, a wildly colorful portfolio of sorts. A collection of drawings meant to inspire and entertain.”
Reserved tickets priced at $81, $51 and $38 are available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office located at 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater, by calling 727-791-7400 and online at www.RuthEckerdHall.com 24/7.