Eerste single ‘Nineteen Eighty’ is nu uit

Het nieuwe album van Joe Satriani, ‘Shapeshifting’, wordt op 10 april 2020 uitgebracht door Sony Music/Legacy Recordings. De eerste single, ‘Nineteen Eighty’, is vanaf vandaag beschikbaar op alle streaming platforms.

‘Shapeshifting’ is geproduceerd door Satriani en Jim Scott (Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) en gemasterd door John Cuniberti. Drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Fogerty), bassist Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction) en toetsenist Eric Caudieux vormen de harde kern muzikanten op dit nieuwe album met bijdragen van Lisa Coleman (The Revolution) en Christopher Guest.

Het geluid van de nieuwe single ‘Nineteen Eighty’ brengt Satriani spiritueel terug naar de tijd waarin hij werkte met zijn eerste band, The Squares. Satriani herinnert zich uit de begintijd: “They dialed back the guitar solos and histrionics to try to create a cooler new wave vibe.” Nu decennia verwijderd van deze doelen, was hij vrij om verder te gaan en te proberen te heroveren wat hem bezighield in 1980. Om trouw te blijven aan het geluid van die tijd gebruikte hij een vintage MXR EVH phaser: “I’ve always been a huge fan of Eddie Van Halen. 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.”

Joe Satriani start de ‘The Shapeshifting Tour’ door Europa op 15 april tot midden juni. De Amerikaanse tour zal binnenkort worden aangekondigd. De 2020 liveband zal bestaan uit drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Fogerty), bassist Bryan Beller (Aristrocrats) en toetsenist Rai Thistlethwayte (Thirsty Merc).
Europese tourlijst:

Nederlandse concertdata Joe Satriani:
21 april – Melkweg, Amsterdam
24 april – Muziekcentrum Enschede


Label: Sony Music/Legacy Recordings
Release datum: 10 April 2020

Big Distortion
All For Love
Ali Farka, Dick Dale, an Alien and Me
Perfect Dust
Nineteen Eighty
All My Friends Are Here
Spirits, Ghosts and Outlaws
Falling Stars
Here The Blue River
Yesterday’s Yesterday


First Single – Nineteen Eighty – Out Now!

JOE SATRIANI’s new studio album, Shapeshifting, is set for release on April 10, 2020 via Sony Music/Legacy Recordings. The first single, “Nineteen Eighty”, is available today on all streaming platforms and at rock radio stations nationwide.

Pre-order packages are also available beginning today. In addition to the CD and standard black vinyl, the D2C store will offer an exclusive translucent blue colored, signed vinyl. Additional offerings will include stemless wine glasses, coffee mugs, koozies, crew socks, guitar picks and a t-shirt – all featuring Joe’s original artwork. Also available, an autographed CD via pre-order with Newbury Comics online retails store. Anyone who pre-orders via the D2C will receive early access to the upcoming US tour, to be announced shortly.

Shapeshifting Pre-order Link

Shapeshifting was co-produced by Satriani and Jim Scott (Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) with longtime associate John Cuniberti on board handling the mastering duties. Satriani enlisted a wide range of collaborators, both old and new, to help him bring the songs to life. Legendary drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Fogerty), bassist Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction) and keyboardist Eric Caudieux were the core musicians on the new album with additional contributions coming from Lisa Coleman (The Revolution) and Christopher Guest.

The retro feeling sounds of first single, “Nineteen Eighty” finds Satriani spiritually revisiting the time period when he was working with his first band, the Squares. The future guitar hero the world came to know less than a decade later, would have to wait. He recalls that in those early days, they “dialed back the guitar solos and histrionics to try to create a cooler new wave vibe.” Decades removed from those goals, he was free to go forward and attempt to recapture what was on his mind in 1980.

Staying true to the sounds of the time, he even used a vintage MXR EVH phaser. “I’ve always been a huge fan of Eddie Van Halen,” Satriani says. “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.”

As previously announced, SATRIANI will embark on “The Shapeshifting Tour” beginning April 15, 2020 with a 42-date European leg that currently winds up in mid-June. Additional dates, including the U.S., to be announced soon. The 2020 touring band features celebrated drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Fogerty), bassist Bryan Beller (Aristocrats) and keyboardist Rai Thistlethwayte (Thirsty Merc) joining SATRIANI on guitar.  Current Shapeshifting Tour Dates HERE

For two 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 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 #9.

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