JOE SATRIANI - Unstoppable Momentum Album Details Revealed; Pre-Order Launched

March 19, 2013, 2 years ago

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Guitar legend JOE SATRIANI confirms the release of his 14th studio album, Unstoppable Momentum, on May 7th through Epic Records. The album was recorded at Skywalker Sound in the Bay Area and produced by Satriani and Mike Fraser (AC/DC). The album features an amazing array of talented players including Vinnie Colauita (STING, JEFF BECK) on drums, Chris Chaney (JANE'S ADDICTION) on bass and on keyboards, Mike Keneally (DETHKLOK).
Fans are encouraged to pre-order Unstoppable Momentum via Sony Music and Satriani’s own website store. When pre-ordering through the Epic Records store here, fans will be given the chance to bundle new signed copies of the album with exclusive t-shirts and guitar straps. At Satriani.com, fans will receive an exclusive, never before seen art book featuring years of drawings, doodles and sketches that Satriani has done over the years. “Some of my drawings have made their way on to 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.” After returning from the South American G3 Tour last October, Satriani got down to writing new music over the next two months. As he recalls, “A very prolific and cathartic two months followed resulting in a bundle of new music I was very excited to get recorded!” Eleven songs were selected to record, all “heading in different directions and touching on a variety of musical influences.” With that in mind, Satriani decided to assemble a new studio band. “The idea was to crank up the energy level of the sessions, and allow for more individual expression of the material from each player. The chemistry with Mike, Chris and Vinnie was fantastic and we blazed through all of the tracks with everyone laying down amazing performances.”
Unstoppable Momentum tracklisting: 'Unstoppable Momentum' 'Can’t Go Back' 'Lies And Truths' 'Three Sheets To The Wind' 'I’ll Put A Stone On Your Cairn' 'A Door Into Summer' 'Shine On American Dreamer' 'Jumpin’ In' 'Jumpin’ Out' 'The Weight Of The World' 'A Celebration' Confirmed Joe Satriani tour dates include: May 18 - KucukCiftlik Park - Istanbul, Turkey 20 - Sala Palatului - Bucharest, Romania 22 - Tvornica Kulture - Zagreb, Hungary 24 - Sava Centar - Belgrade, Serbia 25 - Cvetlicarna - Ljubljana, Slovenia 26 - Velvet Rock Club - Rimini, Italy 28 - Palapartenope - Napoli, Italy 29 - Atlantico Live - Roma, Italy 30 - Live Club - Milano, Italy 31 - Obihall - Firenze, Italy June 1 - Gran Teatro Geox - Padova, Italy 3 - Grand Rex - Paris, France 4 - Cirque Royal - Brussels, Belgium 5 - O13 - Tilburg, Netherlands 6 - De Ooosterpoort - Groningen, Netherlands 8 - 02 Apollo - Manchester, England 9 - Royal Concert Hall - Glasgow, Scotland 10 - City Hall - Newcastle, England 11 - Philharmonic Hall - Liverpool, England 12 - Colston Hall - Bristol, England 13 - Civic Hall - Wolverhampton, England 15 - City Hall - Sheffield, England 16 - Guildhall - Portsmouth, England 17 - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire - London, England 18 - indogO2 - London, England 20 - Capitol - Hannover, Germany 21 - Jovel Music Hall - Munster, Germany 22 - Fabrik - Hamburg, Germany 23 - Columbiahalle - Berlin, Germany 24 - Haus Auensee - Leipzig, Germany 26 - Serenadenhof - Nurnberg, Germany 27 - E Werk Koln - Cologne, Germany 28 - Phonix-Halle Mainz - Mainz, Germany 29 - Theaterhaus - Stuttgart, Germany 30 - Tonhalle - Munich, Germany July 2 - Big Box - Kempton, Germany 3 - Gasometer - Vienna, Austria 4 - Loket Amphitheatre - Loket, Czech Republic 6 - Stodola - Warsaw, Poland 9 - A2 - St. Petersburg, Russia 10 - Moscow Arena - Moscow, Russia 12 - KSK Express - Rostov-on-Don, Russia 13 - Arena Hall - Krasnodar, Russia
Satriani will be the featured guest on US nationally syndicated radio show Rockline with host Bob Coburn, on May 8th at 8:30 PM, PT/11:30 PM, ET. Fans are encouraged to speak with Satch toll free at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For more information on finding a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the internet broadcast go to Rocklineradio.com. The show will be streamed on the Rockline website for two weeks beginning the afternoon after the live broadcast. Joe will embark on an Australian Masterclass Tour in April. Organizers remark: "Learn the tips and tricks that have made Joe Satriani a bona fide guitar hero. Tickets selling FAST!" Dates include: April 8 - Brisbane, Australia - Thump Music 10 - Sydney, Australia - Thump Music 13 - Melbourne, Australia - Thump Music 15 - Adelaide, Australia - Thump Music 17 - Perth, Australia - Thump Music For more details visit Thumpmusic.com.au.

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