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Joe Satriani confirms details of new album Shapeshifting

Joe Satriani
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Joe Satriani has confirmed that his new album Shapeshifting will be released this April.

Satch’s 18th studio album will be released on April 10 to coincide with his previously revealed Shapeshifting European tour, which will get under way in Mainz, Germany, on April 15.

The guitar virtuoso will be joined onstage by bassist Bryan Beller, drummer Kenny Aronoff and keyboardist Rai Thistlethwayte – and along with new material, they’ll also play tracks from albums including Surfing With The Alien and Flying In A Blue Dream.

Satriani has also released the first track from Shapeshifting. Nineteen Eighty is a song that harks back to the period of his first band, the Squares, and to the sounds of that time.

"I’ve always been a huge fan of Eddie Van Halen,” Satriani says. "In my mind, he just crystallised that era. The late ‘70s and early ‘80s, he kind of saved rock guitar. So that’s what I would have been doing."

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

Joe Satriani: The Shapeshifting Tour 2020
Apr 15: Mainz Halle 45, Germany
Apr 18: Karlsruhe Tollhaus, Germany
Apr 19: Berlin Huxleys, Germany
Apr 20: Oberhausen Turbinenhalle, Germany
Apr 21: Amsterdam Melkweg, Netherlands
Apr 24: Enschede Muziekcentrum Enschede, Netherlands
Apr 25: Winterbach Salierhalle, Germany
Apr 27: Aarhus Train, Denmark
Apr 28: Odense Posten, Denmark
Apr 29: Copenhagen Amager Bio, Denmark
Apr 30: Stockholm Fryshuset, Sweden
May 02: Oslo Rockefeller, Norway
May 06: Prague Congress Centre, Czech Republic
May 07: Vienna Wiener Stadhalle, Austria
May 08: Budapest Barba Negra Track, Hungary
May 12: Florence Teatro Verdi, Italy
May 14: Napoli Teatro Augusteo, Italy
May 15: Lecce Politeama Greco, Italy
May 16: Rome Auditorium Conciliazione, Italy
May 18: Milan Teatro Dal Verme, Italy
May 19: Nuremberg Löwensaal, Germany
May 20: Heerlen RABOzaal Heerlen, Netherlands
May 22: Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion, UK
May 23: Glasgow O2 Academy, UK
May 24: Gateshead Sage, UK
May 25: Manchester Bridgewater Hall, UK
May 26: London Palladium, UK
May 28: Birmingham Symphony Hall, UK
May 30: Gerardmer Motordays Festival, France
May 31: Strasbourg La Laiterie, France
Jun 02: Paris L'Olympia, France
Jun 04: Nantes Cite des Congres, France
Jun 05: Saint-Malo La Nouvelle, France
Jun 06: Clermont-Ferrand La Cooperative de Mai, France
Jun 07: Lyon Le Transbordeur, France

Joe Satriani - Shapeshifting

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