Joe Satriani has announced details of his 15th album Shockwave Supernova.
The follow-up to 2013’s Unstoppable Momentum will be released on July 24 via Legacy.
The concept album was recorded last year at Skywalker Sound, California with Aristocrats members Marco Minnemann and Bryan Beller on drum and bass duties respectively, along with keyboardist and guitarist Mike Keneally.
Other guest musicians to feature on the 15-track album include drummer Vinnie Colaiuta and Jane’s Addiction bassist Chris Chaney.
Satriani says: “I couldn’t have asked for a better band to help bring these songs to life.”
He said: “I had a funny thought that I use this alter ego to kind of push me out there and be a showman, because that’s not really how I am – I’m usually more the shy, retiring type.
“The songs I’ve been writing over the past two years sort of address that transformation, what this guy Shockwave is thinking. It’s a crazy, funny concept.”
He’s lined up a nine-date UK November tour. Minnemann, Beller and Keneally will join the guitar icon on the live dates.
Shockwave Supernova tracklist
- Shockwave Supernova 2. Lost In A Memory 3. Crazy Joey 4. In My Pocket 5. On Peregrine Wings 6. Cataclysmic 7. San Francisco Blue 8. Keep On Movin’ 9. All of My Life 10. A Phase I’m Going Through 11. Scarborough Stomp 12. Butterfly and Zebra 13. If There Is No Heaven 14. Stars Race Across The Sky 15. Goodbye Supernova
UK tour dates
Nov 01: Manchester O2 Apollo
Nov 02: Birmingham Symphony Hall
Nov 03: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Nov 04: Sheffield City Hall
Nov 05: Cardiff St David’s Hall
Nov 07: Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Nov 08: Bristol Colston Hall
Nov 09: Portsmouth Guildhall
Nov 10: London Hammersmith Apollo