Joe Satriani has rescheduled dates on his Shapeshifting Tour until spring next year due to the current coronavirus pandemic, although the new album ‘Shapeshifting’ is still on track for its 10th April release.
Joe tells us: “The current COVID-19 virus has now reached pandemic proportions and is making daily life for all of us very challenging. As always, my concern for the health and safety of my fans, my band and crew always take precedence when touring and now is no exception.
“Please hold on to your tickets for the rescheduled tour dates. Let’s band together to beat this virus and rock another day.”
The rescheduled dates are:
Birmingham Symphony Hall (Friday April 30),
Bexhill, De La War Pavilion (Saturday May 1),
Manchester Bridgewater Hall (Sunday May 2),
London Palladium (Tuesday May 4),
Sage Gateshead (Wednesday May 5)
O2 Academy Glasgow (Thursday May 6).
Tickets from the postponed gigs will remain valid for the rescheduled 2021 dates.
The live show will feature tracks from the new studio album ‘Shapeshifting’, plus Joe will perform many of his classic favorites including ‘Surfing With The Alien’, ‘Always with Me, Always with You’ and ‘Flying In A Blue Dream’.
The 2021 touring band features drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Fogerty), bassist Bryan Beller (Aristocrats) and keyboardist Rai Thistlethwayte (Thirsty Merc).
As an appetiser for the new album, today Joe has released a new song and video – ‘Big Distortion’ – and you can watch it here: