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Joe Satriani: Unstoppable Momentum Tour with Special Guest Steve Morse Band

Joe Satriani: Unstoppable Momentum Tour with Special Guest Steve Morse Band

War Memorial Auditorium

Starting at $37.00


Joe Satriani: Unstoppable Momentum Tour with Special Guest Steve Morse Band will be at War Memorial Auditorium

A limited number of Meet & Greet and VIP packages are available for purchase beginning June 5 at 10:00 AM.

Package Limit: Meet & Greet & VIP packages are limited to eight (8) per order, per package.  Orders exceeding these limits may be refunded without notice.

Package Delivery: Meet & Greet tickets are Will Call Only. VIP tickets are eligible for all delivery methods.  Details and instructions on collecting package materials will be provided via e-mail prior to the show.


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To purchase a Meet & Greet package, please CLICK HERE.


Meet & Greet Package:
One reserved ticket located in the first 5 rows of the stage
Exclusive meet & greet with Joe Satriani
Personal photograph with Joe Satriani
Autographed 8x10 photo
Exclusive tour of Joe's Guitar World
Specially designed concert shirt (exclusive to VIP packages only)
Collectible tour poster (numbered, limited)
Official meet & greet laminate
Limited availability

VIP Tour Package:
One reserved ticket located in the first 12 rows of the stage
Specially designed concert shirt (exclusive to VIP packages only)
Collectible tour poster (numbered, limited)
Commemorative tour laminate
Limited availability

Unstoppable Momentum certainly isn’t Joe Satriani’s first trip to the record-making rodeo. Prior to the new album, the guitar superstar had already released 13 landmark solo studio recordings that changed the landscape of six-string-oriented music, including his multi-platinum effort from 1987, Surfing With The Alien.

But something about the title track’s opening riff convinced Satriani that this album was destined to be different from everything else he had previously conceived. Sitting in the basement studio of his San Francisco home in the winter of 2012, alone with his feral imagination to guide him, he started playing a pattern that affected him so viscerally that he almost couldn’t stop.

“Hearing those opening chords got me so excited, like I was a little kid,” says Satriani. “I felt as though I had discovered this new song, and I wanted to play it 100 times a day. I remembered my childhood, skipping lunch in the school cafeteria so I could race home to listen to Who’s Next or Jimi Hendrix: Band Of Gypsys – Live At The Fillmore. That was my lunch for the day; I couldn’t be away from that music. I felt the same way about this new thing I was working on.”

By the time he had completed what will surely rank as a masterpiece, Satriani, one man with a guitar, sounding like one man with the universe, had created a rhapsodic journey that bursts with evocative, hauntingly beautiful harmonic depth and sonic surprises.

Once he had the song, Satriani discovered that he had become intrigued by a two-word phrase that popped into his head: unstoppable momentum. More than just fitting a particular tempo or a sweeping series of notes, however, the words seemed to jive with a philosophy he had been formulating.

“I was being carried away by this grand idea,” he says, “and it seemed to have its way with me. I wanted to push some boundaries in my musicianship that maybe weren’t the obvious ones. It’s easy to play louder, faster, harder – that’s like turning a knob up. But telling a story musically, that’s the noble and artistic pursuit. Those two words spoke to everything I was feeling.”

As is usually the case, Satriani put off recording with a band while he assembled a mountain of demo files. He estimates that he had upwards of 60 songs in various states of readiness. “That’s when I find out what I really want to do,” he says. “I have a huge amount of music that’s been built up, and then it becomes a force that’s controlling me.”

Satriani whittled his list of songs down to a manageable collection, choosing the ones that seemed connected to the same fabric of emotional fervor (“I eliminated some of the brooding stuff. I could write that stuff forever”) and set about selecting a tight group of musicians who would bring the material to life.


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