JOE SATRIANI: 'Surfing With The Alien' 20th Anniversary Tour Dates Announced

Legendary guitarist Joe Satriani has announced the following dates for the "Surfing with the Alien" 20th anniversary tour (where he will be perform his classic 1988 LP in its entirety):

Aug. 15 - Gramercy Theater - New York, NY
Aug. 16 - House Of Blues - Chicago, IL
Aug. 17 - Roxy Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Aug. 18 - Exclusive in-studio San Francisco show where "Surfing with the Alien" was recorded

A new JOE SATRIANI EPK (Electronic Press Kit) in support of the 20th anniversary reissue of his "Surfing with the Alien" LP — due in stores August 7 — is available at this this location (Quicktime required).

"Surfing with the Alien" was the album that ignited Joe Satriani's career as a solo performer. The acclaimed guitarist's second full-length release, "Surfing with the Alien" was originally issued in October 1987 on Relativity Records. It became a left-field bestseller that reached No. 29 on the Billboard Top 200 and was certified platinum for U.S. sales of over one million copies. It was the first rock guitar instrumental album to reach Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart. It includes the charting hits "Satch Boogie" and "Surfing with the Alien", plus the Grammy-nominated "Always With Me, Always With You".

On August 7, 2007, Epic/Legacy Recordings will celebrate the 20th anniversary of this groundbreaking album with the release of a new expanded edition of "Surfing with the Alien". This meticulously restored two-disc set includes the newly remastered album and a previously never-before-seen live show filmed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1988. It will also feature new liner notes written by Joe and special deluxe packaging featuring photos, notes and other memorabilia from Joe's personal archive.

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