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  11th May 2010


joe satriani
All photos: © Christie Goodwin

Joe Satriani, one of rock music's most renowned electric guitarists, will undertake a six date UK tour starting Sunday 17th October at the Manchester Apollo.

Tickets go on sale from Friday May 14th and can be purchased directly from the National Credit Card Hotline: 0844 888 9991 or can be booked online from Very special guest is blues guitarist Simon McBride.

Joe Satriani has been a worldwide guitar hero since his 1987 breakthrough album, Surfing With The Alien. Over 10-million albums and CD's later, in addition to 14 Grammy nominations and numerous accolades Joe continues to push the envelope of modern rock guitar playing.

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Although he originally started his career by teaching some of the top rock guitar players of the '80s and '90s like Metallica's Kirk Hammet and virtuoso Steve Vai, Joe Satriani is universally hailed as one of the most technically accomplished and respected guitar players in the history of rock music. Satriani, who cites Jimi Hendrix as a major influence, quickly established his reputation as one of rock's most important guitarists.

Since the release of Surfing With The Alien in '87, Satriani has continually been voted the best guitarist in leading guitar magazine readers' polls. Chosen by Mick Jagger to perform worldwide on Mick's first solo tour and by Deep Purple to tour Japan and Europe Joe quickly proved himself to be a true guitar hero.

After releasing several critically acclaimed solo albums, in 1996, Satriani embarked on the first G3showcase tour, which became an instant success. G3 tours have performed sold out shows in the US, Europe, South America, Japan and Australia and there have been 3 Live G3 DVDs.

In 2009 Joe teamed up with Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony of Van Halen plus Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers to form Chickenfoot. The band's debut album has been an international success receiving gold awards in the US, Canada and Europe plus recognition from Classic Rock Magazine as The Best New Band of 2009.

Joe will release his 11th studio album during October 2010.


Venue: Manchester Apollo
Date: Sunday 17th October 2010
Tickets: £33.00
Box Office: 08444 777 677 / 0161 832 1111
Address: Ardwick Green, Manchester, M12 6AP
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Venue: Bristol Colston Hall
Date: Monday 18th October 2010
Tickets: £33.00
Box Office: 0117 922 3686
Address: Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR
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Venue: London HMV Hammersmith Apollo
Date: Tuesday 19th October 2010
Tickets: £33.00
Box Office: 08448 444 748 / 0207 434 2222
Address: 45 Queen Caroline St, London, W6 9QH
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Venue: Newcastle City Hall
Date: Thursday 21st October 2010
Tickets: £33.00
Box Office: 0191 261 2606 / 0191 263 5000
Address: Northumberland Rd, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 8SF
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Venue: Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
Date: Friday 22nd October 2010
Tickets: £33.00
Box Office: 0844 395 4000 / 0141 222 2211
Address: Finnieston Street, Glasgow, G3 8YN
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Venue: Birmingham Symphony Hall
Date: Saturday 23rd October 2010
Tickets: £33.00
Box Office: 0121 780 3333 / 0121 357 0000
Address: Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2EA
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As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


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