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Joe Satriani Unveils Dates for ‘Unstoppable Momentum’ 2013 North American Tour

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Guitar god Joe Satriani has been a fixture in the music industry for over 27 years, and the artist is showing no signs of slowing down. After finishing up the European leg of his ‘Unstoppable Momentum’ tour, Satriani has set his sights on North America, starting with an Aug. 29 performance in San Diego, Calif. (Balboa Theatre).

Satriani’s fourteenth studio album ‘Unstoppable Momentum’ was released in early May, led by the perfectly titled single ‘A Door Into Summer.’ The musician finishes up his European dates with a July 13 gig in Krasnodar, Russia, and then returns to the States, where he will perform the National Anthem at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (located in Salinas, Calif.) on July 21.

Satriani’s band for this tour includes keyboardist Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, Steve Vai), bassist Bryan Beller (Dethklok, Dweezil Zappa), and drummer Marco Minnemann (Steve Wilson, Adrian Belew). The trek winds down in October.

The moniker of Satriani’s album fits the guitarist’s work ethic, as the musician continues to seek new challenges. In recent years, he’s stepped outside of his solo work to rock with supergroup Chickenfoot. With scheduling permitting, the band are set to reunite next year, once Satriani and Sammy Hagar have finished their respective tours.

As for now, the guitarist’s focus is on his solo work, with his “momentum” continuing through North America.

Joe Satriani’s ‘Unstoppable Momentum’ Tour

8/29 — San Diego, Calif. — Balboa Theatre
8/30 — Las Vegas, Nev. — Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort
8/31 — Los Angeles, Calif. — Orpheum Theatre
9/1 — Scottsdale, Ariz. — Talking Stick Resort Ballroom
9/2 — Abuquerque, N.M. — Kiva Auditorium
9/4 — Denver, Colo. — Historic Paramount Theatre
9/5 — Midland, Texas — Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
9/6 — Grand Prairie, Texas — Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
9/7 — Houston, Texas — House of Blues
9/8 — Austin, Texas — Austin City Limits
9/10 — New Orleans, La. — House of Blues
9/11 — Clearwater, Fla. — Ruth Eckerd Hall
9/12 — Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. — Parker Playhouse
9/13 — Orlando, Fla. – Hard Rock Live
9/14 — Pensacola, Fla. — Saenger Theatre
9/15 — Atlanta, Ga. — Symphony Hall
9/17 — Nashville, Tenn. – War Memorial Auditorium
9/18 — Chicago, Ill – Chicago Theatre
9/19 — Lakewood, Ohio — Lakewood Civic Auditorium
9/20 — Cincinnati, Ohio — Taft Theatre
9/21 — Kalamazoo, Mich. — Wings Stadium
9/22 — Mt. Clemens, Mich. — Macomb Music Theatre
9/24 — Durham, N.C. — Carolina Theatre
9/25 — Washington, DC — Warner Theatre
9/27 — Boston, Mass. — Orpheum Theatre
9/28 — Upper Darby, Pa. — Center for the Arts
9/29 — Munhall, Pa. — Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
10/1 — Buffalo, N.Y. — Center for the Arts
10/2 — Albany, N.Y. — Palace Theatre
10/3 — Portland, Maine — State Theatre
10/4 — New Bruinswck — Casino New Brunswick
10/5 — Halifax, Nova Scotia — Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
10/7 — Quebec City, Quebec — Le Capitole De Quebec
10/8 — Ottawa, Ontario — National Arts Centre Southam Hall
10/9 — Montreal, Quebec — St. Denis Theatre
10/10 — Kichener, Ontario — Centre in the Square
10/11 — Toronto, Ontario — Massey Hall
10/14 — Winnipeg, Manitoba — Burton Cummings Theatre
10/15 — Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — TCU Place
10/16 — Edmonton, Alberta — Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
10/17 — Calgary, Alberta — Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
10/19 — Vancouver, British Columbia — Vogue Theatre
10/21 — Spokane, Wash. — The Fox Theater
10/22 — Seattle, Wash. — Paramount Theatre
10/23 — Salem, Oregon — Historic Elsinore Theatre
10/25 — Paso Robles, Calif. — Vina Robles Amphitheatre
10/26 — Oakland, Calif. — Fox Theater

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