JOE SATRIANI RECREATES MEMORABLE NIGHT FOR OAKLAND A'S
IN NEW BRAD PITT MOVIE - MONEYBALL
NEW ALBUM - BLACK SWANS AND WORMHOLE WIZARDS - SET FOR RELEASE ON OCTOBER 5, 2010
World Tour Set To Begin In October - North American Tour In December 2010
Special Black Swans Pre-Orders Available thru Satriani.com
(LOS ANGELES, CA - August 18, 2010) - In 2002, legendary
guitarist Joe Satriani performed the National Anthem for
the Opening Day of Major League Baseball's Oakland A's.
Now, that historic season opener is being recreated, complete
with Satriani's stirring Anthem rendition, for the brand
new Sony Pictures movie Moneyball starring Brad Pitt, based
on the 2003 novel Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair
Game by Michael M. Lewis.
Satriani will perform the National Anthem as he did on
Opening Day back in 2002, keeping director Bennett Miller's
pursuit of authentic recreation. Filming for Joe's Anthem
scene took place on August 3 in the Oakland Coliseum, site
of the A's home stadium. Moneyball is the story of Oakland
A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put
together a baseball club on a budget, employing computer-generated
analysis to draft his players using a modernized, analytical
approach and assembling a competitive baseball team, despite
Oakland's disadvantaged revenue situation.
Satriani's 14th studio album, Black Swans and Wormhole
Wizards, produced and recorded by Mike Fraser (AC/DC,
Metallica) and Satriani, has recently been completed and
is set for release on October 5, 2010 through Epic Records.
Joe is joined once again by veteran Satriani bandmate Jeff
Campitelli on drums, and newcomers, keyboardist Mike Keneally
(Frank Zappa, Steve Vai) and bassist Allen Whitman (Mermen)
also adding to the sound. Satriani's classic sound is
accompanied by a surprisingly rich texture of new material
as well. This 11-track album's first single "Light Years
Away" is destined to be a hit, with several other high
energy offerings, like "Wormhole Wizards" and "Premonition."
Satriani's World Tour promoting Black Swans... will begin
in this fall, kicking off on October 16 in Dublin, Ireland
with the North American dates starting on December 1 in
Atlanta, hitting cities such as Chicago, New York, Boston
and more (a second January '11 leg TBA).
As a special bonus, U.S. residents can pre-order the upcoming
album Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards exclusively through
Joe Satriani's website, and receive an autographed copy of
the CD, a download of the new single "Light Years Away",
and a special code allowing access to tickets for Joe
Satriani's North American tour dates before they go on sale
to the public (not all North American tour dates apply to
this promotion). The ticket pre-sale is powered by
Ticketmaster.com. You can visit http://www.sonymusicdigital.com/joe-satriani
for more details on how to pre-order.
In 2009, Satriani joined with former Van Halen front man
Sammy Hagar, former bassist Michael Anthony, and Red Hot
Chili Peppers' drummer Chad Smith, to form the stand-out
rock collaboration, Chickenfoot. After a highly successful
U.S. tour, their self-titled debut album was certified gold
by the Recording Industry Association of America with over
500,000 in album shipments.
Over the last two decades, Satriani has traveled the world,
playing to sold-out crowds as both a headliner and as founder
of the all-star "G3" guitar extravaganza. As one of the
world's most renowned instrumental artists, Satriani recorded
Live in Paris: I Just Wanna Rock! in 2008 at The Grand Rex
Theater in Paris, France. The live two-disc CD and DVD was
released in February 2010 through Epic Records and contained
such memorable songs as, "Surfing With The Alien", "Flying
in a Blue Dream", along with recent hits like "Super Colossal"
and "I Just Wanna Rock." Of his many solo albums, two have
gone platinum and four others went gold, with 15 Grammy
nominations between them.
Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards Tracklisting
1) PREMONITION 7) THE GOLDEN ROOM
2) DREAM SONG 8) TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY
3) PYRRHIC VICTORIA 9) WORMHOLE WIZARDS
4) LIGHT YEARS AWAY 10) WIND IN THE TREES
5) SOLITUDE 11) GOD IS CRYING
6) LITTLEWORTH LANE
For a full tour itinerary visit www.satriani.com/road/
For more information, contact:
MAD Ink, PR
And for UK and Europe, contact:
Noble PR Consultancy Limited - Peter Noble
0207 272 7772 (W), 0794 908 9762 (M)