show review
Chcollins
(Cristian horacio Collins)
Sat Dec 17 '16
Teatro El Circulo
Rosario, , AR
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Dec 18 '16
7:04 pm
Él espectáculo fue un diez sin ninguna duda! El sonido increíble y desbordaron de talento todos. Solo espero q se vuelva a repetir 👍👍👌👏👏

dolivera72
(diego olivera)
Tue Dec 13 '16
Teatro de Verano
Montevideo, , UY
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Dec 16 '16
11:49 am
Excelent show!!!!

Ferraiuolo
(Eduardo Ferraiuolo)
Wed Dec 07 '16
EDA (Espaco das Americas)
Sao Paulo, , BR
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Dec 08 '16
6:48 am
My Satch concert number 8. The best so far, good to hear a mix of the new songs and some of the old ones that Joe don't play very often. See you on next show Satch. Rock on!

Brad Coudray
Fri Jul 15 '16
Guitare en Scene
Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, , FR
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Apr 02 '17
2:26 am
The concert was absolutely amazing, a great night for the Joe's 60th birthday!

joebryan667
(alain ba)
Tue Jul 12 '16
Offenbach Capitol
Offenbach, , DE
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Jul 13 '16
8:06 am
Hello guys,after the show in Luxembourg, I decided to go to Offenbach to see G3 and I was happy to see The Aristocrats Steve and Joe...Thank you for the BIG MOMENT OF GUITAR... The sound was very good and they had big pleasure to play for us last night... Thang you guys...Let's rock G3... Alain

Guitar Gangster
(Poul Bendixen)
Wed Jun 29 '16
Train
Aarhus, , DK
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Jul 01 '16
11:07 am
2,5 hours of pure joy and happiness. :-)

joebryan667
(alain ba)
Sat Jun 25 '16
Rockhal
Esch/Alzette, , LU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Jun 26 '16
11:45 am
Waow, after my show number 18 since 1993, and my third meet & greet with Joe and Crew, I had only positives things to say about this evening : Thank you Mr Satriani for all your music... The Band is great and they looked so that they had fun to play for us last night and thank you Marco to take time to make pictures with 2 fans... Thanx to Jacek too... Merci pour tout... Alain

McAsshole Fri Jun 24 '16
Poppodium Hedon
Zwolle, , NL
Rank: 8 Posted:
Fri Jul 01 '16
2:43 pm
The evening started pretty bad, to be honest. Me and my wife were on the list for a meet and greet with Joe. We arrived way too late due to miscommunication between Hedon staff and us. They told us the meet & greet wouldn't take place untill 8 pm. If we had waited for five more minutes we would have met his highness... Anyway, we decided we wouldn't let that setback ruin our night. We entered Hedon, couldn't get past the merch stand without buying a shirt and went inside. A small venue, probably the smallest on this tour. (Not even 1000 souls inside) The show started around 21:30 with Shockwave supernova, Flying in a blue dream and a truly terrific version of Ice 9. So much energy in that song and fantastic interaction between all musicians on stage! On went the night with a great mix of old and new songs. Joe Brian and Mike were allowed a short break when Marco performed a great drumsolo. We were in the crowd within 20 feet of the stage with a good view at the action and had a fantastic night! Thanks a bunch and get back soon!

59lespaul
(Wil Peters)
Wed Jun 22 '16
Paradiso
Amsterdam, , NL
Rank: 5 Posted:
Thu Jul 14 '16
2:23 am
Hi Joe, I love your shows and really like the constant innovation of the live performances. Paradiso is a nice stage, real intimite and nice visual experience. But Paradiso is not suited for loud music at all. Also imho your music is better of when played at an ear friendly volume. This gig was way too loud. Dispite the earplug that we had to use (which is a shame anyway) we had to leave after an hour. If this doesn't change live shows are no longer part of my Satriani experience. And that would be a loss for both of us, right? Anyway, keep up making music and gathering fantastic musician! looking forward to you next album. Cheers, Wil

floyd68
(Floyd Leitold)
Fri Apr 22 '16
River Cree Resort & Casino
Enoch, AB, CA
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Apr 26 '16
7:55 pm
Wow... This is the best guitar performance that I have ever seen live! I especially enjoyed seeing and hearing some of my favorite songs from the early albums...

bowcop Thu Apr 21 '16
Grey Eagle Event Centre
Calgary, AB, CA
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun May 08 '16
10:40 pm
Meet and greet was.........awesome!! Great show to say the least. Joe, Thank you for writing music that speaks to my soul! Friends was GREAT.... Just a bit disappointed that no material from Unstopable was played .....and the lack of Crowd Chant...but....I will ALWAYS go to your shows. Love ya Joe!!!!

Ike Sun Apr 17 '16
Fargo Theatre
Fargo , ND, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Apr 20 '16
7:30 pm
Twas a bit chilly on Sunday but that didn't matter to the crowd, they got in the mood within 2 bars of Shockwave Supernova. The energy coming from the stage was relentless - thank you Joe, Marco, Mike and Bryan for adding Fargo to the tour. Gotta go back home to Mandan tomorrow... can't wait for the next tour. P.S., please sign Marco, Mike and Bryan to exclusive lifetime contracts.

Ike Sat Apr 16 '16
Fitzgerald Theater
St. Paul, MN, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed May 11 '16
5:39 am
The Fitzgerald Theater, what a great venue to experience the 43rd stop (in 2016) on the Surfing to Shockwave tour. I had the good fortune to be seated in the center, 4 rows back from the stage. What a treat to be able to see you guys doing your thing from close range. Donning the Wild jersey for the encore was such a nice touch, you and the guys are the best. See you in Fargo.

zonin
(bill dahlberg)
Sat Apr 16 '16
Fitzgerald Theater
St. Paul, MN, US
Rank: Posted:
Sun Apr 17 '16
1:40 am
had a crazy night, joe played fantastic, and thank you for sportin the MN WILD jersey at the end, being a hardcore hockey and joe fan it was a prophetic moment to see that. an interesting story that ties in with "goodbye supernova", at the exact peak moment of the song where "shockwave" melts into the sea, that exact moment you were playing that part joe (which always gets me emotional), the guy i was sitting next to in the first balcony had a heart attack. im almost in tears because of the song, this friend of a friend sitting next to me leans into me and he could have died right then and there. i ran for help, this guy stumbles down the stairs and passes out. he was recently hospitalized for similar problems. he's fine now, but it got pretty chaotic. after the medical staff got there and took over i saw on the lobby monitor of the show that you had a WILD jersey on and were jammin big bad moon, i was like, he's in good hands, ran back upstairs all jacked on adrenaline and thoroughly enjoyed your encore. weird night, music was intense and insanely perfect... been a hardcore fan since 1989 and always will be, best of luck on the rest of the tour and please... please. don't let this be your last run, come back again, minnesota loves you bro! :)

Ike Fri Apr 15 '16
Chicago Theatre
Chicago, IL, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Apr 20 '16
7:09 pm
A beautiful spring day topped off by a fantastic show at the one-and-only Chicago Theatre. You and he band were really cranking... absolutely loved every song. Can't say enough about how good the tunes from the new album translate live. See you in St. Paul.

C OTR Fri Apr 15 '16
Chicago Theatre
Chicago, IL, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Mon Apr 18 '16
3:51 am
An excellent show encompassing the breadth of Joe's career! I rather enjoyed how the other musicians received an opportunity to show their skills as well. Showing the fan video to Flying in a Blue Dream was an excellent choice - I would love to see more of that kind of thing, if feasible! The only thing I can critique even modestly was the sound quality during the first portion of the show. The legato runs were muffled and garbled at times. It was sometimes difficult to discern who was playing what. It seemed to improve substantially after the 15 minute intermission. Perhaps the sound techs were able to figure something out or make an adjustment. I was sitting in the upper balcony, so that may have been part of the issue as well. A great show from a group of gifted musicians!

chb44 Thu Apr 14 '16
Pabst Theatre
Milwaukee, WI, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Apr 22 '16
7:50 pm
We absolutely loved the concert! Haven't been to one in a long while and it was such an enjoyable evening with awesome music and a great atmosphere. Thanks for the great performance and talent as always. Come back to Milwaukee soon!

therockdisciple Wed Apr 13 '16
The Fillmore Detroit
Detroit, MI, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Fri Apr 22 '16
5:35 am

Not sure why it is so hard for Satch to remember to work stage left. He was at stage right for about 2/3 of the show, the center mark for about 1/3 of the show, and never moved beyond the center mark - not once.

Satch is GREAT in every other aspect I can think of. But I've never had an issue with any other guitarists/musicians working the full stage at shows I have been to.

Zakk Wylde works left, center, right, and will even enter the audience and play with the crowd. Buckethead works the full stage and lets the crowd touch his guitar and gives out tons of souveniers. Yngwie Malmsteen moves all over the place very quickly and constantly throws picks into the crowd. I wish Satch would improve his stage skills and interface with the audience better. That's really the only place I felt was lacking. Otherwise, it was a truly remarkable show. Maybe others' experiences are different, but these were my experiences with each of these guys at the shows I have been to.

Lums
(David Lumley)
Wed Apr 13 '16
The Fillmore Detroit
Detroit, MI, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Fri Apr 15 '16
3:51 am
What a great show! The Shockwave Supernova songs really rock live. The band was really in sync all night. My personal highlights were the extended Satch Keneally Jams. Having Mike in the band is like icing on the cake for me, because I've been a fan since I saw him in Zappa's band back in 1988. I totally admit that my score of 9 is based entirely on nitpicking. I took off a point because of the absence of any songs from Unstoppable Momentum. I totally get why they were left out, but I am still totally in love with that album. If I could have used a fraction I would have given the show a 9.9!

stratogazer
(Dean Miskovich)
Sun Apr 10 '16
Hard Rock Live
Northfield, OH, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Apr 11 '16
6:25 am
It's a rare thing to put so much talent on one stage. Joe, Mike, Marco, and Brian put on a fantastic show in Northfield, OH. Two+ hours of our favorite "Satch" songs performed by a great band with energy to spare. WOW Brian Beller's base lines fit well with Joe's style; heavy when appropriate, light when not. He also brings a ton of energy to the mix. Nice work. Mike Keneally plays guitar and keyboards very well and held his own in duets with Joe. No easy feat I'm sure. Equally accomplished on keyboards, Mike compares favorably to Bob Mayo who played both instruments for Peter Frampton. The second set started with an absolutely incredible drum solo by Marco Minnemann. This is NOT to be missed. So don't. Pay some attention to the rest of his work during the show. He plays his ASS off! Of course, Joe puts on a clinic with his guitar work. Naturally. His stage work follows his studio offerings closely. Still, his improvisations are amazing. I'm not a guitarist but when he played "Crystal Planet" and shredded that guitar he made it look easy. I'll bet it's not. He switched guitars about every 3 songs. Must because any more and they would start to melt! Incredib;e show. Thanks!

rickztoyz
(Richard Wallon)
Sat Apr 09 '16
UB Center for the Arts
Buffalo, NY, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Apr 12 '16
6:09 am
Fantastic Meet & Greet with Joe made it a awesome experience my wife and I will never forget. It was great to actually meet him and have the backstage tour. It was worth every penny and was so happy with the VIP treatment. His staff was Ace and professional. Joe was real nice and really cool and had fun saying my nickname Slick Rick out loud as he signed all my old albums and chatted us up. What a great guy. Thank you Joe. It was so cool to walk the stage afterword and check out all the gear and his cool guitars. Show started with a Shockwave and he Surfed thru the night with all his greatest hits. His new music feels so matured and just beautiful to listen to. Words cannot describe the intense emotions I felt during many songs and my wife and I teared up many times. The show was a trip down memory lane as old memories of listening to his music while fishing with old "Friends" , to dancing with my wife on our wedding day saying our vows "Always with me, Always with you" ,and all the road trips I made while "Flying in a Blue Dream". I've been listening to Satriani for over 25 years and his music has been a soundtrack to many key memories of my life leading up to this night were it hit me like a supernova of nostalgic emotions. Joe was really crisp and tight that night, even playful, and he just tore up his guitars with the coolest expressions on his face. Shredding, banging, walking up and down the frets with his fingers like a wizard and he even applied tooth enamel for good measure. The chills run up my body just thinking of it days later. I sat on the end in the second row and he was jamming right in front of me most the night. I noticed most of the people in the front row were kinda subdued, perhaps overwhelmed, maybe to classy to show emotion. Not me, as I was easy to spot, as I playing air guitar right along with him and digging on every note with a bobbing head and many fists to the air. I swear he was playing just for me sometimes and whenever he looked my way I could tell he was feeding off my energy. His guitar playing melted my face and he rocked me to the bone. The back screen had the coolest space landscapes and images and the lighting was fantastic. Can't tell you how many times I just said "Wow". I've seen Joe twice before, but I'm telling you, this was the best Satch concert ever for me. And he clearly proved he is the best guitarist in the galaxy. Mike, Marco and Bryan are a perfect band to match Joe and they were tight and truly full of smiles. There fantastic musicians who jammed with Joe doing Led Zep riffs and even old Deep Purple. Joe congratulated Deep Purple on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nomination and a hardcore fan out front yelled out "Your Next Joe !" He laughed and said thanks. Was surprised he had Big Bad Moon on the set list at the end and I just loved hearing it. Even though his voice wasn't to loud over his guitar,(I don't blame ya Ace) It was OK , as I sang along anyways. At the end as I was up to the stage yelling my thanks, he looked at me , put his fist to his heart , pointed at me and thanked me. A artist that truly cares for his fans. And I can see why he wears sunglasses on stage as there's always someone in front who makes a mistake and stupidly blinds you with his flash on his phone.( Um, that was me Joe, sorry, and I did mean it when I said you will be in the Hall of Fame next:) And Joe, I did find that guitar pick you shot at me after the lights went on. Good shot. Anyways, I'm getting everything I got that night framed, so I can put it on my walls. And every time I walk by them, I will remember that night, make a air guitar pose , smile , and say out loud. "The Slick Surfed with the Satch" Thanks Joe , This show meant so much to me and my wife and it was a magical night. Keep on Rockin' brotha..... I will forever listen...

Squares
(Alan Hancock)
Sat Apr 09 '16
UB Center for the Arts
Buffalo, NY, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Apr 10 '16
6:09 pm
Great show by Joe, Marco, Mike and Bryan! A good set list with his standards mixed in with several songs from Shockwave Supernova and some deep cuts for the bigger Satriani fans. At one point his orange guitar had a scratchy potentiometer which he commented on before he started playing. He played three songs with it even though his tech Mike Manning had another guitar ready to go. This was the 9th time I have seen him and this was the first time I actually cried during a concert. Like any concert ever! He started playing "Friends" and it connected with me like it never has before. Maybe it was a combination of the visuals and the music. I'm a sentimental person and am far away from some special people in my life so it really hit home. It was very special. If you are on the fence about seeing Joe this tour I highly recommend checking it out. Thank you for touching so many lives and making the world a better place.

Zazem
(Zeyad Azem)
Fri Apr 08 '16
Danforth Music Hall
Toronto, ONT, US
Rank: Posted:
Sun Apr 10 '16
1:33 pm
Great show in Toronto Fri night... As always an evening with Joe is special. "Not enough sand between my toes" was priceless :-) God Bless Joe and see you next time!

jonasbassguy Wed Apr 06 '16
Keswick Theatre
Glenside, PA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon May 16 '16
11:35 pm
Great show i also believe I MAY Have solved the mystery of the opening to flying in a blue dream the show that fed through the amp during recording if anyone is interested in knowing let me know

Sarah E5
(Sarah Munoz)
Wed Apr 06 '16
Keswick Theatre
Glenside, PA, US
Rank: 5 Posted:
Wed Apr 13 '16
6:24 pm

On April 6, 2016, I had the unique opportunity to see Mr. Joe Satriani and the rest of his touring band, Marco Minnemann, Bryan Beller, and Mike Keneally play at the Keswick Theater in Glenside, Pennsylvania. Although the show sold out I was disappointed with the show on three different levels; A)the venue B) the length of the show and C) Marco Minnemann.(Please note, the views that are expressed in this review are solely my opinion and I am not claiming to be an expert on any level. These are things that I observed during the show). The Keswick theater was built in 1928 and according to the website was recognized to have the "most comfortable best acoustic room in Philadelphia." Unfortunately, Mr. Satriani, did not play any acoustic songs on a acoustic guitar whatsoever and rocked out all evening on his many eclectic electric guitars so I felt that the theater did not compliment his style of music or the way that he played. I thought that because of the size of the venue, some of the songs he played sounded muffled and not very clear. The way the production manager set up the stage was simple which great however I thought they could have had a drop-down screen so that we could see the musicians better and really see how they play. The stage was small and limited. The theater holds 1300 seats, so if Mr. Satriani was trying to create a more intimate feel between him and his fans it was hard to do. The seats were on top of one another so trying to make an emotional connection with the music wasn't going to happen for fear of blocking someone's view of the stage or being too obnoxious. Mr. Satriani would have been better off either playing at the Tower theater or at the Kimmel center. Joe Satriani is a world class musician and I thought playing at the Keswick theater was an insult to the thirty-plus years of skills and hard work into becoming a master. The show was supposed to start at 7:30pm but Mr. Satriani was kind enough to give an extra 20-minutes to his fans to find parking and get to their designated seats. So he played the first half of his set until 9pm and than took a 15-minute break. The show was resumed at 9:30 pm and he played until 10:30 pm which included the encore. Seeing Joe Satriani was rarity as he does not tour very often and its unclear to me how much more he desires to tour given the lifespan of his career at this point in time. The other part of it was that he was only playing one-night so I thought he could have played until at least 11pm. I am not expecting him to be Trey Anastasio and pull an all-nighter but he could have played another night. I would have made every effort to see him despite his choice of venue. The second half of the show started off with Marco Minnemann doing a drum solo which gave fans a brief "window shopping," of his brilliant skills as a drummer and in depth knowledge of time signature and drums in general. However, as talented (and beautiful) as Marco Minnemann is I found his playing to be "heavy,hard and strong" which are positive adjectives to describe his drumming however in this case I felt overpowered the rest of the band members and even Joe's playing at times. I watched other Joe Satriani live shows on DVD where John Cuniberti is the touring drummer and I have to say that was/is a better fit as far as complimenting Joe's playing and the rest of the members. There are times when Joe is playing that he sounds like a jazz player and so does the rest of the band. Dare I say, that John appears to play with more finesse, discipline and is a "lighter" player and has more versatility. In my opinion, Joe really put "himself out there on a limb." Just completely uninhibited. Watching Joe and John play together I saw their was more of an emotional connection which gave the songs a completely different feel. Finally, I wanted to mention or comment on the true and high-end karat diamond that was on the stage which was/is Mike Keneally. I have to admit that I was blown away (I came to see Joe Satriani) by the skills and talent this individual possesses. I saw a brief idea of what this man is capable of doing on the keyboards and guitar. I don't know where Joe found him, but his style of playing on the keyboards and guitar playing reminded me of the jam sessions of the sixties band Traffic (specifically the live album, "On the Road,"). Next time, I hope Mr. Joe Satriani plays in a different venue that is more accessible, plays in Philadelphia/suburbs more than one night and has fellow musician that enhance and embrace him and his music.

Thank you.............Sarah Munoz

RobK610 Wed Apr 06 '16
Keswick Theatre
Glenside, PA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Apr 10 '16
9:51 am
My brother & I have been long time fans of the Satch. We never went to see him live though. Went to our first show @ the Keswick. WOW! Joe puts on a great show. He really enjoys being on stage & performing for his fans. I was fortunate to win the drawing to see the encore from backstage, what an experience!!!!! I've been to many concerts, but this ranks up there with the best! Hope to see quite a few more........ Thanks Joe!

maggiesdream Mon Apr 04 '16
Count Basie Theatre
Red Bank, NJ, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Fri Jan 06 '17
9:34 am
I went to a lot of shows in 2016 and I have to say this show was one of my top 3 in 2016. Come back to Jersey Joe Please!!!!!

Fofie Mon Apr 04 '16
Count Basie Theatre
Red Bank, NJ, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Apr 09 '16
9:45 am

Omg! What a great show! It was my son, Anthony's Christmas gift to see his guitar idol! We had 3rd row center balcony seats and he was speechless. I don't know if enjoyed watching my son have a blast listening to the maestro or listening to the maestro himself!

Joe.. Thank you for an exceptional performance! Can't wait for you to be back in Jersey again!

Colette Abramo

bkmedic27
(Andrew Wilson)
Mon Apr 04 '16
Count Basie Theatre
Red Bank, NJ, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Apr 05 '16
5:43 am
Absolutely amazing show. As my first show, I was completely blown away. Music was awesome and every artist on stage deserved the respect and gratitude of the crowd.

irish2468
(Rob Hannon)
Mon Apr 04 '16
Count Basie Theatre
Red Bank, NJ, US
Rank: Posted:
Tue Apr 05 '16
4:36 am
Words can't describe how incredible this show was...Meet and greet...1st row seats..2 hours of mind bending music...Thanks Joe for everything.

doulos4JC
(john somervell)
Sat Apr 02 '16
Lincoln Theatre
Washington, DC, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Apr 04 '16
4:38 pm
From a long time fan, literally from surfing to shockwave, who has seen Satriani live at least a dozen times...Does Joe ever have an off night? Joe ripped through several classics, keeping them fresh with his stream of conscience playing style. Cataclysmic and On Peregrine Wings from the new album were two of the heaviest, most hard hitting songs of the night. Highlights for me: Seeing "If I could fly" live. Mike Keneally on keys and guitar, his talents take Joe's live shows to another level. The photo history of Joe's career during a song near the end of the show was really cool. Actually standing for the encore (Big bad moon and Surfing with the alien), I'll never get used to sitting on my &$$ watching Joe live. One minor critic: Although Surfing with the Alien is arguably one of the best Satriani songs ever, it's way past the time to move it and Satch Boogie off the set list.

guitargamer
(David Bolen)
Sat Apr 02 '16
Lincoln Theatre
Washington, DC, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Apr 03 '16
8:34 am
Maybe I'm a little biased, as this is my first Satch show and my 3rd ever concert, as well as my first in a small venue, but I can't think of anything negative to say about this show! The meet & greet went relatively smoothly and quickly, the staff was courteous, and the show itself started around 8:00 as posted. I've seen a number of reviews for this tour that blame the sound engineer for making the music too loud; I was 4 rows from the front of the theater and I found the levels to be fine; I still have my hearing this morning. This is a rock concert after all; it's supposed to be loud! Joe, Marco, Brian and Mike were phenomenal, although as a note to the sound engineer it did seem like Mike's playing was being overpowered by everybody else. The set list covers most of Joe's popular pieces as well as mixing in some of his newer album and a few older, more obscure songs. All in all, I can't find a fault in my experience. 10/10!

aspiegel
(Adam Spiegel)
Fri Apr 01 '16
Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
Brookville, NY, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Apr 09 '16
6:18 pm
Outstanding show. Joe as always seemed to be filled with endless energy. Performance was great as was the sound and such a great choice for a concert venue (as Tilles Center is a world class performing arts center). It also was a treat so be able to see Joe perform not far from where he grew up on Long Island.

Dan Johnson
(Daniel Johnson)
Thu Mar 31 '16
The VETs
Providence, RI, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Fri Apr 01 '16
10:49 am
Concert was awesome. Only 1 thing would have made it better, if they played "War". Other than that , the show was perfect. Joe is still the Master. Hope he comes back to New England, would definately like to see him again.

MChrisom Sat Mar 26 '16
Orpheum Theatre
Boston, MA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Apr 01 '16
7:33 pm

I was completely blown away by this show. Joe, and the rest of the band, were in the pocket - at it was all systems go! I do not say this very often, but I was truly amazed. Every aspect of this perforance was conceived, planned and executed at a very high level. I would say musically speaking, it was an "ON" night for the guys, but I would suggest that with this group of talented musicians - that is probably normal. Joe is a Master Guitar player, that is completely obvious. But, he is also a Master artist and idea cultivator. And, in a day and age of cookie cutter, prepackaged, stick with what works and serve it up fast music prodction, all I can say is thank God for Joe Satriani. I'm a fan for life, thank you Joe!!!

Your deciple, Matthew

Yeldarb Fri Mar 25 '16
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
Virgina Beach, VA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Mar 26 '16
11:30 am
Awesome concert! Satriani... Did you know that there is a heaven!? and a future is also promised for the earth!? Loved your songs they are really inspiring and reflective of creation. Next time though we will bring our earplugs our ears are still ringing.

ethiessen1 Thu Mar 24 '16
The National
Richmond, VA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Mar 30 '16
1:59 am
Joe didn't talk much but his fingers said plenty as he and the band blew most definitely like a supernova through an interstellar setlist. Even Mike's amp issues didn't slow things down as he soldiered on...Joe has been on my bucket list for a long time and he did not disappoint! Can't wait until I get another chance to see him tear it up live again!

Xbones8990
(Paul Moore)
Thu Mar 24 '16
The National
Richmond, VA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Mar 25 '16
5:36 am
Great show and an amazing set list, good mix of the older and newer material. The band had a tight and cohesive sound. Marco on drums just killed it! I had the good fortune to win the show give away and watched the encore from on stage. Very cool seeing the bands perspective and watching the crew do there part to put on a great show.

TN Joe Wed Mar 23 '16
Symphony Hall
Atlanta, GA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Mar 25 '16
8:41 am
Great show ! Joe is amazing ! Good set list of older and newer material. Loved " If I Could Fly " & " Luminous Flesh Giants " live.

docfret813
Tue Mar 22 '16
Knight Theater
Charlotte, NC, US
Rank: Posted:
Fri Mar 25 '16
6:04 am
What a line-up! Joe you are the man, BUT the band was jaw dropping amazing - Marco is THE best drummer I have ever seen, had to just stare and laugh, his left foot could power Charlotte. Magic Mike's guitar work was phenomenol to watch, rhythm and lead, then swapping to keys, Brian was destroying he bass. Never saw a band work so hard. Great sound, great lights, great jamming. Charlotte crowds are mellow, you deserve better, Knight Theater will never be the same. Shout out to Eddie from Ron when you get to Glenside, Pa.

FIREINTHEHOLE Thu Mar 17 '16
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Clearwater, FL, US
Rank: Posted:
Sun Mar 27 '16
7:32 am

Joe to you and the Band, I cant say enough how AWESOME the night was for me. I have missed you the last two times you have come to Clearwater, FL due to I travel so much. I take your music everywhere I go Joe.

Thanks Again for such a unforgettable evening tom you and your Band

mc jr Thu Mar 17 '16
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Clearwater, FL, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Sat Mar 19 '16
12:50 pm
Everything was phenomenal. Joe and the crew play with passion - spot on! 2nd row from stage, saw every detail. Perhaps speaker position in perspective to seats. Joe's speakers did not seem as load as Kineally's. Loved the show to the fullest!!!

Jared3214
(Jared Sowell)
Tue Mar 15 '16
Saenger Theatre
Pensacola, FL, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Mar 17 '16
10:06 pm
What a awesome show!!! Joe and the Band rocked! Can't wait to see them again.

bbartley
(Bryan Bartley)
Mon Mar 14 '16
Iron City
Birmingham, AL, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Mar 16 '16
12:34 pm
An absolutely fantastic show by one of the greatest guitarist of all times! We had the honor of meeting with Joe who is very personable. It was a pleasure to meet such a great guy who is truly humble and Rocks your socks off!!! The Iron City venue is a great venue, not a bad seat in the house.

dweller Mon Mar 14 '16
Iron City
Birmingham, AL, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Mar 15 '16
6:41 pm

Everything was amazing, and Joe is as awesome as ever!

Meaning absolutely no disrespect to the other great musicians Joe has toured with over the decades, I think Marco Minneman is the best drummer I've ever seen. His drum solo after the intermission was phenomenal, and the beat he laid down on "Time" absolutely blew away every other live version I've ever heard.

Mike Keneally and Bryan Beller are unbelievable as well. I wish I had captured a recording of the call and answer during the intro to "God is Crying" because it was awesome. I knew those guys were good, but that exchange was where it really came through for me.

My only complaint about the show (besides not digging Mike's keyboard solo as much as everything else) was that it didn't look like Iron City had sold out, which I blame on an inexplicable lack of publicity on the part of the local radio stations. I just hope it doesn't mean that Joe skips Birmingham on his next tour.

Please keep coming back to Birmingham, Joe!

Brennan1981
(Brennan Bergeron)
Sat Mar 12 '16
Orpheum Theater
New Orleans, LA, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Sun Mar 13 '16
9:21 pm

I was so pleased to see Joe and the crew in the beautifully refinished Orpheum. I took a bud with me who is also a musician. It was his first time seeing Satriani live and my 4th. He was not let down. I was so pleasantly surprised to be greeted with some of my old favorites, especially Luminous Flesh Giants! Oh yeah!

I was a little bummed by the crowd. I wanted to stand and cheer but I felt like I'd be blocking the mostly seated audience. It was a bit tame. Also, I felt the audio was a bit too loud considering the venue. I could hear much more subtlety to the musicianship by covering my ears occasionally.

That said, I was fortunate enough to be chosen to witness the encore on the sidestage. I never 'win' anything so I cannot tell you the excitement and gratitude felt for this gesture. We were welcomed and accommodated beyond expectation. Joe even took a moment to acknowledge us and make a joke about us knowing when to come on and which instruments to play! It made for a lifelong memory, to be sure.

I'm a longtime fan and will be for the rest of my life. Joe's music has been with me through the best of times as well as the worst of times. It's meaning is beyond words for me. And I appreciate that his work is always inviting and encouraging to aspiring guitarists, while still wowing in technical proficiency. The musical phrasing is always genius!

I was so happy to see this performance and look forward to the next opportunity to see him (as well as selected band) again.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you!

novjul Wed Mar 09 '16
The Majestic Theatre
Dallas, TX, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Mar 10 '16
8:52 am

The magical moment arrived where we all streamed like a lava flow downhill into the sea of red velvet seats. I located my seat on row D. Next to my seat was a young man with SLR and a massive zoom lens. Straightaway I jumped in: "You'll get some awesome shots with that!" He replied, "I came eight thousand miles to see this show." I said that has to be some kind of record. He never volunteered his name, and I didn't volunteer mine, but we swapped our Joe histories. This was his first time to see Joe! From Bangladesh, he is a student at University of Texas Arlington since 2014, and a fan since 2008. He wanted to do the meet and greet, but it was sold out. Instead, he posted a photo of his ticket on facebook and his friends were jealous.

I opted out of the smart-phone photo and video fest, explaining this takes me away from the experience. I watched the folks in the middle section (I was right on the aisle, on the side) all through the show coming and going, stepping over other fans, with their plastic tumblers of beer. I remarked at intermission I was glad we didn't have to put up with all that back and forth, wondering aloud, "Did you come to see Joe, or to drink beer?". Sadly, I've seen this at almost every concert.

For me, when it comes to a Satriani concert, it's all about the screaming. That's right: I go to the show to scream my love. I don't let any camera, video, or audio get between Me and the Screaming.

It turns out I had the perfect seat, with the perfect companion in the next seat.

At the intermission and again at the end his main reaction was "Amazing!". All I could do was agree. He took a selfie with me before we left our seats for the evening. (I was too shy to ask him for the same on my phone.) I told him I hope someday he gets to meet Joe.

And to Joe Satriani from a face in the crowd: Thank You for this incredible concert experience - - the lights, the videos, the crazy band-mates - - all coming together with YOU and the gift of Your Music.

...Amazing...

OverDose0188 Tue Mar 08 '16
Abraham Chavez Theatre
El Paso, TX, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Mar 10 '16
10:39 pm
First time seeing Satch and i must say the show was amazing. My mind was blown away! Phenomenal stage presence from all of the members on this tour. Simply brilliant! I can only hope he comes back and does another show because i will definitely be going! If you have never seen Joe you must trust me.

LightninSurfer
(Pierre Aguilar)
Tue Mar 08 '16
Abraham Chavez Theatre
El Paso, TX, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Mar 10 '16
9:41 pm

Joe and the guys put on one great show. It was amazing hearing Joe playing song from all across his catalog. Hearing Goodbye Supernova was incredible and closed out the new album perfectly before finishing with some all time greats. I was lucky to win the chance to watch the encore from on stage and it was amazing to see how Joe sees it while playing live. It was an awesome experience and great show. If you haven't seen Joe live your really missing out on something special, so don't miss your chance.

Thanks Joe and all that make it happen.

Ike Mon Mar 07 '16
Paramount Theatre
Denver, CO, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Apr 20 '16
7:03 pm
30 years sure went by quick... glad that we had your music to enjoy along the way. Loved the the mix of tunes, especially some of the surprises like Not of This Earth and Luminous Flesh Eating Giants - you and the band were fabulous. See you in Chicago.

ArcadiaDivine
(John Colgrove)
Mon Mar 07 '16
Paramount Theatre
Denver, CO, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Mar 24 '16
8:40 am
My birthday was 2 days before this show and this was a wonderful birthday gift.
Joe has the perfect setup right now. I love how the songs were noticeably different from the studio versions plus his band seems to genuinely love being up there with him.
I struggle with severe treatment resistant depression and this concert gave me a much needed boost. The power of music is apparent and I can honestly say that I'm in a much better place then ever before. I really do admire these guys.

jimandchris
(James Reynolds)
Mon Mar 07 '16
Paramount Theatre
Denver, CO, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Mar 09 '16
7:44 pm
Tasty morsels of sonic goodness. Take care of that great road crew. See you next time.

Azatar
(Jeffrey Allen Jr)
Mon Mar 07 '16
Paramount Theatre
Denver, CO, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Mar 08 '16
8:21 pm

What a special night! Took my son to his first concert (he's 12), and it brought back so many memories of one of my first shows, Satch at Darien Lake, NY in 1990. We had AMAZING seats, so we could watch the action up close. Seeing one of my musical heroes still playing and performing at such a high level is inspiring (especially as I approach 40).While I loved hearing some older classics (Not of this Earth was a surprise), it was really the newest material that stood out to me. I loved the new album already, but seeing it live with this band took it to another level.

On the drive back home to Nebraska the next day, my son told me "that was one of the best nights of my life." Thanks, Joe.

Albone
(Allen Chamberlain)
Mon Mar 07 '16
Paramount Theatre
Denver, CO, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Mar 08 '16
11:31 am

Great show!!!!! I have always enjoyed the playing of Joe. To see you still have awesome skills at your age, proves that you take care of yourself as well as enjoying playing for your fans. Just take it easy with the wise potato chips. Your guitar playing blows my mind. Thanks for a awesome show.

I listen to your music every day. In fact I fall asleep to your music every night. I'm not saying that its boring it just puts my mind in a state of peace that helps me sleep, during the day it gives me a boost of energy.

Your my favorite guitar player. Your the best at what you do. Hopefully you have another album or two left in you to release. Thanks Joe.

tbuzz48
(Terry Yenni)
Fri Mar 04 '16
Pearl Concert Theater @ Palms Casino
Las Vegas, NV, US
Rank: 3 Posted:
Mon Mar 07 '16
12:18 pm
I have been to several of Joe's concerts and this by far is the worst I have attended. It was very loud but that didn't bother me, the sound was muddy. It was like a loud noise and you could tell who was playing what, but you could hear Mike Keneally playing due to he was either out of tune or problems with his guitar. It is a shame that Joe is such a damn good guitarist and his playing was muffled from the loud noise. Concert was not good. One other thing, I just read Joe you are doing music for the United Nations, that is never a good thing no matter what they tell you it is not. I was in the US military assigned with the United Nations in Egypt and it is not a good thing at all.

roxtarz Fri Mar 04 '16
Pearl Concert Theater @ Palms Casino
Las Vegas, NV, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Mar 06 '16
5:20 pm

Well Joe Proves once again that He is the man with the guitar. Another amazing show. Had front row seats and was just blown away. My 14th Joe concert. He never disappoints.. I got the set list. They played 20 songs, with solos by each. I will try to post the songs later.. Played a lot of songs I'd never seen him play before and that was a real treat.. They killed 'Luminous Flesh Giants'-it was sooo heavy and engaging.. Loved the whole show.. But in reality, he left out so many songs that I would have loved to have heard.. Guess you can't play em all when you have 15 CDs to go through.. Regardless. Go the to this concert. You will be glad you did... Thanx guys. You all nailed it.

OK. Here's the set.. I got the bass player's set list! ;-)

SHOCKWAVE SUPERNOVA, FLYING IN A BLUE DREAM, ICE 9, CRYSTAL PLANET, NOT OF THIS EARTH. PEREGRINE WINGS, CATACLYSMIC, SUMMER SONG,

(15 minute break)

OPEN WITH 'DRUM SOLO', CRAZY JOE - Bass Solo-Keyboard Solo-Jam, LOST IN MEMORY, *LUMINOUS FLESH GIANTS, ALWAYS WITH YOU ALWAYS WITH ME, GOD IS CRYING, IF THERE IS NO HEAVEN, GOODBYE SUPERNOVA, SATCH BOOGIE - JAM OUT,

***********ENCORE

BIG BAD MOON, SURFING WITH THE ALIEN - JAM OUT TO END.............

Daimyo
(Michael Newton)
Wed Mar 02 '16
Fox Tucson Theatre
Tucson, AZ, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Mar 03 '16
7:58 am
Great show! It was my wife's first time seeing you and she had a blast. Thanks guys. It was great having you in our little section of the desert.Thanks for hanging for a little while after. See ya hopefully at G4!

FlyingBrian Sun Feb 28 '16
Fox Theater
Oakland, CA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Mar 02 '16
11:25 am

Let me start by saying that this show was incredible. Joe blazed through an amazing set list with impeccable skill and delivered that sweet, sweet tone that is Joe's signature. I don't know if I've ever seen Joe play better, although he's always so good I'd be splitting hairs there.

I've seen Joe play many times going back to the Surfing tour. Every single time Joe has delivered on the promise of his studio recordings. In fact, to my ears he often brings his songs to a higher level live. This show was no different. Simply stellar playing and sound. He always finds new ways to add just a little something new to his classics (nuanced changes in phrasing, and entirely new and improved licks as seen in recent years with Satch Boogie, Flying in a Blue Dream and Always With Me, Always With You as a few examples) while his newest tracks shine a bit brighter to my ear because even though Joe faithfully recreates them before your very eyes, his live tone is a touch more raw. In a very good way, of course. Don't mistake that last statement as a negative, quite the opposite. I happen to prefer hearing Joe's works live. His live tone is a yard stick for anyone in the genre.

I'd like to spend a few words talking about the band mates Joe is touring with. What a phenomenal set of musicians who each bring something special to the table. I've seen most of the touring line ups, and this one is my favorite. Hey, I love Stu too, but this is a different animal. Bryan Beller served up thick, juicy, and very tasteful lines all night long. He is rock solid, loud, sounds incredible and plays to each song perfectly. Take your eyes away from Joe for a few minutes and watch Bryan. He is extremely skilled and I think he's a perfect fit with Joe. Marco Minnemann is a killer drummer. I love Jeff and have lot of respect for him, but I feel Marco's style pushes Joe more, and he provides so much more dimension and depth. His solo was fantastic, and he locked down the groove all night. Mike Keneally has clearly formed a nice little bond with Joe. It's a beautiful thing to witness. He plays keys and guitar equally well, and provides Joe with a lot of cool twists live. He can double or harmonize Joe's awesome licks and melodies on keys and provide a fresh take in doing so. Or he can provide a great foundation for Joe on either keys or his six string. A damn good player, and maybe the best collaborator Joe has ever had. I'd love this to be Joe's band for the remainder of his career, but it's unlikely as both Marco and Bryan have a great thing brewing with the Aristocrats.

I put this show at the top of my list. Thinking back over the years I have loved every show I've been privileged to see, but this one is special. The retrospective quality, no opening act, the top notch playing all around and a killer set list make this one my favorite.

MehYam Sun Feb 28 '16
Fox Theater
Oakland, CA, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Tue Mar 01 '16
11:37 am

So good! Great, interesting setlist, I was surprised how good Luminous Flesh Giants was. Took one point off (9/10) because the sound was a little muddy in the first half - Shockwave Supernova sounded a little rough because of it. After the break, everything was crystal clear, and Joe just ripped, nailed everything, and put a lot of cool surprises into his playing.

Also, props for no opening act. Not that they've ever been bad, it's just nice to have two acts of what you came to see.

The new album is fantastic. I thought Unstoppable would be hard to beat, but these new songs innovate yet again, and take the music to new places. Please stay unstoppable, Joe!

Vinyl775
(Ashley Anthony)
Sat Feb 27 '16
Grand Sierra Resort Theatre
Reno, NV, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Mar 16 '16
12:28 pm
Joe Satriani is a brilliant fuitar player and songwriter. He is an inspiration for millions and will be for future generations. If you havent seen him perform live you are missing an opportunity of a lifetime. His new LP is fabulous ( my fav, Goodbye Supernova. Thank-you Joe Satriani for never letting me down after 30+ years

Renohiker
(Melissa Miller)
Sat Feb 27 '16
Grand Sierra Resort Theatre
Reno, NV, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Mar 12 '16
8:10 am
I bought the Meet and Greet package for my 18 year old son and for myself. It was wonderful. I still can't talk about it without tears of joy. I will keep searching and attend a Meet and Greet again. No one can make music like Joe Satriani. It's not only beautiful, it's very emotional. I have all of his CDs and recently bought s Mimi Bose so I can listen to him wherever I go. He Is The Best Ever!

aforegon
(arnold hill)
Fri Feb 26 '16
Elsimore Theatre
Salem, OR, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Mar 01 '16
8:07 pm

Joe, Band, and Crew,

Best show I have ever seen. It was a non stop hit festival. I'm am so thankful for the experience. I was able to share this with my wife whom I shared "Always with me, Always with you" as our song for almost 30 years and to hug her and hear this song again live with you all was the best night in my life.

Arnie and April

Mclarke93
(Michael Clarke)
Fri Feb 26 '16
Elsimore Theatre
Salem, OR, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Feb 29 '16
4:35 pm

Hi Joe!!

This was such an amazing show! Every song was great. Loved all the new ones as well as all the old favorites. The band had fantastic synergy and chemistry on stage. The energy of Joe Satriani playing live is unreal. So powerful, you really feel like you have been taken surfing with the alien afterwards. The energy doubled and they really got in the flow zone in the second half and was the best performance I have ever seen. Thank you so much Joe, Mike, Marco, and Bryan!!

Afterwards we waited near the stage door and watched the crew pack up for awhile. Really cool. Then we had the amazing experience of seeing Joe. He was so kind as to stop on the way to his bus and take a picture with us. Even though it was late, he even let us record him saying"Hi Joe" to my girlfriends younger brother who wasn't there. So amazing.

To look eye to eye and have gotten a hug from one of my biggest idols and inspirations was truly beyond words. I am so grateful for this experience.

Thank you so much Joe!!

thefireman Fri Feb 26 '16
Elsimore Theatre
Salem, OR, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Sat Feb 27 '16
8:18 pm

Excellent show! Great setlist, enjoyed every minute!

Thanks so much Joe!

bluebuffalo
(Freddy Garza)
Fri Feb 26 '16
Elsimore Theatre
Salem, OR, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Feb 27 '16
5:57 pm
This particular show was extra special because we made it a family thing. My three daughters were raised on Joe's music and they each have their favorites. The band was real tight and having a blast feeding off the crowds energy. The highlight for me was seeing them play If I Could Fly. The guitar jam between Joe and Mike brought us all out of our seats. At that point the band really took off. The first hour + of the show we got a song from just about every cd. Satch Boogie was crazy and intense. All in all Joe's control of the music and its delivery on his part was one if not the best display of his talent and skill. The closing songs were received well by all of us in attendance. Big Bad Moon was treat in itself since we got Joe to sing a song. Surfin never sounded better. I especially liked the diversity of song selection. Maybe 6 or 7 songs sprinkled from the earlier cd's, with alot of the newer songs. The songs from Supernova are incredible to hear and watch live. His mastery of his instrument is best described by seeing him live. Rock On Joe. I've begun making plans to catch you on consecutive shows next tour, just because I can and want to. Always a fan and admirer of your gift. LOVED THE SILVER COAT. The Garza's aka Blue Buffalo

DMJP
(Deborah Johnson-Perea)
Thu Feb 25 '16
Paramount Theatre
Seattle, WA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Oct 12 '16
4:13 pm
What can one say about being the FIRST STOP on a Satriani tour? Satriani must know that his followers in Seattle, Washington, are of the best – the VERY best. My husband and I never miss a show, and this particular evening has become the very top on our list. An eclectic choice of pieces, presented with the signature flow of sound that only Satriani can present, against the backdrop of the ultimate light show. We were mesmerized. Only the very serious of music followers attend Satriani’s concerts and as such, it is a “whole evening” experience. The mood that night was electric (no pun intended); everyone was filled with expectation of complete satisfaction; everyone carried a seriousness of being somehow well versed in music of excellence; it felt like coming home. You are never disappointed with Satriani and on this evening of 2/25/2016 we were equally blown away by the very accomplished and equal standing of his band members: Marco Minnemann on drums, Bryan Beller on bass and the multi-talented Mike Keneally on keyboards and guitar. There were exceptional solos by all three and Minnemann delivered the most aggressive, succinct drum solo we’ve ever heard. Talk about being blown away. We will never miss Satriani’s concerts. His music is far reaching, technically challenging, and requires mental acuity to simply keep up with its flow. Be prepared to gasp, thinking only of perfection fulfilled. Satriani and those with whom he tours are one of a kind artists.

drafter51
(Kevin Graham)
Thu Feb 25 '16
Paramount Theatre
Seattle, WA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Feb 29 '16
5:29 pm
Awesome show in every way, my 12th time seeing Joe live, I really enjoyed all the songs from Shockwave they sounded amazing. Marcos drum solo was very impressive it brought everyone to there feet. Im going to rank this my 2nd favorite Joe show. Killer sound, Killer setlist, extremely entertaining show, Love ya Joe, please dont ever stop...

kevcas8 Thu Feb 25 '16
Paramount Theatre
Seattle, WA, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Sun Feb 28 '16
7:52 am
Sensational show! Took my 9 year old son and we were both blown away! Set list was awesome, band had great chemistry and sound clarity was fantastic! Great start to the tour. Looking forward to the Vancouver show!

Aquilotto Tue Nov 10 '15
Eventim Hammersmith Apollo
London, , GB
Rank: 8 Posted:
Sat Dec 19 '15
2:54 am

Good things and bad things.

Great show as usual. Joe can give me great emotions every time I go to see him, and the last 15 years have been so many times when I was there. This time I traveled from Italy to see him and it was a wonderful experience, I brought my sister (her first show of Joe) and liked.

The only negative? The mixer, the volume and clarity of sound. Well, we are in 2015 and is no longer plausible to a paste like that. The volume was too high and definitely did not help. IMHO it's imperative to review something so that the experience (even for those who go for the first time) to become excellent!

Thank you Joe, thank you very much, see you as soon as possible, again!

Benjy Bassplayer Tue Nov 10 '15
Eventim Hammersmith Apollo
London, , GB
Rank: 9 Posted:
Fri Nov 13 '15
2:52 am

I scored 9 because I have gripe that really needs attention.

The good news is, the show was awesome. Joe just gets better and better, unlike some of the guitar greats who are losing their edge. He gave us a fantastic performance; thank you.

I have come to expect his work to be fast, accurate, creative and truly "sharp". Joe never disappoints and I always leave feeling it was a true privilege to have been there. The reaction from the floor is always enthusiastic and he can be sure the following really appreciate the work of a talented man. His interaction with the fans is always warm and I get the impression he really enjoys being there which is fantastic. The great Steve Hackett has a similar rapport with his following.

My one gripe, sorry, is the mixing. On many of the songs they push the drum and bass to the fore and it makes it hard to follow Joe. I don't come to listen to a drum and bass show. I am here for Joe and so are most of the following. If I want to hear Bass I go to see Gerry McAvoy and friends. I know Bryan Beller and Marco Minnemann are good and we appreciate that, but lets not have them take centre stage and drown out the genius that brought us to the show.

Lanner Tue Nov 10 '15
Eventim Hammersmith Apollo
London, , GB
Rank: Posted:
Thu Nov 12 '15
7:24 am
Awesome gig as you would expect. Actually met Joe and he kindly signed my guitar and drew an alien on it :-) . Great guy spent loads of time with us. Can't wait til the next tour Richard

djohnstonphoto
(Derek Johnston)
Mon Nov 09 '15
Portsmouth Guild Hall
Hampshire, P01 2AB, GB
Rank: 8 Posted:
Wed May 25 '16
12:33 pm
Given this show an 8/10. Not because of the players but because of the sound. Whenever Marco hit his kick drum everything else got downed out. Especially when he used double kick. Shame really as the performance was probably the best Satch gig I've seen since 1996 on the first G3 tour! We were obviously sat it a bass trap which was such a shame :(

anibur Sat Nov 07 '15
Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Southend-on-Sea, SS0 7RA, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Nov 11 '15
1:41 pm

First of all would like to say thank you to all of Joe's crew: Alastair, Michael, Mike, Jose, Mike, Troy, Mick and Jon for their hard work throughout the 46 shows to help make sure it all happens!

We really enjoyed Dan Patlansky and thought he was perfect support for Joe. Thank you to Mike, Marco, Bryan and Joe for an absolutely rocking show, it's obvious Joe loves this band and the energy and talent you all have is amazing. I loved all the interactions between you all and the brilliant drum solo. I was very lucky to win the meet and greet and Joe very kindly signed our son Paul's Ibanez guitar. Thank you Joe!

I always give ten out of ten for the shows and this one is no different. Thoroughly enjoyed Satch Boogie, Surfing, If I could Fly and Shockwave Supernova, along with everything else. If there is no heaven, gorgeous!. Our only disappointment was being to the far right of the stage 8 rows back and at Southend the seats do not slope up but I'll try harder next time! We look forward to seeing you all again at Eventim Apollo on Tuesday and wish you all a very safe journey home. Best wishes, Caroline & Stuart. PS Please come back to Southend!

AlexTeo Mon Nov 02 '15
Birmingham Symphony Hall
Birmingham, B1 2EA, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Dec 01 '15
5:57 am

Hi Joe,

I am writing to you in the hope that you would help. I realise you do receive lots of emails like this so I don't have great expectations but I have to try this for my son.

I would't write to you unless I knew the entire team you manage is different and closer to their fans - more "normal" as you said on stage – extremely modest for the star you are for so many years.

We enjoyed every second of the show yesterday evening in Birmingham! What a performance!

Matei, my 16 years old son was absorbing all of it, breathlessly! Needless to say he is a fan, has all the records from 1986 on, sings on guitar some of the songs (he even has an Ibanez Satriani model) and listens to your music all the time - including all the long trips in the car! He plans to take music as an IB high level at his baccalaureate and his love for guitar and moreover, music, started with Joe Satriani. He is studying at a boarding school in England although he is Romanian and he is praised for his music effort.

Last evening Matei went from ecstatic happiness – when you threw your pick directly at him (we were seated in the 4th row, in the middle) - to immense regret when he couldn't find the pick. It maybe the case that somebody else picked it up from the floor (he preferred to watch the show instead of starting to look for it in the middle of the song) or it went through some crack in the wooden floor. We looked for the pick at the end of the show for about 10 minutes until the organisers had to ask us out. The look on my son's face was of a great disappointment although he said nothing apart from a few discrete sighs. I know it would have meant the world to him. The show was absolutely fabulous but somehow, a sort of unfulfillment still stays with me because of this tricky pick! So close to heaven and yet… We did buy t-shirts and even the set of picks available but it's not the same.

I am writing to you in the shameless hope that you would have the time to send us a used pick of yours. Needless to say we would pay for the transport and taxes and whatever is needed. Again, it would mean the world to my son.

My address is: Dimitrie Racovita street, no. 8, Bucharest, Romania.

Thank you in advance for your kindness and for the selfless use of your power to make people happy!

Forever yours, Alex Teodorescu

flyingdog1968 Mon Nov 02 '15
Birmingham Symphony Hall
Birmingham, B1 2EA, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Nov 04 '15
5:04 am
After still buzzing from my meet and greet with Joe earlier, things were warmed up by the amazing Dan Patlansky and his band - think Stevie Ray Vaughan on steroids! After a brilliant 40 minute set from Dan it was then time for Joe. Tearing straight into Shockwave Supernova things got off to a terrific start and then didn't let up for the next 2 hours and 10 minutes! Too many highlights to mention but full credit to the rest of the band - Mike and Bryan and some brutal drumming from Marco! This is definitely the best live lineup I have seen and I am a BIG fan of Stu Hamm. A great mix of new tracks from Shockwave and older material - nice to hear one of my favourites, Friends, from the Extremist album again. A pity there was no Summer Song but then again Joe can't play everything. A wonderful evening from my front row seat and can't wait to see you again - keep Surfing With The Alien Joe!

winger11 Mon Nov 02 '15
Birmingham Symphony Hall
Birmingham, B1 2EA, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Nov 03 '15
2:25 pm
9th time seeing Joe and really have no more superlatives to describe Joe in concert. Simply THE best and for me, he just gets better each time. Brilliant musicianship from everyone else on stage too (I do still miss Stu Hamm though). No Summer Song (again) or MPHGT, but it's impossible for Joe to play all of his greatest songs, there are just too many of them. He did however play my all time favourite, If I Could Fly, and what an amazing version it was too. As always Joe, it was a privilege and a joy to spend the evening watching the master at work. Thank you Joe.

derekaka2sheds
(Derek Chester)
Mon Nov 02 '15
Birmingham Symphony Hall
Birmingham, B1 2EA, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Nov 03 '15
11:20 am
Last night at the Symphony Hall was simply AWESOME! Joe and the rest of the band were on top form. Great mix of music from Shockwave Supernova and previous albums. Lost count of how many times I've seen Joe over the years but he seems to improve with age! Great performance by all the band and without doubt 10/10! Already looking forward to the next one .........

todd2 Sun Nov 01 '15
Manchester 02 Apollo
Manchester, M12 6AP, GB
Rank: 8 Posted:
Sat Jul 16 '16
2:17 pm

As ever, really enjoyed the concert. However, I'd have chosen different tracks from the albums selected.


Am I the only person in the world who's favourite album is Engines of Creation?

kevvh1
(kevin eaton)
Sun Nov 01 '15
Manchester 02 Apollo
Manchester, M12 6AP, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Nov 11 '15
2:54 pm
Awesome show in manchester as always joe and the band produced an unstoppable set, the SUPERNOVA TOUR is a must see,DO NOT MISS OUT simply smokin \m/

3rdof5 Sun Nov 01 '15
Manchester 02 Apollo
Manchester, M12 6AP, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Nov 03 '15
3:15 am
Once again another FANTASTIC gig Joe,10/10 Great performance by all the band Looking forward to the next one

jp4rks
(Jonathan Parks)
Sun Nov 01 '15
Manchester 02 Apollo
Manchester, M12 6AP, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Nov 02 '15
2:14 pm
Absolutely brilliant gig last night in Manchester Joe! As usual you blew my mind with your guitar wizardry and genius. FYI: I was with my mate Peter on your side of the stage head-banging during Big Bad Moon with our white gig shirts on. Come back again soon! Jonny

Jamie Cem
(Cem Akalin)
Fri Oct 30 '15
Ruhrcongress
Bochum, , DE
Rank: 9 Posted:
Sun Nov 01 '15
7:22 am
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hansseng
(Gerry Hanssens)
Fri Oct 30 '15
Ruhrcongress
Bochum, , DE
Rank: 9 Posted:
Sun Nov 01 '15
3:55 am
Second show for me and again with a VIP package. This time we went onstage, something we were not allowed todo in Belgium. This was a great experience. Because the M&G was a little later then explected we got todo the Meet and Greet in the backstage. This time I brought my JS100 Satriani guitar to be signed by Master Joe. Again a great experience to meet el sympatico Joe Satriani. I asked him about his fameus guitar trick ans explained it on my guitar :-) This is a moment to never forget again. The show were numbered seats and I was sitting in row 25 while in Belgium I was on the first row. I must say that in row 25 the sound was better then on the first row (the mix is better), but it's a pitty that we could not see the faces of the artists on that distance. The show was like in Belgium superb !!

Bettibass Fri Oct 30 '15
Ruhrcongress
Bochum, , DE
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Oct 31 '15
7:01 am
Great music and a great show. You guys were brilliant. Only one little thing: Joe, you played too often in this one corner, where I did not sit. I hoped you would come to the middle more often. I will come again and sit on "your" side.

Flo Mirage
Tue Oct 27 '15
Admiralspalast
Berlin, , DE
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Oct 30 '15
12:04 pm

Hello Joe, thank you for this great Show!!! Your Music, every day in my life!

Flo

sonor
(Klaus Parzinger Klaus)
Sun Oct 25 '15
Circus Krone
Munich, , DE
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Nov 14 '15
6:50 am
Dank dir für die geile Show und ganz speziell einen Gruß an Marco Minneman!!

Firdoel Mon Oct 19 '15
Rock Cafe
Tallinn, , EE
Rank: 9 Posted:
Mon Dec 07 '15
1:04 pm

Hi there,

My wife offered me the VIP package, which has been a surprise for me until the day of the show. I was really anxious and got there on time with my other Satch-lover friends of the day. At first we had to wait for a good couple hours because the venue was behind on the organisation and Joe wasn't there yet either, blame it on a tight flight schedule from Warsaw. So eventualy we met Jareth (Tour Manager?) who filled us in on how it was gonna roll for us. He also informed me that I was the winner of the "aftershow" who turned out to be an extra invitation for the meet & greet. Since one of my fellow fanboys had a girlfriend with a ticket ready for the show, I got to be the good samaritan and told him to bring her in with us to meet the Master! It all whent great, Joe was very nice, but you could also tell he was tired and we were all on the watch. We got to take nice pictures (with the help of Jay, another one of Satch's team member) So very frustrating not to get the opportunity to spend a little bit more time with Joe! But hey, we get it alright, that's the way it is.. Then that one thing that really bothered me happened: A friggin' platoon of freebies and "friends of friends" who crashed our party last minute with a couple of press photographers to show off in the papers. You might think I'm envious or bitter, but when you know the average salary in Estonia and the price of the VIP package, and also that these guys probably didn't even paid for the show itself, well, it put things in a f*cking perspective. After we got out (again) to wait and cue (again), while most of the pre-mentionned f*ckers stayed cozy inside, there was this young girl waiting with her guitar. She was so enthousiastic and cute that I decided to give her the picks I received as tour merch, as she will certainly have a better use for them then I would, given I'm no guitarist. Finally the show. Waow... Last time I saw him live it was around 96-97. I didn't had fully discovered the last album yet and the first listening didn't drove me crazy.. But that was before. The energy, the set, Joe and his musicians, it was perfect. Time, Flying in a Blue Dream, Not of this Earth, Luminous Flesh Giants.. Souls of Distorsion? Time Machine maybe? Nah, I'm being capricious now, next time maybe. My girl told me that day "Tonight hun, you'll Surf with an Alien" Well, I sure did babe. Thanks Joe! (and also thanks to Jareth & Jay) Fred

mirecek
(Mirko Miskovic)
Fri Oct 16 '15
Werk Arena
Trinec, , CZ
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Nov 10 '15
12:59 pm
What a concert I´ve been in. Two days ago, I also been in Bratislava ( SK ),then here in Trinec ( CZ ) as VIP too. My dream has come true to meet and talk Joe personally..amazing. The last three songs we´ve been on podium, so I was just some steps from Marco drumming..for me as a drummer, unbelievable...live songs from ...Supernova were really super, also from professioanl point of view..and that solo Joe and Mike, what a hearing! Just perfect...I hope to see Joe and all stuff one again soon...in Europe. So far, listen to all my CD and DVD I have him from. And I have got all ones...Joe let´s play always like this and thanks to possibility to talk with you...photos with you is my very favourite one..Marco, also thanks to see your drumming, just I stayed without any words to see you...regards to all from me sincerely..Miroslav, Slovakia

mirecek
(Mirko Miskovic)
Wed Oct 14 '15
Aegon Arena
Bratislava, , SK
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Nov 10 '15
1:06 am
What a concert I´ve been in Bratislava ( SK ),then here in Trinec ( CZ ) as VIP too. My dream has come true to hear Joe lively...amazing... solo Joe and Mike, what a nice making together as one ! Just perfect...I hope to see Joe and all stuff one again soon...in Slovakia for example. So far, listen to all my CD and DVD I have him from. And got all ones from you...Joe let´s play always like this to make life better with your fantastic music..Marco,Mike also thanks for experience I remember for really long time to see you hope again..take care,Miroslav

rozator
(Alexandru Lobontiu)
Tue Oct 13 '15
Sala Polivalenta
Cluj-Napoca , , RO
Rank: 9 Posted:
Thu Oct 15 '15
11:48 am
Unlike the 'Unstoppable Momentum' show in 2013 which was warm, filled with love, sending us on another planet for 2 hours, the 'Shockwave Supernova' show was precise as a scalpel and strong as an axe. Incredible sound, incredible Alien Joe, sick drum solo by Marco Minnemann and unbelievable performance by Mike Keneally, playing two different instruments at the same time. Kind, gentle giant Joe and staff member Jacek absolutelly made my day!

javicisro
(Victor Jalba-Soimaru)
Mon Oct 12 '15
Sala Polivalenta
Bucharest , , RO
Rank: 8 Posted:
Tue Oct 13 '15
1:06 am

Good setlist, Shockwave Supernova jewels plus “oldies but goldies”.

Terrible venue concerning the sound. Also the crowd was a little too chilly. The audience lacked warmth; dunno why, the weather outside was delightfull.

Some badass solos by Michael Joseph Keneally and Marco Minnemann + Bryan Beller dancing all around.

A short and somehow not so “wow” version of Always with me…

Loving “Crazy Joe”, Shockwave Supernova takes some time to sink teeth in but afer listening it again and again after the show you realise it sounds mature and very sophisticated.

Forgot about Dan Patlansky: feeling a little sorry for his Fender; a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do to get his sound.

Thanks Joe for the extraterrestrial music.

jorodrag
Sun Oct 11 '15
National Palace of Culture
Sofia, , BG
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Oct 13 '15
5:55 am
A real spiritual experience! My good mood is up at least for the next several days. Mr. Mike Keneally was great too, only the keyboards during the Crystal Planet sounded not as I expected,... but still great! About the opening band of Dan Patlansky... It seems this year is for me the year of best bands I've never heard before: Vintage Trouble (opened for AC/DC), and now Dan Patlansky. I like his guitar playing style and also he is a good singer.

Js68
(Leonardo Digiorgio)
Wed Oct 07 '15
Auditorium Parco della Musica
Rome, , IT
Rank: Posted:
Tue Oct 13 '15
1:40 am
I am southern Italian city of Taranto, I am a guitarist and I play the music of joe from more than 10 years, the concert in Rome and 'was for me the first opportunity that I dress to meet joe live. the concert 'was exciting, Joe played by god, I wanted to play with him flying in a blue dream😂 .... the only time when I was sad,' was when I could not take the pick of joe guitar that launched to the public. I hope that you return in Italy ... ☺️ so you could take a picture with joe and receive his pick....👽👽😊😊😊 I would be happy if only joe I answered him in person, even once .... my only satisfaction and 'guitar and his music, thank you hope you can understand me ... ☺️

gabpao Wed Oct 07 '15
Auditorium Parco della Musica
Rome, , IT
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Oct 08 '15
5:25 am
I attended the Rome show yesterday evening: that was great, wonderful, perfectly performed by Joe, Mike, Marco and Bryan, in an impressive explosion of energy and technic. As a winner of a special draw I had also the rare opportunity of meeting Joe before the show (a wonderful, quiet guy) and some members of the staff I want here to thank very much for all their availability and courtesy. And...believe me: being on stage during encores is a wonderful experience!

Simone93
(Simone Dell'Amico)
Tue Oct 06 '15
Teatro Obihall
Florence, , IT
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Mar 07 '16
3:08 am
Fabulous concert, is truly a thrill to listen live your favorite guitar player, also wonderful Marco, Bryan and Mike

FrauB Mon Oct 05 '15
Teatro della Luna
Milan, , IT
Rank: 9 Posted:
Tue Oct 06 '15
12:28 pm

I had the opportunity to meet Joe before the show, and he is really a kind man. It was a dream...the concert? amazing. He performed also unusual songs and of course the most famous ones. I'm not a guitar player, I play keyboards but Joe is so full of talent! The thing I like most it's the the fact that the technics is at the service of the sound, of the idea Joe wants to communicate...not the opposite.

I didn't give 10 because of the location. I do not like Teatro della Luna. It is a place good for musical, not for a rock concert. People wants to stand up and move....drink beer...in Teatro della Luna the armchairs are so narrow that you are blocked in your seat. Last year in Live at Trezzo D'Adda the location was perfect. Ciao Silvia

hansseng
(Gerry Hanssens)
Sun Sep 27 '15
De Roma
Antwerp, , BE
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Nov 01 '15
3:49 am
This was the first time I've seen Joe Satriani after being a fan for many years. I bought my first DVD's in 2003. From that day on I liked the way Satriani plays. I play guitar myself but I never dared to try songs from Satch. After playing 15 years and having some real good guitar teachers I now dare to learn songs from Satriani. I must say that it's real challenge to learn his songs, but once you get some Joe sounds out of a guitar it feels amazing. I had to buy a VIP package, I wanted to see Joe in person. The Meet and Greet was great, what a down to earth personality while he is the best of the world !! The concert was a first row concert. First time I see Joe and I got to see him playing from the first row !! Amazing !! I like the new CD a lot, when he started with the song Shockwave Supernova, it's a right in your face kickoff of a great show !! I liked the playing of Mike Keneally also a lot, guitar while playing keyboard kicks ass :-). Keep up the good work and see you next year on Hellfest... if I can wait that long :-).

FrankRonin
(Frank Hurkmans)
Sat Sep 26 '15
Limburg Hall
Heerlen, , NL
Rank: 8 Posted:
Tue Sep 29 '15
12:46 pm

Please find my review of the gig from September 26th here:

http://maxazine.com/2015/09/28/joe-satriani-plays-capita-selecta-accompanied-by-a-suberb-band/

Joe Satriani plays Capita Selecta accompanied by a suberb band

Parkstad Limburg Theaters (Heerlen, The Netherlands) is working very hard to become THE broad musical stage for South Limburg. Big names from the progressive and adult pop music are contracted and will show up the upcoming months: Stanley Clarke, Paul Carrack and Snarky Puppy to name a few. On September 26, it was the honor to Joe Satriani to mount the cosy stage in The Limburgzaal.

Joe Satriani recently started a new world tour, called Shockwave, to promote his brand new album named Shockwave Supernova. A new album of this widely recognized master guitarist is definitely an event to look forward to. What makes it this time even more exciting is that this album was recorded with the ‘super trio’ Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller and Marco Minneman.

We were able to see this quartet in 2013 during the last Satriani tour and that was a very memorable musical evening. A brief introduction of the band: Joe Satriani is widely known as 'world guitarist'; but the gentle giant and very modest Mike Keneally is regarded as a guitar player born on another planet. Joe Satriani has regularly admitted to find Mike Keneally a more gifted and versatile guitarist than himself ... And Keneally plays besides the guitar also keyboards.

And the rhythm tandem Bryan Beller and Marco Minnemann is nowadays almost legendary. Legendary for its rhythmic collaboration in the fusion trio The Aristocrats and in the support of Joe Satriani.

Whether you're a fan of Joe Satriani, love fusion or the eclectic music of Mike Keneally: this gig had to be very exciting and heavy musical happening. And looking back to the concert: this became absolutely true during a wonderful show.

Support act was hill country blues singer/songwriter Markus James; only accompanied by a drummer. Multi-instrumentalist Markus plays a typical kind of trance blues where guitar, harmonica and typical repetitive rhythm patterns are combined into a burning melting pot. During 45 minutes the audience was transported back in time towards North Mississippi to relive the downside of the hard life over yonder. Curious stories about hellhounds, graves, seduction and corruption combined with the instrumentation and distorted voice created a hypnotic atmosphere.

At 20:30 sharp Joe Satriani and his companions entered the stage and immediately set the tone for the upcoming two hours: strong guitar driven music, very loud and guided by, sometimes complex, rhythmic support. Most of the songs were enriched with great visuals in the background which gave the show an extra valuable dimension.

During more than two hours Satriani led us through examples from his whole catalogue. The band played old classics like Flying In A Blue Dream combined with a preferred brand new selection from Shockwave Supernova.

From the start it became apparent that a very mature band was supporting the rock songs in an experienced way. As far as you would expect an one man ego show you were totally wrong. Every band member had room for some individual exploration: Beller showed his excellent improvisation skills during amongst others Ice9. Minnemann had in general the freedom to play his recognizable chops within the boundaries of the song structures. The melodic guitar parts and recognizable shredding parts of Satch were broadly supported by multi keyboard and guitar layers by Mike Keneally.

What became very apparent was that Keneally led the whole instrumentation and positioned Satch in the permanent spotlight to demonstrate via the guitar everything he had in his mind and body. Often playing keyboards and guitar simultaneously he was the anchorman of the band.

Every now and then Keneally joined Satriani on the front of the stage to play the guitar together and in some tunes he played some solo guitar parts. The absolute musical highlight, and there were many to count, for the guitar adepts was a duel during If I Could Fly. During the end of the show Minnemann went totally loose on an dynamic and complex drum solo he only can perform.

The only drawback when listening to this great rock music is that also a show like this has an end …

For both Satriani fans as admirers of the rest of this band: this was an unforgettable evening of high octane melodic rock music supported every by the complexity and ingenuity of the three musketeers behind maestro and puppet master Satch.

joebryan667
(alain ba)
Sun Sep 20 '15
Casino Barriere
Toulouse, , FR
Rank: 9 Posted:
Mon Oct 12 '15
2:01 am
Hello guys, I Fly 1000 miles to see my fav band live and I was happy again after my 16 shows since 1993... Love the new LP and the band is great, good mix and top drummer... See you in Stuttgart again...yes never enough...

MrMaingo
(Philippe Maingoutaud)
Fri Sep 18 '15
Espace du Crouzy
Boisseuil, , FR
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Oct 19 '15
12:06 pm

Aliens came back! Hey, Joe! Thanks for coming in this french little townn. I didn't believe it was real...the show was great and thanks to your friends around you, I'm sure now that you are Not of this earth! Listening to Shockwave Supernova, it sounds to me that you are in a circle...back to the 80's but with 30 years of live experience.

Many "Thank you"

peter metcalfe Fri Sep 18 '15
Espace du Crouzy
Boisseuil, , FR
Rank: 3 Posted:
Wed Sep 23 '15
1:42 am
Who chose this venue! A world tour by Joe Satriani and the best Limoges can do is a village hall. The stage was set low and it was standing room only. If you were under 6 ft tall you had difficulty seeing, if under 5ft 6inch you saw nothing unless you were at the front which we were unable to do. The ceiling was low which meant the acoustics were poor and the sound deafening. As a result we left early.

AKAIncubus Thu Nov 13 '14
The Star Theatre
Singapore, , SG
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Jan 10 '17
3:32 am
Great show, great memories.

bbrey Thu Nov 13 '14
The Star Theatre
Singapore, , SG
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Feb 20 '16
7:44 pm

First of all i would like to Thank You Joe Satriani for coming to singapore. Finally after 14 years of waiting since ur G3 gig in malaysia in 2000 at last i finally got to see u and the rest of the band members marco minnemann, bryan beller and mike keneally playing live on stage.

It was an experienced of strange beautiful music that i treasure so much. Flying all the way from Kota Kinabalu,Sabah,Malaysia to meet u in person and see u performing live in singapore was so great and full of wonderful music.

Thank You So Much Joe Satriani.

hansen
(Tong Chee Onn)
Thu Nov 13 '14
The Star Theatre
Singapore, , SG
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Nov 14 '14
6:11 am
Words can't describe. Simply amazing! perfect performance. A Grammy winner!!

BigBunny Tue Nov 11 '14
Astor Theatre
Perth, , AU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Jan 08 '15
6:55 am
this was the fifth time I'd seen Joe live (includes Masterclass & G3 2006) and it was the best gig for me! I had a seat right in front of Joe and all night I was mesmerised o_O Marco Minnemann blew us away, what a solo! Satch is still my favourite guitarist, what a concert!

Darryl K Tue Nov 11 '14
Astor Theatre
Perth, , AU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Nov 14 '14
9:11 am
Still buzzing from the gig. Awesome from front row. Starting to recover now from HEAD BANGING. Got a pick from Big MIKE " The keyboard AND GUITAR shredding" Keneally, and my babe got a stick accidently thrown by Marco " What a Great Aim" Minnemann. What an AWESOME drummer too. The Beast on the bass was hard core and cool, almost at the same time... Very nice tones. And of coarse, Joe Satriani, great up high, and great down low and everywhere in between. Absolutely FAN F&#KING TASTIC. As usual. The MEET and GREET package was worth it. Bought some great merchandise, got some cool items of mine autographed, just adding to a now bigger collection. So all in all, a GREAT NIGHT. I am a Very Happy Shredder. ADIOS AMIGOS!

MickGlatt Tue Nov 11 '14
Astor Theatre
Perth, , AU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Nov 12 '14
3:43 am
Fantastic night...what a band!!! Nice to mention Leslie West with Joe. I have seen Rush many times...Yes as well... other players too many to mention...I was taken aback by the sheer musicality of Joe...and the performance of the band. My missus raved about the drummer no end. Could not fault anything....totally impressed and blown away!!!

Sarg Sun Nov 09 '14
Her Majesty's Theatre
Adelaide, , AU
Rank: 7 Posted:
Wed Dec 10 '14
11:06 pm
Joe is without question my all time favourite guitar player and anyone who goes to a Satch show will always see a world class performance by Joe. There is never any question of that and Joe once again played in his impressive way, like only Joe does. Unfortunately I did find the quality of the sound to be no where near as good as when we have seen Satch on previous occasions. The speakers near where we were sitting were working too hard and did not sound clear at all. It was a bit disappointing, as previous shows we had seen the sound was clear and great, e.g. like at Thebarton Theatre. So that was the only negative. Hence a 7 out of ten and not a 10. The unstoppable Momentum album as most would agree has some very cool material and it was good to see Joe bring the songs to the live stage. I liked 'Shine on American Dreamer' and 'Crying' as my stand out favourites for the night. I thought the film footage on the back screen was also cool. Also I liked the support act, and the drum solo was awesome. Overall we had a great night at Joe's gig and as always look forward to next time.

FenderSRV Sun Nov 09 '14
Her Majesty's Theatre
Adelaide, , AU
Rank: 1 Posted:
Tue Nov 18 '14
9:24 am
My partner & I were in Adelaide for a weeks holiday from NZ and this was supposed to be the highlight of the trip on the last night before returning home. I'm a guitarist myself playing Fender & Gibson. We were seated upstairs in the dress circle in the middle and right from the start of the show the sound was at a painfully loud level. It was far too loud, I had a young girl next to me with earmuffs on looking quite distressed trying to shield her ears against her mother.After about 10 minutes of Joe's playing damage to my right ear occurred & I am now faced with permanent hearing loss in my right ear & missing out on the higher frequencies. This show should have been stopped and levels addressed, they were at dangerous levels, do they not care about what can happen to our precious hearing. It absolutely ruined the show for me & I've been told the sound crew were asked to turn it down but did not & that the sound emitting from the stage was greater than through the PA. An absolutely dreadful experience, never again!

evhgui
(Nick Carew)
Sun Nov 09 '14
Her Majesty's Theatre
Adelaide, , AU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Nov 13 '14
1:56 am
I missed seeing Joe play at the G-Taranaki guitar festival in New Plymouth, New Zealand in 2008 and it was my good fortune that I was in Adelaide on the 9 Nov14. It was everything I expected and more and it was clearly evident that Joe was having a great time in one of my favourite venues in Adelaide. It would be remiss of me not to mention the supporting musicians Marco Minnemann, Bryan Beller and Mike Keneally. I'm not a great fan of drum solos but that one was spellbinding. I've seen a lot of artists in my life but Joe you truly entertain us and let your guitar do the talking

Nezzle
(Nerrilee Morale)
Sat Nov 08 '14
Palais Theatre
Melbourne, , AU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Sep 12 '15
5:54 am
This was my first ever Satriani gig I went to, and I was stunned! It was a fantastic show full of great songs, and a great performance by everyone. I loved every minute!

Dream 3
(jamie anderson)
Sat Nov 08 '14
Palais Theatre
Melbourne, , AU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Nov 19 '14
9:11 pm
What can i say Honestly this show blew me away Joe and the guys played lots of new material mixed in with some classic Satch tunes that are common place at most concerts. Marco,Bryan and Mike definately spiced things up the Drum solo by Marco was Awesome to say the least. Was awesome meeting Joe before the show and wishing him all the best in having a kickass show and getting more of my CD collection signed Thanks JOE for another amazing day and night and hope to see you again in another year or 2 :) :) :) :)

Flan133
(Stephen Flanagan)
Tue Nov 04 '14
The Tivoli
Brisbane, , AU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Nov 06 '14
5:41 pm
Outstanding. Fortunately I got there early. (One spot off the rail, right in the middle) I was surprised by the support act, Sit Down Servant are very cool and sounded great but then... Joe and the guys burned the house down. Nice spread across the catalogue and the encore sent every one home on a high. Great to see Joe back. I've been hanging out since Thump Music did the 'Night with Joe" at the Conservatorium of Music. Don't be a stranger.

cg83 Sun Nov 02 '14
The Opera House
Wellington, , NZ
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Nov 03 '14
11:05 am

I won the VIP meet & greet tickets to see Joe before the show - thanks Webmaster & Tour Management!!. My wife and I went along, had a chat, and Joe kindly signed some things for us. Joe was happy to hear my wife walked down the Aisle to Always with Me, Always with you which was nice.

The show was absolute killer. I loved the new songs, and hearing a few oldies but goodies too. His guitar tones were just absolutely amazing.

Thank you very much for the opportunity to Meet & Greet Joe, it was fantastic.

Juliet
(Juliet Trevethick)
Sat Nov 01 '14
ASB Theatre
Auckland, , NZ
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Nov 04 '14
2:02 pm
Fantastic show!!

hanguiano8
(Hugo Anguiano)
Sat Sep 20 '14
Metropolitan Theatre
Mexico City, , MX
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Nov 01 '15
8:25 am
That was the first time I've seen to Joe Satriani. It was amazing... I still remember "Surfing With The Alien" in that show, it was ESPECTACULAR!!!!

wolf2 Sat Sep 20 '14
Metropolitan Theatre
Mexico City, , MX
Rank: 9 Posted:
Thu Oct 01 '15
6:54 am
Hello ,Joe wolf2 here ,well I have been to alot of shows but the mexico city metropolitan theater was remeberable it was sort of like a kids birthday party man pinaiatas and everything it sounds huge metropolis but it was very small inside but many people I think their was 11 ,000 people their or maybe more it was great sometimes litttle things mattter especially to guy like me who rides time difference though You kicked some serious but their I believe man that that was whats callled a Boosting show where you just let her all out it was cool it was like have cream poured over my ears or melting ice cream on them you had some you said you were trying ne equipment I thought it was the best show of all I been too too date I have more reviwes later but it was perfect for their I got the feel from yeah their it sent like a lightning strike threw our bods you yours .Perfect it was Im not doing much ridieng formula Atk litttle races winnning some races thats all I rode my bicycle here to the library to do that review for you it was though man different gear same brands different models money talks bs walks later wolf2.

joebryan667
(alain ba)
Sat Jul 19 '14
Festival de Carcassone
Carcassone, , FR
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Jul 21 '14
4:04 pm
Thanx a lot to Joe,Mike ,Marco and Brian and all the team for the show ...I see you a second time after Karlsruhe and I was very enjoy... Sound was very very good... Band look happy to be at this Place and thanx a lot for signing my Poster...Thanx Jarret too... Merci beaucoup you are so cool and great...merci...

alexandrecaetano
(Alexandre Caetano)
Fri Jul 18 '14
Super Bock, Super Rock
Meco, , PT
Rank: 9 Posted:
Mon Jun 08 '15
5:56 am
I just gave to this Joe`s concert a 9 because it was an one hour concert but it was awesome!! Perfect sound, great band and an amazing audience. Joe is an amazing musician and he has very good staff. The sound was really good. Thank you so much Joe, always with you :D.

ZZsong
(Luís Caroto)
Fri Jul 18 '14
Super Bock, Super Rock
Meco, , PT
Rank: 3 Posted:
Mon Jul 28 '14
12:52 pm

There is something plain wrong regarding Satriani concerts. The lead guitar (Satch one) is completely over the top! Too damn loud and painful to the listener years.

It is the fifth time Satriani plays on Portugal, I went to 3 of the shows, in 3 different "houses" and the sonic experience was always awful due to the problem described above.

If this is a deliberate action then shame on you! If it is the sound engineer, you really need to find a better one!

Regards, LMC

PS: I really hope Satch reads this or at least someone show him this for me.

pedro_milhazes Wed Jul 16 '14
Auditorio Mar de Vigo
Vigo, , ES
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Jul 17 '14
4:45 am
This was the best Joe Satriani concert ever! I´ve met Joe Satriani in the Vip Meet and Greet that i won and he was very calm and nice :D I was the first one to meet Joe Satriani and i had my G3 Live in Concert cd cover signed and told him that it was the first time i ever heard him play and i´ve never see someone play like him.. Took some photos too. It was my third concert and i came from Portugal just to see him. The setlist was amazing! Joe´s energy on stage was awesome, we can really see that he loves what he plays and the audience. Marco Minnemann drumming was "NOT OF THIS EARTH", the work he did with the drums was amazing it was more than powerfull. The rest of the band was fantastic as always, Mike Keneally is just so "Mike Keneally"..(can´t describe better than saying: Mike Keneally) and Bryan Beller was awesome too with cool and powerfull bass. All the staff was excellent (specially the VIP coordinator that i didn´t heard his name but he was a fantastic and very funny dude). Hope too see you all again someday! Pedro Milhazes

marinalan
(marina Arbat-Bofill)
Mon Jul 14 '14
Sala Barts
Barcelona, , ES
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Jul 24 '14
2:46 am

L’Impuls Imparable - Crònica del concert de Joe Satriani (14/07/14) - Sala BARTS de Barcelona (festival GREC) He de dir que em vaig emocionar una mica (bastant) amb el meu passi de “Media”; tenia fins i tot la foto d’en Joe Satrianiiii!!! em van dir que només era per entrar o per si me la demanaven, que en realitat no calia que me l’enganxés però jo tenia ganes de passejar-me per tooooota la sala amb l’enganxina al pit! I així em vaig passar tota la nit jiji fins que vaig anar a dormir, literalment… senyores que passegen pels carrers de Barcelona amb l’acreditació al pit! Sí i amb orgull xD.

En teoria havia de tenir l’entrevista amb en Marco Minnemann abans del concert però jo ja em temia que no tindríem massa temps… i efectivament! Com pensava, les furgonetes que recollien als músics es va endarrerir, de fet es va endarrerir de tal manera que el concert va començar tard per culpa d’ells. Només em sap greu no haver-me posat a primera fila quan vaig entrar abans que el públic…

A les nou en punt l’escenari estava preparat i muntat però ells no apareixien!

En veure que cap a dos quarts no m’havien vingut a buscar vaig decidir aplaçar els nervis per després del concert i gaudir al màxim! Al principi em va costar… però ho vaig aconseguir! Van entrar i vaig tenir la sensació que ja els coneixia, bé, potser a en Keneally no l’havia vist mai en directe, però sí en 100 vídeos! No van dir res, van començar a tocar. Sonava brutal!

Si no m’equivoco va començar amb Jumpin’ in; recordo molt el riff amb aquella distorsió tan característica, un punt més “guarrilla” que la que sol posar… i el moment en que la cançó calma les ovacions del públic els van poder dir hola. Mica en mica i sense espera es van presentant els músics per si sols, primer en Marco marcant la caixa enèrgica com sempre; en Bryan Beller al baix i amb els cabells amunt i avall… i la sorpresa de la nit: Mike Keneally! sempre pensaré que aquest home no ha volgut ser més protagonista perquè realment… ho hagués pogut ser… quina passada tant als teclats com a la guitarra! Mare meva… un cop més necessitava més ulls per poder-ho veure tot!

Després va continuar amb un dels temes que més em van sorprendre, es diu Devil’s Slide i jo no la tin massa coneguda perquè és del disc “Engines of Creation” (2000) que no em mola massa i just aquesta és massa electrònica pel meu gust… però clar… amb en Marco i en Keneally als teclats i al palm mute… va ser un dels temes que em van flipar més… la distorsió va fer que de seguida estiguèssim a dalt de tot, era impossible baixar! Més heavy que mai…

I acaben i pam! la tercera cançó era Flyin’ in a blue dream i és allò que dius “no pot ser!!! ja?” la gent es va sorprendre tant com jo… de fet si ho mireu ningú estava a punt per gravar el tema hehehe i tots els vídeos que he vist tenen els inicis tallats! preciosa… jo només recordo pensar “com camina, com camina, com caminaaaa” visca el punch del bombo…

I sense gairebé temps de deixar-me recuperar l’alè… la fantàstica i preciosa Unstoppable Momentum, tan seva, tan Satrianíssima… i quin finaaaaal en Keneally i en Satriani fotent-li per davant i en Minneman on fire amb els breaks del darrere!

Després a venir una mica de calma amb la preciosa The Weight of The World amb el punt de groovie progressiu que els queda tan bé als dos Aristocrats i a en Keneally. I la tornada que molts vam corejar amb els ulls tancats assaborint el moment…

Un altre tema molt ‘canyero’ i revisitant el disc Surfin’ with the Alien va ser Ice9, espectacular la canya que portaven…. Mare meva POWERFUL total! i en Satriani d’un costat a l’altre mentre la cançó que he escoltat tants cops em sonava més moderna. Seria la bateria? seria el so de la guitarra? no ho sé. Aquí va fer una mica de sons tipus Vai eh en Satch… tot s’ha de dir heheh encara que… què va ser primer l’ou o la gallina?

Vaig cantar tooooooooota la melodia de The Crush of love sense saber quin tema era, bé, més aviat sense recordar-lo! m’agrada molt! i m’agrada molt l’arpegi per sota que sonava bastant guay de volum… després vaig pensar que millor no cridar gaire, no fos cas que em quedés sense veu per entrevistar en Marco jejej

Moment tranquil amb la curteta I’ll put a stone in your Cairn. Balada romànticona i Satrianíssima també! preciosa! diguèssim que vaig sospirar… sempre la trobo curta… i sense esborrar el meu somriure als llavis va arribar: A Door into a Summer, seguint l’ordre preestablert al disc. No sé si és més single aquesta o la Unstoppable momentum; em vaig adonar que la gent les canta per igual… aquesta la vaig cantar tota segur! m’encanta! es la primera que se’m va enganxar del nou disc.

L’escenari es va quedar a les fosques i va aparèixer la guitarra blava amb el logo de Chickenfoot per Lies and Truths… però al cap de pocs segons espectacle Minnemann… espectacle…. quin domini… jo pensava com el podria entrevistar sense semblar massa fan després d’aquella emoció! uaaahhh… orgàsmic total… final apoteòsic! em penso que va ser una de les meves preferides de la nit!

Un dels temes que no podia faltar era Satch Boogie, guay! Com sempre! Sí que és un dels temes que mai fallen, i va ser molt xulo veure l’espectacle musical uncop més. És un dels molts temes en que el pobre Keneally va de cul que si guitarra que si teclat… quin canvi de xip!

Vaig recordar el meu somni americà amb “Shine On American Dreamer”, com va comentar en Satriani és un tema perfecte per posar-te mentre condueixes. Un dia ho provaré Joe! I les imatges que acompanyaven la música quedaven súper bé amb el joc de llums de la sala.

“Three Sheets to the Wind" un cop més, en Satriani i en Keneally es van posar a contestar-se i doblar-se l’un a l’altre i buaaaa!!! En fi, molt guay! I Satrianíssim!

Cryin’ és la típica cançó per plorar, per recordar melancòlicament un amor, per festejar o per fer l’amor. Si o no? Jo la posaria de fons en tots aquests moments. Ja sé que es diu Cryin’ i que vol dir plorar… però a mi no em fa pas tanta pena… m’agrada molt i la torbo molt romàntica amb un punt tràgic que m’encanta, em fa sospirar. Mmmm potser molaria per dir adéu a algú que marxa, d’acord. Així la compro. Preciosa amb llums que casaven a la perfecció.

I després de la tranquil·litat i l’emotivitat de Cryin’ va arribar un dels moments de la nit. Com sempre sol passar-me amb en Marco, i encara que aquest cop ja m’ho esperava… va arribar el momentàs del súper solo de bateria. On els que encara no s’havien adonat del potencial de Mr. Minnemann van quedar amb la boca tan oberta que els tocava a terra. Com sempre un solo estudiat i improvitzat a la vegada, precís i passional, suau i potent, directe i elaborat… amb aquells malabars que alguns critiquen i altres envejen… una passada.

Seguint a tope gràcies a en Marco Minnemann vam viatjar en el temps amb el tema “Time Machine”, i amb menció especial a Marco Minnemann de nou. Amb una força i un punch bruuuutaaaaal; amb aquest punt agressiu/sexual hauria de dir… fa que realment caigui la baba i que el cos et vibri de manera espectacular amb el bombo o la caixa. Un cop més em va passar allò tan sorprenent que només em passava amb The Aristocrats… que se’m desvia l’atenció cap a la bateria… Aquest noi no ha d’anar al gimàs ja us ho asseguro… i per això va sortir tan suat a l’entrevista… però és que mare meva….

Vam seguir navegant pel tems amb ‘Always with me always with you’ seguida de ‘Surfin’ wth the alien’. Entenc que la gent els vol i que els ha detocar… pensaria que estarien un amica sobats… però no! van sonar totalment actualitzats! crec que els músics de la banda hi tenen molt a veure!

Després els músics es van trobar a la part central de l’escenari i van saludar ovacionats pel públic. Aquest era el moment en que jo pensava dir “Happy Bithday!” a en Joe, però no volia cridar (que havia de tenir veu per entrevistar en Marco) i ho vaig deixar estar. No es van fer pregar massa, van sortir i ens van acabar de guanyar amb les cantarelles corals de “Crowd Chant”. Em va encantar que en Marco va sortir amb una birra a la mà i només tocava amb una mà i un peu igualment no faltava pas res més jejeje

Finalment va acabar amb la mítica Summer Song; un altre tema totalment cantat i corejat .

Cal dir que la Sala Barts m’agrada bastant com sona! el concert de l’Steve Vai del setembre va sonar molt bé. Pot ser que sigui perquè em va tocar quedar-me a la dreta i en Satriani era a l’esquerra… pot ser que sigui perquè tenia l’entrevista emparaulada amb en Marco Minnemann… no ho sé! però sé que no sóc la única que va pensar que en Marco es va guanyar el protagonisme de la nit… els aplaudiments ho van deixar bastant clar! de fet, hi havia molta gent que havia vingut per ell i no per en Satriani eh!

Flipaaaaant com sempre!! i tinc molt més bon record d’aquest concert que el de 2010 a la Sala Apolo. De fet no recordo ni qui eren els músics que l’acompanyaven l’altre cop… aquest cop no els oblidaré… Quina nit!

Per cert! a les 12:00 de la nit ja va ser l’aniversari d’en Satriani, 15 de juliol, 58 tacos… molt ben portats! i rock’n’roll i metal a les venes! molt en forma i a seguir així Joe! T’espero per la propera ja sigui G3 o acompanyat d’aquests monstres.

+ info and pictures: http://marina2502.tumblr.com/post/92673667661/limpuls-imparable-cronica-del-concert-de-joe

arahuete
(daniel arahuete)
Mon Jul 14 '14
Sala Barts
Barcelona, , ES
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Jul 16 '14
8:59 am
Awesome show!, as usual, great theater and audio and super cool bandmates 20 songs, 2 hours and the best rock notes! THANX

Saturax
(Robin ANGELINI)
Tue Jul 08 '14
Espace Malraux
Six-Fours-les-Plages, , FR
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Aug 15 '14
9:24 am
The show was fantastic as usuall, we met Joe with the JoeSatrianiUniverse team and we did a wonderful interview http://youtu.be/JBrJJ3Y5iSA
Thanks you Joe and all your team ! :)

Wawan solo
(Erwan Pleindoux)
Tue Jul 08 '14
Espace Malraux
Six-Fours-les-Plages, , FR
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Jul 28 '14
11:52 pm
Despite a little technical problem on sono that has been solved, the show was great in this "little" music hall. Answering with several bis, the team was full of energy to share. And we were perfectly placed to enjoy the show: just in front of Joe's pedalboard!

PtiTom
(Thomas MERLY)
Tue Jul 08 '14
Espace Malraux
Six-Fours-les-Plages, , FR
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Jul 09 '14
2:46 am

As always, all the crew has delivered an OUTSTANDING show ! Thank you for the contest prize and thank you again Joe for your availability in the meet n'greet.

Viewing the show from just the front of Joe was just... WAOW... Unforgettable moment for my whole life.

Special congratulations to Oli Brown & Raveneye who have mastered sound tech problems, releasing an incredible energy.

gufastro
(Kristhian Mason)
Fri Jul 04 '14
Diga Nazario Sauro
Grado, , IT
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Jul 05 '14
11:08 am
Another wonderful concert! The place was really small, allowing everyone to see Joe and the band from a close distance. Mike, Marco and Bryan are amazing musicians, and I enjoyed very much how they played Joe's songs. Joe, it has been a great pleasure to have the opportunty to meet you again, even if this time the meet and greet lasted just a minute! Thanks to all the Staff members, especially Lindsey and Jarret, for their kindness before and during the meet&greet. I hope to see you all next tour :)

Aquilotto Thu Jul 03 '14
Cascina San Giacomo
Rezzato, , IT
Rank: 8 Posted:
Tue Jul 22 '14
12:22 pm
Wow, what a nice "rural" place to enjoy the show! This has helped to feel the closeness to the stage and the artists. Initially (and also again during the show) the audio was not perfect but it's important to mark that the feedback from the crowd was considered and helpful to refine on. Anyway, Joe was truly amazing, I love his style and I'm glad to see that improves year after year, like any good wine! Mike is absolutely complete, his notes was all around, ever. Brian is a great player and I like in this line up. Marco was lightly undertone respect the previous show last year but not too much. :) I like his style and his groove sounds good behind this music. Thanks all, I hope to meet you as soon as possible, Italy loves you!

joebryan667
(alain ba)
Fri Jun 27 '14
Tollhaus
Karlsruhe, , DE
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Jun 29 '14
1:26 am
Hi Joe and Band Thanx for the VIP package and signed the guitar of my friend and make this evening so great... Love the show Marco and Bryan & Mike too, great musicians... See you again in Carcasonne whith another Band I like... Merci beaucoup Joe...

Brekke78
(Thomas Brekke)
Wed Jun 18 '14
Rockefeller
Oslo, , NO
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Jun 20 '14
6:43 am
Thanks Joe and the band for My best day ever :) This was my first show with you gus and will not be the last. The only bad thing was that i didnt get the VIP pass this time. Hope you guys will visit Norway soon again. cant wait. Good luck with the rest of the tour.

ace
(Sean Tice)
Tue Jun 10 '14
The Ridgefield Playhouse
Ridgefield, CT, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Jun 16 '14
9:06 pm
Great show, got to watch encore from the side of the stage. Joe was cool, seemed like a lot of people for a pre show, so it was more of a rush through kinda thing. My wifes first show, so winming the backstage thing was awesome! Thanks joe, lindsey for your time!

Sketch Sat Jun 07 '14
The Space At Westbury
Westbury, NY, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Tue Jun 10 '14
1:10 pm

Okay - my wife and I drove 400 miles to see this concert. We got lost in NYC, and got stuck on the dreaded LIE (WTF people? seriously). Overall the experience was better than I was expecting, as EVERYONE - including the folks at White Castle (our first time there) were phenomenal. We paid the extra money to meet Joe which was exciting, but also a pretty big let-down. I felt like cattle. stand in line, walk up, shake hands, he signs, smiles for the pic and NEXT! So I got to meet Joe, but I didn't meet him (he's a lot harrier than I had expected a la Robin Williams, but really laid back and chilled). but again, maybe it works for him - maybe the whole thing makes HIM feel like he's in a cage with people staring at him, shaking his hand, signing something, smile, NEXT! I can't say it was money well spent, but I got to shake his hand got my favorite CD (self titled) cover signed.

The Space @ Westbury was awesome. Max cap of 1500, we had seats in the balcony, but we could see and hear everything. Unfortunately this included the opening act. They sounded like the music from Spongebob Squarepants, only worse. Imagine that horrific shrill Hawaiian-esque sound, amplified to 120 dbls. I kid you not - my wife and I had to leave it was so bad. The drinks were hit and miss - as with anywhere - depending on the bartender. Frank - the GM was spot-on with everything (as far as I saw and experienced). He called me back when I had questions re: parking, and made it a point to make sure my wife and I were well taken care of. Frank was the BEST!

Joe came on-stage about 9pm and played ~90 minutes with a 2-song encore (crowd chant and Summer Song) which he flat-out DESTROYED... Overall, the sound was fairly clean for most songs - and most songs were 10 /10. The drum solo was great - I didn't know one could even play the drum sticks themselves. As this was my first Satch concert after being a fan for 20+ years, I didn't know what to expect. Everyone seemed to play with enthusiasm, but weren't overly energetic. The songs were GREAT. Anytime you can feel Devil's Slide/Why/Surfing With The Alien in your chest, its a good night. Maybe I just built it up in my mind too much that expectations would never be met, but I don't think so. It was a GREAT Experience (even getting lost and paying $15 for the Lincoln Tunnel, though you can keep the LIE - WTF? Seriously.), and I will definitely see Joe if he comes closer than 400 miles, but hopefully he enthusiasm will turn into energy.

axeshredderjc
(Joe Axeshredder)
Sat Jun 07 '14
The Space At Westbury
Westbury, NY, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Jun 08 '14
4:24 pm
What an awesome show. Joe was really having a ball on stage. I met him before the show and had my book signed. Band was spot on as expected though the usual extended endings seemed shorter. Settlist didn't seem to be any different than the other 2 shows i saw on this tour. Joe has a few new tricks i noticed...or maybe he was just playing around. Sound system at this place was state of the art...a couple of subs and a few racks of 10 speakers (L&R) and 4 stage speakers there lit the place up with quality sound. Thanks to Mike M. for throwing me a pick though disapointed it wasn't an Extra Heavy..lol. Thanks Joe for your note in my/your book. :) I was really nice not having to travel into Manhattan to see ya. A perfect night i wont forget! You never disappoint!!!!

Renohiker
(Melissa Miller)
Sat Oct 26 '13
Fox Theater
Oakland, CA, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Sat Mar 12 '16
8:02 am
Wonderful. I cried when he played Flying In A Blue Dream. Joe Satriani is the best. I will go to every concert I can possibly attend. He makes me fly. There are times the music is so beautiful it feel like my heart hurts.

jarh_qro
(Jose Antonio Rodriguez Hernandez)
Sat Oct 26 '13
Fox Theater
Oakland, CA, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Thu Oct 31 '13
12:32 pm

I have read why Joe chose his actual musicians and I understand it in the musical way of getting music done. In the show talking, I must tell you that these musicians do not help him to improve his show. The show does not need a drum solo in the middle of it, because it is Joe's gig. One thing that was disgusting for me was Mike Keneally who was deeply sweaty and it was higly noticeable because of the clothes he was wearing. Then, when exchanging guitar riffs I saw Ray Coniff facing Joe Satriani. That image simply did not fit on my mind.

I enjoy Joe's music a lot but I cannot be so motivated about his actual musicians. I'm sorry.

Melbourne Sat Oct 26 '13
Fox Theater
Oakland, CA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Oct 27 '13
7:06 pm
Wonderful show!! Enjoyed In Living Color very much. Joe and everyone in his band were beyond great. We have been to more than a few of Joe's shows before and we are always just blown away. Great job and thank you!!

lupecato Sat Oct 26 '13
Fox Theater
Oakland, CA, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Sun Oct 27 '13
3:26 pm
Great show! Amazing performance!

ronlast
(Ronald Last Jr)
Tue Oct 22 '13
Paramount Theatre
Seattle, WA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Oct 23 '13
4:10 pm
The show last night ROCKED!!!!!!!! I've seen Joe several times and once again I was not disappointed. However I won the contest for the aftershow passes, and that was a total JOKE!!!!!! They say when you enter your name that the winner gets upgraded to the VIP experience and that DID NOT HAPPEN AT ALL!!!!! The only thing my friend and I received was getting to stand alone in a basement hallway at the Paramount Theater for over an hour, to shake Joe's hand and say a few words as he was on his way out of the building. Oh, and a couple guitar picks. No VIP tickets in the first 12 rows, we sat in our original seats. No shirt. No poster. NO NOTHING other than the experience of an empty hallway and shaking his hand on the way out the door. At least he was cool and seemed to be a hell of a nice guy. But the contest as they advertised it was a total false advertisement, a farce, a joke, and I will never enter for another contest with these lames again!!!!! I will however continue to see Joe every chance I get, because I consider him to be the best in the world at what he does.

Jayman1026 Tue Oct 22 '13
Paramount Theatre
Seattle, WA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Oct 23 '13
2:44 am
I haven't been to many concerts but if it involves joe satriani then id give it a 10/10. he's my idol and I loved the concert. I had a lot of fun and I hope he comes back to seattle next year!

FrostLiline Sat Oct 19 '13
Vogue Theatre
Vancouver, BC, CA
Rank: 9 Posted:
Sun Oct 20 '13
5:01 am

Fantastic show! Satriani & crew you all have so much energy it's amazing. We looked up your wiki page later and we were arguing over what we thought your age was. It seems like, guitar virtuosos never age ;)

Keep doing what you love, because that's what we love. Thanks for rekindling our own passions in life.

Sincerely,

F. Liline

CanadaJoe Thu Oct 17 '13
Southern Jubilee Auditorium
Calgary, AB, CA
Rank: 8 Posted:
Sun Feb 28 '16
12:03 pm
Great show! The only reason I'm giving it an 8 is that he toured with Steve Morse in the US but in Canada Steve was not on the bill. Vinnie Colaiuta was the drummer for Unstoppable Momentum; attending the show I didn't know what to expect. Vinnie is not on drums but this maniac is. Marco Minnemann is one of the greatest drummers Joe has ever worked with. What he added to Shockwave Supernova is comparable to what Vinnie created for Unstoppable Momentum and that is a lot. Live is energy was amazing! Great drums really add something special to great music. I hope one day Joe will work with a bassist that really adds that special element to his music and Marco and Vinnie did. My personal choice would be Jeff Berlin. Next review Shockwave Supernova Tour Calgary Canada April 21! All the best Joe and thanks for music.

djodadof2
(David Johnson)
Wed Oct 16 '13
Northern Jubilee Auditorium
Edmonton, AB, CA
Rank: 8 Posted:
Thu Oct 17 '13
10:42 am

My 4th or 5th Satch show.

Gordie Johnson's opening band was great. It wasn't exactly what I was expecting from Gordie, but I was impressed. Bought their disc after their set and had them sign it. Sit Down Servant offered swampy slide guitar driven blues and lots of psychedelic tones.

Joe's show was great, too. The band was stellar! Marco was amazing on drums while Bryan was solid on base. Do I need to say how cool Mike is?

The crowd was typical of the Jube: pretty sedate. It seemed that Joe was having a bit of trouble getting the crowd warmed up but that's just the way that place is. At one point he talked about the USA and played Shine On American Dreamer, which kind of went over like a lead balloon in Edmonton. I was enthralled regardless but wished for a bit more intimacy with the band (I liked him at WEM more).

Finally, the idiot who kept yelling at the bands was three seats to the right of me. Wish I could have given him a spock shock to silence him for an hour or two.

Dynna
(Dean Dynna)
Tue Oct 15 '13
TCU Place
Saskatoon, SK, CA
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Oct 16 '13
9:16 pm

Hadn't seen Joe live since he was in Saskatoon his first time. In 1990. Loved every minute of it. The band was electric, interactive, and Joe continues to keep the bar in the stratosphere for the rest of us. Was also able to meet Joe and get him to sign a guitar that has waited 22 years for his signature...AND bring my son for an experience he'll never forget.

Meeting Satch pic

starterguy
(corey stainbrook)
Tue Oct 15 '13
TCU Place
Saskatoon, SK, CA
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Oct 16 '13
7:08 pm
First show of Joe's I have seen and did not disappoint. Had a great time rockin out to all the tunes, Joe played my favorite (Ice 9) and it didn't stop. The band was tight and definitely in the groove.

BernieW Fri Oct 11 '13
Massey Hall
Toronto, ON, CA
Rank: 2 Posted:
Wed Oct 16 '13
2:51 am
The sound mix was terrible, all I could hear was bass and drums. I came to hear Joe and couldn't. At times the bass was so loud it was distorting and when a bit of guitar came through it sounded like it was in a different key. I had pretty good seats, first balcony, six rows back, a little to the left. Most of the preople around me left before it was over...too bad.....it could have been a great concert, I'm a big fan of Joe, but I could not hear him the whole night.....

Axiom1965
(Dave Rowland)
Fri Oct 11 '13
Massey Hall
Toronto, ON, CA
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Oct 12 '13
9:24 am
This is the 10th time seeing Joe & it just gets better & better. There is something new every time you see him. It was nice to see him do "Devil's Slide", "The Crush Of Love", "Cryin" & "Surfing With The Alien" again. I'll Put A Stone On Your Cairn was really nice & then goes right into A Door Into Summer. The big surprise is how good Mike Keneally really is. His addition to the line up was great on Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards , but now he has taken his talent to another level & seeing what I saw tonight will make a believer out of anyone. I thought I was at a mini G3 concert when him & Joe got going..It was nuts!!!! Bryan Beller is a good bass player & did a good job. The touring addition of Marco Minnemann on drums was amazing! I love Jeff Campitelli, but Marco added so much more, including a great unique drum solo. I have been a true loyal fan of Joe's since Surfing came out & every tour provides the chance to see songs played live that he may or, not do ever live again so it' s always great to check him out each time he come's to your city. I hope he does another Blu ray release of this tour, it' s spectacular..the visuals were really nice, including old footage of Joe with hair...The opening act " Sit Down Servant" we're OK , but if I had my preference , I would rather have seen " Gary Hoey" . Thanks for another memorable night of pure guitar shred. Thanks also for playing so many Canadian dates on this tour. I hope you will do this again on future tours. Canada loves you & you can live here for good if the US debt/ Obamacare gets too much to handle & you need to get out...Take Care Joe! Enjoy your western Canadian part of the tour & come back again soon...You are the real deal & will always support you.

brokenstrings Thu Oct 10 '13
Centre in the Square
Kitchener, ON, CA
Rank: 9 Posted:
Fri Oct 11 '13
5:12 pm
Amazing show in Kitchener. The sound was amazing. Very impressed with keyboards/guitar. Embarrassed a little about the crowd but this is an amazing venue for sound. Please come back again!

Phydeaux_3
(Greg Frank Marcus)
Tue Oct 08 '13
National Arts Centre
Ottawa, ON, CA
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Feb 03 '15
7:35 pm

Somehow managed to score a front row seat directly in front of Joe even after missing out on the presale! Didn't win the aftershow (again!!) but won the signed setlist. I've seen Joe many times with many amazing players but this will remain my favorite line-up that Joe has ever assembled. I'm a HUGE Aristocrats fan so this was dreamy for me to see 2/3 of the group AND 1/2 of Dethklok! Joe, as usual, played flawlessly and relentlessly, giving us all a nice big helping of that Unstoppable Momentum!

Here are a few pics:
The first (& best!) picture I took!
Couldn't be much closer!
Winner winner chicken dinner!!

kimosaby Tue Oct 08 '13
National Arts Centre
Ottawa, ON, CA
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Oct 09 '13
6:22 pm
My husband and I treated ourselves to the Meet and Greet VIP Package for the Joe Satriani show at the NAC in Ottawa on October 8, 2013. We were given our tour memorabilia; numbered tour poster, Joe's personal photo, and Flying in a Blue Dream T-Shirts. Then we were lead to the back stage and got to tour Joe's (5) guitars he was to use for the show, his pedals, as well as the set up for the other band members. We took some great photos. After the back stage tour was finished we were all given a break for over an hour before we could meet Joe. We didn't know there was going to be a break in between, but we found a great pub and had a couple cocktails and a fast meal and headed back. When it was time to meet Joe, we all lined up to meet Joe and a couple people had guitars to get autographed like my husband. Finally it was our turn to meet Joe. My husband and I got a couple of pictures taken with Joe. Boy Joe is alot taller than I thought he would be even with my heels on LOL. , Also Joe was super generous and signed my husband's guitar, our tour poster, Joe's personal photo, two other tour posters we brought from home, two CDs, an 1987 magazine, and a tablature book. I know it says Joe would only sign one thing per person, but hey it was worth the try, and well worth it in the end. We walked away with nine items between the two of us being signed. Joe is such an approachable and nice guy. Hard to believe this guy is so quiet and modest seeming in person and such a hardcore Rock Star guitarist on stage. My husband and I are so glad we did the Meet and Greet this time around, instead of just the VIP like other times. The concert was excellent. The new tracks from his Unstoppable Momentum Album/CD were fantastic. Also Joe mixed in some older tracks like the Devil's Slide, the Crush of Love, Always with me Always with you, Satch Boogie, Surfing with the Alien etc. The songs were all merged in very well together. It was nice to Mike Kennelly playing rhythm guitar as well as the keyboard. I had never seen Chris Chaney the bassist or Vinnie Colaiuta on drums play at a Satriani concert before and they fit in just perfectly. They are excellent artists. I don't know what else to say except our seats were right in front of Joe in the second row. We couldn't ask for better sits. Can't wait until Joe tours again. He never disappoints in any way. He is the best live concert I have EVER seen in my life. I would highly recommend getting a Meet and Greet package at least once if you are a huge fan of Joe Satriani.

desh
(Alain Dessureault)
Tue Oct 08 '13
National Arts Centre
Ottawa, ON, CA
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Oct 09 '13
11:11 am
Joe Satriani's magic interweaved with a rock solid band!

After a very pleasant opening act from canadian band 'Sit Down Servant', Joe started his set on time with a crystal clear sound and an energy I could feel. I was honored with the possibility to walk and look at the stage prior to the show, and to get him to sign a T-Shirt I bought for my teenage daughter. During the show, the interactions between Joe and his band members was very delightful. There is nothing like seeing pros having so much fun on the stage. I won't go into the details of the set list because I don't want to give out the magician's secrets. I can say that all songs from his most recent album were played with so much joy and rigor at the same time.
Special kudos to Mike, I was able to picture myself - not that I can play the same things you do - but the energy you had was contagious. Long live to you and your musicianship, again kudos!!
My favorite song has been played - Surfing with the Aliens - with exactitude no one else can demonstrate.
Joe, thanks and a personal thanks to Lesley for getting the 'Meet and Greet', and I wish at some point in time I could spend some time to ask about studio related topics.
You helped me getting through some painful moments, 'Carpe Diem' my dear Joe. A.

Shandog
(Shannon Greenlaw)
Sat Oct 05 '13
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Halifax, NS, CA
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Oct 07 '13
7:32 am
Probably one of the best shows I've ever seen. Meeting Joe was pretty amazing. Can't thank you enough for coming to Halifax. Please come again and we'll make sure it sells out again!

Halibick11
(Chris Bickerton)
Sat Oct 05 '13
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Halifax, NS, CA
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Oct 06 '13
12:53 pm
The show was amazing!! Joe, Mike, Marco and Bryan are all great and entertaining. Marco's drum solo really sold me on how good he is. This was a definite highlight in my concert experiences. Meeting Joe before the show was a real pleasure. Come back to Halifax in the future please. Thank You.

it_guy_nb Fri Oct 04 '13
Centre at Casino New Brunswick
Moncton, NB, CA
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Oct 08 '13
5:29 am

Been a fan of Joe since Surfing With The Alien, so about 26 years. Saw him live in Toronto on The Extermist tour back in the 90s. This show plus the Meet and Greet was a dream come true. Thanks for putting Moncton as your first Canadian date on this tour. SO AWESOME!

Check out my HD front-row-center YouTube videos:
Marco's wicked 7 min drum solo
Satch Boogie
Always with Me, Always with You
Crowd Chant

mouellette940
(Marcel Ouellette)
Fri Oct 04 '13
Centre at Casino New Brunswick
Moncton, NB, CA
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Oct 05 '13
2:53 pm
The show was amazing! A lifelong dream come true! I hope Joe and crew enjoyed Moncton and also hope they consider coming back next tour. I will definitely be there! :)

zigtronics
(Scott Ziegler)
Wed Oct 02 '13
Palace Theatre
Albany, NY, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Oct 03 '13
3:56 am
Awesome show. 2 hour set rocked! Joe is Unstoppable!

MegaSpent Tue Oct 01 '13
University of Buffalo Center for the Arts
Buffalo, NY, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Thu Oct 03 '13
12:52 pm

Great show in a great venue -- sound was incredible, too. Set list was super -- I loved hearing "Flying In A Blue Dream" early in the set, and "Ice 9" was outstanding.

Love the band. Marco is a phenomenal drummer, and you can never go wrong with Mike Keneally in the band.

You can tell the Steve Morse Band has been playing together for about thirty years. The only bad part about their set was the length. Too bad they couldn't have played for another half hour.

michelle Sat Sep 28 '13
Tower Theatre
Upper Darby, PA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Oct 15 '13
8:04 pm
I've seen Joe every time he's come through Philly since the first G3, and this show was one of the best! This band line-up with Marco, Bryan, and Mike was killer! Those guys just tore it up! The stage vids added a very cool vibe to the songs. I loved the drum solo and the guitar duels! I'm sorry, but Brian's hair gets it's own mention! lol! The security team was a bit much. A little to intense for my liking. Just let us dig the show and stop blocking the view with the camera patrols! That being said, there was one unbelievable couple taking pics with an iPad blocking the view of all the peeps behind them!! Seriously!!? LOL! Try harder next time! If you can afford an iPad, you can afford a small camera! Anyways, the show was fantastic and my hubs and I had a great time!

CJC815
Sat Sep 28 '13
Tower Theatre
Upper Darby, PA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Sep 29 '13
9:01 am
This was my 12th time see Joe live, and he never disappoints! The new live material from "Unstoppable Momentum " was awesome! Marco M. (Drummer) was an unbelievable awesome addition to the band! However, I still miss Stu on bass! Joe, Thanks for always putting on a great show. Hope you come back sooner than later! Philly Loves You !!!!

Diguitar Fri Sep 27 '13
Orpheum Theatre
Boston, MA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Mar 01 '16
7:33 am
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gina nosek
(gina nosek)
Fri Sep 27 '13
Orpheum Theatre
Boston, MA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Sep 28 '13
4:54 am
Totally unstoppable! Full of fuel from the second Joe came on stage until the end. This man rocks me like no one else! He did a wonderful pick this time on picking his band members. A beautiful show a night I will never forget!

Philly C
(Philip Clemente)
Thu Sep 26 '13
Beacon Theatre
New York, NY, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Fri Sep 27 '13
9:19 am
dynamite

dsmgsx Wed Sep 25 '13
The Warner Theatre
Washington, DC, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Oct 03 '13
11:37 am
A great show, with great interaction between band members. The Warner theater was nice and cozy and the sound was great. Added to my experience was a Meet and Greet with Joe, This was fantastic and made my evening even more enjoyable. I look forward to seeing Joe anytime he comes around, I have seen him 5 times.

JereExline
(Jeremy Exline)
Wed Sep 25 '13
The Warner Theatre
Washington, DC, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Sep 29 '13
1:47 pm
I MADE IT TO THE SHOW AT 8:30 AFTER OUR VEHICLE WAS STRUCK OUTSIDE THE CITY..FAMILY TOLD ME TO JUST GO AHEAD AND MAKE THE SHOW BY TRAIN..I CAUGHT STEVE MORSE BAND'S LAST 2 SONGS..PROFESSOR SATCH WAS JUST GREAT HAVING PASSED UP STEVE VAI IN 2012 FOR AEROSMITH PASSES I WON BY RADIO..I LOVED THE VISUALS DURING THE SHOW'S NUMBERS..THE DRUM SOLO AND SATCH'S FELLOW MUSICIANS WERE TERRIFIC..SUMMER SONG WAS AN AWESOME FINALE! THE BAND ALSO PLAYED MUCH LONGER THAN I HAD EXPECTED..I GAVE MY COUSIN A KEYCHAIN WHILE VISITING IN THE HOSPITAL FOR A CONDITION UNRELATED TO THE ACCIDENT MENTION EARLIER~ ROCK FOREVER!~ JEREMY SHARPSBURG, MD

Les m Wed Sep 25 '13
The Warner Theatre
Washington, DC, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Sep 26 '13
9:46 am
Great show, You're still the best Joe!!!!!!!

chemikalguy
(Scott Thomas)
Tue Sep 24 '13
The Carolina Theatre
Durham, NC, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Nov 06 '15
1:26 pm
This was my first concert in 25 years, and it was worth the wait!

Greck
(George M)
Fri Sep 20 '13
Taft Theatre
Cincinatti, OH, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Sep 22 '13
6:10 pm

I've been able to see Joe just about every time he's passed through Cincinnati and he and the band were just great. They must have done at least 60 shows already on this tour and yet the entire band looked fresh and very enthusiastic to be playing for us. Mike, Marco and Brian are each fantastic musicians in their own right and compliment Joe's music quite nicely. The moments when Mike and Joe trade guitar licks (and there were several times during the show where they did) were very entertaining as was Marco's drum solo. Steve Morse was also fantastic as the opening act and played about a 45 minute set. Nice to see Dave LaRue playing bass with Steve (he's really good and I've always enjoyed hearing him play live).

Joe and Band - I don't know if you read these reviews or not but if you do, thanks for stopping in Cincinnati and sharing your music with us. It was a real treat and a great evening. I hope we'll see you again soon!

BSM Tue Sep 17 '13
War Memorial Auditorium
Nashville, TN, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Sep 23 '13
5:13 am
My wife and I met Joe in Nashville and he signed a guitar for each of us. I saw Joe over 20 years ago in California and have to say that he just keeps getting better and better. My wife had never seen Joe perform. She comes from a music family background. Her father has 9 Grammy's and her brother has been on the road performing for 29 years, so she has met many people and been to several events. She said the concert and meeting Joe was the most incredible moment she has ever had! The next day we were on cloud 9 just thinking about the great time we had. Joe is not just extremely talented, but appears to be a great person as well. Thanks Joe for a great time and hurry back!!

ternie34
(Timmons Tomlin)
Sun Sep 15 '13
Symphony Hall
Atlanta, GA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Sep 17 '13
6:45 pm
Wonderful venue with great sound and not a bad seat in the house. Joe was fantastic as normal. Joe played I think around 8 songs off the new album and all of the great classics. It was the first time seeing Joe with the new line up and they were all awesome. I had a chance to meet Joe behind the House of Blues Myrtle Beach after the G307 show. Joe is very humble and has never forgot his fans over the years. I am so thankful in 1992 when i was watching TV and Sony was playing Summer Song on one of there Commercials. I have been a long fan ever since. .

nicolamontoro Sun Sep 15 '13
Symphony Hall
Atlanta, GA, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Mon Sep 16 '13
6:03 pm
Great Venue, sound was incredible. Good mix of old and new tunes. packed house, joe amazes everytime. seen him at least 18 times since 1987.

axeshredderjc
(Joe Axeshredder)
Fri Sep 13 '13
Hard Rock Live
Orlando, FL, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Sep 19 '13
7:25 am

Ive seen alot of shows but this tour blows all others away!!!!!

What a show! What a crowd! They loved every minute of Joe's performance. Joe's new band is pretty amazing especially Mike Keneally. He must have been taking a few lessons from Joe because i had now idea from the last tour that Mike can tear it up at Joes Level! After hearing the ending of Unstoppable Momentum, I was expecting Marco Minnemann to light up the drums but that was surely is an understatement. What an awesome drummer!...and a very different drumset from where i was....which was so far...the last time i was this far Joe had hair. Bryan Beller was great too..did his Job as a bass player and looked cooler than Petrucci....lol. Did I forget to mention the star...Joe...as always...as expected...Kicked ass and tore that stage apart...and seemed to be enjoying every minute with a constant popping smile. The crowd loved it and expressed it..and Joe seemed to notice it! Cant wait to see that at the Beacon next week and will be prepared for it this time.

Zmiller4
(Zack Miller)
Wed Sep 11 '13
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Clearwater, FL, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Sep 12 '13
8:37 pm
I've seen Joe now 3 times, 2008, 2010, and 2013 at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Compared to both the other shows which I thought were 10's on a 1 to 10 scale, this one was about at 1,274. Last night left me and the 2 people I was with speechless. It was easy to tell Joe was feeling it and let me tell you Joe putting on a show is already incredible, but when you can tell that someone is feeling it like he was...GOOD LORD. Any Joe Satirani concert is worth seeing, but what I saw last night....that was COMPLETELY awe-inspiring.

Greg1 Sat Sep 07 '13
House of Blues
Houston, TX, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Sep 12 '13
1:33 pm
Wow, what an insanely great show - awesome music, awesome band, and if that was enough, we had the added bonus of the Steve Morse Band as special guest. A very special evening of music

fibonacci1618
(Mark Thomas)
Fri Sep 06 '13
Verizon Theatre at Grand Prarie
Grand Prairie, TX, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Sep 08 '13
7:49 am
Come on Dallas the greatest guitarist ever was here and the house was half full. Oh well awesome show...Joe you are just way ahead of our time. Time Machine was so cool when I was expecting to hear Cool#9 after the drum solo. So cool when Joe played the last note of it while handing off the guitar to Mike so Mike ended that song...man I had Goosebumps. My wife and I walked down to the stage for the encore at least all the true Dallas fans were down there hehe. I loved hearing all the new songs and wish we heard the whole album. Some people like to hear the old stuff all the time but I can go see Styx for that hehe. I wish Joe played more off all the awesome tunes he created this past decade rather than the previous ones. Joe is amazing I think I just might drive down to Austin tonight!

jason s
(Jason Stehlik)
Thu Sep 05 '13
Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
Midland, TX, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Sep 06 '13
5:40 am
Absolutely the best! The sound was perfect! Joe and the boys created so much sound it was just incredible! This was my first live Joe show and I have never been more impressed. I went to the meet and greet before the show and I have to say Joe is a genuine fan of his fans too! He was engaged with and listened to everyone he met. Thank you for being real. I hope to see many more Joe shows!

jesselarson Wed Sep 04 '13
Historic Paramount Theatre
Denver, CO, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Sep 05 '13
7:35 am
Fantastic show... Front row seats for one of the best Joe shows I've seen. Steve Morse was a huge treat as the opener. Great mix of songs from the awesome new album and classic Satch tunes. Thanks for a great show, Joe!

JR
(JR Riccio)
Sun Sep 01 '13
Talking Stick Resort Ballroom
Scottsdale, AZ, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Sep 07 '13
11:38 am
Amazing show in ScottsDale. Good room for rock&roll bands, and Joe and Steve did not disappoint. The new JS material is wonderful live, the band really lifts this up and delivers on target. It's amazing to hear Joe maintain such unique tonality through each song, this band is 'huge' in its sound and it's tightness. Tunes like American Dreamer, others are huge in their presence. The title track is amazing live. Also, Joe reaches back to some very early tunes, 'Rubina' and others. ICE9 was a treat as were some others. One real positive aspect in the show was the front-projection flim/show that was used during portions of the show overall. Some early Joe Satriani video shots, some JS art work and other scenes that enhance the music sets - this was a very cool addition. Steve Morse opened the show fast&loud and left it that same way, good stuff by Steve Morse who also has a killer band behind him. At one point, I think some guitar trouble, but that was quickly fixed it seems. All is well on the JS tour. Thanks much to Joe and Mick of course Shel' is going to dig this tour.

waxlrose
(Elliot Iceter)
Sat Aug 31 '13
Orpheum Theatre
Los Angeles, CA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Sep 03 '13
11:58 am
Fantastic as always. Show was a bit short and they did too many songs off the new album for my taste. Would of much rather seem them at the end of the tour when they are more warmed up but show was great. Great sound and venue as well. Staff was rather annoying. Satriani is always amazing in concert. His live songs are always way better than the studio albums if that is even possible! :) Hope he puts Los Angeles at the end of the tour next time and when can I ever win the damn backstage aftershow contest!?

Spec
(Michael DiDiego)
Fri Aug 30 '13
Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort
Las Vegas, NV, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Aug 31 '13
6:04 pm
Wow....still in AWE! What an incredible show! I was lucky enough to meet him before the show and exchange a few words. What a incredible person, so humble, so reserved until he picks up one of his guitars. once he picks up a guitar its like they become on with each other, this was truly an experience of a life time and one that I will never forget. Awesome show! Awesome talent! Awesome person! Your fan for life! Thank you Joe for an unforgettable night! God bless!

Dombrowa
(Michał Dąbrowski)
Sat Jul 06 '13
Sowinskiego Park
Warsaw, , PL
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Jul 11 '13
7:27 am
That was amazing... this power... double guitar solos, tracklist, wow! I wanna build time machine and see it again! The best concert ever. I hope that's no your last show in Poland!

DannyIbanez Tue Jun 18 '13
IndigO2
London, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Jun 25 '13
12:04 pm

This was the 4th time I've seen Joe perform live. The previous 2 times included a show at the Hammersmith Apollo back in 2010 for his Wormhole Tour, the second was with Chickenfoot at Brixton in 2012 and the third was at Wembley arena for the Marshall 50th Anniversary concert. However this was the first time I was right at the front so the view was awesome. The gig was incredible, Joe played everything flawlessly and I got to hear so many fantastic songs including some older ones which I'd always wanted to see live! (Devils Slide etc). I got quite a few pictures and videos on my iPhone which I haven't uploaded yet but I will do soon.

I also had a meet and greet with Joe on this day and that was amazing too, it was a real pleasure to meet him as he was a really nice guy and very down to earth. He signed my JS1200 guitar (even played a few chords on it!) my VIP pass and 2 CD's. Overall it was a fantastic experience and I look forward to seeing Joe perform live again in the future!

Andi W
(Andreas Wassmuth)
Mon Jun 17 '13
O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
London, England, GB
Rank: 7 Posted:
Fri Jun 28 '13
3:15 am

Support: 1A+++

Joe: great as allways

Band: Sorry - ok but no cigar. The new drummer is to hectic for my taste - the bass player not groovy enough and I hate Keneally ! - His guitar sound was far to dominant (pushed upper mids) and if I wanted to hear a keyboard show I would have gone to the next jazz club - this was supposed to be a Satch evening... - I've seen him play a Satch show some time ago and I hated him back then too. Looks as if you have to go to a Chickenfoot gig to see Satch play some rock guitar these days (I have been at one and it was great ... - far better then this one).

Overall: 10 for technical perfect performance (by all players - the above shows my personal taste) - 5 for the rest (see above) = 7 points

...maybe they only need to play together for a longer time to make this line-up work ... - at least I hope so because I have another ticket for a show today :-|

anibur Mon Jun 17 '13
O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
London, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Jun 19 '13
3:40 am

Well - what can I say? Won the VIP meet & greet for last night's Shep Bush gig. Walking around the stage it seemed so small! Stu took photo of part of the rig & stepped back to focus in & fell backwards into the screen! Everyone was really nice & said are you ok? - I was worried that he had broken Joe's backdrop!! Meeting you Joe was an honour thank you - and so pleased you liked our card we gave you........you found me in the crowd & waved a thank you to me :-D

The show was really rocking, one of the best, still loved Devil’s Slide & of course Cool #9, Jumpin In/Out & everything else in between. Great meeting Phil & Hayley – had a lovely chat with you both – see you later! Have a great pic of you – will share later on.

Thank you Rubina for letting me chat to you & pleased you liked my Black Swan – I still forgot to show Joe – but thank you Mick for showing him for me (from your photo). That’s also a great pic of Mick & I BTW. Will also share later. We went with a friend & before the show he was saying that Joe is ok – well guess – he has changed his mind ;-)) Thought you were brilliant! Good stuff! I now have to dash as have to get ready for tonight’s show – 2 nights in London – woopee- about time! Thank you again Joe, Mick, Bryan, Marco, Mike M, Mike K, Rubina & anyone I’ve missed!

Spikie
(Steve Phillips)
Sun Jun 16 '13
Guildhall
Portsmouth, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Jun 24 '13
2:41 am
It's always brilliant to see Joe perform and not having seen him for a while, it was a special treat. I thought that the selection of material was excellent and although I would have preferred a different sound mix I did enjoy the show tremendously. For me, the sound mix was not as good as I have heard in the past. The bass guitar seemed to be lost in the mix and some of the twin leads / keys were quite jumbled. I also found the drums very overpowering. I've still given a 10 as Joe is just the greatest and I must endeavour to catch him more often. Fantastic. Nice to see a good turnout too.

mpart7
(Malcolm Partridge)
Sun Jun 16 '13
Guildhall
Portsmouth, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Jun 22 '13
1:57 pm
What can I say, a truly awesome gig. Joe and band on top form as usual and to end the gig with Rubina just topped it off. Roll on the next UK tour.

Fretish Sun Jun 16 '13
Guildhall
Portsmouth, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Jun 17 '13
10:41 am
Really superb. Loved the way Joe gave the little kids who ran up to the stage a personal guitar lesson!

desgraciar
(Robert Allpress)
Sun Jun 16 '13
Guildhall
Portsmouth, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Jun 17 '13
4:53 am

amazing energy in the new band - great show with great tunes. 2 hours of musical joy, just a few feet in front of me - amazing. Meet and greet with Joe worth every penny, and more! Will certainly do that again

just one thing, Joe - are you sure those guitars I saw on the stage tour are yours??? They would look perfectly in place next to me at any time!!

xgaryx Sat Jun 15 '13
City Hall
Sheffield, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Jun 24 '13
12:25 pm
I have just witnessed perfection and i will never be the same again.... That was my reaction to seeing Joe play at the Sheffield City Hall, it was sublime, it was magic. I have got used to live concerts being acoustically/ tonally inferior, i mean that's the norm. However the sound quality at Joe's concert was just mindblowing, i honestly thought i was listening to the C.D on the hi-fi at home..and as to Joe's guitar playing, well as i said at the start it was perfection, it was from another dimension, another world. So many, many thanks to Joe Satriani for giving me the greatest musical experience of my life.

adamchap2
(Adam Chapman)
Sat Jun 15 '13
City Hall
Sheffield, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Jun 16 '13
9:47 am

Had to give it a 10 simply because it had the greatest atmosphere of any Satch gig I've been to - and I've been watching his shows since the G3 2004 tour. Stunning performances from all musicians. I'd go as far as saying that's the best band he's had. Marco Minnemann gave the whole dynamic such great energy, in a way other drummers just can't do. Mike Keneally was great holding the whole thing together in whatever way he could (keys, synths, guitars...you name it!) And Bryan was a highly musical bass player, something that had been lacking the past couple of tours.

Highlights of the set included Flying in a Blue Dream, Lies and Truths, The Weight of the World, and of course all the other classics that get played at all his shows.

The crowd were pumped and it felt like the band and the crowd were just feeding off each other the whole time. Delayed getting a ticket until last week due to having thought I'd 'seen it all before', but decided to get one since I had no plans - and I was surprised by actually going to the greatest Satch gig I've ever been to. Thanks Joe! See you next time.

slayer1968 Sat Jun 15 '13
City Hall
Sheffield, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Jun 16 '13
2:34 am

STUNNING

The sound was glorious and the playing magical.

MC64
(Mark Cave)
Thu Jun 13 '13
Civic Hall
Wolverhampton, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Oct 25 '13
1:44 pm

What can I say but the whole show from start to finish was one of the best experiences ever.

The show opened with The Matt Schofield Trio who were a superb act to start with and set the scene with what was to come.

Joe's set started with some excellent drumming by Marco Minneman with Joe appearing to start playing Cool #9 and that just set the scene for the whole show which was a display of guitar excellence by Joe Satriani. I was facing Bryan Beller and his Bass runs were superb and added to the excellent drumming of Marco Minneman and the multi talented and brilliant Mike Keneally on keyboards and guitar.

During the set Joe and Mike had a bit of a guitar dual going on which was superb to witness and just added to what was one of the best live shows I had ever been to.

Having seen a lot of bands who play the larger UK venues nothing comes close to the sound and atmosphere of the Joe Satriani Unstoppable Momentum show at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall and this memory of an unforgettable night watching Joe Satriani and his very talented band will stay with me forever.

joeclone01 Thu Jun 13 '13
Civic Hall
Wolverhampton, England, GB
Rank: Posted:
Wed Aug 21 '13
6:26 am
hey joe myself and my fiancee christine had a wonderful time at the concert, it was great standing on stage where you stood that night, and meeting you was awesome, i have met you 3 times now, in 2006 symphony hall birmingham, 2010 at the london guitar show, and now at the wolverhampton civic, it was great to meet you, although the organisation for meeting you wasn't as good as it was when i met you at the symphony hall in birmingham 2006, but still awesome, anyways loved the new tracks you played got to learn them now for my tribute show, awesome show can't wait to see you in 2015 when you come to england again take care and all the best for the US tour martin

jb4276 Thu Jun 13 '13
Civic Hall
Wolverhampton, England, GB
Rank: Posted:
Fri Jun 21 '13
3:56 am
Excellent

Shonz
(paul oshaughnessy)
Thu Jun 13 '13
Civic Hall
Wolverhampton, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Jun 17 '13
6:13 am
A great night and a great show got to meet Joe before so it was all the more special!

Curtibanez Thu Jun 13 '13
Civic Hall
Wolverhampton, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Jun 14 '13
8:26 am

Before the show even started I was treated to a 50 minute guitar lesson with the man himself!! Thank you you so for sharing your inspiration and techniques with me in a meeting I will remember for the rest of my life, you truly are an inspiration to me and many other guitarists all over the world, was a real pleasure to meet you.

The unstoppable momentum show was outstanding , great musicians , great pieces, great set list . Fantastic. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

Take Care

Curtis

winger11 Thu Jun 13 '13
Civic Hall
Wolverhampton, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Jun 14 '13
3:01 am

8th time of seeing Joe, and his playing just seems to get better and better. IMHO, Unstoppable Momentum is his best studio album in a decade and so to hear the whole album played was fine by me. Some of the new songs were just brilliant, and mixed in with the oldies (no MPHGT though!) it made for what was just a fabulous night.

No Jeff, and still no Stu, but the new guys were fantastic and the standard of musicianship on stage was simply brilliant.

The only downside for me was Wolvo Civic Hall. I went to my first concert there 20 or so years ago, and apart from a few new hand driers in the toilets, I don't think £1 has been spent on the place. Seating which is probably ok in a Junior School assembly hall and appalling acoustics did their best to try to spoil a great evening.

Please Joe, schedules allowing, next time, go back to The Symphony Hall, a venue which is befitting of a man who is not a Master of his craft, but THE Master.

Another 10/10 evening with Joe, simply because I can't give it 11/10.

Thanks Joe, it was a pleasure and a joy to see you play, please come back soon.

Vivo123 Wed Jun 12 '13
Colston Hall
Bristol, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Jun 19 '13
10:39 am
What can I say a new album (awesome by the way some way out there tunes) brings a new tour, this was one of the best days of my life after meeting Joe (my dream finally come true) and getting my JS20s signed, the show was absolutely amazing, as usual Joe blew the crowd away with his dazzling array of magical finger hopping, I must admit that the sound at the front was the loudest I have experience at one of Joe's gigs, my ear's was paying the price later! Towards the end of the show was the highlight of the night, I managed to position my self right in front of him, truely amazing stuff seeing Joe that close playing to perfection, got saome amazing footage of him. Best night ever! that is until the next tour probably in 2-3 yrs. : (.

Pete2410 Wed Jun 12 '13
Colston Hall
Bristol, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Jun 17 '13
10:39 am
It's been 13 years since I first heard Surfing with the Alien in a bar in the south of France and instantly connected with it. Unfortunately I was taken away from my music for 25years, because sadly, my late wife was an alcholic and it took everything I had to keep things together. However, seeing and meeting Joe at Colston Hall in Bristol was a dream come true ! I've been playing guitar since I was 18 and find that my playing emulates the same sentiments as Joe's ! Please note I never copy anything that anyone does I just play how I feel ! The concert really blew me away, it was full on from the start and hit me like a ton of bricks, a true rollercoaster ride but what a trip it was ! I also impressed with Joe's keyboard/ guitarist and thought the duets were excellent ! Wasn't sure about the sound at first but it seemed to get better as the concert went on ! I was hoping to get to handle the 2410 at the stage tour because I can't afford one yet so I was a little disappointed when this didn't happen. I just wanted to know what the 6105 frets felt like ! But having Joe autograph my jacket in 'muscle car orange', made up for it. I'd also like to thank Dan Baker for his enthusiasm and dialogue throughout the stage tour although less impressed with Joe's guitar technician who seemed reluctant to tell me anything ! But overall I had a truly brilliant time and enjoyed every minute ! P.S. It was Joe, I saw on my way to one of the department stores earlier in the day

BrizzleRocker Wed Jun 12 '13
Colston Hall
Bristol, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Jun 13 '13
2:05 am

Having seen Joe the last time he played Bristol three years ago I was thrilled to have a another chance of witnessing the force that is Joe in my hometown again and he did not disappoint.

The combination of Joe's great songs and a stellar band produced a magical night. Trading licks with Keneally or letting Marco off the leash Joe is a true band leader and his own playing was effortless and inspirational. A solid performance from Bryan and some great visuals completed the package.

A great night and a world class composer and player - thanks Joe!

Stewart Argo Sun Jun 09 '13
Royal Concert Hall
Glasgow, Scotland, GB
Rank: 4 Posted:
Thu Aug 01 '13
1:28 pm

So, the 4th or 5th time I've seen Joe, and the worst.

1) One protracted, self-indulgent, tweedly-deedly ending to a tune in a gig is bad but forgivable; to have them virtually every other tune was incredibly tedious. It's the antithesis of why I love Satch's music - the musicianship, the craft, the execution.

2) I also struggled with the question and answer / crowd response stuff. Alternative arrangements or segues are great, but please leave out the gimmicks! I don't need anything else.

3) I was surprised that he played virtually all of the new album, although I was then incredulous that Can't Go Back (my favourite by miles) was left out, yet dross including Three Sheets to the Wind stayed in.

4) When I saw the big screen, I was really hoping that there would be close-ups of Joe playing. Unfortunately, all we got was some half-baked videos. Maybe the lack of the close-ups was more a limitation of the venue than anything else, but it would have been great.

5) When the first three tracks were from Joe Satriani, Engines of Creation and FIABD respectively I had high hopes for the variety of the playlist. But the rest of the set selection didn't live up to that early promise. I'd easily have swapped some of the weaker tracks from Unstoppable Momentum for a few from Strange Beautiful Music in particular.

6) Finally, but most importantly, the sound was verging on atrocious. The bass was completely muddy, with the lower frequencies clashing horribly and with no definition, especially the bass drum and bass guitar. Again, that might have been partly a product of the venue and where we were sitting, but I find it hard to believe it *had* to be that bad.

On the upside, I loved how the gig kicked off with the drummer, Mike Kineally (sp?) was a revelation, and when Joe is good - he's unbeatable!

Sadly, unless the next album is on a par with his finest, I'll have to think twice about going to see Joe again.

the transporter
(paul barker)
Sat Jun 08 '13
02 Apollo
Manchester, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Jun 09 '13
6:43 am
special atmosphere, joe and the band played a great set and were on top form really had a great night thank you for shareing your unbelievable talent with us all.

todd2 Sat Jun 08 '13
02 Apollo
Manchester, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Jun 09 '13
6:29 am
Excellent - even got Devil's Slide!!!

rygeldude
(Kris Michiels)
Tue Jun 04 '13
Cirque Royal
Brussels, , BE
Rank: 9 Posted:
Thu Jun 06 '13
5:18 am

Hi fans!

I agree with loonie, the choice for this band is excellent! What a great drummer! And yes, I have heard also that Mike outplayed Joe several times, doing both different things together and muscially not 100% matching at certain ends of some songs. But who cares :) Joe will only get better with this band!

Come visit Belgium again soon!

Loonietick
(Domien Ulburghs)
Tue Jun 04 '13
Cirque Royal
Brussels, , BE
Rank: 9 Posted:
Wed Jun 05 '13
8:02 am
I can fully understand Joe choice of the band. Breaking tradition and have more musicality on stage! Keep up the good work! Ps: the mixing was not 100% all the time. Because of this, Mike 'ruined' two songs at the end but that's forgiven!

Alcadhrim
(Didier Verstringe)
Tue Jun 04 '13
Cirque Royal
Brussels, , BE
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Jun 05 '13
5:41 am
Fantastic experience, Joe and the band on the top. Nice and friendly audience. And thanks for the boys!

MarcoScuro
(Marco Scuro)
Sat Jun 01 '13
Pala Fabris
Padova, , IT
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Oct 11 '13
12:26 pm
Amazing

Fraxero
(Francesco Cristian D'Ambrosio)
Tue May 28 '13
Palapartenope
Napoli, , IT
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Jul 02 '13
6:42 am
I think that this concert is one of the best concesert of the tour. The song was fantastic, but I think that Joe could insert the song "The Mystical Potato head groove Thing" but it isn't a problem because the other song was so fantastic. Before this show i was drawn to meet Joe! It, as I said to Joe, was the best moment in my life!!! Joe was very friendly and polite! He answered all my questions about his gear! The concert was great and the performances was fantastic, but I think the best performances were Ice 9, Unstoppable Momentum and Surfing with the Alie. In "Ice 9" was fantastic the Jam Session between Joe and Mike Kenneally wich had a long duration with very good performances on the guitar. In unstoppable momentum I got to know the great talents of drummer Marco Minneman, who I had the honor of knowing in the meet to greet. Surfing with the alien is my favorite song and listen to it live for me it was really exciting. What made it really egregious the performance of this canon has definitely been the new sound of the guitar due to the new Marshall amps, pedals and excellent choice of pick up! Overall sound I have to say it was brilliant choice of sustaniac in the neck position, because Joe has had a chance to impress the public at any time with magnificent effects due to the pick up. Keep on Rock Joe!

mihajlo_ns
(Mihajlo Jovanovic)
Fri May 24 '13
Sava Centar
Belgrade, , SRB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat May 25 '13
4:18 am

It was an amazing show last night in Belgrade!

Joe introduced the new album Unstoppable Momentum, and judging by the new songs I've heard, it's true. Joe is unstoppable :)

The sound was perfectly balanced, literally all around. The whole band was at its best, creating an unforgettable event.

May the rest of the tour be as good as last night's gig!

Keep on rockin' Joe!

Mihajlo, Novi Sad, Serbia

AKAIncubus Sat May 18 '13
KucukCiftlik Park
Istanbul, , TR
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Jan 10 '17
3:36 am
Great tour.

Darryl K Wed Apr 17 '13
AUSTRALIA MASTER CLASS CLINIC
Perth, , AU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Apr 20 '13
11:29 pm
This was absolutely awesome! A must for any SATCH fan or fan of guitar. It was magic to meet and speak to Joe and of course, have a photo taken with him. HE IS, so cool, relaxed, and, has a sense of humour. Definitely NOT, full of himself, like a lot of other artists. GO THE SATCH!

Dream 3
(jamie anderson)
Sat Apr 13 '13
AUSTRALIA MASTER CLASS CLINIC
Melbourne, , AU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Nov 26 '13
4:23 am
Awesome show and got the Marshall 4x12 Cab that Joe played through on the day to add to my collection was a total Buzz TY Joe :)

Skippygirl Sat Apr 13 '13
AUSTRALIA MASTER CLASS CLINIC
Melbourne, , AU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Apr 23 '13
1:07 am
Of course it was fabulous. Everybody was enthralled with every word, and every song. And then Joe kindly stayed for over an hour to take pics with 224 people, sign their things and have a word. That's class.

Flan133
(Stephen Flanagan)
Mon Apr 08 '13
AUSTRALIA MASTER CLASS CLINIC
Brisbane, , AU
Rank: 9 Posted:
Wed Apr 10 '13
8:03 pm

Having be become a fan when Surfing With The Alien came out I have been hanging out for an event like the Brisbane Masterclass organised through Thump music. What a fantastic event. Joe held court with a fantastic set interspersed with what felt like a conversation between him and every individual in the hall as if they were doing a one on one. The 'Jam' at the end was great to watch and then to shake the man's hand/photo/autograph my Saturated Movie Poster. Brilliant. Any one who is even slightly interested in Guitar or JS should attend.

Thank you Satch.

Gabriel106
(Gabriel Rodrigues)
Fri Oct 12 '12
Credicard Hall
Sao Paulo, , BR
Rank: 9 Posted:
Tue May 28 '13
11:20 am
Only the fist show of Satch in my life...incredible!!! Please, come on again with Unstoppable Momentum Tour!

Georgetheguitarist Sat Sep 22 '12
Marshall Amps 50th Anniversary @ Wembley Arena
London, , GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Nov 02 '12
11:10 am
phenominal performance from joe, the jam between joe, paul gilbert and niko mcbrain still rings in my ears

krotokrot
(Denis Pankratov)
Sun Aug 05 '12
Crocus City Hall
Moscow, , RU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed May 22 '13
6:03 am
Best show of my life!

Absolon
(Kim Hagen)
Wed Aug 01 '12
Papp László Budapest Sportaréna
Budapest, , HU
Rank: 5 Posted:
Fri Aug 03 '12
3:52 am
Why should it be so loud, it was hard to hear the detail in the otherwise excelled show, Mr. Vai appearance was a fantastic experience, what an insight and inspiration, it should be possible to find a sound engineer who is not more or less deaf, it was a bad sound experience we got, I've seen Joe in Amsterdam with a perfect audio setup so it is possible to make a desent sound setup, sincerely, Kim.

MrMaingo
(Philippe Maingoutaud)
Sat Jul 28 '12
Guitare en Scene
Genevois, , FR
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Oct 19 '15
12:09 pm
G3 on the road Incredible root sound with Steve Vaï and Steve Morse! Simple, live, closed to the audience!

EAB12249 Tue Jul 24 '12
Stadthalle Freilichtbühne
Hamburg, , DE
Rank: 9 Posted:
Sat Jul 28 '12
10:13 am
Fantastic Concert in Hamburg, open air - THANK YOU! The Jam was a Blast, I liked the "hommage" to Weather Report, Black Sabbath in "Rocking in the Free World".

Diguitar Wed May 16 '12
Orpheum Theater
Boston, MA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Mar 01 '16
7:33 am
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Dream 3
(jamie anderson)
Sat Mar 31 '12
Palais Theatre
Melbourne, Victoria, AU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Nov 26 '13
4:25 am
Just can't get enough Satch :)

Gadipad Sat Mar 31 '12
Palais Theatre
Melbourne, Victoria, AU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed May 02 '12
3:20 am
3 words can describe the G3 experience, FANTASTIC< FANTASTIC<FANTASTIC!

Green Lambert Sat Mar 24 '12
Michael Fowler Centre
Wellington, , NZ
Rank: 3 Posted:
Sat May 12 '12
4:56 pm
I really had to give this show a low rating. I'm an ardent fan of Joe Satriani and was very excited about going to this show. The show was let down due to atrocious sound engineering. Both my friend and I could mostly only hear bass and drums. We could hear some guitar when the guitarist ( Joe, Steve or Steve) played above the 12th fret, but nothing lower than that. The volume was also way to loud for the venue. We travelled for 5 hours to get to Wellington for this and afterwards I wished we hadn't. Please get good sound engineers in future. Whoever engineered this show was totally incompetent.

antho2886
Mon Jan 16 '12
Olympia
Paris, , FR
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Jan 23 '12
7:13 am

Check out a french live review of the Paris show with awesome pics here :

[link url="http://www.rockyourlife.fr/live-report/chickenfoot-olympia-16-01-12"][/link]

maromax
(Dalle Cort Massimo)
Thu Jul 28 '11
Piazza Unità
Tarvisio, , IT
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Jul 31 '11
10:32 am
Joe rocks !!!!!!!! Absolutely fantastic performance for the band. .The new song sounded awsome live and you looked like you really enjoyed playing them! This is my 4th time seeing Satch and the 2nd in my country as like Joe said is a very beautiful place. There were not so much people at the show but the interaction between Joe and the crowd was amazing! Great musicians...I love you guys and have for the majority of my life. As usual Joe has a way of making the evening a memorable event, and for that I THANK YOU!!!!

gufastro
(Kristhian Mason)
Thu Jul 28 '11
Piazza Unità
Tarvisio, , IT
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Jul 30 '11
11:07 am
Another great show! The place was quite small, but the sound was good as always. Joe and the band were amazing. The only bad thing of the concert is about the security staff: the organizer should choose more carefully the staff members. Violent people with nazi tattoos on their neck shouldn't do a job like this. One of the security staff members has threatened all the time the fans who wanted to take some pictures of the show. No nazis next time, please!

Axiom1965
(Dave Rowland)
Fri Jul 15 '11
Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
Rama, ON, CA
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Jul 16 '11
9:18 pm

Another Great Show From The Guitar Master! This was the first time that Joe played Casino Rama. This was my 9th time seeing Joe. The show was pretty well the same setlist as last fall at Massy Hall. The video screens that Joe shows his stuff on, were not used this time. One thing that was missing was Galen Henson? Not sure why he wasn't there? Allen Whitman, Mike Keneally, & the reliable Jeff Campitelli played great as usual. Mike is hillarious the way he shakes his head around! The only complaint that I have with Casino Shows, is anyone with a Casino Membership can get free tickets & we had no one sitting in front of us, until half way through the concert, then 4 old retired people come in & sit in the row that was empty. They were Gamblers, not Joe fans. They left after 3 songs. I think it was "Crystal Planet" that drove them to the exits or to the nearest defibrillator! I hope they woke up in the night screaming after a " Satch Guitar Shred, Nightmare" still ringing in there ears. To anyone else that walked out, "Bobby Vinton" is playing on Aug 5th! LOL.... Come back soon Joe, & thanks for spending your 55th birthday with us. Enjoy the rest of your Canadian visit. Song List not in order & from what I remember: 1) Ice # 9 2) Hordes Of Locusts 3) Dream Song 4) Pyrrhic Victoria 5) Super Colossal 6) Light Years Away 7) Crystal Planet 8) WAR 9) Satch Boogie 10) Always With Me, Always With You 11) Flying In A Blue Dream 12) The Mystical Potato Groove Thing 13) Why

Encore: 14) Crowd Chant 15) Summer Song

There were a few more songs that Joe did, that I can't think of. Wish he had had a played "Premonition". He left that one off this time. Amazing show no matter what he chooses to play! Until the next time........HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOE!

RashestHippo
(chris G)
Fri Jul 15 '11
Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
Rama, ON, CA
Rank: 8 Posted:
Sat Jul 16 '11
1:42 pm

What i can remember him playing was War, why, flying in a blue dream, Dream song, Summer song, Crowd chant.

the house sound was up a bit to loud so it was distorting. Allan was energetic and fun to watch.

Nick 51 Thu Jul 14 '11
The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
Hammond, IN, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Jul 18 '11
6:14 am

I have been a die hard fan of Joe's for many years and I finally saw him "solo" live in concert on 7/14/11 at the Venue in Hammond. It was everything I expected and more!!! Phenominal guitar playing!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqpYO2oDWZY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRg3L_aeOac&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHHoJHIKaJ0&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKRlkQlWgEg&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/user/Mrunchained5150#p/a/u/1/59SUFjxRqQ8

fracguru Thu Jan 20 '11
House of Blues
Houston, TX, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Fri Jan 21 '11
8:29 am

Great show! Joe played for a solid 2 hours. He played a lot of my favorite tracks from his old stuff, including War, Crystal Planet, and Why. The only song I was really wanting to hear that I didn't get was I Wish I Could Fly.

If you're a Joe fan I think you'll really appreciate this set list. Other songs I remember were Flying in a Blue Dream, Mystic Potato Head Groove Thing, Surfing with the Alien, Summer Song, Light Years Away, Crowd Chant, Always With Me..., Dream Song. That's off the top of my head, like I said, it was a solid two hours.

There were a couple of new songs that I was familiar with but couldn't remember the names to.

I found it a bit funny that the set list hit some really old albums like Surfing, Extremist, and Flying. No Cyborg Sex (that album seems to be purged from memory) and some of the more recent albums only had a single song or were omitted entirely.

I was REALLY pumped to hear War and Crystal Planet. Definitely 2 of my top 5 Satch songs.

I thought the crowd was an interesting mix. Lots of 35-50ish guys with their women (like me!). I'm sure these guys have been listening to Satch since the 80's (like me!). However, a pretty good mix of younger guys, too. Maybe been exposed to Joe on Rock Band/Guitar Hero? As usual, just like a Rush concert, the line in the guys' bathorom was longer than the one for the ladies.

Backing band was excellent. Joe had a lot of interaction with the keyboards and that was pretty cool.

Keep it up Joe! I hope to be listening to your albums and seeing you live for many more years!

mikelary
(michael lary)
Thu Jan 20 '11
House of Blues
Houston, TX, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Jan 21 '11
7:23 am
One of best shows I have ever seen

acoustic Wed Jan 19 '11
Paramount Theatre
Austin, TX, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Jan 26 '11
8:08 pm
This is the 5th time I see Joe. This was one of his best that I've seen. Set list: Ice 9, Hordes of Locusts (yeah!!!), Flying in a Blue Dream, Light Years Away, Memories, War, Premonition, Satch Boogie, Crystal Plane, Mystical Potato Head (My fav!!!), Dream Song, God is Crying, Andalusia, Littleworth Lane, Why, Wind in the Trees (awesome), Always with me, Big bad moon, Crowd Chant, Summer Song. What a night! I was right in front of Joe during the encore... you can't beat that. Well, yes you can, but I can't afford the meet and greet tickets! LOL. It was worth every mile I drove from San Antonio. Thanks Joe for an awesome show and giving it your all.

Zman59 Wed Jan 19 '11
Paramount Theatre
Austin, TX, US
Rank: Posted:
Mon Jan 24 '11
6:30 am
Thank you for a wonderful show. It was a great mix of old and new. I don't know how you guys can keep up the energy but it was very much appreciated. Galen, always good to see you sir. Get some rest, you all deserve it.

PRSDave
(Dave Koeppe)
Wed Jan 19 '11
Paramount Theatre
Austin, TX, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Jan 20 '11
5:00 pm
Great show guys! I saw you at this venue last time you came through Austin TX. This time the set list was a good mix of old and new material with the addition of new lighting and video screens. Everyone always plays with such expression & passion. So great to hear Crystal Planet live! Glad to see the acoustic guitar playing back in the set. The electric ending to that song took the band/audience, as Joe put it, "Not sure where it is going, but way out there somewhere". It was even better briefly meeting Joe, Jeff & Mike after the show. Thanks so much for taking the time to shake hands, sign some tickets & say a few words (nice orange guitar Joe). I know you guys were out of energy after the excellent show you put on for us and I really appreciate your time to meet. See you next time!

sevenrude
(Eric Anderson)
Sun Jan 16 '11
Orpheum Theatre
Los Angeles, CA, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Tue Jan 18 '11
3:01 pm
I've been lucky enough to see Joe in Denver, Las Vegas and now Los Angeles. He is definitely on top of his game at all times. I also thought there was something up with the mix at the beginning of the show. But, that is probably the worst thing I can say about the show. Joe was awesome! Venue was really cool as well. I wish we had cool stuff like that in Wyoming! Hey, one more thing...did anyone write down the set list? If so, could you email it to me? myramanes@msn.com.

mgcrites Sun Jan 16 '11
Orpheum Theatre
Los Angeles, CA, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Tue Jan 18 '11
1:01 pm

I took my 17-year-old daughter to the Orpheum Theater to experience her first Joe Satriani concert. We got to the theater plenty early (gotta love exploring those old venues), found our seats (decent, but not great), enjoyed the opening band and waited for Joe. When he and the band hit the stage, we were ready to be blown away and we were!

The set list was really comprehensive and covered his entire bodgy of work. Sure I missed "Cool #9" but when you have that much stellar material, something's always gonna be left out. Joe started around 8:20, and didn't let up for almost 2 hours. I mean it just didn't stop. We were exhausted by the time it was over. I don't know how Joe keeps it up. The sound was quite good, even under the balcony, and built nicely till the end when it was really pumping.

My daughter was completely blown away and was trying to figure out how to describe the experience to her friends. We can't wait until next time ...

woodman300
(Dave)
Sun Jan 16 '11
Orpheum Theatre
Los Angeles, CA, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Mon Jan 17 '11
12:33 pm
good show. i like the venue but i have been there twice now and i think the sound could be better. maybe its my ears but i have been to several Joe shows now and the by far the sound was the best at the 2006 show in Anaheim. later on in the set it seemed to get better. the set list was fine. the problem is that Joe has around 200 songs and as time goes on, the list of must play songs gets longer and longer. there is just no way for him to play all the songs people want to hear. i liked the selections from the first album. i would have loved to hear something from ITLIS. i sat in the orchestra this time, fourth row near the center, great seat. i really don't know how Joe does it. after all this time, the energy he puts into a performance, it is just amazing. i am curious to hear thoughts from some other fans.

waxlrose
(Elliot Iceter)
Sun Jan 16 '11
Orpheum Theatre
Los Angeles, CA, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Mon Jan 17 '11
11:26 am
Great show. Set list could have been a lot better. Venue seating was cramped as well.

Fast Eddy
(Edward Benton)
Sat Jan 15 '11
House Of Blues
Las Vegas, NV, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Jan 17 '11
11:21 am
Hi All,

zillakilla
(Robert Reyes)
Fri Jan 14 '11
Grand Sierra Theatre
Reno, NV, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Jan 17 '11
6:37 pm
Did the full meet and greet package. Joe, your great for taking care of your fans. The show was awesome. Took a friend who had never see Joe and he now has another fan. She asked Joe about Mick Jagger!!!! Sound was great, all band members were awesome. Can't wait for the next show. I'll be there. I'll post the set list in a bit. Thanks for a great evening.

Cynatra
(Cynara Mursu)
Fri Jan 14 '11
Grand Sierra Theatre
Reno, NV, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Jan 17 '11
7:41 am
Fabulous venue for a fabulous show! Your still the greatest guitar wizard out there. I am always moved to my happiest moments when I can watch Joe effortlessly play his guitar bringing out the most inspiring and unique sounds and feelings he can master. You're breathtaking to watch and enjoy. Thanks again Joe. Your humble fan, Cynatra

Megaman_33 Thu Jan 13 '11
Fox Theater
Oakland, CA, US
Rank: 4 Posted:
Fri Jan 14 '11
11:38 pm

Joe put on a great show yesterday at the Fox theater. Too bad I couldn't hear any of it!

My seat was near the back and the only sound that reached me there was a loud mush. I could follow along with all the songs, but only because I've seen Joe live maybe a dozen times and I know all the songs by heart, and even then it took a lot of effort. Making sense out of anything new was almost impossible. Really not a good concert experience. Not only was it not worth the money for the seats, but I really, really love seeing Joe live and I was really disappointed to miss out on what should have been a great show.

Everyone near me in the cheap seats agreed the sound was terrible. But on the BART ride home I spoke to other fans who had seats right in the front and they said the sound quality was perfect. Was there something wrong with the way the sound was directed in the back, or is the new Fox Theater just poorly designed? Either way it was no good.

Please Joe and friends, consider a different venue next time you come back home to the SF Bay. I've seen Joe indoors at the Warfield (G3-Vai & Petrucci, Crystal Planet tour) and the Filmore (a bunch of times) and at some lecture hall at UC Berkeley (G3, Gilbert & Petrucci), and the sound quality was great at all of those places. I bet even the Maritime Hall and the Great American Music hall would be good. And of course outdoor events in the summer at the Concord Pavilion or Shoreline would be fun to. Any of those places would be a huge improvement over The Fox last night.

There were parts of the concert I loved despite the poor sound: Seeing "Circles" live was awesome, as was the guest appearance of the Red Rocker. The light show kicked ass. And everything from the new album rocked hard.

Here's hoping for a better show at a different venue next time Joe's in town!

Edit: Apparently I'm not the only person who doesn't like the sound at Fox Theater. Here's a full (negative) review of the venue.

MehYam Thu Jan 13 '11
Fox Theater
Oakland, CA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Jan 14 '11
12:54 pm

This was my 5th or 6th show, and it was fantastic. Joe just keeps getting better every tour, and the variety he's thrown into the set has really mixed things up nicely. The sound was good (a little too loud - real men wear earplugs), the new guitars and amps were perfect, and the crowd was digging the whole show. Highlights, and possible SPOILERS:

- Hordes of Locusts was incredible, the weird chordal part at the end of the chorus came out perfect

- Always w/ Me... best version of this I've ever heard, I was holding back the tears. He turned his guitar volume *way* low and played it really quietly and expressively, and then just exploded at the end

- the songs from Wormhole Wizards came across really well

- Mike Mangini's a monster. The part where Joe improvised lines and he copied them was jaw-dropping

- Joe's phrasing was full of surprises. I felt like he didn't repeat himself all night, constantly throwing in left turns in his solos and melody lines. Everything was fresh and different

- Dream song

- Joe's acoustic playing

- cameo by the Red Rocker! My favorite part was during one of Joe's solos where he injected this absurdly big and cool bend, and repeated it a few times. Hagar started laughing and sang along with the bends the last three times

There were more great moments, wish this show was recorded.

JSDeciple
(Jake Bailey)
Tue Jan 11 '11
Roseland
Portland, OR, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Apr 06 '11
8:56 am

The show was amazing! I remember the car ride there, i said "i really hope he plays Ice 9 and Andalusia." Well he must have heard me because for the first song they busted out with "Ice 9" it was incredible! They played "Andalusia" as well, i always wanted to see how that song was done live you know with the whole guitar switch and all.

Anyway, i just couldnt beleive how well the show went. Participating in a live Crowd Chant for the encore was just Godly and when they kicked out "Why" i about messed myself. I really think the band had a good time at this show, even with the strain of touring the new songs sounded great along with the old ones and the show just went great. And who can forget Jeffs perfect drum stick toss. I was also surprised that they played "Memories" and "Hordes of Locusts" i never thought i would hear those songs live. I could ramble on and on about this show it was rippin'!

PortlandAxe
Tue Jan 11 '11
Roseland
Portland, OR, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Feb 10 '11
9:00 pm

I've been a Joe Satriani fan since the late 80s. Every new release is like a whole new set of guitar lessons to learn from. Little does Joe know that he's been the most influential guitar "teacher" I've ever had. :)

Getting to see Joe play live for the first time here in Portland on January 11th 2011 was truly an amazing experience. The Meet & Greet package was well worth it, too. My Ibanez JS1200 Joe Satriani Signature guitar finally has, well, a real signature. ;-) The privilege of actually meeting my guitar idol can't really be put into the proper words. What I can say succinctly is that Joe is incredibly generous with his time, his thoughts, and his kindness. This evening just made my whole year! If you've not done a Meet & Greet with Joe yet, you need to do it. Don't miss out on this kind of experience.

I made sure Joe knew that his Ibanez "JS" guitar was definitely the most comfortable guitar that I've ever played on stage. He of course agreed with me. :) I got to meet Jeff Campitelli briefly also -- he's very friendly and really down-to-earth. It was a true honor to spend a few minutes with these guys before the concert.

Joe really played a great show. I liked the uniqueness of some of the solos on his classic stuff. I really liked the songs he played from his newest CD also. His playing was as inspirational as ever, and he really rocked the stage.

The whole band looked like they were having a great time. (Well, most of the band anyway. More on that later.) Jeff held the groove together perfectly.

And I really like Joe's new bassist for this tour, Allen Whitman. His bass licks were cool, and very appropriate to the song. Plus he was dancing all around the stage having a blast.

Mike Keneally -- wow is he a great keyboardist! I had no idea really. I'd seen him hold his own on the guitar next to Steve Vai during the video of the first G3 concert, so I've only known him as an excellent guitarist. But keyboards? The guy was incredible. I loved the dueling keyboard vs. guitar solos that him and Joe were trading on one of the songs.

Galen Henson played quite well also, but it did seem like he might have been feeling just a little bit under the weather, from his stage presence. Still, he definitely held the rhythm section together very well and complemented the whole sound.

Overall I really enjoyed this concert. They did, however, play VERY loud, possibly too loud for this particular venue (the Roseland Theater). Given the fact that I'd forgotten my earplugs, I must say I my lack of preparedness led to some ringing ears later that evening! Maybe next time I won't be so laxed. :)

Joe, I do hope you return to Portland soon!

rojowal
(Rob Waller)
Tue Jan 11 '11
Roseland
Portland, OR, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Jan 16 '11
10:02 am

Excellent show, I really enjoyed all the new stuff live. I purchased club joe tickets and I have to tell everyone that if you can do it, DO IT!!! What a great experience to get up close and personal with Joe. He takes the time to answer all your questions and then you get to have stuff signed and then a photo taken with him. I was the lucky one to win the side stage encore drawing and seeing things from back stage was a trip.

This was my 4 Joe concert and it was the second time at the Roseland. The show was totally rocken and Joe, as always, put everything he had into it. I really like the addition of keyboards it added a nice color and fill to the music. Joe's fans are the best too, what an awesome group of people to share the concert with. I will never forget this show.

thefireman Tue Jan 11 '11
Roseland
Portland, OR, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Wed Jan 12 '11
5:21 pm

Fantastic as usual! Thanks joe. Good sound, crowd and setlist. See you again soon I hope.

TheFireman

Savoie2011
(Paul S.)
Tue Jan 11 '11
Roseland
Portland, OR, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Wed Jan 12 '11
7:40 am
Fantastic show!! Joe rocked it, playing about every song I was expecting to hear, though I can't seem to recall hearing "Surfing with the Alien" lol. The whole show was such a blur because I was so into it. This was my first time seeing Joe live and I would/will do it again without question. Thank you Joe/band for getting 2011 off to a very memorable start for me. Thank you Portland for sharing my enthusiasm and being so into it as well!

gotta have Joe
(Kayla)
Sun Jan 09 '11
Bing Crosby Theatre
Spokane, WA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Jan 10 '11
6:50 pm
This was the most amazing expeirence of my life! The guys were AMAZING! This was my birthday celebration and I couldnt have asked for anything better! You guys are SO amazing. Words cant explain how much this meant to me! I got to meet my hero 2 days before my 20th birthday! Who can ask for something better than that! You guys have changed my life forever! Galen you are so awesome for helping me out with back stage access, I am forever greatful! Mick, you are such a nice guy and it was so nice to have met you and talk with you, thank you so much! Jeff, I never did get my picture with you, but I did get to say hello :) (your much taller than you seem btw haha) both Mike's you guys rock, Alan, AWESOME!!!!! Great guy!, and of course, JOE- You are the greatest, finally getting my chance to meet you and the rest of the band, I cant even explain that feeling. You have been my hero for SO long, I have had your music in my life my WHOLE life, getting to see you guys again and finally getting to meet you, It has definitely changed my life! Thanks guys for all your hard work and dedication and thank you all for your birthday wishes! You guys are the best and I look forward to many more shows and meetings :). WE LOVE YOU!

Kamazon Fri Jan 07 '11
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Vancouver, BC, CA
Rank: 9 Posted:
Sun Jan 16 '11
10:55 am
Completely and utterly awesome show!!! Joe and company really rocked the house! This was easily one of the most uplifting shows I've ever seen in a long life of many many concerts. Please come back soon. From one alien to another....Thanks Joe!!

a_young240
(Aaron Young)
Fri Jan 07 '11
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Vancouver, BC, CA
Rank: 9 Posted:
Mon Jan 10 '11
9:51 am
Awesome playing as always, and great set list, but there was a lot of low-mid boominess that started masking Joe's playing in the middle and lower registers on the guitar.

bowcop Fri Jan 07 '11
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Vancouver, BC, CA
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Jan 08 '11
2:34 am

JOE!!!! You are the MAN! I have seen Joe live now some 7 times, and this was the best one yet......Joe and all the boys were TIGHT!!! And the addition of the keyboards and the new bass player were awsome to say the least. Allan is a MONSTER on the bass and it was so much fun to see one of Joes bassists with so much energy! Galen was awsome as always on rhythm. One of the best set lists in a long time....great mix of old and new. I will NEVER get tired of WAR live!!!! Hordes of Locusts was awesome live! Joe, loved the little changes you made to Crowd Chant at the end! Jeff, man...thank you for the gifts you gave me thru our mutual friend!!!! Jeff, I never get tired of watching ya pound the skins! Your a master in your own right! Joe and the boys, THANKS FOR A GREAT NIGHT!!!!

Seattle, your in for a TREAT!!!!

J63
(Jason L)
Thu Jan 06 '11
Kelowna Community Theatre
Kelowna, BC, CA
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Jan 08 '11
9:50 pm
This was yet another amazing Joe Show! Had to give a 10! Joes first time to Kelowna BC Canada. It was a seated venue which i enjoyed, I didnt get pushed or shoved out of the way. The sound was great. This was my 4th time seeing Satch, the first time was G3'03, then An evening with Joe Satriani in 05, then the Super Colossal tour in 06. He never ceases to amazing me with his playing. It was my 3rd time meeting him, I won an aftershow pass for An evening with Joe... This was my second Club Joe experience. It was rescheduled from 4pm to 7pm due to bad weather and roads, so I didnt get to tour the stage or see his guitars or pedals, nothing to complain about, It was great to see Joe made it in one piece. Thanks for signing my Triple Neck Guitar Joe :) I won the draw to watch the encore from the side stage, that was pretty sweet! The list of songs was great, old and new from, Ice 9, Hordes of Locusts, Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing, Crystal Planet, AWMAWY, FIABD, War, Why, Satch Boogie, Memories, Andalusia, Premonition, Dream song, Pyrrhic Victoria, Light years Away, Solitude, Littleworth Lane, Wind in the Trees, God is Crying, Big Bad Moon, Crowd Chant, and Summer Song.. I think that was all of them, not in order. I got a few great pics and some good vids, great memories. Thank You Joe & band(cant forget to mention them, Jeff and Galen were awesome as always, and the addition of Mike and Allen on keyboard and Bass were great as well) Good job guys Anyone going to this show will love it, if your not going.. get tickets and GO!!

bOOda65 Wed Jan 05 '11
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Calgary, AB, CA
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Jan 09 '11
9:16 am
Did the meet and greet with Joe...gave him one of our Freeze Hockey Team toques...m,ade especially for the cold Alberta winters! Joe is one one the nicest guys to talk to. Very down to earth with zero ego. The tour backstage and question period was awesome! The show itself was as per usual with a Joe concert....totally AWESOME!!! This was my third time seeing him and each show just gets better and better. The energy Joe and the band puts into the evening is freaky!! The sound quality was out of this world!!! If you're a Satriani fan...his concert is a MUST....and the meet n greet was a sweet episode in life not to be forgotten!! Thanks Joe...we Love you!!!

Invigor
(John B)
Wed Jan 05 '11
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Calgary, AB, CA
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Jan 06 '11
8:40 pm
Opened with Ice 9, does it get any better than that? Great show Joe! Nice to hear other oldies like Why and Memories

JROC
(Jeff Metcalfe)
Tue Jan 04 '11
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Edmonton, AB, CA
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Jan 06 '11
7:59 pm
I'm hoping I selected the Edmonton show at the Jubilee Auditorium. This is the first time I saw Joe and the band and my god I WAS BLOWN AWAY!!! My fiance got me the tickets for Christmas and we both enjoyed the show so much. I truly hope you come back to Edmonton as I would be there in a heart beat. You Joe are the most amazing guitar player in the world and I would like to thank you for blowing our minds January 4th. Keep up the good work Cheers!!

DJo_666
(David Johnson)
Tue Jan 04 '11
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Edmonton, AB, CA
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Jan 05 '11
2:18 pm
Great show! Sound was excellent - really liked the Marshalls. Joe was an excellent host during the Club Joe experience and as usual was warm, open, and friendly. Keneally added a nice touch with superb keyboard work and the band was solid as always. The set list was pretty good with oldies represented well enough. Personally I've heard Satch Boogie enough times though, and I'm sure Joe must be tired of it too.

JoelIce9
(Joel Desrochers)
Tue Jan 04 '11
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Edmonton, AB, CA
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Jan 05 '11
7:42 am
Amazing Show!!!, lined the stage and was right in front of Joe's two monitors and i could see him using his pedals throughout the show, great experience. I did the meet and greet before hand, Joe is a wonderful guy who is very down to earth, no huge ego whatsoever. Got the chance also to meet Jeff and Allen as well, both great guys. band was really tight throughout the show, and effects were great, i loved the lights and the three video screens. before the meet and greet, we got to hear Joe doing a soundcheck from outside which included Ice 9, Flying in a blue Dream and Andalusia, a unique experience for me. Overall rating id say this has to be hands down the best concert i have ever been too. It made it better that Joe was right in front of me all night!!

egratteau
(Eric Gratteau)
Tue Dec 21 '10
Historic Paramount Theatre
Denver, CO, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Wed Dec 22 '10
7:57 am
Excellent show. Sound was fantastic; so clear and clean. You could hear each instrument without any muddiness. Great venue, although the security was a bit nazi-esque. Everyone seemed to have a great time. Only complaint is the bassist. He played well, but stood in the front of the stage and took the focus off of Joe too much. He kept standing in my way of seeing Joe nearly the whole show. Galen knows how to step back and play and let Joe come forward and do his thing, why can't the bassist?

Shinyranker
(Ken Harris)
Mon Dec 20 '10
Uptown Theater
Kansas City, MO, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Dec 21 '10
1:07 pm
Let me start by saying, I attended this concert with my fifteen year old son. It was his first concert, so the show had extra special significance. I was hoping Joe would provide a memorable experience for us, and as expected, Joe delivered in spades. We had second row seats and a perfect vantage point to watch the Master in action. Fantastic musicianship all around, and what can I say about Joe that hasn't already been said over and over. The guy is the ultimate musician / performer. A virtuoso on guitar and very personable with the audience. A fantastic show! On behalf of my son and myself, "Thank you very much Joe!"

jeffw3048 Mon Dec 20 '10
Uptown Theater
Kansas City, MO, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Dec 21 '10
10:08 am
Simply a great show, the set was tight, and way better then 10/20 in Glasgow.

Naz123gul Sun Dec 19 '10
Chicago Theatre
Chicago, IL, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Dec 23 '10
7:02 pm
Saw Joe at the house of blues in cleveland 12-19. It was a clinic. This tour should be titles 'Pay very close attention because you willl NEVER be able to do this'.

shadrach
(Jeff Schertz)
Sun Dec 19 '10
Chicago Theatre
Chicago, IL, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Dec 20 '10
10:45 am
It's been 5 years since I had last seen Joe in concert. Often aging rockers tend to leave a little to be desired, but Joe was even better than I remembered. His song catalogue is so much more extensive now so there were a few favorites I didn't get to hear, but after 23 tracks he sure didn't leave much out. Most shows I attend I feel lucky if the headliners stick around past an hour or so. Not Joe. He played for 2 hours straight and then came back for a fun 2 song encore of Crowd Chant and Summer Song. Also first time seeing a concert at the Chicago Theatre, sound was excellent and had great seats. Well worth the money.

ShavedBalledOne
(Ken Hutcheson)
Fri Dec 17 '10
House of Blues
Cleveland, OH, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Dec 18 '10
1:15 pm
Hands down this was the best show i have been to, and i have been to everyone that has in Cleveland or in the area. The set-list was awesome. Joe included songs from Not of This Earth, Crystal Planet,Surfing,and of course a lot of the new songs from Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards. Adding Mike on keyboards was a great addition. Mike looks like a super fun guy for being a Piano-Wizard and all. I loved the Green Mario 1-up shirt. I also loved the bass player, He is a nice change. I still love Stu and always will. What can i say about Jeff, WOW!!! what a great drummer (very much underrated) Then there's Galen, Man you could go out on your own. I mean, The guy can play. I know Joe knows talent when he sees it, so i hope he keeps you on. What a great show. I look forward to the next album and the next tour. I won't miss it. Thank You Joe, You are the man

ejmaes67 Thu Dec 16 '10
The Fillmore Detroit
Detroit, MI, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Dec 17 '10
6:52 am
Awesome as usual! Nothing more to say.

ilikeheadcheese
(Cody Snowberger)
Wed Dec 15 '10
The Music Center @ Strathmore
North Bethesda, MD, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Tue Dec 21 '10
9:14 am
OK, this is NOT an in depth review of the show BUT. Overall the show was amazing, if anyone has a chance to see any of your favorite artists at the Strathmore in MD it's amazing. In my opinion the worst part of the show was Ned Evett, I really just couldn't get into his music, it was cool and all but just not fun for me plus his "crowd control" wasn't good. Onto Satch's set. LOVED IT, high energy from everyone. Really fun to watch. I would see him again but probably skip the first act if it's Ned Evett again. Would have been a 10/10 show if he wasn't there.

Basspedals Tue Dec 14 '10
Best Buy Theater
New York, NY, US
Rank: Posted:
Thu Dec 16 '10
9:10 am

This was my first satch show and I have to say thatii had the time of my life. You floored me and my friends with your guitar skills. I have never seen or heard anything so awesome in my life. I don't know who does your sound but it was fantastic. seriously nothing could have prepared me for how great this show was. I have seen the DVDs and heard the live recordings ( all fabulous btw) but this has has to be experienced in the flesh. The new stuff is just as good as the old stuff and blended together very well in the set.

If you are a Satriani fan and have never seen him live I'm telling you now once you go to a show you will kick yourself for not going sooner !

I know your going to get lost with Chikenfoot again for a while when this tour ends but please please keep writing for another album and tour.

Also keep Alan Whitman around if possible his bass playing was great and I loved the Basspedals !

Thanks Again Joe !

Westbury Mon Dec 13 '10
Best Buy Theater
New York, NY, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Tue Dec 14 '10
10:54 am
Awesome show Joe! Loved the mix of the old and new songs. Also loved the keyboards, brings a lot of depth and ambiance. Also great to see you n mike play off each other. Also love the mix! Everyone sounded great. Nice to hear you sing too, haha. Loved that Petrucci came out again from St. James. Nice harmonizing on Summer Song, was hoping for a Goin Down 2nd encore like last time w/ Leslie, but oh well. Still a bad ass show, nice to see it was snowing when we went in and left the show, and the Giants Won! Great Night! Thank You!

crazytre Sun Dec 12 '10
Metropolis
Montreal, QC, CA
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Dec 14 '10
10:46 am
Awsome show , great setlist! And they were filliming in (HD 3D) for an upcoming dvd. Standouts; Hordes of Locusts and Crystal Planet! Joe was on fire for every song. Cool light show. Thanks, Joe / band and crew for this great experience.

derhop
(Thomas Hopkins)
Fri Dec 10 '10
Tower Theatre
Upper Darby, PA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Dec 12 '10
6:03 pm
What a great show! Joe was awesome and the band was outstanding! I made a medley of the show here, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P59k4kzB2s.

dakawan
(barry yeager)
Fri Dec 10 '10
Tower Theatre
Upper Darby, PA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Dec 12 '10
12:07 pm
all i know is i got my wish i begged and pleaded to hear wind in the trees and we got it ,wonder if we were the 1st city to hear it or not ,mike on the keys was amazing to say the least ,i totally lost it when i heard wind in the trees ,and andalusia live was another one i have been waiting for ,so many great tunes locusts ,god is crying ,dream song ,old stuff new stuff ,get out there and buy your tix this show was amazing and the only thing you will regret is not going ... philly loves you joe ,please come back and see us again soon and pick dakawan next time for the after show pass lmao!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and the new bassist allan i think ,coming out with the flyers shirt on being from philly was just classic much love to you all barry

stringbendtap
(Albert Heefner)
Fri Dec 10 '10
Tower Theatre
Upper Darby, PA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Dec 11 '10
8:07 am
This was my 16th or 17th time seeing Joe, and, while he never disappoints, the sound was exceptional last night. Andalusia was truly amazing, and all of the other songs sounded fantastic. The new bass player was great, and the band sounded solid. Each member brought a wonderful sense of style, and to hear Joe play live at least once a year is an absolute must for me. Many thanks to Joe for sharing his music with the world.

stevewnj Fri Dec 10 '10
Tower Theatre
Upper Darby, PA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Dec 11 '10
7:04 am
Wow is all I can say. Been to many many JS shows and I must say this show was by far the best I've seen. Joe was on it last night and you could see how much fun he was having. I read a bunch of reviews about the sound quality from his different guitars and I have to agree. His red and white guitars were rather mellow, but when he brought out the orange guitar, man that thing bit and crunched. There was something different about that guitar because it had a bad ass sound and rocked the house! The band was super tight and the sound was great. I liked the Philly-bred bass player, but I did miss Stu. The drummer was excellent and what can I say about Kenneally. He's a musical genius sums it up. Ok, so here's what I remember as far as songs played last night. Hordes of Locusts, War, Why, Always with you Always with me, Satch Boogie, Flying in a Blue Dream, Mystical Potato Groove, Big Bad Moon and just about all of the new album, just to name a few. Joe did an extended version of Wind in the Trees from the new album and it was my highlight of the night. The encore was Crowd Chant and Summer Song. Anyone going to a future show, you're in for a treat. Keep an eye out for the orange guitar!! Joe, from myself, Alan, Kill and Chaweed, we want to thank you for another awesome night that we will never forget. Come back soon.

CJC815
Fri Dec 10 '10
Tower Theatre
Upper Darby, PA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Dec 11 '10
5:33 am
Saw Joe last night for the 10th time and as usual he rocked! Great hearing tunes like Hordes of Locusts, memories, war, plus the new material like Dream song, GOD is Crying, etc.. was Incredible! Joe you are always a true professional and the biggest musicial influenece in my life. Looking forarwd to many more Great shows! P.S. Philly Loves You !!!!

PeterG
(Peter Grasso)
Thu Dec 09 '10
House of Blues
Boston, MA, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Sat Dec 25 '10
10:34 am

Hello, all!!!

I attended the Dec. 9th show at the Boston House of Blues..I must say that the playing that night was awesome..totally awesome!!! ( is that getting a bit redundant?)....The orange guitar looked and souned way cool, as well!!!

I've been meaning to ask youse guys for some time now about the possibility of having a great, annual, t-shirt design contest, with the winner(s) getting all kinds of cool stuff such as laminates, t-shirts. etc., etc....Whatdya think?? I think it would inspire some great input and competition, as well as some great t-shirt designs...!

Rock On, fellas...Rock---the fuck---On...

Peter Grasso

Derry, NH

Kimosan
(James Cieslak)
Thu Dec 09 '10
House of Blues
Boston, MA, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Mon Dec 13 '10
12:03 pm

Satchatastic, new bass player, new keyboardist, light/video show, a rare chance to hear BIG BAD MOOOOOOON live and some new music. Could not ask for more! Set List: Ice9 Hordes of Locusts Flying in a Blue Dream Light Years Away Memories War (OK enough war stories, per Joe) Premonition Satch Boogie Revelation Pyrrhic Victoria Crystal Planet Mystical Potatoe Head Groove Thing Dream Song God Is Crying Andalusia Littleworth Lane Why Wind In The Trees Always with Me Big Bad Moon (encore) Crowd Chant Summer Song

Thanx joe!!!

xsearingheaven Thu Dec 09 '10
House of Blues
Boston, MA, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Fri Dec 10 '10
10:22 am
Awesome

Diggrr Wed Dec 08 '10
Massey Hall
Toronto, ON, CA
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Dec 28 '10
6:12 am
Awesome show! as usual! great new line-up, and set list.

Axiom1965
(Dave Rowland)
Wed Dec 08 '10
Massey Hall
Toronto, ON, CA
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Dec 10 '10
8:15 am
Joe was amazing as ever! You look great for 54! I think that's what happens when you are married to the same woman, keep in shape & stay off Booze & Drugs! 1 question to everyone: Would you like to look like Joe & have No hair? Or look like Keith Richards with Hair? He did at lease 6 or 7 songs off the new album. Premonition, Pyrrhic Victoria, Light Years Away, Solitude,Wind In The Tress is better live than on the CD. Glad you never did The Golden Room, which to me is the weakest track on new new Album. Like another reveiwer said, I was dissapointed that Worm Hole Wizards was not done. War was amazing & encores of Crowd Chant & Summer Song. Mike & Allen were really good. Having keyboards adds more depth to the band. Hi to Galen as well...... It was great to hear Crystal Planet again as well as Big Bad Moon. One of the things that I thought was hilarious was the video images during Mystical Potatoe Head. My brother & I kept laughing at it every time it came up! I do the same crazy stuff on my i-mac photo booth. Joe you are truly creative in so many ways! Lighting was great too! One song that you won't hear is Surfing With The Alien, which I was a bit surprised. But he has so many songs now that he can't do everything. That's why it great to see him everytime he tours, because a lot of songs on this tour he may not ever be played again live. This was my 7th time seeing Joe & I had premium passes on the Super Colossal tour & one thing is a 100% Guarantee, Joe will not dissapoint the fans. Joe you are a true gentelmen! Can't wait to see you again. Ned Evett was OK, he only does 4 songs. In the future I really hope that Gary Hoey will be given a chance to open up, or even better, be with him on a G3 tour. Ho Ho Hoey Christmas to all & all the best for 2011!

Indy Mark Tue Dec 07 '10
Aronoff Center for the Arts
Cincinnati, OH, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Fri Dec 10 '10
1:18 pm
Audio trouble for th opening act. Could not here the guitar while the others were playing. The sound was off through first four songs of Joe's set also. But after that they got it dialed in. Got my moneys worth out of the last 3/4ths of the show. Joe and the band played great. Not sure if Joe needs an opening act, it would be nice for Joe to play for three hours and cover more material. Do it like the San Fran DVD with a little break in the middle. Looking forward to the Chigago show and the next FOOT CD.

Big Sky Tue Dec 07 '10
Aronoff Center for the Arts
Cincinnati, OH, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Thu Dec 09 '10
10:52 am
Great Show. Was Spoiled by the Night in St. Louis ( couple of years back ) when it was just a Joe Show (3 1/2 hrs ). Opening act Ned Evett was good but the sound mix was off. Everybody was having lots of fun. Great place for a show.

DarinM
(Darin Martin)
Tue Dec 07 '10
Aronoff Center for the Arts
Cincinnati, OH, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Wed Dec 08 '10
8:39 pm

The first time I've seen Joe live since Crystal Planet tour.

The venue was very very nice. The only bad thing is that they were selling drinks so people were getting up and going for refills or to the bathroom because you really only rent beer or that double tall latte.

The opening act was Ned Evett who plays fretless guitar. He had good energy and tried his best to get people warmed up for Joe. I need to pick up his CD so I can hear the tunes better. His sound was way too muddy.

Joe was in form as always. I was amazed to hear tunes like Hordes of Locusts and Not Of This Earth. Everything sounded really good. I do agree with another reviewer from 1 or 2 nights ago that the orange and white guitars sounded hotter than the red guitar (which was freaking gorgeous). Don't know if it's the pickups or what, but they were definitely louder.

The whole group really worked together well. Galen Henson was all over the place looking like he was having a blast. Jeff was fantastic as always. I really like the added layer that Mike Keneally brought to everything. I hope Joe decides to use him on his next project. Allen Whitman was outstanding too.. I could have watched them all night.

The only reason I didn't give this a 10 is because they didn't play Wormhole Wizards. I really wanted to hear that one live. Oh well. Can't complain.. I got to see Joe live..

Squares
(Alan Hancock)
Mon Dec 06 '10
The Palace Theatre
Greensburg, PA, US
Rank: Posted:
Tue Dec 07 '10
9:22 am
I'm sure it would have been a great show but I was unable to attend due to 2 feet of snow that was dropped in Bradford, PA. I couldn't even make it up my friend's driveway to pick him up for the show! Where I live it's normally a 3.5 hour drive to Greensburg and it would have taken much longer if I could have even made it there. It didn't help that every county I would have driven through had either a lake effect or winter storm advisory.I had 2nd row tickets too but what I miss the most is the opportunity to hear a bunch of songs from BS&WW that I will likely never hear on another tour - something money cannot buy. I just hope everyone that went had a good time and traveled safely home. Maybe next time I can score 2nd row and won't get snowed out... t'is the season.

jsmike
(michael lehnert)
Mon Dec 06 '10
The Palace Theatre
Greensburg, PA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Dec 07 '10
9:11 am
Amazing concert! Joe and the band sounded perfect. Played old songs along with the new.

Jour Mon Dec 06 '10
The Palace Theatre
Greensburg, PA, US
Rank: 7 Posted:
Tue Dec 07 '10
6:09 am

The Palace Theatre is a great intimate venue. I last saw Joe at this venue two years ago (10/11/2008) and that show was a fantastic, rollicking, high-energy hit parade, which maybe set me up for a little disappointment with last night's show.

Highlights for me last night included: Hordes of Locusts, Crystal Planet, Littleworth Lane (great changeup) and Why. Joe is clearly still, and always, a virtuoso player. I really, really missed Stu Hamm, though. I haven't been following the news, so I don't know why he was replaced, but his absence was very much felt. The new fella was definitely trying to do some of the crowd engagement duties, but he seemed to lack the chemistry that Stu had with Joe when I last saw them.

I didn't have the heart to tell the very excited old dude behind me that the encore he was assuring me was SWTA was actually Summer Song, but that's fine for him. I, instead, walked away empty handed longing for a SWTA. And honestly, I'd rather be empty handed than see it get the treatment that Summer Song got. But I place a lot of the blame on the catatonic audience for that.

I think there were a lot of things conspiring against this show; The weather and roads were awful, for one. Opener Ned Evett shared that their last gig was in Florida and it was 75 and it was 20 and snowing here. As I said, the audience was sleepy. The Steelers had a late Sunday night game the night before, so I suspect that many of the members of the audience had been up late the night before, and you know, it was a Monday night show. What can ya do?

The other thing I wanted to mention was that I was interested to see Joe's new 24 fret JS guitars. There seemed to be a white one and an orange one. Then later in the show he was playing a red guitar that appeared to be a 22-fret JS, and I felt the tone was NOTICEABLY better on the red one vs. the orange and white ones. I know he's gotta pimp that new guitar, but something's not quite worked out, at least from where I was sitting. I'm always hoping to see an appearance by one of the gimmick axes too, but no chromeboys or acrylics last night.

Overall, Joe's a fantastic player, and on his worst night, I'd still be loving it. Here's hoping he brings back Stu, and some of the energy he brought last time he came through town.

1atomicpunk Sat Dec 04 '10
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Clearwater, FL, US
Rank: 7 Posted:
Mon Dec 06 '10
10:14 pm
Great show as usual! I loved hearing the new songs live as well as all my favorites, although I did miss not hearing Surfing but maybe next time. I wanted to thank you for the meet and greet passes...the whole experience was great and will not be forgotten for a long time. I can't wait to see Joe live again either solo or with Chickenfoot. Thanks again and good luck on the rest of the tour!

ZMiller12 Sat Dec 04 '10
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Clearwater, FL, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Dec 06 '10
1:54 pm
All I have to say is wow. Only thing I didn't like was the dropped tune for every song. Other then that amazing and almost mistake free on Joe's part. I'm blown away by Satriani and I think I'll model my own performances off his, Must See.

amp236 Sat Dec 04 '10
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Clearwater, FL, US
Rank: Posted:
Mon Dec 06 '10
7:28 am
Great show. Played a lot of early songs that weren't expected off of Earth, Surfing and Extremist in the beginning and first half of the set. All the new songs were great. Loved Mike Keneally on keys, but he could have been brought up a little in the mix. Also would have loved to see him break out the Charvel for a little call and response with Satriani. Jeff was great on drums, Gaelen was steady on rhythm guitar and liked the energy of the new bass player. Overall a wonderful show in a really nice venue. Can't wait for the next visit, too bad it will be in 2014 or so.

DBARNES
(Dave Barnes)
Fri Dec 03 '10
House of Blues
Lake Buena Vista, FL, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Dec 05 '10
3:34 am
WOW!!! Once again Joe and crew did a fantastic show. All songs ranged from old to new and were great and the graphic back drop made the show even better. Joe you are and always will be an amazing performer and thank you so much for the great time. Come back soon! This was my eighth time seeing you. P.S. Allen you are a wild man!!!!!!!!

xjs Wed Dec 01 '10
Center Stage
Atlanta, GA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Dec 03 '10
1:30 am
omfg, wow, there is extra terrestrial life on this planet!! and they play guitar!!

klf1018
(Kailyn Fleming)
Wed Dec 01 '10
Center Stage
Atlanta, GA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Dec 02 '10
4:49 pm
AMAZING<3 that's the only way to describe the show.

dbrown918
(David Brown)
Wed Dec 01 '10
Center Stage
Atlanta, GA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Dec 02 '10
11:22 am
fantastic show. Joe played for two hours.

longtimejoefan
(Brian Whitfield)
Wed Dec 01 '10
Center Stage
Atlanta, GA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Dec 02 '10
8:39 am

I've seen Joe live 9 or 10 times in the past starting in 1988. He and the band played great last night. They played a mixture of older and newer music including some that I haven't seen live in a while. Hordes of Locusts was a treat. As usual Joe was a great showman and a technical wizard. If anything, he somehow gets better with time. The rest of the band was top notch of course. The 'new' bassist and keyboardist are exceptionally good (not to take anything away from the rest of the band).

GREAT show!

Skelly88
(Stephen Kelly)
Sat Nov 20 '10
Rockstar Live
Bilbao, , ES
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Nov 24 '10
12:59 pm

I'd travelled from Dublin to make this show and can quite definitely say it was worth the trip! Joe was simply on fire tonight. I'd seen the first gig of the tour in Dublin but must say that this was a much more polished performance from the group as a whole, those five weeks on the road really contributed to a fantastic performance from the group all round. I must say, I always wonder how the hell Joe plays like he does and having watched him for a full two and a half hours tonight left the venue even more bemused as to how this guy does what he does - absolute genius! Once again, a great set list although I did notice a few songs seemed to have fallen by the wayside...The Crush of Love, pity cos I was looking forward to that one!! Wormhole Wizards went missing too but Joe added plenty of innovation to other tracks that more than made up for it. Joe absolutely nailed every note tonight and had everybody in complete awe from start to finish and the sound in Rockstar Live was truly excellent! Well done to Allen Whitman too for doing his best to whip the crowd into a frenzy! Personal favourites of the night were Why, Flying in a blue dream, God is Crying but to be honest, every song was just amazing. You really have to admiire the catalogue of classics that Joe has to his name now. Biggest disappointment is that the tour's over & we won't see Joe in these parts for a while!!

Vine de Dublin para ver este show y puedo decir sin duda que mereció la pena. Joe fue alucinante. Había visto el primer show en Dublin pero anoche en Bilbao se le notaba al grupo que llevan cinco semanas juntos, se entendieron a la perfección. Siempre me pregunto como diablos lo hace Joe y la verdad es que salí del concierto casi sin poder creer su genio puro. Una vez mas, muy buen set de canciones, pena que no tocó The Crush of Love, favorito mio, tampoco tocó Wormhole Wizards pero tuvo mucha inovacion en otras canciones que gustó mucho tambien. Joe tocó a la perfección esta noche y la gente (un lleno absoluto!) alucinaba con su increible talento. Por cierto, el sonido en el Rockstar Live era muy muy bueno. Allen Whitman hizo lo que pudo para animar a la qente, pero la verdad es que no hizo mucha falta - muy buen ambiente había. Personalmente me gustó mucho Why, tambien Flying in a blue dream & God is Crying pero la verdad es que todas las canciones fueron increibles. Hay que admirar el catalogo de clasicos que Joe tiene ahora en su nombre. Y lo mas decepcionante? Que el tour se ha acabado y no le vamos a ver a Joe por estos partes por un tiempo!!

Fourier Wed Nov 17 '10
Sala Apolo
Barcelona, , ES
Rank: 9 Posted:
Tue Nov 30 '10
4:24 am
Photos from the show

ibanezguitars
(Joan Jove)
Wed Nov 17 '10
Sala Apolo
Barcelona, , ES
Rank: Posted:
Sat Nov 27 '10
1:39 pm
I didn't like the venue when I first saw it empty before the meet and greet. It was a great contrast to Palau de la Música, two years ago. Therefore my fisrt question to Joe was to ask his opinion about the place. It's evident he didn't like it very much. To my surprise, Mike Bridgen told me that full of people, it was going to be very warm, and I should expect a great show.
I said on T2J board the M&G experience was great, and Joe was inmense. And the M&G provided the oportunity to attend the show from the first row, therefore there I stood in front of Joe's pedals where I took the pictures I've sent to Jon "webmaster"..
"Sold out" advices at the entrance, and people on the outside desperately asking for black market tickets. I'm sure a second show, like in Paris, would have been a nice bussines for the promoter..
No surprises on the setlist, cause Joe has kept it quite steady thoughout the european leg.. I missed "Surfing" and "wormhole wizards", but as "The Stones" said, "You can't always get what you want"..
Joe's playing has reached an incredible level of professionalism, perfection and maturity that hardly can be matched. The combination of classic standards (AWMAWY, Satch Boogie, Potato head, Summer song..) with jewells like (Hordes of Locust, War, Why...) and tracks of his wonderful new album (Light Years, P. Victoria, Premonition, Dream song, Wind in the trees...) curdled to a kind of love potion that bewitched all the audience. The truth is that who sows love, love harvests. We love you, Joe.

Aquilotto Fri Nov 12 '10
Gran Teatro
Padova, , IT
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Nov 13 '10
1:19 pm

It is not the first time I see Joe live and I must say that this time has passed. A wonderful performance that we have seen since the first mention of "Ice9". The setlist was fantastic and it was absolutely wonderful to see all the people "with his head in the clouds", "Wind In The Trees" is one example. Joe's music is more poetic than in previous years and his live performances are always energetic and full of groove. Allen and Mike were just good, I enjoyed their performance. Jeff is unique and I hope to see him again. It 's perfect!

Wonderful Show! Come back soon!

giacomobrunoro
(Giacomo Brunoro)
Fri Nov 12 '10
Gran Teatro
Padova, , IT
Rank: 8 Posted:
Sat Nov 13 '10
11:41 am
Great show, great set list and amazing sound! Thanks Joe.

gufastro
(Kristhian Mason)
Fri Nov 12 '10
Gran Teatro
Padova, , IT
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Nov 13 '10
6:45 am
Great Show! As always Joe was amazing, and the rest of the band too. Can't wait for another gig. The sound was perfect, not too loud, I only wish there was more volume for the keyboards that were too soft in certain songs.

evengodlistenstojoe
(Hakan Akçay)
Thu Nov 11 '10
Alcatraz
Milano, , IT
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Nov 25 '10
4:09 am
First of all,I really would like to thank Joe and the band for making this the best day of my life. The show was flawless.Really.The setlist chosen was as good as it gets.I lost myself during hordes of locust and memories.Their live performances are much more better than the original tracks.Andalusia was amazing... I wish I had to chance to relive this night over and over.....

zampa67 Thu Nov 11 '10
Alcatraz
Milano, , IT
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Nov 19 '10
4:41 pm
The show was fantastic! The way Joe plays and his music touch my heart and makes me feel unbelievable emotions. Live sound was perfect. I loved the show so much that II tried to buy tickets also for the concert in Rome but they were out of sale. Come back to Italy soon, Joe!

piuale Thu Nov 11 '10
Alcatraz
Milano, , IT
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Nov 15 '10
5:31 am
thank you for the fantastic show & emotional experience!!!!!! brilliant like an alien.

krotokrot
(Denis Pankratov)
Sat Nov 06 '10
Arena Moscow
Moscow, , RU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed May 22 '13
6:05 am
Very very cool show! Very memorable encounter with Joe before the concert!

VoodooPL
(Robert Chaczko)
Wed Nov 03 '10
Arena HC Sparta
Prague, , CZ
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Nov 27 '10
10:01 am

Need to say, the show was amazing and fantastic. It was my second gig, and till now it is the best one. The setlist was incredible, Joe's performance awesome, but the best point is that I've won 2 aftershow passes and that situation made my heart beat faster :)

I've meet Joe and talked to him, get an autograph on guitar and on new BSAWW album + took a photo with the greatest guitar master of all times.

Joe, if You will be reading this review, tell me please if did You enjoy the gift from me ? Hope You liked Polish vodka ZUBROWKA :)

Don't forget about Poland next time and hope to see You soon in 2011.

Regards, Robert

Pathfinder Wed Nov 03 '10
Arena HC Sparta
Prague, , CZ
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Nov 19 '10
6:10 am

It's a shame that the scale only goes to 10....

This was the first show I had seen live since Joe played the Arizona State Fair back in '88. Needless to say, the wait was worth it.

The setlist was crazy - Hordes of Locusts? Crystal Planet? War? - Hell, after that I could have gone home! Some of Joe's best music interlaced with new stuff from BSWW, it was absolutely amazing. One of the great things about seeing Joe live is that the stage performance is as good if not better than the studio, in my opinion. Sound was great, tuning was fantastic, everything was well done.

Loved the venue - my girlfriend and I were right in the middle and had a grand view of everything.

Needless to say, being the winner of the Aftershow passes and having the opportunity to meet Joe after the concert was simply incredible. Joe was really nice, spent about ten minutes talking to us and signing autographs. When I mentioned that it it had been 22 years since I saw him perform live last, he laughed and said "You need to come more often!".

i doubt that I could ever top this experience.

didi63
(Dieter Andersch)
Tue Nov 02 '10
E-Werk
Cologne, , DE
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Jan 17 '12
12:03 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OzvLGDocuE

Pathfinder Tue Nov 02 '10
E-Werk
Cologne, , DE
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Nov 19 '10
6:11 am

It's a shame that the scale only goes to 10....

This was the first show I had seen live since Joe played the Arizona State Fair back in '88. Needless to say, the wait was worth it.

The setlist was crazy - Hordes of Locusts? Crystal Planet? War? - Hell, after that I could have gone home! Some of Joe's best music interlaced with new stuff from BSWW, it was absolutely amazing. One of the great things about seeing Joe live is that the stage performance is as good if not better than the studio, in my opinion. Sound was great, tuning was fantastic, everything was well done.

Loved the venue - my girlfriend and I were right in the middle and had a grand view of everything.

Needless to say, being the winner of the Aftershow passes and having the opportunity to meet Joe after the concert was simply incredible. Joe was really nice, spent about ten minutes talking to us and signing autographs. When I mentioned that it it had been 22 years since I saw him perform live last, he laughed and said "You need to come more often!".

I doubt that I could ever top this experience.

Pathfinder

Andi W
(Andreas Wassmuth)
Tue Nov 02 '10
E-Werk
Cologne, , DE
Rank: 6 Posted:
Wed Nov 03 '10
3:46 am
well ... everyone has his ups and downs - and this one was a down :-(

I started visiting Joes shows back in '93 (haven't missed a tour in germany eversince) and I have to say that this was the worst I have seen so far.
Don't get me wrong here. It wasn't bad at all (I don't think a Satriani show can be bad) but he has done significantly better.

Drawbacks:
- rhythm guitar was too low on volume
- to my ears the Marshalls give a "too edgy" and harsh sound - I preferred the Peaveys
- a few noticable "hanging moments" in Joes play (with his other shows so far being close to perfect ! - Yes, I know that he's human and humans make mistakes ... that's what I'm saying ;-) )
- great bass player but NOT STUUUUUUU (it was funny seeing him use that many upstrokes though ;-) ) !
- please - PLEASE - not that much keyboard !!! (looking in the face of a bored rhythm guitar player showed me that I wasn't the only one thinking that !!!)
- everybody knows that there will be 1 or 2 enchorsongs but a roady putting a new mic on stage right after leaving is just saying: "we don't care whether you clap your hands or not - we play those songs no matter if you want them :-P! "

on the up side (apart from it being a Satch gig ;-) )
- very good opener
- very good volume off the opener (I have had my ears nearly bleeding on former tours openers)
- tx for not putting chairs in there like on the last tour (Mainz Phoenix Halle)
- great selection of songs

lc4
(Mike Lopulalan)
Mon Nov 01 '10
Dommelsch Zaal
Tilburg, , NL
Rank: 8 Posted:
Tue Nov 02 '10
9:36 am

Great show!

A lot of old songs, maybe not enough new material. Also, the keyboards are back!

yoy54 Mon Nov 01 '10
Dommelsch Zaal
Tilburg, , NL
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Nov 02 '10
4:01 am
Great show! 2hs 15min approx of great songs. Nice to see in the setlist songs like Horde of Locusts, Memories, Why, Crystal Planet, War, Big Bad Moon as well as newer ones as Revelation, Crowd Chant (people like the chanting bit...), Andalusia and a few from the latest CD. Always happy to hear classics as Ice 9, AWMAWY, Satch Boogie, Flying in a Blue Dream and glad that the end was with Summer Song and not with Surfing with the Alien (which is also great anyways!). The support act, Ned Evett, was very good too. He plays fretless guitars and they even throw in a great drum solo!, their whole performance takes 30min. Joe played mainly his new JS2400 in white and the JS2400 prototype (salmon) too. For a few songs he uses the red JS1200 with the sustainiac in the neck and the new JS acoustic for the Andalusia intro. The skyblue JS with singlecoils stayed in the rack on the side unfortunately. Amazing show, as always with Joe and the band! The one in Amsterdam was also good.

Matholeta
(Mathias)
Sat Oct 30 '10
Cirque Royal
Brussels, , BE
Rank: 9 Posted:
Sun Oct 31 '10
4:18 am

I loved the opening act with the afro-hairstyle. Who were they?

The opening act played about a half hour, and Satriani played two hours and ten minutes. Well worth the price!! Satriani didn't need more than four bars of Ice 9 to took us all in!

Satriani played many classics, such as: "The Mystical Patato Head Groove Thing", "Flying in a blue dream", Always with you, Always with me", "war", "Crystal Planet", "Big bad moon" and "summer song".

Personal, I missed "surfing with the alien", "the extremist" and "why", but this didn't bother me that much, because the set list was absolute fantastic. :)

I payed for one of the best seats in the concert hall, and sat five to seven meter far away from Satriani, at the same height. Love it! :) However, probably because I sat at the sight of the hall, I didn't experience the best possible mix. This prevents me for giving this concert a ten. However, if the mix was perfect, I would have given a ten!

I will never forget the ending: STANDING OVATION!! And I was the first in side zone who stood in that ovation. :) The crowd was screaming like football fans when their favorite club scores a veeeeeery looooooooong goal. Best moment of the night. :) Even I was screaming. And that's really exceptional for me. :)

xtr3m3 Wed Oct 27 '10
Le Colisee
Roubaix, , FR
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Oct 31 '10
7:01 am

Hi Joe !

Great show on ROUBAIX!! I imagine that many persons would love to learn guitar after this !! it was really amazing to feel every note played in my favorite songs of satch's repertory.

Thanks for all and ... hope to see you next time again Joe !

Laurent.

Robin Petrucci
(Robin Petrucci)
Sat Oct 23 '10
Birmingham Symphony Hall
Birmingham, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Oct 30 '10
3:59 pm

Ok, 7th, or is it 8th, time of seeing Joe. To be honest, I was stood there having a bit of a moan to myself about how; Joe hasn't relaesed a great album in 6 years. (bit like AC/DC who haven't released a half decent studio album in exactly 30 years). Too many new songs and not enough energy. A Satch show isn't quite, quite, quite, quite, quite the same without Stu Hamm,

And then, as we were watching from near enough the middle of the 3rd row, the man stepped forward and launched into Always with....... and he made everything alright again for me. Quite simply the most beautiful piece of music ever written for the guitar, Played by, quite simply, the greatest guitarist ever to pick up a guitar.

Truth is, that Joe is the man and I would happily pay good money to watch him play that one song, every night, for the rest of time.

Was it me, it did he not play Summer Song? Another "No stairway" moment.

Irrespective of the the set list not being completely what I wanted, you just watch the man at work and wonder at his genius.

Would I pay to watch this same show again? You bet.

Joe, am not sure about the shoes, but am sure that Simon McBride was a revelation.

All in all, a good night out and great gig? As always, YES.

Just have to put up with another 2 year wait until we get to do it again.

Thnaks Satch. You were, are and always will be, THE MAN.

MagicalTomatoHead
(Nick Peutherer)
Sat Oct 23 '10
Birmingham Symphony Hall
Birmingham, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Oct 28 '10
8:04 am

BEST GIG EVER.

I know its cliche but this really was. Let me explain.

For the UK tour he did for 2006s release of SC and 2008's release of PSATMOR i got platinum tickets, got to meet him and had front row seats. This time i couldnt afford it so just had a ticket 5 rows back from the front without the meet'n'greet.

Because of this i was depressed going up there thinking about the lucky sods getting to pick his brain and listen to the words and avice of a GENIUS.

A mate of mine went to the earlier show in London and told me the support act Simon McBride was pretty bad. This was the first pleasant suprise - even though he had the strangest hair, the boy could play and was kicking out some immense classic rock licks to warm me up for thr MAIN EVENT.

When satch came out the atmosphere instantly went crazy - more crazy than usual and he seemed to pick up on this.

The set list was INCREDIBLE! I was getting a little tired of hearing the new songs mixed with the same (all be it immense) classics. This time, for the classic oldies he played some tunes that he hasnt played for years!! "WHY", "MEMORIES", "HORDES OF LOCUSTS" stood out as the ones that sent the hairs on the back of my neck crazy!

His new album really is great too - I dont know whether it was the awful thing that happened to Satch at the tail end of last year (Thoughts are with him and family) but the soul and emotive choruses he injected into this batch of satch are incredible. The most noticeable addition is the strong presence of the keyboard which adds texture and depth to his already incredible compositions (the pianist at the gig blew me away!)

A highlight for me was Mytical potato head as it is a song that i see him play every time i see him and each time it doesnt really do much for me but this time for some reason I had the biggest grin on my face throughout it and ti was just so immense.

This really is the worst review of all time as i havent really explained why it was the best gig ever!!! haha. But i guess thats what made it great - for some totally unknown reason it was a totally incredible experience - more so than every other time. Never have i heard so much joy, sadness, compassion and QUALITY than in Birmingham last Saturday, It cuts me up to think i wont be seeing him again for a while. haha

4 words by the way - Wind in the Trees!!!!!!

SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!

rachiieb Sat Oct 23 '10
Birmingham Symphony Hall
Birmingham, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Oct 26 '10
11:46 am
Saturday was amazing! This was the first time I had ever been to a concert and I loved it! The atmosephere was electric and the music was the same. I've only been a fan of Joes for a short time so sadly I haven't been to any of his concerts before, but I will hopefully be going again when he returns to the UK. My favourite song of the night was "Crowd Chant" although my favourite song at the moment is "Littleworth Lane". All in all the concert was fantastic and I really enjoyed myself. Can't wait for next year!

derekaka2sheds
(Derek Chester)
Sat Oct 23 '10
Birmingham Symphony Hall
Birmingham, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Oct 25 '10
6:57 am

Just had to compile a brief review of last night’s performance at the Symphony Hall. Joe and the band were absolutely awesome! The entire experience was just out of this world. It was great to hear the new material from BSAWW and it sounded absolutely brilliant live but it was also really good to hear some of the older songs too. We thought that there was not one single poor performance all evening but particular favourites included Hordes of Locusts (terrific live), Flying in a Blue Dream (as ever), War (brilliant), Revelation (personal favourite), Andalusia (great to hear the acoustic guitar), Wind in the Trees, God is Crying, Wormhole Wizards, Big Bad Moon and of course the totally mind-blowing finale Surfing with the Alien. We have seen Joe many many times (lost count to be honest) and this performance in our view rates as one of the best ever. The rest of the band was also on fire and as ever a special mention for Jeff. The sound quality was great and the light show just fantastic. Hope to see you again soon Joe and next time we will definitely do a repeat of the “meet and greet” – just short of £ at present. Thanks to Joe and the band for a great night and the very best of luck with the rest of the tour. P.S. Sorry but almost forget to mention……..Simon McBride was also great!

Derek & David

vivienne
(Vivienne Cross)
Sat Oct 23 '10
Birmingham Symphony Hall
Birmingham, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Oct 24 '10
12:21 pm
Awsome, Joe at his stormin' best, have been a fan for many years but this was by far the best I've ever heard him play. First time I have seen and heard Allen Whitman, a truly great bass player.

desgraciar
(Robert Allpress)
Sat Oct 23 '10
Birmingham Symphony Hall
Birmingham, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Oct 24 '10
10:41 am

Saw Joe in Birmingham last night - simply awesome!

Even sat in the top tier at the back, Joe could have easily been next to me. What a great set list, awesome sound. Just a shame we probably have to wait another 2 years to see him over here again.

I'll just have to get a friend to kick his butt and get him back sooner!!! 3 weeks today I'm at a masterclass with Mr Vai!. Vai and Satch in the space of 3 weeks!!!!

Do I ever use the word "awesome"!!! In the words of The Beatles.... GET BACK JOE.... yep, get back here soon, dont make us wait too long!!

ianpickcollector
(IAN TRIGG)
Sat Oct 23 '10
Birmingham Symphony Hall
Birmingham, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Oct 24 '10
8:40 am
Last night's show in Birmingham was my 17th Satch show since 1990 (18 if you count Chickenfoot!) and he was just simply AWESOME! The song selection was superb and the new songs sounded excellent, although perhaps there were too many of them played together near the end of the main set, just a very minor quibble. The band was amazing as ever, shame Mike Keneally couldn't make it but Jem Godfrey did a fine job on keyboards, they really add something to the overall sound. Jeff was fantastic as always and Galen is really a major part of the band now, he even managed to encourage everyone to get on their feet for Big Bad Moon (great to see that one back in the set). Allen Whitman was very larger than life on very heavy bass as well. Overall it was an extremely enjoyable show as always, having seen the setlist for the first show in Dublin I was a bit disappointed that they didn't play 'The Crush Of Love' but that was more than made up for by 'Surfing With The Alien' as the final song instead of 'Summer Song', I love that one too but 'Surfing' is just the quintessential Satch song and should absolutely be played at every single show without fail as it is just jaw-dropping every time! Thanks Joe for yet another amazing UK tour!!

Gazzer
(Gary Sims)
Sat Oct 23 '10
Birmingham Symphony Hall
Birmingham, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Oct 24 '10
4:51 am

Joe, yet another blistering show!!!

Thanks,

Got to be the best tour yet? Biggest show and now with added keyboards – excellent.

Good selection of classics and new tracks – look forward to the next tour!!

Cheers, Gazzer.

CRAMPON
(PAUL MARTIN)
Sat Oct 23 '10
Birmingham Symphony Hall
Birmingham, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Oct 24 '10
3:36 am

Went to Bristol concert and was very pleased with song selection. Wonderful drawl through back catalogue only fault was bass drum was way too loud.

BIrmingham....Well the drum was toned down and the band was really giving it some.

I have in 9 of Joes concerts never heard him play like that, he was on fire and seemed to know it. WHAT A SHOW

Thanks to all involved, including Simon McBride and his band (go see himif you can)

Come again soon

jeffw3048 Fri Oct 22 '10
Clyde Auditorium
Glasgow, Scotland, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Nov 12 '10
5:27 am
Great show is a great venue. Flew from Kansas City to Glasgow and was very impressed. A touch of old and lots of new songs.

euan_91
(Euan O'Donnell)
Fri Oct 22 '10
Clyde Auditorium
Glasgow, Scotland, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Oct 27 '10
1:44 am
The gig at the Clyde Auditorium on 22nd October 2010 was by far the best gig i have ever been to. The venue was great because of how close we were to the stage. I loved the jimi hendrix mouth playing guitar, i loved the fact the selection of songs i had picked on the set list on the website. I was especially chuffed at the fact memories was played becaause it is one of my favourites song out of all the songs out of all his albums. I loved the standing ovation at the end and joe playing crowd chant at the very end along with Surfing with the alien. I cannot wait for joe to come back on tour again cause he's the best guitarist in the world and there's noone else who has his creative genius, or guitar playing ability. I also think joe should play more of his older tracks because they are actually amazing tracks and should be played more often i think.

jdublu
(jason)
Fri Oct 22 '10
Clyde Auditorium
Glasgow, Scotland, GB
Rank: 8 Posted:
Sun Oct 24 '10
11:02 am
Great Show - Hoards of Locusts - blast from the past and sounded great!

burndust
Fri Oct 22 '10
Clyde Auditorium
Glasgow, Scotland, GB
Rank: 9 Posted:
Sat Oct 23 '10
4:57 am

Kicked off by Simon McBride, if you havn't heard this guy go check him out, simply superb, really heavy blues reminded me of Joe Bonamassa, excellent band also.

Joe came on about 8:30, it was great to hear tracks from the extremist and not of this earth, some of the tunes however sounded flat, i have heard their using differnet tuning on this tour, i have to say some songs sounded strange, Joe was on fire as usual, Jeff solid as ever, was quite dissapointed that mike kineally had to miss this show due to vai commitments, but Jem did a fine job indeed, i couldn't really hear glalen from where i was sitting, but i did hear him during wind in the trees, solid as ever, this leads me on to Alan on bass, and i am sorry to say whilst being a fairly solid bass player, his tone was horrible a good job but Stu Hamm brings so much more to the party.

Overall a really good gig.

Rob5ft19in
(Rob Allen)
Thu Oct 21 '10
Newcastle City Hall
Newcastle, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Oct 28 '10
6:49 am

Amazing gig - although I've come to expect nothing less in the 8 times I've seen you live!

Got to agree with the comments above and add my own thoughts, WHAT WAS WITH THE CROWD?? Joe put in 110% as always and no matter what, 99% of the audience really didn't seem to truly get into it. Well, I for one, DID!!

The older material blew me away - War, which is one of my all time favourite JS tunes punched so hard it made my eyes water!! Plus, what a delight to hear Hordes of Locusts live after so long!!

The new material rocked... no doubt about it! This has to be my favourite of your last 4 albums!

Crystal Planet was also a stonker! The only downside for me with that song is that my wife, who is epileptic had to cover her eyes in light of the amount of strobe effects (tut, tut Newcastle City Hall, where were the warning signs?!) but once I knew she was ok, it really got me going!!

I think I was sat in the midst of the hardened Satch fans as I heard a lot of grumbles about the lack of crowd activity.

Roll on your next visit Joe - can't come soon enough!!

Chris_a
(chris ashworth)
Thu Oct 21 '10
Newcastle City Hall
Newcastle, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Oct 22 '10
11:33 am

Superb show last night at Newcastle Joe. Have been to all your gigs at Newcastle since the Extremist tour and this one is definitely up there with the best of them. Everything you played from the new album sounded fantastic but the older material , well what can I say , WOW!! . War kicked it off for me, absolutely stunning.

Good move (in my opinion) changing Summer Song for Surfing with the Alien, you nailed that 110%, just a shame that was the end of the show.

Only one downside for me (just a personal thing), but I am used to standing from the minute you walk on stage, gets the place jumpin from the off but it didn`t happen last night. I`m not sure if it was down to a new breed of JS fans and didn`t know how to react , but I was about ready to go tell everyone to stand and show some bloody respect LOL

Hurry back to Newcastle!

anibur Tue Oct 19 '10
Hammersmith Apollo
London, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Oct 21 '10
6:27 am

Joe – You gave us a wonderful show in London this week! It is our 21st show - and you have never failed to disappoint. Please thank Mike, Allen, Galen, Mike (Manning), and of course Jeff for such an awesome show. I really loved the keys, it gave the show a new dimension, not that I don’t love your shows – I always do! The BSAWW songs were absolutely fantastic live. My faves are definitely Light Years Away, God is Crying, Wormhole Wizards and Premonition. I was blown away by Crystal Planet, and Andalusia was also beautiful.
Thanks again to all of you, and I am sure you will still be on top form in Birmingham this week – see you there! PS. Please say good luck to Jem, (he is standing in for Mike Keneally Fri & Sat).

Is this the first time you have someone English in your band?
Take care luv anibur***

ace_guitar
(Kevin Toller)
Mon Oct 18 '10
Bristol Colston Hall
Bristol, England, GB
Rank: 9 Posted:
Fri Oct 22 '10
12:22 pm

Thanks Joe for coming back to the Colston. Second time seeing Joe here - Bournemouth a couple of times previously. Excellent show as always. Took me a while to get used to hearing the keyboards in some of my old favourites, but they added a lot in the new material - the keyboards in the middle of Wormhole Wizards just sublime. Fantastic to hear Big Bad Moon live, probably the highlight for me. Good to see Galen stage front and clearly having a good time - loved the guitars, was that a PRS? (couldn't quite make out the lettering from the balcony). Stunning guitar whatever it was.

Enjoyed Simon McBride too, bought the CD and will get the earlier one from Amazon soon.

Joe's why we came though - and the playing was immaculate and full of emotion. Thanks Joe, see you next time.

Vivo123 Mon Oct 18 '10
Bristol Colston Hall
Bristol, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Oct 21 '10
3:29 am
What can I say, Joe is a living legend, Colston Hall rocked. Haven't seen joe for about 15 years, was worth the wait, he still does magic....awesome....even got to say a few words and shake his hand : ) ......Dream come true....

Welshguitarist
(Cai Jones)
Mon Oct 18 '10
Bristol Colston Hall
Bristol, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Oct 20 '10
10:31 am
first Satriani gig ive seen (im 14 btw) at bristol colston hall , i kept thinking i was in one of his live dvds for some reason, anyway great gig and i was happy to hear some of the new album and some of not of this earth, I hope to see some more of Joe's concerts soon, also I was suposed to have back seats but they couldt find them so i got seats near the front (woohoo!)

JS2400
(matthew beckett)
Sun Oct 17 '10
Manchester Apollo
Manchester, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Nov 12 '10
11:27 am
BEST THING IVE EVER DONE!!! AWESOME JOE, IM 13 AND FOR MY FIRST CONCERT THAT WAS THE BEST THING IVE EVER SEEN HEARD BEEN TO IN MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CANT WAIT FOR U TO COME BACK TO THE UK! :D

charlestheguitarist
(charles macdonald)
Sun Oct 17 '10
Manchester Apollo
Manchester, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Oct 22 '10
12:00 pm
Best gig i have ever been too. simon mcbride was a great suport act. Didn't expect satch to use Marshall JVM. I love the feel joe puts into his playing. I would have to say that Always with me Always with you was my favourite song just because its such a classic. I have only been listening to satch for the last year as i learnt a number of his songs from the Super Colossal album for my grade 8 exam and now i am addicted he's the best on CD and Live i was honoured to be able to watch such an icon great show :)

AndyfromEngland
Sun Oct 17 '10
Manchester Apollo
Manchester, England, GB
Rank: 9 Posted:
Wed Oct 20 '10
2:07 pm

Hi Joe and the band, just wanted to say thanks for coming over to play for us brits again, I've lost count how many times I've seen you play but you seem to get better and better every time. I absolutely loved the show, for me, everything was perfect, the sound (I was up on the balcony, about near the centre) was awesome, I love the new album, and the choice of the older songs was sort of surpriseing but no complaints from me, I could'nt have asked for a better setlist. I also loved the stage setup with the lights n all, fantastic. All in all, we had a great night, please don't leave it too long to come back to our shores. Thanks again Joe, like Simon McBride said, you are without doubt, the greatest guitarist on the planet.

P.s. Why were the guitars tuned down a semitone. P.P.s You only got nine out of ten because nobody's perfect, right.

G3IbanezJS
(James Mahmoud)
Sun Oct 17 '10
Manchester Apollo
Manchester, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Oct 18 '10
6:05 pm
Amazing! Loved it! I just wish I could have got the chance to have met you again since last time, I have so many questions! But other than that, it was a great show. I think since the last time i saw Joe perform, the show has become a lot more entertaining, especially the compositional side, but also with the video work. That was a cool touch. The band was a great set up; I didn't expect to see Mike (Knealey?) there, he was a great addition to the band and it was great to see Galen and Jeff out there too! I loved all the new material from Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards and was great having the nostalgic feeling from all the old greats!

aleman1973
(Leon Hughes)
Sun Oct 17 '10
Manchester Apollo
Manchester, England, GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Oct 18 '10
11:04 am
Awesome! once again, played some tunes I'd not heard live before.

adamchap
(Adam Chapman)
Sun Oct 17 '10
Manchester Apollo
Manchester, England, GB
Rank: 8 Posted:
Mon Oct 18 '10
7:56 am

I loved this show! It's the 4th time I've seen Satch and I think it was on the same level as the last tour. I have to say that I prefer the new tracks live, much more of a dynamic to them as opposed to the CD.

The whole band looked happy together, and enjoyed themselves onstage which is always a good thing. The highlight for me was the encore, when everyone was on their feet the atmosphere rocketed to new heights - and you could see the effect of that on Joe's face! His smile was huge!

The ONE thing that spoiled it for me...and it won't have affected many people, is that because I have perfect pitch and the guitar's were tuned down half a step for the whole show, all the songs were half a step down...so for perfect pitchers such as myself it was very irritating to have the memory of the song in my head conflicting with the sounds coming from the stage! That doesn't mean the gig wasn't insanely good! I was just constantly thinking to myself "wait...this song should be in E, not Eb!" so...that's more a selfish observation really! On the plus said...it meant that Flying in a Blue Dream was in B Lydian...which sounds lovely to me!

Joe's playing was, as ever, mesmerising. Was a real treat to have Mike Keneally in the band, playing everything from the Crystal Planet piano, to the Mystical Potato Head percussion! That was a nice touch! For the first time in my life I heard Galen's electric guitar which was good to hear. And Alan's bass playing was a worthy replacement of Stu Hamm, he had some great moments.

Favourite songs of the night were Littleworth Lane, Why, Satch Boogie and Summer Song

Thanks Joe for a brilliant night! Ignore my musical autism and tune those guitars however you like!

Adam

Skelly88
(Stephen Kelly)
Sat Oct 16 '10
Vicar St.
Dublin, , IE
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Nov 23 '10
8:21 am

What a show Joe put on for us in Dublin tonight!! This was just the second time I've seen Joe live an I was completely mesmorised for 150 mins along with the rest of those priveliged enough to be at Vicar Street tonight. Loved the way Joe was able to drift seamlessly between old & new, the set list was amazing, if a little unexpected! Anyway, I just can't get enough of this guy - so much so that I booked a flight to Madrid in November and am going to drive 4 hours in a Ford Fiesta to see him live in Bilbao on 20/11/10 with my brother-in-law! I've 4 spare seats in the car if anyone wants to join me!! Special mention too for Joe's band - they were great and really seemed to enjoy the show and all got a well-deserved standing ovation at the end of the show.......congrats to you all for giving us a night none of us will ever forget. Don't forget to come back to Dublin next time you hit the road Joe, it was an absolute pleasure and a privelige to open your tour and I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

......I've since seen Joe play in Rockstar Live Bilbao (20/11/10) and I have to say the sound there was unbelievable compared to Vicar Street. I've heard it mentioned before that the acoustics in Vicar Street aren't great and, having seen Joe on Saturday night in Bilbao I can only presume this is true....Joe was simply awesome again by the way...no surprises there!!!

TheMagician
(Mark Downie)
Sat Oct 16 '10
Vicar St.
Dublin, , IE
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Oct 17 '10
1:26 am
Joe and the band were on fire last night. The setlist was weird and wonderful, a good mix of old and new. He opened with Ice Nine and blazed through material from most albums but the new material was really excellent, especially God Is Crying and Pyrrhic Victoria. Full setlist here so if you dont want a spoiler, you dont have to look. http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/joe-satriani/2010/vicar-street-dublin-ireland-33d51431.html

Bugie Lou
(Bonnie)
Wed Oct 06 '10
Uptown Theatre
Napa, CA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Oct 13 '10
11:34 pm

The rating is collective for the commute, location of venue, ample and free parking (and complimentary Wormhole CD for ticketholders!), and certainly not least, the SHOW. Joe and the band were fresh and eager to begin the new tour and their enthusiasm was contagious. Allen and Mike, being the new members, fit in equally as comfortably as veterans Jeff and Galen. As Joe announced, they played a mixture of old classics such as "Flying.." and "...Moon" while introducing the newest material and selections from Super Colossal and PSATMOR. I really loved hearing Revelation and Andalusia live once again! With Joe's increasing repertoire, he and the guys would have to play a 5-hr gig just to touch on the growing list of fan favorites. It's hard to comprehend how it's humanly possible to play these complicated and gorgeous compositions flawlessly night after night. It's got to be more than practice, practice, practice. They really put on a visual performance, too! Thank you, Joe, for holding your rock god poses just a tad longer for us amateur photographers! It seems your trademark JS1200CA red guitar morphed into an orange hue in honor of Halloween.

Even with the interruption of a fire alarm about half way into the set, I believe Joe and the guys made up for lost time by playing their full setlist past 11:30. Oddly enough, the venue's MC had earlier opened the show advising us of surrounding exits in case of a fire. As the band was about 3/4 through "War" with the smoke machine blowing full force, the strobes and alarms blared. Everyone stayed in their seats to see through the song's finish, and Joe had to eventually encourage everyone to evacuate as he kindly shook hands of those filing out by the stage. When we all returned, Joe indicated these fire alarms happen about once every 2 or 2.5 years and appropriately resumed with the new CD's opening track "Premonition."

"Pyrrhic Victoria", "Light Years Away", "Littleworth Lane" and "Wormhole Wizards" were also covered that night. One absolutely amazing song for me was Joe's "Dream Song" as it literally was composed in his dream and written with accompanying instruments in just a few hours after he awoke. Such a beautiful and wonderful creation! For upcoming concert attendees, you may hear some additional songs such as "Wind In The Trees." Songs like this can just have a hypnotic effect as many of Joe's does throughout his catalog where you just have to stop dead in your tracks and take it all in. A few tracks from this CD fulfills that expectation for me, and to hear these live makes it that much more enticing. Again, thank you Joe and crew for another memorable evening and for the pleasant surprise of your complimentary CD!

On a side note, Joe, during your M&G at Border's in SF on 10/10/10, I apologize for practically asking you to commit to including one of your new songs on your next DVD. You reminded me that your CD has only been released for a few days. I momentarily forgot it would be too soon to see how the song rates with listeners. I truly do appreciate you making yourself available to your fans as often as you do and freely signing all we present to you.

lron
(ron lee)
Wed Mar 17 '10
Orpheum Theater
Minneapolis, MN, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Sun Mar 21 '10
4:09 pm
Everyone sounded great but my favorite performances were Joe,Eric Johnson and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. The big surprise was Johnny Lang, who guitar wise was way better than I expected. I too did not care for the Robert Randolph set. 3 steel guitars wayling away at the same time was too much. It would of been much better with just him playing steel with a backing band. Joe did his own thing on most of the songs but on All Along the Watch Tower, he played it pretty straight which I thought was a great tribute to Hendrix. All of the other acts were really good and it was great seeing Living Color. There were some problems with the mix but all in all not too bad ( we were sitting right in front of the board on the main floor). The pace of the show was great-no dead time between acts. Very smooth. It was a great show and I'm very glad I went. The kicker for me was after the show my wife wanted something to eat and we walked to the Dakota Bar and Grill and they were not serving food,but Larry Coryell was playing a show there, and they let us in for free for the last few songs! So all that and Larry Coryell to top it off. Very cool.

slapshot_esox Wed Mar 17 '10
Orpheum Theater
Minneapolis, MN, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Thu Mar 18 '10
11:52 pm

I'm puzzled that there aren't many reviews for this tour. I can understand the divide on Chickenfoot, as I found it fairly lukewarm and beneath Satriani's efforts. However, I feel this is a much more genuine vehicle for his extraordinary talents and should be lauded as such.

Here’s an amalgam of thoughts on last night’s show…

Performance-wise, this was a guitar fan's wet dream come true. Unfortunately, execution on the crew side of things left much to be desired. From where I was sitting (fourth row, center balcony) the bass was overpowering and drowned out many of the other instruments. By the end of the show, I was GLAD that I was wearing ear plugs. The breakneck pace of show also had its drawbacks. With little time to fine-tune things, the crowd was at the mercy of the FOH engineer.

Guitar volume levels were inconsistent throughout the whole show and it became increasingly difficult to discern some of the instruments. This was most apparent towards the end of the show, when Satriani and Vernon Reid were sharing the stage and I could hardly hear Vernon's solos. In addition, pairing Robert Randolph with two other pedal steel players was a great idea on paper, but a lot of his magic was lost in a cacophony of harmonized lines.

Some notes on the performances... (Not in order)

Living Colour was a blast. Corey Glover is an amazing vocalist and was committed to getting the audience into the show. He spanned the entire theatre during "Crosstown Traffic."

Jonny Lang and Brad Whitford were a fantastic tandem. Susan Tedeschi joined them and she more than held her own. "Spanish Castle Magic" was awesome.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd stole the show in my opinion. His guitar tone was the clearest and he absolutely played his ass off. Equal parts Jimi and Stevie, he knocked his covers out of the park. "I Don't Live Today" "Come On (Part 2)" and "Voodoo Chile"/Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)" were unbelievably good.

David Hidalgo had the unenviable task of following Shepherd, and he proved to be quite solid. I especially liked his tone on "Can You See Me?" Susan Tedeschi and Howlin' Wolf guitarist Hubert Sumlin joined him for "Killing Floor."

I was thrilled to finally see Eric Johnson live and he sounded very good both vocally and on guitar. "House Burning Down" and "One Rainy Wish" (with Susan Tedeschi on vocals) were exceptional. Great to see he's still stretching as a melodic improviser. My friend said it best, "Elegant."

Joe was the last all-star to take the stage. I'm so used to hearing Joe's incredible live tone that I was really disappointed. His fluid, explosive runs failed to definitively slice through the mix because of the aforementioned technical complications. I also felt a little slighted when watching Joe dig into his "trick bag" with the pick taps and was hoping that he would stretch for new levels of brilliance like I've grown to expect. I'm sure he was just trying to respectfully serve the songs, while leaving room for his collaborators.

Overall, I thought the song choices were very good for each artist. I would have preferred to hear Joe work his magic on "Burning of The Midnight Lamp", "Midnight", "Pali Gap" or another unconventional gem. Perhaps subsequent tours will highlight more of these lesser-known treasures.

Hopefully, this tour will be a great catalyst for some inspired new material from Joe. If you're a fan of Hendrix or just great electric guitar playing, check this tour out. You'll be glad you did.

g3mike
(michael coughlin)
Fri Mar 05 '10
Gibson Amphitheater
Los Angeles, CA, US
Rank: 7 Posted:
Sat Mar 06 '10
3:43 am
Wow. Excellent show...all Jimi all night! Ernie Isley opened followed by living colour...why are they opening for hacks like kenny wayne shepard & johnny lang? They'd be great in SRV cover bands... Tight ship, little wasted time which was nice. I was disappointed that LC got 2 songs...but was extremely happy when Joe's band turned out to be them! Vernon and Joe...how can you freaking go wrong? And Los Lobos? Am i missing something? They were better than i expected but still.

EMF Sat Dec 05 '09
The Joint
Las Vegas, NV, US
Rank: Posted:
Tue Dec 08 '09
11:07 am
Awesome Show! Got to meet the band before the show. I was fine with Sam and Mike, but when I got to Joe and Chad, I just started babbling about how amazing they are at what they do. They both just step it up a notch above the rest! Their talent really came through during the concert!

Dambanker Sat Oct 10 '09
Cabo Wabo Cantina
Cabo San Lucas, , MX
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Mar 30 '16
6:55 am
Amazing show!! First time seeing Joe play up close and personal on a small stage. Was no more than a couple of feet away from him and watching him play was an experience. Couldn't be in a better place than the Cabo Wabo with Sammy Hagar and the rest of Chickenfoot.

waxlrose
(Elliot Iceter)
Sun Sep 27 '09
Gibson Amphitheater
Universal City, CA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Sep 28 '09
11:08 am
Amazing show! The band sounded great!

gregparnell
(greg parnell)
Fri Sep 25 '09
Greek Theatre
Berkeley, CA, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Sat Sep 26 '09
11:10 pm
ok show for me... I have to say I've seen joe a few dozen times and I much perfer his guitar doing the singing...it was great to see them having so much fun.. but I found ny self getting bored...and I've seen many evening with shows lasting 3 hours and I didnt get enough...Chickenfoot started to sound one dementional to me...even when they did bad motor scooter

sniper16
(doug vogel)
Wed Sep 23 '09
Dodge Theatre
Phoenix, AZ, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Thu Oct 22 '09
2:55 pm
so five shows 2 continents, 4 time zones, another fine show, and since they were filming, or because it was a really big stage , they had alot more lights at this show, and have dropped a couple of songs(runnin out,and highway star) it seemed like they plowed through this one. the guys were on, and joe just smokes, cant wait for the full dvd, and bring on vegas

fibonacci1618
(Mark Thomas)
Mon Sep 21 '09
Nokia Theatre
Grand Prarie, TX, US
Rank: 5 Posted:
Tue Sep 22 '09
11:04 am
Call me a contrarian and flame me but I'm just a die-hard Satch fan and not into Chickenfoot try as I might. It doesn't inspire me. Of course, the old drunk in front of me with his yound sexy thing loved it all as he sloshed all around. Hagar chatted or perhaps bragged about never playing Nokia and saw Joe's pic backstage...that got me dreaming of the "future in the past" wishing I watching Super Colossal at Nokia again or 2007 G3 in Phoenix or Satchafunkalis last year. Talk about inspiring I still get goosebumps listening to those cds. They deserve Grammys, Joe's solo work is way ahead of our time. So many great tunes I love that he hasn't even played in concert or only on one tour. Hagar refers to Chickenfoot as the new Zep...I wish. I can still enjoy the opening chords of Good Times Bad Times from 40 years ago. By the end of the show I was actually glad Joe didn't say a word when Hagar came up to him with the mic time after time...the lyrics and stage banter were so cock rock cliche that even Joe's riffs and licks sounded that way to me. The encore jam with Hagar was lame when remembering the awesome jams of past with Eric Johnson and Andy Timmons, Petrucci and Gilbert, and Leslie West. Okay...sorry folks but that's my honest feeling of the show...now I'll go back to daydreaming of a 3 hour Evening With Joe :-D

bluebuffalo
(Freddy Garza)
Sat Sep 05 '09
Harveys Resort Hotel and Casino
Lake Tahoe, NV, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Sep 15 '09
6:45 pm

Good people, good weather, the music was incredible. Satch speaking I attended the show specifically to see one Joe again and I was thoroughly impressed. Satch Nuggets were everywhere. Listening to it at home pale in comparison to seeing it done live.

For the Sammy fans that were not sure of Joe's talent I think they were thoroughly surprised and impressed. I still beleive as I did the the first time I listened to the CD that Joe was/ is the source that keeps this monster killing.

Joe your talent displayed this Saturday night made the long trip worth it, and I would do it again.

Standing in line with Austin L., Brian and Debbie, Tracie and Chris of course made it bearable to wait all day long.

I'm over missing walking into Joe when he walked in for sound check. I waited five minutes or so to go to the bathroom and that is when you walked in. I went five minutes later and saw Sammy walking out with his entourage. Bittersweet I suppose, maybe next time.

A Portland show would of been nice.

grasshopper1984 Sat Aug 29 '09
House Of Blues
Myrtle Beach, SC, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Mon Aug 31 '09
4:51 pm
I have seen Joe play five times now. I really like what he did with Chickenfoot. He is truely one of the greatest guitarists of all time. Chickenfoot's material is not as good as his solo material, however. (Sammy's lyrics are sort of shallow). Sammy was sort of picking on Joe, saying, "why don't you sing a song Joe". Joe replied by playing some blues licks. I thought that was clever. (Joe's music talks to me more than any song with lyrics could.) Anyone can sing, but nobody plays like Joe. The band did a lot of "talking" between songs over the mics, which was a lot like being in the studio with the band. It was more words than all of the other shows combined. I don't think that those guys truely appreciate being on stage with Joe as much as they could. They don't hold a candle to Joe's talent. After the show, I went to my car to get my guitar case for signatures. I went out back to line up with the other fans. Joe has already signed it, but I wanted him to write "chickenfoot" or the chickenfoot/ peace sign logo on it. He just passed me by. I was disappointed. Then Michael Anthony came out. When I held out my paint-pen for him to sign my case, he grabbed the pen and threw it on the ground! Why? Is there a good reason for being such a TOOL!!! I never really cared for him anyway. I always thought that he was the LOSER of Van Halen!!! He is like an end table which one might place a lamp or brickerbrack crap upon. He is furniture and an arrogant ass!!! I would have liked to have seen Flea on stage. He has the talent to stand next to Joe. Michael should thank his lucky stars that he still has a job. If it were up to me, he wouldn't. Someone needs to hold that dude down and give him a proper haircut. That hairdo is a JOKE!

Dimebag71
(Johnny Smith)
Thu Aug 27 '09
The Uptown Amphitheatre at The Music Factory
Charlotte, NC, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Aug 28 '09
7:25 am
Amazing show. Chickenfoot did an amazing job of bringing Rock & Roll back to life in North Carolina!! Joe, Sammy, Anthony, and Chad really blew me away. They were having so much fun onstage, and they made the entire crowd feel like they were a part of it. Also Brad Whitford of Aerosmith jamming the encore with them was a Massive added bonus.

RedWings1 Wed Aug 26 '09
Ntelos Pavilion
Portsmouth, VA, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Thu Aug 27 '09
9:40 pm

The entire show was great. Davey Knowles and his band were a surprise hit. For not knowing any of their tunes, I found them to be an exceptional band. The crowd felt the same way and gave them a standing ovation at the end of their set.

Chickenfoot put on an outstanding show. Their sound and showmanship was second to none. Sammy led the way and Chad was quite funny with his comments behind the drums. Mike's backup vocal were great and of course Joe rocked. They are all at the top of their game.

My only disappointment was that Joe seemed isolated on the left side of the stage. While Sammy, Mike, and Chad seemed to be having a genuinely good time, Joe was kind of off on his own. While the three were laughing and improvising, you could sense a real friendship between them. Joe on the other hand rarely smiled or even looked at the others. This was unexpected. I've personnaly seen Joe in concert on three other occasions--as a solo artist. Although he had his hands full with his rythme, chorus, and lead parts, he still seemed in tune with the crowd. But with Chickenfoot--with less parts to play--he didn't seem to be in synch with the audience or the rest of the band. Even when Mike and Sam came over to play or sing over his shoulder, Joe seemed unresponsive. Maybe Joe just had a bad night. I don't know.

Diguitar Mon Aug 24 '09
Bank of America Pavilion
Boston, MA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Mar 01 '16
7:31 am
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FlyGirl Mon Aug 24 '09
Bank of America Pavilion
Boston, MA, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Tue Sep 01 '09
4:38 pm
This was my favorite show of the 3 New England ones. The band was rockin! But again, I can't help but think they're ready for a break. I mean, they have been touring non-stop with the same set. I do like to see them interact instead of just staying in their spot. Would like to see Mikey & Joe jam a bit. That would be cool.

Don1963 Mon Aug 24 '09
Bank of America Pavilion
Boston, MA, US
Rank: Posted:
Wed Aug 26 '09
11:07 am

Chickenfoot Bank of America Pavilion, Boston 8-24-09

Well if you read my last post you’d know by now that I think this band is just the best thing since the invention of the wheel, so just a few notes about the night.

Of course the big news was once again Chad bouncing a piece of equipment off another band members head. He threw a stick, which I think slipped a little out of his hand when he went to throw it, and it hit Joe pointed end first, right it the back of his head! Once again we were right up front so we could hear and see Joe say “ What the f**k” then he felt the back of his head and checked his hand for blood, then saw the stick and said “f*n Chad”. He then went to the side of the stage and had a roadie check him out. Although I’m sure it must have hurt he tried to shake it off and kept playing. After a little bit you could see the bump on the lower part of his noggin. Of course as soon as he could Chad went over and apologized but you could tell Joe was still pissed. Chad apologized a couple of more times and Sam even talked to Joe a bit. Hopefully it will be water under the bridge but he was pissed off. Up until this point Chad probably launched about 100 sticks into the audience.

During the show Chad also got the crowd going with his joking about the Boston Celtics. He was busting ba**s saying the team sucked, did we hear of the champions. When everyone booed he said no, not the boo’s, the Lakers you losers! He said Kevin Garnett gave him “oral” to put it a way that I can post, but forgot his kneepads! He kept it up for a couple of minutes before Sammy said he was just trying to get everyone riled up. Sammy said he even dissed his own home team when they were in Detroit. Sammy then said this is why the Chili Peppers don’t give Chad a microphone. To which Chad replied “they’re a lot smarter then you Sam” and everybody laughed.

The crowd was very cool at this show. There was no shoving or pushing and people all around us were giving each other sticks and picks and just really friendly.

Then we finally got to do what we couldn’t in New Hampshire. We got backstage to meet Joe! While we were back there waiting we got to meet Gary Cherone and Pat Badger from Extreme, the guys from Davey Knowles and the Backdoor Slam! At one point the production manager came out and asked if there was anyone here who didn’t get the meet and greet from NH. We stepped up and introduced ourselves and I proceeded to thank him repeatedly for getting us in to the show. He apologized a few times for the NH mess up and then said he would be right back with Joe. When Joe came up to us we introduced ourselves and Darl gave him a hug. As she was leaning toward him he noticed the drumstick between her boobs and said “oh you got a stick huh” and Darl proceeded to immediately remove it and said “oh yeah we don’t want that”. He then noticed all the glow sticks my wife had on, a couple of bracelets and a necklace and told us that his sister and brother-in-law invented them, a little piece of unknown trivia to us. He said the idea was stolen from them and that the toy industry is a real cutthroat business. He apologized for missing us at the NH show a few times and we told him we understood that stuff happens and thanked him for meeting us then to make up for it. We chatted for a couple of minutes took a pic, got a signature and shared his time with the other winners for the show before he apologized again for having to leave early because he had a splitting headache, totally understandable. Then he was gone. We then went over to Chad who had been chatting with a group of people including the two little kids who are in our pics and said hi. He gave Darl a big hug and said “hello darlin” then shook my hand. He noticed Darl’s soap on a rope necklace and remembered it from the NH show and thought it was cool. He noticed she also had a stick and his wristband from the NH show and said “what no picture of me with my pants down”? We chatted for a little bit, got a pic and then he had to go. Darl noticed Sammy’s wife Kari and said hello and she said she was waiting for Sam to finish up so they could leave. Sammy came out and went right to the exit. We wanted to wait for Mikey but the security said it was time to go.

Well that’s it, the biggest, luckiest, rocking out, party to you drop, most awesome 5 days of our lives!!!!!! Thank you Joe for meeting with us, you didn’t have to even acknowledge missing us in NH and you did, it’s awesome to know that even us little people matter to you. Thanks to CHICKENFOOT for the great music and great times at all the shows! YOU GUYS ROCK! pics here: http://hamptonbeachballroomcasino82309.shutterfly.com/

Sylvannerese
(Matt K)
Mon Aug 24 '09
Bank of America Pavilion
Boston, MA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Aug 26 '09
5:22 am

All I can say is wow.

This was my first major concert ever and the experience was just amazing.

I'll start with a basic fact: -Chickenfoot is amazing and so is their music

This amazingness was added to by the accoustics (which were better than I thought they would be) and just the fact that I was seeing great performers who had been with their instrument for a long time.

The energy going through that place, and me, was just amazing. I could feel the beat and I was singing along to all the songs. At first I was wondering what Chickenfoot would sound live but I definitely wasn't disappointed.

Sammy is a blast, cracking his jokes everywhere. And btw Sammy, the Celtics are gonna beat the Lakers this time.

Chad Smith: had an awesome drum solo. My dad is a drummer and he really enjoyed watching you.

Joe: I love your guitar playing, it's just amazing and I am now going to attempt to learn to play that whole album.

Mike: I could feel your bass reverberating through me, and that part you had in the jam was very cool too :)

Overall: Here's the thing for me. I always loved watching videos of you guys play and I was amazed then. But, at the concert I just couldn't get over the fact that this time I myself was making the video and seeing you perform. I was really disappointed when the concert ended but I know the pavilion had that closing time or whatnot.

I will stay updated on your future tours and be sure to buy seats much closer to the stage, or save up money for the backstage experience.

CHICKENFOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!!!

-Matt

FlyGirl Sun Aug 23 '09
Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Hampton Beach, NH, US
Rank: 7 Posted:
Tue Sep 01 '09
4:36 pm
OMG, it was fricken HOT in here. Not as bad as the Middle East, but I was sweatin my *** off. Chad hit Joe in the back of the head with a drum stick. The way he whips those things to the crowd, I'm sure it HAD to hurt. Joe continued to play, then on a break, he went back to put a towel on his head. Yikes. You could tell Chad felt bad b/c he kept looking at Joe. Then when the song was over, he went right over to Joe to apologize. Oops. I heard they were supposed to film for an upcoming dvd here, but they didn't. I was SO bummed. Wonder why? They ended up filming in Atlanta. All I can say is, they'd better not have people in the video singing and not knowing the words. WTF? BIg pet peeve. If you're going to film your fans, keep the ones who are REAL fans and know the damn words. Movin on... The Casino had been updated/re-done since the last time I was there, but the crew said there was no backstage, which made it tough on the band, I guess. They left directly after the show.

Don1963 Sun Aug 23 '09
Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Hampton Beach, NH, US
Rank: Posted:
Tue Aug 25 '09
7:52 pm

Chickenfoot Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

Incredible, holy f*n sh**, Unbelievable, totally off the hook, another one of the best shows ever, just a few of the adjectives used when describing Chickenfoot! No matter what words you can come up with, you can apply them to this band. It's more than a concert, a show or entertainment; it’s a "VIBE" that really can't be described!

The place was HOT AS HELL! It reminded me of the Cambridge, MA. show at the Middle East. This venue was a lot bigger but they still packed em in! Once again doing line time for about 8 hours paid off as we were front and center for the festivities. Davey Knowels opened up and did a pretty good job of getting the crowd into the groove. Chickenfoot opened with Avenida Revolution and just blew through the album in what seemed like no time. They all were (incredible) or insert any of the above adjectives! Joe burnt up the frets as always, Sam singing loud and strong, Mikey lay down the rhythm with rock solid bass and Chad pounding the crap out of his kit.

My wife came up with a great idea that got a good chuckle from the band. She put a toothbrush, soap and a comb on a rope and threw it up to Mikey! He then picked it up put it on and starting walking around with it. Then he showed Sammy and Sammy combed his hair, brushed his teeth, then him and Mikey pretended to use the soap! Then Sammy showed Chad and he cracked up. We got the necklace back too! It was great! The mrs. got a few smiles and winks from Chad. I'm pretty sure he actually remembered us. During My Kind of Girl Sammy looked at Darl and sang together for a little bit. At the end of the show we held up a poster of the picture we took of Chad in Cambridge with his pants down. Sammy grabs it and opens it on stage and goes up to Joe shows him, Joe cracks up, then goes over to Mikey and he cracks up then they all laugh as Chad recognizes the pic. Then Chad pulls his pants down again to show the identical tat on the other leg!!!! Again he was going commando! After all this was over before they left Chad came over and after fighting off the rest of the hands around us, handed Darlene his wrist sweatband. That was the one sucky thing about this show. The people on one side of us sucked! Besides try to grab the wristband one guy tried to steal my wife’s soap on a rope when Mikey tried to give it back to her. I ended that attempt pretty quick.

Oh yeah, one other thing happened. This was the show that my wife originally won the backstage meet & greet with Joe. Unfortunately the band split right after the show so we didn't get to meet him. Fortunately the fantastic organization that these guys have took care of us for the next night in Boston, more on that later. Gotta go for now and enjoy the rest of our 19th anniversary post Boston tomorrow with all the pics!

justjoan Sat Aug 22 '09
House of Blues
Atlantic City, NJ, US
Rank: Posted:
Thu Aug 27 '09
5:29 am
Joe....THANK YOU for the fantastic show and spending a bit of time with all of us afterwards! You are the best:-)

axeshredderjc
(Joe Axeshredder)
Sat Aug 22 '09
House of Blues
Atlantic City, NJ, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Aug 24 '09
1:03 pm

Chickenfoot has refined their act as a non stop variety of music and personality! ..and reminding us of what Rock and Roll is all about! Thanks!

Chickenfoot Atlantic City, NJ 2009 ENDingWow

What a show! The band is tighter (musically) and looser (stage performance) than the NA Road Test Shows...ok thats not a contradiction! Every song by this band is a hit and seeing it live will blow you away. If you have the opportunity to see them. Dont Miss It! 3 shows down and i would see them again without hesitation. The fun these guys are having is in the music and show..you will be smiling from ear to ear...its just that awesome!!!!

FlyGirl Thu Aug 20 '09
Mohegan Sun Arena
Uncasville, CT, US
Rank: 7 Posted:
Tue Sep 01 '09
4:31 pm
Not bad, but not my fav. Are these guys getting tired of the same ol thing night after night?

Don1963 Thu Aug 20 '09
Mohegan Sun Arena
Uncasville, CT, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Aug 21 '09
2:19 pm

Review for Mohegan Sun, Connecticut.

Well first off it was great to see all the Chickenfoot soldiers out in force. me and the mrs. met up with all the peeps we see at all the CF and Sammy shows and had a great time hanging out!

the band was AWESOME as usual. these guys just rocked the house. i just can't say it enough, great music, great shows, great personalities, the talent just ooozzes out of these guys. they didn't play Running Out but everything else was played along with Bad Motor Scooter and Highway Star. i love the way they keep adding new stuff to the set, even with a limited number of songs they keep changing things up and putting in little bits of new stuff. at the end of a few songs they put in some Zep, Hendrix and a couple other songs that are lost in the post show haze from lack of sleep and a half bottle of Cabo Reposado!

our seats weren't that great we were in the lower arena on Mikey's side about 10 rows up. the crowd wasn't a sell out, alot of upper arena seats were empty but those that were there were LOUD! not a lot of movement, it seemed like only the floor and a few peeps right around us were really rockin out, the rest sat most of the show. i really don't know how you can listen to these guys and sit but....... we were definately rockin. a guy next to us even said after the show that it was cool sitting with people who rocked, he got into it more cause we were going so strong!

to anyone who thinks Joe should go back to just doing his solo stuff i say "go see a live show then say that". these guys are having the time of their lives! they are living the dream they all had growing up and getting into the business. to play the music they want to play with a bunch of guys they really enjoy being around, it doesn't get better than that. the affection they show towards each other is genuine and contagious. the way they treat their fans is awesome. i'm not saying give up the other gigs they all do but hell to let this much fun just fade away would be a tremendous loss to us all. anything else i would add would just be repeating what everyone already knows, CHICKENFOOT KICKS ASS!!!!!

oh yeah one more thing. before the show we were hanging out chatting to the local rock station crew doing the show, WCCC 106.9 The Rock. just the normal conversation talking about everything CF of course. about an hour before the show my wife stepped away from me to chat with one of the many fans we knew when the promo guy pulls me aside and starts asking me a few questions about how much we love CF. then he tells me that i can't tell anyone else but if we stick around another half hour he was taking us BACKSTAGE TO MEET THE BAND!!!! he then told me if i told ANYONE he wouldn't let us go. he didn't even want me to tell my wife! i told him i had to tell her, but no one else would hear a peep. then we went and hung out backstage awhile so the other groups could do their thing. a little while later it happened! Sammy headed straight to my wife for a hug and asked her if she was the one who left her panties in his dressing room, joking of course. then Joe said where's my hug, which my wife happily gave. then it was hugs and hand shakes all around as we joked and chatted before the guy came to take the pictures. the pics are at the CF site under

http://www.chickenfoot.us/meetgreet/2009-08-20-mohegan-sun-arena-uncasville-ct

my wife is hugging Chad and i'm next to Sammy in back of Mikey. well thats about it for now, until sunday night when we get to meet JOE again in NH, then get to see another show in Boston on monday!!

axeshredderjc
(Joe Axeshredder)
Mon Aug 17 '09
Beacon Theatre
New York, NY, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Aug 19 '09
9:29 pm

I attended this show with VIP package and Front Row Seat. My second Chickenfoot Show and Boy did they Kick Ass! Avenida has a new addition to the ending...Bass Solo..wow..is there any band that could pull that off in their first song?! Chad is so Rock Solid it must be inspiring drummers everywhere! Yes even myself as an intermediate player. Sammy..well i can bearly explain how hes up there always giving 101% and making the night special for so many with sigs and attention!..i personally saw how much this meant to quite a few fans including myself...thanks Sammy for Signing my banner!....and of course Joe...yeah this gig maybe easier than his solo but he cant change his drive to make each song a little better and creative. Its shocking to me how i can watch a band and look at Joe only 25% of the time..lol. During the show, Joe's mom was escorted on Stage with Sammy. Shes a cool lady ....besides being Joes Mom. You could see in her smiles during the show that she was very proud of her son...and being side stage must have been easier on the ears! they didnt play Running Out or Highway Star =(

I was permitted to go into each band members dressing room for pics and their guest room with food, warm up instruments, a big rack of wine (i couldnt find the Cabo)..got to see up close the famous chickenfoot guitar and the jack daniels bass. The onstage tour was added last minute and we had freedom to rove around the stage and take all the pics we wanted...

Davy Knowles (warm up) is an amazing guitar player . His band really sounded great!

and a thanks to Rich the tour director who made it an easy unpressurized tour...

Sexy Little Thing-Chickenfoot NYC Beacon Theater August 17th, 2009

"My Kinda Girl" - Chickenfoot NYC Beacon

warciple Sat Aug 15 '09
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Cleveland, OH, US
Rank: Posted:
Mon Aug 17 '09
8:15 am

Great show, well worth the wait. Thanks to WNCX for raffling tickets, and to chickenfoot for giving Ohio members of the fanclub tix to the concert.

http://tinyurl.com/myq5a3

macdaddy2
(Robert McClure)
Sat Aug 15 '09
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Cleveland, OH, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Aug 17 '09
6:56 am
Kick ass show, great venue, Joe was his usual off the charts best!! Joe will be in the Rock Hall some day!

Ron44 Tue Aug 11 '09
Uptown Theatre
Kansas City, MO, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Wed Aug 12 '09
10:06 am
What a show! Joe, Sammy, Michael, and Chad were fantastic. I have read numerous reviews of the tour so far and they were not kidding when they all said how tight the band is. They are having a great time doing this project and tour - it is so obvious. I even caught Sammy talking to Micahael and telling him "I love this shit" during a couple of songs! The fans are tremendous and its great to see the whole audience on their feet supporting "The Foot"! Took a buddy who had never seen a show that up close (on the barricade). He got his Chickenhead hat signed by Sammy from the stage, We both caught Joe picks and Sammy picks. I was able to get a stick from Chad as well. What a drummer. He seems to be having much more fun with this band than The Peppers. I have never seen a drummer throw out so many sticks at a single show! The stick I got is beat to shit and power playing clearly shows how it happens! Rock On Chickenfoot and see you in Texas next month! Ron 44

djrocker2010
(Dan Howard)
Mon Aug 10 '09
Myth
St. Paul, MN, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon May 10 '10
11:59 am
This was one of the greatest concerts I've ever been to! Joe played incledibly, Sammy and Mike sang amazing, Mike played his bass great, and Chad is still a great drummer. If I had to chosoe between going to a Chickenfoot concert, and going to a Led Zeppelin reunion concert, I'd go to Chickenfoot!

Brucinius Fri Aug 07 '09
Chicago Theatre
Chicago, IL, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Sat Aug 08 '09
6:40 pm

A great show at the Chicago Theater (my first time at the venue). I've been to 5-6 Satch shows, and this was my first time at a non GA show, so I sat in the balcony. Even though I was in the front of the balcony, and had a great view, I didin't feel the vibe I've had at previous shows being in the crowd on the floor.

I love the Chickenfoot album, but not every song is great. So I was very surprised that the set list was practically identical to their previous road test shows, the entire album plus the same encore. I was also stunned that they didn't tap into any Satch, VH, or RHCP material. How about a two-minute Joe solo from a crowd favorite, not too much to ask. I think they played a Sammy song in the encore, wasn't familiar with it, though.

That being said, the music that was played was incredible, great energy from the band, they really sound great together, and I can't believe all that Sammy can do at his age--new respect for him. So overall the show is an 8; the 10 will always be the first G3 show with Vai and Johnson at the Aragon (horrible location, great CD!).

cec_cu Wed Aug 05 '09
The Sound Academy
Toronto, Ontario, CA
Rank: 9 Posted:
Thu Aug 06 '09
9:07 am
Great show and great performance. As always Joe had a great performance. I even got to meet Joe .. so a special thanks to the satriani.com team for doing the draw on the after show pass.

jeez
(Mark Wheeler)
Sun Aug 02 '09
Citadel Hill (Canadian Forces Halifax Festival)
Halifax, Nova Scotia, CA
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Aug 03 '09
8:23 pm
Awestruck! This band has a serious chemistry happening. You simply must see this group live! I'm still on cloud 9

crazytre Sun Aug 02 '09
Citadel Hill (Canadian Forces Halifax Festival)
Halifax, Nova Scotia, CA
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Aug 03 '09
8:38 am
CHICKENFOOT rocked!!! Wow, this was probably the best show I have ever seen. It was the best drumming, guitar playing, and vocals I have seen performed at the same time! Chad is a monster on the drum kit. Joe and Sammy were harmonizing vocals and guitar , and Mike was solid on bass. The crowd was chanting (Joe ..Joe..Joe) and (Chick..en..foot..Chick..en..foot)etc. 14,000 people were witness to this mastery of rock and roll . They played the whole album and then came out for the encore and played highway star. They sounded beter then the album. They adding lots of jams befor and after the songs, plus lots of extended solos from Joe. Joe was on fire, and he dropped lots of jaws.Thank you, Chickenfoot for bringing this awsome display of music to my home town. Please come back.

gufastro
(Kristhian Mason)
Sun Jul 05 '09
Lignano Sbbiadoro
Udine, , IT
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Jul 10 '09
11:09 am

WOW! Really a great show, LOTS OF FUN! Thank you guys! Joe plays like GOD! Sammy, pure energy. Chad is a power of nature, thanks for playing even if you are not in perfect conditions. Michael Anthony amazing with the bass and the back vocals. A big thank to Michael Anthony for the beer (I hope you remember...) it was the best beer of my life! A fantastic band, I can't wait to see you guys again. Chickenfoot rules!

I have published some pictures of the show at http://gufastro.free.fr

Aquilotto Sun Jul 05 '09
Lignano Sbbiadoro
Udine, , IT
Rank: 8 Posted:
Mon Jul 06 '09
10:30 am
Excellent show. These Chickenfoot play really a beautiful music. I think this group is very amusing. Shame for the sound because the voice was too loud. Nice atmosphere and Joe is always the usual alien. I hope that Chad will soon recover his accident. Thank you Joe.

alaindesgeorges
(Alain Desgeorges)
Sat Jul 04 '09
Montreux Jazz Festival (Stravinski Hall)
Montreux, , CH
Rank: 9 Posted:
Sun Jul 05 '09
10:04 am
Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaah ! Awesome ! Great show. I loved when Sammy played guitar with Joe at the end of the show. One tip: if you plan to see your show at the front (like me), go on the left to see Joe and hear Joe's guitar and Marshalls since he stays on the left... This was a really great show. French Chickenhead.

FlyGirl Fri Jul 03 '09
Blues Festival
Pistoia, , IT
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Sep 01 '09
4:29 pm
LOVED LOVED LOVED this show!! I'm sure part of it had to do with the country. OMG, so beautiful. The people are friendly, the food is FABULOUS, and I just couldn't stop looking around. Wow. The venue was set up in a town square and the backdrop was this beautiful old stone building. It was a bit of a change for me in that the opening bands were mostly all guitar related. Duh, I know, I should've realized...I learned!! Again, the fans were ALL ABOUT Joe. It was comical, but cool. The media all gathered in front of Joe's area...nobody was in front of Mikey or Sammy. Reality check!! Lol. The energy was alive, the weather was perfect, the fans were ROCKIN...Wow, THIS was an incredible experience. And I heard this cool chick play some groovy tunes...Kaki King (I probably have her name spelled wrong). Damn the girl was GOOD! I wish we had more time here. Had we known about the Madrid cancellation and what to expect in Italy, I def. would've taken more time for Pistoia.

FlyGirl Wed Jul 01 '09
Palacio De Los Deportes
Madrid, , ES
Rank: 1 Posted:
Tue Sep 01 '09
4:23 pm
Such a complete bummer...flew across the pond to see Chickenfoot..spent all that money and they had to cancel the show. Ugh. That SUCKED! BUT, we did get to see 2 others, thankfully!

FlyGirl Mon Jun 29 '09
Olympia
Paris, , FR
Rank: 8 Posted:
Tue Sep 01 '09
4:22 pm
We made the trek across the globe. I was so very excited to meet fans in person whom I'd only chatted with online. I was pleasantly surprised to see how the fans there only cared about Joe! (In the states it's all Sam, for the most part!) It was incredible. They adored him and I loved hearing there stories and watching their faces as he performed in the small venue, right in front of them. I was next to some 18 y/o boys..they made me laugh, they were SO SO into it. We were in front of Mikey and the boys had their heads turned towards Joe the entire time! In the end, when Joe came by with his camcorder, they went ape-sh*t! It was awesome!

lulabell Mon Jun 29 '09
Olympia
Paris, , FR
Rank: Posted:
Wed Jul 01 '09
2:20 am

Hey Guys

We came from Bristol UK to see you in Paris! ; we had already bought tickets to see Jeff Beck when you were in London so couldn't see you then. It was worth every £ to experience you in Olympia what a great venue The atmosphere was electric One of the best gigs of my life You rocked!!!! xXXx

el lolo
(Laurent CHEYROUZE)
Mon Jun 29 '09
Olympia
Paris, , FR
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Jun 30 '09
12:07 pm

FANTASTIC SHOW !!!!!!

How great to enjoy such an incredible energy and fantastic sound ! The whole band enjoys performing together and the audience can REALLY feel that !

So, thank you guys for this outstanding stage ! With so much fun too ! Pleaaaase come back soon and... Hey! Sammy and Michael ! You are right, men: french wine is fabulous, so forget about beer or tequila when in Paris (even though it is Cabo Wabo brand...), just bring a barrel and a few bottles of Burgundy on stage ;-)

Joe, Chad, Michael, Sammy >>>>>>>>>>>> You ROCK, men !!!!!!!!!

Chad, so sorry to hear that you hurt your arm during the show, hope you will recover soon.

CHICKENFOOT RULES !!!!!!

ma5t
(Michael Greaves)
Thu Jun 25 '09
Shepherd's Bush Empire
London, , GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Jul 02 '09
9:27 am

Totally awesome! I felt almost as sorry for the people missing out on the madrid gig, as I do for Chad!

I got the last, black, T-shirt, from off the wall!

I can't wait to go again!

sniper16
(doug vogel)
Thu Jun 25 '09
Shepherd's Bush Empire
London, , GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Jul 01 '09
12:29 pm
i cant believe how much better i think this show was over the chicago show, the band has really gelled, and the crowd was nuts, best show ive seem this year. it is the summer of chickenfoot. only dissapointmenet was no my kind of girl. but bad motor scooter kicks major ass

crushingday62
(chris woodland)
Thu Jun 25 '09
Shepherd's Bush Empire
London, , GB
Rank: 9 Posted:
Mon Jun 29 '09
2:00 am
Im going to keep this short and sweet as i could write pages and pages about the brilliance of the night.
my three highlights were
1, seeing joe in a band: it was interesting and inspiring to see the way joe interacted with the band and went about his guitar playing.
2. discovering a new nickname for sammy hagar "samster" :D
3. the insane world that is Chad smith. falling off the kit prompting three stressed out roadies to rush to his aid and put the thing back together and then throwing a tom over his head knocking the glasses of a poor unsuspecting Hagar!
only reason i give this is a 9 is due to my own cheapness in buying level three tickets! sound up there wasn't great but hey thats my fault! just a FYI for the next time anyone is at the empire, pay the extra £10 for level 2!!!!!
one downer on the night was coming out the gig to find out about MIchael Jackson. dont care what people say about the guy, he was a musical genius and the world is less for his death.

ZenMan1 Thu Jun 25 '09
Shepherd's Bush Empire
London, , GB
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Jun 26 '09
4:49 am

Tickets were like GoldDust around the venue, SKIN were a surprizing bonus as the gig was billed without support when i bought the tickets, they played a nice acoustic set and a nice warm up for THE FOOT who came on around 9.

They played pretty much the whole of the album in order with a few additional jams thrown in.

First time i'd seen Sammy in a small venue and can see why the guy is so popular, excellent crowd interaction and really looked to be enjoying himself.

Loved Micheal's Flame Bass and the JD bass, sweet!!

Joe was excellent as usuall and nice to see him in an environment where there's less pressure on him as the main attraction, he still delivers even if he was on drums, which we know you can do too joe!! haha,

Chad just cracked me up, he is completely NUTS!! Falling off the kit and kicking it down at the end, But when he threw the drum up in the air and nearly K.O'd Sammy, nearly pissed myself luaghing at him,not nearly killing sammy that is, CHAD, Your'e a Nutter!!! LOVED IT!!!

Looking forward to seeing em when they come back!!

CHICKENFOOT CHICKENFOOT CHICKENFOOT CHICKENFOOT!!!!!!!!

davidoconnell
(David O'Connell)
Tue Jun 23 '09
Live at the Marquee
Cork, , IE
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Jun 25 '09
11:26 am

Chickenfoot took to the stage with a screeching solo from Joe. Nice intro. They rocked through the album and looked like they were enjoying every moment. These guys love their job! The crowd of about 3000, went nuts as the got to see their rock heros. Satch, The Chilli Peppers and VH are worshiped in this part of the world.

After playing all the tracks on the album, they played Bad Motor Scooter and Highway Star. Chad must have thrown over 50 drum sticks to the crown. Satch gave away a similar number of guitar picks. He played amazing guitar, but that's what you'd expect from him.

The crowd left on a high.. everyone got a really great show. CF rocked Cork BIG TIME!

FlyGirl Fri May 29 '09
TLA
Philadelphia, PA, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Tue Sep 01 '09
4:22 pm
GREAT show! The boys sounded AWESOME and were FULL of energy!!

stringbendtap
(Albert Heefner)
Fri May 29 '09
TLA
Philadelphia, PA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Jun 01 '09
3:45 am
This being my 14th time seeing Joe live, it was yet another amazing experience. The quality of musicianship was incredible for this being so 'new'. I have to say the hype about Chickenfoot is the real deal. It did not matter that I had not heard the entire album prior to the show. All of the songs sounded great, and Sammy’s vocals are still inspiring. Some singers lose their vocal edge, but that is not the case with Sammy. Chad’s drumming skills were much more powerful than I had thought they would be, emphasizing the tight synergy this band has. Michael’s background vocals were just more icing on the cake. I honestly would not have changed a thing about this show, except of course to make it longer. I think there should now be an official “stick holder” for Chad at every show from here on out. Can you guys make that happen? I hope that all of the Satch fans can make it out to see this show. If the official tour increases the set lists, maybe we can see the band do a song from each of the member’s back ground be included. Closing out, it was still the best seeing Joe play live. I look forward to many more shows such as this.

axeshredderjc
(Joe Axeshredder)
Thu May 28 '09
The Fillmore NY @ Irving Plaza
New York, NY, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Jun 05 '09
9:54 am

Truly the most Amazing Rock show ive ever been to! Luckily i was the second person to enter the Venue, MariMariSRV was the first (ladies First..lol). As expected Joe was on top of his game , precision playing and great melodic solos. The band seem to be having the time of their life by seeing the consistent smiles being projected across the stage. The band was as tight as Chad's snare drum. Everyone except Joe were really interacting with the audience, understandably as Joes job does require the most precision and attention (we appreciate that Joe). I wont go into much more detail as the shows have been consistant and all reviews seem to be similiar. Joes mom was attending and though Joe asked Sammy to keep to clean..you know he had to intentionally slip...thats Rock n Roll..lol. The crowds reaction to every song clearly shows this bands bright future!

I recieved one of the many Chad Signature Drum Sticks as so did most around me...that guy is dangerous..lol. Also as VIP, I recieved the Chickenfoot 8ball, cool, and the VIP shirt which was pre-distressed (cooLer), Autographed poster numbered 412 of 500, and the announcement of the next show in NY and sale date..yes in 3 months ill be doing it again...but i doubt it could be better than this show was.

Thanks Chickenfoot for bringing your best to NY...it was noticed and appreciated.

Heres a few of many pics i took that are awwwweesome

www.axeshredder.com/DSCF2081.JPG www.axeshredder.com/DSCF2161.JPG

Picture Montage Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lr2_TTpCtk

and the video of Oh Yeah!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOolDkQuncM

FlyGirl Tue May 26 '09
Middle East Upstairs
Cambridge, MA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Sep 01 '09
4:18 pm
Crappy venue & wicked hot in there, but this was my "first" CF show, so it definitely stands out on a personal level. I had just returned from a deployment to the Middle East and I was SO READY to rock. It was unbelievable!

sniper16
(doug vogel)
Fri May 22 '09
Park West
Chicago, IL, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Wed Jul 01 '09
12:27 pm
really enjoyed the show, was on mikeys side joe really smaokes in a band setting, and sammy has returned to the red rocker after to many years as sammy trequilla. only heard 3 of the songs before the show, but this band has promise

Keniko
(Ken Erickson)
Fri May 22 '09
Park West
Chicago, IL, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue May 26 '09
1:10 pm

This show was every thing one would expect knowing the musicians in this band but still unexpecting as fans we didn't really know what these guys were going to play. There was so much energy in this room it was unreal and I'm still hoarse from screaming. Sammy is one of the best vocalist/showman out there and Chad related to the crowd being a Chicagoian asking through out the show if the Blackhawks won. His drumming is so strong and his sound was in your face. Priceless.... Michael Anthony is a killer bassist running around the stage like a kid hanging with Sammy, jumping on Chad's drum riser and jammin' next to Joe. Then there is Joe. Is there really a better man or guitarist out there? I didn't think so. I'm so happy for Joe. Watching Joe grow from Not Of This Earth and the rest of his discography to endorsements to signature gear and now living his dream of being in a great rock band fronted by singer is just inspiring for me. Joe is a great example of what hard work, love of music, determination will yield. But most of all Joe is untouched by his fame and is still a person who will never forget who he is and where he came from. Priceless.....but you already knew that......

Mick, We can't thank you enough for what you did for Cindy and I. You're the best..... Thank you so much....

drock23
(Derek Rapacki)
Fri May 22 '09
Park West
Chicago, IL, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun May 24 '09
11:26 pm
GREAT SHOW! The boys didn't disappoint but Joe never does! Can't wait for Chickenfoot to return. The band is the real deal & absolutely delivers the goods! I truly can't say enough about this show that all of you can't already imagine!

Bajarockpat Sun May 17 '09
The Fillmore
San Francisco, CA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Jun 07 '09
8:34 pm

I have to admit, I hadn't heard much of Joe's music before this. I went to this show because I'm a fan of Sammy Hagar. Well, I am now a fan of Joe Satriani as well. His fans are the NICEST people I have ever met. I struck up a conversation with some die-hard Satriani fans who were waiting in line before the show. They were wonderful! And so was Joe. As he was going into the venue for soundcheck, he stopped a minute and chatted with those of us waiting for the concert. My 22-year-old son is a huge fan of his and I was lucky enough to get Joe's autograph for my son! What a cool, cool person Joe is! And after seeing him live, I don't think there is a greater guitar player out there. He blew everyone away.

Just wanted to say that. Now, here's my review of the best concert I have ever seen:

Chickenfoot has received a lot of bashing on the Internet. These comments are made by critics whose content is based solely on speculation. They're saying that supergroups never last, that Chickenfoot is comprised of washed-up rockers who are merely trying to cinch one last-ditch effort to hold on to their stardom, or need money. And when the term "supergroup" is used, it's become synonymous with the one-album flops from supergroups of the past whose combined efforts could not come close to that of their individual efforts.

Here's where Chickenfoot differs, as only those who have seen them live can attest. Whether they stay together and continue to generate music remains to be seen. But watching them live was a complete shock and privilege. I've attended hundreds of big-name rock concerts and I have never seen anything like it. This band is a combined talent of some of the best in the business. They are dominating, heavy, hard-rocking genius. The chemistry between the performers evidences the fact that they aren't doing this for the money; they're doing it for the music.

Days after their show in San Francisco, I wrote the following:

My body hurts all over; it’s wrung out like a wet rag. My right ear hasn’t quite come around yet either.

Chickenfoot's performance at the Fillmore in San Francisco, CA on May 17, 2009 was the concert of a lifetime.

I knew I was in trouble when the first song, “Avenida Revolution,” a balls-to-the-wall song about the perils of Mexican immigrants, pounded from the speakers like an iron fist slamming down hard on the stage.

I was already overpowered.

Joe Satriani on guitar, Sammy Hagar on vocals, Chad Smith on drums and Michael Anthony on bass came onstage in a burst of sonic boom that felt like the world was splitting open, its internal organs shooting upward to the stratosphere like a volcano OD’ing on testosterone. It bounced off the back walls in some sort of sweet rage/euphoria and rolled like breeding thunder through the audience.

And it never let up.

This was not Hagar fronting a band, Satriani fronting a band, or even Smith or Anthony fronting. Chickenfoot has its own sound. They’re not a “supergroup” who will dissolve after one album. God I hope not. They have too much to offer. Their personalities and talents meld as if they should have been a band a long time ago.

I expected to be wowed by Satch. And I was. Years ago, after having watched Eddie Van Halen perform live, I described his guitar as being his arm—an extension of him. And I was duly impressed.

But Satriani’s guitar was not an appendage. For lack of a better term, and I hate to use this because it’s cliché, but he was one with it. The guitar was Joe and Joe was the guitar. The sounds he created through its body with unparalleled ease were beyond what I’d hoped to see.

Satriani adds a new vision to the music—quenches a thirst for the extraordinary.

The one who really surprised me was Chad Smith. I had previously thought that the drummer’s job, along with that of the bassist, was primarily to hold the rhythm together, to keep everyone on beat. I was sorely mistaken. Chad did not politely keep time; he was not merely background noise, he was a voice demanding to be heard from the first explosive thud. He banged those drums like he was making a political statement of world-altering proportions.

His contribution to Chickenfoot raises the bar many notches.

Sammy’s vocals have taken on greater dimensions in this band—his voice is richer, more soulful and multi-faceted than I've heard from him in the past, and yet it maintains the huskiness and spunk that makes a rock singer great.

That night, Sammy looked amazing. He sounded amazing. His song-writing talents, combined with those of Satriani, have taken each of them to new levels of musicianship and proved mutually beneficial. Because of this, Chickenfoot has an invigorating yet heavy sound.

And Mikey hammered his bass, never missing a chance to make a personal declaration with his distinctive backing vocals, the ones that helped make Van Halen famous.

Not one of them overpowered the others, and each gave 200 percent. They were dripping with sweat before the first song ended.

From the moment they took the stage, Chickenfoot commanded the night with the expertise of professionals who had risen above that title to the point where their art flowed naturally; it was not contrived. They had earned the right to enjoy themselves while allowing us a peek into their secret passions.

The music dumped into me with such intensity and felt so damn wonderful, it was almost agonizing. There’s a fine line between pain and pleasure anyway, especially in rock ‘n’ roll.

When they played “Learning to Fall,” my body felt like it was being wrenched by some out-of-control dictator. And I couldn’t stop the tears. The music was phenomenal; Sam's vocals and the harmonies impeccable. It sounded like there was an entire symphony surrounding me.

It is both glorious and infuriating to be manipulated by an outside source like that.

Another highlight was Chickenfoot’s rendition of Deep Purple’s “Highway Star.” It transported me back to my teen years when life was filled with the joy of listening to captivating rock music with good friends. “Machinehead” was one of the first albums I’d ever purchased.

Sammy did a fantastic job singing Ian Gillan’s incomparable lead vocals.

Chickenfoot’s entire performance tore me up bad. And yet, I felt like I was the contender who’d won the match. I knew at the time that I was going to be hurting afterward; I just didn’t care. It was so worth it.

If you are presented the opportunity, you owe it to yourself to see Chickenfoot.

You’ll only regret it if you don’t. Chickenfoot has revived rock 'n' roll!

--Bajarockpat www.bajarockpat.com

freeflyer2 Thu May 14 '09
El Corazon
Seattle, WA, US
Rank: 1 Posted:
Fri May 22 '09
9:13 pm
WHAT A DISASTER!!! The show at el corazon was brutal....way oversold...never was able to see the band...I've been a Joe fan for over 20 years...never had anything like this happen.....It was one big mosh...thank god for the person calling 911 to get the fire dept out to stop the show...I FEEL LIKE I REALLY GOT RIPPED OFF...I know its not joe's fault, I'm sure he feels bad about it(super nice guy!)...Sorry,just had to vent....I'm just glad to have SURVIVED!!!.....

sudsy Thu May 14 '09
El Corazon
Seattle, WA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon May 18 '09
6:35 pm

Yikes! Had to spend 40 bucks to get the right to buy a couple of tickets at $50 per; got to stand in line outside and chat with the local homeless(nice evening, though); got patted down by guys whose last gig was probably supervising detention in a junior high; found a decent place to watch the show toward the back of the floor, next to a pole so that people wouldn’t complain about me blocking the view (I’m 6-8); waited another hour, then got to be scolded for not enjoying the amateur singer trotted on to “entertain” me. Got pushed and shoved by guys who wouldn’t know how to behave at their own briss; won’t have to take a sauna for the rest of my life cuz the place got so stinkin’ hot; no way to go get a beer; show gets stopped halfway in because the promoter obviously oversold the shithouse, and I have to wait submissively for 20 minutes to hear the rest of the act. Some may say that there was too much testosterone in the crowd, but I think too many guys had overdosed on Viagra before the show. No wonder their wives stayed away.

Oh, I almost forgot– I saw one of the most unbelievable bands ever, rocking their hearts out. Best 90 bucks I ever spent.

ranjack Thu May 14 '09
El Corazon
Seattle, WA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun May 17 '09
8:36 am

Since I won the satriani.com free tickets drawing for Seattle's rockin' Chickenfoot debut at the worse-than-a-stinking-hole-in-the-ground El Corazon, I know in my heart I've got to do my part to pay y'all back - so here's my review. Many, many thanks to Joe for making these opportunities available to all us fans. It is so verrrrrrrry cool of you! Here's a LINK to some great photos from the show (not mine).

We showed up at the gig around 6pm and there were lines heading down either end of the block depending on how you got your ticket. As the contest winner I was on the band guest list so we just hung out right in front of the main entry until called. We were the first ones let into the venue and picked an obvious perfect spot in the bar area along a rail overlooking the floor and stage – directly in front of Joe. There was a camera tripod right next to us that turned out to belong to Joe’s crew and, as a result, we were able to say hello in person to Satch's noble Webmaster.

I read elsewhere there were technical glitches. Technical glitches my ass - this was one of those events where it just didn’t pay to be a concert snob; showing up only when you think the main act is going on or already has taken the stage. Give me a break - this was the Freakin' Foot's debut, people, so we got in early, held our ground, and enjoyed an absolutely stunning performance, as did the overwhelming majority of the crowd in the main floor area. In such a small room, those who staggered in late were, admittedly, at a serious disadvantage but we experienced absolutely no problems whatsoever and the show was just unreal from our vantage point.

As we hung out we watched Mike fine tune Joe’s guitars while the security crew got somewhat organized. Opener Amyjo Savannah came out for her sound check and sounded great in the empty room, and we told her so. The doors opened and the place began to fill up and was overpacked by the official 8pm starting time. By 8:45 the crowd was getting restless. Mike generously grabbed Amyjo’s Ovation and started tweaking it too - too bad I didn't have my axe with me too.

Around 9pm Amyjo took the stage and was at a serious disadvantage with this restless crowd and a really tired house sound system. But I’ll be damned if she didn’t hold her ground. If this was Texas they'd have thrown beer bottles just for the hell of it, not because she was bad or anything. That was one tough gig for a solo acoustic opener with a crowd that only wanted to rock, and rock it hard.

Well, they soon got exactly what they came for. This band is good. These songs are good. And these guys play so well together it is just unreal. Look, not many people are up to the task of taking the stage with 12 totally unheard songs and completely annihilating their audience - from beginning to end. Think about it – who on earth?

Yeah, it was that good. Even the suits were smiling backstage by the end of it. I suppose there was a lot riding on this working out but, hey, Chad on the drums was just a pure joy to watch – what he is doing here just fits so well and he is so animated about it. And, plain and simple, Sammy and Michael are pure rockhounds. OMG - Sammy is such a screamer! But topping them all was Joe, as always, just being Joe.

They played it just as it will appear on the CD, with the exception of Bitten by the Wolf, which may appear in the order presented on vinyl. Joe hauled out a double neck Ibenez at the start of Bitten and started into an old Rolling Stones tune that Sammy hadn't quite learned - may have been “It’s All Over Now” - but then broke into Bitten instead. Joe could not have been in better form and he did have a few new tricks up his sleeve. I'm looking forward to hearing it in detail on the record. Totally unreal - and I say this everytime I see him.

The set list was as follows:
1. Avenida Revolution
2. Soap on a Rope
3. Sexy Little Thing
4. Oh Yeah
5. Runnin' Out
6. Get It Up
7. Down The Drain
8. Bitten by the Wolf – (on vinyl LP only)
9. My Kinda Girl
***Intermission***
10. Learning To Fall
11. Turnin' Left
12. Future in the Past
Encore:
13. Bad Motor Scooter
14. Highway Star

The intermission, or so-called technical glitch, was triggered by a disgruntled (drunk/snobby) ticket holder who couldn't get a view so they proudly called the police, who in turn called the fire department, which put the show on hold for about 20 minutes following My Kinda Girl. All is fair in rock and roll, I suppose, and this actually turned out to be the perfect way to kick start the Road Test. The word is now out - absolutely nothing is going to stop these guys.

Things got straightened out fairly quickly and the band fired back up with Learning To Fall followed by Turning Left and the simply stunning played-live Future in the Past. Like I've already said – Joe has never been in better form – constantly pulling off flawless awesome stuff. Hendrix was definitely in the house. The Montrose song “Bad Motor Scooter" (starting with a LOUD lap steel guitar solo from Sammy on the floor) and Deep Purple’s “Highway Star" formed the encore and were presented as extended rockouts. Just perfect. No complaints here. Rock On CHICKENFOOT!!!

blueburn
(THEODOR SKIADAS)
Sat Nov 22 '08
YouTube Live
San Francisco, CA, US
Rank: 2 Posted:
Sun Nov 23 '08
9:59 am
Didn't worth any minute I spend at all. I am sorry for what I saw!

Demonic Shredder
(Huthaifa Al-Rawi)
Sat Nov 22 '08
YouTube Live
San Francisco, CA, US
Rank: 3 Posted:
Sun Nov 23 '08
12:56 pm
so i tuned in today to watch Satriani playing for 4 mins. as a backing band to some guitarist from the so called (YouTube Guitarist)...it sucked big time....:( I thought Satriani would play alone today....im so fuckin disappointed :(

surfingwithaphoenix Sat Nov 15 '08
Warfield Theatre
San Francisco, CA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Jan 03 '09
9:55 am
amazing show!! the encore with leslie west was cool, but i wish they finished with a satch song.

Just Like Lightnin
(Reno levi)
Sat Nov 15 '08
Warfield Theatre
San Francisco, CA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Dec 22 '08
10:34 am

Ok.. that was the best day of my life..

I'v been a fan for about 15 years now, listening and playing Joe's songs every single day [didnt miss even 1 day without joe!], i spent about 5000$ to make this day happen, got a meet&greet pakcage, packed a bag, flew all the way from israel (about 20 hours of flying) and booked an hotel next to warfield

It was pretty big deal for me

The Q&A was pretty cool, I was so excited i couldnt speak :(

Joe is a funny guy. when he asked about the next G3 suggestions, i said tommy emmanuel [my fav along with vai, my mind is limited musically to joe, vai, tommy emmanuel and metallica, thats it lol] he is an accustic guitar player, but i though ill mention him. then he said "we ware that close to get him on on the next G3, but it didnt worked out".... wow, i didnt know they thought about it too.. but its good to know now, maybe joe and steve will make it happen, and then for me it will be the ultimate G3 lol

Anyway, i got my guitar signed and got a pic with him [yay!],

Show was short though and the songs ware pretty much like the cds for example there was no extended ending for "always" or special intro for "summer song"

but i loved every sec of what he gave there, sounds was great and the hall was pretty cool place to be in.

The only mistake i did, was going to the last show of the tour!, cause i want more and i, and the rest of us gonna have to wait! :(

But hey, a dream came true for me, i met joe!..

Cheers Yaron Levi, Israel

pohlcat Sat Nov 15 '08
Warfield Theatre
San Francisco, CA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Nov 22 '08
4:39 pm
Got to meet Joe at the pre-concert meet and greet and go up on stage for the last 3 songs of the set. What a treat! The concert was fantastic just like the last 8 times I have seen him. Sad to hear that he will never play The Forgotten II on stage. What a loss for all of us. Thanks to Lindsey for all her hospitality with the meet and greet crowd and getting my brother and I a viewing spot stage right for the end of the show! Rock On Joe!

Melbourne Sat Nov 15 '08
Warfield Theatre
San Francisco, CA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Nov 18 '08
10:15 pm
Everyone connected with Joe's band is phenomenal; definitely all masters at whatever their task is. This was the fourth time I have seen Joe live, and all I can say is the moment he comes on stage, I am in heaven. Thank you to everyone. It was truly a night to remember and I can barely wait another two years to see you all again.

Bugie Lou
(Bonnie)
Sat Nov 15 '08
Warfield Theatre
San Francisco, CA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Nov 18 '08
3:45 pm

This show was One Big Rush as we were able to plant ourselves just a few feet from where Joe performs. This is one of the most crisp and clear audio venues in No.CA. Our ears were still humming a full day later even after wearing 32 dB earplugs. By being so close, we realized Joe is truly one with his instrument. Not just in spirit, but visually as well.

Using a camera (fixed lens, Mr. grabby security guy) and grooving to the tunes posed a major conflict. I just hope all those professional photographers in the pit will share their prized pix online for us. My shots from my new camera were not as clear as I had hoped for, even when Joe was performing dead center in front of me. Selections from PSAMOR were right on! Especially loved Revelation and Andalusia – wish the latter was longer. Maybe Asik Vaysel next time? Time Machine was just so refreshing to hear as the new/vintage song from Joe's vast collection. Please include more surprises like these on future tours like Bells of Lal, Clouds Race Across the Sky, and other resurrected songs like an Anthology Tour.

Both bands were having a great time, and I got a chuckle catching glimpses of Stu and Galen's expressions. It's rare to come across living legends and experience a fantastic night enjoying your gifts of music and forgetting about everything else. Prior reviews displayed Joe’s classy and professional character. If Joe had a tough night where things didn’t go well, he never disappointed his fans and continued to play his heart out. But tonight was a night where everything was perfect and what a way to end this tour!

THANK YOU to everyone who made this a memorable night:

1) The big-hearted event staff guy who let the kids get Corky Laing’s stick & Rev. Jones' pick in the pit and tried to help disengage the flash on a disposable camera so a fan could take photos during the concert;

2) 2 guys from Marin County that shared other JS & Vai concert stories with;

3) the other staff that discouraged attention from some of the restless natives while we waited in line for 2 ½ hours; and

4) notably Joe, Jeff, Galen, Stu and Mountain for putting on a top-notch tour!

Mr P RR DJ
(Mr P)
Sat Nov 15 '08
Warfield Theatre
San Francisco, CA, US
Rank: Posted:
Mon Nov 17 '08
7:22 am
Holy Smokes , Batman ! Have seen Joe about 6 or 7 times .Was very excited for this one to get a BIG BONUS , Mountain .Leslie West , Corky Lang , Rev Jones (from MSG) Leslie has to have a star bassist , and can this guy cut it .Corky Lang is a master of showboating . His relentless stick launching's had us grinning the whole time. And a nice , brief ,solo which is a great tradition .The Warfield is one of my favourite venues . We had center seats in the balcony which I thought were going to be pretty high up but actually turned out to be very nice . Mountain were able to squeeze a lot into 45 minutes . Nantucket ,Theme from an Imaginary Western , Mississippi Queen, a Damn Good rendition of Crossroads ,and Leslie even threw in Bob Dylan's "Blowin in the Wind" done solo.No "Never in my Life" ? But you don't get a truly legendary opener at this kind of show often . Sound was loud , powerful and clear .You could hear the drums the whole time .His Voice was all there and it was just a real joy to hear a master of heavy guitar play what looked to be effortlessly . Satch and the band ,including the big man , Stu Hamm , ( I did not know Stu was in until the day of show ,thanks to this site ) did not compromise on anything .The songs were complete and very ambitious . You could never say the band didn't rock hard enough .The stuff was tough as nails for at least the first 6 songs .Jeff Campitelli was absolutely stunning .How he can be so meticulously on the beat for two full hours still astounds me to this moment . There was a great batch of songs ,with at least ,4 from "Surfing" , still a defining piece of work from the professor. Ice 9 ,Satch Boogie ,Surfing ( which I thought the intro to was a little muddy) , a beautiful, gorgeous , rip your heart right out of your chest , version of "Always With You Always With Me " . Did not get "Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing " , but I guess I'll live .This being the last show of the tour meant that the hardy helping of new material had a sharpness that did the band proud . Galen Henson fit right in , and rounded out the sound perfectly . Let's beat this in , the sound could not have been better . It more than met any of my expectations . The drums were in the mix the whole time . They had two spotlights on Joe throughout the show that made for a clear view of his playing even from the balcony without a video screen . It was a full show and well worth the money . A true R&R Circus ! Thanks Joe .

RaDjaSF Sat Nov 15 '08
Warfield Theatre
San Francisco, CA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Nov 16 '08
10:57 pm

This night is worth every penny spent, seconds waiting since August 3rd, sweats dropped during the whole show, almost getting my head knocked twice with Corky's sticks (got one of em..lol), and many other craps that usually would've pissed me off.

Joe's performance, the band, the sound, the whole vibe was out of this space, regardless that I somewhat felt the performance was a bit rushed (compared to Live 2006 in Anaheim or G3 2007).

The idea of the balloons at the end were rather annoying though for me. People end up focusing on blowing them up or tossing them to the stage rather than on the cool jam between Joe and Leslie. But whatever...at the end of the day, it was a great night, a great concert.

Thanks Joe for the awesome night and patiently answering our questions during the meet n greet. Thanks for signing my double satchurators, best of luck with "Chickenfoot" (are you guys still calling it that?), and see you next week at YouTube Live!

todd420 Fri Nov 14 '08
Silver Legacy Casino
Reno, NV, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Mar 24 '09
12:06 pm
Ya know, I've seen Joe at least 10 times in the last 10 years and this show ruled!! STUUUUU!!! was back and it was like having them in my living room! Anyhow, with a 65$ ticket I walked right up front when and where I wanted(sorry to any photographers I blocked) and watch Joe in awe, as usual. The most intimate show ever, thanks Joe.

JoAnna Rosanna
(JoAnne Mounce)
Fri Nov 14 '08
Silver Legacy Casino
Reno, NV, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Sun Nov 16 '08
10:09 pm
The alien landed in Reno! Thanks Joe!

rydog
(Ryan Young)
Fri Nov 14 '08
Silver Legacy Casino
Reno, NV, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Nov 15 '08
9:15 pm
THIS CONCERT ROCKED!!! Mountain played great but was short.(ill come back to this) Not knowing more than 1 of their songs, i was surprised they played some good rockin' tunes. They played for about a half hour then Joe came out and the intensity went up from there. Joe was jamming and playing his heart out like always and the crowd was really getting into it. My favorite songs had to be "Ghosts" "One Big Rush" and "Andalusia". For the encore, my sister and I were lucky enough to get up right up in front of Joe. I was standing about 2-3 people from the stage while the very nice people in front of us let my sister go right up to the stage and Leslie West handed her a pick which was really cool ( she is 13 ). I was the tall guy in a red satch shirt. Stu's bass solo was unreal. If you didn't like that, you don't like music. The jam session was completely awesome. Joe and Leslie jam real well with each other, i just wish it could of lasted longer!! After the show, my friend and I talked with a crew guy out by the buses that's with Mountain, and he said the casino cut Mountain and Joe's set short. He said that they (Mountain) usually play for 45 minutes and Joe plays for 2 hours to 2 hours and 15 minutes. I was disappointed when i heard this but nevertheless, the concert was still great. My friend and I traveled the casino and ran into Jeff Campitelli. I got his autograph and he said the crowd was great but the venue sucked. I noticed this also especially during "Time Machine". At least from where i was sitting, the sound was very reverby and did not sound good. Great song though. We saw Galen later and he also said the crowd was great and he was more then happy give us an autograph. After that we saw Leslie West. He is a pretty cool guy and funny. He signed my shirt and my sisters pick that he handed to her during the show. I didn't see Joe, but I saw Stu, Corky, and Mountain's bass player (sorry, I dont know his name) in the casino but were unable to talk to them (they were too far away). By far this was the best concert experience I have been to. Ive only been to a couple but I know this one will be really tough to beat!!!

sisq67
(Martin Howell)
Fri Nov 14 '08
Silver Legacy Casino
Reno, NV, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Sat Nov 15 '08
6:52 pm

Joe was terrific, and the band sounded great - as always. He launched into I Just Wanna Rock to start the show, and never let up. I can't remember the order of the songs, but from Surfing With The Alien, he played: Ice 9, Satch Boogie, Always With Me and Surfing. From Flying In A Blue Dream he played Flying and One Big Rush; he did Time Machine; Summer Song and then Crowd Chant. He did four off the new record: Ghosts (the best live interpretation of the night), Andalusia, Revelation and I Just Wanna Rock. The Encore with Leslie West was excellent, with Leslie teasing Joe about being "a f---ing showoff" when he ripped off a riff. He also gave him a hard time about being reluctant to sing a stanza of "Down, Down, Down". But it was clear they had a good camaraderie, and the whole show was well worth the 3.5 hour drive from Mt. Shasta. Wish it would have been longer. Joe made a reference to the casino management at the end, saying "this is a casino and they want to make money, so they want to kick us out of here".

But, all that being said, I agree with the previous reviewer about the suck-factor of the venue. The Silver Legacy "concert hall" is a glorified convention/ballroom with a stage in the middle. The chairs are set across the floor, locked together and uncomfortably close. The floor is flat, so it's easy for the sightlines to get obscured. There are two large video screens on either side of the hall so the people on the sides can see. Acoustically, it wasn't bad, but I've heard much better.

Joe, can't wait to see you again; I have 3 requests:

1) Come back to Redding or Medford. Both cities have excellent venues, including a new outdoor amphiteater in Medford. Rock fans are starved up here. Ask Tesla and Frampton how receptive the audiences here are. They loved it.

2) If it's in Reno, pick another venue! The Silver Legacy doesn't deserve your business or ours.

3) Mothball some of the old stuff for awhile. Most of your fans have heard live versions of your old stuff. Bust out some Crystal Planet, Super Colossal, Is There Love..., and Strange Beautiful Music. There's tons of great stuff we've never heard you do live.

Can't wait for the Hagar stuff, and your next solo project, too. You rock, dude. My wife and I had a blast away from the kids for a night...and when momma's happy, daddy's happy....

Cynatra
(Cynara Mursu)
Fri Nov 14 '08
Silver Legacy Casino
Reno, NV, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Sat Nov 15 '08
3:45 pm
Joe you ROCK! Best performer to see any time, live. I just wish you could have played longer... What always impresses me is that the guitar flows from you, sounds that are effortless and constantly changing. Your mood is expressed through you music. Thanks for sharing your love with us. don't ever stop the music. Appreciate the tour! Cynatra

toshi6693 Thu Nov 13 '08
The Wiltern
Los Angeles, CA, US
Rank: Posted:
Wed Nov 26 '08
2:10 pm
I have been Joe's fan for over twenty years now. the show at Wiltern was great. good sound quality. but i can't resist to mention this but few songs, it seemed joe started song little out of tune???? Did anyone noticed? one example was song, 'revelation'. Or, am I wrong........ this is first time i have noticed.

Arty0861
(Keith Davis)
Thu Nov 13 '08
The Wiltern
Los Angeles, CA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Nov 21 '08
4:30 pm
My girlfriend bought me my tickets back in August for my B-day and I was going nuts waiting for the show........ Now about the show, I play guitar and am sad to say that alll I knew about Mountain was Mississippi Queen. Boy was I sadly mistaken to think that was all there was to them. I was blown away. I loved Blowin in the Wind with the rocked up attitude. Corkey puts in a heck of a show. And for Joe......WOW and the....WOW I loved Ghosts from the new album. I was stoked to hear Ice 9 (my favorite song off of Surfing) The way Stu plays bass is amazing. I will most dwfinately be going back to see him again whenever I get a chance.

richie g
(rich gilbert)
Thu Nov 13 '08
The Wiltern
Los Angeles, CA, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Wed Nov 19 '08
8:19 am
Mountain was a little rough around the edges. Joe was just fantastic and I would guess that the Wiltern was probably one of the best venues of this whole tour - fantastic sound and beautiful architecture - real old world charm. The sound was near perfect - not too loud or too soft and not distorted. Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to see Joe perform (for free) at Guitar Center Hollywood. He played about 8 tunes and then took questions, gave autographs, handshakes, etc. Besides being an amazing guitar virtuoso, it turns out that he's a very warm, friendly and soft spoken man.

rytbly Wed Nov 12 '08
House of Blues
San Diego, CA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Nov 17 '08
1:30 pm
This was my fourth time seeing Joe live, second time as a solo act (saw two G3 shows) and he remains a fabulous musician to see live. A good selection of songs and a lot of fun at a venue that's small, but had very enthusiastic fans. Loved his interaction with Leslie West at the end. Also like seeing Stu Hamm playing with Joe again. His bass solo was killer! Wish I could continue up Interstate 5 to see him play in L.A. tonight! Thanks Joe and Co. for a great show!

kell
(Kelly Ritchotte)
Wed Nov 12 '08
House of Blues
San Diego, CA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Nov 13 '08
10:24 pm

Well, Joe. What can I say? I came here all the way from Salt Lake City, and it was well worth the trip. It was a great show and I finally got to see Leslie West in action. Thank you so much for having he and Corky along.

I hope you guys come to Salt Lake City someday. I'm well aware of your affiliation with Vox, but you still use our (Digitech) Whammy pedal. It would be an honor to see you come through town, and I'm certain that those of us from Harman Music Group wouldn't miss it for the world.

Thanks again,

Kell

tuky Wed Nov 12 '08
House of Blues
San Diego, CA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Nov 13 '08
10:27 am
Last night was my first time seeing Satch live. After the show I left the venue with a high level of excitement and inspiration from my favorite musician, I love the show, awesome set list and surprisingly without a scratch after a face to face encounter with corky's flying drumstick!

SInCItyRT Mon Nov 10 '08
House Of Blues
Las Vegas, NV, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Tue Nov 11 '08
5:04 pm
I have now seen Joe the last four times he has passed through Las Vegas, and I appreciate how each time has been a little bit different. I liked the enhanced light show, but felt that the background display was under-utilized and too low-res. Before the show I didn't know what to think about Mountain as an opener after previously seeing Eric Johnson and Gilbert/Petrucci leading off, but I was pleasantly surprised - they played extremely well and were also very entertaining. As always, Joe was spectacular. Someday I hope I will be able to hear Big Bad Moon or I Believe live - unfortunately the handful of vocal songs seem to be in rare rotation, I've only heard one (Strange). Thank you for putting on a great show Joe, myself and my friends will continue to show up as long as you continue touring.

KIMOJAG
(jason galindo)
Sun Nov 09 '08
Dodge Theatre
Phoenix, AZ, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Thu Dec 04 '08
4:40 pm
The concert in Phoenix was captivating as always. Dispite some technical difficulties with Joe's Wah peddle, the band was very tight. The set list was very energetic. The sound in the Dodge Theatre is awsome, Time Machine sounded HUGE! Mountain was very entertaining as well. Almost got hit in the head by 1 of Corkey's sticks, "ouch". Still would like to hear Crushing Day live. Can't wait for the Professors next album. Over all a Rockin show!!

javadew
(Tom Javasatch)
Sun Nov 09 '08
Dodge Theatre
Phoenix, AZ, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Nov 17 '08
10:55 am

I had front row seats at the Joe Satriani concert with Mountain at the Dodge Theater in Phoenix AZ Sunday night 11/9/08….totally awesome! I've seen Joe Satriani about 6 times now (Phoenix, Mesa, & Detroit area). But Sunday night, he was the BEST!

The concert was the best yet (like I said), I’d say probably because of where I sat - front row seats! So I had my own guitar lesson from the master. I mean I could have helped Satch do some finger taping; that’s how close – smack right in front of him. I’m sure he preferred a cute chick, but hey, I was playing air-guitar right along with him. His guitar playing is so intense; my ears welcomed some of his slow songs (I think he played 2). I still can't believe I saw the master up that close - Joe's guitar playing was absolutely phenominal!! The sound was excellent too - just perfect for my ears! He had a good backup rhythm guitarist playing along this time, which made the sound very full and complete.

Mountain was pretty cool too. The only song I remembered from them was Mississippi Queen. I caught a Corky Laing drum stick, and one of Stu Hamm’s base guitar picks (he actually hit me in the chest with it – good aim). That dude can play base; he did an awesome base solo, playing familiar songs – he almost makes me feel like taking up base guitar. Leslie West played some pretty cool blues guitar in his band, and then later at the end with Satch (dueling guitars on Leslie West's Signature Dean guitars). My ears are still ringing with Satriani tunes...

I do have to go out and buy some of Satriani’s newer stuff. A lot of the songs he played Sunday night were very intense and from his newer recordings. Did I tell you my ears are still ringing with his tunes….

One other thing I forgot to tell you about the show. Almost half way into Mountain performance, Leslie West just fell over – dropped to the floor and didn’t move. Of course I thought….shoot, I got front row tickets to see Leslie West’s last performance and die of a heart-attack….live in my face. Everybody just stopped playing and all the house lights went on. I guess he must of tripped over a chord or peddle or something. A couple of guitar techs came running out and helped him back up. All Leslie said was: damn that hurt, and then continued with the show.

What a flippin excellent show!! I think I'm always going to shoot for front row tickets from now on. It sure made the difference!!

Tom..

CiesnaFox
(Joshua Benn)
Sun Nov 09 '08
Dodge Theatre
Phoenix, AZ, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Tue Nov 11 '08
5:46 pm
It was a great performance by joe and leslie. also funny that leslie fell down... hope hes ok. the only thing that angered me is that he stiffed the 12 fans that just wanted to say hi(at least thats all i wanted to do) but it was a great list of songs so keep up the good work

UncleDug Sun Nov 09 '08
Dodge Theatre
Phoenix, AZ, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Nov 11 '08
6:25 am
Best show ever. I've over 40 years of going to the best concerts I could find. This was the very best. As if Joe wasn't enough, Mountain opened with awesome music. Late in the encore Lesiie West joined Joe for a blues song that was like nothing I've ever heard and I'm a big old blues fan. Those two guitars were just out of this world. I also had the pleasure of getting to meet him in a preconcert 'picture, signature, q&a' session.

yavin Sun Nov 09 '08
Dodge Theatre
Phoenix, AZ, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Mon Nov 10 '08
4:59 pm

This was a fun show...my nine year old daughter's first concert in her life - and she loved it. My wife and I enjoyed seeing Leslie play - and both thought "dear god, the man's had a heart attack" when he tripped and fell - thank god it wasn't that! I'll admit to not being a Mountain fan, but seeing him play, particularly on the encore jams was a great treat.

Joe's set was well played - with a good variety of songs in his list. I loved hearing Time Machine, and Andalusia is one of my fav tracks from the new album. Stu's solo piece was great (in my daughter's words, "that looks hard"), and I enjoyed it - but wouldn't mind seeing it shaken up a bit more in terms of variety. His playing was solid, and I dare say more entertaining than Dave LaRue in general on stage. And Campitelli's playing is just as solid as when I saw Jonathan Mover play with Joe....both are a treat to hear live.

We didn't really have any criticisms of the show...at this time, we prefer him live than to the studio (not to knock the albums at all), and will continue to see him when he comes through town. Thanks Joe for a great show, keep coming back!

Ziphar
(Charles Goebel)
Sun Nov 09 '08
Dodge Theatre
Phoenix, AZ, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Nov 10 '08
1:05 pm

An amazing show no doubt despite being plagued with a few mishaps. Leslie West hitting the floor was frightening considering my attention was diverted at the drummer knocking over one of his cymbals constantly then a loud bang and Leslie on the floor. I think with me, and for most people, the words "heart attack" came to mind given his age and girth but luckily it wasn't anything of the sort. That and the drummer's sticks not flying in the intentional directions and Joe's wah dieing out during summer song made it fairly eventful/entertaining.

All of the songs from the new album were amazing, though would have liked to hear a few more from the new album. But coupled in with Time Machine and One Big Rush, it was definitely one of the strongest setlists imaginable. Seeing Joe with the Les Paul at the end was perfect in proving that Joe will sound like Joe no matter what guitar/equipment he uses which was part of an answer during the meet and greet. All in all, best performance by joe yet, and something that will be etched into my memories for years to come. Can't wait for the next tour.

nativealien12
(cyndi greer)
Sat Nov 08 '08
Kiva Auditorium
Albuquerque, NM, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Nov 25 '08
12:05 pm
This was the closest I've ever been! 2nd row! IT WAS SO AWESOME TO SEE THE GREATEST BASS PLAYER EVER AT THIS SHOW! We LOVE YOU STU!! Joe once again blows me away! This is the most beautiful guitar playing! The show was very emotional and I was lucky enough to catch a Corky Laing drumstick and a STU HAMM pick!!! I will cherise both forever!!

hughlwalkerjr Sat Nov 08 '08
Kiva Auditorium
Albuquerque, NM, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Nov 09 '08
9:04 pm
Joe was awesome! I've never seen fingers fly across the guitar as fast as Joe's The encore with Leslie West was fantastic. Stormy Monday and I'm Goin Down are two of the best ever.

rezbot Sat Nov 08 '08
Kiva Auditorium
Albuquerque, NM, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Nov 09 '08
3:33 pm
Most awesome show. I was closer than the last Satriani show and enjoyed the contrast of Mountain with Leslie West provided. Mountain was awesome. Just like no one sounds like Joe Satriani... NO one sounds like Leslie West. Excellent musicianship from everyone. The Joe/Leslie jam at the end of the show made the whole experience worth it. Leslie ROCKS! Joe ROCKS!

renlaser Sat Nov 08 '08
Kiva Auditorium
Albuquerque, NM, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Nov 09 '08
12:38 pm
Wow! What a show! The jam at the end with Leslie West was outstanding! I was able to catch one of Stu's picks, but only because I was seated in the front row! The guitar playing was mind blowing as well as the performances of Stu, Galen, and Jeff! You guys ROCK! Joe has always been an influence on my guitar playing (25 years) and finally after all these years I get to see the best show ever! Thanks guys! I'll never forget it! Keep rockin' in the free world! Hopefully you will come back on your next tour! G-D bless! -Renlaser

elpp
(Jose Martinez)
Fri Nov 07 '08
Plaza Theatre
El Paso, TX, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Nov 10 '08
10:47 am
Never been inside the Plaza Theatre before, it is a very nice venue, it seemed a bit weird to see so many older people in dress slacks drinking wine and such, but I guess that's Mountain's crowd. Very first pleasant surprise was when I discovered that the venue map on Ticketmaster is way out of scale, what I thought was a 4th row seat on the left side of the stage turned out to be a 3rd row seat dead smack in the middle.

Mountain was a very nice surprise, their music was good, Corky had a show by himself, knocking off cymbals and sending several sticks to the crowd while giving fingers to people who asked him for sticks and making faces at Leslie while he talked. Good music and fun guys, very entertaining set.

Satch rocked hard, not having seen him in 6 years and not having heard any CD's since Strange Beautiful Music, it was very refreshing to see him play 7 songs I had never heard before, highlights for me were Ghosts, Time Machine and what I think was Overdriver.

Jam at the end was extremely good, in all it was a bit over 3 hours (7:30 - 10:40) of great musicianship. And afterwards I was able to get Stu, Jeff and Satch to sign the stuff they hadn't signed 8 years ago when they were here, had a nice small chat with Jeff and got a "promise" from him they won't take 8 more years to come back.

Satch Setlist (this needs help, if you know the name of the new songs let me know): I Just Wanna Rock - Overdriver? - Ice 9 - Satch Boogie - FIABD - Ghosts - New song (sounds a bit similar to Zombie by the Cranberries) - New Song (main lick descends from high notes to low) - One Big Rush - Cool # 9 (with extended bluesy intro) - Time Machine (with extended spacey intro) - Bass Solo (Goin' to California and his regular riff) - Andalucia - Always.. - Surfin.. ENCORE: Crowd Chant - Summer Song - Stormy Monday (Leslie West) - Goin Down (Leslie West).

TYSTYX Fri Nov 07 '08
Plaza Theatre
El Paso, TX, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Nov 08 '08
5:41 pm
Awesome show !! First time Ive been to the Plaza Theatre here in EL Paso. Nice place for a Satch concert plus we had great seats up front. Joe kicked ass as usual....but I really wanted to hear "Diddle-Y-A-Do-Dat". The crowd got into both "I Just Wanna Rock" and "Crowd Chant". Stu's bass solo was almost the same as the last time he toured with Joe. I love it when everyone yells STUUUUUUUUU and first timers think he's being booed...but I think they finally catch on. It was nice to see Gaylen moving around stage more. The first two times I saw him he basically just stayed on his side of the stage and didnt move much. Not this time !!! He was all over the place and sometimes standing up on Jeffs drum platform. He also has more attitude when playing which really made the show a hell of a lot better. Although I didnt care for Mountain too much it was good to see Satch and Leslie West jam together for the encore. This was the third Satch concert Ive been to and I am already looking forward to the next. Rock on Joe !!!!!!!

Gorm
(William Ghormley)
Thu Nov 06 '08
House of Blues
Dallas, TX, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Feb 14 '09
1:33 am
I was at the meet and greet and it was small and very personal. I asked Joe when he will be coming to Alaska, the state Larger than Texas (lol...tough to be Num 2) he said that he needs to be invited by a radio station or a sponsor. I'm working on that. He signed my guitar that I play every day. I bugged him to draw something on the headstock, frontside, and he obliged. It's great to know he is such a down to earth guy.

I was front center stage throughout the show. It was great and very enlightening to see how songs were played live THAT close. How he changed solos and chords to 'fill' in the sound. The band was tight, and it inspired me to play. I was invited up on stage left, a friend 'won' the raffle to get up on stage for the encore, and he chose me. That was great. I was surprised at the lesser volume at the side of the stage, makes sense, because speakers are pointed outward. I was going to ask the guitar tech if I could keep a copy of the set list, but I wasn't going to disturb him, he was upset a lil at the equipment failure (looked like a plug on the board was loose, some gaffer's tape and it was fixed).

Leslie and his band was very entertaining. I would have loved to just hang out and listen to the stories...UFO is one of my all time faves, and to hear what those guys did...

Great show, will seriously consider flying thousands of miles again next year to see Joe...to hear what boils out of his mind, what essence of music will he render from a lil bit of steel and wood. Rock on, let the chords come easy and the melody make a person pause...

kevmiller Thu Nov 06 '08
House of Blues
Dallas, TX, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Nov 12 '08
2:34 pm
First off, if you have meet & greet passes for an upcoming show, you're in for the time of your life!! If you don't have a M&G pass, get one!! This is the way to go to experience Joe. Lindsey ( the M&G coordinator ) is very sweet & helpful. The folks that I shared this experience with are friends of mine now. When you meet Joe he is soft-spoken & kind. He answers your questions thoroughly. He is cheerful, signs autos, & takes photos with you. When I took my photo with Joe I asked him to pretend that he had known me all of his life. He said "Kevin, I have known you all of my life!!. What a rush!! The show was great!! I was front row right in front of Joe all night!! Stu threw a pick right to me. It was a dream come true and a night I won't soon forget. Don't miss Joe. He is a true rock legend, guitar master, & a super nice guy. CLUB JOE is the way to go!!!------------Kevin

novjul Thu Nov 06 '08
House of Blues
Dallas, TX, US
Rank: Posted:
Sat Nov 08 '08
3:40 pm
First part of show (and all thoroughout, really) Joe seemed very relaxed and having a good time on stage. I had to leave during Stu's solo because I started feeling sick (not because I'd been drinking; in fact, once I sat for a time in the women's restroom, I realized I was THIRSTY; so I was actually suffering from dehydration; meantime, it sucked listening to piped-in Phil Collins, knowing JOE was out there on stage! argh! No Justice!) ~ spent my last $3 on a bottle of water, missed Anadalusia on night two (my one regret!) and spent the remainder of the show behind the sound board where I found an empty bar stool to ease my aching back (not as young as I used to be!) ~ no way to arrive earlier to get a seat, having driven back from Austin that morning and just barely recovered enough in time to arrive to see Mountain's first song. In all, a delight (as always) to see Joe play! FIABD pitch normalized much earlier in the song than the Austin show (what was up with that, anyway?!?!???) Always an honor to witness the live delivery of the music we love so much by the Artist, himself. Joe, may you keep on rockin for many years to come! ...peace...

SaLLYFretz
(Salvador Gomez)
Wed Nov 05 '08
Austin Music Hall
Austin, TX, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Nov 12 '08
8:29 am
First time seeing Joe live and it was just simply amazing. What an honor to meet one of my idols for the first time as well. I'll never forget this show, all the jams were amazing. Flying in a blue dream and Summer Song were amoung my Favs, my chick went crazy when Joe pulled out Revelation. Such a beautiful new creation by Professor Satch. Thanks for all the beautiful music through all these years. I've only been a fan for about 8 years, but I'll continue to be a fan here for the rest of my life.

MattV Wed Nov 05 '08
Austin Music Hall
Austin, TX, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Nov 10 '08
9:54 am

We came from Midland for our first meet-and-greet. It was worth every penny and we'll definitely be back. Thanks to Joe and his staff for making it a very memorable event. The show was fantastic!

Very special thanks to Jeff Campitelli. Jeff took the time to chat with my autistic son while Joe was signing autographs. My son is a jazz drummer and Jeff made an experience of a lifetime for him.

Joe, Stu, Galen and Jeff: Thanks for all the years of awesome music and shows. I've been a fan since the 80's and will be rocking the nursing home with your music!

Matt

PoorJohnny Wed Nov 05 '08
Austin Music Hall
Austin, TX, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Nov 09 '08
9:22 am
Wow, simply AMAZING! Worth every penny and every bit of sleep I lost, driving all the way from San Antonio. Definitly will see him again. The jam at the end was amazing! Thank you so much for coming to Texas Joe! You're welcome any time!

novjul Wed Nov 05 '08
Austin Music Hall
Austin, TX, US
Rank: Posted:
Sat Nov 08 '08
2:01 pm
Hi Joe! We saw you twice in two days: drove down to Austin from Dallas for the Meet & Greet (thanks for granting my special request), then Dallas the next night. The M&G was incredible ~ especially the Q&A: a pure delight to hear you share and to laugh and smile with you there. Worth every penny! ...~LoVeD both shows!~... The absolute topper was TIME MACHINE~! *ahhhhh* and to hear you deliver "Andalusia" was absolute Heaven. Thanks again for everything you do to bring so much JOY to your fans ...peace...

Meleeman18
(Daniel Rothrock)
Wed Nov 05 '08
Austin Music Hall
Austin, TX, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Nov 06 '08
9:39 am

AWESOME SHOW!!!

That concert wore me out. Leslie West and Corky Laing of Mountain were amazing. Satch was his usual electric self. The encore of Crowd Chant and Summer song was the icing on the cake. Only to be followed by another TWO songs WITH Laslie West. Absolutly Effin Amazing! I cant wait for summer 09'!!!

The VIP meet and greet, as usual, was also amazing. Looking forward your future endevours, Satch!

PS. Mike manning is the greatest tech in the world, nice job of fixing the phenomenon of the "disapearing rock".

__________________________________________________________________

Leslie West-"You know who signed my guitar? Mike Manning."

meleeman18- "THATS AWESOME!"

Satch- "Thank you! Yes, that is awesome!"

arielmerla
(Ariel Merla)
Tue Nov 04 '08
House of Blues
Houston, TX, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Nov 05 '08
9:06 am

Satch dared to congratulate Obama on this red state.... woohoo....

MOUNTAIN ROCKED.

SATCH ROCKED !

Hey, we were at the concert and Satriani announced that Democrats had won after the band went backstage for a 2 or 3 min break and supposedly they heard on the news, I was waiting till the end of the concert to go out and hear the news but Satch gave them up ..... So, I first heard from Satch.

CodPopper
(Robert Guinn)
Tue Nov 04 '08
House of Blues
Houston, TX, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Nov 05 '08
8:02 am

First off I have seen Joe several times and I must say this show had probably the best sound of any venue.

Leslie and the guys opened for him and did a great job. Great sound, heavy riffs, that got you moving. Their Bob Dylan cover was great and Mississippi rocked.

Joe came out blazing. He had a some gear problems a few songs in and was put to a halt for about 3 minutes or so but Mike fixed it. Joe said he thought it was the selector switch. Joe, the band, and the crowd were totally feeling the music. He was flawless. Everyone was clapping and singing (yelling in tone) LOL, and the venue just had a great vibe. Stu did his solo like always and nailed it. Theres more but you have the gyst. Joe always rocks. A Definate 10!

P.S. If your going to a show at the House of Blues here are 2 pieces of advice...

1. Eat before you go in the venue either at the restaurant or somewhere else unless you want to pay $5 for a tiny slice of pizza that looks like it was microwaved (We were runing late and couldn't stop)

2. If you are beer drinker, bring a ton of cash cause a can or bottle is $7.. Yeah..

virgo1234
(Ileene Marcuse)
Mon Nov 03 '08
House Of Blues
New Orleans, LA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Nov 06 '08
9:19 am
awesome show I loved it....thanks joe & crew

alexguitar140
(Alexander Castillo)
Mon Nov 03 '08
House Of Blues
New Orleans, LA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Nov 05 '08
7:12 am
Well, this was the 5th time I saw Joe live and he certainly didn't dissappoint!!! He is still on top of his game. Mountain was good, but I kinda miss the days when Joe would simply do "an evening with Joe Satriani" and play for 2+ hours. No disrespect to Mountain, but I wish Joe would have played longer. But anyways, it was an excellent show as always. We were treated to (in no particular order): Surfing with the alien, Satch Boogie, Ice9, Always with me Always with You, FLying in a Blue Dream, One Big Rush, Summer Song, Cool#9, Time Machine, Super Collossal, Crowd Chant, Overdriver, I Just Wanna Rock, Revelation, Andalusia, Ghosts, + 2 blues songs w/ Leslie West. Overall a really good set list. And if I missed any song, would someone please let me know? But I think that's all he played...I know, kinda short for Joe...that's why I miss the "evening w/ Joe"-type of shows...but anywho...

ococ Mon Nov 03 '08
House Of Blues
New Orleans, LA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Nov 04 '08
12:05 pm
What a treat! First time ever I have been in the very front of any show. You blew us away Joe. You probably won't remember me, but I was the blonde at the front with a red shirt and my son was one person over to your right with the skull cap on. You are everything to him. He is 19 and has been playing since 11 yrs old and I have to say that he is amazing. Not as amazing as you, but I believe someday he will be. He has an amazing ear and can literally pick up any harmonies to any song and just start playing along, Once or twice is all it takes for him to memorize a song in its entirety. He has a my space page and I am asking you to go to it and leave some feedback for him. It would mean the world to him. He has a couple of originals there (the drum machine he uses is a little rough though). Google "LOUIS TAVERNA MANDEVILLE LOUISIANA" and you will be directed to his myspace page. Thank you for an amazing experience last night at the HOB New Orleans. We love you!

nikko926
(Rob Gangi)
Sat Nov 01 '08
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
West Palm, FL, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Mon Nov 03 '08
5:53 pm
Saw both the HOB Orlando and Kravis Center WPB shows. These guys are the greatest bunch of musicians on Planet Earth!!! Thanks for another great show!!

sisko
(Bob Sisko)
Fri Oct 31 '08
House of Blues
Lake Buena Vista, FL, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Feb 20 '09
4:51 am
Meeting Sach again was again another awesome experience. I have always wanted my brother to see Sach close up like the HOB and we got our wish. Talked to Joe for an hour, got my ax signed by Joe, stood right up front with a fresh beer and watched him jam his ass off. An evening that is hard to beat. I can hardly believe that everytime I see him that he gets better. Thanks Sach, you are the best. Bob Sisko, Merritt Island, Florida

hohohoey Fri Oct 31 '08
House of Blues
Lake Buena Vista, FL, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Nov 06 '08
3:46 pm

Most excellent!!! This was my sixth Satch show and I have to say it was the absolute best. It is true that a perfect day of eating and drinking at EPCOT was sweet. And the fact that we had THE BEST seats in the entire House of Blues helped too. However, it was the quality of the sound, the energy, the set-list, the weather . . . every variable was perfect. Also, the crowd at the HOB was the best I have seen and heard. The energy level was high, the crowd response was intense, and all of it was natural. The crowd did an awesome job also with IJWR and Crowd Chant . . . they hit it 100%

About the set-list . . . it was excellent. The song list was designed for high energy and it worked well. Of course I would love to have heard compositions from CP, ITLIS, SBM, and much more from SC. Since Joe only played one from SC, I would have rather heard MofTears, ORD, or CNWay. I could be here all day making a list of the songs I would have liked to hear, but with Joe's stunning inventory that is the way it goes! I would not have changed one thing about Friday night.

Mountain was really cool . . . the jam at the encore was terrific and the band was tight. STU, it was good to have you back on stage!!!!!!!!

JimE
(James Baumann)
Fri Oct 31 '08
House of Blues
Lake Buena Vista, FL, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Nov 03 '08
9:33 pm
I have to concur with all of the other reviews that I've read. I can't put my finger on it, but it was definitely one of the best, if not the best, Joe show that I've been to. The Engines of Creation Joe solo show (3-hour marathon w/a 15-20 minute break) was right up there, and the tour he did with Eric Johnson as the opening act was pretty good, too. But this one was different. He came out, started rockin', and never quit!

The sound was unbelievable! The best I've ever heard! Period! The low end was boomin'! Jeff's drum sound was killer! You could hear each of the four of them clearly, yet mixed. All you had to do was focus on that instrument, and you could pick it out of the mix, no prob.

I'm tellin' ya', Joe was on his game that night! He was just havin' fun. Even though he's played some of those songs 100's of times, he gave each one the full measure of his attention and skill. Some of the songs he played from his older albums were: Time Machine, One Big Rush, Ice #9, Surfin' w/the Alien, AWM/AWY, Cool #9, Flying in a Blue Dream, and Satch Boogie. Some of the songs he played from his newer albums were: I Wanna Rock, Andalusia, Super Colossal, and Crowd Chant. There were just a few others, but I don't remember which ones right now, and the ones I listed weren't in that order, either.

I can tell you that while he shredded on every song, my favorite three were Flying in a Blue Dream, Time Machine, and Andalusia. He absolutely blew doors on those songs, with just some unbelievable guitar work. Minutes worth of complex, yet melodic, solos and interludes. Mozart lives again!

nikko926
(Rob Gangi)
Fri Oct 31 '08
House of Blues
Lake Buena Vista, FL, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Nov 03 '08
5:58 pm
In seeing JS every tour since 1989, this was by far the best show I have ever seen. Maybe because it was Halloween night?? Mountain was great, Joe was hilarious as he snuck out on stage with the wig and moustache to shoot some footage fo Mountain as they played. Onto the JS set. Ice-9 was great, and Andalusia was off the chain!! Joe played like a man possessed! Setlist was high energy, the crowd was electric, the vibe was very cool, and the encore was smokin'. These guys never disappoint! Thanks for a great evening!!

Spence1457
(Roger Spence)
Wed Oct 29 '08
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Clearwater, FL, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Fri Oct 31 '08
10:39 am

I attended Joe's concert on 10/29 in Ruth Ekerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida. This was my third Satriani concert. Joe was on fire! And Stu's bass solo was terrific. My only complaint is that in the 3 times I have seen Joe he has played essentially the same set list, with the exception of the songs from the new album he is promoting. This one was slightly different however with the addition of "Ghost" and "Time Machine". But songs like "Ice 9" "Satch Boogie" "Flying in a Blue Dream" "Surfing with the Alien" "Always with You, Always with Me" "Summer Song" "Super Collassal" and "Crowd Chant" which accounts for half of his set he has played every time I have seen him, also these are all on his DVD's.

I would Kill to hear "Love Thing" "Cryin" "Searching" "Is there love in Space", among dozens of others in concert. C'mon Joe, you have a catalog of hundreds of songs, you have got to mix it up a little more. However if you decided to play the same songs again I would probably still come out because your shows really are the best.

roxtarz Wed Oct 29 '08
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Clearwater, FL, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Oct 30 '08
6:13 pm
THE PLACE WAS PACKED AND 'THE ALIEN' TOOK US ALL INTO HIS OWN WORLD AGAIN. DO NOT BE FOOLED, JOE SATRIANI IS "THE TRUE GUITAR HERO". HE DON'T NEED NO STINKING VIDEO GAME TO PROVE IT EITHER. AWESOME CONCERT, AGAIN. HE LEFT EVERYONE ON THEIR FEET. HE'S THE ONLY GUY I CAN THINK OF THAT CAN TAKE THE STAGE WITH ONLY A GUITAR, AND COMPLETELY OWN IT, LEAVING EVERYBODY AMAZED LOOKING AT EACH OTHER WITH A SLACK JAW. THAT WAS REALLY COOL. HE'S LIVING EVERY GUITAR PLAYERS DREAM. HE'S BLOWING PEOPLE AWAY AND LOVING IT. MY 11th SHOW AND IT WAS JUST AS INCREDIBLE AND ENERGETIC AS THE 1st ONE. ONE WOULD THINK, WHAT CAN HE DO THAT I HAVEN'T ALREADY SEEN. WELL THAT WASN'T A PROBLEM! THE GUY IS 'THE MAN WITH THE GUITAR'. ALL OTHERS, CAN ONLY WISH THEY HAD HIS ORIGINALITY AND COMPLETE PERFECTION. WOW !!! AND I DO MEAN WOW. GREAT JAM WITH 'THE MOUNTAIN MAN' LESLIE AT THE END. STORMY MONDAY WAS THE BLUES DELUXE. GREAT JOB EVERYONE. I AM AGAIN, WAITING FOR THE NEXT VENTURE FROM 'THE SATCHURATOR'....

gatormusician Tue Oct 28 '08
Florida Theatre
Jacksonville, FL, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Thu Oct 30 '08
6:05 pm

Great show.... opening act was better than I expected. Would love for Stu to write a new solo though..... have heard this one several tours now.

Setlist was better than last time I saw him.... Time Machine is an amazing song!

yerksanator Tue Oct 28 '08
Florida Theatre
Jacksonville, FL, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Thu Oct 30 '08
1:53 pm
It was a great show! Satriani was just as great as last time I saw him in 2006! Very professional, humble, energetic, and all about the music. I appreciate the fact that he keeps his music pure and for the sake of the music itself rather than interjecting his political views and opinions. Kudos to him for that! Mountain was alright, I'm still in awe of the 2006 show with Eric Johnson, and I was left wondering if Mountain was the best band they could find to open for Satriani this year. I loved the set list this year especially with the addition of the song Time Machine.

grasshopper1984 Tue Oct 28 '08
Florida Theatre
Jacksonville, FL, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Oct 29 '08
10:46 pm
I have seen Joe play several times and this was by far and away the best performance I've seen, yet. He was in rare form. It was also my first time seeing Stu. He seems like the best fit for the group, very impressive. I like the afore unheard "Ghost". As I am a professional ghost tour-guide, I must have it! "When the smoke clears, Joe will be seen as the greatest guitarist of all time." ...some guy, I forget...

mitchell5150
Tue Oct 28 '08
Florida Theatre
Jacksonville, FL, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Oct 29 '08
3:12 pm
Wow!!! Mountain rocked out. Those guys were amazing. Leslie aint no joke. The guys were very entertaining. Joe was as awesome as ever. It felt very much like he was playing to each and every one of us in a private gig. After the show we hunng out with Leslie and then Joe came out back and even though it was 30 degrees outside Joe stood at the door of his bus and signed autographs and took pictures. Thanks Joe for turning it into one of the best concert experiences that I have ever had.

CodePoet Sun Oct 26 '08
Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, GA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Oct 28 '08
9:26 pm
Great show - got some good photos that nite - they are posted here.

xjs Sun Oct 26 '08
Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, GA, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Tue Oct 28 '08
5:52 pm
Halloween treats came early last night! I am now convinced Joe is not just an alien but a nuclear powered cyborg who has his programming upgraded every time I see him again! Just incredible! watching Joe perform his many gems I stand there in awe with my gaping jaw and utter things like --> "that's just sick" "that's so sick" and "oh my god that's so f'ing sick!" I'm just glad they didn't let any of those zombies roaming around outside, into the building, but I am sure the mighty Joe would have chased them off for us with his amazing shredding. Speaking of ghouls, 'Ghosts' was one of my absolute faves of the evening, what a cooooooool song man, I want my copy of that. Stu amazing as always, awesome solo Stuuuuuuuuu!!!, Jeff hands down my fave Joe drummer all time always amped to see Jeff play again and awesome Spanish number Galen! one of my favorite styles of guitar, Got Flamenco? Leslie, Corky and Rev just awesome guys! always loved that fat octaver guitar sound Leslie, special as ever and cool Budda amps ya got there, Yo Jer-sey!! Corky still bouncin' sticks of the rims after all these years, last time I saw Corky I was having a beer with him in Palo Alto, CA at the Keystone Club, 25 something years ago! and Rev how you make your hair twirl like that!? ancient Chinese secret? very cool stick bass, sounded just awesome. We had just an awesome time, cannot wait for the next show, we will be there, enjoy the tour guys, be safe and in the words of the legendary Spinal Tap, "Have fun always" Atlanta loves Joe!!!

martinS
(Martin Sordo)
Sun Oct 26 '08
Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, GA, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Tue Oct 28 '08
3:32 pm
This is Dave LaRue or wise2u until i lost my username, password and e-mail now i'm stuck with my buddy's id because after writing the webmaster a few times they never replied...this is like the 8th time I've seen Joe, and the second time for Mountain...Joe and Jeff signed my copy of the new cd on thier way to dinner...Thanks guys!! the streets were overrun with zombies while we waited for the doors to open (hundreds of zombies from who knows where...its that kind of nieghborhood) Mountain started the show and though Leslie West's guitar playing has slowed down a bit, I was glad to hear he still has a great voice, the bass player added some energy with his hair twirling and they played a great set..Note: thier new cd that is for sale at the show is really good, its all Bob Dillon songs (i hate Dillion's singing) but mountain does an excellent job of it, with some help from Ozzy on the first track! the awesome stage hands quickly got Joe's setup ready and The Proffessor appeared with " I just wanna rock" starting the set. The new album has a few favorites for me and Andulusia is one, I was slightly disapointed with the live version. they also played a couple of others off the new CD that were much better suited for a live show. One big rush was great to hear live again, as was the crowd chant. I don't know if I'm getting old and jaded or it was just the fact that i was in front of the balcony instead of 5 feet in front of Joe this time, but the energy was not as high as usual...not much movement from the crowd except during "surfing" and some songs actually sounded stale...i guess after you play a song 500 times it must be hard to bring it to life , one more time. I still believe Joe and company are some of the greatest musicians out there, it just didn't blow my mind this go round. The Jam songs at the end were a treat...Joe and Leslie did a respectable job at the blues... I only rated it an 8, but that might just have been me, I will be there next time and hope to get my world rocked then....one last thing: My wife would like for Joe to sing some more, he has a couple of songs every album where he sings, but he hardly ever performs them...even if he were to sample the vocals and play around them it would be great to hear..her favorite song is "lifestyle" ....keep on rockin guys, and as always, THANKS, Dave

TN Joe Sun Oct 26 '08
Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, GA, US
Rank: Posted:
Tue Oct 28 '08
12:28 pm
Awsome show ! Haven't seen Joe live since '92 Andalusia live was intense !! Cool#9 was right uo there too. Good mix of old and new. Sound was pretty good and enjoyed seeing them in a small club setting. Joe, please consider playing the Historic Tennessee Theater in Knoxville, Tn. on your next tour. Can't wait for your next release. Thanks for a great evening !

Eduxtremist13
(Eduardo Brito)
Sun Oct 26 '08
Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, GA, US
Rank: 7 Posted:
Mon Oct 27 '08
3:47 pm
The show was laid back,but with the exception of the new songs and Time Machine,the other songs were all the same that you guys have seen on his past dvd's.He didn't play a single song of Crystal Planet and Oriental Melody,what a shame!The jam at the end was very nice.Eric Johnson and Joe Satriani when they do Blues,they are the best ones.But even though it's the music genious playing his music live,i'll always be there!Thanks for the great music!

LGU89
(Leanna Usher)
Sun Oct 26 '08
Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, GA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Oct 27 '08
2:43 pm

Mountain was amazing - they definitely surprised some who I guess weren't expecting too much from them. They also seemed to enjoy themselves.

Then Joe came on and blew me away, for the fourth time! He played Time Machine which is one of my favorite songs of his, and which I have never heard him play live. First time seeing Stu live and I absolutely loved him! They all have such a chemistry together, it's unbelievable.

The encore with Leslie and Joe was very impressive, and really enjoyable - played a lot of bluesy stuff. The sound was great!

Happy that Joe chose the Variety Playhouse again - great venue with lots of great picture-taking opportunities and also the chance to meet the guys afterwards which I always love! So this concert definitely gets a 10.

AXEWELDER Sat Oct 25 '08
The Carolina Theatre
Durham, NC, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Nov 02 '08
4:01 pm

Awesome show! I've been a fan of Satch since the mid eighties. I took my son, and his college roommate to the show, and they were blown away by his performance, I think it's safe to say Joe has two new fans for life. They also loved seeing Leslie West, and commented that it was probably the best opening act they've ever seen. I drove all the way from Memphis, picked up my son,and his friendfrom Knoxville (1500+ miles round trip)and it was worth every mile traveled.The encore performance with Joe, and Leslie was incredible. We all can't wait to see him again. Hopefully he make it to Tennessee next tour. I attended the G3 show in Nashville in 2007, at the Ryman, and was equally blown away.

JOE'S THE MAN !!!!!!!!!!!!

Lynk Sat Oct 25 '08
The Carolina Theatre
Durham, NC, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Oct 26 '08
11:53 am
This was the first time I have gotten to see Joe live and it was amazing!!! I also got the meet and greet package and was blown away at what a genuinely awesome guy Joe Satriani is! Meeting him made me love his music even more! Great show Joe, and thanks again for being a truly nice person. Mountain put on a great show, too. Corky Laing was a great presence on the stage, very funny! Best show I have ever seen!!!

polardove1
(tina byrd-davis)
Sat Oct 25 '08
The Carolina Theatre
Durham, NC, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Oct 26 '08
11:41 am
Awesome show! It was my first, so not sure how it compares to other performances. I will have to say that I am impressed. Joe and Mountain played to the whole house the entire show. We were on the second balcony, and they involved us and played to us just the same. WTG Joe, Mountain, and crew!

Dustin Nichols
(Dustin Nichols)
Fri Oct 24 '08
The National
Richmond, VA, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Mon Oct 27 '08
9:47 am
First time seeing Joe Satriani. Venue was pretty nice. Mountain was better than I expected. Drummer was hilarious, breaking sticks left and right bouncing them off the stage. The show kept my attention and people were obviously getting into the music. The sound quality was pretty decent. There were a few peaks on the bass. Drums were set a bit too high. Overall, Joe's guitar cut clean through any static. We only saw him miss one note, and half the time he had his eyes closed and was looking up. I was disappointed that he didn't play Crushing Day. That was one of my favorites, and I expected that it was on the setlist (I'd seen it on youtube from Athens and another country). We didn't get aftershow passes or any extra stuff, but we were fortunate to meet Joe and Jeff Campitelli out by the bus. We only had to wait in the rain for an hour, but it was worth it. Met quite a few nice people and got to talk to Joe's guitar tech. Personal favorites were Revelation, Ghosts, I Just Wanna Rock, and the neat fusion lick he did. Dont remember which song that was though. All members were very nice, but some of the road crew were just assholes. (Poor guy on the bike) The ending was unique, I wont spoil it, but it was just that, different.

charlie61
(charles riddick)
Fri Oct 24 '08
The National
Richmond, VA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Oct 26 '08
5:05 pm
Let me say first and foremost that I am a new member here. i was fortunate enough to see joe this past fri night in richmond va at the national. I never thought id be able to see joe let alone in my home town. I have see some guitar masters namely van halen,govt mule, clapton etc, no one is in Joe Satriani's league. what a wonderful show he put on for us in richmond. first was the new single and then he played like 6 songs from surfin with the alien my favorite album...gawd he is the master no one ive ever see man handles a guitar like joe.

DieMusik
(Erik Watts)
Fri Oct 24 '08
The National
Richmond, VA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Oct 25 '08
10:24 pm
Incredible show guys! My first time visiting the National Theater and first time seeing Joe live after all of these years. The theater was beautiful and the music was perfect. The guys played on well past the standard cut-off time and the crowd still wanted more. My thanks to all of the talented musicians and support staff that made this show happen. It was an intensely cool experience!

Saminator
Thu Oct 23 '08
Warner Theatre
Washington, D.C., US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Oct 24 '08
8:22 pm

Wow, what an amazing show! Joe and the crew just blew me away! Mountain was actually better than I thought they would be, but Satch was ten times better. Loved the set list. Hearing Time Machine was awesome (don't expect to hear that one). One Big Rush and Ghost were also pleasant surprises. Stu's bass solo kicked major butt too. I'ma gonna have to side with the first dude... overall the crowd wasn't that into it. I felt kinda out of place jumping up and down for Crowd Chant. Oh well, I guess. But that aside, this show was so awesome!

Joe, you rock so hard! I love you, man!

guitarman8484 Thu Oct 23 '08
Warner Theatre
Washington, D.C., US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Oct 24 '08
12:46 pm

Last night was nothing short of incredible. My first Joe show since G3 '03 and this was even better.

I like a lot of Mountain's music but based on their live DVD from a few years ago and some reviews of them here I wasn't sure how much I was going to like them. I was really impressed though. Leslie West's vocals sound just as good as ever and was a pretty entertaining frontman.Corky Laing sure hits hard for an old guy, he really sent those sticks flying. Rev Jones was a good bass player but his stage presence was way too overdone, swinging the hawk and kicking his legs up all the time. Sound was also really good, probably a bit better then Joe's actually.

Joe took the stage at around 8:45 with I Just Wanna Rock and it didn't let up from there. 2 of the best hours of my life. Loved the set list, had never heard "Ghosts" before but it was absolutely awesome. Stu's solo was great too, I've heard him do a lot it on San Francisco countless times but it's still awesome. Loved the little Going to California bit. Jam with Leslie West was great too. Joe's tone has never sounded better, I think I need to get myself a Satchurator. I disagree with the previous reviewer, the crowd around me was pretty into it. I'd say it was standing half the time, sitting half the time. I didn't mind that though, I can't stand for two hours on a sloping floor. Sound could've been better, Joe was loud and clear but Jeff's bass drum was drowning out Galen completely. Stu could've been a bit louder too.

Overall an amazing show, can't wait for Joe to come back.

rokstr Thu Oct 23 '08
Warner Theatre
Washington, D.C., US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Fri Oct 24 '08
6:02 am

I have to preface this by saying that I've seen Joe on every tour since Flying In A Blue Dream, including the G3 tours...

Last night at The Warner Theater Joe, Stu, and Jeff played better than I've ever seen them. The guys were absolutely amazing. The sound was awesome and Joe's new light show was very cool. I would give this show a 10 but for one thing...the crowd sucked. Seriously. I got tickets for my 9 year old son and I down in the 5th row and was ready to rock for his first rock concert...and the crowd SAT DOWN for almost the whole show...come on people, we're not seeing an orchestral concert or anything.

Joe, you are the man...you amaze me every time I see you. Thank you for keeping up the level of musicianship and showmanship.

rsanto Wed Oct 22 '08
Ram's Head Live
Baltimore, MD, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Oct 23 '08
5:25 am
Excellent show as always! Brought my 12yr old son for his first gig and his jaw was on the floor all night. We caught the band arriving to the show, thanks Joe, Stu, Galen and Jeff for talking to us before the show. I have attended over 15 Satch shows over the years and this show had a distrubing moment. During the Super Colossal Joe broken a string, Ok it happens when you shred like he does. Joe was visibly upset as well all know he is a perfectionist. He ran backstage stage got another guitar which took much longer than you would expect but Joe came back and the band finished the song. So after the song Joe apologizes for the problem and cracks a few jokes about it to get back on track with the show. At this point some FU*KING IDIOT from the balcony throws something at Joe and hits him in the shoulder. ARE YOU FING KIDDING ME? Joe is trying to get past an equipment issues which happens and then some AHOLE throws something at him? Understandably Joe was pissed and said "Ok lets get on with it" and started the next song. Joe being the pro that he is finished the show with poise and energy. Thanks Joe! Sorry we had a AHOLE in the crowd.

redoner Tue Oct 21 '08
Starland Ballroom
Sayreville, NJ, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Oct 27 '08
11:46 am
It was totally awesome!!!!

sandylu Sun Oct 19 '08
Keswick Theatre
Glenside, PA, US
Rank: Posted:
Sun Nov 02 '08
2:16 pm

This is the 6th time I seen Joe. Five times solo and once with G3 back in 2007. Joe is the best guitarist in the world in my book. I met him back in 2006 (VIP package), but got to meet him for nothing outside the bus at the Keswick. He is so down to earth and such a nice guy. He says he remembered me from the conversation we had back in 2006 about our roots being from Italy. I wrote about him in Italian language class the night after the show and told him I was going to write about him!!! I sure hope he meant it when he said he did remember me and wasn't just being nice. Oh, btw Joe, I got an 88 on my test!

Anyway, I wanted to stand, but I seen no one else standing and was worried about the people behind me. I was in the 10th row, so I thought it best to sit, but I was dancing in my seat! I cannot see Joe far away anymore. I need to be right up there watching those magic fingers do their thing! Hey does anyone know the setlist from that night? Thanks in advance.

SATCH, I LOVE YOU!!!

richongo
(Richard Alvez)
Sun Oct 19 '08
Keswick Theatre
Glenside, PA, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Mon Oct 27 '08
7:38 am

Joe was great and was as usual right on, regarding mountain I wasn't to crazy about it, Leslie West seemed to be recovering from an eternal hangover and as he was playing reminded me of John Mcain. I couldn't make 80% of the lirics and sounded like he was singing inside bucket. I hate to say this but the contrast between Joe and Mountain was too great and Mountain should be focusing in more on bingo nights and farm market tipe of gig. Great show on Satriani's part and I will definetely be there for upcoming show including G3 which I am already looking forward to.

Richard

302 Mirto
(Emanuele Saiu)
Sun Oct 19 '08
Keswick Theatre
Glenside, PA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Oct 25 '08
3:10 pm
It was the first time for me to attend at a Joe's show and it was great. The show was awesome and Joe was very kind meeting some of us after the show before getting into the motorhome. Thanks Joe

dakawan
(barry yeager)
Sun Oct 19 '08
Keswick Theatre
Glenside, PA, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Thu Oct 23 '08
4:20 pm
the show was great joe was great my only complaint ,the crowd was lame and unenthusiastic ,joe deserves a better welcome then that ,i had a better time and way more fun at joe`s gc show in plymouth meeting because the fans were as rabbid as i am ,though i was 2nd in line for over 5 hours ,still a great night ,maybe another venue besides the keswick? I miss the old days seeing joe at the electric factory or the tower . thanks you joe ,jeff,galen,and stu your shows are always a blast ,and dammit for my sake pick me for the backstage pass next time lol i`m dakawan on satriani.com lol , I enter every time lol barry

Kevin5150 Sun Oct 19 '08
Keswick Theatre
Glenside, PA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Oct 22 '08
10:10 pm
Joe was great but i hate the keswick! What's with the sitting down for the whole show but the encore? Its a rock concert not the opera! Joe and the band are up there giving us a great show and everyone is sitting on their ass like they are bored out of their minds.

wollybugger
(Michael D'Orazio)
Sun Oct 19 '08
Keswick Theatre
Glenside, PA, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Tue Oct 21 '08
2:10 pm

Once again Satch was spot on. This is my 4th time seeing Joe live, 3 times solo & once with the G3. I'm very happy he brought back Stu Hamm. Galen and Jeff were excellent as usual. The lighting and video effects were a nice touch. I understand that the new album will always get a lot of play, which is fine. The rest of the setlist is almost identical to the super colossal tour. Please switch up the rest of the setlist in the future.

What made my night was Mountain. I'm a huge Mountain fan, but never saw them live. Granted Felix wasn't there on bass, but the MSG bassist filled in just fine. Leslie looked a bit old and complained about not finding a cheesesteak, but still plays a mean and loud guitar. They played all old stuff which was nice, including "Why Dontcha" from the West, Bruce & Laing days. Next time don't tease "Long Red", play the entire song. Speaking of Corky Laing, he still has his patented break the drumstick on the ride cymbal thing going on. He easily went through 50 drumsticks that night.

As I hoped, Leslie did come out and jam for about 20 minutes with Satch. My only question, why did so many people leave before the show ended? The bluesy "Stormy Monday" jam kicked ass and "Going Down" was awesome. The show was over by 10:20pm and I still had an hour drive home and had to be up for work by 5am. These were not people with small kids leaving, these were adults who looked like they belonged at a Madonna concert.

The only reason the show gets a 9 is because of the lame crowd. There seemed to be too many "psuedo Satch fans" at the show. The ones rocking the most were the ones that were 60 and older.

Thanks again Joe for a great performance and for bringing the "Great Fatsby" along for the ride. I'll be there next time around.

slipkid Sun Oct 19 '08
Keswick Theatre
Glenside, PA, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Tue Oct 21 '08
11:04 am
Great show as always, band firing on all cylinders, loved the setlist, good mix of some classics and songs from the new album. Awesome stage design/light show thing that lit up the entire stage behind the band like it was a music video or something. Very cool effect with that thing lighting up as Joe's image during - I 4get exactly what song but I'm gonna guess SUPERCOLOSSAL. Those lights also cast a wierd huge Campitelli shadow off the wall on one side of the theater that kinda surreal. I was up front and noticed a lot of kids at this concert, I'm talking ones between 5-10 years old, guess Satch fans are starting to bring their brood to shows, which is pretty cool, and some of the kids were even into it, but i felt sorry for the little kid who had his ears covered with large headphones (probably worthless for sound protection), who kept covering his ears with his hands on top of the headphones, who eventually FELL DEAD ASLEEP for like the entire last half of the concert - I think Daddy made a mistake on that one. Hope he isn't turned off to Joe for life! Thanks to Joe for bringing Leslie West back onstage to jam, STORMY MONDAY was great, but for the love of God why do you still play GOIN' DOWN during these jam things? 3 words - WORST SONG EVER. If I never hear it again it will be too soon.

vh
(Patrick Izzo)
Sun Oct 19 '08
Keswick Theatre
Glenside, PA, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Mon Oct 20 '08
4:45 pm
Another great performance, thank you so much, Joe. Brought a friend who is new to Joe's music and he was blown away. We waited out back and, as always, Joe was so cordial and friendly, took pictures and signed our stuff. Can't thank you enough for all that you do for your fans, Joe! You truely are the best.

Todithicus Sun Oct 19 '08
Keswick Theatre
Glenside, PA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Oct 20 '08
12:25 pm
:-0'''* <--(face-melting)

Jekyll77
(Jamie Lund)
Sun Oct 19 '08
Keswick Theatre
Glenside, PA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Oct 20 '08
11:19 am
An absolutely INCREDIBLE show!

tunesurfer
(Ritchie N.)
Sat Oct 18 '08
United Palace
New York, NY, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Nov 29 '08
3:15 pm
I could not believe the parking situation. We drove for 45 mins looking, looking. But when we got inside (miss the first song) we were transported to another place,another time. The Satchman and BAND were clear loud and crisp. I could not believe "Andlusa", what an amazing solo. What a GREAT show. "Keep Rocking" Joe. Peace

fatmofo55
Sat Oct 18 '08
United Palace
New York, NY, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Tue Oct 21 '08
9:31 am
Well I must say i was quite pleased I made the journey from Syracuse University to my first Satch experience. I saw Vai last year and enjoyed it, but Joe really brings the Energy and the Noise. Unfortunately he didn't play the Potato Head Jam (my favorite) but the John Petrucci suprise was amazing, i was wondering why the guitar tech brought out a Mesa Boogie before the encore.... Anyways I guess ill have to see him again to catch the Potatohead, although i must say i thoroughly enjoyed Revelation.

johnny b
(john baldwin)
Sat Oct 18 '08
United Palace
New York, NY, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Oct 20 '08
6:51 pm

My wife and I did the meet and greet with Joe and we are so glad we did. He's such a great guy! He answered everyones questions for almost an hour! It was a thrill to talk with him and take a picture with him.

I've seen Joe about 6 times and each one has been great, this one being no different. I was in the fourth row, so I had a great view. Can't wait to see him again. Thanks so much Joe........You rock!!

Westbury Sat Oct 18 '08
United Palace
New York, NY, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Mon Oct 20 '08
12:11 pm
What a great show, i was half in the bag, but here are my highlights......being in the FIRST ROW, on Joe's side of the stage...........plenty of good pics and video.......TIME MACHINE, never expected that one!! Jeff was hittin em hard on the intro..........Stu's bass solo was incredible, I was in awe of his playing.......and Joe of course never upsets, he never missed a note nor a step. John Petrucci made his way out from Kings Park!!!!!!! wooooo...............and performed the G3 tradition Goin' Down w/ Joe and Leslie. I've never seen Joe play another guitar besides an Ibanez, he played Leslie's PRS for goin' down and leslie grabbed another. AMAZING SHOW, Perfect playing. Got a pick from Leslie's bassist, wacky hair(cut it dude), and Jeff's Stick!!!!!!! Then I drank until 7 am but that's another story all together..........................

boze
(kenny barboza)
Sat Oct 18 '08
United Palace
New York, NY, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Sun Oct 19 '08
8:33 pm

I've seen Joe quite q few times and every time, he delivers a great show. It's great to see Stu playing with Jeff, Galen, & Joe again, mainly because I can always count on a Stu bass solo that will leave me in awe of his musical talents. Zep's "Goin' to Cali" was a BIG surprise and it was beautifully executed!!! Rock on Stu!! Hearing the classic Gems is always a treat; "Satch Boogie", "Blue Dream","Surfin", etc. To me, A super HUGE surprise is hearing "Time Machine"!!! I thought I'd never hear that LIVE but that song, even hearing it the 1st time yrs ago, really takes to the stage really good. Awesome groove, soaring melodies, dynamics brought way down,..etc,..perfect for the stage. Kudos on that choice! Also the song that sent goose-bumps everywhere was the new tune "Revelation". What a great combo of melody and chords...perfect. I have got to hear the recored vrsn of "Ghost". It sounded very erie & spooky, just in time for Halloween. Low spots:.."One Big Rush". Ok tune. Off of the "Blue Dream" cd, I think "Potato-Head Groove Thing" would have been a better choice plus be a crowd pleaser as well. Also, I got kind of used to hearing this awesome, beautiful improve at the end of "Always w/Me,..", but this time. It was nicely done, but not as magical. It would be cool to see Joe's back-drop video show develop as the tour or tours go on. some songs really take on a new life of imagery when occompanied by some visual idea.

Overall, Joe was on fire. For example, when he hit the stage, he didn't let up for 5 songs!! He was determined to shred everyone there!!! I lost my breath after the 1st 6 tunes!!!...in a very good way..

HyFive Sat Oct 18 '08
United Palace
New York, NY, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Oct 19 '08
11:57 am
Joe and the gang were AWESOME last night. Joe was incredibly gracious (as he usually is) at the Meet and Greet. Mountain sounded pretty good, but the bassist swinging his ponytail like a helicopter, started to get old.. Great Satch show with all the greats... Ice 9, Satch Boogie, Surfin, Super Collosal, Always with Me, Always with You, Cool #9, Summer Song, Crowd Chant, plus a few from the new album... sat in the 2nd row and they were LOUD, but I just had to take my ear plugs out to hear every note... simply the best... great jam at the end with leslie west.... especially when the surprise guest, John Petrucci came out to jam with Joe and Leslie...

cryabetes
Fri Oct 17 '08
Metropolis
Montreal, QC, CA
Rank: 8 Posted:
Thu Nov 06 '08
1:06 pm

Amazing show satch!

Definitely a top notch performance, although i was shocked you didn't put the new ending on Always! Dude, you can't not play that part, its far too amazing!

Set list was great, kudos on the new songs, instant classics seein em live! Revelations people, best of the new crop for sure, make sure you dont pass it by!

Thanks again for a life changing experience! OH AND SIGNED POSTERS FOR SALE?

DREAM.COME.TRUE.

All the best from Ottawa, Ontario (come visit!! ~ National Art Centre would be oh so perfect for you)

bystander
Fri Oct 17 '08
Metropolis
Montreal, QC, CA
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Oct 30 '08
3:19 pm

This was my first Satriani show. It was great. I attended the Meet and Great and loved the chance to meet Joe and find out what a nice down to earth guy he is. It was a gift for my boyfriend but truly turned out to be a gift for me...I was absolutely thrilled with the performance and Mountain was so entertaining as well.

I'm now a huge fan and understand the true talent Joe has...the music is absolutely hypnotic.

Thanks Sandra

Don't forget mick...we'd love to see you in Ottawa!

JSX5150
(Greg Celtorius)
Fri Oct 17 '08
Metropolis
Montreal, QC, CA
Rank: 9 Posted:
Sat Oct 18 '08
6:25 am

Another great performance by Joe and his bandmates. Excellent venue for his performance as always!

I saw him at the same venue in the early 90's for 'Fylin In A Blue Dream'. Every time I see Joe, I never know if he gets any better...I don't think he can get ever get better than 'best'!

Thanks for coming to Montreal again Joe, even though the crowd was a little flat. We're all older now, give us a break!

You should all be quite proud of what you can deliver as premium musicians.

Stay smooth guys and see you next time!

Greg Montreal, Canada

Robw8
(Rob Waite)
Thu Oct 16 '08
Massey Hall
Toronto, ON, CA
Rank: 9 Posted:
Tue Oct 21 '08
12:57 pm
I was lucky enough to catch the Club Joe before the show upstairs at the Hard Rock. What a fabulous experience! I buzzed for about three days afterwards. Joe was extremely patient and informative. It was cool to meet him and have him autograph my JS. The show was about a nine out of ten in my books everything sounded good, Mountain was amazing and I found it to be a well rounded set list although I would have preferred more new stuff because I love the new album. The only major complaint I had was that it wasn't long enough! (Most Concerts never are!!!) I can remember him starting the night with I Just Wanna Rock and he finished with I'm Going Down with Leslie West singing and taking the first solo. The rest was one big guitargasm!!! I hope to catch the next Club Joe (If you haven't, I suggest you fork out for it!) and I am looking forward to anything and everything Joe does!!!

BulldogG3 Thu Oct 16 '08
Massey Hall
Toronto, ON, CA
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Oct 19 '08
8:56 am

Great Show Joe!

You prove every time that you're the best of the best.

zeliig
Wed Oct 15 '08
Centre in the Square
Kitchener, ON, CA
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Oct 17 '08
4:31 pm
A simply amazing performance from joe and the band from start to finish.I also thought mountain was really good.Go get tickets now for your nearest concert. I hope he comes back again real soon! JOE ROCKS!

Sachwah
(Sachi Bonga)
Wed Oct 15 '08
Centre in the Square
Kitchener, ON, CA
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Oct 17 '08
11:33 am

Hands down this was the best concert I have ever been to and that is greatly due to how genuine and accomodating Joe and his entire staff were to myself and the other meet and greet attendants. Not only was Joe a pleasure to talk to but he and the band delivered the straight GOODS! Joe and his team are working HARD folks, it was like he's playing for his life but I guess that's just how they roll. Mountain also came out with a sound that was heavier than lead, they totally rocked the house that night. I got what I expected (which is the a LOT) and more than I could have hoped for, this was an inspiring evening for me and I will build my 'story' until I can one day express myslef with as much freedom, honesty and mastery as you Joe, thanks for giving me a glimpse of my potential. GO WATCH JOE ON THIS TOUR!!!!

SACHWAH

guitard Wed Oct 15 '08
Centre in the Square
Kitchener, ON, CA
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Oct 17 '08
7:27 am
played great band was flawless,great jam with leslie west

brokenstrings Wed Oct 15 '08
Centre in the Square
Kitchener, ON, CA
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Oct 16 '08
6:10 pm
Not sure what the last guy was talking about. Maybe overwhelmed with the money he had to pay to kiss Joe's ass. Amazing show and great crowd. I hope Joe comes back to kitchener real soon! Best the theater ever sounded!

Diguitar Tue Oct 14 '08
Orpheum Theater
Boston, MA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Mar 01 '16
7:30 am
G3 Baby!

PeterG
(Peter Grasso)
Tue Oct 14 '08
Orpheum Theater
Boston, MA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Nov 16 '08
10:13 am
Hello, all! Yep, these guys were absolutely in the zone! I don't know what else to say except AWESOME! TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!

royyount
(Roy Yount)
Tue Oct 14 '08
Orpheum Theater
Boston, MA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Oct 17 '08
6:46 am
OMG!!! What a show. I was on the 4th row, but I don't think there was a bad seat in the house. Joe was fantastic. He played a lot of old favorites and many off of the new album. Picked up an autographed poster and was suprised when I got to my hotel and opened it to find that he had really signed it and it was not some mass produced signature. As far as Mountain, I really enjoyed it. I have seen a lot of people talk down about them, but I thought they were great. If you sit near the front, be ready to grab one of Corky's sticks....He will send them flying into the croud A LOT. These guys had a lot of fun and had some great sound. Both groups did a great job of interacting with the audience. All I can say is I had a great time. I can't wait to catch up with Satch, Jeff, Stu, and Galen next time around. Maybe another G3.........

headless horseman
(joe fontes)
Tue Oct 14 '08
Orpheum Theater
Boston, MA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Oct 16 '08
11:33 am
been a fan o joe for years noe,the guy never misses a step his live playing is unreal no mistakes nothing!!!!, jeff stuu galen also top notch,the opening act mountian i really didnt care for but joe blew us all away,one big rush = one big orgasm live!!!! rock on joe your not aging at all keep shredding!!! cant wait for the next album!

wolfsoul
(mark jenkins)
Tue Oct 14 '08
Orpheum Theater
Boston, MA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Oct 16 '08
7:22 am
Unfreakin believable! Only the second time I've seen Joe and the boys and first time I've been able to sit in the front row (for anything). It wouldn't matter if Joe played the same song for an hour it would still be better than anyone else. There must be something to being a vegan though as they played for an hour and a half and Joe did not sweat, at all, ever. Thanks Joe, Jeff and Galen - you guys rule. What can be said about Stuuuuuuuuu that hasn't been said before. Makes it look so easy and so fun. It was a great experience to see guys playing music because they love playing music and not just for a paycheck (read: $90 for Gen.Adm. to AC/DC? I don't think so). Nice to see you in Boston again Stu. Don't stay away too long guys!

caw1961
(craig wolf)
Sun Oct 12 '08
Center for the Arts
Buffalo, NY, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Oct 16 '08
6:22 am
Awesome show as always! I enjoyed Mountain a lot, not a shred fest but a good balance to a exellent evening. I have had the good fortune to actually book 2 shows with Joe! We did an evening with Joe Satriani in 2004 in Columbus Ohio, and 2006 in Detroit. Having said that, I used the connection and had after show meet and greets for this show. It was real cool, only 2 other people were there and Joe spent about 10 minuets chatting with me and my girlfriend. We talked about Frank Zappa, and what Steve Vai will be doing in 2009 when he once again goes out on the G3 trail again. From what he was saying, there may be some kind of tour wirh Sammy Hagar so watch out for that. Well I hope you all make it to at least one show on this tour, you will not be disappointed. If anyone is interested, I am selling 2 signed guitars! One is from G3 2001 and is signed by everyone on the tour. The other is G3 2007 and is signed by everyone on the tour, both are awesome guitars and look Killer. email me at balestrawolf@yahoo.com. Our website is balestrawolf.com there you can see the shows I have done on the past shows link at the bottom of my page. Peace

jeinarsson
(Jon Einarsson)
Sun Oct 12 '08
Center for the Arts
Buffalo, NY, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Mon Oct 13 '08
8:00 am

First time seeing him in 8 years...different show than last time. Joe is a true master musician...ever evolving and taking the electric guitar to new unexplored levels.

Mountain opening was decent..I dont know them well, but the Nantucket Slieghride was awesome.

Joe's set opened with I Wanna Rock...awesome Framptone work...I never saw it before...sweet opening. Some of the older stuff...which I personnaly prefer followed. (I been a fan since 1988) He mixed in an assortment of new material as well. Maybe the newer stuff is a bit odd and futuristic, maybe I am too old. Either way...awesome work.

I didnt find the lighting too good at times...maybe it was the venue, I dunno.

Spoiler*** The encore was AWESOME...Leslie West and Joe were tight and Joe the consumate professional showed much respect. I have new found respect for Leslie West. What a great show.

idiotguitarist
(Mike Minda)
Sat Oct 11 '08
Palace Theatre
Greensburg (Pittsburgh), PA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Apr 12 '09
1:18 pm
This was my first rock concert. I loved it. Mountain was better than I had expected them to be. Then when Satch came out and started with the I Just Wanna Rock riff, I went crazy. He totally rocked the whole time. And Stu Hamm's bass solo was really awesome. All in all, it was the most incredible thing I've ever seen.

melzie Sat Oct 11 '08
Palace Theatre
Greensburg (Pittsburgh), PA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Oct 15 '08
6:57 pm
This was my 5th time seeing Joe.....awesome as always!! I got into Mountain more than I thought I would. Everyone playing together at the end was ROCKIN'. I loved the energy that Joe had, you could tell that he was really having a great time. Stu's bass solo was mind blowing! I could listen to him for an hour or 2!! It was an overall great show.

No Conscience Sat Oct 11 '08
Palace Theatre
Greensburg (Pittsburgh), PA, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Wed Oct 15 '08
6:50 pm
Unless I've lost count, this was the fifth time I've seen Joe, either solo or in a G3 setting, and it was his usual great show. "Time Machine" was a nice addition to his staple songs, but that seems to be something Joe can be counted on for: adding something unexpected. When I saw him several years ago, he played "Hordes of Locusts" from his debut. "Ghosts" also was very good and a nice surprise. Mountain was better than I expected (admittedly I went in with low expectations), but I could have done without Leslie West's four-letter words. I had my 8-year-old son with me (he's a huge Joe fan and it was his second show), and there were other children roughly my son's age in the theater (including two who were right behind us). It was great to see Stu Hamm back with the band, and Galen Henson was very good. I think it was the first time I could actually hear his playing other than the acoustic intro to "Flying in a Blue Dream." Joe never disappoints, and I'll see him again when he comes back around. Joe, just one request: If you're going to dust off something old, how about "Driving at Night"?

Smooth55
(David Thielet)
Sat Oct 11 '08
Palace Theatre
Greensburg (Pittsburgh), PA, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Sun Oct 12 '08
7:08 pm
Great Show! I wasn't that impressed with Mountain at first. They took a while to get going but were decent from Crossroads on. Joe was amazing. I've seen him three times and they've all been great. My only complaint with his sound was that the stuff he played in the lower registers got a bit lost in the mix. I agree with the comments about Galen, he played his heart out. I would've liked to have seen him get a solo chance on the jam songs at the end. This was my first Stu show and that was spectacular. He seemed to be all over the stage and having a great time jamming away. The whole band seemed really into the show and it was a wonderful atmosphere. I only wish they could've kept playing...

jsmike
(michael lehnert)
Sat Oct 11 '08
Palace Theatre
Greensburg (Pittsburgh), PA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Oct 12 '08
1:33 pm
Awesome concert! Joe sounded perfect! The song Ghosts was incredible.

JSSurfer
(S M)
Sat Oct 11 '08
Palace Theatre
Greensburg (Pittsburgh), PA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Oct 12 '08
8:28 am

What a great show. Joe was right on every note and he really seemed like he was totally enjoying the night. Mountain was fun to watch - Corky, the Dr., and Leslie (Mountain) were having a great time. The sound wasn't the greatest but they picked things up after the first couple of songs and ended big. I have been to 4 of Joe's show and by far this was the best. It is really great to watch a musician that really enjoys what he does. The fans were great and the set list was right on. Joe's got so many good songs but he can only play so many a night. Stu(wowww), Jeff, and Galan were so tight with Joe. Poor Galan is back there playing his brains out but seems unnoticed. Galen, you were great. I will be looking forward to Joe coming to town again,

Caution - watch out for flying sticks!! I

warciple Fri Oct 10 '08
House of Blues
Cleveland, OH, US
Rank: Posted:
Thu Oct 23 '08
10:55 am
I agree with others that the volume may have been a tad loud for so small a venue. Recent tours saw Joe and company playing at the slightly larger Agora down the street from HoB; maybe that place was already booked. But I'm guessing the booking at HoB has more to do with LiveNation, which promotes through HoB, and I see Joe is hitting a few of those on the tour. I also empathize with those who found standing on the floor to be tiring / burdensome. At the Cleveland HoB, the balcony is definitely the way to go. Sure, nothing beats being up close--but you pay for it by getting mashed in the crowd. One of my first visits to this venue was a Steve Vai show in 2005. I took my wife along, and she couldn't take standing. I agreed that it sucked, and we left after six or seven songs. For Joe however, I was able to enter early and grab a barstool, which allowed me to actually enjoy the performance in relative comfort. I enjoyed "Ghosts," which I guess is only available via iTunes. I went to download it, but it's not available by itself--you have to buy the entire Prof Satch album, and since I already have it, I wasn't about to spend another 9.99 for a single tune. Hopefully it'll find release somewhere else. Saint Joe rules.

jaguar5150
(Brad Peter)
Fri Oct 10 '08
House of Blues
Cleveland, OH, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Oct 16 '08
11:40 am

Well, one thing's for sure, next time I'll be buying the seats in the balcony. Not because it is bad on the floor, but because apparently my wife and I are getting old and these feet can't take a day at the museum followed by a concert! I was I'd say about 5 or 6 rows back for the Mountain opener, but couldn't take standing any longer. We had to go out and take a break, and, of course. lost our place.

The performance however, was simply perfect. I don't think I've heard a better sounding show. The bass drum hit loudly and precise. Joe's fingers moved with swiftness and made it look too easy!

Even though didn't get to see the act up close, all that was made up for in meeting him after the show. I was able to ask him about the project with Sammy, Michael and Chad. He said it was going well, and that they'd be returning to the studio after the tour to finish up the album. I cannot wait for that to come to fruition!! Also coming out after the show were Stu and Jeff! I think it is awesome that the guys can take a few minutes after the show and chat with the fans and sign a couple items and snap a photo.

I'll be back for sure guys, so please, please keep churning out the music!

bigrocco1978 Fri Oct 10 '08
House of Blues
Cleveland, OH, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Oct 14 '08
5:54 am

Leslie West was awesome, Monutain can still rock after all these years. A little rough around the edges, but still they were great.

Joe was stellar as usual. I do agree somewhat about the sound quality. From where I was, near the stage, the first 3 or 4 songs were really distorted/loud, but it seems after that they made some adjustments. I loved hearing Time Machine and Stu's solo was awesome as usual. Thanks Joe for a great time. See you back in Cleveland soon. Go Browns!!!!!!

MajorTomJS
(Mike Jones)
Fri Oct 10 '08
House of Blues
Cleveland, OH, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Sat Oct 11 '08
11:32 am

I think that the show was good. It probably could have been better, as everything can be improved, but I'm not going to complain or claim it was terrible. From where I was I could see the band with excellent clarity, and nothing was very bad visually. The sound was good and I didn't feel it was bad, but my parents claimed it was too distorted. I didn't really notice anything wrong with the sound, during or after the show, but there is still a good chance that it was too loud for the House of Blues. If anything about the show was bad, it was the venue and not Joe or Mountain. The venue was very small and there could have been some bad sounding areas because of the size of the place and the design.

As far as the technique of the music, Joe played a near perfect, if not perfect, show. While the audio may have been too loud for many, he hit the notes right. I found Mountain making a few mistakes, but that happens to the best of us, so there's no room for complaint. However, Mountain's part of the gig seemed much more like a new band starting out than a band which has existed for years so I was disappointed. Overall, it was a good show, I got to see Joe in person and it wasn't too loud for where I was standing, but it seems that Joe should be playing some larger places in the area.

scuttlebuttin13
(spencer hughes)
Fri Oct 10 '08
House of Blues
Cleveland, OH, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Oct 11 '08
9:22 am

That was the best concert i had ever been to. Mountain was great even though i only knew Mississippi Queen but anyway they were awesome. Corky threw a drum stick and i caught it but some other dude caught it too so we fought for a couple seconds and he got it cuz my moms camera about fell and broke so i had to get it.

Joe was amazing, first time ive ever seen him live. He didn't miss a single note. there was a guy in front of me and my friend bobbin his head and dancin and looking like a big nerd so us and some people around us were dancin like him, makin fun of him and stuff, it was so funny. Me and my friend met Joe after the show and he was signed my shirt of him that my dad made and Joe thought it was a sweet shirt and my friend gave Joe the link to his youtube and joe said he'd make sure he'd take a look at it. i also got Galen's autograph and he was pretty cool. that was a fun concert

Demonic Shredder
(Huthaifa Al-Rawi)
Thu Oct 09 '08
Royal Oak Music Theatre
Royal Oak, MI, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Oct 13 '08
10:44 pm

WOW ! What CAN I SAY ! Im not even finding the words to express what i saw 4 days ago ! A Dream Came True to me,finally after over 5 years of being a hardcore and loyal fan to the Master....my Guitar Idol/Hero....Joe Satriani...i had the chance to stand right infront of him and watch his amazing,beautiful preformance Live. it was a dream to me to see him just months ago, coz just got immigrated to the States (Detroit-MI) 2 months ago from Baghdad-Iraq. that night was by far the best....the theater,the audience,the stage,the music...everything. I arrived @ abt 8:25 pm, and Mountain was already there preforming their songs and they surley rocked the stage till 8:45 pm where the crew started to set the stage for the Maestro to hit the stage @ around 9:05....kicking it off with (I Just Wanna Rock)....i was amazed by the stage production and the beautiful lighting....(Compared to what i saw on his solo/G3 dvd's). I was on the left side of the stage-audience prespective- right infront Satriani's main pedal board.his whole band were on Fire....Stu kept going from side to side,interacting with the audience, throwing picks-luckily i got one near the end of the show :)-. and reflecting the light to bling the audience not to mention the monitor engineer ! Galen was doing his job @ his best, also interacting with audience,keeping everyone smiling :) Jeff...he's one of my fav.drummers,and he's out there proving it everynight on every single second of the show...beautiful beats, keeping the band tight... now comes Satriani.....the beautiful soul,i really dont know after all these years and the thousands years how he can keep it that spiritual, and playing these songs everynight just as he 1st composed them.he's my fav.Guitarist coz he plays with feelings, and never lost it...not a single note. i enjoyed and smiled every single moment of that night...and every single note from the setlist....

they played.. 1-I Just Wanna Rock 2-Overdriver 3-Satch Boogie 4-Ice 9 5-Flying in a blue Dream 6-Ghosts 7-Revelation 8-Super Colossal 9-One Big Rush 10-Cool #9 11-Intro Solo+Time Machine+Followed by the Bass Solo by Stu Hamm 12-Andalusia 13-Always With Me,Always With You 14-Surfing With The Alien Encore: 15-Crowd Chant 16-Summer Song 17-Going Down -as G2- Feat.Leslie West on Guitar :)

here r some websites that belongs to 3 of the photographers who were there....

Mountain http://www.2snapsup.com/pages/bandsq16/b16081009m/

JS http://www.2snapsup.com/pages/bandsq16/b16081009js/index.htm

Mountain http://imagesbygene.zenfolio.com/p540162009

JS http://imagesbygene.zenfolio.com/p827638935

also check the 186 pix on the official website of The Royal Oak Theater...they r the best and i really appreciate if anyone took some vids/pix to send me a link on my email (blackmaster1988@gmail.com)

after the concert ended @ 11:07 pm, iwent out bought keychain as a souvenir from the show and just when i was going out....some guy was giving FREE tickets to Yngwie Malmsteen concert on Friday this week ! so i took 1 for myself and another one for my brother...did Joe pay for these ? I dont know !

can't wait to see Satriani again...maybe on a G3 :) or with his Chickenfoot project. Thx Joe For the Music,and a big thanks to all the ppl who made this night so special to me....Thx Detroit and Everyone who was there :)

Joe Ur Music kept me alive through all the years of war and violence that i went through, and inspired me to be a better person and a a better Guitarist.....Keep on Rockin.....Wish U and all ur Loyal fans all the best...

Huthaifa Al-Rawi Detroit-MI/Baghdad-Iraq

videogamer
(Craig bennett)
Thu Oct 09 '08
Royal Oak Music Theatre
Royal Oak, MI, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Sat Oct 11 '08
1:56 pm
I was happy to hear "time machine", joe did a great job on this one, And it sounded better in person. Stu's solo was great. I think he did a song from led zepplin on the bass. The light show was fantastic!! I wont give away any spoilers, But it was awesome!! The show was the loudest of any satriani concerts I have been to, But I always say "LOUDER IS ALWAYS BETTER" !! I did miss hearing 2 songs...Mystical potato head groove thing & ten words, But you can only fit so many songs into one night. keep up the good work joe, And we will see you on your next tour!

fussen_kuh Thu Oct 09 '08
Royal Oak Music Theatre
Royal Oak, MI, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Sat Oct 11 '08
11:59 am

What's there to say? I got the joy of seeing another great show by Professor Satchafunkilus! Anyone who has seen Joe live knows that he always puts on a great show. This one was no different. From the opener, "I Just Wanna Rock," to the final jam with Leslie (I'll let you guess the song), the music was spot on.

Of everything that was played, I think I enjoyed "Andalusia" the most. Of course, Joe didn't play my favorite song, "Ten Words," so I'd have to say I was a bit disappointed about that... but, with so many great songs to choose from, it's hard to fit everyone's favorite into the set. I do have one little suggestion for the stage show. Please, if at all possible, Joe, try to make your way to the left side (right side from the audience perspective) of the stage more often! Those of us that weren't lucky enough to work our way to Stage Right, were left watching Stu and Galen all night... while not bad by any means, I was hoping to see a bit more of close up Joe!

Speaking of Stu and Galen, they put on one heck of a good show! Getting to see Stu slap that bass up close was a thing of beauty. I'd also like to give a special thanks to Galen for taking a bit of time during the show to make a little kid's evening. Throughout the show, a 6 (or so) year old kid and his dad were hanging out near the front left side of the stage. Security was even nice enough to let the kid actually sit on the side of the stage for most of the show. Anyways, towards the end of the show, Galen noticed the kid and walked over towards him. After playing for a bit not more than a foot from the kid, he bent down and give him his pick. It wasn't me nor my child, but, that's genuine class right there. So, kudos to you, Galen, for probably making that kid's night and for giving him a story that he can tell for years to come!

Chris Harrod
(Chris Harrod)
Wed Oct 08 '08
Chicago Theatre
Chicago, IL, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Mon Oct 13 '08
1:37 pm
I took my 13 yo son who recently took up the guitar about 7 months ago to the concert. The concert was great, though I wish we had closer seats. Joe’s guitar wizardry would be better appreciated much closer to the stage. I was not that impressed with Mountain. Their performance seemed a bit disjointed to me. During an encore duet with Joe and Leslie, it seemed that Joe was again the teacher and Leslie the student. It seemed out of respect that Joe was holding back a little so as to not embarrass him. Overall though, the concert was great and my son had a chance to see his guitar idol.

coolio986
(Anthony Kaul)
Wed Oct 08 '08
Chicago Theatre
Chicago, IL, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Oct 09 '08
7:53 am
Joe, You're Awesome.

Motor Tim
Wed Oct 08 '08
Chicago Theatre
Chicago, IL, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Oct 09 '08
7:20 am

*** SPOILERS WITH SET LIST ***

Great show, as always! I hadn’t seen Mountain in 35 years! Back when Felix Pappalardi (RIP) was still alive. Corky Laing & Leslie West are still as wacky as ever. Note: If you have seats near the stage- look out for drum sticks! Laing goes thru about 20 a night! And the bass player is pretty loony, too. Great musician, tho'! Here’s their set list-

Never In My Life/ Nantucket Sleighride/ Theme From An Imaginary Western/ Blowin' In The Wind (yes, the Dylan song, but HEAVY!)/ Crossroads/ Mississippi Queen

Joe was awesome once again! I was bout 20 rows from the stage, but the Chicago Theatre has great sightlines and probably the best sound in town. I thought the crowd was pretty subdued, though they did stand most of the night. I hadn’t seen Joe since 2004, going back to 1988. He has NOT lost a step anywhere! In fact, he seems better than ever! Always good to see Stuuuuu, too!

OK, here’ the set list. I *think* it’s about 90% correct. Corrections greatly appreciated. Bootlegs appreciated even more! ;)

I Just Wanna Rock/ Overdriver/ Satch Boogie/ Ice 9/ Flying In A Blue Dream/ Ghosts/ Revelation/ Super Colossal/ Cool #9/ One Big Rush/ Time Machine/ Andalusia/ Always With Me, Always With You/ Bass Solo> Going To California/ Surfing With The Alien// Crowd Chant/ Summer Song/ ***** (w/Leslie West) Don't want to spoil the jam, but I did guess it before they played it!

Rokku87
(Roc Lescala)
Tue Oct 07 '08
State Theatre
Minneapolis, MN, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Dec 22 '08
2:07 am
Not only did joe give an awesome show but he was nice enough to meet and greet the fans waiting out in the bitter cold after the show including me... thanks for signing my guitar joe. You inspire me.

McDave
Tue Oct 07 '08
State Theatre
Minneapolis, MN, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Oct 20 '08
10:08 am
Thanks for coming to Minnesota Joe !! You put on a great show as usual, although it could have been a little longer. See you next time...

slapshot_esox Tue Oct 07 '08
State Theatre
Minneapolis, MN, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Oct 09 '08
8:26 am

Welcome back to Minneapolis Joe! It's been four long years since you last graced us with your wizardry and beautiful music. Far too long!!! What a fantastic show and as always Joe will leave you with your jaw on the floor, a gigantic grin and your ears wanting to hear much more!

Mountain was a good choice as an opening act and Leslie West sounded very good, particularly on the vocals. They played five or six songs including a Jack Bruce song and Bob Dylan cover. Good stuff. [Forgive my ignorance about the Jack Bruce song, Motor Tim]

This was my 3rd time seeing Joe live and the fact that this was a solo show and not a G3 or classic rock band support tour really made it great. He proved once again, that he is one of the absolute greatest guitarists ever. Not that it's a competition or anything. :D

I feel the need to endorse this great artist so forgive me for going off topic and rambling a bit. I have been extremely fortunate at my young age(24) to have seen some tremendous guitarists. Townshend, Beck, B.B.(Twice), Bonamassa(Twice), Di Meola(Twice), Vai, Malmsteen, Mustaine, Randolph, Wylde, Clapton, Joe Walsh, Morse, EVH and Monte Montgomery are among the great players I have had the privilege to have seen live. I LOVE the guitar. Whether it's classical, fusion, prog, blues, metal, instrumental rock, classic rock, experimental or jazz, it's all great to me.

But in my humble opinion, Joe is in a class by himself because of his unbelievable melodicism and stunning command of the instrument. He's the most engaging and magnetic of all the guitarists I've ever seen. Tone, chops, taste, unique phrasing, he's got it all. Another great thing about Joe is that he wears his influences like a hat, whether they are overt or subtle. Yet, he's got a sound that's all his own. But enough of that, let me get back to the performances.

Highlights of the show were "Flying in a Blue Dream", "Cool No. 9", "Time Machine", "One Big Rush" and "Andalusia". But of course like any hardcore Satriani fan, I love everything he plays!!! Out of the three shows I've seen, this was definitely the best I have heard Jeff sound. Very authoritative! It was great to finally see Stu Hamm live. He is such a great bassist. I thought it was so cool that he played "Goin' to California" by Led Zeppelin during his solo spot. Galen was solid as usual and it actually looked like he played a PRS or two throughout the course of the show.

The mix was quite good, but Joe's guitar could have been just a touch louder, particularly during the jam at the end with Leslie West. The new effects pedals sound great. Our seats were awesome. Front row, left balcony(Joe's side of the stage of course!) I was quite hoarse after the show, but I was disappointed that the crowd wasn't more enthusiastic and that it wasn't a complete sell-out. I took a couple of friends with me who are guitar fans but had yet to be intiated by us Satrifanatics. They both loved it and thanked me profusely for inviting them. Go support this master instrumentalist and introduce a friend or two to this once in a lifetime talent. Thanks again Joe for an amazing night!!!!!

shadeone Tue Oct 07 '08
State Theatre
Minneapolis, MN, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Oct 09 '08
8:13 am

This was one of, if not THE best concert I have ever attended! I saw Joe a couple years back at the Chicago house of Blues and due to the "standing room only", missed the majority of the show due to security guards telling me to move. This show was completely different... it was awesome and I was ten rows back, dead center and could see EVERYTHING!

Mountain was awesome and Im one of those "kids who only really knows them from guitar hero" but have now had my eyes opened am going to purchase a few of their albums. Leslie is an amazing player and I would absolutely go see those guys again if they came by themselves!

Satrianis performance was absolutely amazing, allthough as stated before, I wish they would have turned the volume up on his guitar for a few of the songs. During I Just Wanna Rock, I saw a really young kid with his father (the father was obviously the Satch fan here) and right at the solo part of the song, his jaw dropped to the floor and he turned to his dad and I could see him mouth the words "oh my god".... Joe, you have another fan for life!

Flying in a blue dream's intro had me choked up with emotion because that is one of my all time favorites and seeing it live, that loud, in that atmosphere was just a great feeling! Hearing Ghosts for the first time was a plus too! The rest of the show had me with an ear-to-ear smile as they went through all my favorites and threw in a few tracks from the new album too which sounded great in person!

Crowd chant pissed me off because the audience didnt get into it at all. Let me say this, Minneapolis audiences SUCK. Last year I saw Vai and they recorded a DVD of the show to be out in early 09 and im sure they are going to edit out all the audience footage beacuse NO ONE moved or even bobbed their head the slightest bit. This concert had some people moving but as I looked around during the songs, I saw a LOT of people looking like it was a chore to be there listening to the show.

****SPOILER****

The jam at the end with leslie was great! before their second song, I looked at my girlfriend and mouthed the title to the song before they started and as soon as they started playing she just looked at me like I was the worlds biggest dork for knowing the exact song they would do in their "surprise jam"...

Perfect show, 10/10! Cant wait to see you again Joe!

cattivo
Tue Oct 07 '08
State Theatre
Minneapolis, MN, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Thu Oct 09 '08
7:14 am

After reading the reviews posted for this gig I have to wonder what show these people attended??!! And when did everyone become such qualified critics? I enjoyed the show. By bringing Leslie and the boys out on tour he is re-familiarizing fans with one of the most (in my humble opinion) amazing and talented, yet underrated players in rock history. (Again, in my humble opinion) Leslie West engenders the heart and soul of Rock music. That said, so what if they were a little loose at first.....

Joe, as expected is and was amazing that night....but I have to give it up to my man STUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU for stealing the show!!! What an incredible talent!! The entire band is superbly talented and it was a treat to see them perform.

Great show!!!

Motor Tim
Tue Oct 07 '08
State Theatre
Minneapolis, MN, US
Rank: Posted:
Thu Oct 09 '08
7:01 am

>They played five or six songs including a Cream cover...

That wasn't a Cream cover. That was "Theme From An Imaginary Western," which is a Mountain song that was written by Jack Bruce of Cream.

dob73
(Dan O'Brien)
Tue Oct 07 '08
State Theatre
Minneapolis, MN, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Thu Oct 09 '08
4:24 am

Mountain, for those of you too young and going "who the hell is mountain", these are the guys from Guitar Hero who play Mississippi Queen. Corky and the boys sounded a bit off during their first song or 2, but pulled together nicely and finished off a great 9 or so song set. Great to see Corky out after his cancer diagnosis a couple years back.

Joe, was in great form. Stu looked happy to playing with him again. Galen looked as always like " dude, i'm playing with one of the greats" and jeff is bangin away in the back. Love the setlist as it has cahanged alot from the past couple years, but still want a few more things from Engines and of course MPGT. I must admit it was the vantage point I had, right side pit row 2, but the sound from the amps and monitors sounded great. The sound out back a couple of rows was a bit center and 15 rows back where some friends were, was a bit more distored, but still was great.

overall 8. only because I want more.

JCWarrior Tue Oct 07 '08
State Theatre
Minneapolis, MN, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Wed Oct 08 '08
8:47 pm

I wasn't impressed with Mountain's sound but Corky Laing and the bass guitarist were entertaining to watch. Mr. West's guitar sounded shrill and at times, he sounded off-tempo. My wife and the couple we were with totally agreed that we didn't like Mountain at all.

Joe's sound was incredibly good, though! Jeff, Stu, and Galen were all impressive in their own rights. They are unbelievably tight. Joe's lightning quick playing never ceases to amaze me. I can't say enough how good they sounded. It was quite loud but without any harshness. Everything sounded great. I was bummed that Joe didn't play Big Bad Moon and that Jeff didn't have a drum solo to speak of. Stu was entertaining and good as always. Galen was more entertaining to watch on this tour since he's was out front on the stage. Great show. I give Joe a 9.5 but Mountain a 5. Overall show = 8. Joe's show at the Medina Ballroom about 6 years ago was better than this one.

El Chupacabra
(Jeffrey Buettner)
Tue Oct 07 '08
State Theatre
Minneapolis, MN, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Oct 08 '08
7:39 pm
What an incredible show! Mountain shined as the opening act. Joe was incredible. I read some of the other reviews and they must not have seen the same show as I did.

leeron Tue Oct 07 '08
State Theatre
Minneapolis, MN, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Wed Oct 08 '08
5:39 pm
Great show. the only problem was sound distorting at some frequencies, at least in the balcony where I was sitting. But after a few songs it was a bit better. Mountain was fun to hear and I thought Leslies sound was massive. Joe and the band were great as always and I was very glad to see them back in the Twin Cities.The setlist was great. Very up and energetic, just the way I like it. Nice mix of old and new material. I could have listened all night long." I just want to rock" is not one of my favorite songs on the new album, but live it came off super-great song to open with! Tried like hell to get the audience more fired up but to no avail-not that they werent digging it, they were, just not making enough noise!! People should understand that the more they get into it, the more the band gets into it and it just makes for a great show. My wife was the loudest whistler in the whole place! We had a great time and wish we could go to more shows on the tour. Very inspiring for out new band which is playing several Satch Tunes. Been a fan since the beginning. Hope to see you again soon in Minnesota guys, great show!!!

SustainedFeedback
(Peter Hallberg)
Tue Oct 07 '08
State Theatre
Minneapolis, MN, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Wed Oct 08 '08
12:38 pm
Time Machine made it out.......wow! Jam at end was great! Mpls crowd was weak. Nice addition to Stu's solo with the Zep cover.

ru73
Tue Oct 07 '08
State Theatre
Minneapolis, MN, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Oct 08 '08
5:27 am
Excellent show. Mountain was great. The jam at the end with Leslie West was the perfect ending to a wonderful show. Stormy Monday was the highlight of the evening for me. Thanks for coming to MPLS on this tour.

metallion1976 Mon Oct 06 '08
Burton Cummings Theatre
Winnipeg, MB, CA
Rank: 9 Posted:
Tue Oct 07 '08
8:02 am
Great show last night. Sound was great, band was tight - meeting Joe after the show was great. It's nice to know there are decent artists who still take the time to meet fans without making it look like work. Stu came out as well which was cool. A great set list although for me it was missing Starry Night and Musterion (I think??). A better than average show - if you were thinking of going: don't miss it. Thanks Joe & CO. for stopping in the Peg...

DJo_666
(David Johnson)
Sat Oct 04 '08
Edmonton Event Center
Edmonton, AB, CA
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Oct 05 '08
9:38 am

Club Joe was OK - would have been incredible but the venue was too big so we couldn't hear 95% of what Joe was saying. Meeting the man was great, though! He signed my white JS1 and told me that the wood is different in these ogriginal guitars; these have Japanese basswood while the later models have basswood sourced from anywhere.

The show was phenominal! I was 2 meters from Joe for the whole concert; it was like he came to my house and was playing a concert just for me. The set list was a good mix of old and new. I've been a fan for 20 years and I like his new stuff the best! The performance was just incredible - Joe is the Yoda of the electric guitar.

Got some great pix of his gear including the pedals. He played the entire show through the Satchurator pedal and the clean channel on the JSX. There were two new VOX pedals on the board: a prototype WAH still looking very prototypish, and a green pedal that looks ready for production. The green one is called Time Machine and looks like a green version of the Satchurator with 4 chickenhead knobs. One is a multifunction control; my guess is this is a delay of some kind possibly with a reverse mode. He still had the DD3 on his board, and the Time Machine was in the effects loop just before the DD3. He also had a ZVEX Ringtone, which I think he used on the Ghost song.

Thanks to Joe for coming back to Edmonton!

Rudee Fri Oct 03 '08
Jack Singer Concert Hall
Calgary, AB, CA
Rank: 8 Posted:
Sun Oct 05 '08
12:55 pm
I got there just before Joe started his set list, so unfortunately I wasn't able to hear Mountain play. Joe was his normal awesome self, as was Jeff and Galen. I'm not sure what Stu Hamm was thinking by playing the exact same Bass solo as he did in the Live in San Francisco DVD. And by exact, I mean facial gestures and all. It was identical in every way and lacked originality, so that was disappointing. Note to Stu: We have DVD players in Canada and have seen it before dude. Overall a good show, although the sound did sound rather Muddy. The jam Joe did with Leslie West at the end was fantastic.

kea69 Fri Oct 03 '08
Jack Singer Concert Hall
Calgary, AB, CA
Rank: 9 Posted:
Sat Oct 04 '08
8:48 pm
Awesome show! Mountain was a great choice for an opening band, for a band that I wasn't really familiar with, they really rocked the Jack Singer Concert Hall. Very impressed. Joe and the boys sounded very tight and seemed to be having just as much fun as the audience. Playing all the favorites (except Big Bad Moon!), Joe was hitting all the right notes as was Stu and Jeff. Stu got the audience going with his bass solo, but Jeff didn't get the same opportunity. Not sure why that was, would have loved to hear him bang away for awhile on his own. Amazing show! Just wish I had of went to Edmonton to see him again.

OCELOT_Crystal_Wings
(FRANK LOMAS VILLALBA)
Wed Aug 13 '08
Metropolitan Theater
Mexico City, , MX
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Aug 30 '08
7:56 am

HI FOLKS !!! FIRST OF ALL I WANT TO SAY ONCE AGAIN "THANK YOU SATCH", YOU DID MY DREAM COME TRUE, I NEVER IMAGINE IT COULD HAPPEN BEFORE I DIE, I FINALLY MET YOU, AND THAT HAS BEEN ONE OF MY GREATEST EXPERIENCES, I REALLY APRECIATE THE TIME YOU SPENT WITH US, FOR SURE THE NEXT 'MEET & GREET' EVENT I'LL BE THERE, AND I HOPE THE NEXT EVENT WOULD BE POSSIBLE FOR THE GUYS OF YOUR BAND TO SPEND A LITTLE TIME WITH US, THE REASON IS THAT MY MOM REALLY LIKES JEFF CAMPITELLI, BUT ANYWAY, NEXT TIME YOU COME WE ARE GONNA BE VERY PLEASED TO GO TO YOUR CONCERTS. BY THE WAY I HOPE YOU LIKED THE LITTLE BLACK GUITAR WITH YOUR NAME. HAVE A GREAT TIME ON THE US/CANADA TOUR. GREETINGS TO ALL THE STAFF. EXTRA SPECIAL GREETINGS TO RUBINA AND ZZ. TAKE CARE.

FRANK

Karak
(Gustavo Rivera)
Wed Aug 13 '08
Metropolitan Theater
Mexico City, , MX
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Aug 29 '08
9:01 am

IN THIS SHOW I ENJOY MORE BECAUSE I HAVE TO REST MORE, THE SOUND WAAS BETTER BECAUSE THE EQUIPMENT WAS COMPLETE AND HAVE TIME TO MAKE THE ADJUSTEMENTS TO THE SOUND, THE TICKETS WAS GIVEN FROM JOE SATRIANI TO US, THANKS JOE, I HOPE THE JOE´S SHOW COME BACK SOON AND LISTEN AGAIN, IM STILL IN SHOCK BECAUSE I MEET AND TAKE PICTURES WITH JOE AND LISTENED THE SHOW..

THANKS JOE

GUSTAVO RIVERA

Chak
(Carlos Villalobos)
Wed Aug 13 '08
Metropolitan Theater
Mexico City, , MX
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Aug 14 '08
10:17 am

The only thing that I wanna say is: Thank you Satch. Just another AMAZING concert. I really enjoy it.

Thnx for playing Cryin', one of my favorites, and thnx for invite Stu to play one more time with you. I really don't understand why people doesn't love him, in my opinion he's the best bass player that have played with you. Anyway, he's was awesome last night.

I hope you come back soon...

bluesbreaker
(Sergio Fabián Lora Barroso)
Wed Aug 13 '08
Metropolitan Theater
Mexico City, , MX
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Aug 14 '08
9:32 am
Wow! What a great show! the setlist was really cool! and all of you guys really ROCK!!! It blew away all in the audience, but above the show was the M&G Experience, Joe, you´re a really really COOL guy, a true artist, and now I´m more than sure that your music really reflects your persona, Thanx 4 everything!!!

metalarch
(ROBERTO GONZALEZ)
Wed Aug 13 '08
Metropolitan Theater
Mexico City, , MX
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Aug 14 '08
5:02 am
What a show!! like always great!!! a better setlist than yesterday. But what was really great was the meet & greet of the CLUB JOE EXPERIENCE, Joe is a incredible guy, we pass a great time during the time we were with him, so it's a cool thing to do, it really worth the money...

gildation
(Gilda Morales)
Tue Aug 12 '08
Metropolitan Theater
Mexico City, , MX
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Dec 07 '09
1:36 am
awesome!

Karak
(Gustavo Rivera)
Tue Aug 12 '08
Metropolitan Theater
Mexico City, , MX
Rank: 9 Posted:
Fri Aug 29 '08
8:54 am

I HAVE TO THANK JOE FOR THE PLEASANT CARE ABOUT OUR FANS, I HAVE THE LUCK TO MEET JOE Y HAVE A BRIEF WITH HIM, I HAVE TO TELL HE IS A GREAT ARTIST AND HE REALLY IS THANK TO US TO LISTEN HIS MUSIC, DUE A FAIL OF DELIVERY WE CANT HAVE OUR PIKS AND PHOTOS FROM THE GIG, BUT JOE IN A PURE ACT OF GRATITUDE OR APOLOGIZE GAVE US VERY GOOD TICKETS FOR ALL OF US WHO ATTENDANCE IN THE PREMIUM TICKET, SO. JOE. THANKS AGAIN...

THE CONCERT WAS GOOD, BUT THE DELAY IN JOE´S EQUIPMENT MAKE THE SOUND NOT WAS SO GOOD AS THE SECOND SHOW.

MY FRIEND CARLOS AND I WIN THE TICKETS TO STAY IN ONE SIDE OF THE BACKSTAGE DURING SURFING WITH THE ALIEN AT THE END WITH SUMMER SONG, BUT THE SECURITY PERSSONAL OF OCCESA (OPERATOR OF THE SHOW IN MEXICO), WAS SO ANNOYING, DISSTURBING US TO SEE AND LISTEN TO THE BAND, BUT HOWEVER THE INTENTION FROM THE CREW WAS THE BEST... THANKS TO ALL... GUSTAVO RIVERA

Voyager2 Tue Aug 12 '08
Metropolitan Theater
Mexico City, , MX
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Aug 14 '08
12:59 pm

Superb!!!

An unforgetable show, as ONLY Mr. Satriani is capable of. I was able to listen, but believe it or not, also to feel, breathe, watch and smell the result of Joe's magnificent work. This does nothing more than confirm that his music is lots more than just a combination of sounds.

Certainly this event leaves an imprint on each and every one's soul present this night, specially for me being my first live Joe's performance attendance.

Thank you Joe, for your absolute devotion to your fans in Mexico. We are devoted to your fantastic gift too. Hope to see you soon again.

Ismael Chávez.


Espléndido!!!

Un espectáculo inolvidable, del cual solo el Señor Satriani podría ser artífice. Tuve la oportunidad de escuchar, pero por increíble que parezca, también de sentir, respirar, observar y olfatear el resultado del magnífico trabajo de Joe. Esto no hace sino confirmar que su música es mucho más que solo una combinación de sonidos.

Estoy convencido de que este evento deja una huella indeleble en el alma de todos y cada uno de los presentes esta noche, y en especial en mí, al ser la primera ocasión que acudo a una presentación en directo de Joe.

Gracias Joe por tu total entrega a tu audiencia en México. Nosotros también estamos entregados a tu fantástico talento. Espero poder verte de nuevo pronto.

js1000cromeboy
(Rafael Arias Pérez)
Tue Aug 12 '08
Metropolitan Theater
Mexico City, , MX
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Aug 14 '08
8:33 am

Viajamos alrededor de 8 horas (el regreso fue otros show jaja, dormimos en el piso de la tapo) para estar con Joe Satriani, gracias satriani por ser como eres y por aportar grandes cosas al mundo, por ti conosco la musica, las guitarras etc. eres una pieza importante en mi vida. tu concierto (que es el segundo que veo) estubo fenomenal como siempre, gracias por venir con Stu hamm, todos son grandes, durante el concierto veia en ti cierta molestia por el sonido o creo tu ingeniero no te estaba apoyando al 100% pero como siempre solo tu lo puedes hacer, nos llevaste a la luna con tu musica. enorme flaying in a blue dream..... Summer Song, Srufing, Revelation, Andalucia, Musterion.... uffff... etc. todo perfecto. , te vi cansado, agotado, por toda esta gira de un año completo, gracias otra vez por tu ganas y tus esfuerzos. ojala regreses pronto. que vamos a estar siempre contigo. gracias por tu musica y por este SUPERCOLOSSAL CONCIERTO!!!!!.

PD Cesar Huesca no habrio el concierto. era Toño Ruiz (qbo, Coda). saludos. Toño Ruiz dijo!!, Gracias a Joe por invitarnos a tocar....... Saludos a Cesar.!!!.

TampicoFan Tue Aug 12 '08
Metropolitan Theater
Mexico City, , MX
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Aug 14 '08
6:40 am

Maravilloso concierto! What a wonderful concert!

Viajamos desde Tampico para estar con Joe en la tarde en el Meet Joe y por la noche en el concierto. We traveled from Tampico to attend Meet Joe in the evening and the concert at nigth.

Magnifica experiencia para mi y mis dos hijos Jorge Luis (14) y Gerardo (12). Joe es una magnifica persona. Terrific experience for me and my two sons Jorge Luis (14) and gerardo (12). Joe is a great man.

Overdirve, surfing with the alien, time machine, Ice9..ufffff. Stu Hamm en plan de genio. Stu Hamm has a genius performance!

Y como premio extra, llegaron nuestros kits Meet Joe. And as extra bonus, we finally got our Meet Joe Kits.

Felicidades a todos los que estuvieron en este concierto. Vimos a uno de los mas grandes guitarristas de toda la historia. Congratulations to everyone who attended this show. We saw one of the greatest guitar players of all times!

quackwaro
(Ricardo Castañeda)
Tue Aug 12 '08
Metropolitan Theater
Mexico City, , MX
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Aug 13 '08
6:35 pm

Absolutely the best concert i've ever attended!!!...

starting with Satch Boogie... that's a good version!!!

Flying in a Blue Dream!!!... before the show a guy was playin' it outside... but Satch is Satch!!... the best version ever!!!...

Time Machine and Overdriver... Wow!!!... i didn't realize that Overdriver was that good!!!... keep on rockin'!!...

My favorite... Revelation... One word: Amazing.. another one... Amazingly Amazing...

The most intense... Crowd Chant!!! That was my best experience!!! Singin' it...

Andalusia... no words to express such feeling... such intensity... such... emotion.... i really love this song now!!!

So that's it... Joe is Joe!!! Keep on rockin'!!!

Come back again... please!!!!

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Kalimanmx
(Javier Gonzalez)
Tue Aug 12 '08
Metropolitan Theater
Mexico City, , MX
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Aug 13 '08
9:26 am

It's Wonderful... Last Night was terrific!!!.. Satch and all the Band Kick ASS!!!...

Son muy CHINGONES!!!!

metalarch
(ROBERTO GONZALEZ)
Tue Aug 12 '08
Metropolitan Theater
Mexico City, , MX
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Aug 13 '08
5:01 am
This was a great show, like always, I think that Joe should play more of the new album songs but it was great. The band was amazing, great vibe, the best bass player for Satriani, Stuart Hamm!!! I have seen Joe with Dave Larue and Matt B. and they were great, but Stuart is better for Joe Satriani.

MarceloSQ
Sun Aug 10 '08
Anfiteatro Centro Sambil
Caracas, , VE
Rank: 9 Posted:
Tue Jan 27 '09
9:13 pm
Excellent performance. Superbly chosen setlist. Pablo Mendoza's previous gig put the extra flavour. And Pablo himself was invited by JS to jump onto stage for the last song... Great! Having been an outdoor concert, sound wasn't quite perfect... that's why I didn't give a full 10.

LuisAGR
(Luis Galarraga)
Sun Aug 10 '08
Anfiteatro Centro Sambil
Caracas, , VE
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Sep 06 '08
12:09 pm

The best of the best! Amazin show...

Satch es increíble!!!

lrers
(Luis Rivero)
Sun Aug 10 '08
Anfiteatro Centro Sambil
Caracas, , VE
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Aug 22 '08
2:52 pm

Great concert!! Thanks Joe for an amazing evening!! I had the chance to meet him on the Meet and Greet pre show so i'm posting some pictures from my Facebook!!!! Rock on!!!

http://www.new.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1273556&l=b5ed3&id=650696994

http://www.new.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1273578&l=343d7&id=650696994

http://www.new.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1273596&l=61931&id=650696994

http://www.new.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1273597&l=931b7&id=650696994

http://www.new.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1273599&l=85279&id=650696994

Citson Sun Aug 10 '08
Anfiteatro Centro Sambil
Caracas, , VE
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Aug 18 '08
1:43 am
Great gig!!!! Dream come true!!!!! Amazing!!!!

rmattey
(Roberto Mattey)
Sun Aug 10 '08
Anfiteatro Centro Sambil
Caracas, , VE
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Aug 12 '08
9:59 pm
Best show ever. Joe Satriani Rules. Here are some pics from the concert from Venezuela Gig in Caracas Joe is a Guitar Hero.

oscarcolombo
(oscar ferney rojas espinosa)
Fri Aug 08 '08
Palacio de Los Deportes
Bogota, , CO
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Oct 10 '15
3:23 pm
Amazing!

justlikevic
(Vazquez Victor)
Fri Aug 08 '08
Palacio de Los Deportes
Bogota, , CO
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Sep 01 '08
8:57 am

it was great!!!!!!!!!!!!! Never seen joe live but it was the bes moment of my life!!!!!!!

Thanks Joe and come again to Mexico.

D4V1D
(David Ramirez)
Fri Aug 08 '08
Palacio de Los Deportes
Bogota, , CO
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Aug 25 '08
12:42 pm

Thanks a lot Joe, The show was very nice... Lots of energy, new songs and rocking old favorites. The boys were fantastic too, nice solo from Stu and terrific drums by Jeff. Come back soon to Bogotá guys!

PD. I missed your camera...

ojkar
(oscar quintana)
Fri Aug 08 '08
Palacio de Los Deportes
Bogota, , CO
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Aug 17 '08
10:47 pm

Muchisimas gracias Maestro por traernos este excelente concierto... Thank You so much for bringing us this spectacular and unforgettable show... thank you so much for the photograph with me and for signing my ticket and T-shirt... Thank you and we hope you bring to Bogota the spectacular G3...

To listen Always, crying just simply amazing... I never thought to listen them alive!!!

This was the best concert of my whole life THANK YOU MASTER JOE SATRIANI

And one of the happiest days in my life... THANK YOU SO MUCH MASTER SATCH

MANRIQUE
(LEON ANDRES MANRIQUE PENAGOS)
Fri Aug 08 '08
Palacio de Los Deportes
Bogota, , CO
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Aug 12 '08
11:52 am
My brother and me were especting for this concert about 15 years since we lisent Joe's musik, thanks to God for bring us this oportunity, was spectacular, i hope that in the future we could attend to another concert. I specially enjoy Time machine , Crying and always, the new ones was fine. so many thanks to Joe Satriani ,Jeff Campitelli, Stu Hamm ,Galen Henson to Stu, the bass solo was terrific, i'm happy to see that all the people in the concert response very good, and all de musicians could seen it. Colombia is a very good place for Rock, Please reccomend our country to the others musicians friends. peace and freedom for our kidnapping compatriots se you ANDRES MANRIQUE Medellin Colombia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!hijuemadre!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MauricioC Fri Aug 08 '08
Palacio de Los Deportes
Bogota, , CO
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Aug 11 '08
9:57 pm
The words are not enough. This show is the best thing that I have seen in my entire life. My soul felt it completely. Thanks for give us an special moment that will be in our hearts forever. Thanks Joe.......Please come back again soon. We will be there...We just wanna Rock!!!!!

rublalup Fri Aug 08 '08
Palacio de Los Deportes
Bogota, , CO
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Aug 11 '08
7:43 am

Joe Thanks for the great show.....sound was amazing and your playing awesome as always...the band was great...specially enjoyed Stu´s solo...really funny ending.....

the song selection was great ... missed some songs from engines of creation and crystal planet however...

i attend the meet and greet and it was great......thanks for signing me all those cd and the big posters....you really are are very nice guy...

thanks for coming...hope to see you again really soon

roll on!!

Aeken81
(Diego Alberto Roa Giraldo)
Fri Aug 08 '08
Palacio de Los Deportes
Bogota, , CO
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Aug 10 '08
11:19 am

Thanks Joe and friendly to visit Colombia. Excellent concert, we attended people of all parts of the country. Hopefully someday we pruned to be present at a concert of the G3. Millos of Joe thanks, a million thanks masterful one !!!

Diego Roa Medellín-Colombia

Eddie_Moreno Fri Aug 08 '08
Palacio de Los Deportes
Bogota, , CO
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Aug 10 '08
7:53 am
One of the happiest days of my whole life. Joe is an amazing guitar player and a terrific person. He signed 18 CD, 2 Books and my guitar with a smile on his face.. Such a nice person!!!! Thanks Joe!!!!!

danieltonio
(Daniel Cardona)
Fri Aug 08 '08
Palacio de Los Deportes
Bogota, , CO
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Aug 09 '08
12:32 pm
Muchas Gracias Joe!! Thank you a lot Master Joe, the gig was amazing, I can't believe it, it was PERFECT.

jorpic Tue Aug 05 '08
Jockey Club
Lima, , PE
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Aug 10 '08
7:33 pm
Amazing performance of the master...first show in Lima and we hope the next very soon..Thanks Joe

fernando_lavado
(fernando lavado)
Tue Aug 05 '08
Jockey Club
Lima, , PE
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Aug 08 '08
8:00 am
I think this will be better in spanish because all latin americans will read this Encontrarte a Stu ham caminando por la calle conversar con el y que te regale una uña... es algo que no pasa todos los dias no? esa fue una de las tantas cosas increibles que me pasaron gracias a todo este evento, todo el concierto fue increible de comienzo a fin, aun recuerdo cuando tocaron una de mis favoritas, ONE big rush, vibre con todo el concierto, tuve la opotunidad de conocer a joe temprano, llame por telefono a varios amigos de todo el pais que tambien disfrutaron del concierto jejeje pero lo mejor fue cuando joe se puso el chullo rojo que le regale cuando lo conoci el mismo dia en la mañana,le dije que iba a ser increible para todos los peruanos si usaba esa prenda tan autoctona y ASI LO HIZO!!!! solo queda esperar que regrese nuevamente a tierras incas. prometio volver y se que asi será...

jgorn
(Hernan Quintana)
Tue Aug 05 '08
Jockey Club
Lima, , PE
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Aug 06 '08
10:10 pm

It was an awesome performace. It was like a dream come true see Joe played here in Lima,

Stu Stu Stu!!! the best bass solo I've ever listen... it was amazing

We hope that you (Joe) will return very soon!!

Eric0
(Erick Huamán Montes)
Tue Aug 05 '08
Jockey Club
Lima, , PE
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Aug 06 '08
7:21 pm

It was the first time Satch played in Lima-Peru!!! The concert was awesome.. we loved when Joe put on our ancestral "Chullo" hat (pronounced shuyo) in his head.. definitly it was the kodak moment!!.. lol

Joe surprised us playing the Raspberry Jam Delta-V riff almost at the end of Always with me, Always with you... And also surprised us with the clasicc ones such us Time Machine, One Big Rush, Cool Nº9, Ice 9, Satch Boogie, Surfing with an Alien, Cryin', Summer Song and so on..

People really loved Andalusia, Musterion, I Just Wanna Rock and Ghost in live performace.

Stu Hamm delighted us with his bass solo... The band got surprised when they heard us cheering "STUUUUUUUUU", lol

Jeff Campitelli performance was great.. we all know he's a complete human metronome on drums!!!

Galen Henson was awesome on the rhythm guitar in Cool Nº9 and on the acoustic guitar in Flying in a Blue Dream... I hope next time we can see you play the acoustic guitar in Starry Night!!!

Thanks God for make our dream come true!! Joe Satriani was in Lima-Peru!! we hope to see all of you again playing here in the future!! and also, thanks Joe for signing my The Electrical Joe Satriani CD!!!!

Erick Huaman Arriba Peru!!!

EVERCARLOS
(Everson Alves)
Sat Aug 02 '08
Iate Club de Brasilia
Brasilia, , BR
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Aug 06 '08
7:43 pm
Great Show! I saw another show in Porto Alegre, ten years ago, both was excellent! I took 98 pictures of the show ; I sang all the musics... And a incredible luck: I caught one pick that Joe threw to audience in Porto Alegre and here, in Brasília I caught other, too!!!!!!!!!

guilhermema Sat Aug 02 '08
Iate Club de Brasilia
Brasilia, , BR
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Aug 04 '08
3:26 pm

Joe... Congratulationss mann! THE BEST SHOW I HAVE EVER SEEN

IT WAS AMAZINGGGGG =DDDD Realy man.. you know how to do the best show ever!!!

the soung was just PERFECT...

EVERYBODY SINGING "Always With Me, Always With You" TOGETHER WAS REALLY BEAUTIFUL...

STU HAMM YOU SOLO WAS FANTASTIC MAN... YOU ARE THE MAN!!!!

Joe really man, I hope you come BACK SOON TO BRAZIL, and I hope you come to BRASÍLIA again!!!

I WILL BE WAITING FOR YOU!

M0nZDeRR
(Illya Kokshenev)
Fri Aug 01 '08
Chevrolet Hall
Belo Horizonte, , BR
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Aug 09 '08
4:43 pm

Excellent show. Sorry for the bad acoustics in that venue... We have another one in this city, much better acoustically but smaller (Steve Vai did his gig there, and that was right decision).

[b]Anyway - the show was GREAT!!![b] Special thanks for the "Club Joe Meet & Greet", and especially to you, Joe, that you are willing meed with us. That was unforgettable experience.

[b]More detailes about the show[b]: Cool beginning with "I just wanna rock"!!! But I've found the talk-box sounded strange. Probably there was a talk-box simulation by digital processing... well, that's ok for a live gig.

I didnt' believe that a crowd can really sing like that! "Crowd chant" - good ending of the show!

The new Satchurator sounded amazingly, however, I've noted a slight difference in guitar tone. The old DS-1 had just a bit "lighter" sound, and the Satchurator turned to be not enough subtle sometimes. OK - they are different, so the sound different too...

Stu Ham did his famous bass solo dancing!!! Respect!!! Why don't you (Joe and the band) add some sort of bass things on record?

Galen Hanson - played too cool to be just a tour manager :) I knew he's a great guitarist and a great manger too!

Jeff Cappuccino :) - exxxxellent and exxxxxact job!!!

And, of course, Joe - still surfing like no other alien!

vitcha
(Flavia Maia)
Thu Jul 31 '08
Citibank Hall
Rio de Janeiro, , BR
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Aug 02 '08
3:09 pm
Joe's performance on stage is always impecable! Whilst I was watching his live performance I was trying to think of a word that could describe what I was feeling and could not find a word for it!!! His new album is awsome - Ghost (which is not in the album) is great!!!! The previous album songs such as Always with me always with you, ice 9, crowd chant, cool#9 were not forgotten and brought that interaction with the audience which is one of the best things on Joe's gigs. Satch is unique!!! Of course I wished to talk to him after the show, and who wouldn't ?
But anyway the best thing is that he could come to Rio once again and that I could buy my ticket to see him playing !!! THANK YOU JOE!!!

thiagoms15
(Thiago Moraes)
Thu Jul 31 '08
Citibank Hall
Rio de Janeiro, , BR
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Aug 01 '08
7:05 pm

Oh my God!!

Once again, for the third time, I had the honor of hearing Joe!!

It was a spetacular show!! Of course the fans never will be satisfied! I wished to listen "if I Could fly" and I will always wait for "Morrocan Sunset" but that's Ok!

The show was perfect!

The sound was GREEEEAT!!

Joe, as always, looked very happy playing here in Rio de Janeiro and I can bet that we were happier than him!

"Andalusia" was soooooooo beautiful!!! "Always with me, always with you" sang for everybody!!

I just can say: YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AND EVERY YEAR WE WAIT AND WE WILL WAIT FOR YOU!!

Thanks for making our night unforgettable!!!

Tullio
(MarcoTA Juric)
Thu Jul 31 '08
Citibank Hall
Rio de Janeiro, , BR
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Aug 01 '08
4:57 am

And the history is repeated... well, with some additions. Yesterday, 31/07/08, here in Rio, Joe repeated what already were expected, an excellent show. Show of quality in all of the aspects. His melodies are even impressive, and allies to the its technical one. .. no comments. The three Musketeers; Jef, Stu and Galen, did not do for less. I was in all of the ahows of the Joe here in Rio and a time in São Paulo. By twice I had the pleasure of be face by face with the Joe, of speak with him. The guy is even very tranquil... and patient also. ..rsssssss. For the it accompany the "Express" Joe, should have a lot arrangement. By that and other it is that I will continue saying: JOE, GOD BLESS YOU!!! God is even very good... Thank you Joe!!!

God bless you!!!

and, COME BACK ALWAYS!!

Marco Tullio

Poligicchio
(Alexandre Gonçalves Poligicchio)
Tue Jul 29 '08
Credicard Hall
Sao Paolo, , BR
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Aug 01 '08
10:49 am

The show was great... one of best shows that I watched... I feel like to listen "Friends" and "House Full of Bullets" but all right was excellent even so...

I'm still waiting the G3 with "Steve Morse" will be very good...

Tks, Alexandre Poligicchio

Bruninho
(Henrique Bruno Luz da Silva)
Tue Jul 29 '08
Credicard Hall
Sao Paolo, , BR
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Jul 31 '08
3:51 pm

Oh MAN !!!!!!!!!!!!

See Satriani again was the best thing that could happen in this year !!!!

this guy is absolutely amazing !!!! His performances are always so exciting and the new creations are totally "out of this earth". Moreover his effects are perfect...Satch can match them like no other and for that reason he is and will be the best guitar player ever !!!!!!

Stu joinning the crew again was a great surprise too, altought i had really liked when Dave was there...

However, I was waiting for Satch calls a special guest...a brazilian guitarist like Gustavo Guerra (guitar idol 2008), Edu Ardanuy, Juninho Afram or another for a jam like he did in USA some months ago inviting, for example, Steve Morse, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson....of course that see only JOE SATRIANI here in São Paulo was so good !

Thanks GOD for create Joe Satriani...and thanks Satch for coming here again

lfbaena
(Luiz Baena)
Sun Jul 27 '08
Helooch
Curitiba, , BR
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Aug 05 '08
11:26 am

Wow!! Great show! Joe and the band was amazing. Guys, you are always welcome to Curitiba. Come back soon...

Luiz Baena, Curitiba - Brazil

wilter
(Wilter Abreu)
Sun Jul 27 '08
Helooch
Curitiba, , BR
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Jul 30 '08
12:33 pm

Unbeliveble.... =D

I was the first person that Satch meet at the Brazil, in Curitiba Airport... and after the Show... Increadble... I was the crazy guy with the "Love Thing" outdoor [:p] auhuhauauh...

Great night... tks joe...

Wenth
(Ernesto Wenth Filho)
Sun Jul 27 '08
Helooch
Curitiba, , BR
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Jul 28 '08
8:27 am
Fellows: GREAT SHOW!!! There no words to trasmit the feelings during the gig. Satriani AMAZING, PERFECT!!! Two hours of completely crazy guitar notes!! All the songs were great, the setlist was perfect. I love the Andalusia and Musterion songs at the stage, but Always with me, Always with you rocks on, all the people at show were crazy. Beautiful song!!! Thanks Satch for palying guitar for us with a lot of sensibility (you have!!!) I hope to see you soon here in Brasil.

Snoo2806
(Juan Rolón)
Fri Jul 25 '08
Pepsi Music Stadium
Buenos Aires, , AR
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Aug 03 '08
11:24 am

My first time in a concert... And also the best experience that I have in my hole life... I don´t know if Joe see this comments... But I have to say that He gave the best day in my life... A day that I won´t forget... NEVER... Thank You Satch...

Hope to see You again in Argentina... Please...

chocopompis
Fri Jul 25 '08
Pepsi Music Stadium
Buenos Aires, , AR
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Jul 29 '08
10:48 am

Joe the show was sooooo awesome!!! the songs were fantastic and so great! Thanks for coming and give us your beautiful music! we hope you´ll come back the next year! I´d like you to play Starry Night ´cause is my favourite song, but all are wonderfull. Thanks again, and thanks to your band too.

See you. Sorry for my english... :S

Chocopompis

Rafacacho
(rafael agustin cuello)
Fri Jul 25 '08
Pepsi Music Stadium
Buenos Aires, , AR
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Jul 28 '08
5:15 pm

Thanks for playing Time Machine and Crying, The show was awesome, I,ve been to almost all your concerts here in Argentina, and I must say I´m really thankfull that you keep coming. Your band is great, your performance is.......................your God!

Thank`s, thank you very much and hopefully I´ll see you next year.

PS: There was very litlle advertising about the show.

monono Fri Jul 25 '08
Pepsi Music Stadium
Buenos Aires, , AR
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Jul 26 '08
7:37 pm

Always 10 points the concert! Congratulations!

Reading the others i must say that the only place where i cannot appreciate the concert is on the "luna park"........

In the pepsi music stadium i was very happy with the good sound like the Grand Rex Theather.........

It was like hearing the CD...........

Revelation is my new favourite song.... its has so much power alive........ Congratulations for the choice of all the songs.........

Next time i would like to hear more Love Songs....... lol................. like Love thing..... A Love Eternal.......etc etc...........

Thank you for signing the books.....the entrance........ and for the photos........

good luck

brothergus
(gustavo de giorgi)
Fri Jul 25 '08
Pepsi Music Stadium
Buenos Aires, , AR
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Jul 26 '08
6:51 pm
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! YESTERDAY ONE MORE TIME AGAIN, WAS EXCELLENT!!!!! FROM MAY 1996 TO JUL 25 2008 INCLUDING G3 CONCERTS, JOE YOU ARE A CLASSIC OF GOOD MUSIC QUALITY FEELING AND POWER OF ROCK! !!!!!! THANK YOU FOR COMING AGAIN TO BUENOS AIRES ARGENTINA AND THE BAND AND STUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!! YOU WONDERFUL BASS SOLO!!!!!! ALWAYS BE WELCOME IN BUENOS AIRES ARGENTINA!!!!! SEE YOU ON NEXT TIME WITH ANOTHER NEW G3 PLEASE!!!!!!!! I JUST WANNA ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mauric
(Mauricio Alejandro Carvallo)
Fri Jul 25 '08
Pepsi Music Stadium
Buenos Aires, , AR
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Jul 26 '08
5:02 pm
Perfect, always perfect

HaChE_89
(ezequiel)
Fri Jul 25 '08
Pepsi Music Stadium
Buenos Aires, , AR
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Jul 26 '08
3:07 pm
what can i say joe...thank you... for give us such a great show...thank you man...everything was perfect...the crowd was on fire just like you and your band...stu you are the best bass player of the world... it's allways a pleasure to hear you... ARGENTINA LOVES YOU MAN...we are waiting for your next gig...please come back soon... THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

julianjoeforever
(hector julian d´elia)
Fri Jul 25 '08
Pepsi Music Stadium
Buenos Aires, , AR
Rank: 9 Posted:
Sat Jul 26 '08
1:49 pm
WHAT A SHOW!!! excelent!! Joe Always the best!! jeff totally idol!!, stu great!! and galen you so cool man!! Everything perfect, except i agree with other fan that obras stadium, is not good for apreciate joe´s music, i prefer luna park stadium or gran rex theatre!! but the people was wild last night!!!!! the "pogo" was hot and the people was exciting and enchanting with joe!! you know joe ARGENTINA loves you, men!!! Please come back soon, because we never had enought of you guys!!!! SATRIANI ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

kabeza89
(Julian Valdez)
Fri Jul 25 '08
Pepsi Music Stadium
Buenos Aires, , AR
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Jul 26 '08
11:23 am
it was awesome joe the best show ever...you were incredible...stu amazing solo as always and jeff & galen what can i say...awesome i was so close...the only think that i would complain about is that i couldnt catch any picks =(... excelent sound joe you are the best... hope you come back soon! maybe a theatre would be fine too =P rock on!

dario77
(dario almada)
Fri Jul 25 '08
Pepsi Music Stadium
Buenos Aires, , AR
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Jul 26 '08
8:39 am

YOU ARE MY IDOL

YOU ARE A MASTER!!!!

WHAT CAN I SAY? EXCELENT MAGNIFICIANT

NOW IN SPANISH

SOS UN CAPO TOTALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL SIEMPRE TE SUPERAS A VOS MISMO

czarbo
(Cristian Zarbo)
Fri Jul 25 '08
Pepsi Music Stadium
Buenos Aires, , AR
Rank: 8 Posted:
Sat Jul 26 '08
8:10 am

The show was Great but i didn't like the place man, yuo have to go back to the Rex theatre or the Luna Park, pepsi music stadium sucks, but you stu jeff Great man, i have more than 100 photos to upload to the page, great songs list, everithing, stu was great as always, but i still am waiting to hear "IF" on stage.

Best wishes

Cristian Z.

apavez
(Alejandro Pavez)
Wed Jul 23 '08
Teatro Caupolican
Santiago, , CL
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Jul 26 '08
5:48 am

Un show extraordinario y excelente .... como sólo Satch podría entregar. Un setlist muy bien elegido, presentando tanto temas nuevos como aquellos clásicos. Quiero agradecer a Joe por habernos permitido participar en el Mett & Greet y conocerlo personalmente y haberme firmado mi Ibanez JS. Aun no puedo creerlo.

Saludos a la banda, y en especial a Jeff y a Stu ... como siempre soberbios.

Alejandro.

rob_on_guitar Sat Jul 19 '08
TSB Stadium
New Plymouth, , NZ
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Jul 22 '08
5:46 pm

G-Taranaki Date: July 15 – 19 2008 Venue: New Plymouth TSB Stadium NZ (This was the only place I got to see but there were clinics during the week at various places).

My G-Taranaki visit came out of bribery really, I said to my cousin, “You drive me down, I’ll pay the tickets!” he was instantly sold! Due to work and family commitments we decided to go on the Thursday night to catch the main show on the Friday and Saturday show. Although the weather was a constant state of drizzle and rain, it did not hamper the excitement as we drove near the venue. There was a buzz in the air, I was about to witness people I have been waiting for over 15 years to see! [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/rob_on_guitar/WW42.jpg[/IMG] On the Friday night, imagine our dismay when we figured out the hotel staff had given us the wrong directions!! Because of this we missed the first 20 mins of Paul Martins 3 piece agro-metal band World War 4. Of what we did see his band as usual sounded solid, the highlight being his original ‘Pet Hate’, even some of the lighter rockers couldn’t help but get into the groove. From what I saw, an excellent set. [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/rob_on_guitar/AlexTrio12.jpg[/IMG] Paul Martin announced he is now the festival MC and that also Alex Skolnick Trio was ready to hit the stage. In that one sentence the crowd went crazy, people appeared out of nowhere and the crowd instantly doubled. I’m so use to seeing Alex playing thrash guitar I wasn’t sure how I was going to like seeing him play jazz guitar. Needless to say after I picked my jaw off the ground I was sold. This guy turned old school metal classics into jazz! The drummer and bass player were also very creative and never missed a beat, in fact from the whole band there was zero errors, everything was as it should be. I would encourage people of all walks of music to attend one of these shows! For me Gilby Clarke wasn’t my thing, but right from the word go I was hooked on his straight up rock. No flashy guitar gymnastics or theatrics, just straight up balls to the wall rock! He even threw in a couple of G’n’R classics to keep the crowd hyped up. I’m not familiar with his original music but after seeing him live I have now ordered online. [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/rob_on_guitar/Gilbyc10.jpg[/IMG] Gary Bartlett never had my interest and he didn’t win it tonight either. I found this a good time to get an overpriced but oversized burger, bourbon and an inflatable guitar! Now it was time for the main event: Uli Jon Roth!! His set had been delayed by technical errors in the set up, a pedal wasn’t working or something like that, but the excited crowd didn’t care, the whole mood of the weekend was one of happiness and excitement, a trouble free affair! Then this skinny hippy looking guy walks out on stage with an odd shaped guitar. At that moment the crowd exploded! A huge roar of fans old and new sounded, raised fists and spilt bourbons! Announcing the set will be shorter due the techie errors he ripped into a neo-classical-metal number to warm the crowd up. That he did. Another roar from the crowd erupted as he introduced Liz Vandall to sing on his tune. Then a familiar voice of metal, Mark Boals (Malmsteen’s singer) came through the speakers, now I’ve never really been one to like high singing voices on guys, but damn! The range on this guy was bloody incredible! Uli even broke a string on his guitar but like a true pro, continued playing on with the remaining five. My cousin and I laughed as he announced due to the time restraints he cut down one of his songs. And although he did this the song still remained about quarter of an hour long! A great set which he finished up with a couple of Scorpion numbers! Just when we thought it was over out walks Alex Skolnick to join Uli for some Hendrix numbers. There is a god and they were onstage! [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/rob_on_guitar/Uli16.jpg[/IMG] The Saturday definitely had a challenge of topping a great Friday night! But even in the first bands act I was floored by their excellent guitar skills, but also a special guest: Darren Broughton. Those of you who knew his band The Nod would know what a talent this guy is! I always wanted to see the Nod play live but they split before I could, so this was the next best thing! They played a few Nod songs which were kick ass! [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/rob_on_guitar/BrianHatcherBand.jpg[/IMG] Tim Donahue was next. He plays a funny guitar/harp thing. But after the initial look at the funny guitar I disappeared for a hotdog and bourbon. I came back after his set (It was like elevator music). Vernon Reid. Legend. Right from the moment he was onstage the energy never faltered. He did 2 Living Colour songs, but not the hits. But no one cared as his set of originals blew everyone away. By far the loudest applause of the festival! [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/rob_on_guitar/VernonReid7.jpg[/IMG] I could pretty much say the same thing for Glenn Hughes. The voice of rock. The king in tight jeans. For some reason his set seemed a lot shorter than I thought. It rocked and it rolled but we wanted more! The crowd was on a high, everything was kicking ass! Kara Gordon who won the Rock2Wgtn was his lead guitar while the brothers from Hamilton band 848 filled guitar and drums. Lucky guys! They just gigged with rock royalty! [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/rob_on_guitar/GlenHughs3.jpg[/IMG] But the main event, Joe Satriani, was the one I’ve been waiting to see since I was around 9-10 years old (Around 20 years). The crowd filled to capacity, guys were even whistling at the girl who was helping set up the stage. Poor girl hahaha. But once Joe hit the stage everything was right. It seemed as though they pulled out all the stops for New Zealand, playing guitar with the teeth and Stu Hamm (Bass) playing his guitar like it was a shotgun and blasting the crowd with his bass riffs. Jeff’s smile could be seen from behind the kit, that guy always looks like he is having fun! And Galen worked the crowd when he wasn’t backing Joe up. When they played ‘Flying in a blue dream’ I was moved, I would have died a happy man if I did then. But song after song they blew every band out of the arena. His newer material left some of the crowd scratching their heads, but his old stuff definitely still had the goods. Some people even cried, some people were like those religious people in those church groups who scream hallelujah! But everyone was happy. A top night from a top act left me feeling 20 years younger and absolutely satisfied. A great weekend free of incidents and pure audio kick assness! [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/rob_on_guitar/JoeSatch18.jpg[/IMG]

ember_of_souls
(jacob anderson)
Thu Jul 17 '08
The Tivoli
Brisbane, QLD, AU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Oct 04 '08
3:07 am
This concert was nothing short of a masterpiece, it was insaneley good, the venue was great no matter where you stood you got a good view and not to mention at the end of it Stu came out n gave autographs and at the end of it i saw Joe, that concert was awesome oncei na life time thing, great!

ProdigalSurfer Thu Jul 17 '08
The Tivoli
Brisbane, QLD, AU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Aug 12 '08
8:16 pm
WOW what a night. Satch was in perfect form. Great balance of songs from through the years. Guitar Heaven!

rvc
(barry simiana)
Thu Jul 17 '08
The Tivoli
Brisbane, QLD, AU
Rank: 9 Posted:
Tue Jul 22 '08
8:28 pm

excellent show by joe and the band. the opening act where okay techically, especially the bass player. lead guitarist knew his notes but had no soul.

loved hearing the time machine stuff live for the first time. as wella s the newer stuff. my dream is to oneday see joe play rasberry jam on stage. as always, joe was master of the room, a true genius at the peak of his profession. thanks for the show. please return soon.

ps, thanks for signing my cd, stu.

baz

ianacampbell Thu Jul 17 '08
The Tivoli
Brisbane, QLD, AU
Rank: 9 Posted:
Tue Jul 22 '08
12:33 pm
Great show. Joe was on fire! Good crowd - Tivoli seemed packed. Joe played a good mix of songs from the latest album and plenty of the old favourites. Can't wait to see him again.

Dion Lobb
(Dion Lobb)
Tue Jul 15 '08
Enmore Theatre
Sydney, NSW, AU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Jul 20 '08
2:51 am

I agree with you guys. This was the best concert ever. It was hard-rockin' and relaxed at the same time. I sat up the front row A10 and A11 with my girlfriend and we kicked back drinking bourbon and thoroughly enjoyed the show. Even my girlfriend (who is only a beginning guitarist) absolutely loved it.

I especially loved the voice-box in "I Just Wanna Rock" and all the oldies he pulled out. At one stage Joe said "I could play the blues all night" followed by an almighty cheer. He definitely could!!!

Every song was different and he captured the original feeling and nuances of his melodic lead work. He also improvised many parts adding tasteful lines in his recent "less is more" and "choose the right note, not a thousand notes" approach. This is not to say that he can't shred like he used to coz he sure as heck can!!! The Satch is an unbelievable musician.

One question... What's the go with everyone boo-ing Stu Hamm? I thought he rocked. I was on his side of stage and he was tight, complex and accurate all night. The rhythm guitarist, on the other hand, should have been booed coz he looked like he didn't want to be there and his lazy strumming often departed from the beat. Anyway, that's my only criticism!!!

Overall, this was the best performance I have ever seen. Realistically, Joe could have been playing snooker and missed all his shots and I would still enjoy it. lol. Thanx for a great night out Joe. Oh yeah, and happy birthday! Loved the rubber domes the other musos wore to make them all look bald when they brought the cake out. The drummer kept his on for the whole encore. Champion.

womy
(jay woods)
Tue Jul 15 '08
Enmore Theatre
Sydney, NSW, AU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Jul 16 '08
3:19 am
saw joe last night at the enmore theatre and he was totally awsome.he played for around two hours,some of the new album and some older stuff.it was his birthday and you could see he really enjoyed the gig. the hole croud sang happy birthday to him.youve gotta go see these guys live,they totaly rock

Jocelyn
(Jocelyn Hasbany)
Tue Jul 15 '08
Enmore Theatre
Sydney, NSW, AU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Jul 16 '08
3:09 am

thanks heaps Joe for the first enmore show meet and greet (14/7/08) thats a meeting i will never forget. thanks for all the autographs and the picture, mum says thanks as well :) for the kiss and hug she gave you. excellent evening never to be forgotten. you're an awesome person to meet. second sydney concert was unbelievable (just like the first) especially having the front row seats. Galen, my sister says thanks for the pick. Jeff, both my sister and i thank you for the drumsticks. you are all fantastic and Stu, AWESOME bass solo. Joe, once again thank you and HAPPY BIRTHDAY :) look out for us again at your next sydney concert HOPE YOU COME BACK SOON!!

Jessica, Linda and Jocelyn

xxx

Erin Dinneen Mon Jul 14 '08
Enmore Theatre
Sydney, NSW, AU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Jul 27 '08
2:06 pm

My wife and I came over from New Zealand to see this show. Somehow we didn't see his last show in Auckland a couple of years back! So there was no way we were going to miss him this time downunder. Given the choice of seeing him in New Plymouth (for the Guitar Taranaki Festival) or coming over to Sydney to see Joe and Co at the Enmore, the choice was an easy one.

Stellar is the word that comes to mind. It was a fantastic show with superb energy and musicianship. We are still buzzing...... come back again soon Joe.

fatape
(craig)
Mon Jul 14 '08
Enmore Theatre
Sydney, NSW, AU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Jul 18 '08
5:40 am
WOW!!! (br) What an absolutely mind blowing experience. This was my first Satch concert and it definitely won't be my last.(br)I have watched the live DVD's and listened to all of Joe's CD's an unimaginable number of times and i never get tired of them, but to actually see the Master of guitar instrumentals perform live is the most unforgettable experience ever.(br)It's easy to see he loves performing and he really knows how to connect with his audience,and Stu,Gallen and Jeff are the perfect partners for him to bounce off.(br) To really top the entire night off,though,was the fact that i was fortunate enough to be invited to the after show for a meet and greet,where i not only got to spend a little time talking with the man himself(and what a true gentleman Joe really is) but also got to meet and breifly talk to Stu, who played an absolutely awesome and amazing solo(br)All in all,it was definitely the best live performance i have ever winessed, and believe me,i've seen some brilliant shows.(br)For those of you who may not have seen Joe live,just go.You will not be dissappointed.(br)Until next time,keep SURFING!

drboom Mon Jul 14 '08
Enmore Theatre
Sydney, NSW, AU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Jul 15 '08
3:28 pm

I was so happy that this was @ the enmore. Unbelievable performance, im still shaking from it. You can tell from the start to the finish that joe does this for his fans, it was the best gig i have ever seen in my life.

This was my first time seeing the great man live, im going back tommorow night. Best night ever thank you so much. i was in tears by the 3rd track.

aussie_dave Mon Jul 14 '08
Enmore Theatre
Sydney, NSW, AU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Jul 15 '08
8:57 am
Awesome! Great to see Joe add some old favourites to the set.

richjul2vai4
(Julie)
Sat Jul 12 '08
The Forum
Melbourne, , AU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Jul 26 '08
4:01 pm
Thanks to Jack once again with the Clue Joe laminates from Friday we were able to gain early entry for the Saturday gig. Raven, Iman and I and friends were front and centre once again. The crowd may have been half the capacity of Friday, but it seemed to be twice as loud. The support band Vanishing Point were great, although us at the front did have a chuckle to watch the lead singer constantly refer to his lyrics sheet. Joe was once again amazing, this guy runs around as if he is twenty years old. Stu's solo appeared to be longer Saturday, but again the show was perfect. Thankyou to the entire band for putting up with the camera going off every few seconds. We all got some really great shots. One of the funniest things we saw was on Friday when we were herded in like cattle to the foyer of the venue, Club Joe to one side everyone else on the other. Joe's guitar tech walked through tried to get inside showed his laminate and the security promptly told to line up with us. It was a lot funnier and the time :) Something I have realized is just like Steve Vai so many people have no idea who Joe Satriani is, but when you are at the gig. You meet like minded people who love to sit through (or stand) two hours plus of mostly instrumental guitar. We met Paul who from Adelaide had been to that show and now his mum had brought him to the two Melbourne gigs. (Contender for Mother of the Year!) The saddest part of the show was realizing we would not see Joe again for a really long time. Please come back soon, we miss you already :) Thanks to Joe, Jeff, Galan, Stu, Mick, Jack and everyone who helped bring Joe back to our great country. Cheers Julie

Sashie Sat Jul 12 '08
The Forum
Melbourne, , AU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Jul 14 '08
4:45 am
Amazing!!!!! Front row and in front of Joe's pedals on both Friday and Saturday nights....can't get better than that! The night was a mix of old and new, every track was played to perfection and then some. Hard to pick a favourate but I'm going to go with Cool #9 ... the whole place was rocking to the groove and cheering every time Joe changed tempo. You just do not know how good Joe is until you actually see him live. If you haven't got a ticket for an upcoming show ..... get one! Joe, please, please get to Melbourne again.

Dream 3
(jamie anderson)
Sat Jul 12 '08
The Forum
Melbourne, , AU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Jul 13 '08
8:28 am
Well back for the 2nd night top show thankyou Joe And the band and crew superb Thanks for the big hug Joe :) :) :) :)

Jayezon
(Jason Minos)
Fri Jul 11 '08
The Forum
Melbourne, , AU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Aug 12 '08
6:11 am

Absolutely amazing show. One I'll never forget. Being in the front row may have given it that extra something but there was no denying Joe's powerful performance. I certainly won't forget to mention the brilliant performances of the rest of the band. The guys ripped it up with all the latest goodies mixed with some old classics I haven't seen performed live for a long time. I have to say seeing "Always With Me, Always With You" being performed by the Master himself right in front of me had brought back the same strong emotions I felt the very first time I heard it playing on the radio just over 20 years ago. Such a beautiful song that's everlasting.

It was great meeting you Joe.

The Animator ;)

richjul2vai4
(Julie)
Fri Jul 11 '08
The Forum
Melbourne, , AU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Jul 26 '08
3:44 pm

Joe

Thankyou so much for coming back so soon to our wonderful city. We have to feel spoilt now Tour in 05, G3 in 06 and now back again! Club Joe was worth every cent. I am so glad so many of us had the opportunity to meet you. You are so nice, friendly and humble. It was also great to be in the standing room only venue before everyone else. To be front and centre next to my mate Raven and my new friend (Steve Vai lookalike) Iman was really special. The show was amazing. You are truly exceptional. Great to see Galan and Jeff and to see Stu Live for the first time ever. Although I would have loved to have heard you play If I could fly. I could not fault the show, that new track Ghost is a keeper for the next album. During the encore Iman and I got to watch the encore from the side of stage. That again was amazing. I must say though when you are in the crowd looking up at Joe you never realize how funny it looks until you are backstage watching everyone else. Thanks to Mick and Jack for organising Club Joe and thanks for picking me to see the encore backstage. Can't wait for the next show. :) Julie

roxyone
(greg nash)
Fri Jul 11 '08
The Forum
Melbourne, , AU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Jul 22 '08
9:16 pm
This was a fantastic show. The song choice was great, the energy was brilliant, the sound was excellent. The crowd was well behaved and attentive the the superb quality of the performance.The icing on the cake for me was meeting Joe before the show. I would highly recommend seeing Joe live. Excellent.

Cataclysm01
(Simon Willis)
Fri Jul 11 '08
The Forum
Melbourne, , AU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Jul 15 '08
5:05 am
Awesome as always! Great to see Stew Hamm play, unbelievable! Great to meet you Joe thanks for signing my guitar it looks fantastic and it was even better walking you back to the hotel !!! Not knocking the show at all but was a little dissapointed as we were standing front row right in front of the bass amps and it was difficult to hear the master playing. I couldn't hear your new song Ghost very well at all so I hope you realease it. I did get some great photos though! Can't wait for the next one.

sikobaby Fri Jul 11 '08
The Forum
Melbourne, , AU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Jul 13 '08
6:44 pm
My first front row experience and it was awesome. How great to see Joe's work that close up. Totally enjoyed the night. Can't wait until you come back again. I will be there for sure :-)

Dream 3
(jamie anderson)
Fri Jul 11 '08
The Forum
Melbourne, , AU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Jul 13 '08
8:25 am
The bloody best thing since sliced bread simple as that front row at satch cant beat that Thanks for a great night Joe ya buddy Jamie melb oz

ClaudeF
(Claude Feltrin)
Thu Jul 10 '08
Thebarton Theatre
Adelaide, SA, AU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Jul 13 '08
4:41 pm
Truly a wondrful gutarist best I,ve ever heard. Keep going joe.

MoonLover Thu Jul 10 '08
Thebarton Theatre
Adelaide, SA, AU
Rank: Posted:
Fri Jul 11 '08
4:01 am

I loved the Gig, Joe and his band where amazing so tight and also skilled impriovising. Joes playing was beyond my expectations. Trully profound, some of the notes joe played made my balls vibrate, it was profound.. Stu's bass was awsome. the whole band rocks.

I cant rememeber which song it was, as I was just to excited over all. . But it was the same seris of notes. the same notes and every time joe played those notes in the song, that riff etc, my balls fully vibrated and they also felt like they was humming.

So thats the first. never before has any guitarist made my balls vibrate. now I will be searching my gutair neck for the secret ball humming series of notes.

So hey I can honestly say. Joes your playing makes my balls vibrate.

Please come back to Adelaide soon Joe. much respect and Love.

EchoRob Thu Jul 10 '08
Thebarton Theatre
Adelaide, SA, AU
Rank: 1 Posted:
Fri Jul 11 '08
2:19 am
The Sound was Horrible was far too loud and the mix was pathetic you could barley hear joes guitar

Mike Chartres
(Mike Chartres)
Thu Jul 10 '08
Thebarton Theatre
Adelaide, SA, AU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Jul 11 '08
12:37 pm
Great concert! The set offered a broad range of works from the earliest Joe to now, with Ghost being the most unusual. Again Joe and his guests offered and energetic and masterly performance. Joe showed is still a true master and pushes the boundaries with Stuart, Jeff and Galen ensuring a crisp and creative performance. Some great improvisations with intros to familiar tunes like Cool #9. I know that Joe often plays to much larger audiences than a smaller city like Adelaide can muster but again the appreciative audience demonstrated their dedicated following. It was nearly a decade between Joe's 1st and 2nd visit and I'm pleased that outside of the great G3 concert, the time between 2nd and 3rd concerts has been much less than this. Looking forward to your next visit!

BigBunny Tue Jul 08 '08
Metropolis Fremantle
Fremantle, WA, AU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Jul 11 '08
1:33 am
3rd time that i've seen Joe live...this time i was right on the barrier Joes side O_o oooo seeing/hearing Satch Live is the best!! my top 2 shows are now both Satch gigs...the Freo 2008 gig and G3 2006. only reason 2005 isn't there is because i had a carp spot :/ thank you for returning to Perth Joe, Jeff, Galen and Stu! I hope you get yourself some nice REDs while you are here :P 'Time Machine' live AWESOME!! and from the new album i really enjoyed 'Overdriver' >=:o) seeing how you play that, with the pick scratching on the strings at the bottom. whatever it is you do, Joe you hit us for 6 that night!! hoping you return in 2010 perhaps?

rio_perros Fri Jun 13 '08
Paradiso
Amsterdam, , NL
Rank: 10 Posted:
Mon Apr 20 '09
7:15 pm
Fantastic show in Holland; The Paradiso, "Rocked."

bgroothuizen Fri Jun 13 '08
Paradiso
Amsterdam, , NL
Rank: Posted:
Thu Jun 19 '08
7:52 am
Its true the music was very loud, I think its cause of the opening act. The previous show I went to had perfect sound!
Nevertheless it was an awesome event and most people enjoyed themselves!
Next time, Im gonna be there early!

dutchblues Fri Jun 13 '08
Paradiso
Amsterdam, , NL
Rank: 6 Posted:
Mon Jun 16 '08
9:37 am

Like Arjan Huisintveld, this was my third concert of Joe, and just like Arjan i had problems with the sound during the concert (didn't see Steve Fister). I have seen a lot of concerts (also in Paradiso), but it's sad to say that the sound this time ruined almost my whole evening. In other reviews from this tour there are also some complaintes about the sound, but during these concerst it improved during the set and i can't say that it improved during this night. I didn't leave the venue, because it's real fun to see Joe and his band perform. Hope the next time you play here Joe that i leave the concert in a positive way.

Edit: Earplugs wouldn't help this concert Morisson. Loud is no problem, but the sound quality was terrible.

Morisson Fri Jun 13 '08
Paradiso
Amsterdam, , NL
Rank: 8 Posted:
Mon Jun 16 '08
1:08 am

Great to see Joe for the second time this tour (I also went to the Tilburg Gig)!

Paradiso is a great place to see bands, and Joe wasn't an exception. Me and an friend went up the first balcony (Joe's side) and enjoyed the band up close. Luckily Joe is standing more to the middle of the stage on this tour, so we had a good view on his hands.

The gig was loud, but nothing my earplugs couldn't handle (kids, ALWAYS BRING EARPLUGS!). The band was into it and improvised more than on the Tilburg gig, which I really liked. We screamed and yelled as much as we could (which the band seemed to enjoy).

Again a great Stu solo and of course GHOST.

Overall a great gig.

P.s.:

Stu, We got the picks.

clio
(Dolf Jans)
Fri Jun 13 '08
Paradiso
Amsterdam, , NL
Rank: 2 Posted:
Mon Jun 16 '08
12:36 pm
Sad, sad, sad. Since Live in San Francisco is my favorite DVD I was looking forward to see Joe live for the first time. Well, i saw him but did not hear him ! It was one big noise in which Joe's playing drowned completly. It was that bad that I felt sick after a half an hour and my son still has a earpain. We left the place after an hour. I have been to hundreds of blues, rock and jazz concerts but this one comes close to producing the worst sound ever. Frankly I think it's a disgrace after paying so much money. A rip off.

BillyOcean
(Arjan Huisintveld)
Fri Jun 13 '08
Paradiso
Amsterdam, , NL
Rank: 4 Posted:
Sat Jun 14 '08
3:19 am
My third concert of Joe... I don't know what happened but during the Steve Fister band something went terribly wrong.. :( My ears hurt like hell..! Was it me or was Steve Fister a bit loud..? Maybe it was because I stood a meter away form the stage and right in front of his amp but my ears just shut down and when I walked all the way to the back during Joe's first song it was still very painfull.. :( After song number six I left the paradiso... Don't know what happened there, I've been to a lot of rock concerts but this time my ears couldn't take it...

marcow_nl
(Marco Witkamp)
Fri Jun 13 '08
Paradiso
Amsterdam, , NL
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Jun 14 '08
2:35 am
I was there with my girlfriend and as all the shows before we've visited the last 19 years this was an amazing one again. It is always good to see the Master at work, and he keeps amazing us. The show had all the good, new songs, old song, rocking! Of course the crowd chant was amazing and fun. Joe put on an orange wig again (as he did in 2006 during the EK football) and Stu did a very great solo-act. It is good to see that Stu still plays with Joe since so many years.
Also i was so lucky to be the winner of the After-Show pass!!!! and we got to meet Joe in person back-stage after the show. That was really a moment to remember for the rest of our lives! After being a fan over 19 years, this is an experience you cannot describe! Thank you Galen for this opportunity and thanks Joe, band and crew for the great show.

Pim1991
(Pim de Jong)
Fri Jun 13 '08
Paradiso
Amsterdam, , NL
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Jun 14 '08
12:35 pm

Hey!!

I was there, all alone, 16 years old.... (aaahhh), because no one wanted to come with me (i wonder why)! I just ran in, right to the stage! So, there i was, right in front of your Wah! What happend then, is something i cant describe, it was absolutely AMAZING!! I dont know what else to say,..... Because i have no words for it! When you did One Big Rush, i couldnt stop smiling! This was my first time at one of your concerts, so it was probably even better. I hope you come back soon,I'll be there!

Pim

joes11
(Joe S)
Thu Jun 12 '08
Rijnhal
Arnhem, , NL
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Jun 15 '08
1:32 pm

Great performance and I happend to be there just in time to she hear and feel the experience of the professor ;)

Greetz Joe..

plues
(peter lorenz)
Thu Jun 12 '08
Rijnhal
Arnhem, , NL
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Jun 13 '08
6:47 am
great show ! front row ! joe in front of me most off the time ! fantastic !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this was my fourth show from this tour and joe is still burning !!!!!!!!!! thanks joe and your great band for a great night ! cant wait to see the dvd !!!!!

giacomob
(Giacomo Brunoro)
Wed Jun 11 '08
Live Club
Milan, , IT
Rank: 9 Posted:
Sat Jun 21 '08
11:35 am
Great concert: the way joe playd was amazing, and his sound was incredibile. Thank Joe, I hope to see another concert soon!

oleaa Wed Jun 11 '08
Live Club
Milan, , IT
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Jun 12 '08
2:13 pm
Thanks for an extraordinary concert!

LauraFirey
(Laura Pozzi)
Wed Jun 11 '08
Live Club
Milan, , IT
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Jun 12 '08
12:29 pm
A wonderful concert! Thank you Joe! PS: I hope you received my letter! ;)

MaRcO7
(Marco)
Wed Jun 11 '08
Live Club
Milan, , IT
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Jun 12 '08
7:57 am

It was an A M A Z I N G show!! Joe and the band was on fire!! The setlist was fantastic, good choice for Cryin' and Time machine and Andalusia live version was pretty cool! And what a surprise about the end with Going down!! Thanks Joe for signing my cd and Jeff for the photo with me! You are very funny and friendly :)

I will not forget this concert for the rest of my life!! JOE you and your music are the best!!!!!!!!!

maurizio m
(maurizio mensa)
Wed Jun 11 '08
Live Club
Milan, , IT
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Jun 12 '08
2:13 am
Absolutely amazing! The show was great, 2 hours of beautiful music!! Joe is the best!!

forchia
(Tomaso Forchiassin)
Tue Jun 10 '08
Villa Manin
Udine, , IT
Rank: 8 Posted:
Sat Jun 21 '08
2:40 pm

Well, what can I say: to whom that don't know the place, Villa Manin is really an astonishing venue! It's an historical mansion, with a big meadow where was installed the stage. Everything was lit up with spotlights and colourful lights, so the atmosphere was also quite magic.

Joe was really on that night, the performance was really incredible. Remarkable versions of "Alway With you, Always With Me" and "Cryin'", although all the setlist was really cool.

Remarkable was also the solo played by Stu, absolutely incredible. Audience was surpringly mixed: many young girls (I didn't expected that much!!!), and also many middle-age couples. along with me and my friends there were also many young teens boys and girls (17-18YO), so in the end that give a good idea of the vastity of audience that the great Joe can gather.

It was a great evening indeed, really worth the ticket price!!!

gufastro
(Kristhian Mason)
Tue Jun 10 '08
Villa Manin
Udine, , IT
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun Jun 15 '08
9:20 am

This was my fourth Satch concert, and believe me when I say it was one I will never forget in my life!

I arrived at 3 pm determined to gain the first row in front of the stage to be right in front of God and I couldn't believe there were no gates for the tickets... too easy to be true! The dream lasted one hour, until the security told to all the people to move away and to wait behind the gates they were adjusting!

While moving I met Jeff Campitelli and had the chance to remember with him our previous encounter at the aftershow in Milan 2006. He's really a nice guy, and it was very easy to talk with him. THANK YOU!!

At the gates I found Bruno, a friend coming from Torino. He gave me the aftershow ticket for Milan 2006... one of the unforgettable things in life!

Our friends MaxJoeMaro (the twin brother of Satch) and Tommaso (both also in Milan!) joined us and Bruno did a hat trick: he won again the aftershow pass!!!! You're really, really a lucky man!! Unfortunately he could bring only one more person with him and it was obvious to all of us it had to be Max... who else? I met Jeff just a couple of hours before, so I already had my piece of paradise for that day!

The show begun, we were all in the front rows... I just wanna rock! Rivers of notes flooded our ears, amazing as all the other Satch gigs I witnessed. The concert was perfect: sound, volume, the band in perfect shape, a beautiful place, the weather giving us a sunny day after days of rain! One couldn't want more from life! The end of the show... and one more surprise: Max told me I was the one to go with Bruno to the aftershow! Belive me my superfriend, I don't know if you're crazy or not, but I absolutely love you!!!!! Galen told the winners (sorry, I can remember only ggsxr1000 because of our common passion for motorbikes) to join the band. Joe, Galen and Stu were the first to arrive, Jeff came moments later and we all took our photos and autographs, had a talk with this incredible band! Time passed quickly and we had to go home, letting our heroes to their well earned rest. Thank you all, Joe, Stu, Jeff, Galen and my two superfriends Bruno and Max! You all made this day unforgettable.

Now I only wait for the next concert... Maybe there will be a third close encounter... who knows? Sometimes dreams come true!

P.S: You can find the photos on my website http://gufastro.free.fr more photos by ggsxr1000 at http://www.ggsxr.net

Gufastro (Udine) http://gufastro.free.fr

PeterBiro
(Peter Biro)
Tue Jun 10 '08
Villa Manin
Udine, , IT
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Jun 13 '08
1:38 pm

Well, this was outstanding. I saw Joe' s live concert several times, G3 included. If he is in this region, I go. To Codroipo I drove all together 1400 kms to see him again. Boy, it's worth every sec. This was the best one for me up till now.

It is always a great pleasure to see him from close, the way he plays. Thanx for the unforgettable experience!

Teo Garden
Tue Jun 10 '08
Villa Manin
Udine, , IT
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Jun 12 '08
1:50 am
Absolutely an amazing night! I've talked to Joe when he was filming for the podcasting (I suppose). Not only a great musician...The concert was outstanding, the crew excellent (Stu a real actor on the stage with the solo!) and the most important songs appears magically: Always with you always with me, Cryin, Surfing with the alien, Summer Song, Flying in a blue dream, Ice 9, Mystical Potato and also One Big Rush. Incredible...we were like Ghosts around his guitar! Grazie Giuseppe Satriani....

maromax
(Dalle Cort Massimo)
Tue Jun 10 '08
Villa Manin
Udine, , IT
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Jun 11 '08
10:30 pm
It was my second JS live concert and it was such amazing! Everything was perfect and the guys were superb on the stage. Wonderful to hear new songs and olds...Unforgettable day with guitar master Joe Satriani We just wanna rock Thank you Joe...thnak you guys for a fantastic night!!! Max (Udine)

krotokrot
(Denis Pankratov)
Sun Jun 08 '08
B1 Maximum Club
Moscow, , RU
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed May 22 '13
6:06 am
Very very cool show!

tetovo
(Ivica Stevcevski)
Fri Jun 06 '08
Sweden Rock Festival
Solvesborg, , SE
Rank: 9 Posted:
Sat Jun 07 '08
7:54 am
I saw the concert in Copenhagen the night before and i was very excited to see him on Sweden Rock Festival and he didn´t dissapoint me. He was really on fire, and kicked ass with the great setlist. Many people around me who haven´t seen Joe in action before were amazed and many jaws dropped when he hit those great legato runs, including my wive. The only nagative was that it lasted only for one hour, and i was really sad when it was over. Can´t wait to see him again in the near future. Rock on!

Nymand
(Thomas Nymand Nielsen)
Thu Jun 05 '08
Amager Bio
Copenhagen, , DK
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Jun 10 '08
6:40 am

This was the first time I saw Joe, and it surely wont be the last!

Steve Fister did a very good job I think. I liked his music, and the sound was good. Then Joe came on stage and started playing I Just Wanna Rock, and it was just amazing! The whole show was amazing. I cant really compare it to anything, since this was the first time i saw him - all I can say is that it really rocked! Only bad thing was the guy who has been mentioned who had this question for Joe. He was taken away be the security though :)

Joe, you and the band rocked, and i'll sure be there next time :D

Thomas

Kenneth Bakon
(Kenneth Banke Kondrup)
Thu Jun 05 '08
Amager Bio
Copenhagen, , DK
Rank: 9 Posted:
Mon Jun 09 '08
6:17 am
Fantastic. I loved it. This is the second time I saw Joe at concert. I was really close to the scene and in the middle, so I got some absolutely amazing photos of Joe and the band. Like another fan pointed out, there were some guys in the beginning who ruined it a little. (I think they were at bit drunk). I even recorded one of the guys on camera. He was the one who wanted to ask Joe a question, but just kept saying "Denmark loves you". Remember? So should any one be interested in re-experiencing that moment, I´m sure we can work that out. I´m not musician my self, so I can´t really comment on the quality of sound in details. But to me at sounded great. I think the setlist was great and Joe and the band played great also. So no complaints from me. I loved it. And to top it off, he recorded us for the video-dairy after the last song. To Joe: It was great seeing you again. Hope to see you again soon. Have a great tour.

XLNC
(shoaib younossi)
Thu Jun 05 '08
Amager Bio
Copenhagen, , DK
Rank: 6 Posted:
Sun Jun 08 '08
4:19 am

i have always rated joe's concert 10, but this time i am very disoppointed. not because joe and company performed badly but because the sound quality lets say sound management was very poor. like always i was right in the front row. what i think is joe's guitar was too loud, one could hardly hear what the rest of the band is playing. steve fister sounded much much better. one of the reason why i have rated the show 6 is right next to me there were few junkies who really ruined the show for me and lots of other.

the song list was not that good. concert started with i just wanna rock, the rest of the songs were: anadulisia, revelation, out of the sunrise, overdriver, didlee-ya-doo, satch boogie, always with me, surfing, time machine, cool # 9, ice 9, mystical, crying, one big rush, super colossal, crowd chant, flying in a blue dream, summer song. i think i have mentioned all the songs.

please comment on my reviews if anyone agree or disagree with me.

well satch hope to see you very soon once again in copenhagen with better sound like your previous shows.

Batlan Thu Jun 05 '08
Amager Bio
Copenhagen, , DK
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Jun 07 '08
8:16 am

My first show, and it was the best concert i've ever been to..

There was a great mix of old and new songs, when the show started with " I just wanna rock" I got the chills, it was just so cool

But I kind a lost track of every song, so do someone know what the correct setlist was??

macedk Thu Jun 05 '08
Amager Bio
Copenhagen, , DK
Rank: 9 Posted:
Fri Jun 06 '08
3:49 pm

This concert was great :)

In the start of the concert the drums where so loud that joe's sound was low......that was corrected fast hehe.

"Out of the sun" was really great and sounded awesome.

Joe played "timemachine" and i hadn't heard that one in a long time :)

Danish crowd was in watching mode during the first hour or so :(

Stuuuu....says it all i think :)

To Joe : Very nice to meet you and thanks for the talk about my surfing with the alien shirt :) Too bad that you are not allowed to make them any more...:( Thanks for the picture as well :) I forgot to ask you for a pick hehe typical when you are face to face i guess :).

Again thank you so much for the concert and meet and greet :)

Keep Rock'in

Ravendk

satrinicious
(Lea Nielsen)
Thu Jun 05 '08
Amager Bio
Copenhagen, , DK
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Jun 06 '08
6:47 am

Jeff Campitelli!....You are absolutely by far my favourite drummer in the whole wide world! I asked for a drum solo and I GOT it!!...I couldn´t believe it! - You definitely surprised me right there, because I never expected you to actually do it! And knowing that it´s not really your "cup of tea" to do drumsolos I´m an even bigger fan now!! And thanks for the stick... - you are such a sweet man!!

And Joe!... I just can´t get enough of your divinely, heavenly, freakingly, fantastically, strangely beautiful music!! And watching you feel your way through the songs on stage is truly an out-of-this-world-experience!!

I caught Jeff and Galen before the sound check and they remembered me from the Hyde Street-Surfing-Show back in August (Jeff even called me "The Traveller" - that´s the title of one of my favourite satch-songs too!!) and I was just about to start giggling like some teenager, which I´m not (but you guys make me feel like one!) - But I´m glad you all remember me because this is all the reason why I WILL KEEP COMING BACK!!

A good thing also is that we can now get t-shirts in womens sizes too with a more feminine look. My t-shirts from previous tours are way too big for me and I only use them to either sleep in or for my workouts - but my new red hot satchafunkilus t-shirt I will actually wear in public!! - .....Cool!!

The only downer was this moron in the crowd who was on something and kept yelling at Joe that he had a question for him. Joe was kind enough to stop the show to answer his question and this jerk was too high to even be able to formulate the question. All he did was harass all of us in front of him, but we called security and had him removed. I have one advice for you bro: Stay off drugs or stay off the Satriani-Tour!!

Lots of love to all of you and I´ll definitely see you again somewhere, sometime on this beautiful planet of ours!.....I´ll be going to the US some time this Fall, soooo who knows....??!!

And this drumsolo just keeps coming back to me.....Jeff, you made my day!!

chop1n Tue Jun 03 '08
T-Mobile Arena
Prague, , CZ
Rank: 10 Posted:
Fri Jun 13 '08
2:15 am
The show was a blast! Joe, Stu (great solo), Galen and Jeff were really rocking the crowd. The setlist was great, I especially liked Satch Boogie, Ghost and One Big Rush.